1. SUPREME COURT
Murkowski, Manchin upend Kavanaugh calculus
Sens. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) and Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) this morning bucked their parties' leadership on a procedural vote on the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court. A final roll call is set for tomorrow, but leaders now face questions over whether they can muster the 50 votes necessary for confirmation.