The Morning Briefing: Kavanaugh Vote Approaches and Much, Much More

Actress and comedian Amy Schumer joins a march against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh from the Supreme Court to the Hart Senate Office Building in Washington, Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

Good Friday morning.

Here is what’s on the President’s agenda today:

  • The president receives his intelligence briefing
  • President Trump participates in a Defense Industrial Base Report presentation
  • The president participates in a signing ceremony for H.R. 4, the “FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018”

I have a condensed version of the Briefing for you this morning.


This morning the Senate will vote to end debate (cloture) on the Kavanaugh nomination around 10:30 a.m. If that motion passes, there will be 30 hours of debate before a vote on Mr. Kavanaugh’s nomination. That will take place around Saturday at 4 or 5 p.m. Expect some kind of social unrest if Kavanaugh passes and I think he will pass. McConnell wouldn’t schedule a vote otherwise.


Who cares? The WaPo is a bunch of partisan hacks. Vote ‘no’ on Kavanaugh

I Am an Independent, Impartial Judge by accused gang rapist and alleged penis exposer Bart Kavanaugh

DEEP STATE ALERT Senate staffer Accused of Doxxing GOP Senators Allegedly Threatened To Also Dox Their Children

Congress ‘doxing’ suspect will stay in jail until hearing next week

Judiciary Committee Releases Letter That Back Kavanaugh’s Claim About ‘Devil’s Triangle’ Being a Drinking Game

This is fantastic! Hatch tells group of female protesters to ‘grow up’

Capitol Police make over 300 arrests during anti-Kavanaugh protests

Hundreds of female Alaska attorneys call on Murkowski, Sullivan to vote ‘no’ on Kavanaugh

Chuck Grassley furiously berates the media over their bias at media conference

Emily Ratajkowski Arrested At Kavanaugh Protest

Facebook Employees Reportedly Melt Down Over VP Sitting Behind Kavanaugh

My G-d, she’s so dumb Alyssa Milano: Kavanaugh Not Threatening A Defamation Lawsuit Against Accusers Could Prove Allegations Are True


An Ex-Boyfriend Of Dr. Ford Refuted Many Of The Claims She Made Under Oath

GOP senator going to daughter’s wedding regardless of Kavanaugh vote

Trump administration releases new counterterrorism strategy

Judiciary Committee releases executive summary of supplemental FBI report on Kavanaugh

Amid Kavanaugh probe, Alyssa Milano now says Bill Clinton ‘probably should’ve’ faced sex misconduct investigation

Lady Gaga says Kavanaugh accuser decided to ‘protect the country’

Historical picture of the day:

Duke Ellington waves to fans when he arrived at London’s Paddington Station on Oct. 5, 1958 after traveling from Plymouth on the boat train from the S.S. Ile De France. He is scheduled to play his first concert of his forthcoming tour at the Royal Festival Hall in London. (AP Photo)

Other morsels:

Nobel Peace Prize awarded to Denis Mukwege and Nadia Murad for helping end sexual violence

Kavanaugh probe secrecy again leaves FBI exposed to politics

Biden to headline rally for Donnelly in Indiana

Texas university offers counseling for distressed students after Steven Crowder event

Former ACLU Vice President: The ACLU Now Doesn’t ‘Believe In Anything Other Than The Resistance’

Democrats, rights groups urge State Dept. to bring back reports on women’s reproductive rights

Feds seek 4-year-plus sentence for FBI agent in leak case

Drunk birds cause havoc in Minnesota town

I get this. Mail carrier leaves mail on side of New Jersey road; quits job


Gubernatorial candidate arrested with 48 pounds of pot: cops

OH. Man Suspected of Directing Russian Lawyer on Trump Tower 2016 Meeting Dies in Helicopter Crash

Vietnam War vet identified as suspect in deadly ambush of 7 officers

Democratic senators request intel chief provide more information on Trump’s claim about Chinese hacking

Walmart recalls nearly a quarter million axes

Mormon church backs deal to allow medical marijuana in Utah

Melania Trump feeds elephant in Kenya

Report details ‘vulnerabilities’ in industries vital to national defense, US official says

Toddler shreds over $1,000 his parents saved to pay a debt

This bottle of whisky just sold for $1.1M

JURNALIZM Trump climbed the steps of Air Force One with a thin piece of paper stuck to his shoe

At least 10 decapitated goats found in an Atlanta-area river

Trump Foundation engaged in ‘persistent illegality,’ New York attorney general says

Firefox just launched a 2018 election survival kit to combat bad information

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


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