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Republicans Push to Confirm Kavanaugh Amid Fears It Will Come at a Political Cost

September 20, 2018
Robert Costa | The Washington Post
President Trump and Senate Republicans on Wednesday took a hard line: full-speed ahead on Brett M. Kavanaugh’s nomination for the Supreme Court despite an allegation of sexual assault decades ago.
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Trump Praises FEMA's Response to Carolinas Flooding

September 20, 2018
Jennifer Jacobs, Justin Sink | Bloomberg News
President Donald Trump lauded the federal response to Hurricane Florence on Wednesday as he began a tour of areas in North and South Carolina hit over the weekend by high winds and torrential rain.
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Trump Says 'Ridiculous' GOP Senate Spending Bill Must Pay for Border Wall

September 20, 2018
Vivian Salama | The Wall Street Journal
President Trump called the Senate spending bill “ridiculous” on Thursday, demanding that Republicans do more to ensure greater funding for border security, particularly for his proposed border wall with Mexico.
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Woman Who Accused Brett Kavanaugh of Sexual Assault Wants FBI to Investigate Incident Before She Testifies to Senate

September 19, 2018
Robert Costa, John Wagner, Seung Min Kim | The Washington Post
The woman who has accused Brett M. Kavanaugh of sexual assault decades ago wants the FBI to investigate her allegation before she testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee — a demand that came as President Trump and Senate Republicans increasingly rallied to the defense of the embattled Supreme Court nominee.
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Tug-of-war Tariffs Between US and China Take Effect Next Week

September 19, 2018
Ylan Mui | CNBC
The latest on the tariffs being levied by both the U.S. and China.
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'Really bad things were happening': Trump Suggests That His Declassifying Russia Documents Will Expose FBI Wrongdoing

September 19, 2018
Devlin Barrett, Matt Zapotosky | The Wahsington Post
President Trump repeated a specious claim Tuesday that the FBI spied on his campaign, and suggested that his decision to declassify documents from the probe of Russian interference in the 2016 election would reveal misconduct by federal law enforcement.
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With Trump Muted, White House Leans on Kavanaugh to Defend Himself

September 18, 2018
Robert Costa, Philip Rucker, Ashley Parker, Josh Dawsey | The Washington Post
President Trump’s routine reaction to allegations of sexual assault is to deny, retaliate and repeat. He has dismissed accusations against himself as “phony” and “false,” and when presented with claims against other men, the #MeToo-era president tends to side instinctually with the accused. But in the case of federal judge Brett M. Kavanaugh — whose Supreme Court nomination is suddenly endangered after a woman accused him of sexual assault when they were in high school — Trump on Monday was uncharacteristically muted.
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China to Cancel Talks if Trump Moves Ahead with Tariffs, Sources Say

September 18, 2018
Jennifer Jacobs, Jenny Leonard, Saleha Mohsin | Bloomberg News
China will reject new trade talks if President Donald Trump moves ahead with the next round of U.S. tariffs on Chinese products, throwing into doubt the prospect of a diplomatic breakthrough, according to two people familiar with the matter.
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Trump Orders Declassification of Surveillance Application, Release of Comey Texts

September 18, 2018
Josh Gerstein, Kyle Cheney, Darren Samuelsohn | Politico
President Donald Trump moved on Monday to immediately release a tranche of former FBI Director James Comey's text messages and declassify 20 pages of a surveillance application that targeted former campaign adviser Carter Page, Trump’s latest offensive against a Russia investigation that has ensnared associates and has consumed his attention for much of his presidency.
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