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The politics minute: GOP Senate nominee on Kavanaugh – 'Even if it’s true, does it disqualify him?' | US news I The Guardian

theguardian.com Ben Jacobs Cramer on Kavanaugh: ‘Even if it’s true, does it disqualify him?’ Congressman Kevin Cramer, the Republican nominee for Senate in North Dakota, is a top GOP recruit who is favored to beat incumbent Heidi Heitkamp. However, he questioned if the allegations then known about Brett Kavanaugh would disqualify him. “Even if it’s all true, does it disqualify him?” Cramer mused in a Monday interview. Does this hurt him? It certainly doesn’t help the gaffe-prone Cramer, but a lot depends on what happens in the next 48 hours or so. The Kavanaugh situation is not static and almost any political outcome is foreseeable. It does mean that he has left a pretty significant hostage to fortune if things go sour for Kavanaugh during Thursday’s hearing. Bredesen blames ‘both parties’ for Kavanaugh ‘circus’ Phil Bredesen, the former Democratic governor running for Tennessee’s open Senate, said in his debate Tuesday night: “What is going now

'Disgusting news': Donald Trump whips up crowd anger as he vilifies media | US news I The Guardian

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theguardian.com 'Disgusting news': Donald Trump whips up crowd anger as he vilifies media | US news Adam Gabbatt Donald Trump ramped up his attack on the media on Thursday night, criticizing the press as “fake, fake, disgusting news” and describing journalists in attendance as “horrible, horrendous people”, despite UN experts warning earlier in the day that his actions were putting journalists at risk. Nominally appearing in Wilkes-Barre, in Pennsylvania, to support a Republican candidate for the US Senate, Trump instead spent more than 15 minutes listing a series of grievances with the press, inducing angry chanting from the crowd towards the assembled media. The president angrily attacked the media’s coverage of a range of topics including his 2016 election victory, his meeting with Kim Jong-un of North Korea, his meeting with Vladimir Putin, his meeting with Nato, and finally his meeting with the Queen in July. Trum

Trump plans to formally invite Putin to US later this year, White House says | US news I The Guardian

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theguardian.com Trump plans to formally invite Putin to US later this year, White House says | US news Sabrina Siddiqui Donald Trump has asked his administration to formally invite Russian president Vladimir Putin to visit Washington later this year, the White House announced on Thursday. Sarah Sanders, the White House press secretary, said Trump asked his national security adviser John Bolton to extend the invitation to Putin for a “working level” dialogue between the two leaders. Sarah Sanders (@PressSec) In Helsinki, @POTUS agreed to ongoing working level dialogue between the two security council staffs. President Trump asked @Ambjohnbolton to invite President Putin to Washington in the fall and those discussions are already underway. July 19, 2018 The invitation comes as the White House has faced a tumultuous week in the aftermath of Trump’s controversial summit with Putin in Helsinki. Trump was roundly criticized fr

Trump tells Putin at Helsinki summit: 'I really think the world wants to see us get along' - live updates | US news I The Guardian

theguardian.com Trump tells Putin at Helsinki summit: 'I really think the world wants to see us get along' - live updates | US news Daniel Boffey _______________________________________________________________________________ Abortion-rights activists dressed up Monday in bulging bellies and Trump masks. Anti-fascist protesters carried signs with expletive-laden insults. Free traders, anti-war Ukrainians, environmentalists and rainbow flag-waving gay rights supporters all vied for attention from the world’s media. In a city proud to defend the right to protest, demonstrators were scattered about. Some stayed at barriers erected by police to try to register their complaints as the world leaders sped by in armor-plated vehicles for their summit at Finland’s presidential palace. Others marched by Helsinki landmarks, far away from the leaders’ gathering but in clear view of curious residents and tourists. At the city’s Senate Square, about 20 male “p