On Politics: Pompeo’s Handling of the Khashoggi Case Casts Him in a New Light

Good Thursday morning. Here are some of the stories making news in Washington and politics today.


Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has cultivated an image of talking tough. But his trip to Saudi Arabia to discuss the disappearance of the journalist Jamal Khashoggi offered a different picture. Read the story.

Rick Scott, the Florida governor and Senate candidate, is fabulously wealthy. Here’s how his investments might present conflicts if he makes it to Congress.

Senate Democrats had struck a deal with Republicans, confirming one last slate of President Trump’s judicial nominees in order to recess ahead of the midterms. But Republicans have resumed hearings for more conservative judges, apparently breaking the truce.

Donald McGahn departed as White House counsel on Wednesday, ending a tumultuous tenure during which he became both a critical adviser to Mr. Trump and a chief witness against him in the special counsel investigation. Read more about his withdrawal.

More than 200,000 Florida voters live in counties devastated by Hurricane Michael. Officials are working to ensure they can vote next month, but damaged buildings and widespread power outages make that an uphill battle.

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