Required Reading – September 5

Required reading from around the web of the best, most interesting, or most though provoking things we’ve read:

Pappas: Brett Kavanaugh hearing interrupted by Democratic senators, protests

“Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court confirmation hearing turned into a political spectacle within moments of Tuesday’s kickoff, as top Democrats tried to overtake the session with a rapid-fire string of objections and protesters shouted and screamed from the audience. Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, was able to deliver his opening remarks for only a few seconds before Democratic California Sen. Kamala Harris raised objections to the . . . Grassley told her she was “out of order,” but other Democrats chimed in to back up Harris, including Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., who moved to adjourn. This prompted applause from some in the audience, and touched off protests and shouting. Then, after New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker added his voice complaining of a “rush,” Grassley countered: . . .”

Read more at Fox News.

Rusty: World Trade Center Bomber Sues America, Claims Religious Rights Were Violated

“Ajaj, a devout Muslim, claims that officials at a federal prison in Colorado (he has since been moved to Terre Haute, Indiana) failed to prepare his meals according to Islamic Law. The lawsuit also stated that an imam had not been provided during regularly scheduled faith-based classes.”

Read more at The Political Insider.

Dinan: Illegal immigrants who exploited Motor Voter to register in North Carolina still on rolls

“The first clear conclusion is that most non-citizens who sign up to vote appear to do so at motor vehicle bureaus. Of the 18 accused voters for which The Washington Times was able to find state records, all of them registered at North Carolina DMVs. And of those 18, 13 were registered as Democrats, four as Republicans and one unaffiliated with a party. While a small sample, that does suggest Democrats may be benefitting more from illegal non-citizen voting than Republicans. Mr. Sims, the elections official in Wake County, said he can’t begin a review of people the federal government says are voting illegally until a more ‘verifiable’ source comes forward.”

Read more at the Washington Times.

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