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Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley has accelerated his committee's Russia investigation — threatening to subpoena Donald Trump Jr. and former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort — leading to both cheers and jeers within the GOP, per Bloomberg.

  • The argument for: Some, like Sen. Lindsey Graham, think Grassley is just doing his job by addressing issues that fall under the purview of his committee, like obstruction of justice and possible campaign finance violations.
  • The argument against: Others feel the Senate Intel Committee's investigation, along with Robert Mueller's probe, are sufficient, especially as Judiciary doesn't have access to classified documents.
  • Grassley on Grassley: "This is what Chuck Grassley does... I think I've got a pretty good reputation for being what I call an equal-opportunity overseer."

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President Trump stands with Judge Amy Coney Barrett after she took the constitutional oath to serve as a Supreme Court justice during a White House ceremony Monday night .Photo: Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images)

President Trump said Judge Amy Coney Barrett's Senate confirmation to the Supreme Court and her subsequent taking of the constitutional oath Monday was a "momentous day," as she she vowed to serve "without any fear or favour."

Of note: As Republicans applauded the action, Democratic leaders warned of consequences to the rush to replace the late liberal Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg with a conservative so close to the election, as progressives led calls to expand the court.

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Hurricane Zeta's forecast path. Photo: National Hurricane Center

Hurricane Zeta made landfall on Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula as a Category 1 storm late Monday packing maximum sustained winds of 80 mph, per the National Hurricane Center.

The state of play: Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards (D) declared a state of emergency Monday as Zeta strengthened into a hurricane earlier Monday.