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And now for the news you need to know on this Tuesday, September 11, 2018.

West Virginia Poll: Voters say Manchin should vote to confirm Kavanaugh
Senator Joe Manchin has a big decision to make about Brett Kavanaugh, the nominee for the U.S. Supreme Court. 62% of likely voters in West Virginia want Manchin to vote to confirm Kavanaugh, according to the latest results from the MetroNews Dominion Post West Virginia Poll.

Kavanaugh hearing chaos was the perfect moment for Heitkamp to mean what she says
Yet this week Heitkamp had a perfect opportunity, a veritable open window, to blow back some of the miasma of political absurdity which hangs around Washington. …The chaotic Kavanaugh hearings this week were a national embarrassment, and perhaps a preview of how Congress will govern (or, more accurately, not govern) if Democrats like Heitkamp win their elections and take over majority control. The histrionics from even mainstream Democratic figures have been repulsive.

Washington Post Gives Kamala Harris 4 Pinocchios For Her Smear of Kavanaugh
Harris took aim at Supreme Court nominee Brett M. Kavanaugh for comments he made regarding “abortion-inducing drugs” when discussing a case brought by an anti-abortion religious group challenging Obamacare rules on providing employees health coverage for contraception. She is not the only Senate Democrat to claim that Kavanaugh might undermine access to birth control if he wins a seat on the court – here’s Elizabeth Warren, Jeff Merkley, and Dianne Feinstein – but we will focus on Harris because she tweeted out a video that snipped out a key part of his statement. … But it’s pretty clear from the context that he was quoting the views of the plaintiffs rather than offering a personal view. Harris’s original tweet, with the “they say” language removed, was slightly mitigated by the second tweet a day later, providing the full context. But there was no acknowledgement by Harris that the original tweet was misleading. She earns Four Pinocchios – and her fellow Democrats should drop this talking point. Four Pinocchios

The Senate Judiciary Committee will vote this month on Kavanaugh
The Senate Judiciary Committee is poised to vote as early as next week on Brett Kavanaugh, President Donald Trump’s nominee for the Supreme Court. Yesterday, Chairman Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, released an agenda with Kavanaugh’s name at the top of a list of judicial nominees that the committee will consider Thursday.

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