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Fri, Sep 21, 2018
Source: Reuters Politics

U.S. Senate Republicans threatened to go ahead with a Senate panel vote on President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh on Monday unless a deal could be reached on Friday with the woman accusing him of sexual assault on how and when she will testify.

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Fri, Sep 21, 2018
Source: Reuters Politics

President Donald Trump told a rally on Friday that there was a “lingering stench” about what was being exposed at the U.S. Justice Department and promised he was going to get rid of that just as his administration had gotten rid of bad people at the FBI.

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Fri, Sep 21, 2018
Source: Reuters Politics

U.S. Senator Ted Cruz, trying furiously to beat back a high-profile challenge from Democratic rival Beto O’Rourke, repeatedly accused his opponent of being out of step with the Texas electorate as the two candidates faced off in a debate just six weeks before critical congressional elections.

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Fri, Sep 21, 2018
Source: Reuters Politics

Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross speaks during a July event in Washington, D.C. Ross, who oversees the Census Bureau, approved adding a question about U.S. citizenship status to the 2020 census.

A federal judge in New York has ordered Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross to face questioning under oath over his decision to add a controversial citizenship question to the 2020 census.(Image credit: Bloomberg/Bloomberg via Getty Images) […]

Fri, Sep 21, 2018
Source: NPR Politics

Brett Kavanaugh was already one of the most unpopular Supreme Court nominees in recent history, and while we don’t have a lot of polling data since Stanford professor Christine Blasey Ford’s accusation that he sexually assaulted her when the two of them were in high school, the surveys we do have suggest the allegations have made him more unpopular.
Four organizations have conducted polls both before and after Ford came forward publicly on Sept. 16. A pair of NBC News/Wall Street Journal surveys show a sizable dip in Kavanaugh’s net support.1 As did the Ipsos tracking poll. […]

Fri, Sep 21, 2018
Source: Five Thirty Eight – Politics

The New York Times reports that the deputy attorney general, Rod Rosenstein, suggested secretly recording Trump and recruiting cabinet members to invoke the 25th amendment. NPR’s Mary Louise Kelly Speaks with New York Times reporter, Michael Schmidt. […]

Fri, Sep 21, 2018
Source: NPR Politics

Written by Olivia Paschal (@oliviacpaschal)Today in 5 Lines
Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein suggested secretly recording President Trump and invoking the 25th Amendment to remove him from office, according to a report in The New York Times. Rosenstein denied the story in a statement.

The Senate Judiciary Committee said they would push next week’s hearing on Christine Blasey Ford’s sexual-assault allegations against Brett Kavanaugh to Wednesday. Chairman Chuck Grassley has given Ford until the end of the day to work out the terms of her committee appearance.

In a pair of tweets, President Trump questioned both the timing and substance of Christine Blasey […]

Fri, Sep 21, 2018
Source: The Atlantic – Politics

This month, it’s hard to be shocked by any report about Trump-administration officials doubting the president’s fitness for office. After Bob Woodward’s Fear and the anonymous op-ed by a self-identified administration saboteur, what else could surprise?The New York Times answered that question Friday afternoon:
The deputy attorney general, Rod J. Rosenstein, suggested last year that he secretly record President Trump in the White House to expose the chaos consuming the administration, and he discussed recruiting cabinet members to invoke the 25th Amendment to remove Mr. Trump from office for being unfit.
Rosenstein denied the story in a statement. “The New York Times’s […]

Fri, Sep 21, 2018
Source: The Atlantic – Politics

The U.S. Department of Education released new data that show the popular Public Service Loan Forgiveness program is out of reach for most who apply for it. […]

Fri, Sep 21, 2018
Source: NPR Politics