Ford planning job cuts as part of reorganization plan

Ford Motor Company is planning to cut some of its staff over time as the company begins to reorganize its salaried workforce to become a more fit business. NBC News reported on Monday that the plans are part of Ford’s $25.5 billion reorganization plan that intends to cut costs by, among other things, making its staff leaner and reducing …

Five takeaways from the first Senate debate in Indiana

Sen. Joe DonnellyJoseph (Joe) Simon DonnellyDems see blue ‘tsunami’ in House as Senate path narrows Trump, GOP aim to weaponize Kavanaugh vote ahead of November The winners and losers of the Supreme Court fight  MORE (D-Ind.) and businessman and former state Rep. Mike Braun (R) clashed in their first Senate debate that was dominated by …

Ryan: Republican base 'activated' and 'animated' by Kavanaugh fight

Speaker Paul RyanPaul Davis RyanTrump tweets support for vulnerable House GOP tax writer Congress pushed Trump to the right after campaign, says ex-speechwriter Collusion bombshell: DNC lawyers met with FBI on Russia allegations before surveillance warrant MORE (R-Wis.) said Monday he has personally observed that Republican voters are more energized following the brutal fight over …

Trump suggests Chicago implement 'stop and frisk' to curb violence

President TrumpDonald John TrumpKentucky man goes viral after complaining his name is Brett Kavanagh UN report predicts catastrophic consequences if greenhouse gas emissions not reduced by 2030 Kanye West quits social media amid pro-Trump comments MORE said Monday that he’s directed Attorney General Jeff SessionsJefferson (Jeff) Beauregard SessionsTrump has already built his wall Federal judge …

Foreign language app Duolingo adds indigenous languages to mark Columbus Day

By Avery Anapol – 10/08/18 11:08 AM EDT 13 &nbsp © Getty Images The foreign language–learning app Duolingo has introduced courses in two indigenous languages to mark Columbus Day, which is celebrated as Indigenous Peoples Day in some cities. The app, which has more than 300 million users, launched programs in Hawaiian and Navajo, according …

Pollster says Kavanaugh's confirmation could drive down GOP enthusiasm

Pollster Michael Cornfield said on Friday that Republican turnout during November’s midterm elections could be driven down if Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh is confirmed by the Senate.  “If Kavanaugh is confirmed, perhaps Republicans will feel less of a need to turn out,” Cornfield, co-director of the George Washington University Poll, told Hill.TV’s Jamal Simmons …

Ruth Bader Ginsburg denies DOJ request to block Ross deposition in 2020 Census

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Friday rejected a request from the Department of Justice (DOJ) to temporarily block an order requiring Commerce Secretary Wilbur RossWilbur Louis RossTrump admin asks Supreme Court to block Ross deposition in 2020 Census case How the Trump tax law passed: The final stretch Trump admin asks court to block deposition …

The Hill's Morning Report — Kavanaugh, Ford saga approaches bitter end

Welcome to The Hill’s Morning Report and happy Thursday. This daily email gets you up to speed on the most important developments in politics and policy, plus trends to watch. (CLICK HERE to subscribe!) Jonathan Easley is hosting solo this week while co-creator Alexis Simendinger is out of town. Find him on Twitter @joneasley. Hill.TV’s …

Manchin, Murkowski break ranks on key Kavanaugh vote

Sens. Joe ManchinJoseph (Joe) ManchinKavanaugh in op-ed defends getting ‘emotional’ GOP senator may miss Kavanaugh vote for daughter’s wedding Bitter partisan battle over Kavanaugh enters final chapter MORE (D-W.Va.) and Lisa MurkowskiLisa Ann MurkowskiHundreds of female Alaska attorneys call on Murkowski, Sullivan to vote ‘no’ on Kavanaugh Kavanaugh in op-ed defends getting ‘emotional’ GOP senator …