Ruth Bader Ginsburg helped shape modern era of women's rights — before she

As the debate about the treatment of women rages across the United States, one Supreme Court nominee arrived at her confirmation hearing widely acknowledged as a trailblazer in establishing women’s rights. When he nominated Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg to the Supreme Court, President Bill Clinton compared her legal work on behalf of women to the …

Pulitzer-winning reporter Greg Miller on Trump and Russia: We've all seen the

It might be the ultimate journalistic cliché to announce that Donald Trump’s presidency is not normal. Indeed, it’s just as likely that this is what normal looks like now, and that the naked power politics of Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation — embraced by Republicans for many reasons, but most of all as a smackdown to feminists …

Lisa Murkowski met with sexual assault survivors Thursday

Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Ak., one of the key swing Republican votes in the confirmation of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, quietly hosted a closed-door meeting with a group of women that included sexual assault survivors — many of whom left the meeting in tears. The meeting was held hours after senators reviewed the FBI’s report on …

Are polygraph tests reliable?

Attorneys for Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, the woman who’s accused Supreme Court justice nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault, released the results of a polygraph test focused on the decades-old incident. They suggest that Ford’s responses to two questions about her allegations were “not indicative of deception.” How trustworthy is that assessment and the polygraph …

Decoding Trump's “Showdown” strategy, from Roy Cohn to Michael Cohen

The day after Donald Trump was elected, “Frontline” filmmaker Michael Kirk  informed series executive producer Raney Aronson that he foresaw producing at least 12 films about this presidency before the end of Trump’s term. “Trump’s Showdown,” debuting Tuesday at 9 p.m. on PBS member stations, represents the sixth in this anthology series. Six films parsing everything from …

Hundreds of migrant children moved in the middle of the night to desert tent

Hundreds of detained migrant children have been moved in the middle of the night in recent weeks, from regulated shelters to a tent city in West Texas, where the conditions are far worse. Children who had been held in private foster homes or shelters all over the country — where they shared a room with …

Trump insults ABC reporter Cecilia Vega: “I know you're not thinking, you

(AP/Pablo Martinez Monsivais) The insult arrived after reporter Cecilia Vega asked a question about Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh Rachel Leah October 1, 2018 9:00pm (UTC) During a press conference in the Rose Garden Monday, President Donald Trump spoke of the updated trade agreement he was able to reach between the United States, Canada and Mexico over …

Kellyanne Conway tells CNN: “I'm a victim of sexual assault.”

Kellyanne Conway (AP/Alex Brandon) Conway serves as Counselor to the President and was appointed campaign manager for Donald Trump in August 2016 Kellyanne Conway, the former campaign manager for Donald Trump who currently serves as his Counselor to the President, opened up to CNN’s Jake Tapper and admitted that she is a sexual assault victim. …