All eyes are on Congress as Kavanaugh vote approaches


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It's time to vote?

The main story of Thursday morning broadcasts: The imminent vote to advance Brett Kavanaugh's appointment to the Supreme Court.

"That's it, they're going to vote," Cuomo said Wednesday night at CNN. "The FBI report is almost finished, will it change the votes? Probably not, why? The time, the tactics, the content of the whole process. It has never been a campaign of truth – aimed to "get to the bottom of the allegations." It was Kavanaugh's pass at all costs – this has always been the case. "

According to the latest information from CNN, senators will be able to read the FBI's findings on Thursday morning. Mitch McConnell filed the suit late Wednesday, organizing the Senate Republicans vote for a vote on Friday, ending the debate over the appointment. The final vote will not take place until Saturday at the earliest.

In the meantime, here are the headlines …

– Banner on "The Situation Room" on Wednesday night: "The White House denies that Trump is making fun of the accuser Kavanaugh after this one makes fun of the accuser Kavanaugh."

Ronan Farrow tweeted on Wednesday night: "The FBI has refused to interview key Kavanaugh-related witnesses it was examining, and some have used unsolicited affidavits." Jane Mayer and Farrow come out with a new story …

– On CNN.com right now: "Yale's roommate says Kavanaugh has been lying under oath about alcohol consumption and the phone book." James Roche is voiced via an editorial for Slate and an interview on "AC360 …"

– An example of conservative criticism spread about the coverage of the news: "You, idiotic reporters, make things worse," by NRO's Jonah Goldberg …

Thursday Planner

– Anti-Kavanaugh protests to be held in Washington DC and elsewhere

– Judge Stephen Breyer will speak at the Atlantic Festival in the morning …

– Trump organizes an afternoon fundraiser in Minneapolis and a party in Rochester …

"Its lasting impact"

This is the message on this week's TIME cover – to officially unveil Thursday morning.

"Using words and phrases from Ford's testimony, San Francisco-based artist John Mavroudis reproduced his image by pulling each letter by hand," he said.

FOR THE RECORD, FIRST PART

– The missing Saudi journalist, Jamal Khashoggi, went to the Saudi Arabian consulate in Istanbul on Tuesday to "obtain documents related to his upcoming marriage" and "has not heard from anyone since. … "(WaPo)

– Nicaragua has deported the American-Austrian journalist Carl David Goette-Luciak, who had been covering anti-Ortega demonstrations for several months … (The Guardian)

– The latest in date from Eli Rosenberg: "Facebook has blocked many ads on the subject of homosexuals as part of its new advertising policy, angering LGBT groups …" (WaPo)

Connie Chung: "Me too, I've been sexually assaulted – and that's forever etched in my memory"

Julia Waldow: The legend of television, Connie Chung, has published an extremely powerful letter to Christine Blasey Ford about her own experience of sexual assault dating back about 50 years. Her abuser, she writes, was her family doctor. "Christine, I too am terrified when I reveal this publicly," wrote Chung. "I can not sleep I can not eat Can you? If you can not, I understand, I'm scared, I'm scared, I can not even cry."

The letter was published by WashPost. "I would like to be able to forget that truthful event, but I can not because it's the truth," she wrote. "I write to you because I know that the exact dates, the exact years are insignificant, we remember exactly what happened to us and whoever did it.We remember the truth forever. .. "

FOR THE RECORD, SECOND PART

– Two Fox News personalities have books on Amazon's Top Ten Producers list: Tucker Carlson's "Ship of Fools" is No. 2 and Steve Doocy's family cookbook is No. 4. Trump's next parody book of "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert" staff stays at No. 1 …

– In the meantime, the weekly list of NYT bestsellers was released Wednesday and Bob Woodward's "Fear" is # 1 for the third week in a row …

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– Bari Weiss, editor and editor of the NYT, is writing a book called "The New Seven Dirty Words". Holt will publish it in the winter of 2020 …

Barnes & Noble can sell

B & N fired his CEO a few months ago. Now his board has appointed a special committee to consider a sale. According to Nathaniel Meyersohn of CNN, it is a company in trouble: "Sales have declined at Barnes & Noble in each of the past four years." New tactics, such as more store formats small and a kitchen concept, have struggled to win back customers. " More here…

Bianna joins "CBS This Morning"

The morning show of CBS has always had a format of three people … until now. Bianna Golodryga was introduced as co-host on Wednesday morning, adding a fourth president to the co-host. The move makes a lot of sense: Golodryga is already on the screen all the time as a substitute and / or matching host …

BTW: "She will continue to work as a contributor in various CNN programs," said Brian Steinberg of Variety …

CNNMoney (New York) First published on October 4, 2018 at 00:43 ET