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Pelosi blows off Trump’s suggestion of a ‘big downpayment’ on the wall

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MSNBC host Kassie Hunt was able to speak briefly to Speaker Nancy Pelosi about President Donald Trump’s latest proposal for a “downpayment” on the U.S-Mexico border wall.

According to Hunt, Pelosi said she didn’t think the idea of a downpayment “would be a reasonable arrangement” at this time.

Trump told the press late Thursday that he hadn’t heard from Pelosi over the course of the day. Thus far, the House has passed a total of 10 bills that the president could choose from. Any of those could be sent to the Senate for passage if Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) brought them to the floor.

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Trump also told reporters in a brief statement that Pelosi was “reasonable” to say no to the State of the Union address until after the government reopens.

“It’s really her choice,” he said.


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Lindsey Graham announces Amy Coney Barrett hearings — full Senate vote could occur days before the election

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Senate Judiciary Committee Lindsey Graham (R-SC) announced on Saturday that confirmation hearings for Judge Amy Coney Barrett would commence on October 12th.

Graham made the announcement on Fox News, hours after Trump officially nominated Barrett to fill the U.S. Supreme Court seat vacated by the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

Shortly after Graham made the announcement on Fox News, the Judiciary Committee confirmed the timeline, CNN's Phil Mattingly reported.

https://twitter.com/Phil_Mattingly/status/1310025495623409674

PBS Newshour correspondent Lisa Desjardins did the math on confirmation hearings beginning on October 12th and concluded the final Senate vote could occur on October 28th or 29th -- which are the Wednesday and Thursday immediately preceding the Novermber 2nd election.

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Trump whines press didn’t cover the ‘two Nobel Prizes’ — that he didn’t win

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The leader of the free world spoke of the Nobel Peace Prize as if he had repeatedly won the award.

Trump made the complaints he has not received the recognition he thinks he deserves during a campaign rally in Middletown, Pennsylvania.

"They didn't cover two Nobel Prizes," Trump says he told first lady Melania Trump. "I got two in one week, did you ever hear of that?"

Trump received two nominations, he has never won a Nobel Peace Prize.

"And my only complaint is, I should have gotten about seven or eight, because if you knew some of the other things -- some of the other things I have done much better," Trump argued, despite having not won the award a single time. "I should have gotten seven."

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Portland police search for white man who kicked Black journalist in the head at ‘Proud Boys’ rally

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On Saturday, the far-right group the "Proud Boys" held a rally at Delta Park in Portland, Oregon.

Zane Sparling, of The Portland Tribune documented the scene, with many attendees wearing militia dress.

https://twitter.com/PDXzane/status/1309945564922961920

Sparling captured video of a man pushing a Black journalist to the ground and kicking him in the head:

Man pushes live-streamer to the ground and kicks him in the face at Proud Boys is rally in Portland pic.twitter.com/SAdHShqir3

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