Here are the top stories making headlines in politics for today:
Whistleblower controversy with Trump may involve Ukraine; Trump approval rating climbs; Judge spares Trump from CA tax return law; Colt stops making AR-15 for public; McConnell supports $250 million for election security.
Whistleblower controversy with Trump and foreign leader may involve Ukraine
According to the latest reports, the previously unknown foreign leader that Trump allegedly made a “promise” to may involve Ukraine. While speaking with CNN, Trump’s attorney, Rudy Giuliani, appeared to imply Ukraine was somehow involved.
However, President Donald Trump and his allies claim the controversy is another “partisan” plot against him. Trump tweeted that “The Radical Left Democrats”… “headed up again by Little Adam Schiff”… “are at it again!”
Trump’s approval rating climbs
The approval rating for President Donald Trump has hit its highest mark since mid-June after the latest Rasmussen poll shows that 51 percent of likely US voters approve of his job performance. It marks a 2 percent increase and his highest approval rating since June 14, 2019.
However, 39% Strongly Disapprove of Trump, while 37% Strongly Approve.
Federal judge blocks California law requiring Trump to submit tax returns to compete in states 2020 primary
A federal judge in California granted a request by the Trump campaign and blocked a law signed by Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) in July that would have required all presidential and gubernatorial candidates to release five years of tax returns in order to run for the state’s primary elections.
“We are encouraged that the federal court has tentatively concluded that a preliminary injunction should be granted. We look forward to the court’s written order,” Trump’s attorney, Jay Sukelow, said in a statement.
Cult will stop manufacturing AR-15 and other assault rifles for consumer market
Gunmaker cult will stop producing the AR-15, as well as other assault rifles, for the consumer market in wake of the many recent mass shootings. “At the end of the day, we believe it is good sense to follow consumer demand and to adjust as market dynamics change,” said president and CEO of Colt, Dennis Veilleux, in a statement.
“Colt has been a stout supporter of the Second Amendment for over 180 years, remains so, and will continue to provide its customers with the finest quality firearms in the world.”
McConnell announces support for $250 million to protect election security
House Majority Leader Senator Mitch McConnell (R-Kentucky) has agreed to co-sponsor an amendment to an appropriations bill that will provide $250 million to ensure election security and protect the countries voting system ahead of the 2020 vote.