Stephen Colbert Gives Les Moonves (His Boss) a Shove Out the Door

Best of Late Night ImageStephen Colbert bid good riddance to Les Moonves, the CBS chief forced out after new sexual harassment allegations surfaced.CreditCreditCBS Colbert cited the New Yorker article as he taunted Moonves. “A television executive says that she entered Moonves’s office to discuss a work matter, and he said that he was going to get a glass of wine. ...

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The Biggest Stories in American Politics This Week

From the hearings on Capitol Hill for Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh and social media executives to stunning revelations about the Trump administration, here are five of the biggest stories in American politics this week. (And some links if you want to read further.) Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation hearings ended the way they began: with partisan charges and remarkable tension. ImageJudge ...

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Are You Watching Bret Kavanaugh’s Confirmation Hearings?

As you follow Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s Senate confirmation hearings, here are three books that explore the inner workings of the Supreme Court, including one that asks: Are the nine justices too powerful? Image THE NINEInside the Secret World of the Supreme CourtBy Jeffrey Toobin369 pp. Doubleday. (2007) It takes “an enterprising and intelligent outsider” like Toobin, who doesn’t cover the ...

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Brett Kavanaugh Hearings: Did the Nominee Mislead on Spying and Abortion?

The documents do not indicate how Judge Kavanaugh would rule, but they are fodder for Democratic questioning. Senator Dianne Feinstein of California, the ranking Democrat on the Judiciary Committee, asked Mr. Kavanaugh about the document, noting it had been made public. Mr. Kavanaugh defended the statement he made in the email, and said “the broader point was simply that it ...

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