Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ). Photo: Al Drago/Getty Images

Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) and other Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee are planning to ask President Trump's Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh to not participate in future cases involving Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian collusion spanning from the 2016 election, if confirmed, Politico reports.

The backdrop: This comes in response to past remarks Kavanaugh made that a sitting president should be exempt from civil lawsuits or criminal investigations. And as Politico notes, the high court could rule on matters related to the special counsel's probe. Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn (R-Tx.) called Democrats' call for recusal "ridiculous."

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  1. Politics: Trump says if Biden's elected, "he'll listen to the scientists"Trump calls Fauci a "disaster" on campaign call.
  2. Health: Coronavirus hospitalizations are on the rise — 8 states set single-day coronavirus case records last week.
  3. States: Wisconsin judge reimposes capacity limit on indoor venues.
  4. Media: Trump attacks CNN as "dumb b*stards" for continuing to cover pandemic.
  5. Business: Consumer confidence surveys show Americans are getting nervousHow China's economy bounced back from coronavirus.
  6. Sports: We've entered the era of limited fan attendance.
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Trump attacks CNN as "dumb b*stards" for continuing to cover pandemic

President Trump attacked CNN for continuing to cover the coronavirus pandemic, calling the network "dumb b*stards" at a campaign rally in Prescott, Arizona on Monday.

Why it matters: The president's attacks on the media and Anthony Fauci, the government's top infectious-disease expert, come as coronavirus cases and hospitalizations are again surging across the country, just two weeks out from Election Day.

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Deal to remove Sudan as terror sponsor paves way for Israel move

President Trump announced Monday that he will be removing Sudan from the State Department’s state sponsors of terrorism list after the Sudanese government agreed to pay $335 million in compensation for families of American victims of terrorism.

The big picture: Trump's announcement is part of a wider agreement that is expected to include moves from Sudan toward normalizing relations with Israel.