It’s day three of the senate hearing for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. New Jersey Senator Cory Booker said he’d be willing to lose his job for releasing confidential documents about Kavanaugh. Now it seems those documents weren’t actually confidential -- they had been cleared for release Wednesday night. Booker is also considering a presidential run, as well as California Senator Kamala Harris. Both have gotten a lot of attention for their contentious questioning of Kavanaugh.
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The president was defiant today in the face of an anonymous New York Times op-ed written by a senior official in the White House. That followed revelations about a new book by Bob Woodward. In both cases, senior White House officials are described as deliberately thwarting Trump’s will to protect the country from his worst inclinations. Now the hunt is on to reveal who wrote the op-ed. Several cabinet members deny it’s them. Vice President Mike Pence’s office said it is “above” such amateur acts. A HUD spokesperson said, “Haha, nope” when asked if Ben Carson was the author. We talk about what this crisis means for the office of the presidency.
We meet two Latina rappers trying to make it in hip-hop, putting out a steady stream of mixtapes and videos on YouTube, and finding new fans overseas.
Rappers Jordan Caceres (aka Reverie), left, and
Audrey Godoy (aka Gavlyn), right, at KCRW. Photo by Amy Ta.
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