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Kavanaugh open thread: Bring on more hearings?

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Posted by    Monday, September 17, 2018 at 9:00am 9/17/2018 at 9:00am
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The drama surrounding Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh has not gone away. In this post, we will continue to update as new developments emerge during the day.

If you come across any interesting news reports, please place them in the comments and we will consider promoting them into the post.

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Paul Manafort Pleads Guilty in Federal Court, Will Cooperate With Mueller

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Posted by    Friday, September 14, 2018 at 11:00am 9/14/2018 at 11:00am
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Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort faced a second trial this month on seven counts of foreign lobbying violations and witness tampering.

Reports have surfaced this morning that Manafort will plead guilty to two criminal charges. Special counsel Robert Mueller

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Fake News: Nikki Haley’s $52k curtains

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Posted by    Friday, September 14, 2018 at 9:00am 9/14/2018 at 9:00am
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Once again, if you don’t want to be called fake news, DO NOT PUSH OUT FAKE NEWS.

The New York Times published an article this morning that curtains in Nikki Haley’s apartment cost $52,701. Buried with...

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Should We Do Away With In-Class Presentations?

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Posted by    Thursday, September 13, 2018 at 5:00pm 9/13/2018 at 5:00pm
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The Atlantic wrote an article about teenagers protesting in-class presentations after a tweet went viral that said “stop forcing students to present in front of the class and give them a choice not to.” Students said this experience can be traumatic and permanently scar them.

As someone with severe anxiety, I understand...

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Sen. Feinstein Sends Secret Letter About Kavanaugh to FBI

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Posted by    Thursday, September 13, 2018 at 3:00pm 9/13/2018 at 3:00pm
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Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), the ranking member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, has a private letter about Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, but refuses to share it.

She sent it to the FBI for investigation.

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Myanmar De Facto Leader Aung San Suu Kyi Defends Jailing of Two Reuters Journalists

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Posted by    Thursday, September 13, 2018 at 2:00pm 9/13/2018 at 2:00pm
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Earlier this month, a Myanmar court sentenced two Reuters journalists to seven years in jail after they exposed the human rights abuses by the Myanmar military on the Rohingya minority. The judge claimed the two men “collected and obtained confidential documents.”

Now Myanmar’s de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi, a Nobel...

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Fox News Polls: Republicans Hold Slim Lead in Three Races While Democrats Have Two

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Posted by    Thursday, September 13, 2018 at 1:00pm 9/13/2018 at 1:00pm
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The latest Fox News polls show that Republicans have an opportunity to flip two Senate seats while holding onto another. However, Democrats have a chance to take over Arizona Republican Jeff Flake’s seat and Missouri Democrat incumbent Claire McCaskill captured a lead from her opponent.

Tread with caution, though, because all of...

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Latest Strzok and Page Texts Show Others ‘Leaking Like Mad’ Right Before Mueller Probe

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Posted by    Wednesday, September 12, 2018 at 6:00pm 9/12/2018 at 6:00pm

Fox News has obtained new text messages between former FBI agent Peter Strzok and his mistress Lisa Page, a former FBI lawyer, that show others within the government leaked information to the media before the Russia probe. From

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Activists Threatening and Trying to Bribe Senator Collins and Staff Over Kavanaugh Vote

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Posted by    Wednesday, September 12, 2018 at 4:00pm 9/12/2018 at 4:00pm
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Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) is a notorious moderate in the upper chamber and one not scared to go against the Republican Party. This is why people have been pushing her to vote against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, but some have gone too far.

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New Strzok, Page Texts Highlight ‘Culture of Media Leaking’ at the FBI and DOJ

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Posted by    Tuesday, September 11, 2018 at 5:00pm 9/11/2018 at 5:00pm

Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC) announced on Monday that his office received new text messages between former FBI agent Peter Strozk and his mistress Lisa Page that shows “an apparent systemic culture of media leaking by high-ranking officials at FBI and DOJ related to ongoing investigations.”

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Trump Walks Back Threat to Shut Down Government Over Border Security

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Posted by    Saturday, September 8, 2018 at 10:00am 9/8/2018 at 10:00am
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The hearing for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh dominated the headlines this week, which means you may have forgotten that the government faces a possible shutdown if Congress cannot get legislation to fund the government.

Trump threatened during the week to shut down the government if he doesn’t get funding for the...

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Summer Ends on a High Note: 201,000 Jobs Added in August

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Posted by    Friday, September 7, 2018 at 11:00am 9/7/2018 at 11:00am
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WATCH LIVE: Day 3 of Brett Kavanaugh Senate Confirmation Hearings

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Posted by    Thursday, September 6, 2018 at 9:00am 9/6/2018 at 9:00am
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Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh faces the Senate Judiciary Committee for the third day on Thursday. The hearing starts at 9:30AM ET.

Wednesday lasted 12 hours, but today should be a little shorter since senators only get 20 minutes to ask questions. Yet I expect many interruptions from protesters.

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Far-Left Progressive Ayanna Pressley Upsets 10-Term Massachusetts Dem in Primary

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Posted by    Wednesday, September 5, 2018 at 3:00pm 9/5/2018 at 3:00pm
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Boston city councilor Ayanna Pressley defeated 10-term Democratic Rep. Michael Capuano in the primary for the 7th District on Tuesday night.

Pressley, backed by Democratic Socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, will run unopposed in November and will make her the first African-American woman elected to Congress from Massachusetts.

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WATCH LIVE: Day 2 of Brett Kavanaugh Senate Confirmation Hearings

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Posted by    Wednesday, September 5, 2018 at 9:00am 9/5/2018 at 9:00am
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Today at 9:30 AM, Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh will face day 2 of his confirmation hearings with the Senate Judiciary Committee. Maybe today we will actually hear Kavanaugh speak! The Democrats spent almost the first two hours trying to convince Chairman Chuck Grassley to adjourn the hearings over the lack...

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Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel Will Not Seek Re-Election Next Year

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Posted by    Tuesday, September 4, 2018 at 3:00pm 9/4/2018 at 3:00pm
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Chicago Mayor Rahmn Emanuel has announced that he will not seek re-election next year after eight years in office. He has already raised $10 million towards a third bid.

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Former Senator Jon Kyl Will Succeed John McCain

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Posted by    Tuesday, September 4, 2018 at 1:00pm 9/4/2018 at 1:00pm
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Arizona Governor Doug Ducey has chosen former Republican Senator Jon Kyl to succeed the late John McCain’s seat. The Arizona Republic reported that Ducey will make the announcement at 10AM local time.

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