Ellison accuser: Dems ‘smeared, threatened’ me when I tried to speak out

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The woman who claims Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.) physically and emotionally abused her says the Democratic Party “smeared, threatened [and] isolated” her after she went public with her allegations. “I’ve been smeared, threatened, isolated from my own party,” Karen Monahan said in a statement posted to Twitter. “I provided medical records from…

Trump: Kavanaugh ‘doesn’t deserve’ to face sexual assault allegations

WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) — President Donald Trump says he feels “terribly” for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh as he faces a decades-old accusation of sexual assault. Trump says the judge “is not a man that deserves this.” Trump spoke Tuesday at a joint press conference with the president of Poland. He praised Kavanaugh, saying he…

AMERICA’S FUTURE GONE TO POT: 2 million teens now admit to vaping marijuana, says report

WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) — A school-based survey shows nearly 1 in 11 U.S. students have used marijuana in electronic cigarettes, heightening health concerns about the new popularity of vaping among teens. E-cigarettes typically contain nicotine, but many of the battery-powered devices can vaporize other substances, including marijuana. Results published Monday mean 2.1 million middle and…