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Friday, September 07, 2018

Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) on Thursday released emails from Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh's time as a White House counsel, escalating a heated fight over his documents. Booker released approximately 12 pages of emails tied to discussions Kavanaugh had on racial inequality including one email thread titled "racial profiling." The documents are marked "committee confidential," meaning they were not supposed to be discussed or released publicly. The move comes after Booker said during a heated debate on Kavanaugh's third day before the Judiciary Committee that he would release the email thread.


Thursday, September 06, 2018

When a Central Park jogger was brutally raped and beaten nearly to death in 1989, Donald Trump was at the front of the pack calling for literal blood. Four black teenagers and one Latino teenager were charged and jailed on shaky evidence after confessing to the crime under intense questioning, and two weeks after the attack, Trump took out a full-page ad in four city newspapers advocating for the reinstatement of the death penalty. But the so-called Central Park Five were vindicated in 2002, when their convictions were vacated after a convicted murderer and rapist confessed to the crime -- a confession that was corroborated by DNA evidence.


New Jersey Democratic Sen. Cory Booker has released documents from Brett Kavanaugh's time as a White House staffer under President George W. Bush related to abortion and affirmative action. read more


Monday, August 13, 2018

What was promoted as a "white civil-rights rally" held near the White House on Sunday appeared to be a bust, with fewer than 20 attendees, while thousands of counterprotesters gathered nearby. Jason Kessler, the white nationalist who organized the rally, told the National Park Service he expected 100 to 400 attendees. The rally began about 3:30 p.m. EDT and ended abruptly around 5 p.m., when Mr. Kessler and others were escorted away in vans by police. The event had been scheduled to run from 5:30 until 7:30 p.m.


A white nationalist rally in the heart of Washington drew around 20 demonstrators and hundreds of chanting counterprotesters on Sunday, the one-year anniversary of racially charged violence in Charlottesville, Virginia. A large police presence kept the two sides separated in Lafayette Square, in front of the White House. After roughly two hours and a few speeches, the "Unite the Right 2" rally ended early when it began to rain and two police vans escorted the demonstrators back to Virginia.


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