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Tennessee Senate Candidates' Debate Finale 
 

As Midterms Enter Final Stretch, Senators Ready Their Rallying Cries
 

Senate leaders from both sides of the aisle had their election 2018 messaging handy on Wednesday after the chamber's weekly caucus lunches. Senate Republicans — looking to ride the momentum of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation into the November midterm elections — criticized the “angry mobs and intimidation tactics” that protesters employed last week.

Meanwhile, Democrats focused on the issue of health care, accusing Republicans of putting the interest of insurance companies ahead of the American public.

Watch: Trump Announces Nikki Haley’s Departure as UN Ambassador — Successor to Come in 2-3 Weeks
 

President Donald Trump and United Nations Ambassador Nikki Haley announced from the Oval Office on Tuesday that Haley would be stepping down from her UN post at the end of the year.

“We’re all happy for you in one way, but we hate to lose — hopefully you’ll be coming back at some point,” Trump said, praising the outgoing ambassador. 

High Tension on the Hill Leading Up to Kavanaugh Vote
 

Watch: Highlights of Susan Collins' Speech Confirming Vote for Kavanaugh
 

GOP Sen. Susan Collins of Maine expressed frustration with the confirmation process for Supreme Court nominees in recent decades in a lengthy floor speech on Friday, highlighting the drama surrounding Judge Brett Kavanaugh, including the allegations of sexual assault brought against the nominee. Collins said she cannot fairly vote against Kavanaugh because the claims against him do not meet a “more likely than not” standard.

Anti-Kavanaugh Protesters Stir Up Ruckus Outside McConnell's Office 
 

Activists Throw a ‘Kegger’ Outside McConnell's DC Home Friday Morning
 

Security Increases for Senate Judiciary Members as Tensions Heighten on the Hill
 

Sen. Lindsey Graham was escorted by a security detail to the Senate subway on Tuesday while being followed by protesters shouting at him. Graham is an outspoken GOP member of the committee overseeing the confirmation process of embattled Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, which was marred by protests last week. 

The anti-Kavanaugh protesters waiting in the Russell entrance to the Senate subway also accosted Republican Sens. John Kennedy and Bill Cassidy, but cheered at the arrivals of Sens. Mazie Hirono and Bernie Sanders.