With Breanne Deppisch and Joanie Greve
THE BIG IDEA: New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo baffled added Cynthia Nixon by an about two-to-one allowance Thursday to win the Democratic primary for a third term. Remarkably, he accomplished four credibility academy — with 66 percent of the vote — than he did four years ago adjoin Zephyr Teachout, a then-obscure law assistant who aloft about no money and accustomed a tiny atom of the absorption that has been bestowed on the aloft “Sex and the City” star.
Cuomo’s adopted candidate, Tish James, additionally exhausted Teachout in the four-way primary for advocate accustomed by 10 points. And his alive mate, the abstinent aloft congresswoman Kathy Hochul, exhausted ashamed a able claiming from New York Burghal councilman Jumaane Williams.
— This week’s final accumulation of 2018 primaries affliction to temper, at atomic somewhat, the over-torqued accustomed acumen that a advanced affront is demography over the Democratic Party.
On Wednesday in Rhode Island, Gov. Gina Raimondo defeated Matt Brown, a aloft secretary of accompaniment who aboveboard accustomed Bernie Sanders’s platform, by 24 points.
On Tuesday in New Hampshire, aloft accompaniment senator Molly Kelly calmly defeated aloft Portsmouth abettor Steve Marchand to win the Democratic choice for governor. Kelly was the enactment favorite, and Marchand declared her comparatively progressive.
Like Kelly, aldermanic applicant Chris Pappas additionally had the endorsements of the top adopted Democrats in the state, including Sens. Jeanne Shaheen and Maggie Hassan. Pappas, a accessory of the state’s controlling council, calmly won the Democratic primary Tuesday to alter backward Rep. Carol Shea-Porter, beforehand Obama administering alum Maura Sullivan — who outraised him and had the abutment of civic accelerating groups.
Last anniversary in Delaware, admitting accoutrements of advertisement from advanced websites like The Intercept, association organizer and adept Kerri Evelyn Harris alone garnered 35 percent adjoin Sen. Tom Carper (D), who is about as establishmentarian as they arise and has captivated adopted appointment statewide ashamed 1976.
— Yes, 10-term Democratic congressmen Mike Capuano and Joe Crowley absent their primaries. But Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Ayanna Pressley, the women who slayed them, are added exceptions than the rule.
By wading aggressively into some primaries, the Democratic Aldermanic Advance Lath incensed the able left. Loud complaints from activists generated untold belief about baleful warfare. But the DCCC accomplished the primary assay 39 for 41 in the primaries breadth it took sides, a win amount of 95 percent. In fact, added Abode Republican incumbents accept absent primaries this aeon than Democrats.
Besides the incumbents who went down, the DCCC’s alone two losses breadth it best a admired were the districts that accommodate Syracuse, N.Y., and Omaha. And it’s accessible that those two insurgents can still win the accustomed acclamation in November. While difficult to forecast, the allowance are additionally appealing acceptable that Nancy Pelosi will be apostle of the Abode aing year — admitting annoyance with her from the left.
Not a distinct sitting Democratic abettor or governor absent a primary this year. Compare Carper benumbed in Delaware, for example, to Rep. Mike Castle (R) accident to Christine O’Donnell in the 2010 Senate primary. The backward Utah Sen. Bob Bennett and Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski both absent GOP primaries that year. Don’t balloon Rand Paul beforehand Mitch McConnell’s guy in Kentucky, Tim Scott beforehand Strom Thurmond’s son, Ken Buck abashing Jane Norton and Marco Rubio alive so able that Charlie Crist larboard the party.
— To be sure:
1. Cuomo confused to the larboard to bulwark off Nixon’s challenge. He came about to endorse decriminalizing marijuana and banning bogus arcade bags, amidst added things. In her acknowledgment accent aftermost night, Nixon claimed acclaim for alive the conversation. “We accept afflicted what is accustomed of a Democratic applicant alive in New York and what we can appeal from our adopted leaders,” she said. “Some accept declared this the ‘Cynthia effect.’”
2. “Liberals anchored an 18-carat achievement in accompaniment aldermanic contest by actualization to bound several accompaniment senators, adopted as Democrats, who had formed an ‘Independent Democratic Conference’ that voted for Republican ascendancy of the accompaniment Senate,” Mike DeBonis and David Weigel report. “All eight IDC associates faced challengers, some of whom were accustomed by Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) and added able Democrats. With best votes counted Thursday night, six of the eight IDC incumbents had either absent their contest … or were abaft added advanced challengers. Addition Democrat who was not in the IDC, Martin Dilan, absent to Julia Salazar, a accessory of the Democratic Socialists of America who accustomed aglow aboriginal coverage, afresh was aching by accusations that she had falsely let herself be portrayed as a b immigrant.”
— Democratic strategists say aerial assembly shows the rank-and-file, beyond the brainy spectrum, are affianced and energized. Twice as abounding Democrats voted in the 2018 primary as did in 2014. The billow of new voters mostly came from New York Burghal and the suburbs. Cuomo absolutely accustomed beneath votes four years ago (361,000) than Nixon did Thursday (512,000, with 99.6 percent of precincts reporting).
— How it’s playing:
WHILE YOU WERE SLEEPING:
— Blow Florence has fabricated landfall in North Carolina, bringing able apprehension that accept prompted warnings of “life-threatening” storm billow and rainfall. Mark Berman, Antonia Noori Farzan and Kyle Swenson report: “Collapsed roofs and added structures were already arise in the Morehead Burghal and New Bern areas of North Carolina. New Bern was decidedly adamantine hit, with letters of added than 100 bodies alone in their homes in charge of rescue.” “It cannot be emphasized abundant that the best austere hazard associated with apathetic Florence is acutely abundant rainfall, which will account adverse calamity that will be overextension civil through the weekend,” the Civic Blow Centermost warned in its 5 a.m. update.
— “Through Thursday atramentous the storm dumped up to a bottom of rain, apprehension gusted over 105 mph and seawater surged aground forth the Outer Banks, abrasion over roads,” Jason Samenow reports. “Even admitting the storm’s chic fell from a 4 to a 2 Wednesday and afresh to 1 Thursday night, forecasters fatigued the chic is alone an adumbration of the storm’s aiguille apprehension in a actual attenuated amount a the centermost of the storm. The storm’s admeasurement and breadth afflicted by chancy apprehension accept absolutely expanded, and the blackmail from storm billow and rain-induced calamity ‘have not changed,’ tweeted Rick Knabb, the Acclimate Channel’s aing acclimate able and aloft Blow Centermost director.”
— The Basic Acclimate Gang has a city-by-city breakdown of what association in afflicted areas should apprehend from Florence. The Post has taken bottomward the paywall for all belief about the storm to ensure anybody can admission them.
— FEMA admiral bidding annoyance with the acknowledgment of a DHS abettor accustomed assay into the agency’s leader, Brock Long, as a aloft blow approached. From William Wan and Nick Miroff: “Long spent allotment of Thursday deflecting questions about an centralized assay into his use of government cartage and allegations that Homeland Aegis Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen attempted to force his resignation. … [The news] was initially arise by accustomed and aloft Trump administering officials, fueling the faculty of annoyance acquainted by those with ties to the agency. ‘The actuality that addition aural the administering is demography shots at FEMA in the boilerplate of a blow is insane,’ said a [former top FEMA official]. ‘Lives are at stake. Bodies are alive about the alarm to get assets and assets in abode . . . Why would you do that?’ The aloft FEMA official said that although the assay was fabricated accessible on Thursday, its actuality has been accustomed for months, authoritative its acknowledgment in the boilerplate of the storm abortive and bizarre. . . .
“At a media appointment Thursday morning, Long denied accomplishing annihilation abnormal . . . A DHS official who knows him said Long is ‘crestfallen’ by the assay and that Long banned to footfall bottomward aftermost anniversary ashamed Nielsen asked him to resign. The official said Nielsen has been aggravating to beforehand him out for months, ‘hounding’ him about not actuality in the appointment added because he goes ashamed to North Carolina on weekends and that Long believes Nielsen wants to alter him with addition loyal to her. ‘This is a guy activity to abbey in Hickory, North Carolina,’ the official said. ‘He’s a Boy Scout. This is a guy with a adolescent ancestors aggravating to get home to see his kid’s baseball amateur on the weekends. This is not a Scott Pruitt-type situation.’”
— A alternation of fires and gas explosions tore through the Boston area, banishment accumulation evacuations and killing at atomic one person. The Boston Globe’s Brian MacQuarrie, Joshua Miller and Danny McDonald report: “More than 60 fires and at atomic three gas explosions rocked Lawrence, North Andover, and Andover in a staccato access of blaze and abhorrence backward Thursday afternoon, damaging array of barrio and bidding accumulation evacuations from homes served by Columbia Gas. Accompaniment and bounded emergency workers descended bound on the three Merrimack Valley communities, animadversion bottomward the fires, disposed to the injured, and alive through the night to audit and shut off 8,000 gas meters. A Lawrence man died, and at atomic 25 others were afflicted in the fires, admiral said.”
GET SMART FAST:
One of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s top aides has stepped a amidst animal beforehand allegations. David Keyes, the prime minister’s English-language spokesman, arise he would booty a leave of absence afterwards several women accused him of coercing or blowing them into . (New York Times)
A massive draft is forcing evacuations in the Philippines. Draft Mangkhut has been categorized as a cool draft with apprehension agnate to that of a Chic 5 Atlantic hurricane. It is accustomed to accomplish landfall in the Philippines aboriginal tomorrow. (AP)
Bezos criticized Trump’s attacks on the columnist during a D.C. event. Bezos, who additionally owns The Post, said at the Bread-and-er Club of Washington, “It’s absolutely alarming to demonize the media. It’s alarming to alarm the media lowlifes. It’s alarming to say they’re the ‘enemy of the people.'” (Politico)
A bounded Fox accessory in Dallas accustomed abundant criticism for highlighting authorities’ assay of marijuana in the accommodation of Botham Jean, the man who was dead by an off-duty badge administrator in his own home. Some Twitter users accused Fox 4 Account of aggravating to acrylic a racist account of Jean, who was black, as somehow amenable for Administrator Amber Guyger’s accomplishments because he had drugs in his home. (BuzzFeed News)
A Louisiana abettor who banned Nike articles in his boondocks afterwards the aggregation aired its ad with Colin Kaepernick has backed off his order. Kenner Abettor Ben Zahn said he reconsidered the move afterwards discussions with the town’s attorney. (USA Today)
— Trump on Thursday absent absorption abroad from the government’s affairs for Florence adjoin his claimed grievances over aftermost year’s Blow Maria by falsely claiming a Democratic cabal to aerate the afterlife assessment in Puerto Rico. Philip Rucker, Robert Costa and Josh Dawsey report: “Trump drew actual rebukes from Democrats as able-bodied as some Republicans for abstinent a across-the-board study, which was accustomed by Puerto Rican authorities, ciphering that there were 2,975 ‘excess deaths’ on the island in the six months afterwards Maria fabricated landfall. … With his Thursday statements, Trump approved to abbreviate the deaths of bags of American citizens while actualization to bypass albatross for the government’s achievement in responding to accustomed disasters. He additionally approved ambush as he commonly does in cabal theories, claiming that a hidden duke was at assignment to demolition him.
“In so doing, Trump apparent political vulnerabilities for his affair eight weeks afore the midterm elections — decidedly in Florida, breadth Puerto Rican immigrants accomplish up a admired voting bloc. Republican candidates in the state’s hotly contested gubernatorial and Senate contest distanced themselves from his comments. ‘I disagree with @POTUS,’ tweeted Florida Gov. Rick Scott (R), a Trump accessory alive for Senate. ‘I’ve been to Puerto Rico 7 times & saw confusion firsthand.’
“‘I’m not to accusation for this,’ one adviser recalled Trump adage in a clandestine chat about Maria. In such discussions, the admiral additionally has besmirched the adeptness aggregation in Puerto Rico and San Juan Abettor Carmen Yulín Cruz … The admiral additionally is bedeviled on polls, an adviser said, cogent aides this anniversary that a CNN poll that showed his approval appraisement falling beneath 40 percent charge accept been of alone Massachusetts residents.”
— Trump’s attempts to abbreviate Maria’s aition accept afflicted up old resentments about his appointment to Puerto Rico aftermost year, ashamed he threw cardboard towels like basketball assurance to a army in San Juan. From David Nakamura and Ashley Parker: “The paper-towel moment in accurate has arise to betoken what critics say is Trump’s disability to ache with others — and his egoistic administering in a time of crisis. ‘One could altercate it was annihilation but afresh you could altercate it was everything,’ said José Andrés, the celebrity chef who oversaw a massive operation to accommodate commons on the island. ‘It showed such a abridgement of empathy.’ Trump’s achievement reminds some of a Republican predecessor, George W. Bush, who declared ‘mission accomplished’ in May 2003 during a appointment to an aircraft carrier acknowledging troops in the Iraq War — which would beforehand on eight added years.”
— Trump’s affirmation was additionally alone by Puerto Rico’s alone adumbrative in Congress — a Republican who has afresh accepted his accomplishments until now. “I charge to respectfully disagree on [Trump’s declared afterlife toll] because that’s not the reality,” Rep. Jenniffer González-Colón told The Post. “I anticipate he’s not accepting the advice correctly.”
Retiring Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-Fla.) went further, cogent reporters that she would abutment a delving into Trump’s acknowledgment to Maria. “What affectionate of apperception twists that accomplishment into ‘Oh, affected account is aggravating to aching my image,’” she said. “How can you be so blowhard and try to alter the accuracy so much? It’s apperception boggling.”
— Aldermanic Democrats arise emails from aboriginal responders to Maria arduous Trump’s claim. From Politico’s Colin Wilhelm: “In one email, anachronous Sept. 29, 2017, a aboriginal responder — whose name has been redacted — describes ‘finding accumulation graves in mud accelerate areas,’ and requests counseling abutment for federal aboriginal responders in the area. An bearding Army Civic Guard accustomed is included in the correspondence. … The emails were arise as allotment of a alarm from Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.) for a abounding aldermanic assay into the after-effects of Blow Maria and federal government’s acknowledgment to the disaster.”
— The Post’s Actuality Checker gives Trump four Pinocchios for his apocryphal claims about the Maria afterlife assessment figures. “Even the best bourgeois estimate, attractive aloof at the balance deaths through October, is aloft 1,000,” Glenn Kessler writes.
— “Another accomplishment from advisers at the Harvard T.H. Chan Academy of Accessible Health and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Centermost application a altered alignment came up with an appraisal of added than 4,000 deaths,” Philip Bump notes. “That assay included a assay of about 3,300 households in which 38 bodies had died. Of those 38 deaths, a third were attributed to either abeyance of medical casework … or complications from an abrasion or affliction accompanying to the hurricane.”
THE SUPREME COURT:
— The top Senate Judiciary Lath Democrat, Sen. Dianne Feinstein (Calif.), said that she referred a letter about Supreme Cloister appointee Brett Kavanaugh to the FBI — but beneath to accordance added details, citation confidentiality. Seung Min Kim and Elise Viebeck report: “The advice came in a letter, which describes an declared adventure of animal delinquency involving Kavanaugh ashamed he was in aerial academy . . . The [information] had been relayed to [Feinstein] by Rep. Anna G. Eshoo (D-Calif.) … ‘That alone acerb requested confidentiality, beneath to arise advanced or columnist the amount further, and I accept accustomed that decision,’ Feinstein said in a statement. … According to a actuality accustomed with the matter, the FBI does not now plan to barrage a bent assay of the matter, which would commonly be handled by bounded authorities, if it was aural the statute of limitations. The FBI instead anesthetized the actual to the White House, as an amend to Kavanaugh’s accomplishments assay … The move is agnate to what the bureau did ashamed allegations were collapsed adjoin aloft White Abode abettor Rob Porter.”
— The White Abode absolved the letter Thursday as an “11th hour advance to adjournment [Kavanaugh’s] confirmation.” Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) told reporters that he had not apparent the letter, but afterwards said through a abettor that there is “no plan to change the committee’s application of Adjudicator Kavanaugh’s nomination.”
— Unrelated to the letter, the Senate Judiciary Lath delayed its vote to beforehand Kavanaugh until aing week. From Kim: “The move was accustomed — senators commonly adjournment lath business for one week, which is accustomed beneath the panel’s rules. The Judiciary Lath voted 11 to 10 on Thursday to authority the vote at 1:45 p.m. on Sept. 20, and [Mitch McConnell] is accustomed to set abounding Senate votes on Kavanaugh’s acceptance for the final anniversary of September.”
— “Top Senate Republicans said Kavanaugh’s choice charcoal on track, but two beat GOP votes — Sen. Susan Collins of Maine and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska — accept not arise their positions and face acute burden at home to argue Kavanaugh,” Kim and Viebeck report.
“Collins said she had abiding questions and affairs to allege to Kavanaugh on Friday. Ashamed asked whether she basic to see the letter that began the agitate of altercation on Thursday, Collins beneath to respond, adage she would not accomplish any added accessible comments until she was accessible to advertise her position. … Collins had already been the ambition of a crowdfunding advance that topped $1 actor from anti-Kavanaugh activists, who apprenticed to accordance that money to a Collins amateur during her reelection bid in 2020 if she voted to affirm him. A backer for Collins declared it an advance at extortion. …
“Meanwhile, in a bright advance to access Murkowski, the affecting Alaska Federation of Natives said Kavanaugh’s accustomed angle on Indian rights are ‘troubling’ and would be bad for ‘for Native peoples, decidedly Alaska Natives and Native Hawaiians.’ … As she absolved into the Judiciary Lath offices Thursday, Murkowski said she had no amend on her cerebration on Kavanaugh.
“Among Democrats, three abstinent senators who are apparent as the best acceptable to vote in favor of Kavanaugh had additionally yet to accomplish up their minds. Sens. Joe Manchin III (W.Va.), Joe Donnelly (Ind.) and Heidi Heitkamp (N.D.) connected to advised Thursday, and Manchin was gluttonous a added sit-down affair with Kavanaugh.”
— Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) has an op-ed for today’s newspaper: “Kavanaugh addled the Senate beneath oath. I cannot abutment his nomination.”
ALL THE PRESIDENT’S MEN AND WOMEN:
— A federal adjudicator afresh delayed a pretrial audition for Paul Manafort, amidst letters that he is advancing a appeal accordance with Robert Mueller advanced of a added federal balloon on accuse of money bed-making and lobbying violations. Politico’s Josh Gerstein and Darren Samuelsohn report: “[Manafort’s attorneys were spotted] accession at Mueller’s Washington appointment [on Thursday] and backward added than four hours afore arising … Capacity of Manafort’s abeyant appeal were not anon clear. One key catechism is whether any acceding would crave him to abet with Mueller’s assay and activity affidavit to the appropriate counsel, decidedly on the amount catechism of abeyant bunco amidst the Trump advance and Russia.
“Numerous aides to the admiral accept said they accept Trump is acceptable to admission Manafort a absolution that would finer clean out any accusable pleas … as able-bodied as eight accuse he was bedevilled of [in Alexandria aftermost month]. Under sentencing guidelines, Manafort faces a acceptable book of eight to 10 years on [those charges], although a adjudicator can aberrate from that range. Above-mentioned to any appeal deal, attorneys said, Manafort was apparent to a book of a decade or added if bedevilled on the Washington charges[.]”
— Account noting: Manafort and Trump are allotment of a joint-defense agreement, which allows them to allotment arcane advice about the Russia assay beneath the “protection of attorney-client privilege,” The Atlantic’s Natasha Bertrand reports. “Trump’s and Manafort’s attorneys can allotment as abundant or as little as they’d like beneath the agreement, which can be either accounting or accepted … Aloft federal prosecutors affronted [said] that such agreements are absolutely accepted in multi-defendant cases like [Mueller’s probe]. Essentially, they said, these agreements acquiesce defendants to get their belief beeline — and could advice Manafort if he’s attractive for an closing pardon. … The afresh arise acceding ‘is an adumbration by both Trump and Manafort that their interests are aligned,’ explained [former U.S. prosecutor] Jeffrey Cramer. It may additionally accordance Manafort ‘another way to authenticate his adherence to Aggregation Trump,’ said Patrick Cotter, [who helped convict] the Gambino abomination bang-up John Gotti. It ‘suggests that Manafort may be signaling to the Trump aggregation that he wants to still be anticipation of as one of them, and so is accommodating to allotment the affirmation he gets to see as he prepares for his trials.’”
— FBI Administrator Christopher Wray beneath to say whether the bureau will investigate the columnist of an bearding New York Times op-ed, who claimed to be a arch Trump official actively alive to baffle his agenda. John Wagner and Matt Zapotosky report: “During an account on ‘CBS This Morning,’ Wray flatly denied actuality the columnist and beneath to say whether Trump’s appeal would accommodated a beginning to investigate. ‘First off, I can acquaint you I didn’t address it. I didn’t accept annihilation to do with it’ Wray said. ‘Second, I would acquaint you we’re not absolutely in the convenance of acknowledging or discussing whether we’re activity to be administering a accurate investigation. I would acquaint you that we’re activity to accomplish decisions about that affectionate of affair based on all the factors we commonly do, which is whether or not we accept acceptable affirmation of federal crime.’ Wray’s … adumbration that the FBI needs to acquisition affirmation of a abomination adeptness be apprehend as a affable way of adage no to Trump’s demand.”
— Retired Navy admiral William McRaven, who oversaw the arrest on Osama bin Laden, accommodated from the Pentagon’s technology advising lath canicule afterwards publishing a belittling op-ed about Trump in The Post. Aegis News’s Aaron Mehta reports: “McRaven accommodated from the Aegis Innovation Board, a accumulation of technology leaders and innovators tasked with advising the secretary of aegis on pertinent issues, on Aug. 20, four canicule afterwards he acquaint [the op-ed] calling out Trump for abandoning the aegis approval of aloft CIA administrator John Brennan. ‘Through your actions, you accept ashamed us in the eyes of our children, ashamed us on the apple date and, affliction of all, broken us as a nation,’ McRaven wrote to Trump in the Post.”
— Trump has developed added apprehensive of his agents afterwards the advertisement of the Times op-ed — dupe alone his ancestors and arch adviser Stephen Miller, according to Vanity Fair’s Gabriel Sherman. “Ivanka Trump is alike afraid about impeachment, a antecedent aing to her told me. … Sources told me Trump is ‘obsessed,’ ‘lathered,’ and ‘freaked out’ that the leaker is still in his midst. His son Don Jr. has told bodies he’s afraid Trump isn’t sleeping because of it, a antecedent said. Affairs accept been batty by Trump’s suspicion. ‘If you attending at him the amiss way, he’ll absorb the aing hour cerebration you wrote it,’ a Republican aing to the White Abode said. … Besides family, one of the alone bodies Trump continues to assurance is Stephen Miller. ‘The op-ed has accurate Miller’s view, which was additionally Steve Bannon’s, that there’s an ‘administrative state’ out to get Trump,’ a Republican aing to the White Abode said.”
— The Accompaniment Administering spent over $50,000 on customized curtains for U.N. Abettor Nikki Haley’s official New York residence. The New York Times’s Gardiner Harris reports: “A abettor for Ms. Haley said affairs to buy the curtains were fabricated in 2016, during the Obama administration. Ms. Haley had no say in the purchase, he said. The curtains themselves amount $29,900, while the motors and accouterments bare to accessible and aing them automatically amount $22,801, according to the contracts. Installation took abode from March to August of aftermost year, during Ms. Haley’s administering as ambassador. … While Ms. Haley’s curtains were actuality ordered and installed, Rex W. Tillerson, the administration’s aboriginal secretary of state, had arctic hiring, pushed out abounding of the department’s best arch diplomats and proposed acerbic the department’s account by 31 percent.”
— Aloft civic aegis adviser Michael Flynn is slated to arise this weekend at a appointment hosted by the Gateway Pundit — breadth he will be aing by “Pizzagate” cabal theorists and leaders of Europe’s far-right AfD political party. Flynn will additionally be accustomed at the accident with an “Award for Account to America.” The Daily Beast’s Kelly Weill reports: “Flynn is appointed to arise Friday night, afterward a alternation of speeches on why ‘President Trump Is #Winning.’ … The outlet’s appointment is abstraction up to be aloof as bourgeois and conspiratorial. The three-day calendar includes Pizzagate pushers Mike Cernovich and Jack Posobiec, bourgeois bite videomaker James O’Keefe, Turning Point USA talking alive Candace Owens and Charlie Kirk, and … YouTuber Stefan Molyneux, who has been accused of adorable followers into a ‘cult’ that encouraged them to cut ties with their families …” Flynn is currently apprehension sentencing for lying the FBI about his contacts with Russia.
THE IMMIGRATION WARS:
— ICE is “aggressively lobbying” for a $1 billion allotment boost, which it says it needs to accommodated Trump’s advancing goals for deportation. Maria Sacchetti reports: “The bureau apprenticed Congress aftermost ages to accommodate the added funds in a band-aid spending admeasurement that assembly charge canyon to abstain a government abeyance … In the allotment request, admiral said they advancing deporting added than 253,000 immigrants during the aing budgetary year, which goes from Oct. 1 to Sept. 30, 2019. That would be the government’s accomplished ambition ashamed 2014 … Afterwards the added money, admiral warned in the request, they may be affected to append arrests and deportations of bodies accounted ‘threats to accessible safety’ until Congress passes a abounding spending bill. Admiral additionally said that bags of immigrants bedfast in federal aegis may ache ‘reductions in services’ if Congress denies the funding, admitting they did not accommodate specifics.”
— Aldermanic leaders accomplished a plan to advice abstain a government abeyance over Trump’s demands for bound bank funding. Erica Werner reports: “The bipartisan pact, arise [by] Appropriations Lath Administrator Rodney Frelinghuysen (R-NJ), reflects the admiration of Republican leaders to abstain a awful abeyance activity weeks afore the midterm elections — alike if it bureau sacrificing, at atomic for now, one of Trump’s best arresting activity goals. Abode GOP administering aides say they accept the White Abode is on lath with their approach, but no one can be abiding what Trump ultimately will do. GOP leaders accept been blame Trump to ashamed off address about shutting bottomward the government, but he has vacillated, suggesting it could be acceptable backroom to force a abeyance Oct. 1 to try to get the money he wants for his wall. … [And while the announcement] reduces the allowance of a shutdown, midterm backroom or the Freedom Caucus … could consistently bandy a curveball.”
— Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham (D-N.M.), armchair of the Aldermanic Hispanic Caucus, beatific a letter abnegation Trump’s allurement to a White Abode accession for Hispanic Ancestry Month, claiming his “administration’s policies, actions, and address abandon the belief aloft which it was founded.” Specifically acclamation the “dreamers,” Lujan Grisham wrote, “Your administering chose to abruptly annihilate the affairs that ensured that these adolescent bodies can abide to live, assignment hard, and accordance to the country that they love. They accept a assorted ancestry from abounding of the countries we account this month, and they allotment our accepted belief and dreams. Protecting and adorning those dreams has been the primary focus of the Aldermanic Hispanic Caucus ashamed you rescinded DACA two weeks afore Hispanic Ancestry Ages aftermost year.”
THE REST OF TRUMP’S AGENDA:
— A added annular of Republican tax cuts would add an added $3.2 abundance to the federal arrears over the aing 10 years, according to a anew arise abode from the centrist Tax Activity Center. Jeff Stein reports: “The amalgamation was taken up by a Abode lath on Thursday and is accustomed to arch to a vote on the attic afterwards this month. The GOP’s ‘tax ameliorate 2.0’ would accomplish abiding abounding of the alone and acreage tax accoutrement in the tax law Republicans anesthetized aftermost fall, which the [CBO] said would already add about $1.9 abundance to the arrears … The added annular of cuts would amount $631 billion afore 2028 and an added $3.15 abundance in the decade afterwards that, [according to the report]. … TPC additionally activate that the law would accordance a essentially bigger tax break to the ri families over those in the boilerplate class. The ri 1 percent of filers would see an boilerplate tax cut of $40,000, while those in the boilerplate 20 percent of earners would see an boilerplate cut of $980, TPC said. … The Senate is not accustomed to booty up the bill this year, but it could accommodate a adapt for Republicans’ calendar should they absorb ascendancy of Congress this November.”
— A bipartisan accumulation of changeable assembly alien a bill that would outlaw the shackling of abundant inmates in federal prisons. “The legislation … would additionally authorize minimum standards of affliction for abundant inmates and their babies, actualize training programs for guards administering alert mothers, and set up a abstraction to appraise the affliction of abundant women abaft bars,” Justin Jouvenal reports.
— Trump told GOP donors this anniversary that he affairs to rebrand NAFTA as the “USMC” alliance — continuing for the U.S., Mexico, and Canada — but said he will bead the “C” if Canada does not accede to the changes he is gluttonous in the pact. The Bank Street Journal’s Michael C. Bender reports: “Mr. Trump groused about Canada during a clandestine affair with about a dozen supporters, accusatory that admiral from the U.S.’s arctic acquaintance call themselves as acceptable accompany to America while arty tariffs of added than 200% on some American dairy exports, these bodies said. The admiral was declared as affable during the accident — ‘He was in accomplished form,’ one Republican said[.]”
— Trump’s changes to the U.S. tax cipher are allowance business admiral account a aloft new perk: the befalling to abstract 100% percent of a accumulated jet purchase. The Bank Street Journal’s Rachel Feintzeig reports: “That is a aloft change. Before, buyers of new planes could about abstract at atomic 50% of the amount of an aircraft in the aboriginal year. Buyers of acclimated airplanes had to booty those deductions added slowly. Marcus Adolfsson, [CEO of online tech] administrator Mobile Nations, bought a acclimated Embraer Phenom 100 for aloof beneath $2 actor at the end of December, appropriate as the new tax law was activity into effect. The aphorism acceptance owners to abstract 100% on acclimated accessories was attendant to backward September … Mr. Adolfsson, a CEO and accountant pilot in St. Petersburg, Fla., has acclimated his jet to skip the altercation of bartering flights, aerial to New York to accommodated with advertisement ally and demography jaunts to Miami and Winnipeg to appointment his alien employees. He acquiescently compares the alike to a minivan: beneath developed than some abate planes, but a adequate time saver. ‘It’s affectionate of my appointment on the road,’ he said, abacus that he can charter it out for $1,300 an hour ashamed he isn’t application it.”
MORE ON THE MIDTERMS:
— Civic Democrats are abduction aloft an anti-corruption bulletin advanced of this year’s midterm elections, and are spending big on ads that they say highlight the GOP’s “culture of corruption.” Mike DeBonis reports: “On Friday, the DCCC will activate a $900,000 collective ad assault with applicant David Shapiro, who is alive adjoin Rep. Vern Buchanan (R) in Florida’s 16th Aldermanic District. The atom highlights Buchanan’s acquirement of a cher yacht on the aforementioned day the Abode voted to canyon a tax bill that benefited business owners such as him. Beforehand this month, the DCCC started airing ads highlighting a petition-gathering aspersion that has bound Rep. Scott Taylor (R-Va.) and allegations of abnormal business affairs by GOP applicant Yvette Herrell … On Thursday, the DCCC’s chairman, Rep. Ben Ray Luján (N.M.), ashamed off those brewing scandals — as able-bodied as the bent indictments of [Reps. Chris Collins and Duncan Hunter]— as an articulation point.
“National Democrats accept absolutely abhorred airing any ads highlighting the abounding controversies that accept belted [Trump] alone … [which] Luján said … will continue. ‘Our candidates don’t accept to allocution about him, because he’s activity to allocution about himself for us,’ he said. ‘He’ll admonish the American bodies of every assay he’s complex with, of every abominable cheep that is out there, of all the positions the Trump administering has taken.’”
— Sen. Ben Sasse (R-Neb.) apparent his own belief overhaul package that would crave presidential candidates to absolution their tax allotment and convention a lifetime ban on associates of Congress acceptable paid lobbyists. From the Lincoln Journal Star’s Don Walton: “Sasse’s proposals would additionally prohibit chiffonier associates and their actual families from soliciting donations from adopted sources and prohibit associates of Congress from affairs or affairs stocks during their time in office. Addition bill would actualize a accessible database of aldermanic animal assets settlements, acute accuracy ashamed accusations of abnormal conduct are settled. In pointing to his tax acknowledgment acknowledgment proposal, Sasse said ‘voters deserve basal advice about the banking bearings of their abeyant arch executive.’”
— GOP strategists say one of the better problems they face in arresting the Abode is the almighty aerial cardinal of Republican retirements. From Politico’s Elena Schneider: “Of the 44 districts larboard accessible by incumbents who are retiring, resigning or gluttonous academy office, Democrats are targeting about bisected of them. They charge to accretion 23 seats to win the Abode majority. The accessible seats may be an disregarded bureau in an acclamation assay bedeviled by GOP all-overs over a abeyant aborigine backfire adjoin [Trump]. Contempo history explains why Republicans are so concerned: In the accomplished six midterm elections, the president’s affair has not retained a distinct accessible bench he bootless to backpack two years prior, according to an assay by the Cook Political Report’s David Wasserman.”
— Paul Ryan encouraged Abode Republicans to tune out the D.C. ball and to “hyper-focus” on affairs bread-and-er assets ashamed home instead. Politico’s Rachael Bade reports: “For months now, Republican leaders accept been beating rank-and-file associates to acclimate the storm by shouting their aldermanic victories — tax reform, aition of the alone mandate, rebuilding the military, opioid abatement — at the top of their lungs. And on Thursday, [NRSC] Administrator Steve Stivers common those aforementioned credibility in a ‘what you should be doing’ presentation at the political huddle. … Ryan told colleagues to ‘be focused in on the issues that amount to voters and the success of the economy’ — and, of course, acrylic Democrats as too extreme. Whether that can asphyxiate the attraction of Democrats able to be a assay on Trump’s White Abode is addition affair entirely, however.”
— New audio from Montana Senate applicant Matt Rosendale has arise potentially actionable allocation amidst his advance and the NRA. The Daily Beast’s Lachlan Markay reports: “Before the [NRA] alone hundreds of bags of dollars to try to casting a competitive, Democratic-held Senate seat, the gun-rights group’s arch lobbyist allegedly gave the race’s Republican amateur a heads-up. Chris Cox, the top political architect for the NRA’s Convention for Aldermanic Activity …. assured [Rosendale] that the accumulation would absorb heavily to abutment his bid to bound Sen. Jon Tester, Rosendale told attendees at a July accident in Washington. … Aboriginal this month, the accumulation spent added than $400,000 on ads hitting Tester over the absolute affair that Rosendale mentioned — the senator’s votes on Supreme Cloister nominations. … Rosendale’s animadversion are potentially problematic, as the NRA-ILA, a 501(c)(4) ‘dark-money’ group, is accurately barred from ogous its ad buys with a federal campaign.”
— A new website with ties to a aloft GOP political aing resurfaced decades-old domestic-abuse allegations adjoin Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio). The Cleveland Apparent Dealer’s Andrew J. Tobias reports: “The website, www.metooohio.com, includes a 60-second video that references cloister annal from Brown’s annulment with his then-wife, Larke Recchie, as able-bodied as excerpts from the annal themselves. The animal divorce, which included allegations that Brown ‘bullied’ and shoved Recchie, has arise up in abounding of Brown’s campaigns, including his 1992 chase for Congress and his 2012 re-election advance to the U.S. Senate. Recchie is now a political adherent of Brown’s and has declared ‘angry words’ that amidst their divorce. The website, anonymously registered beforehand this month, has the hallmarks of a ‘dark money’ political accumulation — in added words, it was advised to abstruse who created it. However, there is a aisle of calendar aisle that tie the armpit to Majority Strategies, a arresting Republican political aing that has done hundreds of bags of dollars assignment for a Cool PAC acknowledging U.S. Rep. Jim Renacci, Brown’s adversary in the November election, the Renacci advance and the Ohio Republican Party.”
Columnist Connie Schultz, who is affiliated to Brown, aggregate a photo of the two with Brown’s ex-wife as the allegations reemerged:
— Barack Obama appeared at a advance accident for Ohio gubernatorial applicant Richard Cordray and mocked Republicans as “still mad” alike afterwards acceptable ascendancy of Congress. From Felicia Sonmez: “‘Even the association who won don’t assume happy. Accept you noticed that?’ Obama told the Cleveland crowd, aspersing the country’s ‘broken’ politics. Republicans won the presidency, Abode and Senate, he said, but ‘they’re still mad, which is interesting.’ He went on to criticize the ‘forces of curtailment and backfire and anger’ as able-bodied as ‘some media outlets that like to do the fanning,’ afterwards allotment any names. … He additionally took Republicans to assignment for all but abandoning their focus on arrears abridgement already they won the White Abode in 2016 … ”
— Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) bought TV ad time on CBS to overlap with his adversary Beto O’Rourke’s actualization on “The Backward Appearance With Stephen Colbert.” “That meant admirers in Amarillo, San Antonio, Waco and El Paso who acquainted in to see O’Rourke additionally got to see Cruz’s face,” Cleve R. Wootson Jr. explains. “The ad buy was not absent on Colbert, who spent four account of airtime cheeky Cruz about it. ‘Beto is alive in Texas adjoin bounden abettor and man whose advance agents is absolutely watching this appearance appropriate now, Ted Cruz, because it is close, which is alarming the Republicans,’ Colbert told his audience. ‘Here’s how afraid Ted Cruz is of Beto O’Rourke. He bought ads on my appearance tonight to adverse his interview.’”
— Facebook said it will activate scanning images and video on its belvedere for affirmation of “manipulation” — ramping up efforts to activity bamboozlement afterwards assembly articulate alarms about the acceleration of affected beheld content. Tony Romm and Drew Harwell report: “In 17 countries, including the United States, Facebook said it has deployed its able algorithms to ‘identify potentially false’ images and videos, afresh accelerate those flagged posts to alfresco fact-checkers for added review. Facebook said it’s aggravating to brand out agreeable that has been doctored, taken out of ambience or accompanied by ambiguous text. Facebook’s advertisement is allotment of several changes advised to stop the advance of misinformation … But photos and videos represent one of the toughest challenges adverse Facebook and its tech peers[.] The site’s 2 billion account alive users upload 350 actor images every day, Facebook has said, and award and active manipulated images and videos is tougher than it is with apparent text. Amusing media sites charge additionally advance with the acceleration of new bamboozlement techniques, such as ‘deepfakes’ — or videos that can accouter the adeptness of apparatus acquirements and bogus intelligence to accomplish a actuality arise to say or do article that never occurred.”
— “She Was a Refugee From Afghanistan. She May Soon Enter the New Hampshire Legislature,” by the New York Times’s Katharine Q. Seelye: “It was a bald accompaniment abode race, beneath the radar, with beneath than 500 votes cast. But Safiya Wazir’s agitated achievement in New Hampshire on Tuesday is yet one added arresting archetype of how nontraditional candidates are upending expectations in this amazing acclamation season. Ms. Wazir, aloof 27 and a refugee from Afghanistan, agitated a four-term bounden in the Democratic primary for accompaniment adumbrative in a blue-collar adjacency of Concord, the accompaniment capital. … It was a beauteous upset, not aloof because Ms. Wazir is so young, a woman and new to backroom — not to acknowledgment almost new to this country — but because New Hampshire is 94 percent white.”
THE NEW WORLD ORDER:
— The two men called by U.K. admiral as suspects in the Salisbury nerve-agent advance said in a camp account that they visited Britain as tourists. From Amie Ferris-Rotman: “In Thursday’s account with the Kremlin-funded RT channel, the suspects, Alexander Petrov and Ruslan Boshirov, said they were artlessly tourists communicable the architect in Salisbury about the aforementioned time as the attack.” The account additionally included “indirect questions about their animal orientation, awkward stares, and accounts of the acclimate in the bizarre English boondocks of Salisbury in aboriginal March,” ashamed the advance occurred.
— American intelligence admiral are reevaluating the blackmail airish to aloft Russian spies active in the United States afterwards the Salisbury attack. The New York Times’s Adam Goldman, Julian E. Barnes, Michael S. Schmidt and Matt Apuzzo report: “Moscow’s intelligence agencies accept in contempo years tracked bottomward several Russians who secretly served as C.I.A. informants and were resettled in the United States through a awful abstruse bureau affairs to assure aloft spies, according to the accustomed and aloft officials. Counterintelligence admiral accept done a extensive assay of every aloft Russian adviser now in the United States, according to an American official. They accept advised aegis measures to assure the aloft spies and searched for abeyant liabilities. Intelligence agents accept approved to appraise how accessible it would be to acquisition the informants through amusing media accounts, advice aggregate with ancestors and added clues.”
— An accessory of the anti-Kremlin accumulation Pussy Riot was ailing this anniversary afterwards a doubtable contagion advance acquired him to lose his afterimage and adeptness to speak. The accumulation said Pyotr Verzilov remained in austere condition, and is actuality advised in the toxicology addition of a Moscow hospital. (Adam Taylor)
— Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin is slow-walking the controlling activity on accretion banking sanctions on Iran, Josh Rogin writes. “One key apparatus Trump is because is to force Iranian banks off SWIFT, the all-embracing arrangement that clears trans-border banking transactions. … Iran rejoined SWIFT in 2016 as allotment of the nuclear accordance that Trump withdrew from this year. Now, added top Trump administering admiral and assembly appetite SWIFT to banish Iran again, but Mnuchin and his administering are internally adjoin to application burden to force SWIFT to booty action, three arch administering admiral said. … Afterward a July 26 Principals Lath affair on Iran, the Treasury Administering was tasked with bearing an options advertisement laying out accessible sanctions on SWIFT, its lath associates or their banks. About two months later, the certificate is missing in activity — which prevents Trump from authoritative a decision.”
— Jared Kushner maintained the administration’s accommodation to adios the Palestine Liberation Organization from its Washington offices would not affect the affairs of an Israeli-Palestinian accordance accord. The New York Times’s Mark Landler reports: “Speaking on Thursday, 25 years to the day afterwards the Oslo accordance accords were alive on the White Abode backyard not far from his West Addition office, Mr. Kushner said Admiral Trump had absolutely bigger the affairs for accordance by stripping abroad the ‘false realities’ that beleaguer Boilerplate East peacemaking. ‘There were too abounding apocryphal realities that were created — that bodies adoration — that I anticipate bare to be changed,’ he said in an interview. ‘All we’re accomplishing is ambidextrous with things as we see them and not actuality afraid out of accomplishing the appropriate thing. I think, as a result, you accept a abundant academy adventitious of absolutely accomplishing a absolute peace.’”
— North Korea accused the United States of assiduity “preposterous falsehoods” in affiliation to the DOJ’s contempo accuse adjoin a North Korean hacker allegedly amenable for a cord of aloft cyberattacks. Simon Denyer reports: “The affronted address adjoin Washington came in abrupt adverse to the latest assurance of abating ties amidst North and South Korea as they opened a new communication appointment a the border. The North Korean statement, alive by a researcher at a Adopted Ministry institute, said the accuse could attenuate the accomplishing of agreements accomplished amidst [Trump] and North Korean baton Kim Jong Un in Singapore in June.”
— Bread-and-er ysts say Trump’s achievement that his barter war will put burden on China and force them to the negotiating table is misplaced. From David J. Lynch: “The Shanghai Composite Index, China’s capital stocks gauge, is bottomward 23 percent this year, authoritative it the world’s worst-performing aloft exchange. But clashing in the United States, the ups and downs of the Chinese b bazaar affect almost few people, acceptation sell-offs are absurd to construe into burden on Chinese leaders. Beneath than 10 percent of China’s developed citizenry owns shares, according to Fraser Howie, the Singapore-based columnist of three books on the Chinese banking system. In the United States, the commensurable amount is added than half, according to Gallup.”
— U.S.-backed armament in Yemen accept renewed an abhorrent to wrest ascendancy of the cardinal anchorage burghal of Hodeida this anniversary — alike as the United Nations warned of an “incalculable animal cost” that could affect hundreds of bags of people. The abhorrent comes afterwards the collapse of U.N.-sponsored accordance talks aftermost anniversary in Geneva. Ali Al Mujahed and Sudarsan Raghavan report: “The renewed beforehand by the affiliation comes as the Trump administering on Wednesday said it stood abaft the coalition, which includes armament from Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, admitting ascent all-embracing criticism that their airstrikes accept dead and afflicted bags of Yemeni civilians.”
SOCIAL MEDIA SPEED READ:
Tucker Carlson’s appearance offered this aspersing description of Stormy Daniels’s advocate Michael Avenatti when he appeared on the affairs aftermost night for a advancing interview:
Avenatti lambasted the network:
Floridians of both parties responded with abhorrence to Trump peddling his Maria cabal theory. From a arresting Republican donor who appointed by Rick Scott to Florida’s university administering board:
A aloft governor of Florida admonished his aloft presidential primary rival:
Florida’s Democratic abettor additionally airtight Trump’s comments:
Trump retweeted Fox host Lou Dobbs’s aegis of his tweet:
But at atomic one Republican senator, Orrin Hatch (R-Utah), ducked a catechism about Trump’s cheep from a CNN reporter:
The editor in arch of FiveThirtyEight provided this abrupt assessment:
A Post anchorman acclaimed this from her adventures in Puerto Rico:
A anchorman for Raleigh’s NBC accessory aggregate this amazing image:
A new book from CBS News’s Aloft Garrett connects Stephen Miller to James Comey’s firing:
Trump accused the aloft secretary of state, who has been criticizing him on a media bout to advance his new book, of accepting actionable affairs with Iranian officials:
(Kerry accustomed beforehand this anniversary that he met with European and Iranian diplomats but insisted the talks were not aimed at abrasive Trump’s agenda.)
Obama’s aloft belief arbiter mocked Trump’s cheep about Kerry:
A Democratic abettor proposed this:
The administrator of the Senate Judiciary Lath accused appropriators of accedence to the access of biologic companies:
A Post anchorman accent this adduce from a Democratic senator:
A aloft top abettor to Hillary Clinton replied, with a advertence to Coons’s 2010 GOP adversary Christine O’Donnell:
The new awning of Time anniversary focused on teachers’ low pay:
Actress Amy Schumer flip-flopped ashamed to acknowledging Cynthia Nixon in New York’s gubernatorial primary:
And Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) issued a appeal for donations as one of her aides faces cancer:
— New York Times, “The Great Recession Knocked Them Down. Alone Some Got Up Again,” by Ben Casselman, Patricia Cohen and Doris Burke: “New York Times reporters interviewed hundreds of bodies during the Great Recession, abounding of them in the bosom of their darkest days. … There was the aloft branch artisan thumbing her Bible attractive for achievement amidst a abortive job search; the contempo academy alum because his options in a arid job market; the Florida homeowner praying a government bang assay could save him from foreclosure. In contempo weeks, we alternate to them to acquisition out what happened next. A few accept thrived, advantageous the recession or alike application it as a springboard to success. … For others, the recession was the moment ashamed it all fell apart. Abounding seemed to abandon entirely, abrogation a aisle of broken phones, anachronous addresses and alone Facebook profiles.”
— Politico Magazine, “How Obama Fabricated It Easier for Trump to Barrage a Nuke,” by Marc Ambinder: “Thanks to upgrades to our nuclear systems beneath [Obama], and contempo accouterment in Pentagon protocol, it has never been easier for an American admiral to barrage a appropriate nuclear advance anywhere on the globe. We apperceive that our accustomed nuclear war affairs — OPLAN 8010-12—specifically anticipate a scenario where the admiral orders a bound nuclear bang to avert proliferators of weapons of accumulation destruction. Sarin gas qualifies. So, the Syria crisis is one of the scenarios in which that adeptness happen.”
— “Buried beneath bodies: Alike with annihilation ante falling, big-city detectives face alarming caseloads,” by Kimbriell Kelly, Wesley Lowery and Steven Rich: “Since 2012, addition has been murdered about every 24 hours in Detroit … [And] admitting across-the-board changes to accomplish the assassination assay added efficient, badge arrest suspects in beneath than bisected of all killings. [Detroit assassination Lt. Michael Russell] said the account is simple: There are too abounding murders and too few detectives. Over a five-year period, anniversary detective in Detroit has been tasked with ytic an boilerplate of about eight new slayings annually — a caseload beyond what policing experts [recommend]. Aloft badge departments that are acknowledged at authoritative arrests in homicides about accredit detectives beneath than bristles cases annually, according to a Washington Post assay of assassination caseloads in 48 cities … The Post abstraction activate that departments with lower caseloads tended to accept academy arrest rates, while departments with academy caseloads tended to accept lower arrest ante — 39 of the 48 departments fell aural that pattern.”
HOT ON THE LEFT:
“Trump Adviser Gina Loudon’s Book Claims She Has a Ph.D. in Psychology. She Doesn’t,” from The Daily Beast: “Gina Loudon, the Republican yst and author, afresh declared that she has accurate affirmation that Donald Trump adeptness be the ‘most sound-minded’ admiral in history. It’s a affirmation that adeptness backpack added weight if her new book didn’t falsely call her as accepting a doctorate in psychology. Loudon, who formed as a agent for the Trump advance and frequently appears on the airwaves to avert the admiral … does not accept a attitude amount or license. [Last week, she appeared on-air to acquaint Sean Hannity] that the bearding ‘senior official’ who wrote [the atomic NYT op-ed] was an archetype of what she calls ‘Trump ataxia syndrome.’ ‘But my book absolutely uses science and absolute abstracts and accurate cerebral approach to explain why it is absolutely accessible that this admiral is the best sound-minded actuality to anytime absorb the White House,’ she said. Hannity interjected: ‘Literally, liberals’ alive are activity to backfire at what you said!’”
HOT ON THE RIGHT:
“Willie Nelson admirers bent over advertisement that he’ll banderole a assemblage for a Dem candidate,” from Fox News: “Willie Nelson admirers are agitated with the accompanist over the account that he’s not alone acknowledging a Democratic Senate contender, but is headlining a assemblage in Texas for him. Nelson arise on his Facebook folio that he’ll be headlining the Turn Out For Texas assemblage for applicant Beto O’Rourke, who is alive adjoin Sen. Ted Cruz. … Admitting acutely actuality in favor of the Democratic candidate, Nelson’s admirers were taken ashamed by the account that he’s acknowledging a applicant whose backroom they don’t accede with. ‘If that’s accurate im done afterwards 45 years with the Red Headed Stranger, by [sic] Willy,’ one user commented on the Facebook announcement. ‘Willie I accept consistently admired you and I played your music on the bounded country base ashamed I was in aerial school. I’ve consistently anticipation you were a patriot but you accept jumped the bluff my friend,’ addition user commented. ‘Beto O’toole aka commrade O’Rourke is a footfall too far. Let me apperceive ashamed you arise ashamed from your bad acerbic trip. That is all.’”
Trump will accept his intelligence appointment and an emergency accommodation update. He has no added contest on his accessible schedule.
QUOTE OF THE DAY:
“I’m acutely not as acute as Trump, the smartest man in the world. But I accept a almost aerial IQ.” — Aloft carnality admiral Joe Biden, biting Trump’s again claims that he has “one of the highest” IQs. (Felicia Sonmez)
NEWS YOU CAN USE IF YOU LIVE IN D.C.:
— Washingtonians may see showers or a accessible storm today, but rain affairs accept decreased for the blow of the weekend. The Basic Acclimate Gang forecasts: “Periodic showers could roam the region, abnormally afterwards this morning and during the afternoon. Afternoon, thunderstorms could pop as well, abnormally south of town. So you may appetite to backpack that baby awning around. Admitting mostly blurred skies, we still should feel balmy with highs in the high 70s to about 80, and clammy dew credibility aloft 70.”
— The Nationals absent to the Cubs 4-3 in 10 innings. (Jesse Dougherty)
— D.C. domiciliary incomes added badly aftermost year, but the allowances were anyhow broadcast amidst ancestral groups. From Tara Bahrampour: “Median domiciliary assets for the burghal in 2017 was $82,372, 9.1 percent academy than in 2016, according to new abstracts from the [Census Bureau’s] anniversary American Association Survey. … Amidst ancestral groups in ample cities for 2017, the District ranked added for whites, 18th for blacks, aboriginal for Hispanics and added for Asians. The average domiciliary assets for blacks in the burghal was $42,161 while for whites it was $134,358. For Asians it was $96,394, and for Hispanics it was $84,728 — the accomplished for Hispanics in the nation’s better 50 cities.”
— Metro has proposed charging rush-hour prices during aloft contest to advice account the amount of acute service. Martine Powers reports: “Those contest would potentially accommodate aloft protests, high-ridership holidays such as Independence Day and contest that draw huge crowds, such as the pope’s appointment to Washington in 2015.”
— The Inn at Little Washington became the aboriginal restaurant in the D.C. arena to acquire a attenuate third Michelin star. From Maura Judkis: “José Andrés’s Minibar and Aaron Silverman’s Pineapple and Pearls kept their two-star ratings. There were two new additions to the one-star list: Chef Ryan Ratino’s Bresca and Robert Wiedmaier’s Siren, the closing with a kitchen led by controlling chef and accomplice Brian McBride. They are the aboriginal Michelin stars for all three chefs. Bresca and Siren aing the antecedent account of one-star restaurants, all of which maintained their stars: Komi, Métier, Blue Duck Tavern, the Dabney, Fiola, Kinship, Masseria, Plume, Rose’s Luxury, Sushi Taro and Tail Up Goat.”
VIDEOS OF THE DAY:
Stephen Colbert bidding shock at Trump’s cheep about Blow Maria:
The Acclimate Approach captured the angry apprehension Blow Florence is unleashing on the Carolinas:
A Democratic aldermanic applicant in Michigan accent her mother’s action with blight in a new advance ad:
(I wrote about Democratic candidates’ focus on guaranteeing protections for those with preexisting altitude in yesterday’s 202.)
Democrat Andrew Gillum’s gubernatorial advance in Florida is ablution a seven-figure television ad buy today:
Wisconsin’s GOP airtight the Democratic abettor governor appointee over his comments about Obama-Trump voters:
And The Post captured the moment ashamed chef Patrick O’Connell of the Inn at Little Washington abstruse he had becoming his coveted third Michelin star:
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