CORY BOOKER. Dares John Cornyn to expel him from the Senate for releasing confidential Kavanaugh docs, Dems back up Booker. ‘Booker questioned Kavanaugh on Wednesday night about his stances on racial inequality, referring to emails from his time as a White House counsel for President George W. Bush. But, Republicans later pointed out, one of the emails he was referring to was labeled as “committee confidential.” In one of the emails, Kavanaugh questioned Department of Transportation (DOT) affirmative action regulations.’

MUELLER PROBE. Kavanaugh stumbles… ‘Nearly 12 hours into Brett Kavanaugh’s Senate confirmation hearing, Kamala Harris opened with a tantalizing query: Has the Supreme Court nominee ever discussed Robert Mueller’s probe with a lawyer at Kasowitz Benson & Torres, President Donald Trump’s longtime law firm?’

LEAKED KAVANAUGH DOCS. SCOTUS candidate questioned whether Roe v Wade was settled law. ‘The email, written in March 2003, is one of thousands of documents that a lawyer for President George W. Bush turned over to the Senate Judiciary Committee about the Supreme Court nominee but deemed “committee confidential,” meaning it could not be made public or discussed by Democrats in questioning him in hearings this week. It was among several an unknown person provided to The New York Times late Wednesday.’

LIED UNDER OATH. Kavanaugh emails reveal lots of nasty stuff.

$95 MILLION. Roy Moore suing Sacha Baron Cohen: “Showtime and CBS are also named as defendants in the lawsuit, and he’s seeking $95 million in damages. How he came to the number $95 million, I have no idea. I want to believe it was an arbitrary number chosen by his lawyers after Roy kept suggesting numbers in the teens.”

SARAH HUCKABEE SANDERS. White House Press Secretary tweets phone number of New York Times, urges followers to demand identity of “gutless loser” who wrote op-ed.

JOHN KERRY. On the NYT anonymous op-ed: “What it really means is we don’t have a president. We have a president who’s there, but he is not capable of doing the job or living up to the responsibilities. And that – you can imagine what people all around the world are reading.”

HURRICANE FLORENCE. Spaghetti models…

JOE BIDEN. 2020 preview? “This is not the America I know…”

CROWD SIZE. National Park Service photographer cropped photos of inauguration to make crowd appear larger after Trump intervened: ‘The photographer cropped out empty space “where the crowd ended” for a new set of pictures requested by Trump on the first morning of his presidency, after he was angered by images showing his audience was smaller than Barack Obama’s in 2009. The detail was revealed in investigative reports released to the Guardian under the Freedom of Information Act by the inspector general of the US interior department. They shed new light on the first self-inflicted crisis of Trump’s presidency, when his White House falsely claimed he had attracted the biggest ever inauguration audience.

RIP. Buck Harris, gay health and radio pioneer: “After several years of fibrosis, Harris died Saturday at his summer home in Provincetown, Massachusetts, from complications of lung cancer. He was 70…In 1984, Gov. Richard Celeste made Harris what was believed to be the nation’s first state consultant on gay health. Harris taught safe sex at gay bathhouses and bars, which he defended against many critics.”

BREATHIN IN REVERSE. Fans discover a hidden message in Ariana Grande’s track.

INDEFINITELY. Trump administration moves to hold immigrant families in detention indefinitely: ‘Nick Miroff and Maria Sacchetti at the Washington Post report that the Trump Regime is “preparing to circumvent limits on the government’s ability to hold minors in immigration jails by withdrawing from the Flores Settlement Agreement, the federal consent decree that has shaped detention standards for underage migrants since 1997.” Further, the proposed changes “would allow U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to expand its family detention facilities in order to keep parents and children together in custody for lengthier periods. ICE currently has three such facilities, which it calls ‘family residential centers,’ with a combined capacity of about 3,500 beds.”‘

BECKS. David Beckham has some pool time.

US OPEN. Australian John Millman requests complete outfit change during match with Novak Djokovic. “I don’t know what to do. I’m sweaty,” Millman told Djokovic. “I don’t want to change now, but … I’m sorry. I just can’t help it.”

BLACK MIRROR OF THE DAY. New Peloton-style fitness classes done with a two-way smart mirror. “The hardware combines an LCD camera, one-way mirror, microphone, speakers and camera to provide a two-way interactive experience. As with Peloton, classes are filmed in-studio in New York City and streamed directly to the device live or on-demand. At launch, Mirror will have access to more than 50 classes, including cardio, strength, yoga, Pilates and boxing.”

BIRDS AND BEES OF THE DAY. Jimmy Kimmel talks to virgin Bachelor Colton Underwood (like he’s a child) about how to have sex. But, you know, there are other ways to have sex aside from the vagina.

MUSIC VIDEO OF THE DAY. Silk City, Dua Lipa – “Electricity” featuring Diplo, Mark Ronson.

THIRSTY THURSDAY. Roberto Caccamo.

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