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Opinion: Moon Jae-In Can Put U.S.-North Korea Negotiations Back On Track. Here's How

Opinion: Moon Jae-In Can Put U.S.-North Korea Negotiations Back On Track. Here's How

South Korean President Moon Jae-in Moon must insist on denuclearization in coordination with the United States, even at the risk of renewed tensions between North and South Korea.

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Opinion: Moon Jae-In Can Put U.S.-North Korea Negotiations Back On Track. Here's How

Ari Fleischer on Kavanaugh: Should committing sexual assault in high school "deny us chances later in life?"

Ari Fleischer on Kavanaugh: Should committing sexual assault in high school "deny us chances later in life?"

​​ARI FLESICHER (FOX NEWS CONTRIBUTOR): There’s a bigger ethical issue I want to get to here, too. And I want to say this with a lot of sensitivity because these are sensitive issues. But high school behavior — how much in society should any of us be held liable today when we lived a good life, an upstanding life by all accounts, and then something that maybe is an arguable issue took place in high school? Should that deny us chances later in life? Even for Supreme Court job, a presidency of the United States, or you name it. How accountable are we for high school actions, when this is clearly a disputable high school action? That’s a tough issue.

Previously:

Right-wing media go all-out to denigrate Christine Blasey Ford, who says Kavanaugh assaulted her

Fox contributor on the woman who says Brett Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her: “You have to have evidence and credibility to be believed”

Fox & Friends to Trump: Hold fire on Christine Blasey Ford, woman who says Brett Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her

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Ari Fleischer on Kavanaugh: Should committing sexual assault in high school "deny us chances later in life?"

Right-wing media go all-out to denigrate Christine Blasey Ford, who says Kavanaugh assaulted her

Right-wing media go all-out to denigrate Christine Blasey Ford, who says Kavanaugh assaulted her Melissa Joskow / Media Matters The Washington Post reported on Sunday that Christine Blasey Ford had written a letter this summer to a Democratic lawmaker saying that Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her when they were both high school […]

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Multiple Explosions And Fires Reported Across 3 Mass. Towns, At Least 10 Injured

Multiple Explosions And Fires Reported Across 3 Mass. Towns, At Least 10 Injured

Firefighters battle a house fire in North Andover, Mass., one of a series of fires and gas explosions triggered Thursday by a problem with a gas line that feeds several communities north of Boston.Massachusetts State Police have confirmed at least 70 houses damaged, possibly by gas leaks, around the towns of Lawrence, Andover and North Andover, on Thursday evening.

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Multiple Explosions And Fires Reported Across 3 Mass. Towns, At Least 10 Injured

Fox pushes bogus Trump administration claim of historically transparent Supreme Court nomination process

Fox pushes bogus Trump administration claim of historically transparent Supreme Court nomination process

The Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court began on September 4 with hundreds of thousands of documents from Kavanaugh’s past positions in the George W. Bush administration withheld from senators’ scrutiny. Democrats on the committee highlighted this attack on transparency as the hearing began by protesting Republicans’ refusal to provide the requested documents.

Although the Trump administration and Republican committee members have blocked access to numerous Kavanaugh documents, the show Fox News at Night broadcast, without questioning, a White House statement that its Kavanaugh nomination process is the most “comprehensive, thorough and transparent review of any nomination for the Supreme Court in U.S. history.” From the September 12 edition of Fox News at Night:

TRACE GALLAGHER (FOX NEWS CORRESPONDENT): Despite Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh answering 32 hours of questions before the Senate Judiciary Committee, it appears, as you say, committee members are still a bit curious, because they submitted an additional 1,287 questions in writing. That’s the most ever by a mile. For example, last year, Neil Gorsuch got 324 questions in writing. In 1991, Clarence Thomas got 18. And of the 1,287 written questions, 1,278 were from Democrats, including Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse wanting to know if Kavanaugh has a gambling problem. Turns out Kavanaugh’s 2016 financial disclosure showed more debt than positive investments, and the White House attributed that to him buying baseball tickets for friends who had not yet reimbursed him. Sen. Whitehouse wanted the names of the friends and more detail. Judge Kavanaugh responded, saying he buys season tickets every year for the Washington Nationals, divides the tickets between old friends, and they pay him back. Face value, no more, no less.

But the onslaught of questions prompted Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley to release a statement reading, quote: “Submitting this many written questions appears to be just one more effort to gum up the process. It’s unnecessary and dilatory, especially when many have already decided to vote against Judge Kavanaugh. What more do they need to know to vote no?”

The White House also released a statement calling the process the most, quote, “comprehensive, thorough and transparent review of any nomination for the Supreme Court in U.S. history.”

Meantime, Sen. Cory Booker has released more committee confidential documents about Judge Kavanaugh’s time in the George W. Bush White House. And the conservative group Judicial Watch has filed a complaint to the Senate Ethics Committee, saying Booker has violated Senate rules and could be expelled.

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Fox pushes bogus Trump administration claim of historically transparent Supreme Court nomination process

Fox guest whines about Democrats' treatment of Brett Kavanaugh while praising GOP boycott of Merrick Garland

Fox guest whines about Democrats' treatment of Brett Kavanaugh while praising GOP boycott of Merrick Garland

ANTJUAN SEAWRIGHT (DEMOCRATIC STRATEGIST): Matt, you say you want to have meaningful conversations, but remember, it was your party who would not give President Obama’s nominee a hearing to even start the conversation. 

MATT SCHLAPP (AMERICAN CONSERVATIVE UNION): Yes, and it was a wonderful decision. I loved that decision. 

SEAWRIGHT: And the truth — of course you are. And that is a prime example of hypocrisy at its best. The second thing I would tell you, you know how important — 

SCHLAPP: Your party doesn’t run the Senate now, Antjuan, you don’t get to determine when the hearings are. We get to because the American people elected Republicans to run the Senate.

SEAWRIGHT: Matt, all I’m doing is highlighting hypocrisy — I am highlighting hypocrisy of your party, who would not even give President Obama’s nominee a hearing, who Democrats and Republicans agree, who was a well-qualified for the bench.

Previously:

The media should not give Republicans a pass on unprecedented obstruction of Obama’s judicial nominees

Right-wing media immediately oppose Merrick Garland’s SCOTUS nomination

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Fox guest whines about Democrats' treatment of Brett Kavanaugh while praising GOP boycott of Merrick Garland