Here's what's making headlines in the political world on Monday, October 8, 2018:
Trump: No plans to fire Deputy AG Rosenstein
-- President Trump said Monday he doesn't have any plans to fire Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, whose job security with the administration has been under question.
Trump told reporters he has "a very good relationship" with Rosenstein.
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Taylor Swift gets political, endorses Democrats
-- Midterms, look what you made Taylor Swift do.
In a rare move, singer Taylor Swift has weighed in on politics in a major way, endorsing Tennessee Democrats Phil Bredesen and Jim Cooper, who are running for Senate and House of Representatives, respectively.
By her own admission, Swift has been "reluctant" to voice her political opinions in the past, but, she said in an Instagram post, "due to several events in my life and in the world in the past two years, I feel very differently about that now."
"I always have and always will cast my vote based on which candidate will protect and fight for the human rights I believe we all deserve in this country," she wrote. "I believe in the fight for LGBTQ rights, and that any form of discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender is WRONG. I believe that the systemic racism we still see in this country towards people of color is terrifying, sickening and prevalent."
CNN contributed to this report