The confirmation hearing for Brett Kavanaugh turned into a fight over Senate rules, with arguments over the release of confidential documents.Sen. Cory Booker: 'Bring it' »
The New York Times’ scathing anti-Donald Trump op-ed, which the paper attributed to “a senior official in the Trump administration,” has inspired a parlor game among people trying to figure out the author’s name. Some online commentators are leaning toward Vice President Mike Pence based on just one word in the piece. The “lodestar” hashtag is already trending on Twitter.
As questioning of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh resumes for a second day, Democratic senators are likely to press him on a plethora of open questions left hanging from yesterday’s approximately 13-hour hearing, but privately there are still few doubts Kavanaugh is on track to be confirmed. From the beginning to the end of the questioning yesterday, Democratic senators were able to raise unpopular strains in the nominee’s legal thinking and questions about his personal history that appeared to deeply unsettle the nominee.
President Donald Trump has complained that special counsel Robert Mueller is too close to former FBI Director James Comey to conduct a fair investigation. And now, he claims he has the pics to prove it. ″[Mueller’s] Comey’s best friend,” Trump told the
Lana Clayton told police she was having trouble loading a crossbow. Stephen Clayton told detectives he “did not believe she was trying to kill him," according to documents obtained by Inside Edition. Cops say Lana Clayton has now confessed to murdering her husband by putting eye drops into his water.
The quake also knocked out power to Hokkaido's 5.3 million residents. Aerial footage showed dozens of landslides exposing barren hillsides near the town of Atsuma in southern Hokkaido, with mounds of reddish earth and toppled trees piled up at the edge of green fields. "The shaking was really terrible," an unidentified man in Atsuma told NHK.
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) introduced legislation Wednesday that would tax companies like Walmart and Amazon for every dollar their workers receive in government food or health care benefits. “A company like Amazon, which is owned by Jeff Bezos, the wealthiest person in the world, who is worth about $150 billion, whose wealth is increasing by $225 million every single day ― the American people should not have to subsidize Mr. Bezos,” Sanders told HuffPost in an interview.
The once high flying blood-testing start-up Theranos, accused with cheating investors, will dissolve, the Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday. It will seek to pay unsecured creditors its remaining cash in coming months, the Journal said, citing a shareholder email. Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes settled a shareholder lawsuit in July that was designed to recover whatever can be salvaged from the firm, the Journal said.
Elon Musk has launched his most extreme attack yet on Vern Unsworth, one of the heroes of the Thai cave rescue. The Tesla boss sent a profanity-laden tirade to a reporter in which he baselessly suggested that Mr Unsworth had a "child bride". Mr Musk has repeatedly and without any evidence at all claimed that Mr Unsworth is a paedophile and that people around the rescue did not like him.
Rep. Beto O’Rourke, the Democratic candidate for Senate running against Ted Cruz in Texas, appears at a rally in Johnson City, Texas, on Aug. 5, 2018, in the hill country west of Austin. Democratic Rep. Beto O’Rourke hasn’t led in a single poll since he began his bid to unseat Texas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz, but he has become a political sensation anyway, thanks in part to his endless reality show of Facebook live streams and video clips that have quickly gone viral. First, there was the clip of the three-term congressman from El Paso, Texas, jamming with Willie Nelson on the Fourth of July, which was viewed a half-million times.
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