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New Kavanaugh allegation unlikely to prompt impeachment

New Kavanaugh allegation unlikely to prompt impeachmentAs several Democratic presidential candidates called for the impeachment of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, newly disclosed allegations are reviving questions about the rush to confirm President Donald Trump’s nominee at the height of the #MeToo movement. The Senate confirmed Kavanaugh last October after emotional, widely watched hearings over an allegation of a sexual assault from his high school years. The vote provided a signature achievement for Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, fulfilling a long-held Republican desire to pack the Supreme Court and much of the federal judiciary with conservatives.



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Trump misspells libel in furious outburst over new Brett Kavanaugh sexual assault allegation

Trump misspells libel in furious outburst over new Brett Kavanaugh sexual assault allegationDonald Trump has suggested Brett Kavanaugh sue for "liable" — meaning to say "libel" — after a fresh sexual assault allegation was raised against the Supreme Court justice in the New York Times.In a series of tweets, Mr Trump accused Democrats and the news media of working to intimidate Mr Kavanaugh with the new allegation, which comes less than a year after similar claims were made during his Senate confirmation hearings.



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Sorry, Al Franken: 7 senators regret pushing Franken to resign, as new reporting casts doubt on key allegation

Sorry, Al Franken: 7 senators regret pushing Franken to resign, as new reporting casts doubt on key allegationSeven of former Sen. Al Franken's Democratic colleagues now say they regret calling on him to resign in 2017 before a full investigation was completed.



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Are we bored with rape? I hope not. Jean Carroll's Trump allegation deserves attention.

Are we bored with rape? I hope not. Jean Carroll's Trump allegation deserves attention.'Joe Biden accused of standing too close' is apparently a way bigger story than 'Donald Trump accused of raping a public person in a public place.'



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How the 2020 presidential candidates responded to misconduct allegation against Joe Biden

How the 2020 presidential candidates responded to misconduct allegation against Joe BidenIn the #MeToo era, Democratic contenders have indicated that Joe Biden – who leads in most polling – won't have easily put the allegation behind him.



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After Joe Biden kissing allegation, 2020 candidates weigh whether he should enter race

After Joe Biden kissing allegation, 2020 candidates weigh whether he should enter race"I believe Lucy Flores," Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren said. "And Joe Biden needs to give an answer."



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Joe Biden accused of kissing former Nevada lawmaker, an allegation he doesn't recall

Joe Biden accused of kissing former Nevada lawmaker, an allegation he doesn't recallJoe Biden’s spokesman said Friday that the former vice president does not recall kissing Nevada political candidate Lucy Flores on the back of her head during a 2014 event.



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Iran rejects anti-Semitism allegation by Pence

Iran rejects anti-Semitism allegation by PenceIran on Saturday rejected accusations of anti-Semitism leveled against it by U.S. Vice President Mike Pence, saying it respected Judaism but opposed Israel, which Tehran said was acting like a “killing machine against the Palestinians”. Pence accused Iran of Nazi-like anti-Semitism on Friday after visiting the Auschwitz concentration camp in Poland, maintaining his harsh rhetoric just a day after attacking European powers for trying to undermine U.S. sanctions on the Islamic Republic. “Iran’s historic and cultural record of coexistence and respect for divine religions, particularly Judaism, is recorded in reliable historic documents of various nations,” Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qasemi said.



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Virginia lieutenant governor denies second sexual assault allegation

Virginia lieutenant governor denies second sexual assault allegationThe firm, New Jersey-based Smith Mullin, said Watson was “not seeking any financial damages,” and said her attorneys had notified Fairfax through his lawyers “that Ms. Watson hopes he will resign from public office.” The latest accusation deepened a political crisis in Virginia that began with the revelation last Friday that Northam’s medical school yearbook page contained a racist photo, followed by admissions from Northam and the state’s attorney general, Mark Herring, that each had darkened their faces to imitate black performers in separate incidents during the 1980s. Should all three men be forced to resign, Democrats would lose the governorship to the state’s Republican speaker of the House of Delegates, who is third in the line of succession, after Fairfax and Herring.



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Sara Netanyahu grilled on new fraud allegation

Sara Netanyahu grilled on new fraud allegationPolice questioned Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s wife Sara on Friday, her lawyer said, with media saying it was over new suspicions of fraudulently misusing public funds. Public radio said that Sara Netanyahu arrived at the headquarters of the National Fraud Squad, near Tel Aviv, late in the morning. There was no immediate confirmation from police, who have issued statements on previous interrogations of the Netanyahus on a raft of different graft allegations.



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