Alaska Federation of Natives on Murkowski's vote on Kavanaugh: "She heard our concerns about Judge Kavanaugh's record on the constitutional rights of Native peoples, and voted accordingly this morning."
"I think a lot of Democrats should change their mind and do the right thing" and confirm SCOTUS nominee Kavanaugh, @PressSec tells reporters.
: "The president has had an incredibly successful first two years in office." OutnumberedOT
: "I'm surprised more Democrats aren't supporting Judge Kavanaugh." OutnumberedOT
: "We've been in constant contact with a number of Senators since this process began and we're going to continue those efforts right up until the last minute because this is such an important moment in our country's history." OutnumberedOT
: "We feel great about where we are right now. Obviously we would love to see all 100 Senators get behind and support Judge Kavanaugh." OutnumberedOT
: Very proud of the U.S. Senate for voting "YES" to advance the nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh.
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Schumer says he hopes the Senate "can salvage some decency" by rejecting the Kavanaugh nomination and ask Pres to send another nominee "without the cloud that hangs over this nominee." "I hope, I pray my colleagues will do so."
: The very rude elevator screamers are paid professionals only looking to make Senators look bad. Don't fall for it. Also, look at all of the professionally made identical signs. Paid for by Soros and others. These are not signs made in the basement from love. Troublemakers
US unemployment falls to 3.7%, lowest in 48 years, 134,000 jobs added in September
Two women were struck by gunfire after a drive-by shooting involving a U-Haul in Southeast D.C.
Chinese Foreign Ministry says @VP, in his @HudsonInstitute speech, "slandered China" by claiming it meddles in US internal affairs and elections.
: "The Democrats have been trying to destroy Judge Brett Kavanaugh since the very first second he was announcedBecause they know that Judge Kavanaugh will protect, uphold and defend the Constitution of the U.S. as written."
: "The only reason to vote Democrat is because you're tired of winning."
: "We're just five weeks away from one of the most important congressional elections in our lifetime. You see what's happening in Washington right now, so you know how important it is."
: "In less than two years of Republican leadership, America has achieved the biggest comeback in our history."
: Just made my second stop in Minnesota for a MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN rally. We need to elect @KarinHousley to the U.S. Senate, and we need the strong leadership of @TomEmmer, @Jason2CD, @JimHagedornMN and @PeteStauber in the U.S. House.
: Congressman Bishop is doing a GREAT job. He helped pass tax reform which lowered taxes for EVERYONE. Nancy Pelosi is spending hundreds of thousands of dollars on his opponent because they both support a liberal agenda of higher taxes and wasteful spending.
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Comedian Amy Schumer has been arrested while protesting against Brett Kavanaugh on Capitol Hill
Arrests underway of anti-Kavanaugh protestors inside US Senate office building.
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NOW: Anti-Kavanaugh protesters take over the Hart Senate Office Bldg. atrium on Capitol Hill
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"Under my leadership, the United States has accelerated efforts to defeat militantswe have decimated ISIS in Syria and Iraq" - @POTUS statement on new National Strategy for Counterterrorism
Sen. Heitkamp, key Democratic vote in Kavanaugh confirmation fight, says she will vote against Judge Kavanaugh's confirmation to the US Supreme Court.
(Correct @VP quote): "Also great to see more journalists are reporting the truth without fear or favor, and digging deep to find where China is interfering in our society, and why – and we hope that more American, and global, news organizations will join in this effort," adds @VP
Here's our @VOANews report on today's @VP @HudsonInstitute speech accusing China of "meddling in America's democracy."
"Also great to see ore journalists are reporting the truth without fear or favor, and digging deep to find where China is interfering in our society, and why – and we hope that more American, and global, news organizations will join in this effort," adds @VP.
Pence accuses China Communist Party of fostering "culture of censorship" across media and academia
"Google should immediately end development of the 'Dragonfly' app that will strengthen Communist Party censorship and compromise the privacy of Chinese customers," says @VP.
"When it comes to Beijing's malign influence and interference in American politics and policy, we will continue to expose it, no matter the form it takes," says @VP.
"We will protect the private property interest of American enterprise," vows @VP in speech.
"This President will not back down – and the American people will not be swayed. We will continue to stand strong for our security and our economy, even as we hope for improved relations with Beijing," declares @VP.
China intensifying its effort to shift US public opinion and public policy away "from the America First leadership of @POTUS," says @VP. "But our message to China's rulers is this: This President will not back down – and the American people will not be swayed."
Senate Dems hit FBI Kavanaugh report as incomplete, say agency may have been constrained by White House.
China Communist Party has also threatened and detained the Chinese family members of American journalists who pry too deep. And it has blocked the websites of U.S. media organizations and made it harder for American journalists to get visas, notes @VP.
Beijing routinely demands that Hollywood portray China in a strictly positive light, and it punishes studios and producers that don't, says @VP, citing examples with 'World War Z' and 'Red Dawn' movies.
"Beijing compelled Delta Airlines to publicly apologize for not calling Taiwan a "province of China" on its website. And it pressured Marriott to fire a U.S. employee who merely liked a tweet about Tibet," adds @VP.
"China's actions aren't focused solely on influencing our policies and politics. Beijing is also taking steps to exploit its economic leverage and the allure of their large marketplace to advance its influence over America's businesses," according to @VP.
"Beijing circulated a sensitive document, entitled 'Propaganda and Censorship Notice,' that laid out its strategy. It states that China must 'strike accurately and carefully, splitting apart different domestic groups' in the United States," says @VP.
"By one estimate, more than 80% of U.S. counties targeted by China voted for President Trump and I in 2016; China wants to turn these voters against our administration," says @VP in speech.
"As a senior career member of our intelligence community recently told me, what the Russians are doing pales in comparison to what China is doing across this country," adds @VP.
"China wants a different American president," says @VP. "There can be no doubt, China is meddling in America's democracy."
"Beijing is employing a whole-of-government approach, using political, economic, and military tools, as well as propaganda, to advance its influence and benefit its interests in the United States," says @VP.
"While our administration will continue to respect our One China Policy, as reflected in the three joint communiques and the Taiwan Relations Act, America will always believe that Taiwan's embrace of democracy shows a better path for all the Chinese people," says @VP.
"A new wave of persecution is crashing down on Chinese Christians, Buddhists, and Muslims," says @VP in speech at @HudsonInstitute.
"America had hoped that economic liberalization would bring China into greater partnership with us and with the world," says @VP. "Instead, China has chosen economic aggression, which has in turn emboldened its growing military."
"Despite such reckless harassment, the United States Navy will continue to fly, sail and operate wherever international law allows and our national interests demand. We will not be intimidated; we will not stand down," declares @VP.
"China's aggression was on display this week, when a Chinese naval vessel came within 45 yards of the USS Decatur as it conducted freedom-of-navigation operations in the South China Sea, forcing our ship to quickly maneuver to avoid collision," adds @VP.
"China wants nothing less than to push the United States of America from the Western Pacific and attempt to prevent us from coming to the aid of our allies," says @VP. "But they will fail."
#China "coordinates and sponsors the acquisition of American firms to gain ownership of their creations," says @VP
at @HudsonInstitute a major policy speech by @VP on China that's going to make news.
"We allowed the FBI to do exactly what they do best," @PressSec tells reporters on KavanaughConfirmation. "We haven't micromanaged this process. We accommodated all of the Senate's requests. The president was very clear about that and allowed the FBI to make those decisions."
: "It's time for the Senate to vote. Everything that has been asked by the Democrats is out there."
: This is the 7th. time the FBI has investigated Judge Kavanaugh. If we made it 100, it would still not be good enough for the Obstructionist Democrats.
: This is a very important time in our country. Due Process, Fairness and Common Sense are on trial.
: Our country's great First Lady, Melania, is doing really well in Africa. The people love her, and she loves them. It is a beautiful thing to see.
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Yesterday, US state of secretary Pompeo met German FM Maas.
Senate judiciary committee announces they have received the FBI report
: The harsh and unfair treatment of Judge Brett Kavanaugh is having an incredible upward impact on voters. The PEOPLE get it far better than the politicians. Most importantly, this great life cannot be ruined by mean and despicable Democrats and totally uncorroborated allegations.
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Justice Department says it will announce charges today against 7 Russian GRU intelligence officers. Press conference at 930.
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Statement from White House spokesman @RajShah45 on @FBI supplemental background investigation into SCOTUS nominee Brett Kavanaugh
: Wow, such enthusiasm and energy for Judge Brett Kavanaugh. Look at the Energy, look at the Polls. Something very big is happening. He is a fine man and great intellect. The country is with him all the way.