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Cory Gardner Has a Really Good Mitch McConnell Impression
Take Five: Gardner’s staff wants him to act cool in front of celebrities

Sen. Cory Gardner, R-Colo., never got to tell Powers Boothe that he loves “Red Dawn.” (Sarah Silbiger/CQ Roll Call file photo)

Sen. Cory Gardner’s impression of Mitch McConnell was spot-on as he described that time during the tax debate when the pair talked marijuana.

The Colorado Republican has embraced the cannabis industry. But some of his colleagues aren’t so sure.

Arizona Congressional Candidate Greg Stanton Was Victim of Armed Robbery
Attacker wielded hatchet-like weapon

Arizona Democratic congressional candidate Greg Stanton was robbed Saturday. (Isaac Brekken/Getty Images file photo)

Arizona Democratic congressional candidate Greg Stanton was robbed Saturday outside a Thai restaurant in Phoenix by a man brandishing a hatchet-like weapon but has said he is fine, according to The Arizona Republic.

Police do not have a suspect, but Stanton believes the robbery was “a random act,” the newspaper reported.

In His Own Words: Trump Becomes Spokesman-in-Chief as Midterms Near
President weighs in and Democratic lawmakers fume

President Donald Trump speaks to reporters on the South Lawn before boarding Marine One at the White House on Tuesday. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

ANALYSIS | President Donald Trump on Thursday said Kanye West can “speak for me anytime he wants.” But the controversial rapper is one of the few folks doing so lately.

Worried Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court nomination was in trouble, Trump decided to go on the offensive last week. He sent a message to his conservative base — and other Republican voters — when he declared men are in danger of being “ruined” by a single “false” allegation by a woman. At a campaign rally, he mocked one of Kavanaugh’s accusers as an arena full of his supporters laughed and chanted that she should be thrown in jail.

Group Plays Trump’s ‘Access Hollywood’ Tape Outside Capitol to Protest Kavanaugh
UltraViolet Action calls out president as senators read report on allegations against his Supreme Court nominee

President Donald Trump’s “Access Hollywood” video, in which he bragged about being able to assault women because he was a celebrity, is playing on a continuous loop in front of the Capitol on Thursday. (Thomas McKinless/CQ Roll Call)

While senators are reading the results of the FBI’s investigation into Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, there’s a video playing outside the Capitol of President Donald Trump joking about sexual assault.

The infamous “Access Hollywood” footage of Trump speaking with Billy Bush about assaulting women because of his celebrity status is playing on a truck-mounted big screen for 12 hours until 9 p.m. on Thursday.

Don’t Sweat the Election Night Surprises
From Nancy Boyda to Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, upsets happen for different reasons

New York Democrat Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, center, upset House Democratic Caucus Chairman Joseph Crowley in a June primary. (Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

What will be the biggest surprise on election night?

It’s a common and valid question, but I’m always a little amused by it.

This Republican Got a Little Help From Erin Brockovich
Brian Mast: ‘I’m not going to sit here and pretend that this is an easy bill to pass’

Erin Brockovich, left, and Rep. Brian Mast, R-Fla., held a joint press conference in Florida on Sunday. (Courtesy Brian Mast)

Rep. Brian Mast got a little help from a Californian in his anti-algae quest  – the real Erin Brockovich is standing up for him.

The legendary environmentalist, played by Julia Roberts in the 2000 eponymous film “Erin Brockovich,” travelled to Florida this weekend to talk algae blooms.

Supreme Court Starts New Term in Shadow of Kavanaugh Uproar
High court begins term with 8 justices, a not-unfamiliar place for it

Senate Democrats and protesters gather outside of the Supreme Court to voice their opposition to the appointment of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court on Friday. (Sarah Silbiger/CQ Roll Call)

The Supreme Court started its new term Monday in the shadow of the dramatic confirmation showdown over nominee Brett Kavanaugh, a roiling political fight that leaves the high court shorthanded and equally divided on ideological grounds.

The slate of cases the justices set for oral arguments in October can’t compare to the interest in Kavanaugh, who is currently a federal appeals court judge. His nomination to the high court awaits action on the Senate floor this week, as soon as the FBI completes a supplemental background investigation of allegations he sexually assaulted women decades ago.

‘Coyote Ugly’ Actress Among Those Arrested at Kavanaugh Hearing
Piper Perabo organized with the Women’s March before hearing

Actress Piper Perabo is shown on stage at The United State of Women Summit in May 2018 in Los Angeles. (Rodin Eckenroth/Getty Images file photo)

Actress Piper Perabo was arrested in the Senate on Tuesday for protesting at the Supreme Court nomination hearing for Brett Kavanaugh.

Perabo, known for her roles in “Coyote Ugly” and the “Cheaper by the Dozen” series said she protested because she doesn’t believe President Donald Trump should be able to nominate a Supreme Court Justice with his administration under a cloud.

Meghan McCain Has Thinly Veiled Criticism for Trump at Father’s Funeral
President not welcome at Saturday’s service

Meghan McCain delivers a eulogy during the funeral service for Sen. John McCain at the National Cathedral in Washington on Saturday. (Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Updated 11:10 a.m. | Meghan McCain, the daughter of late Sen. John McCain, issued a rebuke of Donald Trump — without naming him — during remarks at a funeral service in Washington at which the president was not welcome.

“We gather here to mourn the passing of American greatness. The real thing, not cheap rhetoric from men who will never come near the sacrifice he gave so willingly, nor the opportunistic appropriation of those who lived lives of comfort and privilege,” she said at the start of the service.

John McCain, Senate Hell-Raiser Whose Independence Cut Both Ways, Dies at 81
Iconoclasm sank his presidential run but buoyed him on the Hill

Sen. John McCain, the iconoclastic lawmaker, veteran and former presidential nominee, has died. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)

John McCain, whose wide-ranging independent streak sliced through an era of hardening partisanship and made him an indispensable senator for more than three decades, long before and well after his turn as the 2008 Republican presidential nominee, died Saturday.

He was 81 years old and had been diagnosed in July 2017 with glioblastoma, an aggressive brain cancer. His family announced on Aug. 24 that he had decided to stop treatment, saying “the progress of disease and the inexorable advance of age render their verdict. ”