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Anita Hill open to voting for Biden if he wins 2020 Dem nod

Jun. 13, 2019 6:50 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Anita Hill says she'd be open to voting for Joe Biden if he wins the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination. Hill, who testified in 1991 that Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas had sexually harassed her, has criticized Biden for his handling of the hearings. Biden was chairman of the...

SUPREME COURT NOTEBOOK: Thomas, RBG align in 5-4 rulings

Jun. 6, 2019 7:06 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Since Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's return in late winter from cancer surgery and broken ribs , she has regularly accepted Justice Clarence Thomas' extended hand to help her down the three steps behind the Supreme Court bench when the gavel falls and court ends for the day. There's...

Anita Hill, Bob Woodward honored at annual PEN American gala

May. 22, 2019 10:57 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The featured speakers at the annual benefit gala for PEN America shared stories about truth and the determination to learn it. Hundreds gathered Tuesday night at the American Museum of Natural History as the literary and human rights organization presented awards to Anita Hill and Bob...

US Sen. Edward Markey faces Democratic primary challenger

May. 20, 2019 3:39 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — U.S. Sen. Edward Markey is facing a challenger in next year's Democratic primary in Massachusetts. Shannon Liss-Riordan, a workers' rights lawyer, announced her intention Monday to challenge the one-term senator for the Democratic nomination. Liss-Riordan made the announcement in a video and...

Biden's strength fueled by perception of his electability

May. 6, 2019 12:40 AM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Twenty of his rivals have lined up to run for president, believing the race for the Democratic Party's presidential nomination was wide open. But one week after launching his campaign, former Vice President Joe Biden is threatening to prove them wrong. His liabilities may be glaring,...

Justice Clarence Thomas' moment may finally have arrived

May. 4, 2019 6:07 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Clarence Thomas has been a Supreme Court justice for nearly three decades. It may finally be his moment. Many Americans know Thomas largely from his bruising 1991 confirmation hearing, when he was accused of sexual harassment charges by former employee Anita Hill — charges he...

Biden: 'I take responsibility' for Anita Hill hearings

Apr. 29, 2019 4:54 PM EDT

Former Vice President Joe Biden said Monday that he takes responsibility for the fact that Anita Hill was "not treated well" in 1991 when she accused then-Supreme Court-nominee Clarence Thomas of sexual harassment and Biden led the Senate Judiciary Committee. "I believed her from the very beginning. But I was...

Moulton: Biden should apologize to Hill

Apr. 28, 2019 2:14 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Should Joe Biden apologize to Anita Hill? One Democrat running for president says yes, but not everyone agrees. Massachusetts Congressman Seth Moulton says the former vice president should apologize for the way Hill was treated during confirmation hearings for Supreme Court Justice...

Joe Biden's 2020 opening act: Rocky but lucrative

Apr. 26, 2019 4:59 PM EDT

Barely a day into his 2020 presidential campaign, Joe Biden is finding that his front-runner status comes with a glaring spotlight on his biggest political weaknesses. The former vice president seemed to struggle at points on Friday under questioning about women who have said his unwanted touching made them...

Biden says he didn't treat Hill badly

Apr. 26, 2019 12:19 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden says he doesn't think he mistreated Anita Hill in 1991, though he has said publicly he regrets how she was treated. During an interview on ABC's "The View" on Friday, the former vice president says, "I don't think I treated her badly," during a...