RSS Kerry Eleveld’s Posts for Daily Kos

  • Kavanaugh, hemorrhaging support, pulls off an underwater hat trick on polling for the week
    A third poll this week released Thursday showed opposition to Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh's nomination has spiked since the accusation arose last weekend that he sexually assaulted a woman when the two were in high school. Opposition to Kavanaugh's confirmation rose 9 points since last month, with 38 percent now opposing him (including 27 percent who […]
  • As Trump repels women, Democrats trend positive with them for first time since 2016
    Donald Trump's problem with women started long before his latest brush with putting full support behind a man with credible sexual assault allegations against him. But Trump’s latest go 'round with Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh is exacerbating the female support fallout that appears to have started with his forced family separations this summer. In short, Trump is increasingly […]
  • Congressional Republicans eye Kavanaugh's low-30s approval rating with envy
    When a Reuters-Ipsos poll this week put the approval rating for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh five points underwater at 31-36 percent approval/disapproval, congressional Republicans must have thought to themselves, Hey, not bad! After all, the approval rating for Republican lawmakers has been stuck in the 20s (and even below) in just about every poll for years. […]
  • NYT: Kavanaugh's accuser forced into hiding due to death threats
    Campaign Action Republicans wondering why they haven't heard from Brett Kavanaugh's accuser about the Monday hearing they scheduled without even contacting her might find some insight in this: She and her family have been forced out of her home due to the threats she's received. The New York Times writes of Prof. Christine Blasey Ford: Dr. […]
  • Experts say account of Kavanaugh's accuser is credible, but fact-free Republicans don't think so
    Republicans are proving to be as dense as usual on handling the fraught political development of an established college professor accusing Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of assaulting her some 30 years ago. The timeless Senate presence known as Orrin Hatch called Kavanaugh's accuser, Prof. Christine Blasey Ford, "mixed up" as if not a moment […]
  • Republicans already setting up an ambush for Kavanaugh's accuser
    Campaign Action Republicans are already showing their hand—they were forced into setting up a hearing on sexual assault allegations against Brett Kavanaugh, so they’re trying to severely stack that hearing in favor of Kavanaugh and against his accuser, Prof. Christine Blasey Ford. Here’s how they’re doing that: 1. Republicans set up the hearing with six day’s notice. […]
  • 32 indictments/guilty pleas into the Russia probe, Trump wants to talk about Carter Page
    Donald Trump made a desperate bid Monday evening to distract Fox News watchers from the stunning success of the special counsel's probe into Russian interference in 2016. He ordered declassified certain parts of the warrant that was issued by the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) court to surveil former Trump campaign aide Carter Page. In […]
  • Kavanaugh vote POSTPONED; hearing on sexual assault allegation scheduled for MONDAY
    The confirmation vote for Judge Brett Kavanaugh has been postponed and a committee hearing on the sexual assault allegation made by a California woman is scheduled for Monday. Both Kavanaugh and his accuser, Professor Christine Blasey Ford, will testify. xBreaking News: The Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and the woman who accused him of sexual assault […]
  • GOP enthusiasm gap widens as Trump supporters dismiss potential blue wave as 'fake news'
    Donald Trump has trained his supporters well—forget about truth and reality, just live in your tidy little bubble and tune out all that other crap. So as Republicans try desperately to goose their turnout numbers in order to offset an energetic Democratic base, they're having a little trouble piercing the obliviousness, so to speak.  The […]
  • The Kavanaugh nomination just grew politically treacherous for Republicans
    On the July day Donald Trump announced Brett Kavanaugh as his pick to fill Justice Anthony Kennedy's seat on the Supreme Court, the budding nominee stood in the White House with his wife at his side reminiscing about his mom, a teacher-turned-judge, and the emerging personalities of his two daughters—one was a reader, the other liked […]