Brett Kavanaugh sworn in as Supreme Court justice

Washington (CNN)The Senate voted to send Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court on Saturday, ushering in a generational conservative majority and delivering a huge victory to President Donald Trump after a vicious confirmation battle inflamed by allegations of sexual assault against the nominee. In the end, Republicans were able to…

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Young people are rewiring capitalism with their McStrike | Owen Jones

A precarious and exploited workforce has had enough: young employees are demanding to be heard, writes Guardian columnist Owen Jones The day McDonalds workers walked out on strike was the best day of Shen Batmazs life: she has even tattooed the date on her arm. I was so tired and…

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Suspicious letter delivered to Republican Sen. Susan Collins residence in Maine

Washington (CNN)Authorities are looking into a “suspicious letter” delivered to the residence of Republican Sen. Susan Collins in Bangor, Maine, local law enforcement said at a news conference Monday. During the news conference, Betters said he had no information on the contents of the letter or the identity of the…

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Melania Trump’s spokeswoman reprimanded for Hatch Act violation

(CNN)Stephanie Grisham, communications director for first lady Melania Trump, was issued a warning letter from the Office of the Special Counsel for violating the Hatch Act in July when she tweeted in acknowledgment of her third-year anniversary working for Trump. Reached for comment about the ruling, Grisham tells CNN she…

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Macron puts the boot in after May’s Brexit breakfast blunder

The UK dropped a bombshell on the Irish issue, and France ripped up the summit plan The spin from Downing Street had been that Theresa Mays meeting with her Irish counterpart, Leo Varadkar, shortly after breakfast in the margins of an EU summit in Austria, had been relatively warm, albeit…

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Trump and Kavanaugh claim we live in a meritocracy. Dont believe a word of it | Arwa Mahdawi

Arwa Mahdawi: The president and his supreme court nominee have been claiming they rose to the top all on their own. Sadly, stretching the truth is not confined to them If you are very clever and work very hard, you can achieve anything. We know this because successful people are…

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Supreme Court justices want politics out of nomination hearings. It didn’t happen.

Washington (CNN)If Chief Justice John Roberts watched Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation hearings he was likely shuddering. Kavanaugh’s hearings have been largely about politics. News releases fly every time a controversial issue arises from public interest groups and those affiliated with the parties. In fact, the White House sends out advisories on…

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How That Magical Jack DorseyAlex Jones Photo Happened

The Facebook and Twitter hearings broadcast live from Capitol Hill Wednesday felt like theater. Partially spurred by misleading reports that Twitter had “shadow banned” conservative accounts, House and Senate members questioned Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey and Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg while a gaggle of conspiracy theorists and far-right extremists sat…

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