National Headlines 10-8-18

Independents disapprove of Democrats’ handling of the Brett Kavanaugh nomination by a 28-point margin (Washington Examiner)

CNN reporter Kaitlan Collins ‘regrets’ homophobic tweets from college days (USA Today)

Alaska GOP to weigh potential action against Murkowski for opposing Kavanaugh confirmation (Associated Press)

Trump, Rosenstein meet on Air Force One in wake of ‘wire’ report (FOX News)

Poll shows Cruz up 5 points on O’Rourke in Texas (The Hill)

Bill and Hillary Clinton to Start 13-City Paid Speaking Tour After Midterms (Bloomberg)

Gavin Newsom and John Cox clash in their only head-to-head governor’s race debate (Los Angeles Times)

Mayor Rahm Emanuel rejects President Donald Trump’s call for Chicago police to use stop-and-frisk tactics (Chicago Tribune)

Brett Kavanaugh just hired the Supreme Court’s first all-women law clerk team (The Week)

Google drops out of Pentagon cloud computing competition (The Hill)

China says it’s not afraid of a trade war with the US — its actions show otherwise (CNBC)