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Live Blog

Here is your live blog for the day.

Good Thursday morning.

Here is what's on the president's agenda today:

  • The president participates in a signing ceremony for S. 3508, the “Save Our Seas Act of 2018”
  • President Trump participates in a signing ceremony for H.R. 1551, the “Orrin G. Hatch-Bob Goodlatte Music Modernization Act”
  • The president delivers remarks at the Interagency Task Force to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons Annual Meeting

Apologies to all my Briefers for this being shorter than I wanted but I got a late start because my internet was down for about 2 hours after I woke up this morning.

Eric Holder: Let's kick some Republicans

Eric Holder, the only attorney general of the United States of America to be held in Contempt of Congress, wants his deranged, maniacal hooligans on the left to get more physical with their political activism.

Also, Eric Holder gave high-powered weaponry to Mexican narco-terrorists.

"It is time for us, as Democrats, to be as tough as they are, to be as dedicated as they are, to be as committed as they are," Holder told a crowd of campaign volunteers and candidates. "Michelle always says -- I love her; she and my wife are like, really tight, which always scares me and Barack -- but Michelle always says, 'When they go low, we go high.' No. When they go low, we kick 'em."

Hey Eric, COME AT ME, COME TRY AND KICK ME. DO IT.

It's astonishing to watch a big bully like Eric Holder, who controlled the overly powerful U.S. Justice Department, act like the GOP is crushing the poor, downtrodden Democrats. The Kavanaugh nomination is one of the few times in my entire life the GOP establishment has actually stood up and refused to roll over and cave on an issue. That's what has Eric Holder, Obama, Maxine Waters, Corey Booker, etc. so worried: the right is fighting back. The first victory was putting Trump in the White House and now, on the Kavenaugh issue, the establishment has fallen in line. That is really going to put a damper on the left's plans to take over everything.

One can hope that our sad sack GOP establishment has learned a lesson: that they are rewarded when they stand up for the people who elected them. I'm not optimistic and you shouldn't be either. Don't be expectin' the Republican leadership to do the right thing from now on.

RUSSIA Update:

Russia dossier author criticizes Trump, slams 'strange and troubling times'

Former FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe reportedly butted heads with Rod Rosenstein over the Russia investigation

Here Are All The 'Last Chances' We've Had On Climate Change

Your daily WTF:

Couple arrested with body parts in stroller

Historical picture of the day:

U.S. Supreme Court nominee Judge Clarence Thomas denounces and denies sexual harassment allegations against him before the Senate Judiciary Commitee on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., Friday night, Oct. 11, 1991. (AP Photo/John Duricka)

Other morsels:

Hurricane Michael by the numbers: Nearly 460K customers without power in the Southeast

U.S. Weapons Systems Vulnerable to Cyberhacks, Report Warns

Trump mocks 'the rules of Me Too' at Pennsylvania rally

Another CNN host lost his cool when a panelist called leftist protesters a ‘mob’

Dr. Christine Blasey Ford Nominated For UNC’s Distinguished Alumna Award

It is. National divorce time? Tucker And Dana Loesch Question If It’s Too Late To Find Common Ground With Democrats

Chief justice refers Kavanaugh ethics complaints to judges outside Washington

Trump reluctant to cut off arms sales to Saudis in response to Khashoggi's disappearance

US Postal Service wants 5 cent increase for first-class stamps

Arizona shelter shut in latest case of alleged migrant child abuse

Senate panel questions FBI Director Christopher Wray about Brett Kavanaugh, credibility

Portland Antifa protesters caught on video bullying elderly motorist, woman in wheelchair

Ryan Zinke under consideration to succeed Haley as UN ambassador, sources say

Teens Are Being Bullied ‘Constantly’ on Instagram

Seems important. DOJ arrests Chinese intel officer charged with economic espionage

And that's all I've got now go beat back the angry mob!

Irony/Hypocrisy alert:

About 50 janitors, drivers, secretaries and accountants at the union’s offices in the Washington, D.C., area are saying that the union won't pay them a fair wage.

The AFL-CIO has, however, managed to give over $1 million to Democrats in 2018, according to Open Secrets.

Beta's favorability rating is under 50% as we learned earlier this morning, Sabato has moved North Dakota Senate to Leans Republican after Heidi Heitkamp voted against Kavanaugh, and now the latest reveal from James O'Keefe isn't helping Bredesen any in Tennessee.

Oh, and Jon Tester shoots cows.

The Senate's looking pretty good right now.

But as always: Don't. Get. Cocky.

Some dragon energy on National Coming Out Day...

Kanye makes news at the Oval Office on "National Coming Out Day."

Oh, and on a more serious note, here's the problem with this "holiday."

Oh that pesky civility...

They got rid of it in France, didn't you know? Wonder how that worked out...