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The Clarence Thomas and Anita Hill Controversy in a Minute
The story of the Clarence Thomas-Anita Hill controversy is the focus of a new film, Confirmation , premiering Saturday on HBO. On July 1, 1991 President George H.W. Bush nominated Thomas to fill a vacancy on the Supreme Court. Thomas seemed well on his way to being confirmed by the Senate until
5 Familiar Names (and Faces) You'll Recognize in 'Confirmation'
While there are a bevy of familiar television stars in HBO's upcoming movie "Confirmation," one of the most startling revelations is the sheer number of familiar names among the characters. The drama portrays the confirmation hearing process for Clarence Thomas and the sexual harassment allegations
'Confirmation': Kerry Washington Says Clarence Thomas Hearings Would Be Different If Anita Hill Were White
Kerry Washington plays Anita Hill , the law professor thrust into the national spotlight when she accused then Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas of sexual harassment during his 1991 confirmation hearings, in the new HBO film, "Confirmation." Although the film centers on gender issues,
How Kerry Washington's 'Scandal' Character Inspired Her to Become a Mom
Olivia Pope may have decided against becoming a mom on the hit show "Scandal," but star Kerry Washington still found inspiration in the character she plays to become a mom herself. "Even though Olivia Pope has obviously made the decision that she is not a mom, playing her made me feel like I could
Meet the 8 Sitting Supreme Court Justices
Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia 's unexpected death Feb. 13 has left eight justices remaining on the bench. President Obama is considering his options for Scalia's replacement, but Senate Republicans have vowed to block any nomination until after the presidential election, increasing the
Kerry Washington Shares the 1st Image of Herself as Anita Hill in 'Confirmation'
Kerry Washington just shared the first photo of herself as Anita Hill . The actress will channel the attorney and law professor in the HBO movie, "Confirmation." "Dear @HBO, Thank you for the profound opportunity of getting to inhabit Anita Hill and help tell this story! Yours Truly, K-Dub (aka
Ousted Times Editor Tells Grads She's Just Like Them - Looking for a Job
Ousted New York Times editor Jill Abramson talked openly of her firing from the newspaper to laughter and applause today in her commencement address to Wake Forest University’s class of 2014. “What’s next for me? I don’t know, so I’m in exactly the same boat...
House Hunters - In Search Of Support For Immigration Reform (The Note)
By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone) NOTABLES MEETING OF THE MEMBERS: A comprehensive immigration overhaul might have sailed through the Senate with a comfortable 68-32 vote before the Independence Day recess, but the post-holiday focus is now on the House, which seems reluctant to offer, much ...
Scandalous Comebacks: Politicians Bounce Back
After a strange disappearance and an extramarital affair with an Argentinean reporter, disgraced former South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford emerged victorious from Tuesday's Republican House primary run-off, proving that a political comeback is still possible. ABC News takes a look at other
Arlen Specter: Former U.S. Senator from Pennsylvania Dead at 82
Arlen Specter, the former senator from Pennsylvania who stunned both parties on Capitol Hill in 2009 when he announced he would switch his party allegiance to Democrat after 42 years as a Republican, has died. He was 82. Specter died at his Philadelphia home from complications of non-Hodgkin's