• New Jersey Jul 4, 2019

    NJ Judge Blasted for Not Wanting to Give Harsh Punishment to Alleged Teen Rapist from ‘Good Family'

    Two New Jersey judges have come under fire for their handling of rape cases, one for asking whether a 16-year-old Eagle Scout “from a good family” should face serious consequences over a video-recorded assault on an intoxicated teenager.

  • California Jun 3, 2019

    New York Man Sentenced for Threats to Senators Over Kavanaugh Vote

    A New York man has been sentenced to 18 months in prison for threatening to kill two senators who supported Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation to the U.S. Supreme Court.

  • NBC May 31, 2019

    Ellen DeGeneres' Mom Breaks Silence on Daughter's Sexual Abuse Claims: ‘I Live With That Regret'

    Betty DeGeneres, the mother of Ellen DeGeneres, is speaking out for the first time about her daughter’s claim that Betty did not believe her when Ellen said she was sexually assaulted by her late stepfather as a teen. Ellen reveals details of the abuse and how it has affected her relationship with her mother in an emotional interview with David...

  • California Feb 6, 2019

    Fairfax's Accuser Goes Public, Hires Christine Blasey Ford's Legal Team

    The woman accusing Democratic Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax of sexual assault 15 years ago has hired Christine Blasey Ford’s legal team to represent her, NBC News reported. Vanessa Tyson, an associate professor of politics at Scripps College in California who is currently on leave, has accused Fairfax of sexual assault in a hotel room at the 2004 Democratic National...

  • Donald Trump Feb 5, 2019

    Trump Judicial Pick: ‘I Cringe' at Past Remarks on Date Rape

    President Donald Trump’s nominee to replace Brett Kavanaugh on a high-profile appeals court said Tuesday she cringes at some of the language she used as a college student in writing about sexual assault, race and equal rights for women. Neomi Rao told the Senate Judiciary Committee that writings in which she criticized affirmative action and suggested that intoxicated women were...

  • NBC Jan 8, 2019

    'Surviving R. Kelly' Docuseries Followed by 20 Percent Surge Sexual-Assault Hotline Calls

    The “Surviving R. Kelly” docuseries led to a surge in calls to one of the nation’s leading sexual-assault hotlines. As the six-part series, which chronicles decades of the singer’s alleged sexual misconduct, aired on the Lifetime network from Thursday through Saturday, the hotline received 20 percent more calls than the prior week, according to the Rape, Abuse and Incest National...

  • Donald Trump Dec 29, 2018

    Supreme Court Keeps a Lower Profile, But for How Long?

    The Supreme Court began its term with the tumultuous confirmation of Justice Brett Kavanaugh, followed by a studied avoidance of drama on the high court bench — especially anything that would divide the five conservatives and four liberals. The justices have been unusually solicitous of each other in the courtroom since Kavanaugh’s confirmation, and several have voiced concern that the...

  • actress Dec 13, 2018

    Hurricane Florence, Anthony Bourdain Among 2018's Most Googled Topics

    It’s been an overall pretty rough year for the United States, if 2018’s top Google searches are anything to go by. The county’s top searches this year covered everything from destructive hurricanes to celebrity deaths to mass shootings. Many of this year’s most googled topics in the United States were also reflected in the year’s most searched topics...

  • Donald Trump Dec 10, 2018

    Check Out Time's 2018 Person of the Year Shortlist

    President Donald Trump made the shortlist again for Time Magazine’s Person of the Year, which includes two other world leaders, a university professor, families torn apart and American royalty. Trump was named Time’s Person of the Year in 2016 and a runner-up in 2017. Each year, Time picks the person, group or concept that has most influenced the news and...

  • attorney Oct 24, 2018

    A Year Into #MeToo, What's Next For the Movement?

    By the end of her impassioned speech last week in front of a crowded hotel ballroom, Alyssa Milano was choking back tears. The words “Me Too,” the actress and activist told her audience, would continue to ring out as long as society needed them, “reverberating off every closed door, bouncing off every glass ceiling.” “This movement is not going anywhere,”...

  • Donald Trump Oct 19, 2018

    Poll: Just 1 in 4 Thinks Kavanaugh Told Entire Truth

    Just 1 in 4 people thinks Brett Kavanaugh was completely honest when as a Supreme Court nominee he gave sworn testimony to the Senate Judiciary Committee last month, with Republicans and Democrats holding starkly distinct opinions of his credibility, according to a poll released Friday. The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research survey also found that the public holds...

  • Donald Trump Oct 15, 2018

    Trump: Mockery of Kavanaugh Accuser Got Him Confirmed

    President Donald Trump defended his widely criticized mocking of Christine Blasey Ford, who accused Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault, in an interview on “60 Minutes” Sunday, NBC News reported. “If I had not made that speech, we would not have won,” he said. The Senate narrowly confirmed Kavanaugh to the court last week after an extraordinarily bitter...

  • Donald Trump Oct 14, 2018

    Trump Praises McConnell's Role in Battle Over Kavanaugh

    President Donald Trump heaped praise Saturday on Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, crediting the veteran Kentucky lawmaker’s political toughness and acumen during the ugly battle that concluded with Brett Kavanaugh becoming a Supreme Court justice. “He’s Kentucky tough,” Trump declared. Kavanaugh took his seat on the high court this week after overcoming allegations of sexual misconduct dating to his high...

  • Donald Trump Oct 27, 2018

    GOP Decries Dems' ‘Mob Rule,' Flipping the Script

    President Donald Trump and Senate Republicans are forecasting nightmarish Democratic “mob rule” to amp up GOP voters for next month’s critical midterm elections, flipping the script from complaints that it’s Trump and the tea party movement who’ve boosted rowdy and divisive tactics to dangerous levels. Less than a month from voting in which GOP control of Congress is dangling precariously,...

  • Congress Oct 11, 2018

    FBI Went Through ‘Usual Process' in Kavanaugh Probe: Wray

    FBI Director Christopher Wray on Wednesday said the FBI went through the “usual process” in its supplemental probe of Brett Kavanaugh. Wray made his first public comments on the case before a Senate committee.

  • Donald Trump Oct 9, 2018

    4 Weeks Out, Kavanaugh a Flashpoint in Race to Define Elections

    Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation to the Supreme Court fired the starting pistol for the final sprint to Election Day, with control of the House and Senate at stake. The nation’s reckoning with power and who to believe about sexual misconduct has generated a new anger factor among the electorate and made the Nov. 6 balloting a referendum on more than President...

  • Donald Trump Oct 9, 2018

    Kavanaugh Was ‘Proven Innocent,' Trump Says

    At a White House event Monday, President Donald Trump said Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh was “proven innocent” before ascending to the high court.

  • Donald Trump Oct 8, 2018

    Trump: Kavanaugh ‘Caught Up in a Hoax'

    President Donald Trump said Monday that new Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, who was confirmed after facing allegations of sexual misconduct, was “caught up in a hoax that was set up by the Democrats.”

  • Donald Trump Oct 10, 2018

    Kavanaugh Fight Sharpens the Stakes for Midterms: Analysis

    The bitter battle over Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court has exacerbated the nation’s political divide and left many Americans emotionally raw. It’s also given new definition to the high stakes of November’s election. Until now, the fight for control of Congress has largely been viewed as a referendum on President Donald Trump’s first two years in office. But...

  • Senate Oct 6, 2018

    Demonstrators Flock to DC Amid Kavanaugh Confirmation Vote

    Demonstrators flocked to the nation’s capital Saturday amid the Senate’s highly anticipated confirmation vote on Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh, with 164 people being arrested for unlawful demonstrations. Hundreds of people gathered in front of the Capitol and Supreme Court buildings to protest Kavanaugh’s confirmation. Many pumped their fists and carried signs, including ones that read “Believe Women,” “Believe...

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