Ian Mason

Ian Mason

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Anthony Weiner to Get Early Release in May

Anthony Weiner, the New York Democrat brought low by a succession of sex-soaked scandals, is set to get an early release from the prison sentence he earned for the last and most serious of them, “sexting” a 15-year-old girl in North Carolina.

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Anti-Kavanaugh Activists Fail to Disrupt Final Vote

Protesters in the Senate gallery Saturday repeatedly attempted to illegally interrupt proceedings as senators voted to make Brett Kavanaugh the next Associate Justice of the Supreme Court.

Protesters opposed to Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh stand quietly with fists raised in the Hart Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., on Sept. 24, 2018.

Leftists Confront Sex Assault Survivor Who Supports Kavanaugh

Annabelle Rutledge of the conservative Christian group Concerned Women for America came to Sen. Susan Collins’s (R-ME) office Friday to tell her story of sexual assault in the hours before the key Senator announced her decision with regard to Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation.

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Susan Collins Announces She Will Vote to Confirm Brett Kavanaugh

Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME), the crucial outstanding vote to confirm Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, delivered an extended defense of his record on the Senate floor Friday afternoon as she announced her intention to vote for his confirmation.

WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 05: Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) walks out of the carriage entrance of the U.S. Capitol after announcing that she would vote yes on the nomination of Supreme Court Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court, at the U.S. Capitol, October 5, 2018 in Washington, DC. …

Heidi Heitkamp Will Vote Against Kavanaugh

Sen. Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND), trailing by double digits in her reelection campaign, revealed Thursday she will not join Republicans in voting to confirm Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court.

Sen. Heidi Heitkamp's announcement leaves Sen. Joe Manchin as the only remaining undecided Democrat on Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court nomination as it nears a pivotal Friday test vote.

Senate GOP Takes Steps to Prevent Brett Kavanaugh Report Leaks

The FBI’s seventh background investigation of Judge Brett Kavanaugh is reportedly slated to be released to senators’ eyes only on Thursday morning. On Wednesday, Republicans laid out a tightly choreographed process to keep it confidential.

UNITED STATES - SEPTEMBER 27: Judge Brett Kavanaugh testifies during the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on his nomination be an associate justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, focusing on allegations of sexual assault by Kavanaugh against Christine Blasey Ford in the early 1980s.

Ex-Boyfriend Says Dr. Ford Coached Friend for Polygraph, Had No Fear of Flying

A man who dated Brett Kavanaugh’s primary accuser, Christine Blasey Ford, for six years claims she had no fear of flying, no fear of small spaces or rooms with single exits, and once used her psychology training to prepare a friend for a polygraph examination, according to a Tuesday Fox News report.

WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 27: Christine Blasey Ford answers questions at a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on Thursday, September 27, 2018 on Capitol Hill.

Report: FBI Kavanaugh Probe to Finish by Wednesday

The FBI’s seventh background investigation into Judge Brett Kavanaugh, prompted by Sen. Jeff Flake’s (R-AZ) insistence, will conclude Tuesday night or Wednesday morning, according to a Tuesday Wall Street Journal report.

UNITED STATES - SEPTEMBER 27: Judge Brett Kavanaugh testifies during the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on his nomination be an associate justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, focusing on allegations of sexual assault by Kavanaugh against Christine Blasey Ford in the early 1980s.

Christine Blasey Ford: ’I Can’t Give the Exact Date’

Arizona sex crimes prosecutor Rachel Mitchell, in her role as outside counsel at Thursday’s Senate Judiciary Committee hearing, asked Brett Kavanaugh accuser Christine Blasey Ford to explain the different time frames she has given for her alleged attack.

Phoenix prosecutor Rachel Mitchell asks questions to Christine Blasey Ford at the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing, Thursday, Sept. 17, 2018 on Capitol Hill in Washington. Phoenix prosecutor Rachel Mitchell asks questions to Christine Blasey Ford at the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing, Thursday, Sept. 17, 2018 on Capitol Hill in Washington.

Anonymous Letter: Kavanaugh Shoved Someone’s Daughter’s Friend in 1998

The Senate Judiciary Committee is reportedly investigating another accusation against Judge Brett Kavanaugh Wednesday after a woman in Colorado sent Sen. Cory Gardner (R-CO) an anonymous letter claiming her daughter told her Kavanaugh had shoved her friend against a wall while drinking in Washington, DC, in 1998.

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Kavanaugh Accuser’s Legal Team Adds Andy McCabe’s Lawyer

Michael Bromwich, the Justice Department (DOJ) inspector general for the bulk of President Bill Clinton’s administration, announced Saturday he had joined Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s accuser’s legal team under lead attorney Deborah Katz.

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Watch: Beto O’Rourke Responds to Questions About DWI with Lesson on White Privilege

When Texas Democratic nominee for U.S. Senate Rep. Robert “Beto” O’Rourke (D-TX), was questioned over his own ordeal with the criminal justice system, a drunk driving arrest in 1998, at his debate with Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) Friday, he took the opportunity to address his “privilege” as a “white man in this country.”

Democratic U.S. Representative Beto O'Rourke takes part in a debate for the Texas U.S. Senate with Republican U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, in Dallas, Friday, Sept. 21, 2018. (Tom Fox/The Dallas Morning News via AP, Pool)

Kavanaugh on Monday Hearing: ‘I Will Be There’

Judge Brett Kavanaugh sent Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-IA) a letter Thursday emphatically stating his willingness to address his accuser, Christine Blasey Ford’s, claims as soon as possible after she refused to appear at Monday’s scheduled hearing on the matter.

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Third Person that Kavanaugh Accuser Claims Was at Party Denies Incident

A third high school student Brett Kavanaugh accuser Christine Blasey Ford claimed attended a party more than 35 years ago where the future Judge Kavanaugh attacked her denied any memory of the alleged incident in a letter to the Senate Judiciary Committee, CNN reported Tuesday.

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