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Senate Democrats press for documents on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh

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The top Democrat in the U.S. Senate on Tuesday charged that Republicans were “dragging their feet” in providing documents needed to properly vet President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, with Republicans countering that the demand for documents was a tactic designed to delay a Senate vote.

“If Judge (Brett) Kavanaugh is the right man for the bench that the Republicans say he is, if he’s a fair-minded jurist that they claim he is, why are Republicans hiding his full record from the Senate and from the American people,” Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer told reporters.

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Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell, speaking to reporters ahead of Schumer, said no “delaying tactic” would push a Senate vote on the nominee past election day in November.

Reporting by Amanda Becker; Writing by Tim Ahmann; Editing by David Alexander


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Trump campaign manager calls impeachment ‘a seditious conspiracy’ against ‘the people’s president’ in bonkers tweet

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Trump 2020 campaign manager Brad Parscale on Monday posted a completely bonkers tweet that falsely accused House Democrats of leading a "seditious conspiracy" to overthrow President Donald Trump.

"Democrats have crossed over the line of partisan politics and have undertaken a seditious conspiracy to overthrow the people’s president," Parscale wrote. "Nancy Pelosi should step down for betraying her oath of office and attempting to overthrow our great Republic."

Democrats have crossed over the line of partisan politics and have undertaken a seditious conspiracy to overthrow the people’s president.

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Pompeo State Dept. homepage advocates ‘being a Christian leader’ — here’s why that’s more disturbing than it sounds

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The website of the U.S, Department of State currently features a photograph of Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and the words, “Being a Christian Leader.”

The link on the State Dept. homepage goes to a video and the text of Pompeo’s speech to the American Association of Christian Counselors in Nashville, Tennessee on October 11.

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Russia denies US news report it bombed 4 Syria hospitals in 12 hours

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Russia on Monday denied a US newspaper report that its warplanes bombed four hospitals in rebel-held territory in Syria over a period of 12 hours this year.

The Russian defence ministry rubbished the claim in a report by The New York Times, saying "the alleged 'evidence' provided by the NYT is not worth even the paper it was printed on".

The May strikes -- which the newspaper tied to Moscow through Russian radio recordings, plane spotter logs and accounts by witnesses -- are part of a larger pattern of medical facilities targeted by forces supporting Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in the country's devastating civil war.

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