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Nicole Lafond

Nicole Lafond is a news writer for TPM based in New York City. She is also currently earning a master's degree in journalism from Columbia University and previously worked as an education reporter at The News-Gazette in Champaign, Ill. Follow her on Twitter @Nicole_Lafond.

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Anita Hill, who testified about allegations of sexual harassment against Clarence Thomas during his Supreme Court confirmation hearing in 1991, wrote an op-ed in The New York Times on Tuesday, calling on the government to “do better” in its handling of the upcoming testimony of the woman who has accused Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault than it did for her in the 1990s. 

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White House Director of Strategic Communications Mercedes Schlapp called Sen. Dianne Feinstein’s (D-CA) decision to sit on allegations made against Brett Kavanaugh in order to protect the identity of the victim “incredibly disturbing,” heaping onto the White House’s reported plan to slam Democrats over the rollout of the accusations.

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House Oversight Committee Chairman Trey Gowdy (R-SC) has asked Federal Emergency Management Agency Administrator Brock Long to produce documents related to his travel, following reports that Long used government vehicles and employees to drive him to and from his home in North Carolina on several weekends.

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