Matt Shuham

Matt Shuham is a news writer for TPM. He was previously associate editor of The National Memo and managing editor of the Harvard Political Review. He is available by email at and on Twitter @mattshuham.

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“I know you’re not thinking, you never do,” President Donald Trump told ABC News’ Cecilia Vega, before refusing to field her question about the White House-imposed limits on the FBI background investigation of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. Trump later returned to Vega to answer her question about Kavanaugh.

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Robert Jeffress, a pastor and prominent Trump-supporting presence on radio and cable news, said Sunday that Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation process is “a battle between good and evil, between the kingdom of light and the kingdom of darkness.”

H/t Media Matters.

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Former FBI Director James Comey on Sunday criticized the one-week deadline Senate Judiciary Committee Republicans set for the FBI to complete a background investigation into allegations of sexual misconduct made against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.

Still, Comey wrote in a New York Times op-ed, “the F.B.I. is up for this. It’s not as hard as Republicans hope it will be.”

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When 85-year-old country music legend Willie Nelson joined 46-year-old Texas Democratic Senate candidate Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D-TX) on stage Saturday night in Austin, they were greeted by more than 50,000 people, according to O’Rourke’s campaign. Other estimates cite roughly 55,000 in attendance. The Wall Street Journal reported Sunday those kind of numbers would make it the largest rally for a single candidate since “at least” the 2016 presidential campaign. Nelson even debuted a new song at the rally, “Vote ‘Em Out,” which he ended with a shout out to the Democratic candidate: “Thank you Beto, all the way buddy!” Watch below:

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