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Two of Kavanaugh’s Ex-Girlfriends Defend His Character

Two women who dated Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and who knew him in high school issued statements defending his character in response to an accusation of sexual misconduct.

Maura Fitzgerald, who dated Kavanaugh in college, said she and Kavanaugh have been good friends since high school. “I dated him in college and he was and is nothing like the person who has been described. He always conducted himself honorably with me at all times when we were together. He was always a perfect gentleman, and I vouch for him completely,” Fitzgerald wrote.

Vermont Dem Gubernatorial Candidate Proposes Tax Hike After Saying She Opposes Tax Hikes

Vermont’s Democratic gubernatorial nominee Christine Hallquist pitched a plan last week to fund free college tuition by increasing the state’s alcohol and tobacco tax, among other measures. But she said last month that raising taxes on Vermonters is “not something that anyone would want to do.”

Trump Says It’s ‘Ridiculous’ to Suggest Kavanaugh Will Withdraw: He’s ‘Never Had Even a Little Blemish’

President Donald Trump said the idea that Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh would withdraw from his confirmation process was “ridiculous” on Monday, praising his character and intellect.

Kavanaugh has repeatedly denied an accusation that he sexually assaulted Christine Blasey Ford when they were both teenagers at a Maryland house party in the early 1980s. Ford said a heavily intoxicated Kavanaugh forced her onto a bed, tried to remove her clothes and held his hand over her mouth before she managed to escape.

WaPo Adds Huge Editor’s Note to Story Blaming Trump for Denial of Passports to Hispanic U.S. Citizens

A bombshell Washington Post story alleging the Trump administration has increased scrutiny of passport applications from Hispanic citizens near the border is contradicted by official State Department statistics showing those cases have actually decreased under the Republican president.

Bernie Sanders: America Starves and Bombs Little Children

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I., Vt.) joked during an interview with Sarah Silverman released Thursday that the United States kills children and destroys homes, but at least its senators don’t swear.

The comedian interviewed Sanders as part of her Hulu show “I Love You, America.” After Silverman loudly greeted Sanders in the Dirksen Senate Office Building, Sanders told her to quiet down.

Texas Board of Education Plans to Remove Hillary Clinton From History Curriculum

The Texas State Board of Education voted in a preliminary decision on Friday to remove Hillary Clinton from the public school curriculum.

The Board of Education aims to “streamline” social studies curriculum in all public schools, and Clinton didn’t make the cut, the Dallas Morning News reports.

Clinton Savages ‘Crisis’ Trump Presidency in New Afterword for Memoir: ‘Monstrous,’ ‘Despicable’

Hillary Clinton ripped into President Donald Trump in the new afterword for her election memoir, calling her 2016 opponent a crisis for American democracy and guilty of wide-scale deceit, corruption, and hate.

Excerpted for The Atlantic, Clinton writes at the end of What Happened that her worst fears for a Trump presidency have come true in his 20 months in office.