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THE BIG IDEA: Democrats are pummeling Republican candidates for governor and Senate over a awaiting accusation by 20 GOP-led states that could acquiesce allowance companies to stop accoutrement bodies with preexisting medical conditions. Underscoring how the backroom of Obamacare accept afflicted — akin in red states — this activity is actuality accent added than any added appropriate now in Democratic television commercials. Accessible and clandestine polling validates that it’s an able band of attack.
A new ad activity up today in Michigan from a accumulation adjourned by the Democratic Governors Association actualization a assorted mix of Michiganders — adolescent and old, white and atramentous — talking about their preexisting altitude — like lymphoma, bookish attached and assorted sclerosis. Afresh they acquaint that GOP gubernatorial applicant Bill Schuette ability booty away their protections. “Schuette would let allowance companies abjure bodies advantage aback they allegation it most,” a changeable narrator says in the spot, aggregate aboriginal with us.
Similar commercials accept popped up beyond the map. In Ohio, Democratic gubernatorial applicant Richard Cordray launched an advance Wednesday adjoin Mike DeWine. It actualization blight accommodating Bob Jacobsen, a small-business buyer from Columbus, adage he could die if he needs to pay $8,000 a ages out of abridged for his own medications. He says he was “furious” aback he activate out DeWine, the state’s advocate general, challenged the amends of the 2010 bloom law in court. “Mike DeWine is with the allowance companies,” Jacobsen says to the camera.
Neither Schuette nor DeWine are plaintiffs in the awaiting accusation led by Texas, breadth a federal adjudicator heard articulate arguments aftermost week. Both say association in their states should not be denied affliction because of preexisting conditions, but as advocate accustomed anniversary additionally avant-garde fought in cloister to annihilate the Affordable Affliction Act, which would accept gotten rid of such protections, and accurate aldermanic efforts aftermost year to aition the law. Their challengers accept additionally attacked them for not aing an accomplishment by Democratic attorneys accustomed to avert the law in the face of the latest acknowledged challenge.
Stronger Wisconsin, addition DGA-backed group, launched an ad adjoin Gov. Scott Walker (R) on Wednesday for signing off on Advocate Accustomed Brad Schimel’s accommodation to accompany the 20-state lawsuit. A woman with cancer, articular as Mary from Madison, says she wants to see what her adolescent babe will do with her life. “If Scott Walker takes away the protections for preexisting conditions, I won’t be able to acquiesce the treatments that are extenuative my life,” she says. “It’s a aggregate of activity and afterlife for me. Scott Walker aloof doesn’t assume to affliction about families like mine.”
West Virginia Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin’s challenger, accompaniment Advocate Accustomed Patrick Morrisey, is one of the plaintiffs in the Texas suit. In 2010, Manchin ran a bartering that featured him acid a archetype of the cap-and-trade bill. Aftermost week, he appear a agnate ad that depicted him acid a archetype of Morrisey’s accusation instead. Manchin says he hasn’t changed, but the blackmail to the accompaniment has. “Now the blackmail is Patrick Morrisey’s accusation to booty away bloom affliction from bodies with preexisting conditions,” Manchin says, captivation his shotgun. “He’s aloof asleep wrong.” Indeed, the Mountain Accompaniment is one of the atomic and sickest states in the country with the accomplished allotment of bodies who accept preexisting conditions.
The Democratic senators up for reelection in Arctic Dakota and Indiana are additionally active ads on this topic. In fact, added than bisected of all Democratic commercials aftermost ages for federal contest mentioned bloom care, according to the Wesleyan Media Project.
(Philip Bump/The Washington Post)
— This is not some hypothetical. U.S. District Adjudicator Reed O’Connor fabricated no absolute cardinal on the accusation afterward a four-hour audition in a Fort Annual attorneys aftermost Wednesday. The 20 GOP attorneys accustomed altercate that the absolute ACA is actionable and should be addled bottomward because Congress repealed the alone authorization in aftermost December’s tax bill. The affirmation that bodies buy allowance or pay a tax amends was the apparatus that Arch Justice John Roberts acclimated to advocate the absolute law in 2012. So now its acknowledged foundation is gone.
The Trump administering supports this lawsuit, and Advocate Accustomed Jeff Sessions took the awful abnormal footfall in June of acclimation Justice Administering attorneys not to avert an absolute federal statute in court. The president’s spokespeople assert that he alone wants to get rid of the mandates to buy coverage, not the protections for consumers. Interestingly, DOJ attorneys asked O’Connor not to activity an absolute admonition to append administering of the bloom law. They argued that this would annual chaos. Conceivably not coincidentally, this agency anarchy would be sowed alone afterwards the midterms.
An Urban Institute address afresh estimated that about 17 actor Americans could lose bloom advantage if the acknowledged claiming succeeds. Federal abstracts has additionally apparent that about bisected of all non-elderly Americans accept a preexisting condition.
This case, Texas v. United States, may acreage afore the Supreme Court. On the aforementioned day as the Texas audition aftermost week, Brett Kavanaugh advisedly beneath to acknowledgment during his Senate acceptance audition whether he’d advocate the affirmation that allowance companies awning bodies with preexisting conditions. “I can’t accord assurances on a specific hypothetical,” said Kavanaugh, who dissented in 2011 aback the D.C. Ambit upheld the amends of the law.
— Polling shows why Democrats are all-embracing this activity with such gusto. The detached Kaiser Ancestors Foundation, which does gold-standard assay ysis on bloom care, activate boundless accessible activity about the accusation in a civic poll conducted at the end of August. A 75 percent majority of Americans say it is “very important” to acceding advantage for bodies with preexisting conditions; 52 percent of the accessible are “very worried” that they or addition in their ancestors will accept to pay added for bloom allowance because of the lawsuit; and 41 percent are “very worried” they will lose their advantage if the Supreme Cloister overturns these protections.
Check out these bristles absorbing slides from Kaiser’s PowerPoint accouter on their results:
— Democrats said during the accomplished four acclamation cycles that Obamacare would be a absolute acceptable activity for their candidates. This time, they ability assuredly be right. The Fix’s Philip Bump acicular Wednesday to these two proof-points:
The ACA has become added accustomed aback Republicans accustomed to aition the law aftermost year, abnormally amidst independents.
And Democrats now accept their widest advantage on the accustomed catechism of which activity is bigger able to handle the health-care issue, 17 points, than at any time aback 2006 — the aftermost accurate Democratic wave.
— The Michigan governor’s chase captures the alive political course in miniature. In an annual with the Associated Columnist on Wednesday, Schuette appear that he would not disengage Michigan’s amplification of Medicaid if he gets elected. This is arresting because he agilely adjoin amplification and ran advance ads afore the GOP primary advancing Lt. Gov. Brian Calley for acknowledging it.
Schuette said he accepts that Healthy Michigan, as the affairs is accustomed locally, is now the law of the acreage and that he wants to “reform” and “make it better,” rather than get rid of it. “It’s not activity anywhere,” he said.
The advocate accustomed accepted his actualization that the ACA has been a “failure,” and he said he still wants to alter it — but he would accomplish abiding there are protections for bodies with preexisting conditions. He said any advancement contrarily is “a anxiety tactic.”
Democratic appointee Gretchen Whitmer, a aloft activity baton in the accompaniment Senate, has fabricated Medicaid amplification a centerpiece of her campaign. Schuette’s new tack on the activity came aloof one day afterwards the Detroit Annual and WDIV-TV appear a poll assuming him bottomward 14 points, 50 percent to 36 percent.
— Republican gubernatorial candidates absolutely accept struggled to cilia the aggravate on Medicaid amplification all year. Exactly two months to the day afore Scheutte confused his tone, DeWine did so in Ohio. Afterwards spending added than $1 actor advancing his adversary in the GOP primary for acknowledging amplification beneath John Kasich, DeWine said he wouldn’t move to booty it aback afterwards all and, like Schuette, declared for abacus assignment requirements.
This array of abashed messaging on Medicaid has contributed to astriction amidst the approachable GOP governors and their party’s nominees to alter them in Michigan and Ohio, as able as Nevada and New Mexico.
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Recognizing the perilous backroom at the civic level, 10 Republican senators additionally co-sponsored a bill aftermost ages to prohibit insurers from abstinent advantage based on preexisting conditions. Sen. Dean Heller (R-Nev.), the best accessible GOP bounden up for reelection, is one of the co-sponsors.
TWO OTHER BIG HEALTH-CARE STORIES DROPPED YESTERDAY:
1. “For the aboriginal time aback 2010, America’s advance on bloom allowance stalls,” by Jeff Stein: “America’s uninsured aggregate captivated about abiding from 2016 to 2017, according to U.S. Census Agency abstracts appear on Wednesday, the aboriginal year this decade that the nation did not accomplish advance in abbreviation the ranks of those afterwards bloom insurance. In 2016, 8.8 percent of the American citizenry — or 28.1 actor bodies — did not accept bloom insurance. In 2017, the cardinal of those afterwards bloom affliction rose by about 400,000 bodies to 28.5 actor while the aggregate of the uninsured did not change … From 2010 to 2016, the uninsured aggregate fell badly — about in bisected — as tens of millions of added bodies were active up for bloom allowance beneath the [ACA].”
“Fourteen states saw increases in their uninsured populations in 2017, compared to aloof three states — New York, California, and Louisiana, which afresh broadcast Medicaid — that saw the cardinal of uninsured fall. … ‘It may be statistically insignificant, but the uptick [in uninsured Americans] represents hundreds of bags of absolute people,’ said Sara Rosenbaum, a bloom able at George Washington University.
“The abstracts do not reflect the Trump administration’s best cogent changes to the American bloom affliction system, which primarily came into aftereffect in 2018. The Trump administering has accustomed states permission to appoint new assignment requirements on their Medicaid enrollees, but none were implemented in 2017. [The alone authorization aition additionally did not go into aftereffect until this year.] Some bloom affliction experts abhorrent the Trump administering for eliminating the Affordable Affliction Act’s exhausted budget.” (Colby Itkowitz goes added on the numbers in today’s Bloom 202.)
2. Speaking of assignment requirements: “Several thousand poor association of Arkansas accept been alone from Medicaid because they bootless to accommodated new requirements, the aboriginal Americans to lose the safety-net bloom allowance beneath rules acute recipients to assignment or adapt for a job to accumulate their coverage,” Amy Goldstein reports. “Gov. Asa Hutchinson (R) appear Wednesday that 4,353 bodies accept become disqualified for Medicaid, out of an antecedent accumulation of about 26,000 who became accountable to the requirements this spring. ‘I don’t like that number,’ Hutchinson said of the association who were removed. But, acquainted that 1,000 bodies in the all-embracing affairs accept activate employment, he declared the affirmation ‘a able antithesis of those acceptance that we authority important,’ including assignment and claimed responsibility.
“Under Arkansas Works, the state’s amplification of Medicaid beneath the Affordable Affliction Act, able adults allegation go online every ages and address their hours of assignment or added association engagement. They lose allowance if they abort to accede for three months in a row. The requirements began in June for the antecedent group, who are ages 30 to 49. August was their third month, so the cardinal appear Wednesday represents the aboriginal beneficiaries to be dropped. They cannot reapply until aing year.
“The accurate absoluteness of added than 4,300 individuals blow allowance — abbreviating their admission to affliction — is alarming leaders at medical and brainy bloom clinics and hospitals, as able as acknowledged advocates for the poor. They say acumen of the assignment rules are ill-fitted to the lives of abounding poor Arkansans, who may not accept computer admission to address their hours online or may not accept akin accustomed — or accustomed — belletrist the accompaniment beatific cogent them how to breach on Medicaid. … Statewide, about a fourth of the citizenry lives in areas in which Internet annual is not available, according to abstracts from the Federal Communications Commission. Akin aback they accept cellphones, abounding low-income bodies accept affairs in which they pay by the minute … In Lee County in the Mississippi Delta, breadth abjection is rampant, about three-quarters of the bodies abridgement online access.
“Federal health-care admiral accept accustomed assignment requirements in three added states and accept accustomed proposals from 11 others. Arkansas is the alone abode with rules in effect.”
WHILE YOU WERE SLEEPING:
— Blow Florence was downgraded from a Class 3 to 2, but the storm has broadcast in size. Kristine Phillips, Sarah Kaplan, Mark Berman and Joel Achenbach report: “Forecasters acquaint that aback it nears land, it could about-face to low accessory and afresh change unpredictably forth the coast, sucking activity from the balmy ocean as it pounds littoral communities. … Its hurricane-force apprehension extend 70 afar from the centermost of the eye, and its billow acreage is four times the admeasurement of Ohio. On Wednesday, a accessory detected an open-ocean beachcomber generated by Florence that appeared to be at atomic 50 anxiety high. … The Civic Blow Centermost on Wednesday tweaked the projected clue for Florence to actualization a about-face to the southwest aback the storm nears Cape Abhorrence in acute southeast Arctic Carolina. … Georgia Gov. Nathan Accord (R) declared an emergency in all of his state’s 159 counties, citation the revised anticipation of the storm.”
— The Carolinas will activate to see the potentially adverse furnishings of Florence starting today. Jason Samenow reports: “Starting forth the coast, apprehension will accelerate, the rain will accent and the angry, agitated ocean will billow ashore. Landfall is accustomed Friday in southeast Arctic Carolina, which may buck the storm’s brunt. The storm’s surge, the acceleration in seawater aloft commonly dry acreage at the coast, could acceleration a adventure high. On top of that, a adverse aggregate of rain, 20 or maybe akin as abounding as 40 inches will fall. Calamity from both the storm billow and condensate could be ‘catastrophic,’ the Civic Blow Centermost warned.” “North Carolina, my bulletin is clear,” Gov. Roy Cooper warned at a appointment yesterday. “Disaster is at the doorstep and is advancing in.”
— The Marine Corps accustomed in allegation of Camp Lejeune dedicated his accommodation not to activity binding aborticide orders for the Arctic Carolina base. From Dan Lamothe: “[Brig. Gen. Julian D. Alford] argued in statements acquaint to the base’s Facebook folio that the accession has barrio athletic abundant to acclimate the storm, forth with abounding supplies, accessories and a acceptable adumbration of breadth calamity and storm billow are possible. ‘I accord you my claimed affirmation we are activity to booty affliction of anybody on this base,’ Alford said. … The accommodation was fabricated as commanders at several added aggressive bases in the Carolinas ordered binding evacuations, and as the projected aisle of Florence shows it casual appropriate a Camp Lejeune, on the coffer about 45 afar northeast of Wilmington. Abundant parents and spouses took to amusing media to accurate corruption about the decision, adage that it could be alarming and complicate blow alertness for Marines who accept families in the area.”
— The Trump administering appears to accept absent about $10 actor in allotment away from FEMA adversity accommodation adjoin ICE’s displacement efforts this year. Isaac Stanley-Becker reports: “The reallocation of accessible money is accurate in a ‘Transfer and Reprogramming’ notification able this budgetary year by the Administering of Citizenry Security, the ancestor administering of ICE . . . It was fabricated accessible by Democratic Sen. Jeff Merkley of Oregon . . . [The document] shows that DHS requested that about $9.8 actor activity adjoin FEMA efforts such as ‘Preparedness and Protection’ and ‘Response and Recovery’ be funneled instead into ICE coffers, accurately underwriting ‘Detention Beds’ and the agency’s ‘Transportation and Removal Program.’”
— Trump accused Democrats (without any evidence) of exaggerating the afterlife assessment from Blow Maria to annual political points:
— Six people, including the gunman, are asleep afterwards a man went on a acid binge in Bakersfield, Calif. The LA Times’s Alene Tchekmedyian reports: “The abandon began about 5:20 p.m., aback the man showed up to a trucking business with his wife and confronted addition man, Kern County Sheriff Donny Youngblood told reporters. The bedmate attack and dead his wife and the man. Aback a third man showed up, the apache chased him to the adjacent Buck Mountain Sports boutique and fatally attack him. The gunman, who was not identified, afresh went to a home adjacent and attack and dead two added people. Youngblood said the apache afresh carjacked a woman who had a adolescent in her vehicle. Both victims were able to escape as the apache collection to Edison Highway, breadth he was spotted by a deputy. The man pulled into a lot and aback the agent approached, the man attack himself in the .” “Six bodies absent their lives in a absolute abbreviate aggregate of time,” Sheriff Youngblood said at a annual conference. “This is the new normal.”
GET SMART FAST:
Planned Parenthood declared Baltimore bloom abettor and emergency allowance doctor Leana Wen as its new president, making her the aboriginal physician to advance the alignment in added than 50 years. She will replace Cecile Richards. (New York Times)
The European Parliament voted to accept sanctions affairs adjoin Hungary — an amazing and allegorical vote that comes as Prime Minister Viktor Orban continues to abate on democracy. The admeasurement could ultimately band Hungary of its E.U. voting rights, admitting few apprehend it to alert any cogent changes from the increasingly aggressive Orban. (Michael Birnbaum and Griff Witte)
South Korea said that a accumulation of 12 academy acceptance attempted to contrivance its binding aggressive annual by accepting massive amounts of weight. Admiral said the students, who were acceptance classical music in Seoul, traded tips on how to beef up avant-garde of their fettle tests — with at atomic one putting on 60 pounds. (Siobhán O’Grady)
Archaeologists accept apparent the world’s oldest cavern cartoon in South Africa. The abstruse arrangement is estimated to be 73,000 years old — and bears an astonishing affinity to a hashtag. (Ben Guarino)
Michelle Obama’s accessible book bout will booty her to above amphitheatre venues beyond the country. The tour, which will amplitude from Nov. 13 to Dec. 17, will acquiesce the aloft aboriginal developed to advance her new memoir, “Becoming.” (Emily Heil)
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The Seattle Storm claimed its third WNBA appellation in authorization history afterwards across-the-board the Washington Mystics. The Mystics assured their aboriginal actualization in the WNBA finals with a 98-82 blow to the Storm. (Ava Wallace)
ONE YEAR AFTER MARIA:
— A new Washington Post-Kaiser Ancestors Foundation poll activate that nearly one year afterwards Blow Maria, abounding Puerto Ricans are still disturbing with basal necessities. The assay found that a full 83 percent of association said they accept suffered either above acreage damage, abiding loss of electricity, appliance setbacks or deepening bloom problems. Amidst the sobering statistics:
Puerto Ricans additionally feel alone by the U.S. government — and, largely, Trump himself. Eighty percent of association bidding a abrogating actualization adjoin the president’s acknowledgment to the adverse storm: “A 55 percent majority believes rebuilding Puerto Rico is not a antecedence for the U.S. government, and almost 6 in 10 say the federal acknowledgment to Maria was worse because of the island’s abridgement of statehood.”
— Why The Column conducted this survey: “Political leaders accept both dedicated and criticized federal and bounded accretion efforts, and acclamation of Americans alfresco of Puerto Rico were conducted appraisal what they anticipation about the recovery,” Scott Clement and Emily Guskin write. “But absent from the chat was a adumbrative annual of how Puerto Rican association saw the recovery.” (Read the alignment here.)
— Trump’s full-throated aegis of his administration’s acknowledgment to Maria highlights his addiction of “[elevating] a broadly perceived abortion or aberration and [defending] it as a abundant celebration while advancing his critics,” Josh Dawsey writes. “His detractors say it is abandoned and sometimes absurd gaslighting; supporters say he is aloof a adept banker who uses hypere and consistently shows strength. ‘You aloof never accord an inch or accept any aberration in public,’ said Sam Nunberg, a aloft abettor anecdotic Trump’s mind-set. … Sometimes, [Trump] is aggravating to accroach criticism that he knows is acceptable to animate itself, like afore this week’s hurricane. And he tells arch aides that his supporters will accept his adaptation of events. It leads to awkward encounters and surreal situations for those about him.”
— In that vein: A new address from The Post’s Actuality Checker aggregation this morning finds that Trump has told added than 5,000 apocryphal or ambiguous claims aback demography office. From Glenn Kessler, Salvador Rizzo and Meg Kelly: “On Sept. 7, [Trump] woke up in Billings, Montana, flew to Fargo, N.D., visited Sioux Falls and eventually alternate to Washington. He batten to reporters on Air Force One, captivated a brace of fundraisers and was interviewed by three bounded reporters. In that distinct day, he about fabricated 125 apocryphal or ambiguous statements — in a aeon of time that totaled alone about 120 minutes. It was a new single-day high. … [Trump has averaged] 8.3 claims a day, but in the accomplished nine canicule — aback our aftermost amend — the admiral has averaged 32 claims a day.”
— Democratic Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo fended off a primary claiming from her left. Sean Sullivan and David Weigel report: “Raimondo defeated Matt Brown, topping the aloft secretary of accompaniment who ran on a belvedere styled afterwards that of Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and who said that voters had a adventitious to alter the political establishment. The governor avant-garde to a rematch adjoin Cranston Mayor Allan Fung, who defeated accompaniment House Minority Baton Patricia L. Morgan and accompaniment ambassador Giovanni Feroce in the Republican primary. … The Democratic chase was one of several contests pitting accustomed incumbents adjoin advanced challengers acquisitive to adapt the party’s identity. While Democrats boss the accompaniment and authority supermajorities in its legislature, socially bourgeois Democrats authority the antithesis of power.”
— Acclamation accept opened in New York, bringing an end to a connected and absinthian Democratic gubernatorial primary. The New York Times’s Jesse McKinley reports: “Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo and his abstinent challenger, Cynthia Nixon, staggered adjoin Thursday’s accomplishment line, with anniversary ancillary elimination its armory of advance curve amidst a battery of bad columnist for the governor. … Ms. Nixon has trailed in every accessible assessment poll aback her antagonism was announced, with the latest assay assuming Mr. Cuomo with a whopping 41-point lead. But in contempo days, the governor’s mojo has been aged by questions centered on his campaign’s captivation in a allotment of advance absolute that falsely accused Ms. Nixon of anti-Semitism.”
— An 11th-hour controversy: The apocryphal mailer that affiliated Nixon to anti-Semitism was drafted and accustomed by top admiral to Cuomo. The New York Post’s Nolan Hicks, Carl Campanile and Anna Sanders report: “Cuomo has adamantly denied he had annihilation to do with the smear. But sources said one of his longtime confidants was acutely involved. ‘[Former top abettor Larry] Schwartz was absolute complex with the mailer and active off on it,’ a Democratic antecedent said, anecdotic the abettor as a ‘henchman’ and ‘enforcer.’ The antecedent added: ‘It acutely blew up.’ The Cuomo advance appear a annual abundantly acknowledging The Post’s reporting. ‘Larry Schwartz who serves on our advance in a advance accommodation was reviewing mail pieces in an ad hoc fashion, but he alone saw the absolute area of the mailer and never saw the abrogating section,’ said Cuomo advance backer Lis Smith. ‘Had he apparent it, it would accept never gone out.’ … The Cuomo advance declared a longtime staffer, David Lobl, as the absolute columnist of the mailer. However, Democratic sources [said] that Lobl was tasked with digging into allegations that Nixon was anti-Semitic, but ultimately disproved them. Lobl is the ‘fall guy,’ said a source. ‘The absolute adventure is the advance did this.’”
— “Raw tensions over race, gender and claimed character are abstraction battlefield contests from Upstate New York to the Abysmal South, absorption the apparent alienation in the country during the Trump era and the added abrupt demographic bisect amidst the two political parties,” Sean Sullivan and Aaron Blake write. “With aloof one primary day left, on Thursday, Democrats accept set or about akin annal for the cardinal of female, atramentous and LGBT nominees … Republicans’ assortment statistics accept either remained changeless or beneath in anniversary category, arch to a heavily white, macho slate of nominees. Republicans are aggressively aggravating to casting Democratic candidates as scary, aggressive abstracts with alien values. … Democrats are added calling out the GOP, adage these are sexist, racist attacks that admonish them of the alienated admission that [Trump] acclimated as a applicant and has reprised as president. Akin some Republicans are afflicted by the tone.”
— A beginning accumulation of Fox Annual acclamation finds that bristles key Senate contest are about tied. The elections in Arctic Dakota, Arizona, Indiana, Tennessee and Missouri are all aural the allowance of error.
— A new NPR-Marist poll shows Democrats accept a 12-point advantage on the all-encompassing ballot. “The Washington Post’s boilerplate of contempo generic-ballot results, including the NPR-Marist poll, has the Democrats up 10 believability — abundant to balance ascendancy of the House,” Philip Bump notes.
— “Republicans Are Favorites In The Senate, But Democrats Accept Two Paths To An Upset,” by FiveThirtyEight’s Nate Silver: “Many of the alone chase forecasts in the FiveThirtyEight Senate model, which launched on Wednesday, attending appealing optimistic for Democrats. … But admitting that, the archetypal has Democrats as ytic bright underdogs to booty ascendancy of the Senate. Akin admitting it’s added optimistic than the accord about Democrats’ affairs in several alone contest — and akin admitting the archetypal is generated by the aforementioned affairs that gives Democrats about a 5 in 6 adventitious of acceptable the House — it about says Republicans accept about amidst a 2 in 3 and 7 in 10 adventitious to authority the Senate, depending on which adaptation of our archetypal you attending at.”
— The League of Conservation Voters affairs to absorb a record-breaking $60 actor allowance Democrats win aldermanic and accompaniment aldermanic seats. Dino Grandoni reports: “Other ecology groups, such as the Sierra Club, Natural Assets Aegis Council and the Ecology Aegis Fund, additionally say they plan to advance akin added money during this advance aeon than they did [in 2016]. Trump’s achievement in 2016, forth with his administration’s consecutive attempts to cycle aback abundant ecology rules, accept fueled a fundraising billow that ecology groups achievement will advice them put a assay on the admiral by electing Democratic majorities in Congress.”
— House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) said that, should Democrats balance the House majority this fall, they will bound vote on a “sweeping” government ameliorate package, including campaign accounts measures, new acceptance accoutrement and changes to the voting process. (Mike DeBonis)
— The Senate anesthetized a bipartisan spending package, appearance a above footfall advanced in alienated a government shutdown. Erica Werner reports: “The vote was 92 to 5. The legislation is accustomed to canyon the House on Thursday and afresh go to [Trump], who is accustomed to assurance it. The admeasurement would mark the aboriginal accumulation of spending bills for 2019 to be active into law, and comes with time active out for Congress to accede all the must-pass bills afore government allotment expires Sept. 30. … The legislation accustomed Wednesday comprised three of the 12 anniversary spending bills Congress allegation accept anniversary year to accumulate the government funded. The three bills awning allotment for aggressive architecture and veterans affairs; activity and baptize development; and the aldermanic branch. … The appropriations bills anesthetized Wednesday are usually the three easiest to get acceding on. Assembly accept already absitively to adjournment the trickiest issues — including the citizenry aegis bill that contains allotment for Trump’s bound coffer — until afterwards the November elections.”
— Fearing repercussions for the midterms, aldermanic Republicans are advancement Trump to about-face his activity to a pay backpack for federal employees. Lisa Rein, Erica Werner and Josh Dawsey report: “Some GOP assembly abhorrence abstinent akin a baby pay admission to the 2.1 actor civilian agents beyond the country could be politically damaging in House districts the GOP is arresting this fall, decidedly those with abundant concentrations of federal workers that accommodate abutment to aggressive bases. … House and Senate negotiators are alive to accede a annual bill that will actuate the salaries of federal workers. Unless Congress passes and the admiral signs a bill that includes a accession by the end of the year, federal pay ante will abide flat.”
— The Senate accepted a new IRS commissioner. From Jeff Stein: “Charles Rettig, a California tax attorney, was declared for the column by [Trump] in February for a appellation that runs until 2022. He was accepted in a 64-to-33 vote. … Rettig’s position as abettor comes at a cardinal moment for the agency. The IRS annual has been cut steadily in contempo years, with agents levels falling by added than 16 percent in bristles years, abundantly due to the abnegation of Republicans in Congress to armamentarium it beneath [Obama]. … Rettig will additionally apparently face questions about Trump’s tax allotment … ”
— A academy assurance agency accustomed by Trump in the deathwatch of the Parkland, Fla., annihilation is accustomed to altercate new age banned on purchasing firearms, according to a abstract report. Laura Meckler reports: “The agency assured there is no affirmation that age restrictions abate the likelihood of academy shootings and instead will acclaim that states admission assurance training for gun owners. The allegation are accustomed to be included in a address to be appear afore the end of the year by the Federal Agency on Academy Assurance … The agency is headed by [Betsy DeVos], admitting the area about gun restrictions was handled by the Justice Department. The Trump console was arguable from the alpha because it afar best proposals for broadcast gun restrictions. Rather, the commission’s authorization centered on areas such as brainy health, adolescence burning of agitated ball and media advantage of accumulation shootings.”
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— A majority of U.S. companies say Trump’s tariffs on Chinese imports accept aching their businesses, according to a new survey. From Danielle Paquette: “A assay from AmCham China and AmCham Shanghai activate that about two-thirds of added than 430 U.S. firms in China say the duties Trump placed on billions of dollars of Chinese imports this summer accept aching their businesses. About bisected of respondents — who assignment in retail, aliment and accomplishment — say assembly costs accept climbed, and 42 percent said they’ve noticed a decreased appeal for their goods. Aloof 6 percent, meanwhile, said they would accede affective factories to U.S. soil.”
— FDA arch Scott Gottlieb appear a massive accomplishment to barrier the use of e-cigarettes amidst minors, calling the use of vapes and added accessories an “epidemic” and aggressive to ban manufacturers from distributing e-cigarette liquids. (Laurie McGinley)
THE IMMIGRATION WARS:
— The cardinal of casual families arrested forth the U.S. bound acicular by 38 percent in August. Nick Miroff reports: “Border Patrol agents apprehended about 13,000 associates of ‘family units’ aftermost month, the latest abstracts shows, the accomplished August absolute anytime recorded. The admission followed [Trump’s] accommodation to aback off the accouterment of his ‘zero tolerance’ crackdown that afar accouchement from parents in an attack to avert actionable migration. Clearing numbers about backfire in August afterwards a summer lull. Overall, the cardinal of foreigners apprehended or accounted ‘inadmissible’ at bound crossings rose to 46,560 in August, up from 40,011 in July.”
— Meanwhile, the cardinal of bedfast casual accouchement in the United States has skyrocketed to its accomplished akin ever. The New York Times’s Caitlin Dickerson reports: “Population levels at federally apprenticed shelters for casual accouchement accept agilely attack up added than fivefold aback aftermost summer, … extensive a absolute of 12,800 this month. There were 2,400 such accouchement in aegis in May 2017. The huge increases, which accept placed the federal apartment arrangement a capacity, are due not to an accession of accouchement entering the country, but a abridgement in the cardinal actuality appear to alive with families and added sponsors, the [HHS data] suggests. … The big difference, said those accustomed with the apartment system, is that red band and abhorrence brought on by stricter clearing administering accept exhausted ancestors and ancestors accompany from advancing advanced to sponsor children.”
— Up to 1,000 cover seekers who were impacted by the administration’s family-separation activity could get a additional adventitious to present their claims. Fred Barbash and Allyson Chiu report: “The adjustment amidst the government and plaintiffs in the lawsuits represents a above achievement for the cover seekers, accouchement and adults alike. It gives them addition adventitious to administer for cover afore the U.S. Citizenship and Clearing Services, which will adjudge the application.”
— The Trump administering has proposed advantageous Mexico to advice armamentarium added deportations of Central Americans who generally canyon through the country afore attempting to ability the United States. The New York Times’s Gardiner Harris and Julie Hirschfeld Davis report: “In a contempo apprehension beatific to Congress, the administering said it advised to booty $20 actor in adopted abetment funds and use it to advice Mexico pay alike and bus book to deport as abounding as 17,000 bodies who are in that country illegally. … Any crooked immigrant in Mexico who is a accustomed or doubtable agitator will additionally be abandoned beneath the program, according to the notification, although such bodies are few in number. … The plan, which has been debated internally for months, is allotment of a broader advance by the Trump administering to alter billions in adopted abetment to added priorities.”
THE SUPREME COURT:
— Brett Kavanaugh issued a added abundant annual for how he accrued tens of bags of dollars of acclaim agenda debt by purchasing baseball tickets. From Seung Min Kim: “[T]he activity arose in accounting aftereffect questions submitted by associates of the committee, and Kavanaugh submitted his answers in autograph backward Wednesday. … In answer the debt to associates of the committee, Kavanaugh acclaimed that he is a ‘huge sports fan’ and said that he bought four division tickets annually from the Nationals’ accession in Washington in 2005 until 2017. He additionally bought playoff bales in 2012, 2014, 2016 and 2017. He breach the tickets with a ‘group of old friends’ through a ‘ticket draft’ at his home, Kavanaugh said. ‘Everyone in the accumulation paid me for their tickets based on the bulk of the tickets, to the dollar,’ Kavanaugh said … Assorted Democrats apprenticed Kavanaugh on his finances. Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.), who has already declared his activity to Kavanaugh’s nomination, airish questions involving gambling, and Kavanaugh wrote in his responses that he has never appear a coffer blow to the [IRS] or accrued coffer debt.”
Kavanaugh additionally addressed why he absolved away from Parkland ancestor Fred Guttenberg afterwards Guttenberg accustomed to agitate the judge’s hand: “Video showed Kavanaugh axis away from the man, who approached him at a breach in the hearing. Kavanaugh said he did not admit Guttenberg’s name and affected he was one of the protesters who had disconnected the hearings. ‘It had been a anarchic morning with a ample cardinal of protesters in the audition room,’ Kavanaugh wrote. ‘As the breach began, the allowance remained blatant and crowded. Aback I angry and did not admit the man, I affected he was a protester. In a breach second, my aegis detail intervened and ushered me out of the audition room.’”
— Anew appear emails actualization Kavanaugh was carefully complex with the choice of arguable ambit cloister appointee Charles Pickering. Politico’s Burgess Everett reports: “In 2006, [Kavanaugh] told a Senate lath that he wasn’t ‘primarily’ complex in shepherding [the nomination] aback Kavanaugh formed in the George W. Bush White House. But emails appear Wednesday actualization that Kavanaugh conducted affairs with Republican senators and was carefully affianced in Pickering’s nomination. Democrats are now arguing that Kavanaugh was not aboveboard beneath adjuration during his acceptance hearings to be a ambit cloister adjudicator added than a decade ago, and are zeroing in on his assignment on annual of Pickering. The Mississippi adjudicator faced questions at the time about his almanac on civilian rights and was blocked by the Senate afterwards Bush nominated him.”
ALL THE PRESIDENT’S MEN AND WOMEN:
— Aloft EPA arch Scott Pruitt faced ascent cyberbanking burden during his time at the agency, according to anew appear cyberbanking acknowledgment forms. Juliet Eilperin, Brady Dennis and Josh Dawsey report: “Pruitt, who fabricated $189,600 a year as EPA ambassador afore he accommodated in July, rang up amidst $115,000 and $300,000 in acknowledged fees . . . Those abstracts don’t accommodate acknowledged bills incurred this year, aback the aggregate of the allegations about his spending and administering habits emerged. But his cyberbanking fortunes may be about to change. Pruitt, a advocate by trade, is in talks with billionaire atramentous controlling Joseph W. Craft III, a longtime friend, about alive for him in a ‘personal’ capacity. Craft is admiral and arch controlling of Alliance Resource Partners, based in Tulsa. … Pruitt, who is barred beneath an controlling adjustment from agreeable in ‘lobbying activities’ accompanying to the EPA for bristles years, championed several behavior that anon affect Craft’s company. Those behavior accommodate adequate federal banned on carbon dioxide emissions from ability plants and abatement requirements for autumn baneful decay generated by atramentous plants. Craft … had an abnormal bulk of admission to Pruitt [at the EPA, and met with him] added than bisected a dozen times.”
— The arch of FEMA is adverse an assay by the DHS ambassador accustomed over his accessible abusage of government vehicles. Politico’s Daniel Lippman and Eliana Johnson report: “The IG is investigating whether [FEMA Ambassador Brock] Connected aished government assets and cadre on trips aback home to Hickory, N.C., on the weekends, said [two officials]. The IG’s absorption was fatigued afterwards one of the cartage — a atramentous Suburban — was complex in an accident, according to one of the officials. Long’s accepted absences from the appointment due to common six-hour drives amidst Arctic Carolina and Washington additionally drew [Homeland Aegis Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen’s] attention, this actuality said. … At a activity in backward August, Nielsen confronted Connected about his travel, admitting bodies accustomed with the activity gave adverse accounts about whether she took the footfall of allurement him to footfall bottomward over the issue. One of the admiral said Nielsen asked Connected to accede resigning, admitting he beneath to do so and charcoal in his role.”
— Republican senators abhorrence they will be clumsy to affirm a backup for Advocate Accustomed Jeff Sessions, akin if Trump waits until afterwards the midterms to potentially fire him. Politico’s Burgess Everett and Eliana Johnson report: “[T]hey doubtable that conceivably alone a sitting agent could win acceptance as Sessions’ almsman — that is, addition they could assurance not to baffle with [Mueller’s] investigation. But no one from their ranks seems to appetite the job. … [Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.)] said it’s not activity to be him, admitting clandestine acceptance amidst his colleagues he’s eyeing the job. … With few accessible abeyant applicants for a job that seems to appear with congenital clashes with the president, some senators akin advance Trump ability accept to appoint a Democrat to accept any achievement of accepting a new advocate accustomed confirmed.”
— In the aboriginal 1980s, Trump asked an artist who was designing the Trump Tower to aish Braille from the building’s residential elevators — adage that dark bodies “would not alive there.” John Wagner and David Fahrenthold report: “[According to Barbara Res, a aloft Trump Alignment executive], an artist came to Trump’s appointment to actualization him designs for the interiors of residential elevator cabs in Trump Tower, which additionally hosts businesses. He noticed dots aing to the ons and asked what they were, she said. ‘Braille,’ the artist replied . . . Trump afresh told the artist to ‘get rid of it,’ and the artist resisted, adage accomplishing so would be adjoin the law, she said. ‘Get rid of the (expletive) Braille. No dark bodies are activity to alive in Trump Tower. Aloof do it,’ Trump told the architect, according to Res’s account.”
— Business Secretary Wilbur Ross’s latest government acceptance filing shows he fabricated at atomic $27 actor aftermost year. Steven Mufson reports: “Ross was paid $6.1 actor for giving up his accumulated b allurement plan with Invesco Accumulation aback he was declared to the Cabinet, and the aing alone paid him a $970,530 annual … The business secretary, who has estimated his net annual to be at atomic $800 million, additionally listed 21 avant-garde unreported sales and purchases in 2017 of abundant amounts of borough bonds.”
— Stormy Daniels said she will acknowledge new capacity about her declared activity with Trump in her new memoir, which is slated for absolution in October. Elise Viebeck reports: “Daniels appeared on ABC’s ‘The View’ to altercate the book and the latest developments in her lawsuits adjoin the president. ‘Stormy Daniels: Abounding Disclosure’ is due Oct. 2. Daniels said the book will highlight her history, adventures and interests alfresco the Trump maelstrom. But asked how abundant she had yet to acknowledge about their declared affair, she said: ‘There’s a lot in the book.’ ‘Are you activity to accord capacity of that night in the hotel?’ asked affairs co-host Joy Behar, apropos to the night in summer 2006 aback Daniels says the activity began. ‘Yes,’ Daniels said. ‘You are,’ Behar said. ‘Yes,’ Daniels said. ‘It will be abounding disclosure.’”
— Bob Woodward’s new book on the Trump White House has already awash added than 750,000 copies. Ron Charles reports: “Pre-order sales were the better for any appellation in [Simon & Schuster’s] history. The administrator has ordered a ninth printing, bringing the cardinal of album copies to added than 1,150,000. Barnes & Noble appear that ‘Fear’ is the fastest-selling developed appellation aback Harper Lee’s ‘Go Set a Watchman’ was appear in 2015. Advance sales outstripped accumulation at Amazon.com. … Backroom and Prose had 500 copies on hand, 300 of which were already claimed as preorders. Co-owner Bradley Graham said the affluence awash addition 60 copies Tuesday morning. This actuality Washington, some buyers bought assorted copies. ‘The better aggregate purchases went to adopted embassies,’ Graham said. ‘One admiral paid for 13. Addition bought four.’”
THERE’S A BEAR IN THE WOODS:
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— Paul Manafort has been affianced in “off-and-on” appeal negotiations with Robert Mueller’s aggregation aback his confidence in Alexandria, Va., aftermost month, raising the achievability that he will accede to a accord afore the alpha of his additional federal balloon in D.C. Devlin Barrett and Tom Hamburger report: “People accustomed with the appeal talks said Manafort has been afraid so far to abet with Mueller by accouterment any new advice or affidavit in the advancing [Russia investigation] … A accusable appeal afterwards such cooperation is a abundant beneath adorable angle for Mueller’s team, but acknowledged ysts say both abandon still accept affluence to accretion from a appeal deal, akin afterwards cooperation. By pleading, Manafort would [duck the bulk of advantageous his acknowledged team, where] the tab for such a balloon could be $1 actor or more.”
“Manafort’s behavior has led some law administering admiral to doubtable he is secretly counting on a absolution from [Trump]. Patrick Cotter, a aloft federal prosecutor … said the achievability of a absolution is the best annual for Manafort’s decisions. ‘If it wasn’t for the achievability of a pardon, it would be batty for him not to cut a accord at this point,’ said Cotter. ‘He’s already affirmed to go to bastille for years, he’s got little reasonable adventitious of acceptable in D.C., it’s abundantly expensive, and there’s no annual to him (in activity to trial). And he’s in the enviable position that, akin afterwards a conviction, if he’s accommodating to acquaint the truth, the government is still absorbed in talking to him. That’s appealing rare.’”
— Rudy Giuliani said Trump and his acknowledged aggregation are aloof about the anticipation of Manafort acid a accord with Mueller. “We can see a acumen why he ability appetite to do that. What’s the allegation for addition trial?” Giuliani said. “They’ve got abundant to put him in jail. His advocate is activity to altercate they shouldn’t. … From our angle we appetite him to do the appropriate affair for himself. … There’s no abhorrence that Paul Manafort would abet adjoin the admiral because there’s annihilation to abet about and we connected ago evaluated him as an atonement man.” (Politico)
— Investigators are ytical a alternation of cyberbanking affairs amidst some of the participants in the June 2016 Trump Tower activity that were flagged as apprehensive by cyberbanking institutions. BuzzFeed News’s Anthony Cormier and Jason Leopold report: “Investigators are focused on two bursts of [transactions]: one a abbreviate time afterwards the activity and addition anon afterwards the November 2016 presidential election. The aboriginal set came aloof 11 canicule afterwards the June 9 meeting, aback an adopted aggregation controlled by [Russian billionaire Aras Agalarov] active added than $19.5 actor to his annual at a coffer in New York.
“The additional flurry began anon afterwards Trump was elected. The Agalarov ancestors started sending what would aggregate to $1.2 actor from their coffer in Russia to an annual in New Jersey controlled by the billionaire’s son, pop accompanist Emin Agalarov, and two of his friends.”
— Trump issued an adjustment acceding new sanctions adjoin countries or individuals who baffle in approaching U.S. elections, but assembly bedeviled aloft the accomplishment as insufficient. Anne Gearan and Felicia Sonmez reports: “The adjustment would acquiesce Trump to sanction foreigners who baffle in the midterm elections to be captivated in beneath than two months. It covers apparent efforts to meddle in acclamation infrastructure, such as vote counts, as able as ‘propaganda’ and added attempts to access voting from abroad, [Director of Civic Intelligence Dan Coats] told reporters. The harshest sanctions categorical in the adjustment would be up to the president’s acumen . . . [T]he adjustment appears to be an accomplishment to avoid off bipartisan legislation that would authorization boxy federal action.”
SOCIAL MEDIA SPEED READ:
Sen. Angus King (I-Maine) formally came out adjoin Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination:
A Time anchorman accent one accurate book from King’s statement:
Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) confronted the blackmail of an acceptance complaint:
A (departing) Republican agent stood up for Jeff Sessions:
A House Democrat airtight the Trump administration’s spending priorities:
Trump’s 2020 advance administrator declared for hearings into Google’s declared political bent afterwards Breitbart released a recording assuming executives’ abashed acknowledgment to the 2016 election:
The president’s son added this:
New York gubernatorial applicant Cynthia Nixon requested the DNC’s aid:
The administrator of U-Va.’s Centermost for Backroom acclaimed a few specific polling statistics that assignment in the Democrats’ favor:
The accumulation No Labels, which has acutely criticized politicians on the far appropriate and far left, contributed to these Republicans’ reelection bids:
A Column anchorman aggregate the allurement to the fundraiser Trump abounding at his D.C. auberge aftermost night, in which it bulk $100,000 to appear a “roundtable” discussion:
A Republican aldermanic applicant in Arctic Carolina acclimated Blow Florence to his political advantage:
Some on Twitter criticized the president’s son for anti-Semitism afterwards he fabricated this animadversion about Bob Woodward’s new book:
A New York Times editor responded to the comment:
From the D.C. agency arch for Mother Jones:
A bourgeois CNN host declared on Fox to accuse the comment:
A Weekly Standard editor created a poll based off the comment:
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A Column anchorman reflected on the change CBS has undergone in the #MeToo era:
And addition Post reporter provided updates on Florence aloof afore the storm hit:
— “20 years ago, the Starr Address got a admiral impeached. Ken Starr wants to admonish you why,” by Dan Zak: “He’s a man who still talks and looks and acts as if he’s cutting a atramentous robe. If activity had gone addition way — if George H.W. Bush hadn’t bumped David Souter college on his list, if the Clintons hadn’t invested in beach acreage — Kenneth Winston Starr ability now be rounding out his third decade on the Supreme Court, and his appulse on America would be orderly, gilt-framed, acceptable for the mantel, instead of how some bodies see it: a stain on a couch beanbag that’s been sheepishly addled over. … Now Starr has laid out the defining adventure of his activity in a book. Its activity and courage will abruptness no one. He wants to admonish us that he, the appellant of truth, is not to blame.”
— New York Times, “Threats and Deception: Why CBS’s Lath Angry Adjoin Leslie Moonves,” by James B. Stewart: “On a Monday in backward July, CBS’s lath of admiral convened a appointment anxiety to actuate the fate of its administrator and arch executive, Leslie Moonves, who had been about accused of animal aggravation and assault. … But the network’s longstanding hitmaker had been lobbying directors, arguing that the allegations were apocryphal or hyped. And his abutment ran deep. … What these admiral didn’t apprentice until about two weeks later, according to a CBS administrator and bodies aing to the board, is that one of Mr. Moonves’s accusers was aggressive to go accessible with her claims. Instead of advertisement the situation, Mr. Moonves was in the activity of aggravating to acquisition the woman a job at CBS in adjustment to accretion her connected silence. Aback the lath abstruse about this, akin Mr. Moonves’s staun backers were stunned. Their acceptance in his believability was burst accustomed his antecedent denials of annihilation untoward, these bodies said. In the end, it was the affirmation that Mr. Moonves had addled his lath — akin added than the allegations of corruption from assorted women — that bedevilled him.”
— Hollywood Reporter, “’Designing Women’ Creator Goes Accessible With Les Moonves War: Not All Aggravation Is Sexual,” by Linda Bloodworth Thomason: “This is not the commodity you ability be assured about Les Moonves. It’s not activity to be astute or inspiring. It’s activity to be petty and punishing. … I was never sexually addled or attacked by Les Moonves. My encounters were abundant added subtle, alpha a altered affectionate of destruction. In 1992, I was accustomed the better autograph and bearing arrangement in the history of CBS. … It was, to say the least, exhilarating. Little did I apperceive that it would anon all be over.”
— Politico, “Even Ivanka’s advanced New York haters like her on Instagram,” by Annie Karni: “[D]espite a common faculty that [Ivanka Trump] has austere her bridges to New York association by aing her father’s administering as a arch official, Instagram offers some affirmation that she ability be able to go home again. … [T]hose ‘likes’ from Democrats accept become a point of allure amidst those in her old Manhattan amusing set. ‘There is a cocktail activity d breadth anybody opens Ivanka’s pictures to see who in their acquaintance account admired a photo,’ said one above New York socialite. ‘It’s consistently a surprise.’”
HOT ON THE LEFT:
“Ontario reverts to an anachronous sex-ed class as the Canadian arena accouterment to the right,” from Amanda Coletta: “In elementary schools beyond Ontario this anniversary … abounding agents had back-to-school anxiety themselves acknowledgment to a contempo advertisement from the new bigoted government. In July, the center-right government of Premier Doug Ford said it was auctioning the sex-education class adapted in 2015 and replacing it with a adaptation from 1998, aback same-sex alliance was not yet acknowledged in Canada and amusing media and cyberbullying were alien to best parents. It additionally set up what critics are calling a ‘snitch line’ that allows parents to anonymously address agents for not teaching the old version. The accommodation … was the latest in a alternation of changes fabricated aback [Ford] was affidavit in … Like abounding of those decisions, the sex-education about-face has larboard admiral scrambling, spawned a battery of acknowledged challenges and affronted accessible backlash.”
HOT ON THE RIGHT:
“Hillary Clinton repeats anti-Kavanaugh talking point debunked by actuality checkers,” from Fox News: “Hillary Clinton on Wednesday again a Democratic talking point about Adjudicator Brett Kavanaugh’s use of the byword ‘abortion-inducing drugs’ — a affirmation that has been again debunked by fact-checkers. ‘I appetite to be abiding we’re all bright about article that Brett Kavanaugh said in his acceptance hearings aftermost week,’ she tweeted. ‘He referred to birth-control pills as ‘abortion-inducing drugs.’ That set off a lot of anxiety accretion for me, and it should for you, too.’ … [Fact-checkers] were belittling in their assay of the Democratic talking point. ‘Did Brett Kavanaugh anxiety bearing ascendancy abortion-inducing drugs? No’ apprehend the banderole of Politifact’s actuality assay — which rated [a agnate annual from Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.)] ‘False.’ The Washington Post’s Glenn Kessler said that ‘it’s appealing bright from the ambience that he was commendation the angle of the plaintiffs rather than alms a claimed view.’”
Trump has no contest on his accessible agenda today.
QUOTE OF THE DAY:
“I anticipate I could exhausted Trump . . . because I’m as boxy as he is, I’m smarter than he is … He could bite me all he wants, it wouldn’t assignment with me. I’d action appropriate back.” — JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon, who after issued a annual allegorical that he is not, in fact, belief a presidential bid. (CNBC)
— Trump reacted to Dimon’s adduce this morning:
NEWS YOU CAN USE IF YOU LIVE IN D.C.:
— It will be addition absolute boiling day in D.C. with temperatures abiding in the 80s. The Capital Acclimate Gang forecasts: “Look out for some patchy fog in the aboriginal morning as clamminess levels abide aerial (dew believability low-to-mid 70s). Clouds will abide in affluence through the day. Isolated showers/thunderstorms are acceptable to authority off until after in the afternoon. Best areas see highs ability the lower 80s with apprehension from the northeast of alone 5-10 mph.”
— Blow Florence is not accustomed to accept abundant of an aftereffect on the Washington arena through the weekend. From Jason Samenow: “We do not apprehend cogent rain, added than showers, or able apprehension through Sunday, because the storm is tracking so far south of us. But aing week, the storm may acknowledgment arctic and bear an ambiguous aggregate of rain amidst Monday and Wednesday.”
— The Nationals exhausted the Phillies 5-1, commutual their ambit of the second-place team. (Jesse Dougherty)
— Bags of Washington-area acceptance abounding a chargeless assuming of “Hamilton” at the Kennedy Center. From Perry Stein: “Tickets to the rap-heavy agreeable — aback they can be activate at all — can bulk hundreds of dollars, or more. Best of the acceptance who were at the actualization appear a acceptable accessible or allotment academy in the District and appear from low-income families. … But afore they saw ‘Hamilton,’ the acceptance had to bear their own performances, aggressive by American history, at the Kennedy Center.”
— One actuality died in a acid at a Maryland funeral. Addition actuality attack at Mount Zion Cemetery in Lansdowne was taken to the hospital with life-threatening injuries. Police offered no advice about the apache or a abeyant motive. (Lynh Bui)
VIDEOS OF THE DAY:
Democratic Senate applicant Beto O’Rourke appeared on Stephen Colbert’s show:
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Trevor Noah bidding skepticism that Trump is able for Blow Florence:
A aggressive alike flew through Blow Florence to admeasurement its intensity:
Tom Malinowski, a Democratic aldermanic applicant in New Jersey, appear a new ad that opens with the backward John McCain praising the aloft Obama appointee’s advancement assignment adjoin torture:
And one acknowledged able dissected the Trump acknowledged team’s claims that the admiral testifying beneath adjuration for Bob Mueller would aggregate a “perjury trap”:
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