Hirono: Kavanaugh Can’t be Fair Because of ‘Ideological Agenda’
Democrat Sen. Mazie Hirono told CNN’s State of the Union Sunday that Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s “outcome-driven” conservative judicial philosophy directly undermines the credibility of his denials that he sexually assaulted California professor Christine Ford at a house party 36 years ago.
“His credibility is already very questionable in my mind,” said Hirono. “When I say that he’s very outcome-driven, he has an ideological agenda, and I can sit here and talk to you about some of the cases that exemplify his, in my view, inability to be fair.” She cited his being “very much against women’s reproductive choice” as one of “many indications of lack of credibility.”
Ellison Says Domestic Abuse Accuser Fabricated Story
U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison pushed back Friday against allegations of domestic abuse, saying his accuser fabricated the story about him.
In a televised debate for the Minnesota attorney general’s position, the Democrat also dismissed a medical record that named him as the abuser, but said he can’t be sure more people won’t “cook up” allegations against him “in this political environment.”
His Republican opponent shot back, saying “two credible, strong allegations of domestic abuse is enough… There’s documentary evidence. We have a medical record where we have [ex-girlfriend Karen] Monahan reported to her doctor the abuse that was going on,” he added.
Michael Moore Anti-Trump Doc Bombs on Opening Weekend
Documentary filmmaker Michael Moore‘s latest movie opened to box office disaster over its first weekend, raking in an unimpressive $3.1 million.
Fahrenheit 11/9, which sought to do to President Trump what his 2004 documentary Fahrenheit 9/11 did to President George W. Bush following the 9/11 attacks in 2001, took in $3.1 million in 1,719 cinemas — better than the average documentary but a fraction of the $23.9 million opening of Moore’s earlier effort. Fahrenheit 9/11 went on to bring in a documentary record-setting $222.4 million worldwide.
Moore has declared that he would leave the country to avoid any “persecution” from Trump over the film.
Schumer, Feinstein Want FBI Investigation of Kavanaugh Allegations
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., and Judiciary Committee ranking member Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., wrote a letter to President Trump urging him to direct the FBI to investigate sexual assault allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.
“The FBI’s involvement is required in order to identify and interview all witnesses, review documentary evidence, and provide its report to the Senate,” Schumer and Feinstein wrote. “It is not the FBI’s job to determine credibility, but it is the FBI’s job to gather facts. Regrettably, however, the FBI has thus far failed to act.”
Hamas Says Ceasefire Talks With Israel Halted, Protests to Escalate
Gaza’s Hamas rulers said on Sunday that their indirect negotiations to reach a long-term ceasefire agreement with Israel have halted and promised to step up the violent protests along the border.
Hamas had been negotiating with Israel through Egyptian and UN mediators to pacify the tense border in exchange for easing restrictions on Gaza. But the efforts floundered as differences compounded between Hamas and its West Bank rival Fatah, who opposed the deal.
In the wake of the announcement, more than a thousand Gazans gathered at the border for a rare night-time protest, burning tires and clashing with IDF troops. The Hamas-run Gaza Health Ministry said one person was killed and 11 injured by IDF fire.
Ben & Jerry Team Up to Promote Leftist Democrats
The founders of the Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream Company, Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield, have announced that they are collaborating with MoveOn.org to initiate a “Take Back Congress” contest wherein participants are invited to suggest creative names for new ice-cream flavors to promote the congressional campaigns of seven leftist Democrats who are running in the upcoming midterm elections.
Those seven candidates are Democratic House challengers Jess King, Lauren Underwood, Aftab Pureval, J.D Scholten, Ammar Campa Najjar, Stephany Rose Spaulding, and James Thompson. In a press release announcing the contest, Cohen and Greenfield said: “We need a Democratic majority to check President Trump’s unrestrained power.”