What we’re reading: Further investigations on Kavanaugh

Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington. Win McNamee/Pool Photo via AP.

Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington. Win McNamee/Pool Photo via AP.

By Carolina Olivares

We’re back and we’re reading – everything from the “New York Times” to the “Wall Street Journal.” We’re trying to help you keep up with the rapid pace of politics and policy. Today we’ve got the latest on the Kavanaugh investigation, how Jeff Flake really feels about Trump, and how the new chain owner of Whole Foods is treating its employees.

Obama chooses to endorse Ocasio-Cortez

First things first–women in politics are making huge waves and The Hill has reported a possible new House candidate in town.

And for those who thought they couldn’t like Former President Barack Obama more, they now have new reasons to appreciate him.


Obama announced he’s endorsing female House candidate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. She’s been making a buzz ever since she beat fourth-ranking House Democrat Rep. Joseph Crowley in a June primary election.

“…Our incredible array of candidates up and down the ticket, all across the country, make up a movement of citizens who are younger, more diverse, more female than ever before,” Obama said.

Obama endorsed 81 Democratic candidates earlier this year and said he liked to hone in on races that were closer because he felt his support would make more of a difference in the midterm elections.

Meanwhile, current President Trump takes steps backwards for womankind


Trump’s facial expression in the gif above couldn’t have expressed many peoples’ thoughts any better when he told an ABC reporter she “never thinks.”

Business Insider reported Trump mocked ABC’s Cecilia Vega after he called on her during a press conference Monday.

“I’m not thinking, Mr. President,” said Vega as she stood up trying to compose herself.

Now this is where things took a wild turn.

“That’s OK,” said Trump. “I know you’re not thinking. You never do. Now, go ahead.”

She proceeded to ask Trump if he limited the reach of the F.B.I. investigation on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.

Trump refused to answer Vega’s question as well as another female reporter’s question.

Jeff Flake isn’t Trumps biggest fan

Senator Jeff Flake (R-AZ) was the driving force behind opening an investigation of Supreme court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.

Newsweek reported Flake has been adamant that he would never “warm” to Trump, especially after Trump’s comments towards former President Barack Obama, late Senator John McCain and Mexicans.

Flake said he hopes someone will give Trump a run for his money in the 2020 primaries.

Flake said his decision to encourage an F.B.I. investigation was influenced by the confrontations of sexual assault victims Friday.

“I just knew we couldn’t move forward, that I couldn’t move forward, without hitting the pause button,” said Flake.

A blast from Kavanaugh’s past

The New York Times reports that Brett Kavanaugh got into a bar fight in 1985 as an undergraduate student at Yale.

According to the police report, one of Kavanaugh’s buddies, ex-NBA player Chris Dudley, was at the bar to witness and partake in the brawl.

Dudley denied the accusation.

Kavanaugh and his friends came to the bar, Demery’s, to have a couple of drinks after a UB40 concert. A man who was sitting near them looked like the lead singer, Ali Campbell.

When the man got offended by their confused stares, he cursed and Kavanaugh threw his beer at him.

Dudley has publicly supported the judge and argues against reports that his college friend drank immensely.

Video proof sets four men free

Four dentists have rape charges dropped after video evidence proved their innocence.

According to Las Vegas News, charges against Ali Badkoobehi and brothers Poria Edalat, Saman Edalat, and Sina Edalat were dismissed in court Monday before Judge Eric Goodman.

The Edalat brothers are “grateful to the justice system for recognizing” they were falsely accused.

Video evidence proved their innocence on accounts of sex assault, conspiracy to commit sex assault, and first-degree kidnapping.

Whole Foods employees want justice

Some members of the Whole Foods staff are concerned that Amazon, the grocery chain’s new owner, is working towards cutting jobs and reducing wages.

According to The Guardian, a union organization could be in the near future.

A group of employees sent a letter to Whole Foods stores across the country on Sept. 6, voicing their concerns of how Amazon has changed the company.

Amazon has implemented the “order-to-shelf system” which gives employees specific orders on how to store, display, and purchase items on shelves and in stock rooms.

This where job security becomes an issue. An employee in New England said this goes to show Amazon is willing to pay someone $10 an hour to do such tasks rather than paying someone $15 an hour for their expertise in the food.

Is it safe to say billionaire Jeff Bezos is having trouble paying his employees?

In a statement made in March 2018, Whole Foods said job cuts were made to “support business needs.”

That’s all we have for today. Check back tomorrow for more.