Sep 26, 2018

Judiciary Democrats urge Trump to withdraw Kavanaugh nomination

All 10 Senate Judiciary Democrats signed and sent a letter to President Trump urging him to either "immediately withdraw" his nomination of Brett Kavanaugh, or have the FBI reopen their investigation into the Supreme Court nominee.

The big picture: This follows revelations that there are now second and third allegations of sexual assault and misconduct against Kavanaugh. There is a hearing scheduled for Thursday in which Kavanaugh's first accuser, Dr. Christine Blasey Ford will testify in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee. A vote to confirm Kavanaugh to the high court is currently scheduled for Friday morning, although Sen. Grassley did not rule out a second hearing when asked about it Wednesday.

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Trump assigns Pence to lead U.S. coronavirus response


President Trump announced at a press briefing Wednesday evening that he'll be putting Vice President Mike Pence in charge of leading the administration's response to the coronavirus.

The big picture: In the wake of a market sell-off and warnings from health officials that there's a real threat of the coronavirus spreading in the U.S., Trump sought to reassure the nation and Wall Street that the U.S. is "ready" for whatever comes next.

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Mass shooting in Milwaukee: What we know so far

Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett in 2012. Photo: John Gress/Corbis via Getty Images

Multiple people have died in a shooting at the Molson Coors brewery complex, Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett told reporters on Wednesday. He said he "believed" the shooter is among those dead, although police have not confirmed this.

What's happening: Police said "there is no active threat" just before 6 pm ET, but noted the scene remains active. "There are various sources citing various numbers of casualties. At this time that information has not been confirmed,"the police said.

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