Larry O’Connor’s Radar Report 10.10.18


Curious about today’s topics on The Larry O’Connor Show? Below are a few stories on the radar. Be sure to listen to The Larry O’Connor Show Monday – Friday 3pm – 6pm on WMAL.

Ending the Nominations Blockade (WSJ)

Anyone seeking a mid-career sabbatical should seek a presidential nomination to a position that requires Senate confirmation. GOP Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is teeing up more votes this week, and the GOP needs to move fast because the glacial pace of staffing the government will slow to near-zero if Democrats retake the Senate.

Mr. McConnell has filed cloture on three nominees, including two assistant attorneys general who have been in a rubber room for more than a year. President Trump nominated Jeffrey Bossert Clark… [Read More]

Republican Senate candidate draws counter-protesters with ‘Support ICE Rally’ (Washington Examiner)

Republican Senate candidate for Virginia Corey Stewart led a “Support ICE Rally” outside of Immigration and Customs Enforcement offices in Fairfax County that drew both supporters he wanted to energize and counter-protesters.

Protesters showed up and attempted to drown out the rally by banging pots and pans and playing Latin American music over a loud speaker, the Washington Post reported.

“I want to thank the people in the back for providing tonight’s entertainment. They have good music.” Stewart said at the “Support ICE Rally.” [Read More]

Trick-or-treating over age of 12 could earn jail time in Virginia town (FOX 5 DC)

How old is too old to trick-or-treat?

According to city code in Chesapeake, Virginia, anyone over the age of 12 who is caught trick-or-treating could get jail time.

Trick-or-treating over the age of 12 is punishable by a fine of $25 to $100 or up to six months in jail.

Police say they are not going to actively enforce this, and if a 13-year-old is trick-or-treating with a younger sibling for example, they won’t be in any trouble. [Read More]

CHRISTOPHER STEELE BREAKS SILENCE TO CRITICIZE TRUMP (The Daily Caller)

The retired British spy who authored a salacious dossier accusing the Trump campaign of colluding with Russia is taking a veiled shot at the president following 18 months of silence.

Christopher Steele has not spoken publicly since March 2017, a couple of months after the publication of his infamous dossier. But the former MI6 officer issued his first comments in response to being named to Vanity Fair’s 2018 New Establishment List.

“In these strange and troubling times, it is hard to speak unpalatable truths to power, but I believe we all still have a duty to do so. I salute those on your list, and otherwise, who have had the courage to speak out over the last year, often at great personal cost,” Steele wrote in an email to Vanity Fair editor-in-chief Radhika Jones, ABC News reported.

“At a time when governance is so distorted and one-sided, as I believe it currently is in the United States, the media has a key role to play in holding it accountable,” Steele continued. [Read More]

American Men Actually Favor Female Politicians, Surprising Survey Finds (Study Finds)

Midterm elections are just around the corner, and so could a potential turn of the tide in American politics, at least when it comes to gender. A record number of women are running for Congress, and there may never be a better time for such a breakthrough: a new study finds that both men and women prefer favor female politicians over males.The survey of 1,400 American men and women over 18, conducted by researchers from the Stevens Institute of Technology, presented participants with fictitious articles featuring a diverse set of politicians making emotionally-charged statements relating to various hot-button issues. Participants, who varied in age, race and political affiliation, rated the favorability of the politicians and were asked to grade them on five areas: leadership, competence, intelligence, compassion and sincerity. [Read More]

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