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Kavanaugh joined notorious campus frat that was later banned for ‘no means yes’ chant: Yale newspaper

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While attending Yale University, Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh joined both a fraternity that was later banned for chanting “no means yes” in front of the campus women’s center and a secret society with an crude nickname that appeared to be based upon members hooking up with women as much as possible.

According to the Yale Daily News, Kavanaugh chose to pledge with the Yale University’s DKE in the late 80’s, which had a reputation as a party frat. One student compared it to the fraternity in the “Animal House” movie.

Students from that era recall the DKE leadership sending pledges, known as “buttholes,” out onto the campus in search of female undergarments that they then added to a flagpole to embellish the DKE banner.

According to Steve Gallo, a member of DKE’s 1985 pledge class, the flag “was just somebody’s stupid idea” and that the underwear was “obtained consensually.”

Writing on the YaleWomen Facebook page, Jennifer Lew, class of ’87 disagreed. She said the DKE fratboys would ransack women’s rooms while another alumnus, Julie Klein ’87, called the frat an “animal house.”

According to the Yale paper, “Since Kavanaugh’s graduation in 1987, DKE’s reputation for mistreating women at Yale has only grown. Yale banned DKE from campus for five years in 2011 after videos circulated of fraternity recruits chanting ‘no means yes, yes means anal’ in front of the University’s Women’s Center.”

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The report notes that Yale University recently launched an investigation into “the fraternity’s sexual climate after reports in the Yale Daily News and Business Insider documented sexual assault allegations against more than half a dozen members, including the fraternity’s former president.”

Along with belonging to the frat, Kavanaugh reportedly was a member of a secret society officially called “Truth and Courage,” primarily made up of athletes. It has since ceased to exist.

According to students remembering the group from its heyday in the 80s, it was winkingly referred to less as “Truth and Courage” and more as “Tits and Clit.”

You can read more about Kavanaugh’s frat days here.

 

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BUSTED: Ex-GOP state chairman was arrested — for the second time in two weeks

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On Friday, Idaho GOP chairman Jonathan Parker, who stepped down prior to being arrested for stalking, was arrested again. This time Parker was arrested for trespassing.

"Officers made contact with that man and identified him as Parker. Further investigation revealed that there is an active protection order between Parker and a woman living nearby — his estranged wife — and Parker was then arrested and charged with felony stalking. During his arraignment, the judge issued a issued a no-contact order, which bars Parker from getting within 500 feet of his wife," a report from the Idaho Statesman said.

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Impeachment is no longer about ‘registering outrage’ — it’s now about ‘averting an ongoing crisis’: columnist

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President Donald Trump continues to defy presidential norms.

Boston Globe’s Michael A. Cohen wrote that Trump's behavior would be laughable if it weren't so dangerous for Americans. Cohen explained that in one week, President Trump has shown to put his interest above the U.S.

Trump started the week by telling ABC News’ George Stephanopoulos that he would take dirt on a rival from foreign operatives. He also downplayed the threat of North Korea.

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Trump expert Tony Schwartz reveals ‘all you need to know’ about the president

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The co-author of the president's 1987 autobiography Trump: The Art of the Deal on Friday revealed "all you need to know" about the commander-in-chief.

Tony Schwartz offered advice on how to respond to Trump as his behavior becomes even more erratic.

"As we all know, Trump is shameless and compulsive liar. Here's the solution: ignore everything he says -- everything," Schwartz counseled.

"Don't waste any energy in outrage," he continued.

"Just know nothing he says is ever true," Schwartz said. "That's all you need to know."

https://twitter.com/tonyschwartz/status/1139681718175014912

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