Day 570 of NO EVIDENCE produced by Trump that his phones were tapped by Obama.
The FISA warrant Trump referenced targeted Carter Page. #TrumpLies
No White House press briefing today.
The last briefing was September 10th.
The White House has only held 1 briefing since August 23rd.
Yahoo News reports that deputy press secretary Raj Shah plans to leave the White House after the Kavanaugh confirmation hearings.
Reminder: The Trump administration is systematically locking up thousands of children at unheard of rates - now a staggering 12,800.
The government classifies these children as "unaccompanied"
Newly released memo obtained by OTG & POGO through FOIA reveals secretary of homeland security signed off on family separation policy.
This memo indicates DHS Secretary Nielsen lied in the WH press conference saying there was no such policy.
WATCH: From “Rocket Man” to “courageous,” see Trump’s 180° when speaking about Kim Jong Un at the UN in 2017 vs 2018.
Trump said there was “tremendous success” in talks with North Korea.
But critics say there's been anything but progress on denuclearization, with intel officials reporting that North Korea is stepping up efforts to hide its nuclear activities.
Trump started his day at Trump Tower during his stay in New York for the United Nations General Assembly, marking his 205th day at one of his properties since taking office at our expense.
Trump: "In less than two years, my administration has accomplished more than any administration in the history of our country." Audience of world leaders laughs audibly. Trump says: "I didn't expect that reaction but that's okay."
There's a tweet for everything
For Trump, there is no worse insult than being laughed at. It's what made the reaction to his speech to the U.N. this morning so brutal.
Fox News abruptly cuts off this clip of Trump talking about his accomplishments, right before the audience laughs.
Trump and aides behind the scenes see Chuck Grassley as having been too accommodating to Dr. Christine Blasey Ford.
Trump has said that he's sick of Ford's attorneys getting their way and that he does not believe her accusations are credible. washingtonpost.com/politics/white…
A WaPo reporter found Mark Judge holed up at a friend's beach house in Delaware.
The reporter noted a car containing "piles of clothing, a collection of Superman comics & a package addressed to Judge at the Potomac home where he lived 3 yrs ago." usatoday.com/story/news/pol…
John Heilemann says that, strangely, Mark Judge frequented a bar in D.C. in 1987-1988 where he tended bar: "He was everything you can imagine him to be from the book he wrote. He was an obnoxious, slovenly, disrespectful, thuggish drunk."
James Roche, Kavanaugh's Yale roommate: "He was a notably heavy drinker ... he became aggressive & belligerent ... I did not observe the specific incident but I do remember Brett frequently drinking excessively and becoming incoherently drunk."
Trump unloaded in his strongest terms yet against the women accusing Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct, called it “a con game” by Dems.
"The second accuser has nothing," Trump said to reporters about Deborah Ramirez. "She thinks maybe it could have been him, maybe not. She admits that she was drunk. She admits that there are time lapses." thehill.com/homenews/admin…
Trump claims Dems, engaged in a “con game...know [Kavanaugh]’s high quality. They wink at each other—they know it’s a con game.”
Hmm. Reminds me of when Trump winked at Putin. #ConGame
Trump: "I understand college very well, being number 1 in your class, I understand a lot of things."
[Narrator's voice: He was not number one at Wharton.]
Flashback: The Post did a good look at what a non-entity Trump was at Wharton--> washingtonpost.com/news/retropoli…
Patty Murray responds to Trump's attacks on Deborah Ramirez: "How many women have heard that before? How many women have kept their experiences quiet because they knew they would hear that?"
Democratic senators are consulting experts in such fields as sexual assault victimization and college drinking ahead of Thursday's Ford-Kavanaugh hearing, a source tells Axios, to help "people understand the gravity of this and the reality of this." axios.com/brett-kavanaug…
Republican ND senate candidate Rep. Kevin Cramer on the Kavanaugh allegations: "Even if it's all true, does it disqualify him? It certainly means that he did something really bad 36 years ago, but does it disqualify him from the Supreme Court?"
Akhil Amar, the Yale Law School professor who wrote an early, fulsome endorsement of Kavanaugh, is having second thoughts.
"I believe that these accusations deserve the best and most professional investigation possible."
Lisa Murkowski told reporters that an FBI investigation into the allegations against Kavanaugh "would sure clear up all the questions, wouldn't it?" cbsnews.com/news/brett-kav…
"We are now in a place where it's not about whether or not Judge Kavanaugh is qualified," Lisa Murkowski said to NYT. "It is about whether or not a woman who has been a victim at some point in her life is to be believed."
Yale schoolmate, Steve Kantrowitz, contradicted the assertion Kavanaugh made on Fox News that he was a virgin in high school and "for many years thereafter."
Yale classmate Stephen Kantrowitz on his statement contradicting Kavanaugh: "I felt compelled to reveal a private conversation I had ... because of the tremendous importance of honesty and integrity to serving as a Justice of the Supreme Court." lawandcrime.com/high-profile/y…
Chris Coons doesn't rule out the prospect of Democrats investigating sexual assault allegations against Brett Kavanaugh if he's confirmed and Democrats flip the Senate.
Senate Republicans have hired an attorney to use as a questioner of Christine Blasey Ford at Thursday's hearing, against the wishes of Ford, and are declining to name her, Politico reports. politico.com/story/2018/09/…
Republican Sen. John Cornyn: "As you can tell, people are coming out of the woodwork making incredible, uncorroborated allegations and I think you can just expect that kind of nonsense to continue."
Mazie Hirono on CNN this morning: "Republicans do not want to question Dr. Ford directly because it will reveal who they are and I think they're afraid of that."
Rachel Mitchell, an Arizona county sex crimes prosecutor, has emerged as the top GOP choice to question Doctor Blasey Ford before the Judiciary Committee, according to WaPo. washingtonpost.com/news/politics/…
News: According to her attorney, despite outreach from second Kavanaugh accuser, Debbie Ramirez, Senate Judiciary Republicans aren't showing up for the calls they set up to discuss the matter.
The yearlong staredown between Trump and Trudeau brings us to this point: The White House will attempt to kick Canada out of NAFTA, ripping apart the world's largest trade agreement. wapo.st/2ORrgPu?tid=ss…
French President Macron told the UNGA Tuesday that no trade deals should be signed with countries that don't respect the Paris climate agreement
The U.S. is the only country who doesn't support the climate agreement.
National security adviser John Bolton is expected to warn Iran that there will be "hell to pay" if they "continue to lie, cheat, and deceive" or if they "cross" the US and its allies, according to excerpts of the speech published by media outlets.
One of the big, under-appreciated stories of the Trump era is how decisively the American people are rejecting Trump's xenophobic nationalism.
Here's a bunch of polling that shows support for immigration and global trade is strong.
2nd Circuit rejects bid by Trump admin to have DOJ's top civil rights official escape deposition in suit over citizenship question in census
Similar fight could be looming for Commerce Secy Wilbur Ross, also ordered deposed
Oil prices hit a new four-year high on Tuesday after OPEC dismissed Trump's calls to increase supply and lower prices.
Republican Rep. Mike Coffman
(Colo.) says in a new interview that he tries to "tune out" Trump whenever possible.
"I try and tune out the president whenever I can", Coffman told BuzzFeed News.
Trump's new Cadillac limo cost $1,500,000, weighs 20,000 lbs, and comes equipped with a fridge full of [Trump's] own blood type.
Obama calls on Americans to vote in midterms: "This moment is too important to sit out"
42 Days until midterm elections.
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