Episode #247: Hearing Problems

The drama and tension we saw last week during the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court — beginning with emotional accusations against him by Christine Blasey Ford — reminded many of the contentiousness of another committee hearing 27 years ago.  Then, Anita Hill went before the same committee and accused Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas of sexual harassment.  Dennis DeConcini, a Democratic senator from Arizona, served on Judiciary back then and shares his memories of the Hill-Thomas hearings.

With the election just over a month away, Nathan Gonzales of Inside Elections sizes up the battle for control of the House.  Nathan says the Democrats are likely to achieve a majority but is not sure how big of a gain the party will get.

And Kelly Dittmar of the Center for American Women and Politics at Rutgers takes a look at the record number of women seeking office this year and decides how significant it will be in the Era of Trump.

Music used in this podcast:

Kansas City by Fats Domino

Like To Get To Know You by Spanky & Our Gang

Up All Night by Boomtown Rats

Mainline Florida by Eric Clapton

A Change Is Gonna Come by Otis Redding

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