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A busboy held Bobby Kennedy after he was shot. The photo haunted him until his own death this week.

Sen. Robert Kennedy awaits medical assistance as he lies on the floor of the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles moments after he was shot June 5, 1968. Juan Romero, a busboy, comforts him. (Boris Yaro/Los Angeles Times/AP) (BORIS YARO/ASSOCIATED PRESS) October 5 at 7:00 AM When Los Angeles Times photographer Boris Yaro headed to the Read More…

California woman recants sexual harassment claim against ‘creepy’ Democratic candidate, calls it a ‘misunderstanding’

Gil Cisneros, a Democratic candidate from California, in September. (Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg) Eli Rosenberg General assignment reporter covering national and breaking news October 2 at 12:17 AM A woman who accused a congressional hopeful of sexual harassment announced that she was withdrawing the complaint on Monday, saying she had come to believe after a meeting Read More…

Beto O’Rourke apologizes for 1991 remarks about actresses in Broadway show

U.S. Senate candidate Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D-Tex.) speaks before singer Willie Nelson headlines at “Turn out for Texas Rally with Willie & Beto” in September. (Erich Schlegel/Reuters) (ERICH SCHLEGEL/Reuters) Eli Rosenberg General assignment reporter covering national and breaking news October 1 at 8:09 PM U.S. Senate candidate Beto O’Rourke apologized Monday for a decades-old review Read More…

Anthony Kennedy’s response to the bitter fight over his Supreme Court seat? No comment.

Former U.S. Supreme Court justice Anthony M. Kennedy declined to answer questions from reporters about the confirmation of Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh on Friday. (AP Photo/Steve Yeater) Eli Rosenberg General assignment reporter covering national and breaking news September 28 at 9:19 PM Retired Supreme Court justice Anthony M. Kennedy declined to comment Friday on the Read More…

‘A high-tech lynching’: How Clarence Thomas’s fury saved his Supreme Court nomination

September 25 at 7:16 AM Shortly after finishing five days of testimony before the Senate panel weighing his Supreme Court nomination, Clarence Thomas headed for the beach. “I desperately needed a break,” Thomas wrote in his memoir. With his wife, Virginia, Thomas drove to Maryland’s Eastern Shore. From there, they took a ferry to New Read More…

‘I should have fired him before I got here’: Trump says he regrets not firing Comey sooner

John Wagner National reporter leading The Post’s breaking political news team Matt Zapotosky National security reporter covering the Justice Department September 19 at 8:23 AM President Trump said Tuesday that he regrets not firing James B. Comey as FBI director sooner, asserting that he should have done so while still a candidate for president — Read More…

Anita Hill urges senators to ‘push the pause button’ on Kavanaugh hearing, says FBI should investigate

Then-University of Oklahoma law professor Anita Hill testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington in 1991. (AP Photo/Greg Gibson) John Wagner National reporter leading The Post’s breaking political news team September 19 at 7:55 AM Anita Hill urged senators Wednesday to “push the pause button” on plans to hold a hearing Read More…

No women served on the Senate Judiciary Committee in 1991. The ugly Anita Hill hearings changed that.

In 1992, the election of several new women to the Senate made history. Standing, left to right: Patty Murray (D-WA), Barbara Mikulski (D-MD), Barbara Boxer (D-CA) Seated, left to right: Carol Moseley Braun (D-IL), Dianne Feinstein (D-CA); not pictured: Kay Bailey Hutchison (D-TX), Nancy Landon Kassebaum (R-KS) (United States Senate Historical Office) September 18 at Read More…

Sen. Klobuchar: Democrats shouldn’t have gone ‘nuclear’ on judicial nominees

September 2 at 2:46 PM Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.), who sits on the Judiciary Committee, said Sunday that she regrets that her party eliminated the filibuster for approving most judicial nominees. The Judiciary Committee will grill Brett Kavanaugh, President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, this week. If the Democrats regain the majority next year, she said, Read More…

‘We did a fantastic job in Puerto Rico’: Trump defends response despite spike in deaths after Hurricane Maria

August 29 at 5:11 PM President Trump on Wednesday defended his administration’s response to a devastating hurricane in Puerto Rico last year, despite a study released this week that said there was a spike in deaths on the island in the six months that followed. “I think we did a fantastic job,” Trump said, responding Read More…

‘These things matter’: Sen. Flake cautions Trump on South Africa claims

Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz). (AP/Susan Walsh) , Reporter August 23 at 4:23 PM President Trump’s controversial tweet urging Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to “closely study” the “large-scale killing of farmers” in South Africa drew a note of caution Thursday from Republican Sen. Jeff Flake (Ariz.). Flake, chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations subcommittee on Read More…

Mega-donors Sheldon and Miriam Adelson pour $25 million in to fight to keep GOP control of Senate

Billionaire Sheldon Adelson, chairman and chief executive of Las Vegas Sands Corp., and his wife, Miriam. (Anthony Kwan/Bloomberg News) , Reporter , Data reporter August 20 at 11:45 PM Billionaires Sheldon and Miriam Adelson shelled out $25 million in July to the main super PAC supporting Senate Republicans, bringing their support for holding the GOP Read More…

On Twitter, Trump accuses ‘social media’ of limiting free speech of conservatives

President Trump speaks to reporters at the White House on June 15. (Evan Vucci/AP) , Reporter August 18 at 8:40 AM BRIDGEWATER, N.J. — President Trump on Saturday waded into the growing debate over the role of social media companies in policing public discourse, accusing them of “totally discriminating” against Republicans and conservative commentators. In Read More…

Twitter suspends far-right conspiratorial commentator Alex Jones

Alex Jones at a rally for Donald Trump on July 18, 2016. (Lucas Jackson/Reuters) After drawing criticism for inaction, Twitter followed in the footsteps of its technology industry counterparts late Tuesday and suspended the far-right conspiratorial commentator Alex Jones, the company said. Twitter said Jones — whose Infowars shows have been banned by Facebook, YouTube, Read More…

Giuliani preparing letter to Mueller expressing ‘real reluctance’ over obstruction questions

Donald Trump, then the Republican presidential nominee, walks with his son Eric Trump, right, and former New York mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani through the Trump International Hotel in Washington on Sept. 16, 2016. (Mike Segar/Reuters) Robert Costa National political reporter covering the White House, Congress and campaigns August 6 Rudolph W. Giuliani, President Trump’s lead Read More…