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In the basement of a suburban Philadelphia home, half a dozen high school freshman boys recently met to munch on chips and pretzels — and to talk about sexual assault in the wake of the Brett Kavanaugh confirmation hearings.

A Jewish group called Moving Traditions, sponsored by Temple Sinai in Dresher, Pa., brought them together as part of its programs to encourage teenagers to talk about this and other difficult issues.

Weekly Reporter Roundtable

Oct 8, 2018
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Ohio votes get one more chance to see and hear the major-party gubernatorial candidates debate before the November elections.

 

Tonight will be the third and final debate between Republican Attorney General Mike DeWine and Democrat Rich Cordray. Both candidates are still looking to distance themselves in what’s been a neck-and-neck race.

Today on All Sides, the Ohio gubernatorial race, fallout from Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanagh’s confirmation, and more.

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Updated at 11:31 p.m. ET

A sharply divided Senate — reflecting a deeply divided nation — voted almost entirely along party lines Saturday afternoon to confirm Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court.

A little more than two hours later, Kavauangh was sworn in during a private ceremony as protesters stood on the court's steps.

Updated at 7:51 a.m. ET on Thursday

The FBI's highly anticipated supplemental background check on Brett Kavanaugh was sent to the White House and Capitol Hill overnight, with senators set to review the report on Thursday in the final chapter of what has become a deeply acrimonious confirmation battle.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., announced the planned arrival of the report on Wednesday night and said all senators would get a chance to review it ahead of the next procedural milestones in the chamber.

Updated at 9:49 p.m. ET

President Trump continued his defense Tuesday of his Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh, mocking one of Kavanaugh's accusers at a Mississippi campaign rally.

The latest move by Trump came just hours after he had highlighted the possibility of false accusations against young men in the midst of a cultural moment brought on in the past year by the #MeToo movement.

'Boys Will Be Boys' Culture And Teen Sexual Assault

Oct 2, 2018
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The Senate Judiciary Committee last week approved U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh after promises of an FBI investigation into allegations that he sexually assaulted three women.

Kavanaugh’s nomination has opened the conversation about whether actions committed during teenage years should hold any weight during one’s adult life.

Coming up, the factors that lead teenage boys to commit sexual crimes and why it matters. 

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President Trump said Monday he wants a "comprehensive" reinvestigation of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh so long as it is over within the one-week timetable as laid out in the Senate compromise reached Friday.

Trump said it "wouldn't bother me" if FBI investigators talked with all three women who have leveled allegations about sexual misconduct against Kavanaugh — allegations that the federal appeals court judge has denied — or pursue whatever other avenues they deem appropriate.

Weekly Reporter Roundtable

Oct 1, 2018
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The FBI is launching a week-long investigation into allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault. After an emotional day of testimony, the Senate Judiciary Committee, voting along party lines, approved Kavanaugh. With the midterm elections only five weeks away, this explosive issue is sure to color the campaigns. 

The Ohio State University

A new report from The Ohio State University shows that crime on campus increased in 2017. The Annual Security Report and Annual Fire Safety Report reported that cases of aggravated assault, rape and burglary increased from the previous year.

Senator Rob Portman, R-OH, continues to support Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation to the US Supreme Court.

In a written statement, Portman said he believes accusations of sexual assault should be taken “very seriously.”

Updated at 4:50 p.m. ET Saturday

President Trump has ordered the FBI to conduct a limited "supplemental investigation" into his Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh, to update the judge's background check, following a deal struck by Senate Republicans to move the nomination forward.

The move comes after Senate Republicans agreed to delay a vote on Kavanaugh's nomination to give the FBI one week to look into the allegation of sexual assault brought against him by Christine Blasey Ford, which the federal appeals court judge denies.

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In this week's Snollygoster, Ohio's politics podcast from WOSU Public Media, Mike Thompson and Steve Brown discuss how Ohio politicians are reacting to allegations of sexual assault against U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.

Updated at 11:18 p.m. ET

Days before the Senate is set to hear from a woman who alleges that Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh attempted to sexually assault her while in high school, Kavanaugh is denying fresh accusations from a college classmate who also alleges he acted inappropriately toward her.

Updated at 6:26 p.m. ET

Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and the woman accusing him of sexual assault more than three decades ago, Christine Blasey Ford, will both testify publicly before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Sept. 24. The committee was supposed to vote on the nomination this Thursday but faced pressure after Ford went public with her allegation over the weekend.

Ford and Kavanaugh both agreed to testify under oath before the committee.

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