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Attorney General Jeff Sessions speaks during a news conference at the U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of Columbia in Washington, Monday, Oct. 15, 2018, to announce on efforts to reduce transnational crime. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Jeff Sessions rips federal judges over anti-Trump bias

- The Washington Times

Attorney General Jeff Sessions unleashed a blistering assault on federal judges Monday, saying anti-Trump bias has led some to abandon their role as legal referees and become “political actors” erecting roadblocks to the president’s policies.

President Trump came across as "truly president" in his "60 Minutes" interview, said interviewer Leslie Stahl. (ASSOCIATED PRESS)

A succinct review: ‘He is truly president’

- The Washington Times

After a full week of campaign rallies, problem solving and partisan attacks, President Trump also had an in depth interview with Leslie Stahl on CBS’ “60 Minutes” Sunday night. The overnight ratings from Nielsen Media Research are very telling here. Mr. Trump’s interview drew a respectable 11.8 million viewers for CBS. The debut of the “Alec Baldwin Show” on ABC, however, garnered 2.2 million. But that, as the sages say, is show biz.

President Donald Trump participates in a "Celebration of America" event on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, June 5, 2018. Trump quickly scheduled the event with military bands after canceling a visit with the Philadelphia Eagles as he stoked fresh controversy over players who protest racial injustice by taking a knee during the national anthem. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh) **FILE**

Trump sees federal deficit soar in first full year

- The Washington Times

President Trump oversaw a massive increase in the deficit during his first full year in office, the Treasury Department announced Monday, pointing to rising spending and stagnant taxes that threaten to send the government back into the realm of trillion-dollar shortfalls.

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Honduran migrants receive free water from Guatemalan police at the Honduran border crossing that connects with Agua Caliente, Guatemala, Monday, Oct. 15, 2018. Hundreds of Honduran migrants were eventually allowed to cross at the Guatemalan border under a broiling sun Monday hoping to make it to new lives in the United States, far from the poverty and violence of their home nation. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo)

Honduran migrants bed down after pushing into Guatemala

- Associated Press

Hundreds of Hondurans hoping to reach the United States bedded down for the night in this Guatemalan town after that country's authorities blinked first in attempts to halt their advance.

Democrats lead Republicans on fundraising ahead of midterms

- Associated Press

Democrats lead Republicans in the money race in many of the key Senate and House campaigns three weeks ahead of midterm elections that will determine control of Congress.

Turkish police officers enter the Saudi Arabia's Consulate in Istanbul, Monday, Oct. 15, 2018. Turkey and Saudi Arabia are conducting a joint "inspection" on Monday of the consulate, where Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi went missing nearly two weeks ago, Turkish authorities said.v(AP Photo/Emrah Gurel)

Jamal Khashoggi crisis threatens U.S. access to Saudi oil at critical time

- The Washington Times

While investigators in Turkey searched the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul seeking clues to the fate of missing Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo was heading to Riyadh seeking answers of his own, the bigger question for the Trump administration was how to manage an incident that could irrevocably tarnish a critical ally at a critical time.

West Virginia Supreme Court candidates attend forum

- Associated Press

West Virginia Supreme Court candidates took turns touting themselves as the best option for restoring the public's confidence in the court system following an impeachment shakeup, and some urged residents to show up on Nov. 6 in what one candidate described as "the most critical election in our state's history."