On Politics: Kavanaugh Hearing Scheduled

Good Tuesday morning. Here are some of the stories making news in Washington and politics today.

Brett Kavanaugh, the Supreme Court nominee, and the woman who accused him of sexual assault are set to testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee next week. [Read the story]

President Trump plans to cap the number of refugees who can be resettled in the United States next year at 30,000, a record low. [Read the story]

Mr. Trump said the United States would impose tariffs on $200 billion worth of Chinese goods and was prepared to tax all imports. [Read the story]

Mr. Trump ordered law enforcement and intelligence officials to declassify documents related to the Russia investigation and other inquiries. [Read the story]

The special counsel asked a federal judge to schedule sentencing this fall for Michael Flynn, Mr. Trump’s former national security adviser. [Read the story]

Senator Ted Cruz’s re-election campaign sent voters a letter with a label suggesting it was a legal summons. [Read the story]

The House Oversight Committee will investigate the potential misuse of government vehicles by FEMA’s chief, Brock Long. [Read the story]

Michael Bloomberg, the former New York City mayor, may run for president as a Democrat in 2020, despite his views on stop-and-frisk police tactics and the #MeToo movement. [Read the story]

Hillary Clinton, in an essay posted by The Atlantic, accused Mr. Trump of ignoring the law, dividing the country and serving himself above all. [Read the story]

President Moon Jae-in of South Korea arrived for a meeting with Kim Jong-un to work toward declaring the end of the Korean War. [Read the story]


Today’s On Politics briefing was compiled by Emily Baumgaertner in Washington.

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