18 Sep 2018

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Republican men — and not a single GOP woman — will be Christine Blasey Ford's interrogators on the Senate Judiciary Committee

Republican men — and not a single GOP woman — will be Christine Blasey Ford's interrogators on the Senate Judiciary CommitteeNext week, Christine Blasey Ford will likely face intense questioning from Republicans on the Senate Judiciary Committee about the truthfulness of her accusations against Brett Kavanaugh, the Supreme Court nominee, who she says attempted to rape her during a party in the 1980s. Her turn on Capitol Hill could decide Kavanaugh's suddenly uncertain fate, as well as the Supreme Court's direction for a generation.


18 Sep 2018 9:21pm GMT

Trump on Kavanaugh: 'I feel so badly for him'

Trump on Kavanaugh: 'I feel so badly for him'President Trump is standing by Brett Kavanaugh amid sexual assault allegations against his Supreme Court nominee.


18 Sep 2018 5:35pm GMT

Washington House race is about Trump, whether the candidates like it or not

Washington House race is about Trump, whether the candidates like it or notDemocrat Carolyn Long hopes to unseat four-term Republican incumbent Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler and help flip the House of Representatives.


18 Sep 2018 3:18pm GMT

Kavanaugh’s downfall, once impossible, now seems very possible

Kavanaugh’s downfall, once impossible, now seems very possibleA nomination that appeared to be a sure thing for President Trump and the GOP is now barely hanging on.


18 Sep 2018 12:13pm GMT

Leadership in the Oval Office, from FDR to Barack Obama

Leadership in the Oval Office, from FDR to Barack Obama"CBS This Morning" co-anchor John Dickerson's essay on presidential leadership is based on a series of Yahoo News interviews with historians.


18 Sep 2018 9:05am GMT

Lyndon B. Johnson: Moral clarity on civil rights

Lyndon B. Johnson: Moral clarity on civil rightsJournalist and historian Jonathan Darman, author of "Landslide: LBJ and Ronald Reagan at the Dawn of a New America," spoke to Yahoo News about Lyndon Johnson's defining moment of presidential leadership: the risky decision to pursue civil-rights legislation over the objections of his fellow Southern Democrats - and his own political advisers.


18 Sep 2018 9:00am GMT

George W. Bush: Standing up for tolerance after 9/11

George W. Bush: Standing up for tolerance after 9/11Peter Baker, author of "Days of Fire: Bush and Cheney in the White House" spoke to Yahoo News about the younger Bush's defining moment of presidential leadership: standing up to anti-Muslim hatred and discrimination after the attacks on Sept. 11. 2001.


18 Sep 2018 9:00am GMT

Jimmy Carter: Staking his reputation on a dream of Mideast peace

Jimmy Carter: Staking his reputation on a dream of Mideast peaceJournalist and historian Jonathan Alter, author of a forthcoming biography of Jimmy Carter, spoke to Yahoo News about Carter's defining moment of presidential leadership: his decision to risk his reputation and personally broker a peace deal between Egypt and Israel.


18 Sep 2018 9:00am GMT

Franklin Delano Roosevelt: Calling a ‘bank holiday’ for a collapsing economy

Franklin Delano Roosevelt: Calling a ‘bank holiday’ for a collapsing economyPulitzer Prize-winning historian Doris Kearns Goodwin, author of "Leadership in Turbulent Times" spoke to Yahoo News about FDR's defining moment of presidential leadership: the "bank holiday" he declared almost immediately upon taking office in 1933, in the hope that doing so would stem the run on the banks and help stabilize the financial system.


18 Sep 2018 9:00am GMT

John F. Kennedy: Cutting a deal with Khrushchev to save the world

John F. Kennedy: Cutting a deal with Khrushchev to save the worldMichael Dobbs, author of "One Minute to Midnight," spoke to Yahoo News about JFK's defining moment of presidential leadership: preventing nuclear war with Russia during the Cuban missile crisis.


18 Sep 2018 9:00am GMT

Barack Obama: Going for broke in the bin Laden raid

Barack Obama: Going for broke in the bin Laden raidPeter Bergen, author of "Manhunt: The Ten-Year Search for Bin Laden from 9/11 to Abbottabad" spoke to Yahoo News about Obama's defining moment of presidential leadership: the raid that killed Osama bin Laden.


18 Sep 2018 9:00am GMT

Dwight D. Eisenhower: Facing down the Soviets — and the military-industrial complex

Dwight D. Eisenhower: Facing down the Soviets — and the military-industrial complexJournalist and historian Evan Thomas, author of "Ike's Bluff: President Eisenhower's Secret Battle to Save the World," spoke to Yahoo News about Eisenhower's defining moment of presidential leadership: the courageous decision to defy public pressure and push back on the military-industrial complex at the height of the Cold War.


18 Sep 2018 9:00am GMT

Gerald Ford: Doing the wrong thing for the right reasons

Gerald Ford: Doing the wrong thing for the right reasonsJournalist Barry Werth, author of "31 Days: The Crisis That Gave Us the Government We Have Today," spoke to Yahoo News about Gerald Ford's defining moment of presidential leadership: his pardon of Richard Nixon.


18 Sep 2018 9:00am GMT

George H.W. Bush: Breaking a pledge, doing the right thing on taxes

George H.W. Bush: Breaking a pledge, doing the right thing on taxesPulitzer Prize-winning historian Jon Meacham, author of "Destiny and Power: The American Odyssey of George Herbert Walker Bush," spoke to Yahoo News about Bush's defining moment of presidential leadership: the costly decision to defy his Republican base and break his "no new taxes" pledge to bring the federal budget deficit under control.


18 Sep 2018 9:00am GMT

Ronald Reagan: Setting back the ‘doomsday clock’ of nuclear war

Ronald Reagan: Setting back the ‘doomsday clock’ of nuclear warJournalist and historian Lou Cannon, author of five books about President Ronald Reagan, spoke to Yahoo News about Reagan's defining moment of presidential leadership: the courageous decision to defy his conservative base and pursue nuclear disarmament with Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev.


18 Sep 2018 9:00am GMT

Harry S. Truman: A courageous stand on integrating the armed forces

Harry S. Truman: A courageous stand on integrating the armed forcesCornelius Bynum, associate professor of history at Purdue University and author of "A. Philip Randolph and the Struggle for Civil Rights," spoke to Yahoo News about Truman's defining moment of presidential leadership: desegregating the U.S. military in 1948, an act that went against public opinion and the advice of many of his top military leaders.


18 Sep 2018 9:00am GMT