What’s the Difference Between a Woman and a Sea Turtle? The Senate Wants to Know.

 Don’t be fooled. The debate over Roe is all about women and sex.

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Oh, Josh & Marsha & Ted & Lindsey … Sorry, Judge Jackson

At every stage, the nominee comported herself with professionalism, grace and dignity — the precise opposite of what we witnessed from some of the Republican lawmakers involved.

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The Respectful Supreme Court Hearing That Wasn’t

Republicans’ hostile interrogation of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson and relentless re-litigating of past Supreme Court feuds marred a historic moment.

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Takeaways From Ketanji Brown Jackson’s Confirmation Hearings

Republicans fired off an array of political attacks, and Democrats got through their biggest hurdle to swearing in the first Black woman on the Supreme Court.

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A Poised Supreme Court Nominee, and ‘Nasty Politicians’

Readers were impressed by Judge Jackson’s performance in the face of G.O.P. senators’ attacks. Also: Troops’ mental health; Trump and Ukraine; supporting teachers.

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Ketanji Brown Jackson Asked to Define ‘Woman’ at Hearing

Senator Marsha Blackburn tried to get Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to give a definition of “woman,” as part of a diatribe against transgender rights.

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Blackburn Miscasts Jackson’s Views and Record

Senator Marsha Blackburn took quotes out of context as she leveraged a blistering attack against Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson.

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Fact Checking Judge Jackson’s Record on Child Sexual Abuse

Republican lawmakers criticizing the Supreme Court nominee have taken the judge’s remarks and sentencing decisions out of context, distorting her record.

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After Success in Seating Federal Judges, Biden Hits Resistance

Senate Democrats vow to keep pressing forward with nominees, but they may face obstacles in states represented by Republicans.

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Marjorie Taylor Greene Didn’t Come Out of Nowhere

She’s the latest descendant in a lineage of Republican women who embrace a boffo radicalism.

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Trump Appointee Seeks to Cut Off Funding for Global Internet Access Group

Michael Pack, the head of the U.S. Agency for Global Media, is moving to stop federal funding of the Open Technology Fund, which develops tools that allow people to get around controls on internet access.

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As Twitter and Facebook Clamp Down, Republicans Claim ‘Election Interference’

Conservatives said they would subpoena the chief executives of the social networks, which had blocked an unsubstantiated New York Post article.

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Republican Convention: Best and Worst Moments From Mike Pence Night

Our columnists and contributors give their rankings.

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With Wisconsin Unrest as Backdrop, Republicans Intensify Law-and-Order Message

On the third day of the convention, Vice President Mike Pence and other Republicans portrayed Democrats as tolerant of violence and riots. And they continued to try to soften President Trump’s image.

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