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Kavanaugh tells senators he will ‘not be intimidated into withdrawing’ his nomination

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President Donald Trump’s nominee for the Supreme Court, Brett Kavanaugh, told the Senate Judiciary Committee on Monday he will not withdraw his nominations because of “false and uncorroborated” sexual misconduct allegations against him.

“I will not be intimidated into withdrawing from this process. The coordinated effort to destroy my good name will not drive me out,” he wrote. “The last-minute character assassination will not succeed.”

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(Reporting by Jeff Mason; Writing by Doina Chiacu; Editing by David Alexander)

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Former Trump officials are increasingly worried about the president’s erratic and outlandish behavior: report

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President Donald Trump became the butt of jokes all over the world this week when he offered to purchase Greenland and angrily canceled a visit to Denmark after Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen described the proposal as “absurd.” The headlines, Maggie Haberman and Peter Baker note in a report for the New York Times, sounded like something The Onion would make up — only it really happened. But Haberman and Baker stress that to former Trump Administration officials, the president’s erratic behavior is no laughing matter. And those who have worked with the president, according to Haberman and Baker, are growing increasingly worried about his actions — especially with the 2020 election only 15 months away and the U.S. economy possibly going into a recession.

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‘Confused’ Trump pummeled by WSJ for creating economic uncertainty with his tariffs and incoherent tax plans

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A clearly exasperated editorial board of the Wall Street Journal took Donald Trump to task in a harsh column, claiming he doesn't seem to know what he is doing when it comes to economics and they are getting tired of his act.

Right from the start, the conservative editors took a shot at the president by beginning: "President Trump isn’t famous for consistency, but his reversal on a new round of tax cuts may be a record. On Tuesday he said he was considering a cut in the payroll tax and indexing capital gains for inflation, but on Wednesday he took it all back."

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Native tribes frozen out of controversial plan for Bears Ears Monument

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Federal law requires our government to consult with Native American tribes about the Bears Ears monument in southern Utah. But Trump is only giving lip service at best to attempts to the Navajo, Hopi and others about what was once the second-largest national monument in the lower 48 states, before Trump shrunk it by 85%.

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