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Trump’s moves on immigration roil midterm campaign for both parties I Top Headline I The Washington Post

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washingtonpost.com By Seung Min Kim Seung Min Kim White House reporter  President Trump pauses while speaking to members of the media Wednesday on the South Lawn. (Al Drago/Bloomberg News) President Trump’s vows to end birthright citizenship and dispatch a growing number of troops to the border have scrambled the final days of the midterm campaign for both parties — repelling moderate House Republicans in swing districts but prompting some red-state Senate Democrats to align themselves with Trump’s hard-line stances.  Those shifting alliances reflect how much Trump — while his party would like to focus on the economy and Democrats want the on spotlight health care — has dictated the rhetorical terms of the campaign. Trump on Wednesday launched a six-day, eight-state swing that will take him to conservative states as he seeks to retain GOP control of the Senate — with immigration sure to remain front and center.

Grief-stricken Pittsburgh readies itself for funerals, Trump visit after synagogue shooting I Top Headline I The Washington Post

washingtonpost.com By Tim Craig   PITTSBURGH — Residents in grief-stricken Pittsburgh are preparing for the first of many funerals Tuesday, as well as a visit from President Trump, who plans to meet with members of the Jewish community here despite the mayor’s request that he postpone the trip until after families bury those killed in Saturday’s synagogue shooting. The man accused in the attack — the deadliest on Jews in American history, with 11 people killed — made his first court appearance Monday, two days after the massacre. Robert Bowers, a 46-year-old truck driver, was using a wheelchair because of injuries he incurred in a gun battle with police at Tree of Life synagogue in the Squirrel Hill neighborhood. He allegedly told authorities upon his arrest that he was seeking to kill Jews. Magistrate Judge Robert C. Mitchell read the charges against him, including obstruction of exercise of religious belief resu

Kavanaugh FBI report: Sens. Flake and Collins, key GOP swing votes, express satisfaction with FBI investigation Top Headline I The Washington Post

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washingtonpost.com By Seung Min Kim and Seung Min Kim  John Wagner National reporter leading The Post's breaking political news team October 4 at 9:29 PM Supreme Court nominee Brett M. Kavanaugh moved closer to confirmation as the Senate prepared for a key vote Friday, with Republicans arguing that an FBI report on sexual misconduct allegations exonerated the judge.  Sen. Susan Collins (Maine) and Jeff Flake (Ariz.) — two decisive Republican votes — indicated Thursday that the additional FBI probe was adequate, although they both cautioned they would continue to read the closely held report. Flake also told reporters that “we’ve seen no additional corroborating information” to bolster the allegation from Christine Blasey Ford, who in emotional testimony last week said that Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her when they were teenagers.  Satisfying Flake and Collins, as well as a third Republican,

Les Moonves: CBS chief executive departing amid probe into allegations of sexual misconduct: Top Hedline I The Washington Post

washingtonpost.com Leslie Moonves, the powerful longtime chairman and chief executive of CBS, will resign his position in the wake of sexual-assault allegations, concluding a whirlwind six weeks that saw him fall from a perch as one of the country’s most respected media titans. The company announced the news in a statement late Sunday, saying that CBS chief operating officer Joseph Ianniello will take over as interim CEO and president — both Moonves’ titles — as the company looks for a permanent replacement for its longtime chief. Moonves had seemed bulletproof as of just six weeks ago, regarded as one of the entertainment world’s most sterling executives. But sexual-misconduct allegations by six women in The New Yorker in July led to the board hiring outside lawyers to conduct an investigation into Moonves and activists to call for his removal. On the magazine's website Sunday, an additional six women alleged beha

Michael Cohen says he worked to silence two women ‘in coordination’ with Trump to influence 2016 election: Top Headline I The Washington Post

washingtonpost.com NEW YORK — President Trump’s former longtime attorney and his onetime campaign chairman were separately declared guilty Tuesday of eight crimes each, a dramatic collision of two investigations that intensified the legal and political pressure on the embattled president. In a guilty plea entered in a Manhattan federal courthouse, former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen implicated Trump directly in some of his acts, saying he arranged to pay off two women to keep their stories of alleged affairs with Trump from becoming public before Election Day — in coordination with the then- candidate. At nearly the same moment, a jury in Alexandria, Va., convicted former Trump campaign boss Paul Manafort on eight of the 18 tax- and bank-fraud charges against him and said it was deadlocked on the 10 others. The charges in the Manafort trial involved the former campaign manager’s personal finances and were not related to special counsel Robert S. Muel