Collins, Murkowski, Flake and Manchin are meeting now. Update II.

CNN “The four key centrist votes on Judge Brett Kavanaugh — Sens. Susan Collins, Lisa Murkowski, Jeff Flake and Joe Manchin — are huddled privately in a Capitol office. Staff left the room as they gathered minutes after the Kavanaugh hearing ended.   Murkowski angrily tried to order a reporter from the hallway when she arrived.  …

Is Kavanaugh Drunk?

Short diary, but I’m watching Kavanaugh, even from the first second I thought there is something wrong with him.  Then I realized.  Is he drunk?  Is anybody else seeing this?

SD-Gov: New Poll Has Billie Sutton (D) Leading Kristi Noem (R) 45-42

Some big news today out South Dakota: x BREAKING: Latest Poll Shows Sutton Ahead in South Dakota Governor’s Race pic.twitter.com/6WHpdk6B0l — Billie Sutton (@billiehsutton) September 27, 2018 Here’s some more info: In a polling memo released Thursday morning, polling firm ALG Research wrote: “Despite a nearly 2:1 party registration advantage for Republicans in South Dakota,…

Trump is already 'raging' over Ford testimony, per Vanity Fair's Gabriel Sherman

Rage level — orange. (It’s always orange, but whatever. Let’s just say it’s a Pantone number we don’t ordinarily see.) According to Vanity Fair’s Gabriel Sherman, even the dough-brained Donald Trump can see this morning’s SCOTUS testimony isn’t going well for Republicans: x Person close to Trump says Trump is raging at how bad this…

MI-Gov: New Epic-MRA Poll Has Gretchen Whitmer (D) Beating Bill Schuette (R) 45-37

Some good news today out Michigan courtesy of EPIC-MRA’s latest poll: Democrat Gretchen Whitmer has an eight-point lead over Schuette, according to the poll from EPIC-MRA of Lansing. Other recently published polls have shown Whitmer, the former Senate minority leader from East Lansing, with a double-digit lead over Schuette, of Midland, who has been state…