The fight over Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh is nearing a verdict. But it’s worth taking a step back and considering why this fight became so ugly, so brutal, and what it says about the Supreme Court’s role in our society. We discuss with Kim Holmes, executive vice president of The Heritage Foundation. Plus: We’ll take a look at the liberal group that trains protesters to harass Republicans.

We also cover these stories:

  • The FBI report on Brett Kavanaugh is out. Sen. Chuck Grassley, chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, said the document found no hint of misconduct and said, “It’s time to vote. I’ll be voting to confirm Judge Kavanaugh.”
  • Sens. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., and Susan Collins, R-Maine, signal satisfaction with the FBI report.
  • Vice President Mike Pence put China on warning in a speech Thursday, suggesting the nation was trying to interfere with United States politics.
  • A town in Minnesota is struggling with, no joke, drunk birds.

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