Politics

Kavanaugh's college roommate says the nominee was capable of assault

Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh during his confirmation hearing
Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. Photo: Melina Mara/The Washington Post via Getty Images

Brett Kavanaugh's freshman-year roommate at Yale, James Roche, said in a statement Monday that, despite not observing the incident described by Debbie Ramirez, who accused Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct while at college, he does remember that "Brett was a notably heavy drinker" and that he "became aggressive and belligerent when he was very drunk."

Key quote: "Based on my time with Debbie, I believe her to be unsually honest and straightforward and I cannot imagine her making this up. Based on my time with Brett, I believe that he and his social circle were capable of the actions that Debbie described."

Parkland students seek to clinch the youth vote

Parkland students carry signs in the streets urging people to vote
Youth march in August in Massachusetts. Photo: Scott Eisen/Getty

Tomorrow is U.S. voter registration day, and among the key questions heading into the November midterms is whether young people will turn out in higher numbers than usual. Since people aged 18-30 tend to vote Democratic, whether they actually cast ballots could have a decisive impact on numerous races.

What's going on: Student leaders from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, have organized a partnership with some 200 mayors across the U.S. in an attempt to elevate youth voting.