Trump blasts Democrats on immigration amid migrant caravan crisis

Amid worsening tensions in the White House over refugees from Guatemala and Honduras flocking to the border, Trump took to Twitter and blamed Democrats for being weak on border security. With the November midterms just 17 days away, Trump has become more vocal about the border crisis. I want to build a wall,” Trump told the crowd. Meanwhile, former Vice President Joe Biden was also in Nevada, headlining a get-out-the vote rally for Democrats in Las Vegas. Trump has reportedly become frustrated b


Amid worsening tensions in the White House over refugees from Guatemala and Honduras flocking to the border, Trump took to Twitter and blamed Democrats for being weak on border security. With the November midterms just 17 days away, Trump has become more vocal about the border crisis. I want to build a wall,” Trump told the crowd. Meanwhile, former Vice President Joe Biden was also in Nevada, headlining a get-out-the vote rally for Democrats in Las Vegas. Trump has reportedly become frustrated b
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Trump blasts Democrats on immigration amid migrant caravan crisis

President Donald Trump on Saturday launched a new salvo in the fierce battle over immigration, blasting Democrats for obstructing his efforts to secure the border as thousands of Central American migrants flooded the dividing line between the U.S. and Mexico.

Amid worsening tensions in the White House over refugees from Guatemala and Honduras flocking to the border, Trump took to Twitter and blamed Democrats for being weak on border security. Calling attention to the “horrors taking place on the border,” the president urged Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-New York, and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-California, to work with the White House on a solution.

With the November midterms just 17 days away, Trump has become more vocal about the border crisis. At an election rally on Friday in front of thousands of supporters in Arizona, a state bordered by Mexico.

“Democrats want to throw your borders wide open to criminals. I want to build a wall,” Trump told the crowd. “The Democrats don’t care that a flood of illegal immigration is going to bankrupt our country.”

The president held a rally in rural Nevada on Saturday afternoon. Meanwhile, former Vice President Joe Biden was also in Nevada, headlining a get-out-the vote rally for Democrats in Las Vegas.

The president and Republicans are trying to fire up their base ahead of next month’s hotly-contested election, in an effort to stave off a possible “blue wave” that could see Democrats elected in large numbers.

Trump has reportedly become frustrated by efforts to stymie his tough stance on immigration, an issue that launched his 2016 election bid. Several publications this week reported an expletive-filled shouting match between White House Chief of Staff John Kelly and National Security Adviser John Bolton over the issue, sparking new concerns Kelly could resign.

In September, the president signed a spending bill to keep the government open, despite previously calling the measure “ridiculous” because it did not include funding for a wall along the southern border. White House budget director Mick Mulvaney told CNBC shortly after the House followed the Senate in passing the funding measure that the administration would take up the wall issue after the midterms.


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Trump says he is ‘comfortable’ as president despite political battles

President Donald Trump said in an interview broadcast on Sunday that he was “comfortable” in the White House after almost two years in office, despite political storms over immigration, tariffs and his nomination of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh. “Now I very much feel like POTUS,” Trump added, using the acronym for president of the United States. We won,” Trump said. “Washington, D.C. is a vicious, vicious place: the attacks, the bad-mouthing, the speaking behind your back. But you know,


President Donald Trump said in an interview broadcast on Sunday that he was “comfortable” in the White House after almost two years in office, despite political storms over immigration, tariffs and his nomination of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh. “Now I very much feel like POTUS,” Trump added, using the acronym for president of the United States. We won,” Trump said. “Washington, D.C. is a vicious, vicious place: the attacks, the bad-mouthing, the speaking behind your back. But you know,
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Trump says he is 'comfortable' as president despite political battles

President Donald Trump said in an interview broadcast on Sunday that he was “comfortable” in the White House after almost two years in office, despite political storms over immigration, tariffs and his nomination of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh.

“It was a little surreal to say I’m the president of the United States, but I think that’s true with everybody,” Trump told the CBS television news program “60 Minutes.”

“Even my friends, they don’t call me Donald, they call me Mr. President. And I say: ‘Will you please loosen up?’ I’ve learned on the job. I have.”

“Now I very much feel like POTUS,” Trump added, using the acronym for president of the United States.

The interview, in which Trump proved as eager as ever for verbal jousting on a range of issues, showed no sign he had any intention of abandoning his freewheeling, in-your-face persona as president.

Trump would not say whether he intended to return to the contentious policy of separating immigrant children from their families at the border, but gave no ground on what he saw as the need for tough policy.

“When you allow the parents to stay together, OK, when you allow that, then what happens is people are going to pour into our country,” Trump said. “There have to be consequences … for coming into our country illegally.”

The family separations and the detention of thousands of children, mostly from Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador, prompted widespread condemnation of Trump’s policy. About 2,500 children and parents were separated before Trump abandoned the policy in June. Days later, a federal judge ordered the families reunited, a process that is still incomplete.

After a political brawl in the Senate over sexual misconduct allegations against his Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, Trump said his remarks at a Mississippi rally in which critics said he mocked accuser Christine Blasey Ford were necessary to win the confirmation fight.

“Had I not made that speech, we would not have won. I was just saying she didn’t seem to know anything,” Trump said. “And you’re trying to destroy a life of a man who has been extraordinary.”

He denied making fun of her, saying instead that he had treated her with respect.

“I’m not going to get into it because we won. It doesn’t matter. We won,” Trump said. Kavanaugh was confirmed by a 50-48 vote in the U.S. Senate earlier this month.

A New York businessman whose upset 2016 victory against Democrat Hillary Clinton sent shock waves across the political world, Trump said he had discovered that the Washington political scene was even tougher than the business world.

“Washington, D.C. is a vicious, vicious place: the attacks, the bad-mouthing, the speaking behind your back. But you know, and in my way, I feel very comfortable here,” the president told CBS.

“I always used to say the toughest people are Manhattan real estate guys and blah, blah. Now I say they’re babies.”


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Saudi Arabia is the top US weapons buyer – but it doesn’t spend as much as Trump boasts

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump has been hesitant to jeopardize U.S. arms deals with Saudi Arabia even as outrage grows over the disappearance of journalist and Saudi royal family critic Jamal Khashoggi. Saudi Arabia is America’s No. Between 2013 and 2017, Riyadh accounted for 18 percent of total U.S. arms sales or about $9 billion, according to a report by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute. Read more: Why the market is suddenly concerned Saudi Arabia will weaponize oil in


WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump has been hesitant to jeopardize U.S. arms deals with Saudi Arabia even as outrage grows over the disappearance of journalist and Saudi royal family critic Jamal Khashoggi. Saudi Arabia is America’s No. Between 2013 and 2017, Riyadh accounted for 18 percent of total U.S. arms sales or about $9 billion, according to a report by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute. Read more: Why the market is suddenly concerned Saudi Arabia will weaponize oil in
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Saudi Arabia is the top US weapons buyer – but it doesn't spend as much as Trump boasts

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump has been hesitant to jeopardize U.S. arms deals with Saudi Arabia even as outrage grows over the disappearance of journalist and Saudi royal family critic Jamal Khashoggi.

Saudi Arabia is America’s No. 1 weapons buyer. Between 2013 and 2017, Riyadh accounted for 18 percent of total U.S. arms sales or about $9 billion, according to a report by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute.

But a closer look reveals that the sales aren’t quite as big as Trump has boasted. The president recently praised Riyadh’s ambitions to buy $110 billion worth of U.S.-made arms. But that money hasn’t come through yet, according to State Department or Defense Security Cooperation Agency announcements.

Read more: Why the market is suddenly concerned Saudi Arabia will weaponize oil in Khashoggi dispute

The president has cited the importance of the nations’ relationship, pushing back on potentially slapping retaliatory sanctions on Saudi Arabia over Khashoggi’s fate. Saudi Arabia’s oil-rich monarchy is one of America’s most crucial strategic partners in the Middle East and a significant patron of U.S. defense companies.

“I tell you what I don’t want to do,” Trump said to CBS’ “60 Minutes” on Sunday, when asked about blocking arms sales to Riyadh. “Boeing, Lockheed, Raytheon, all these [companies]. I don’t want to hurt jobs. I don’t want to lose an order like that. There are other ways of punishing, to use a word that’s a pretty harsh word, but it’s true.”


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Trump doubles down on Fed attacks, saying it’s ‘going loco’

Saying he’s “not happy” with the Fed, Trump told Fox News he could’t understand why it was continuing to tighten U.S. monetary policy. The Fed is going loco and there’s no reason for them to do it. Even as he expressed concerns about the Fed’s interest rate policy, Trump told reporters at the White House Tuesday that he had not spoken to Fed Chairman Jerome Powell about them. I think the Fed has gone crazy,” the president told reporters. The Fed has raised interest rates three times this year an


Saying he’s “not happy” with the Fed, Trump told Fox News he could’t understand why it was continuing to tighten U.S. monetary policy. The Fed is going loco and there’s no reason for them to do it. Even as he expressed concerns about the Fed’s interest rate policy, Trump told reporters at the White House Tuesday that he had not spoken to Fed Chairman Jerome Powell about them. I think the Fed has gone crazy,” the president told reporters. The Fed has raised interest rates three times this year an
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Trump doubles down on Fed attacks, saying it's 'going loco'

U.S. President Donald Trump continued his tirade against the Federal Reserve in a late Wednesday television appearance, laying into the central bank’s policy decisions and suggesting it is to blame for Wednesday’s sharp market decline.

Saying he’s “not happy” with the Fed, Trump told Fox News he could’t understand why it was continuing to tighten U.S. monetary policy. The president has previously expressed displeasure with the central bank, and that’s led some to fear the institution’s independence is at risk.

“The problem I have is with the Fed. The Fed is going wild. I mean, I don’t know what their problem is that they are raising interest rates and it’s ridiculous,” Trump said during a telephone interview with Fox host Shannon Bream. “The problem [causing the market drop] in my opinion is Treasury and the Fed. The Fed is going loco and there’s no reason for them to do it. I’m not happy about it.”

“Loco” means “crazy” in Spanish.

In recent months, U.S. officials have sought to emphasize that Trump would honor the Fed’s historic ability to make decisions independent of political interference. “We as an administration absolutely support the independence of the Fed,” Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin reportedly said in July.

As recently as Tuesday, Trump had signaled that he understood the importance of maintaining a firewall between the White House and the Fed. Even as he expressed concerns about the Fed’s interest rate policy, Trump told reporters at the White House Tuesday that he had not spoken to Fed Chairman Jerome Powell about them.

“I like to stay uninvolved with them. I have not spoken” to Powell all year, Trump said.

Trump’s attitude towards the Fed seemed to change Wednesday, however, as fears about rapidly rising rates helped cause the Dow Jones Industrial Average to drop more than 800 points by day’s end. The S&P 500 posted its worst day since February and clinched its first five-day losing streak since 2016.

Early on Wednesday afternoon, Trump knocked his central bank as he deplaned from Air Force One in Erie, Pennsylvania for a campaign rally. “I think the Fed is making a mistake. They are so tight. I think the Fed has gone crazy,” the president told reporters.

The Fed has raised interest rates three times this year and is largely expected to hike once more before year-end.

The most recent September rate hike drew criticism from Trump at the time, who said he was “worried about the fact that they seem to like raising interest rates, we can do other things with the money,” he said.

—CNBC’s Thomas Franck contributed to this report.


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Mark Judge’s book ‘Wasted’ is selling for nearly $2,000

Savvy sellers have tried to cash in on the attention, selling Judge’s out-of-print memoir for hundreds and even thousands online. Judge’s ’97 book “Wasted: Tales of a Gen X Drunk,” chronicles the author’s struggles with alcohol, including blackouts and partying while in high school. Many have sought out copies for clues as they piece together a timeline of Kavanaugh’s high school years. The second highest price for the book was set three years ago at $32.45, one-sixtieth of the book’s current se


Savvy sellers have tried to cash in on the attention, selling Judge’s out-of-print memoir for hundreds and even thousands online. Judge’s ’97 book “Wasted: Tales of a Gen X Drunk,” chronicles the author’s struggles with alcohol, including blackouts and partying while in high school. Many have sought out copies for clues as they piece together a timeline of Kavanaugh’s high school years. The second highest price for the book was set three years ago at $32.45, one-sixtieth of the book’s current se
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Mark Judge's book 'Wasted' is selling for nearly $2,000

If Mark Judge ever imagined his books would sell for thousands of dollars, he probably didn’t have the past few weeks in mind.

The author has become a reluctant public figure as his high school chum Brett Kavanaugh faces an embattled nomination process for Supreme Court Justice. Savvy sellers have tried to cash in on the attention, selling Judge’s out-of-print memoir for hundreds and even thousands online.

Judge’s ’97 book “Wasted: Tales of a Gen X Drunk,” chronicles the author’s struggles with alcohol, including blackouts and partying while in high school. The memoir recently emerged as a key talking point when Christine Blasey Ford accused U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of a teenage sexual assault, citing Judge as an alleged witness.

Judge attended Georgetown Preparatory School with Kavanaugh and, according to Ford, was in the room during her alleged sexual assault. Kavanaugh has vehemently denied Ford’s charges, while Judge has said that he has no recollection of the incident.

An editor’s note for the book explains the memoir was based on true events but that some names and events have been fictionalized. Still, details such as a character named “Bart O’Kavanaugh” have fueled an interest in the book. Many have sought out copies for clues as they piece together a timeline of Kavanaugh’s high school years.

Third-party sellers are taking advantage of the renewed interest. For instance, as we write this, one used hardcover copy of “Wasted” is selling on Amazon for $1,899.99.

That’s a far cry from previous figures. A used copy in similar condition retailed for just 1 cent in early February 2017, according to CamelCamelCamel, a site that tracks Amazon prices. The second highest price for the book was set three years ago at $32.45, one-sixtieth of the book’s current selling price.

The memoir is less expensive on eBay, but still pricey. One seller is offering the book for $999, while another started bidding at $300.

Third-party sellers are able to set their own prices, according to an Amazon spokesperson. While the company does have a pricing policy for these sellers, the book’s rarity could warrant higher prices.

Listing obscure used books for high prices is not an uncommon practice online. A recent article in the New York Times says third-party sellers range from big brands to entrepreneurs looking for opportunity. As one consultant explained in the article, “If I’m selling a $10 book for $610, all I need to do is get one person to buy it and I’ve made $600. It’s just a matter of setting prices and wishful thinking.”

So far, Judge has gained little from the renewed attention he has tried to shun. In a review published Tuesday, New York Times’ book critic David Gardner wrote, “It is not even close to being a good book.” He adds, “Judge isn’t a skilled enough writer to evoke the complicated longings that alcohol can instill.”

And since the sales are handled by third-party sellers, Judge likely won’t receive a cut of these astronomical prices. Nor will the book be reissued. Hazelden Publishing, an arm of the addiction treatment center Judge attended, says it has no plans to reprint the memoir.

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World Court orders US to ensure Iran sanctions don’t hit humanitarian aid

The World Court ordered the United States on Wednesday to ensure that sanctions against Iran do not impact humanitarian aid or civil aviation safety. The ICJ is the United Nations’ highest court for resolving disputes between nations. Its rulings are binding, but it has no power to enforce them, and both the United States and Iran have effectively ignored its decisions in the past in cases they have brought against each other. The court found that assurances offered by Washington in August that


The World Court ordered the United States on Wednesday to ensure that sanctions against Iran do not impact humanitarian aid or civil aviation safety. The ICJ is the United Nations’ highest court for resolving disputes between nations. Its rulings are binding, but it has no power to enforce them, and both the United States and Iran have effectively ignored its decisions in the past in cases they have brought against each other. The court found that assurances offered by Washington in August that
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World Court orders US to ensure Iran sanctions don't hit humanitarian aid

The World Court ordered the United States on Wednesday to ensure that sanctions against Iran do not impact humanitarian aid or civil aviation safety.

Judges at the International Court Of Justice handed a victory to Tehran, which had argued that sanctions imposed since May by the administration of President Donald Trump violate the terms of a 1955 Treaty of Amity between the two countries.

The ruling is likely to have at most limited practical impact on the implementation of sanctions, which Washington is reimposing and tightening after pulling out of a 2015 nuclear deal that Iran signed with world powers.

The ICJ is the United Nations’ highest court for resolving disputes between nations. Its rulings are binding, but it has no power to enforce them, and both the United States and Iran have effectively ignored its decisions in the past in cases they have brought against each other.

The court found that assurances offered by Washington in August that it would do its best to ensure sanctions would not affect humanitarian conditions were “not adequate to address fully the humanitarian and safety concerns raised” by Iran.

“The court considers that the United States must, in line with its obligations under the 1955 treaty, remove by means of its choosing any impediment arising from the measures announced on 8 May 2018,” said Presiding Judge Abdulqawi Yusuf, reading a summary of a ruling by the 15-member panel of justices.

The sanctions may not hurt “exportation to the territory of Iran of goods required for humanitarian needs such as medicines, medical devices and foodstuffs and agricultural commodities as well as goods and services required for the safety of civil aviation,” he said.

Washington argued last month that Iran’s request was an attempt to misuse the court and that the 1955 treaty specifically ruled out using courts to resolve disputes.

The treaty was signed long before Iran’s 1979 Islamic Revolution which turned the two countries into arch foes.

U.S. State Department Legal Adviser Jennifer Newstead had said Iran’s real quarrel was Iran’s frustration over U.S. plans to pull out of the 2015 nuclear pact, under which Iran agreed to curbs on its nuclear programme in exchange for the lifting of international sanctions.

The unilateral U.S. move has been opposed by the other countries that are party to the agreement, including Washington’s close European allies Britain, France and Germany as well as Russia and China.

Despite international criticism, Washington is pushing ahead with the measures. A new series of sanctions is due to go into effect Nov. 4 aimed at sharply curtailing Iranian oil exports.


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Trump orders FBI to reopen background investigation into Kavanaugh

President Donald Trump said Friday that he had ordered the FBI to conduct a “supplemental investigation” into an allegation of sexual assault against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. Trump said that the probe “must be limited in scope and completed in less than one week.” Ford had offered her first publicly spoken words about the alleged assault in the Senate hearing before Kavanaugh. Kavanaugh has repeatedly denied the allegation, and told the committee, “I’ve never sexually assaulted any


President Donald Trump said Friday that he had ordered the FBI to conduct a “supplemental investigation” into an allegation of sexual assault against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. Trump said that the probe “must be limited in scope and completed in less than one week.” Ford had offered her first publicly spoken words about the alleged assault in the Senate hearing before Kavanaugh. Kavanaugh has repeatedly denied the allegation, and told the committee, “I’ve never sexually assaulted any
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Trump orders FBI to reopen background investigation into Kavanaugh

President Donald Trump said Friday that he had ordered the FBI to conduct a “supplemental investigation” into an allegation of sexual assault against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.

Trump said that the probe “must be limited in scope and completed in less than one week.”

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders tweeted out Trump’s statement Friday afternoon.

Sanders’ tweet came just hours after Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., called for a delay in Kavanaugh’s final confirmation vote by up to a week to allow the FBI to investigate “credible” allegations of sexual misconduct against the Supreme Court nominee.

The announcement is a dramatic concession from Trump, who had strongly endorsed Kavanaugh in the wake of the judge’s incendiary testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee a day earlier.

Minutes before Sanders’ tweet, Kavanaugh released a statement through White House deputy press secretary Raj Shah on Friday:

“Throughout this process, I’ve been interviewed by the FBI, I’ve done a number of “background” calls directly with the Senate, and yesterday, I answered questions under oath about every topic the Senators and their counsel asked me. I’ve done everything they have requested and will continue to cooperate.”

Testifying under oath before the committee on Thursday, a visibly furious and emotional Kavanaugh had denied Christine Blasey Ford’s allegation that he sexually assaulted her in the early 1980s when they were teenagers.

Ford had offered her first publicly spoken words about the alleged assault in the Senate hearing before Kavanaugh. She said an intoxicated Kavanaugh, with participation from his classmate Mark Judge, had held her down on a bed, covered her mouth and tried to disrobe her.

Kavanaugh has repeatedly denied the allegation, and told the committee, “I’ve never sexually assaulted anyone.”

In a statement following Trump’s decision, Ford’s lawyer Debra Katz said that “a thorough FBI investigation is critical to developing all the relevant facts.”

Ford “welcomes this step in the process, and appreciates the efforts of Senators Flake, Murkowski, Manchin and Collins — and all other senators who have supported an FBI investigation — to ensure it is completed before the Senate votes on Judge Kavanaugh’s nomination,” Katz said. “No artificial limits as to time or scope should be imposed on this investigation.”

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Senate GOP agrees to one-week delay on Kavanaugh Supreme Court confirmation to allow for FBI probe

Senate Republicans have agreed to delay a vote on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation for one week to allow for an FBI probe into allegations of sexual misconduct against the judge, according to a statement issued by the Senate Judiciary Committee on Friday. The committee requested that the White House “instruct the FBI to conduct a supplemental FBI background investigation with respect to” Kavanaugh’s nomination, the statement said. In a tweet posted by White House Press Secret


Senate Republicans have agreed to delay a vote on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation for one week to allow for an FBI probe into allegations of sexual misconduct against the judge, according to a statement issued by the Senate Judiciary Committee on Friday. The committee requested that the White House “instruct the FBI to conduct a supplemental FBI background investigation with respect to” Kavanaugh’s nomination, the statement said. In a tweet posted by White House Press Secret
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Senate GOP agrees to one-week delay on Kavanaugh Supreme Court confirmation to allow for FBI probe

Senate Republicans have agreed to delay a vote on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation for one week to allow for an FBI probe into allegations of sexual misconduct against the judge, according to a statement issued by the Senate Judiciary Committee on Friday.

The committee requested that the White House “instruct the FBI to conduct a supplemental FBI background investigation with respect to” Kavanaugh’s nomination, the statement said.

The president agreed in short order. In a tweet posted by White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders on Friday afternoon, the president said had ordered a supplemental investigation that would be “limited in scope and completed in less than one week.”

Read more: Trump orders the FBI to conduct supplemental investigation

The delay means that a floor vote on Kavanaugh’s confirmation, which had been expected for Tuesday, could now happen three days later. Senators will move forward with a procedural vote expected Saturday.

In a statement released by the White House Friday afternoon, Kavanaugh said he would “continue to cooperate.”

Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn, R-Texas; Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., and a number of other Republicans huddled in McConnell’s office Friday afternoon to discuss how to proceed on the confirmation following a call from a number of key senators to delay the vote.

The president, who has stood by his nominee amid a turbulent confirmation process roiled by accusations of sexual abuse, said Friday that he would be “totally reliant” on Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa.


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Kavanaugh friend Mark Judge: ‘I will cooperate’ with FBI probe of sex assault claims

Kavanaugh vehemently denied her allegations, and accused Democrats of engaging in a conspiracy to thwart his elevation to the high court. But Ford alleged that other people were present at the party itself. Ford testified that both Judge and Kavanaugh were extremely drunk and laughing as Kavanaugh grinded his body against hers on a bed, and tried to take off her clothes. But Kavanaugh refused under questioning by Democrats to call for an FBI probe. Judge, who has admitted to abusing alcohol in h


Kavanaugh vehemently denied her allegations, and accused Democrats of engaging in a conspiracy to thwart his elevation to the high court. But Ford alleged that other people were present at the party itself. Ford testified that both Judge and Kavanaugh were extremely drunk and laughing as Kavanaugh grinded his body against hers on a bed, and tried to take off her clothes. But Kavanaugh refused under questioning by Democrats to call for an FBI probe. Judge, who has admitted to abusing alcohol in h
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Kavanaugh friend Mark Judge: 'I will cooperate' with FBI probe of sex assault claims

Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee for days have blasted the Republican majority for not issuing a subpoena to Judge to testify at that committee this past Thursday.

At that explosive hearing, Christine Blasey Ford, a 51-year-old research psychologist, testified that Kavanaugh had attacked her during a gathering in a private home with several high school students about 36 years ago.

Kavanaugh vehemently denied her allegations, and accused Democrats of engaging in a conspiracy to thwart his elevation to the high court.

Judge was the only other person who Ford has said was in the room during the alleged attack, which would have occurred when he and Kavanaugh were students at Georgetown Prep, an all-boys Jesuit high school in Maryland, just outside of Washington, D.C.

But Ford alleged that other people were present at the party itself. Later on Friday, a lawyer for Patrick J. Smyth, another of Kavanaugh’s classmates alleged to have been at the gathering, said his client “is happy to cooperate fully with this FBI investigation.”

Ford testified that both Judge and Kavanaugh were extremely drunk and laughing as Kavanaugh grinded his body against hers on a bed, and tried to take off her clothes.

She testified that the attack only ended after Judge jumped on the bed, sending them tumbling off of it.

Democrats on the Judiciary Committee repeatedly called for an FBI investigation that would question Judge and other people who Ford has said were at the house that day.

But Kavanaugh refused under questioning by Democrats to call for an FBI probe.

And until Friday, Republicans on the committee had likewise refused to request that the bureau reopen its background investigation of Kavanaugh.

Judge, who has admitted to abusing alcohol in high school, has said he has no memory of the incident described by Ford.


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If Trump abandons globalism, American interests will suffer ‘irreparable harm’

President Donald Trump, speaking on the world’s biggest stage, this week laid for the United Nations his case for patriotism and against globalism. Thus, President Trump should have instead remade himself as a “patriotic globalist.” Yet to achieve lasting progress on any of these fronts, President Trump will need to do better at galvanizing friends and allies and navigating multilateral organizations. His UN speech betrays a misunderstanding of how U.S. international engagement since World War I


President Donald Trump, speaking on the world’s biggest stage, this week laid for the United Nations his case for patriotism and against globalism. Thus, President Trump should have instead remade himself as a “patriotic globalist.” Yet to achieve lasting progress on any of these fronts, President Trump will need to do better at galvanizing friends and allies and navigating multilateral organizations. His UN speech betrays a misunderstanding of how U.S. international engagement since World War I
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If Trump abandons globalism, American interests will suffer 'irreparable harm'

President Donald Trump, speaking on the world’s biggest stage, this week laid for the United Nations his case for patriotism and against globalism. He then doubled down on his determination to push back on China.

If he’s determined to do the first, however, he will fail at the second.

Put another way: If he wants to dramatically reduce U.S. engagement through multilateral institutions, he will lack the leverage to either counter China or shape its behavior.

Thus, President Trump should have instead remade himself as a “patriotic globalist.” After all, it was patriotism at its best that prompted U.S. decision makers after the Second World War to establish an America-led system of alliances and institutions that ended the destructive cycle of zero-sum relations in Europe and Asia.

They did so not out of abstract benevolence or Utopian naivete, but because global engagement ensured American interests. And history has proven them right. Through establishing international norms for free trade and a U.S. military presence around the world to enforce them, U.S. leaders enabled U.S. businesses to securely trade globally, thus creating unprecedented profits and jobs.

Whatever you think of Trump’s style, what appeals to his supporters is that he frequently puts his finger on real problems that other politicians have swept under rugs.

It’s true that U.S. allies haven’t paid enough for their own defense, that China engages in unfair trade and investment practices, that the Obama administration failed to address Iran’s regional misconduct and Syria’s use of chemical weapons, and that conventional approaches to North Korea did nothing to alter its nuclear weapons’ trajectory.

He gets too little credit for identifying and acting upon issues that more conventional politicians had allowed to fester. Yet to achieve lasting progress on any of these fronts, President Trump will need to do better at galvanizing friends and allies and navigating multilateral organizations.

His UN speech betrays a misunderstanding of how U.S. international engagement since World War II has served American interests. Cold War victory over Soviet-style communism and its global influence efforts, without a shot being fired by the principals, came about only due to consistent U.S. leadership of allies and friends, working through acronymic institutions such as NATO, the OSCE, the EU and the IMF.

Hardly a week passes when the U.S.-established order doesn’t face strains, many exacerbated by the Trump administration itself.

On Sunday, Macedonia will vote on whether to join NATO as its 30th member. The likely positive outcome underscores the alliance’s continued attractiveness as stability provider.

Next week will also do much to determine the shape of the British exit from the European Union, given the British Conservative Party congress starting on Sunday. The costs of a “no deal” Brexit would be huge for the British, but any form of Brexit would be a blow for U.S. interests in Europe and the strength of post-war European institutions.

Finally, it remains uncertain whether Canada will join the recent U.S.-Mexico trade agreement and thus strengthen NAFTA, or whether the trilateral trade pact will come undone and lead to even greater trade tensions with America’s nearest neighbor and ally.

These short-term developments are not disconnected strands but rather all relate to maintaining U.S. international interest though existing international institutions and agreements.

The stakes for the international system, however, are highest in the contest between the United States and China over who will have the most influence in shaping the coming century.


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