On Politics: 2 Key Republicans Signal Satisfaction With Kavanaugh Inquiry

Mobilized by the nation’s divisions on race and Mr. Trump’s presidency, black women are using networks forged in segregation to get voters to the polls this fall. Read the story.

Both sides of the aisle have something unique in common: 47 percent of voters who approve of Mr. Trump — and 44 percent who disapprove — say they feel like strangers in their own country. What’s going on?

Western officials accused Russian military intelligence of a string of cyberattacks involving Russian doping, an ex-spy’s poisoning and the downing of a jet. Read the story.

Senator Lindsey Graham of South Carolina welcomed Mr. Trump’s tariffs on Chinese products. Then he helped companies in his state avoid them. Read the story.

“We’ve got our work cut out with Gillum, no question about it.” Republicans from Capitol Hill to the Florida state house are worried about Ron DeSantis’s struggling campaign for governor. Read the story.

The United States imposed sanctions on a Turkish company for doing business with North Korea, sending a tough signal to Pyongyang ahead of Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s visit. Read the story.

A judge has stopped the Trump administration from ending special protections for more than 300,0000 immigrants from countries devastated by war and natural disaster. Read the story.

The Trump administration’s first public counterterrorism strategy claimed a new approach. But it embraced many of the plans of Presidents Barack Obama and George W. Bush. Read the story.

Last year, the founder of Blackwater tried to privatize the war in Afghanistan. Now, at a particularly vulnerable time for the country, he’s pushing his plan again. Read the story.


Today’s On Politics briefing was compiled by Margaret Kramer in New York.

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