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Political divides

Politics | A year of rancor in Washington
by Harvest Prude
Posted 12/27/18, 10:26 am

WASHINGTON—Voters delivered a referendum on President Donald Trump in 2018, while he delivered on campaign promises about trade and the Supreme Court. The president also continued his bitter battle against special counsel Robert Mueller, who served up a steady stream of indictments. Meanwhile, the judiciary and immigration became fierce battlegrounds in an era of increasing political polarization. Here are the top political stories of the year.

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Judges dismiss Kavanaugh ethics complaints

by Harvest Prude
Posted 12/19/18, 01:16 pm

WASHINGTON—A federal panel of judges on Tuesday dismissed all 83 ethics complaints against Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh on the grounds that the panel lacked constitutional authority to review them. The complaints accused Kavanaugh of misleading the Senate about his activities in President George W. Bush’s administration, making partisan statements at his confirmation hearing, and lacking appropriate judicial temperament.

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Kavanaugh accusers under investigation

by Kent Covington
Posted 11/05/18, 10:11 am

Sen. Chuck Grassley, chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, asked the Department of Justice on Friday to investigate a woman who accused Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault. Left-wing activist Judy Munro-Leighton wrote the committee during Kavanaugh’s confirmation hearing and took credit for writing an anonymous letter accusing the judge and a friend of raping her. When questioned by committee investigators, Munro-Leighton said she did not write the letter in question and had never met Kavanaugh, according to Grassley.

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