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The Morning Briefing: Columbus Day and Much, Much More

YES. Activists demonstrate in front of the Supreme Court to protest the confirmation vote of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh on Capitol Hill, Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018 in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Good Monday morning and Happy Columbus Day!

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

  • The president delivers remarks at the International Association of Chiefs of Police Annual Convention in Orlando, Florida
  • President Trump participates in the swearing-in ceremony of the Honorable Brett M. Kavanaugh as Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States

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

Kava-YUP round-up

Immediately after the contentious Kavanaugh vote in the Senate on Saturday, Kavanaugh and family snuck into the SCOTUS building to get sworn in. A more formal swearing-in with the president in will take place this evening. The #resistance was not pleased about Kavanaugh’s confirmation and swearing-in — watch this video from Benny Johnson:

We’ve seen a whole lot of crazy these last few weeks. It’s only going to get worse as the election approaches. I hope you are all ready.

Supreme Court ‘will nullify’ Roe v. Wade even if it doesn’t ‘overturn’ it: Senate Dem

Some anti-Kavanaugh protesters were paid to help make ‘viral moments,’ Vice News editor says

If you don’t follow the hive mind Former Obama official calls Susan Collins ‘fake’ feminist

It’s never going to end Chief Justice John Roberts Accused of ‘Cover Up’ for Sitting on Kavanaugh Misconduct Complaints

She voted “no” because she is going to lose Heitkamp voted no for Kavanaugh after ‘jaw-dropping’ hearing

Christine Blasey Ford still unable to live at home due to death threats, lawyers say

People on the right are all too familiar with death threats and violence Sen. Cory Gardner reveals wife received graphic text of beheading after Kavanaugh vote

Kentucky man goes viral after complaining his name is Brett Kavanagh

“Fusion Ken” NBC’s Ken Dilanian Advocates For Changes To Senate After Kavanaugh Confirmation

Liberal Writers, Activists Attack ‘White Women’ Over Kavanaugh

Susan Rice says she has been ‘moved by the enthusiasm’ for her possible Senate run

Historical picture of the day:

The Christopher Columbus statue is shown at Manhattan’s Columbus Circle. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)

Other morsels:

Across the US, more cities ditch Columbus Day to honor those who really discovered America

South Korea: Kim agreed to meet with Trump again ‘as soon as possible’

Second Trump-Kim summit almost a done deal, Pompeo says

Florida governor activates emergency response to new hurricane threat

Sad, they’re Dems. Taylor Swift Gets Political, Endorses Two Tennessee Candidates

Europe raises flags on China’s cyber espionage

Wife says missing Interpol chief sent knife emoji as danger signal

Pro-Choice Man, Who Allegedly Kicked Pro-Life Woman, Is In More Trouble Than We Thought

Texas Cops Confiscate Anti-Republican Yard Sign After Threatening Property Owner

Wait, what? Rose McGowan slams the #MeToo movement: ‘It’s all bull’

Salena Zito: Elites are the ones who are dividing America

What are pansexual, demigirl and aromantic?

‘Chilling message’: Hong Kong refuses to explain FT journalist visa denial

China accuses ex-Interpol chief of bribery, other crimes

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