Top 5 Agenda Free Weekly News Update

The Top 5 consists of the top five things happening right now in politics.

1 BIG THING: Much Ado About Colin

When he was a 49ers quarterback, Colin Kaepernick caused controversy when he chose to take a knee while the national anthem was played before the start of the 2016 NFL games. It was his way of protesting against racial injustice in the country. His move drew mixed reactions. Some called him a patriot, others called him names. Nike reignited the controversy when they picked Kaepernick to star in their latest ad.

2 Trump on the Hunt

The New York Times drew the ire of U.S. President Donald Trump after it published a scathing opinion piece that was supposedly written by an anonymous senior White House official. The title of the opinion piece says it all: "I Am Part of the Resistance Inside the Trump Administration." Trump reportedly wants the NYT to identify the person who wrote the "resistance manifesto."

3 Kim Loves Donald

It seems that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is a Trump fan. South Korean officials said the despot has "unwavering trust for President Trump." Kim is said to be ready to embrace the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula before Trump finishes his term.

4 Kavanaugh in the Hot Seat

Trump nominated Judge Brett Kavanaugh to become an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court to fill the vacancy left by Anthony Kennedy's retirement. Kavanaugh is known for his conservative stance. There is talk that he will attempt to overturn Roe vs. Wade, the 1973 Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion in the country.

5 Twitter and FB Execs Grilled

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey and Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg were grilled by the Senate Intelligence Committee. They were asked how their companies were dealing with foreign interference. They also got questions about the propaganda machines, voter manipulation, and alleged efforts to incite violence on their platforms. Despite the pressure, the two generally fared well.