Top 5 Agenda Free Weekly News Update

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

1 BIG THING: Brett’s Battle Continues

After his grueling ordeal at the Senate, where he addressed sexual assault allegations, Judge Brett Kavanaugh was finally confirmed to the U.S. Supreme Court. On his first day, he was greeted by protesters dressed as characters from the TV series The Handmaid's Tale. They were once again attacking him for his conservative stance on Roe v. Wade and other issues. Pundits predict that the Democrats are going to continue their anti-Kavanaugh moves at any cost.

2 Nikki Moves On

U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations (UN) Nikki Haley will leave her post by the end of 2018. President Donald Trump said: "She has been at the UN from the beginning and worked with us on the campaign. She told me probably six months ago, 'Maybe at the end of the year, I want to take a little time off.'" Haley said she plans to support Trump's re-election bid in 2020. As for her replacement, Trump has yet to make his pick.

3 Hillary’s "Civil War"

In an interview with CNN’s Christiane Amanpour, Hillary Clinton had some pretty harsh words to say against Republicans. "You cannot be civil with a political party that wants to destroy what you stand for, what you care about," she said. "That's why I believe, if we are fortunate enough to win back the House and/or the Senate, that's when civility can start again. But until then, the only thing Republicans seem to recognize and respect is strength."

4 Swift Politics

After expressing her support for Democrats, singer Taylor Swift went on to declare on Instagram that she was appalled by GOP Rep. Marsha Blackburn's voting record on women's issues. Blackburn, a candidate in Tennessee's Senate race, refuted Swift's claim in an interview with Fox Business. Meanwhile, Trump joked that he now likes Swift's music "about 25% less."

5 Michael’s Madness

Hurricane Michael — the first Category 4 hurricane in recorded history to make landfall in Florida's Panhandle — caused thousands of Tallahassee homes to lose power. The political atmosphere was just as stormy with negative ads continuing despite the bad weather. A Miami Herald article quoted former Gov. Jeb Bush, a Republican, as saying: "Campaigns should shut down the ads in the impacted areas. The exclusive focus needs to be on preparing, rescuing, and recovering."

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