The conservative jurist's Senate confirmation had seemed assured until Ms Ford came forward and then other women emerged with additional allegations of sexual misconduct. Senator Patrick Leahy pointed to Kavanaugh's high school yearbook page and its jokes about heavy drinking and sex. The memory - and Kavanaugh's laughter during the act - was "locked" in her brain, she said.
The nearly nine hours of intensely emotional testimony came against the backdrop of the #MeToo movement against sexual harassment and assault and had millions of Americans riveted to their TV screens and smart phones.
Professor Ford was close to tears when she described how he allegedly climbed on top of her during a house party when they were teenagers.
Ford said she could not recall all the details of the polygraph or how former Federal Bureau of Investigation agent Jeremiah Hanafin was chosen to administer the test. But even if the panel deadlocks on whether to recommend the judge for confirmation, the full Senate could start taking procedural votes on Saturday on Kavanaugh, setting up a final vote as soon as Tuesday.
Democrats are also pushing to subpoena Mark Judge, a high school friend of Kavanaugh who Ford testified was a witness to the alleged assault.
Sen. Jeff flake, r-Ariz., listens as Christine Blasey Ford testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee, Thursday, Sept. 27, 2018 in Washington. "There is no question that Judge Kavanaugh is qualified to serve on the Supreme Court, and in a different political environment, he would be confirmed overwhelmingly".
The alleged incident, she said, had had an impact for the rest of her life.
"It's not to say that there can not be a situation where a person has risen above these kinds of behavior or teenage behavior", Hill told NPR, "but is to say that what we have is a person speaking the privilege of representing the laws of this country, and when that individual is reasonably believed to have broken those laws - and then not been truthful about it - to me, that's a disqualification".
Among those closely following the hearing was Danielle Campoamor, a New York-based writer and editor who says she was sexually assaulted by a co-worker five years ago. She said: "Don't look away from me".
She said she is "100 percent" sure it was him. "It was hard for me to breathe, and I thought that Brett was accidentally going to kill me". She said Kavanaugh was present at a 1982 party where she was raped.
Corker says Kavanaugh conducted himself "as well as anyone could expect".
Republicans acknowledged that much was riding on Mr Kavanaugh's performance.
He silenced his critics in ideal fashion, partnering Ian Poulter to a four and two win over Bubba Watson and Webb Simpson. Having sat out only one session in his previous seven Ryder Cups , he was then stood down from the foursomes .
Lady Gaga teased the release yesterday, and at 9.30am PT the powerful duet with Gaga and Bradley Cooper arrived. Lady Gaga brushed off a major wardrobe malfunction on Wednesday night because, baby, she was born this way .
The person said Cosby wanted his wife, who didn't attend his sentencing, to exhaust their resources to get him out of prison. Bill Cosby is spending his second night in prison and the exact location of his cell has been revealed Wednesday night.
It followed testimony from Doctor Christine Blasey Ford who said she was "100%" sure he had sexually assaulted her 36 years ago. Julie Swetnick has a pretty serious background and I have a hard time believing she'd lie in a sworn affidavit.
Hedges said she got a call from Wayne County Animal Control on Friday and was told she had to voluntarily hand the animals over. The proposal was part of broader disaster funding that the General Assembly will consider in an anticipated special session.
I am here because I believe it is my civic duty to tell you what happened to me while Brett Kavanaugh and I were in high school". Asked whether there were signs of Republicans wavering in their support of Kavanaugh in their lunch, Sen.
Loot Lake is no longer a boring ghost town; there's now a floating platform in its center that attracts plenty of action. This change not only provides more cover, but the floating island actually adds some verticality to the gameplay.
Following that morning's tweets, Tesla stock rallied 6 percent before trading was halted for more than an hour. It also claims he "knew or was reckless in not knowing" that his statements were false and/or misleading.
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Will they pay a fee in January or play the waiting game and leave Arsenal penniless come the end of the season. My focus is always on the team. 'My focus is prepare with the players, only thinking on the match tomorrow.
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The ace filmmaker is all set to put together his magnum opus that is going to star the biggest names of the film fraternity. The picture was clicked at Ranbir Kapoor's Mumbai residence showcasing all celebrities smiling widely to the camera.
Weight Watchers slims down name to WW
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Whale in the UK's River Thames
A female northern bottlenose whale was discovered swimming in the river in central London , going past the Houses of Parliament. A beluga whale that was spotted in the River Thames will be helped by a rescue team to make sure it leaves the river safely.
78.3m people played Fortnite in August
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Vikings concerned over Griffen incident
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