The allegations against Brett Kavanaugh ignited national controversy last year. Now it’s happening again.

Christina Animashaun/Vox New reporting by the New York Times bolsters the sexual misconduct allegations against him. It could have an impact on the 2020 elections. On October 6, 2018, the Senate voted to confirm Brett Kavanaugh to the United States Supreme Court. The vote happened just weeks after women came forward to accuse Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct: Christine Blasey Ford, who said Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her when the two were in high school, and Deborah…

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Uber’s baffling claim that its drivers aren’t core to its business, explained

New landmark legislation in California could force Uber and Lyft to give workers greater financial benefits as employees. Uber has argued — to much criticism — that regulations don’t apply because drivers aren’t a part of its usual course of business. | Mark Ralston/AFP/Getty Images Uber and Lyft may not convince anyone that drivers aren’t core to their business, but the argument is a strategic move to buy time. Last week, California lawmakers passed AB…

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The US blames Iran for the Saudi Arabia oil attacks, further escalating tensions

The entrance of an Aramco oil facility near al-Khurj area, on September 15, 2019. | Fayez Nureldine/AFP/Getty Images A strike on a critical Saudi Arabian oil facility is claimed by the Houthi rebels in Yemen. But the US says Tehran is behind it — once again putting the two countries at odds. An attack on Saudi Arabia’s state-run oil facilities over the weekend is disrupting the world’s oil supply and igniting tensions in an already…

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Pound Euro exchange rate flat as Irish backstop left unresolved

The pound was left flat against the euro this afternoon, with the pairing currently trading around €1.128. Sterling sentiment dropped this afternoon as the European Commission revealed the UK did not come forward with a solution to replace the highly-debated Irish backstop. The pound was left flat against the euro this afternoon, with the pairing currently trading around €1.128. Sterling sentiment dropped this afternoon as the European Commission revealed the UK did not come forward…

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How Elizabeth Warren has stayed out of the Medicare-for-all fray

Sen. Elizabeth Warren, right, speaks at the third Democratic debate while Sen. Bernie Sanders, left, and former Vice President Joe Biden look on. | Win McNamee/Getty Images Elizabeth Warren has a plan — to avoid getting bogged down in the Medicare-for-all fight. Elizabeth Warren has been walking a tightrope for months on Medicare-for-all and yet, unlike some of her competitors for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination, she hasn’t really stumbled yet. Instead, she seems to…

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