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Today โ€” September 20th 2018Politics

Ford lawyer: GOP plan for Kavanaugh hearing 'not a fair or good faith investigation'

By Frank Thorp V and Dartunorro Clark and Rebecca Shabad and Leigh Ann Caldwell and Garrett Haake

"The rush to a hearing is unnecessary, and contrary to the Committee discovering the truth," wrote Lisa Banks, attorney for Christine Blasey Ford, who has accused the Supreme Court nominee of assault.

  • September 20th 2018 at 01:43

Lawmaker says U.S. Senate staff targeted by state-backed hackers

By Associated Press

"The November election grows ever closer, Russia continues its attacks on our democracy, and the Senate simply does not have the luxury of further delays."

  • September 20th 2018 at 01:32

Trump says he found border wall inspiration at Flight 93 memorial

By Lauren Egan

The president visited the site, where 40 passengers and crew members aboard United Airlines Flight 93 died after terrorists hijacked the plane Sept. 11, 2001, this month.

  • September 19th 2018 at 22:14

Kavanaugh isn't on trial. But lawmakers could help his confirmation chances by acting like he is.

By Danny Cevallos

Legal analysis: After a sexual assault accusation against the Supreme Court nominee, lawmakers could take a cue from the criminal justice system.

  • September 19th 2018 at 22:04

Accuser's schoolmate says she recalls hearing of alleged Kavanaugh incident

By Ken Dilanian and Brandy Zadrozny and Ben Popken

Cristina King Miranda says she recalls it being discussed at their school, but has no first-hand knowledge of the alleged assault by Brett Kavanaugh.

  • September 19th 2018 at 20:19

Can the FBI investigate the allegation against Brett Kavanaugh?

By Pete Williams and Ken Dilanian

Analysis: President Donald Trump said investigating Christine Blasey Ford's accusation of sexual assault against Brett Kavanaugh "is not really their thing."

  • September 19th 2018 at 19:35

Clinton fears Trump will clean house after midterm election

By Dennis Romero

Clinton said an anonymous New York Times op-ed was "horrifying" and raised the likelihood that Trump might try a purge of staff he suspects of working against him.

  • September 19th 2018 at 17:45

Trump vows 'there will be nothing left undone' in Florence recovery

By Jonathan Allen

On a trip to North Carolina, President Trump promised that federal funding to aid the recovery of hurricane-hit areas would be swift.

  • September 19th 2018 at 17:22

A new wave of military vets set sights on Congress

By Alex Moe and Kasie Hunt

The record number of military veterans running for office this fall includes many Democratic women.

  • September 19th 2018 at 17:00

Democrats warn Republicans are creating another Anita Hill moment

By Leigh Ann Caldwell and Kasie Hunt and Frank Thorp V

The rush to hold a Monday hearing on Kavanaugh is "unfair" to his accuser, Democrats charge.

  • September 19th 2018 at 15:27

Trump attacks Jeff Sessions: 'I don't have an attorney general'

By Elisha Fieldstadt

The president has railed against Sessions regularly since the attorney general's 2017 decision to recuse himself from the Russia investigation.

  • September 19th 2018 at 15:15

GOP to Kavanaugh's accuser: Testify on Monday or we'll move on

By Chuck Todd and Mark Murray and Carrie Dann

First Read is your briefing from "Meet the Press" and the NBC Political Unit on the day's most important political stories and why they matter.

  • September 19th 2018 at 14:34

First Read's Morning Clips: Democrats are ahead in Wisconsin, per new poll

A roundup of the most important political news stories of the day

  • September 19th 2018 at 14:25

Clinton fears Trump will clean house after midterm election

By Dennis Romero

Clinton said an anonymous New York Times op-ed was "horrifying" and raised the likelihood that Trump might try a purge of staff he suspects of working against him.

  • September 19th 2018 at 07:27

Kavanaugh accuser wants FBI to investigate before she testifies at Senate hearing

By Rebecca Shabad and Frank Thorp V and Adam Edelman

Lawyers for Christine Blasey Ford said that since going public with her allegation, she has been "the target of vicious harassment and even death threats."

  • September 18th 2018 at 22:58

Trump says Kavanaugh 'is not a man that deserves this'

By Jonathan Allen

"I feel terribly for him" and his family, the president said of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, who has denied an allegation of sexual assault.

  • September 18th 2018 at 22:47

Intel officials want to review secret Russia docs that Trump has ordered released

By Ken Dilanian and Mike Memoli

Officials hope the declassification review will happen, but express private outrage Trump and allies want to spill secrets for apparent political purposes.

  • September 18th 2018 at 21:46

Kavanaugh hearing stakes are higher than a Supreme Court seat

By Jonathan Allen and Lauren Egan

Analysis: The "Me Too" movement, President Donald Trump, the two political parties, ambitious lawmakers and the institution of the Senate — they've all got something big on the line.

  • September 18th 2018 at 21:39

Trump's Space Force would cost $13 billion over 5 years, Air Force says

By Associated Press

Creation of Space Force as a separate military service, as the president has proposed, will require congressional action.

  • September 18th 2018 at 16:58

China hits back at Trump, adds tariffs to $60B of U.S.-made products

By Lucy Bayly

China will start imposing tariffs on over 5,000 American products, including coffee, honey, industrial chemicals and farm machinery.

  • September 18th 2018 at 16:28
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