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September 18, 2018
Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh listens during his conformation hearing in the Senate Judiciary Committee on September 4, 2018, in Washington. MUST CREDIT: Washington Post photo by Melina Mara
Woman who accused Kavanaugh of sexual assault wants FBI to investigate before testifying
5 hours 26 min ago
Arab Film Fest blames White House for blocking artists' visas
5 hours 53 min ago
A container ship sails towards Yangshan Deep Water Port in Shanghai on July 10, 2018. MUST CREDIT: Bloomberg photo by Qilai Shen.
New round of US-China tariffs raise fears of an economic Cold War
7 hours 38 min ago
The U.S. Capitol in Washington. MUST CREDIT: Bloomberg photo by Aaron P. Bernstein.
Senate passes massive defense, health spending bill, punts border wall fight
11 hours 18 min ago
Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh listens during his conformation hearing in the Senate Judiciary Committee on September 4, 2018, in Washington.  Washington Post photo by Melina Mara
Grassley says Monday's hearing will be limited to two witnesses: Kavanaugh and accuser
14 hours 38 min ago
September 17, 2018
Supreme Court nomiinee Brett Kavanaugh at his Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearing in Washington on Sept. 4, 2018. MUST CREDIT: Bloomberg photo by Andrew Harrer.
Senate committee to hold public hearing with Kavanaugh, accuser after sexual assault allegation
September 17, 2018 - 6:58pm
Judge Brett Kavanaugh, President Donald Trump's nominee for the U.S. Supreme Court, during the second day of his confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, Sept. 5, 2018. "I thought he might inadvertently kill me," said the woman accusing Kavanaugh of sexual assault when the two were teenagers. He has denied the allegations. (Erin Schaff/Copyright 2018 The New York Times).
What the man accused of helping Kavanaugh assault a woman wrote about female sexuality
September 17, 2018 - 4:38pm
Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh at his Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearing in Washington on Sept. 4, 2018. Bloomberg photo by Andrew Harrer.
Trump defends Kavanaugh after sexual assault allegation
September 17, 2018 - 3:01pm
September 16, 2018
Judge Brett Kavanaugh, President Donald Trump's nominee for the U.S. Supreme Court, during the second day of his confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, Sept. 5, 2018. "I thought he might inadvertently kill me," said the woman accusing Kavanaugh of sexual assault when the two were teenagers. He has denied the allegations. (Erin Schaff/Copyright 2018 The New York Times).
Writer of confidential Brett Kavanaugh letter, speaks out about her allegation of sexual assault
September 16, 2018 - 4:03pm
Knife maker Douglas Stacie, left, thanks Doug Ritter, chairman of Knife Rights, during the Usual Suspect Gathering in Las Vegas last month. Ritter was treated like a celebrity at the event for his successes in repealing the nation's knife laws. Photo by Bridget Bennett for The Washington Post
Activists take a page from NRA to overturn knife limits
September 16, 2018 - 10:15am
September 15, 2018
Cynthia Rugeley, political science professor at University of Minnesota Duluth. Contributed photo.
Experts weigh in on what to trust in election season
September 15, 2018 - 7:30pm
President Donald Trump delivers remarks at a Congressional Medal of Honor Society reception, at the White House in Washington, Sept. 12, 2018. (Doug Mills/ Copyright 2018 The New York Times)
Trump decided to impose tariffs on $200 billion in Chinese goods
September 15, 2018 - 4:45pm
Tina Smith
Battle lines drawn in Minnesota's Senate race
September 15, 2018 - 12:35pm
September 14, 2018
Paul Manafort, former campaign manager for Donald Trump, exits from federal court in Washington on April 19, 2018. MUST CREDIT: Bloomberg photo by Al Drago
Manafort pleads guilty, to cooperate with probe
September 14, 2018 - 7:51pm
Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh during his Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearing in Washington on Sept. 6, 2018. MUST CREDIT: Bloomberg photo by Andrew Harrer.
Kavanaugh rejects misconduct allegation
September 14, 2018 - 7:00pm