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Source: Fox News

Kavanaugh chaos hangs over Feinstein’s all-Democrat Senate race

Today 13:37 GMT

Her progressive challenger in California’s all-Democrat Senate race, state Senate President Pro Tem Kevin de Leon, faults her for doing too little to stop the confirmation.

For many Republicans nationally, Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., became public enemy No. 1 for her leading role in the Democrats’ failed bid to keep Justice Brett Kavanaugh off the Supreme Court. Supporters at a recent President Trump rally even made her the new target of the familiar “lock her up” chant.

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Source: Washington Post

Roberts assures audience Supreme Court will serve ‘one nation,’ not one party or interest

Today 09:58 GMT

Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. for the first time Tuesday addressed the recent bitter partisan fight over new Justice Brett M. Kavanaugh and the Supreme Court, seeking to “assure” an audience that the court will serve “one nation” and not “one party or one interest.” Before being interviewed by a law professor at the University of Minnesota, Roberts said he needed to speak to the “contentious events in Washington in recent weeks,” and to “emphasize how the judicial branch is, must be, very different.”

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Source: Common Domain

Midterm messaging revolved around the economy — until the Kavanaugh hearing

Today 15:26 GMT

About 89% of candidates’ posts about Kavanaugh outperformed their accounts’ average engagement rate — compared with only 61% of economic posts.

From late September, when Kavanaugh and Christine Blasey Ford testified before Congress, until last week, she sent out 79 tweets and Facebook posts about the economy, which was about eight times as many as Cramer and other contested Senate candidates. Even in late September and early October, amid the mounting controversy over sexual assault allegations against Kavanaugh and Heitkamp’s closely watched vote against him, the North Dakotan continued to focus on the economy more than anything else in her social media messages.

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Source: Fox News

Susan Collins' honorary degree should be rescinded, nearly 1,500 St. Lawrence University faculty, alumni say

Today 02:26 GMT

Nearly 1,500 St. Lawrence University alumni and faculty are calling on the school to rescind an honorary degree Sen. Susan Collins was awarded last year because of her vote to confirm Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh.

More than 1,300 alumni of St. Lawrence University in New York signed onto a letter saying Collins “lack[s] the integrity and commitment to justice that we expect from the St. Lawrence body.”

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Source: CBS News

Chief justice notes Kavanaugh case, cites dangers of "political pressure"

Today 13:36 GMT

Chief Justice John Roberts on Tuesday stressed the need for the judicial branch to remain independent, taking note of the tumultuous debate over the confirmation of Associate Justice Brett Kavanaugh to say that the high court makes mistakes when it yields to political pressures.

Previous lecturers in the series have included Supreme Court justices Sotomayor, Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Antonin Scalia.

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Source: Fox News

Laura Ingraham: Republicans must unite (just like they did with Kavanaugh) over lawlessness at the border

Today 15:26 GMT

However, if Republicans choose to unite behind the president’s immigration policy, the way they just did in the Kavanaugh fight, it will stoke voter enthusiasm even further ahead of the all too important midterm elections.

As frustrated as so many of us are with the Republicans and what they have failed to do at the border, the cause may be totally lost if the open borders Democrats take the House. While the president is focused on important things like abolishing the illegal immigrant gang MS-13, Democrats want to abolish ICE and ensure “safe passage” for illegal immigrants to the U.S. The choice could not be clearer for the midterm voters.

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Source: BBC

Is this Donald Trump's best month yet?

Tuesday 22:48 GMT

These days there seems to be even more of a swagger as Donald Trump strides across the South Lawn to board his green-liveried helicopter, Marine One.

This may have been a good month from a White House point of view, but America remains just as divided as ever, with Donald Trump the polariser-in-chief.

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Source: CBS News

Alumni and faculty call on St. Lawrence University to rescind Susan Collins' honorary degree

Tuesday 22:48 GMT

Alumni and faculty at the alma mater of Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, are calling on university officials to rescind an honorary degree awarded to her as punishment for voting to confirm Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh earlier this month.

More than 1,800 alumni and dozens of faculty at St. Lawrence University are sending letters to university officials on Tuesday demanding they take back an honorary degree the senator received in 2017.

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Source: Fox News

Charlie Kirk: American universities are now 'mob' assembly lines

Tuesday 22:48 GMT

Today, our universities have turned into assembly line manufacturers of militant, close-minded, anti- American young people.

We can’t surrender our youth to leave the university at the age of 22 with nothing to look forward to except 60 more years of restlessness and hatred.

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Source: Reuters

In Texas Senate showdown, Beto O'Rourke faces off against Ted Cruz

Today 09:57 GMT

(Reuters) - Democratic U.S. Representative Beto O’Rourke faces a key test on Tuesday when he faces off in his second debate with U.S. Senator Ted Cruz, as recent opinion polls show the Republican incumbent pulling away from his liberal challenger for the Texas seat.

A series of recent polls showing the first-term incumbent Cruz with a solid lead suggests the national enthusiasm reflected in media profiles and donations may not be as strong in Republican-leaning Texas, which has not elected a Democratic U.S. Senator in three decades.

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Source: Common Domain

Trump: Mockery of Christine Blasey Ford “Doesn’t Matter. We Won.”

Tuesday 22:47 GMT

President Trump defended a provocative speech he delivered this month, in which he mocked the testimony of a woman who accused now-Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct more than three decades ago, saying the speech is the reason Mr. Kavanaugh was confirmed.

Mr. Trump drew laughs and cheers from the crowd of supporters on Oct. 2 when he questioned gaps in Christine Blasey Ford’s memory during her Senate Judiciary Committee testimony.

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Source: Fox News

Supreme Court fight over Kavanaugh got lots of attention, but most federal court action is elsewhere

Sunday 23:41 GMT

Republicans are ecstatic and Democrats are livid about Brett Kavanaugh’s Senate confirmation as a Supreme Court justice.

Five of the Democratic appointees on the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals are over 70 years old, but to flip the court Trump would have to fill all of the current vacancies and four of these older judges would have to retire. If Democrats take control of the Senate following the midterm elections next month, they are promising to bring judicial confirmations to a halt.

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Source: Fox News

Kamala Harris, sharp critic of Trump, Kavanaugh, plans visits to Iowa, other states, raising speculation about 2020 run

Sunday 23:41 GMT

In what will likely stoke speculation about a potential 2020 presidential run, U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris of California plans to visit several states, including Iowa, later this month ahead of the midterm elections.

Some recent numbers may reveal why Harris is making the Iowa visit: A recent David Binder Research poll of likely Iowa caucus-goers showed that 37 percent favored former Vice President Joe Biden for the Democratic presidential nomination 2020, Politico reported, followed by Elizabeth Warren (16 percent), Bernie Sanders (12 percent), Harris (10 percent) and Booker (8 percent).

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Source: Washington Post

Susan Rice’s son is a Trump-loving Republican. He says a Stanford classmate assaulted him at pro-Kavanaugh event.

Tuesday 09:56 GMT

The dispute ended at about 1 p.m. on Tuesday when Rice-Cameron called Stanford police to the central university plaza where, he alleged, Hernandez had assaulted him, according to William Larson, a spokesman for the Stanford University Department of Public Safety.

The son of Susan Rice, a former national security adviser to President Barack Obama — is proof, in many ways, that the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree.


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