Kavanaugh Showdown is set

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The Senate Judiciary Committee has set the vote for Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court for 9:30 a.m. Friday morning.

CNN reports, “The move would place the panel's decision just a day after it is set to hear testimony from Kavanaugh and Christine Blasey Ford, a woman who has accused him of sexual assault during a party in their high school years.”

Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley tweeted that the vote might still be delayed, but if the majority of the members agree, they will have the vote on Friday. On the other side of the aisle, the committee’s top Democrat California Sen. Dianne Feinstein feels this move proves “Republicans don't want this to be a fair process.”

Meanwhile, it's unclear if a second accuser, Deborah Ramirez, who claims Kavanaugh exposed himself to her at a college party, will testify. President Trump certainly doesn't think she should get the chance, telling reporters that, "I think [Kavanaugh] is just a wonderful human being. I think it is horrible what the Democrats have done. It is a con game; they are real con artists.”

Cosby Sentenced to up to 10 Years

81-year-old comedian and former TV icon Bill Cosby was sentenced to at least three years (and as much as 10) behind bars yesterday by a judge in Pennsylvania. He was convicted of drugging and sexually assaulting a woman in 2004. The victim is among at least 30 women who have claimed he did the same to them.

Cosby's defense team blasted the trial and sentencing hearing as racist and sexist. According to an Associated Press report, Spokesman Andrew Wyatt said Cosby was "one of the greatest civil rights leaders in the United States for over the past 50 years,"and claimed the trial was the "most sexist and racist" in U.S. history.

Cosby left the hearing in handcuffs and spent the night alone in prison. It's unclear where he will serve the remainder of his term.

In the ruling, Judge Steven O'Neill said "No one is above the law. And no one should be treated disproportionately because of who they are, where they live, or even their wealth, celebrity or philanthropy."

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Our NFL expert Tom Spurling continues his amazing coverage of the league by monitoring who should be freaking out and who should be feeling good.

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