Advice & Consent 2.14: Wide Right

October 9, 2018

On this episode: Brett Kavanaugh was confirmed by a 50-48 vote in the US Senate as the next Associate Justice of the Supreme Court. We chat about the flurry of activity that preceded the vote, the benefits of fighting until the end, the oddity of Susan Collins speech, the politics going forward, and much more.

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Advice & Consent 2.13: Pants on Fire

Advice & Consent 2.13: Pants on Fire

October 3, 2018

On this episode: an ethically dubious report from the Maricopa prosecutor, moderate GOP Senators finally discover they have leverage, Don keeps finding those rakes the hard way, and members of UB40 got real excited about trending on Twitter… for about 30 seconds until they realized it was not because Red Red Wine was suddenly resonating with millennials.

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Advice & Consent 2.12: Dr. Ford Testifies, Kavanaugh Revealed

September 28, 2018

On this episode: The hearing we’ve been waiting for – slash – dreading features moving, credible testimony from Dr. Ford, and rage-filled invective from the nominee. 
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Advice & Consent 2.11: Stepping on Rakes

September 25, 2018

On this episode: Dr. Ford’s attorney negotiates testimony conditions for this week, Senate Republicans tip their hands and step on rakes, and we’re all getting ready for a Thursday hearing that may trip up the previously unstoppable nomination of Judge Kavanaugh.

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Advice & Consent 2.10: The Federal Bureau of They Don’t Do That

September 20, 2018

On this episode: Doctor Christine Blasey Ford steps forward with an accusation of criminal wrongdoing by Brett Kavanaugh, and Senate Republicans offer a narrow window of opportunity to state her case. But quickly and without further investigation.

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Advice & Consent 2.09: Memogate Redux and The Letter

September 15, 2018

On this episode: The hearings are over, the nominee has responded (note I didn’t say “answered”) written questions by the Senators… and the aftermath leaves us with some very unsettling things to cover.

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Advice & Consent 2.08: Heated Hearings

September 6, 2018

On this episode: Well. That escalated quickly…

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Advice & Consent 2.07 Judiciary Committee Hearing Preview

Advice & Consent 2.07: Judiciary Committee Hearing Preview

September 4, 2018

Previewing the Senate Judiciary Committee hearings on the Kavanaugh nomination, plus… was there any reason for the Dems to cut the deal they did on 7 lower court judges this week?

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Advice & Consent 2.06: Ramping Up

August 22, 2018

On this episode: the continuing obstruction on documents, what we’ve learned about Kavanaugh recently, the huge media buy by pro-Kavanaugh groups and the hearings schedule.

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Advice & Consent 2.05: Meeting Manchin and Asymmetrical Document Standards

August 1, 2018

On this episode: our thoughts on Judge Kavanaugh’s meeting with WV Sen. Joe Manchin and the continuing saga of asymmetrical standards applied by GOP Senators between appointees of their party’s President and Democratic Presidents.

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Advice & Consent 2.04 - Early response to the Kavanaugh nomination

Advice & Consent 2.04: Early response to the Kavanaugh nomination

July 26, 2018

Tim records a quick minisode to hold down the fort while the ragtag gang of the usual suspects scatters across the globe on previous commitments. We’ll be back next week with more on the Kavanaugh nomination, including his curious commentary on US v. Nixon and his relative unpopularity.

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Advice & Consent 2.03 Nominee Brett Kavanaugh

Advice & Consent 2.03: Nominee Brett Kavanaugh

July 10, 2018

Brett Kavanaugh of the Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit was nominated as the next Associate Justice for the Supreme Court. In this episode, our initial thoughts on his nomination, some of the big question marks about him, and what’s next.

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Advice & Consent 2.02: And Then There Were Three

July 6, 2018

Three judges emerge from The ListTM and we run down the names, some of the issues, and our best guess as to who will be named the next nominee for the Supreme Court.

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Advice & Consent 2.01: Justice Kennedy Retires

June 28, 2018

Associate Justice Anthony Kennedy announces his retirement. It’s an #emergepod kickoff for season 2 to discuss what this means for the future of the Supreme Court. Read more

Advice & Consent: Spring 2018 Special

Advice & Consent Spring 2018 Special

June 4, 2018

We’re baaaaaack! Six months since our holiday special, we return for the newsiness surrounding retirement rumors, how the GOP is handling lower court vacancies, and what the 2018 election, the controversies swirling around the President (referred to as “Don” as frequently as anything else in this pod), and how it all impacts our beloved Supreme Court. Read more

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