Haley announces resignation, Kavanaugh’s first day: OnPolitics Today

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Haley announces resignation, Kavanaugh’s first day: OnPolitics Today


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Published 7:56 p.m. ET Oct. 9, 2018 | Updated 8:03 p.m. ET Oct. 9, 2018

Today’s subject line quote: U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley speaking with President Donald Trump in the Oval Office after announcing her resignation

Well, another day, another person leaving the Trump administration.

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Haley out

President Donald Trump accepted the resignation of Nikki Haley, his ambassador to the United Nations and one of his longest-serving aides, and said she would leave by the end of the year. 

The pair held a news conference where Trump praised Haley.

“She’s done a fantastic job and we’ve done a fantastic job together,” Trump said. 

Haley helped shepherd in the administration’s tougher stance at the United Nations, including Trump’s decision to leave the UN Human Rights Council earlier this year. She is also among the most prominent women in Trump’s Cabinet. 

Now, the question is, who will replace her? Trump already posed the idea of his daughter and adviser, Ivanka Trump, taking the role, saying she’d be “dynamite,” but Ivanka has already knocked that idea aside.

Tweet o’ the day

“I’m having lunch with Michael Avenatti @MichaelAvenatti at the Vanity Fair Summit and he’s proposing a three-round mixed-martial arts fight with Donald Trump Jr. @DonaldJTrumpJr for charity. No joke.” – NBC News’ Dylan Byers, sharing a scenario that we guess could happen?

Brett Kavanaugh’s first day

After weeks of controversy and drama (and Trump apologizing to him for said controversy), Brett Kavanaugh’s first day as a Supreme Court justice was, for the most part, pretty routine. 

He faced a group of protesters as he entered through the back, but heard no disruptions from the public as he and his colleagues heard a criminal law case that revolved around firearms. He and other justices discussed the 1984 Armed Career Criminal Act, which sets a 15-year minimum sentence for crimes involving firearms if the offender has three prior serious or violent felony convictions.

Many of the other cases Kavanaugh will hear this week are not the major decisions that often cause a split ruling. 

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