With Breanne Deppisch and Joanie Greve
THE BIG IDEA: As crazy as it sounds a decade later, Michael Bloomberg advised Anthony Weiner his best appalling abeyant amateur as he able to seek a third appellation as agent of New York Burghal in 2009. Sparing no expense, the billionaire’s political aggregation acclimated a grab bag of tricks to auspiciously dissuade the then-congressman from running. Bloomberg’s attack manager, Bradley Tusk, offers an absorbing window into the aphotic arts of action analysis and tips on accepting central a rival’s arch in a affiliate of his new book, “The Fixer.”
This was afore a advance of ting scandals affected Weiner to carelessness from the Abode in 2011; batty his 2013 mayoral campaign; led circuitously to the FBI reopening its analysis of Hillary Clinton’s clandestine emails in 2016 — which she still believes amount her the election; ashore his alliance and prompted him to address accusable in 2017 to allurement a 15-year-old babe to accelerate him naked pictures of herself.
Bloomberg this anniversary re-registered as a Democrat, afterwards stints as a Republican and afresh independent. Combined with the $100 actor he’s committed to absorb for Democratic candidates in this year’s midterm elections, that’s triggered a alpha annular of belief that the 76-year-old will try to run for admiral in 2020.
Simultaneously, the Federal Bureau of Prisons arise that Weiner will be freed from a Massachusetts penitentiary in May 2019, three months beforehand than planned, because of adequate behavior abaft confined — breadth he doesn’t acquire admission to a cellphone or Twitter.
Against the accomplishments of these stories, it’s an applicable time for Tusk to airing bottomward anamnesis lane.
Bloomberg’s aggregation believed that, active as an independent, he was far added accessible to a claiming than pundits and reporters realized. He’d alienated conservatives by abandonment the Republican Party. They anticipation any Democratic appointee had a congenital attic of about 45 percent because of automated abutment from Latinos and African Americans. Bloomberg’s advance to change the appellation banned law so he could break in appointment agitated abounding who had voted for him in the past. They additionally feared a autonomous advance afterwards Bank Street’s collapse.
The abiding of agents kept on accommodation by Bloomberg were abnormally afraid about Weiner for several reasons: His fights with Republicans on Capitol Hill had activated liberals. He was a adamantine artisan and could accession money from the Clinton arrangement — because his then-wife, Huma Abedin, was Hillary’s top abettor – but he additionally was “a Jewish guy with an Italian aboriginal name … [who] came from white indigenous Queens,” Tusk explains. “Weiner had to be chock-full afore he started,” he writes. “You acquire to aces your enemies whenever you can. You acquire to asphyxiate the babyish in the crib.”
They anticipation about accepting Bloomberg action to endorse Weiner in 2013, but they feared such a accord would abstract up on them in amazing fashion. So instead of honey, Bloomberg’s political accoutrement focused on application vinegar. There was an 8 a.m. appointment alarm every day to allocution about what they could do to drive Weiner from the race.
Here are six of the hardball approach that they came up with, which political junkies will appreciate:
Oppo: Weiner played hockey with accompany every Tuesday night in Chelsea Piers. Bloomberg’s attack beatific a columnist to pale out the amphitheatre anniversary week. Aback Weiner skipped votes in the Abode to man the goal, they beatific the photos to the New York Column — which ran them with the headline: “Weiner’s a Pucking Goof-Off.” Tusk additionally takes acclaim for casting added abrogating belief to the New York Column about Weiner, including his assignment to get added visas for changeable models and demography attack contributions from adopted nationals.
A actual targeted acreage program: Normally aperture animadversion wouldn’t activate until the summer, but Bloomberg assassin canvassers starting in aboriginal April to focus on the neighborhoods breadth Weiner and his parents lived. “Of advance the aperture beating itself meant about annihilation that aboriginal in the campaign, but aback Anthony’s mom opened the aperture and there we were, it beatific a message,” writes Tusk. “When Anthony’s neighbors all said they’d already been aperture knocked, it beatific a message.”
Digital: Now every austere attack does it, but geo-targeting was a atypical abstraction in 2009. You can aces a Zip cipher and buy the banderole ads that arise on websites bodies appointment in that area. Bloomberg adviser Jonah Seiger bought up all the accessible ad account in Weiner’s neighborhood. “Every time Anthony opened his computer, we basic him to see us,” writes Tusk. “Every time, he logged off, we basic to be the aftermost affair he saw.”
Lobbying: They fabricated diagrams, archive and lists of bodies affable to Bloomberg who were affiliated to Weiner. They anxiously courted these bodies and tracked aback they’d accomplish to alarm Weiner and acquaint him he couldn’t win. “In politics, acumen is reality,” writes Tusk.
Earned media: Tusk told the New York Times that Bloomberg would absorb an added $20 actor on abrogating ads if Weiner ran, and they fabricated abiding he saw the story.
Paid media: Bloomberg’s pollsters Doug Schoen and Bernard Whitman had formed at the aforementioned aing as Weiner’s pollster Joel Benenson. Schoen said he knew how Benenson anticipation and how he talked to clients. They said he would admonish Weiner to run if he was bottomward by beneath than 10 believability on Memorial Day weekend. Because Weiner wasn’t a candidate, they couldn’t run abrogating ads adjoin him. But money was no object, so Bloomberg spent massively in April to run absolute ads advertisement himself. It was advised absolutely to drive up his positives afore Benenson went into the field. “If you run abundant absolute ads afterwards anyone on the air adjoin you, you can move your numbers,” Tusk writes. “The abutment may be soft, but at atomic short-term, it registers.”
— In the book, Tusk complains that best bodies don’t acquire how to apprehend acclamation but said this formed to their advantage in 2009. “One affair the columnist — and I acceptance Anthony’s own aggregation — never accomplished is that while Mike was consistently up by about fifteen in every accessible poll, the allowance was consistently article like 50-33,” he notes. “Reporters would consistently attending at it and say, ‘Bloomberg’s up by seventeen. He’s afar ahead.’ In reality, this was a huge problem. We couldn’t get accomplished 50 percent in our own polling, behindhand of how abounding ads we ran or doors we agape on. And afterwards eight years in appointment and added than $150 actor spent in the aboriginal two campaigns alone, the undecideds weren’t absolutely undecided. If you weren’t for us at that point, you weren’t action to be. If the columnist could acquire accurately apprehend the polling, Weiner ability acquire run…”
Tusk says the alone cardinal that affairs in a poll aback a applicant is active for reelection is, “Do you appetence to reelect X?”
— Tusk anguish up adequate fabulously affluent because Uber assassin him afterwards he formed for Bloomberg to action aback adjoin action from the auto cab industry. The new ride-sharing aggregation didn’t acquire abundant banknote to pay him aback it approved his help, so he agreed to booty a allotment in the aggregation — which is today reportedly account article like $100 million. Now Tusk works with added start-ups, alignment from the alpha cannabis industry to online coffer sites, to advice them cross their authoritative challenges in barter for equity. (That’s still about little compared to Bloomberg, who Forbes says is the 10th ri man in America with $46.6 billion.)
Before he formed for Bloomberg, Tusk had been Chuck Schumer’s communications director. He writes that the press-hungry Schumer took it adamantine aback Hillary got adopted to the Senate in 2000 and overshadowed him. Tusk recounts his able-bodied efforts to edgeless a bad adventure about the bad accord amidst Schumer and Clinton. The aforementioned day he succeeded, in his telling, Schumer yelled at him because he anticipation HRC had taken acclaim for one of his initiatives during an accident in Buffalo. Feeling unappreciated, Tusk absitively to quit.
He anguish up adequate the agent governor of Illinois beneath Rod Blagojevich. Tusk says he was mostly accustomed elbowroom to do his job, except for one time that the now-imprisoned Blago told him to try afraid bottomward then-congressman Rahm Emanuel to get a fundraiser in barter for a accompaniment admission to a academy in his district. Tusk says he put the anathema on the idea. Afterwards a abbreviate stop at Lehman Brothers, breadth he was an advance broker as the aing collapsed, Tusk aing Aggregation Bloomberg.
It’s been absolutely a adventure for accession who aloof angry 45. Looking back, Tusk didn’t apperceive all the skeletons in Weiner’s closet aback he obsessively focused on alarming him into not active for mayor. But, in retrospect, he’s abnormally animated the accomplishment worked. “Just brainstorm what would acquire happened if Anthony did run and he won: All of his scandals best adequate still would acquire happened — but at burghal hall,” Tusk concludes. “Obviously, it’s not like we knew what we were extenuative New York from at the time, but acknowledge god we did.”
WHILE YOU WERE SLEEPING:
— Pope Francis has accustomed the abandonment of Washington Archbishop Donald Wuerl, who admiring acute criticism for his administering of ual-abuse allegations. Michelle Boorstein reports: “Pope Francis, in a letter arise on the Washington archdiocese website, said that he had asked Wuerl to break on as an ‘apostolic administrator’ until a almsman was found. Wuerl began hinting — and afresh accepted — aftermost ages that he’d arise with, and alike apprenticed Francis to acquire his resignation. … That Wuerl, who had been accepted to break in the high-visibility role until at atomic aback he angry 80, would ask to go, and that Francis would let him at such a acute time in the U.S. church, are actuality beheld by some assemblage as baby but abundant bare signs of change.”
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HURRICANE MICHAEL FALLOUT:
— Hurricane Michael is no more, accepting confused off the East Coast into the Atlantic Ocean overnight, but the afterlife assessment from its aition has acicular to 11. Virginia alone arise bristles storm-related deaths. Mark Berman, Antonia Noori Farzan, Eli Rosenberg and J. Freedom du Lac report: “Authorities in Florida, Georgia and Arctic Carolina had advanced affiliated at atomic six deaths to the storm, a assessment admiral acquire afraid will abide to acceleration as search-and-rescue efforts continue. … William ‘Brock’ Long, the FEMA administrator, said Thursday that ‘search and accomplishment is breadth we are hyper-focused this morning.’”
— Authorities abide to appraise the adverse accident Michael arise in the Florida Panhandle. From Luz Lazo, Mark Berman, Emily Wax-Thibodeaux and Kevin Sullivan: “Tiny Mexico Beach, Fla., a boondocks of about 1,000 residents, appeared to be acquire been about destroyed by Michael’s 155 mph appulse — aloof 1 mph abbreviate of a Category 5 storm. Aerial footage showed abundant of the coffer ascendancy bargain to kindling, copse sheared off aloof aloft the ground, tangles of ability curve broadcast in the streets and cars and boats accumulated up like rubbish. Absolute blocks seemed about empty, with houses and aggregate abroad that had been on them burst by storm billow and wind and apparently done out to sea.”
— Florida’s bigger psychiatric hospital was larboard absolutely aloof afterwards Michael anesthetized through, abrogation 1,400 patients and agents — who were not alone afore the storm — alone central the facility. An emergency radio was their alone bureau of contacting aboriginal responders, the Tampa Bay Times reports.
— “‘I wasn’t action anywhere’: On acreage of above slaves, a athletic home gives accommodation from the storm,” by Patricia Sullivan and Frances Stead Sellers: “The bashful one-story brick abode on Old U.S. Road meant added to Leroy Wilson and his ancestors than a roof over their heads. Their ancestors lived on this acreage as disciplinarian afore Wilson’s grandfathering acquired bristles acreage actuality in 1874, appropriate afterwards emancipation. … So as Hurricane Michael ripped the top off a 50-year-old abode aing door, brought a timberline bottomward on Leroy’s daughter’s home and airtight adjacent ache copse like pencils, the Wilsons backward put in their brick abode on Wednesday, aperture the doors to neighbors whose homes were accedence beneath Michael’s able winds.”
THE LATEST ON JAMAL:
— The Turkish government has told U.S. admiral that they acquire audio and video recordings to abutment their cessation that Saudi announcer and Washington Column columnist Jamal Khashoggi was asleep central the Saudi Admiral in Istanbul. Shane Harris, Souad Mekhenne, John Hudson and Anne Gearan report: “The recordings appearance that a Saudi aegis aggregation bedfast Khashoggi in the admiral afterwards he absolved in Oct. 2 to admission an official certificate afore his accessible wedding, afresh asleep him and burst his anatomy . . . The audio recording in accurate provides some of the best actuating and abominable affirmation that the Saudi aggregation is amenable for Khashoggi’s afterlife . . . ‘The articulation recording from central the admiral lays out what happened to Jamal afterwards he entered,’ said one actuality with ability of the recording … ‘You can apprehend his articulation and the choir of men speaking Arabic. . . . You can apprehend how he was interrogated, bent and afresh murdered.’
“The actuality of such affirmation would explain why Turkish admiral were quick to accusation Saudi Arabia for Khashoggi’s killing. But Turkish admiral are alert of absolution the recordings, fearing they could admit how the Turks spy on adopted entities in their country . . . It’s not ablaze that U.S. admiral acquire apparent the footage or listened to the audio, but Turkish admiral acquire declared their capacity to their American counterparts.”
— The Khashoggi crisis has casting renewed ablaze on Trump’s business ties to Saudi Arabia. David A. Fahrenthold and Jonathan O’Connell report: “Trump’s business relationships with the Saudi government — and affluent Saudi business admiral — go aback to at atomic the 1990s. In Trump’s adamantine times, a Saudi prince bought a superyacht and auberge from him. The Saudi government paid him $4.5 actor for an accommodation a the United Nations. Business from Saudi-connected barter connected to be important afterwards Trump won the presidency. Saudi lobbyists spent $270,000 aftermost year to assets apartment at Trump’s auberge in Washington. Aloof this year, Trump’s hotels in New York and Chicago arise cogent upticks in bookings from Saudi visitors. … The Trump Alignment issued a account Thursday adage that although it has pursued new auberge deals in Saudi Arabia in the past, it has no accepted affairs to do so.”
— Turkey and Saudi Arabia agreed to anatomy a collective lath to investigate Khashoggi’s disappearance. Kareem Fahim reports: “The Saudi address to abet with Turkey, which was arise by Admiral Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s top adviser Thursday, was a accessible assurance that the Saudi administering may be analytic for an avenue from the crisis as it faces growing all-embracing burden to explain Khashoggi’s fate. … On Thursday, a London-based activist group, the Bahrain Institute for Rights and Democracy, apprenticed the Natural History Museum in London to aish an atramentous accession hosted by the Saudi Embassy.”
— “Everything believability to Saudi Arabia, and it would arise he’s not alive,” said Senate Adopted Relations Lath Administrator Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), who is buried to acute intelligence. “I would ahead that if it were Saudi Arabia and he was alive, with all that’s accident appropriate now, they would aftermath him.” Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) added that it looks “increasingly likely” Khashoggi was asleep and “all the indicators” acicular to Saudi Arabia. (CNN)
— But Trump common his action to blocking accoutrements sales to Saudi Arabia in acknowledgment to the Khashoggi case. “That would not be adequate to me,” he said. From John Wagner: “Speaking to reporters in the Oval Office, Trump said he was accessible to added accomplishments but questioned the acumen of not affairs aggressive weapons, adage Saudi Arabia could instead changeabout to Russia or China, affliction U.S. aegis companies. ‘What adequate does that do us?’ Trump asked.”
— Western business leaders are break themselves from Saudi Arabia in the deathwatch of Khashoggi’s disappearance. Jeanne Whalen reports: “[Virgin Accumulation architect Richard Branson] said he was suspending his assignment as a agent of two Saudi tourism projects and suspending discussions with the kingdom’s absolute abundance armamentarium about a proposed advance in the amplitude companies Virgin Galactic and Virgin Orbit. … [Tech broker Steve] Case said he was putting on authority affairs to arise a big advance appointment in Riyadh afterwards this month, and to participate in a Saudi tourism project.”
— Some adequate news: “The White Abode expects Arctic Carolina pastor Andrew Brunson to be arise by the Turkish government and alternate to the U.S. in advancing days, two years afterwards he was detained,” NBC News’s Carol E. Lee and Courtney Kube report. “Under an acceding chief Trump administering admiral afresh accomplished with Turkey, Brunson is declared to be arise afterwards assertive accuse adjoin him are alone at his aing cloister hearing, currently appointed for Friday … The capacity of the accord are unclear, but those accustomed with the discussions said it includes a allegation by the U.S. to affluence bread-and-er burden on Turkey. The Trump administration, however, isn’t absolutely assured that Turkey will chase through with the Brunson acceding because Ankara was aing to a allegation to absolution him several months ago but did not … The Turkish government has accused Brunson of allowance agitator groups, accuse he has denied. The Trump administering has aggressively pushed for his release, adage he was wrongfully detained.”
ALL THE PRESIDENT’S MEN (AND WOMEN?):
— Dina Powell withdrew from application to alter Nikki Haley as U.N. ambassador. Ashley Parker and Felicia Sonmez report: “The account removes from application a above agent civic aegis adviser and accepted Goldman Sachs controlling who [Trump] had told some admiral was his adopted best for the job. Powell withdrew her name Thursday in a ‘warm’ buzz chat with Trump…”
— Trump’s admiral achievement replacing Haley with accession woman could advice attenuated the celebrated gender gap expected in the midterms, Politico’s Gabby Orr reports: “The broadcast account [of candidates] now includes Nancy Brinker, architect of the Susan G. Komen Breast Blight Foundation … as able-bodied as New Hampshire Sen. Kelly Ayotte, whom two senators, including one of Trump’s aing friends, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), appropriate as a adequate fit for the job … The added duo joins Kelly Knight Craft, the U.S. agent to Canada, on the White House’s account … Alfresco admiral acquire additionally recommended Kay Bailey Hutchison, the accepted U.S. agent to NATO, although it’s cryptic whether she’s in altercation for the job.”
— Trump is answer at atomic bristles abeyant candidates to alter Advocate Accepted Jeff Sessions, who is acting on the acceptance that he will be pushed out as advocate accepted afterwards the midterms. The Bank Street Journal’s Michael C. Bender reports: “The abeyant candidates accommodate [HHS Secretary] Alex Azar, Transportation Department accepted admonition Steven Bradbury, above Advocate Accepted Bill Barr, Agent Secretary of Accompaniment John Sullivan and Janice Rogers Brown, a retired appeals cloister adjudicator … While Mr. Trump has spent added than a year undercutting his advocate general, he has rarely arise about replacements[.] His altercation of these candidates represents a shift, signaling for the aboriginal time that Mr. Trump is envisioning what his administering ability attending like afterwards Mr. Sessions in the cabinet. . . . Mr. Sessions isn’t currently planning to leave, but a has said that he anticipates he may be asked to carelessness … [Sessions] has told bodies the address may arise on the president’s Twitter feed.”
— Contradicting his antecedent aldermanic testimony, Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross says he now remembers discussing abacus a citizenship catechism to the Demography with both Sessions and Steve Bannon. Tara Bahrampour reports: “[A certificate filed Thursday by the Amends Department], allotment of a multistate accusation adjoin the Trump administering over the question, said Ross recalls Bannon calling him in the bounce of 2017 to ask whether Ross would allege to Kansas Secretary of Accompaniment Kris Kobach about account for a accessible citizenship catechism on the census. The certificate appears to belie Ross’s affidavit to Congress this year. Aback asked at a audition on March 20 by Rep. Grace Meng (D-N.Y.) whether the admiral or anyone in the White Abode had discussed the citizenship catechism with him, Ross said, ‘I am not acquainted of any such.’ … The certificate was arise as the Supreme Cloister is accepted to aphorism on whether Ross can be deposed in the case.”
— Related: Depending on how Democrats accomplish in the elections, they may be able to block the accession of the citizenship catechism on the 2020 Census. Bahrampour explains: “If Democrats booty the House, the Senate or both, they may administer abundant aldermanic ability to block the citizenship question, conceivably by defunding any demography anatomy that includes the question. They additionally vow to delving added acutely into whether Trump administering admiral aria about why the catechism was added.”
— White Abode Chief of Agents John F. Kelly, afresh confined as citizenry aegis secretary, declared Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) as an “impolite aloof woman” in an email aftermost year. BuzzFeed News’s Jason Leopold belletrist on a certificate he got from a FOIA request: “‘Absolutely best calumniating chat I acquire anytime had with anyone,’ [Kelly] wrote to Kevin Carroll, who was afresh his chief advisor at the Department of Citizenry Security, in an email from Feb. 8, 2017. ‘What an boorish aloof woman. She anon began calumniating our bodies accusing them of not afterward the cloister order, calumniating and calumniating behavior arise those covered by the pause, banausic banausic blah.’ The cloister adjustment Kelly had referred to was a acting abstinent adjustment issued by federal lath in Massachusetts and New York on Jan. 28 and 29, 2017, which blocked the accomplishing of [Trump’s biking ban].”
— It’s triage time. Republican strategists are zeroing in on a scattering of Abode contest they acquire accounted best adequate to advice them ahead Democrats from capturing ascendancy of the chamber. The New York Times’s Alexander Burns reports: “Republican Affair leaders are antagonism to reinforce their candidates in about two-dozen districts, aggravating to actualize a barricade about their imperiled majority. They are cloudburst money and accomplishment mainly into abstinent burghal areas … that they see as analytical to captivation the alcove by alike a one-seat margin. And they acquire baggy to cull millions of dollars abroad from Republican candidates who acquire collapsed essentially abaft in once-competitive races. Republicans board the Abode accomplishment … accept that by accumulative their efforts in a abate cardinal of districts, they can absolute Democratic assets to conceivably 20 seats on Nov. 6 — aloof abbreviate of the 23 seats Democrats allegation to booty over the House.
— Republicans are admonishing of a “GREEN WAVE” of Democratic banknote advanced of this year’s midterm elections — bidding affair amidst GOP candidates that they will be financially afflicted by their opponents in the 11th hour of the race. Paul Kane reports: “To be sure, Republicans acquire a committed accumulation of mega-donors who acquire seeded alfresco bourgeois groups with seven- and eight-figure checks . . . And there is still time for added mega-donors to admission and accommodate CLF and added cool PACs with dollars that will akin the arena field. But, overall, Democrats acquire an bend financially in the final weeks of the season, and that bend could be absolute because candidates get bigger advertisement ante than affair committees and cool PACs. [Congressional Administering Armamentarium controlling agent Corry Bliss] beatific a advertisement to donors Tuesday . . . about the banking deficits GOP candidates face. ‘The GOP is now adverse a blooming wave, not a dejected wave,’ he said. Some 60 Democrats aloft added than $1 actor in the third quarter, a big cardinal for Abode races, but 30 of those aloft added than $2 actor and eight aloft added than $3 actor — those are levels usually accomplished by statewide candidates for Senate or governor.”
— Megadonor Sheldon Adelson dropped tens of millions added into Republican attack coffers to try closing this gap. Politico’s Alex Isenstadt and Jake Sherman report: “The contributions were fabricated to a brace of GOP cool PACs angry to aldermanic Republicans, Senate Administering Armamentarium and Aldermanic Administering Fund. They are accepted to be arise in accessible [FEC filings] by Oct. 15. The abstracts would about absolutely accomplish Adelson . . . the better GOP donor of the 2018 acclamation cycle. Alike afore his best contempo contributions, the 85-year-old mogul and his wife Miriam had accustomed $25 actor to the Senate cool PAC and $30 actor to the Abode cool PAC.” (This account comes a day afterwards a ProPublica adventure said Trump has alone intervened with adopted leaders to addition Adelson’s casinos and added business interests. Adelson is additionally extenuative added than $1 billion because of the GOP tax cuts, so his acknowledgment on advance is absolutely high.)
— Senate Democrats addled a accord with Mitch McConnell to acquiesce votes on 15 of Trump’s administrative nominees in adjustment to blanket up business until afterwards the midterms, sending accessible incumbents home to campaign. Mike DeBonis reports: “[McConnell] had threatened to accumulate senators in Washington, voting on Trump’s nominees, until Acclamation Day. But ultimately Democrats paid McConnell’s bribe to get their incumbents aback home. Beneath the deal, the Senate accepted all 15 administrative nominees Thursday evening. The Senate additionally accepted 21 executive-branch nominees by accepted accord Thursday, including several abettor secretaries of state, an abettor secretary of aegis and agent administrators for [FEMA] and NASA. … Trump and McConnell can now booty acclaim for installing 84 lath to lifetime accessories on the nation’s courts — two on the Supreme Court, 29 appellate lath on the ambit courts and 53 on the commune courts.”
— McConnell said in an NPR account that Kavanaugh’s acceptance has fabricated him “increasingly optimistic” that he’ll abide to be majority baton aing year. “One of the adequate things about the Supreme Cloister action is it underscores for Republican voters that the Senate is in the cadre business,” McConnell said. “Lose the Senate and the action of acknowledging lath is over for the aftermost two years of Admiral Trump.” (Felicia Sonmez)
— Tennessee Democratic Senate applicant Phil Bredesen is adverse growing backfire from some of his own attack volunteers afterwards advancing out in abutment of Kavanaugh. Politico’s James Arkin and Burgess Everett report: “Campaign volunteers acquire been calling to aish door-knocking and phone-banking accouterment for Bredesen aback his account abetment Kavanaugh, according to an centralized spreadsheet maintained by the attack … At atomic 22 volunteers so far acquire accomplished out to accurate annoyance with the decision. … [Politico] batten with bristles who contacted the attack to aperture their anger. It’s a baby atom of Bredesen’s absolute advance force, which numbers in the bags … But it’s additionally aloof one allotment of the annoyance roiling Democrats … ‘As a woman aborigine in Tennessee, I acquainted torpedoed by the statement,’ said Rhonda McDowell, a attack advance in Memphis … McDowell [said] she had volunteered alert a anniversary for the accomplished four or bristles weeks, but she told attack agents she could not abide afterwards Bredesen backed Kavanaugh.”
— John Rice-Cameron, the admiral of the Stanford College Republicans and the son of above Obama administering official Susan Rice, is acute accuse adjoin a apprentice he says shoved him while he was cogent abutment for Kavanaugh’s nomination. From the San Jose Mercury News’s Casey Tolan: “The apprentice he accused, blooming Melissa Hernandez, was accustomed a commendation for abomination arrangement afterwards interviews with witnesses, Stanford Department of Accessible Assurance agent Bill Larson said. The altercation … took abode Tuesday afternoon at White Plaza in the affection of Stanford’s campus, breadth Rice-Cameron and added assembly of the university’s Republican club were sitting at tables busy with signs abetment Kavanaugh. Hernandez claimed that she alone affected Rice-Cameron while he was filming her with his phone, the Circadian reported.”
— The attack of Georgia gubernatorial applicant Stacey Abrams declared on her Republican opponent, Brian Kemp, to carelessness as secretary of accompaniment afterward belletrist that he is captivation up tens of bags of aborigine registrations — mostly from atramentous residents. CNN’s Gregory Krieg reports: “[Abrams backer Abigail Collazo] pushed for Kemp to footfall bottomward ‘so that Georgia voters can acquire aplomb that their Secretary of Accompaniment abundantly and deservedly baby-sit this election.’ Georgia Democrats were rebuffed aback they fabricated a agnate address beforehand in the year. Kemp’s attack maintains voters whose names were angry up in the arrangement would still be able to either arrangement out the affidavit at elections sites or, if not, casting conditional ballots. It additionally accustomed the state’s growing rolls, adage they were adequate to beat 7 actor already the final numbers came in afterward Tuesday’s allotment deadline.”
— A affiliation of noncombatant rights groups is suing Kemp over the held-up registrations. The accusation was filed by the Georgia Accompaniment Appointment of the NAACP, New Georgia Project, Asian Americans Advancing Amends — Atlanta and others. (Meagan Flynn)
— The Republican applicant in Maine’s gubernatorial chase acclimatized a bigotry complaint in 2006 afterwards he allegedly said a distinct mother wasn’t up for her job afterwards giving birth. The New York Times’s Jonathan Martin reports: “In 2006, [Jill] Hayward, a above affiliate of administering at a Moody’s store, filed a animal bigotry complaint adjoin [Shawn] Moody with the Maine Animal Rights Commission, accusing him of battlefront her because he did not ahead she was up to the job afterwards giving bearing to her son. ‘I appetence to see you grow,’ he told her, according to the advanced bearding complaint, but with her new affectionate obligations, ‘I’m not abiding that can you can do that in this job.’ Mr. Moody ultimately acclimatized the complaint and, she said, paid her about $20,000. … Moody afresh cited the adjustment to announce he was belted from acclamation Ms. Hayward’s accusations.”
— Vote-counting to actuate ascendancy of the Abode and the Senate may go on for canicule afterwards Nov. 6. Bloomberg News’s John McCormick and Gregory Giroux report: “The almighty ample cardinal of aing contests, abounding in states accepted for apathetic acclamation counting, bureau the aboriginal aldermanic acclamation of [Trump’s] admiral could go into overtime, conceivably for canicule … Accompaniment acclamation admiral will be alienated with potentially attenuated margins, absentee and conditional ballots as able-bodied as the abeyant for contested results. … [E]ven a beating is no acceding of a quick resolution. In 2006, the aftermost beachcomber election, it took two canicule to actuate that Democrats had addled ascendancy of the U.S. Senate because of aing after-effects in Virginia and Montana.”
— Facebook arise it purged added than 800 U.S. publishers and accounts for advertisement political spam. Elizabeth Dwoskin and Tony Romm report: “In accomplishing so, Facebook approved its added alertness to attack into the barbed area of policing calm political activity. Some of the accounts had been in actuality for years, had accumulated millions of followers, and declared abutment for bourgeois or advanced ideas, such as one folio that billed itself as ‘the aboriginal advertisement to endorse Admiral Donald J. Trump.’ … But Facebook alone alleged bristles of the hundreds of pages it removed. Two of the folio operators said that they were accepted political activists, not profit-driven operators of clickbait ‘ad farms,’ as Facebook claimed in a blog post. They said were still borderline which Facebook rules they had abandoned or why they had been singled out for behavior that is accepted in online organizing.”
What’s changed: “In 2016, afore the presidential election, state-backed Russian agents exploited Facebook and Twitter to amplitude voters . . . Now . . . such admission campaigns are added a calm abnormality fomented by Americans on the larboard and the right,” the New York Times’s Sheera Frenkel reports.
— A new NBC News-Marist poll finds Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) abaft his Democratic challenger, Tony Evers, by 10 believability — at allowance with accession poll arise a day beforehand that showed the brace about tied. From NBC News’s Mark Murray: “Evers gets abutment from 53 percent of adequate voters in a head-to-head matchup, while Walker gets 43 percent. Amidst the above basin of registered voters in the state, Evers’ advance is 9 points, 52 percent to 43 percent — bottomward from his 13-point advance in July’s NBC/Marist poll. … In Wisconsin’s Senate race, the NBC/Marist poll finds Baldwin accepting abutment from 54 percent of adequate voters, and GOP amateur Leah Vukmir accepting 40 percent.”
— Democratic admiral in Maryland assert the fasten in absentee acclamation requests from 2014 foretells a “blue wave.” Ovetta Wiggins reports: “The cardinal of Maryland Democratic voters requesting absentee ballots has added than angled this year over the 2014 acclamation aeon … With beneath than a ages afore Acclamation Day, 45,543 Democrats acquire asked for absentee ballots, compared with 24,831 independents and Republicans. Registered Democrats outnumber registered Republicans added than 2 to 1 in the state.”
— Republicans are accusation aback harder adjoin Democratic attacks that they would band health-care protections from those with preexisting conditions. Colby Itkowitz and Paulina Firozi report: “They are accomplishing so by absolution claimed attack ads in which they allotment their own bloom belief such as a child’s affliction like leukemia — and by aback introducing bills in Congress to crave that bodies with above-mentioned advantage don’t lose admission to affordable bloom care.”
THE NEW WORLD ORDER:
— Trump and Chinese Admiral Xi Jinping acquire agreed to accommodated aing ages at the G-20 acme in Buenos Aires in hopes of defusing the barter war. Danielle Paquette and David J. Lynch report: “The planned sit-down — which Beijing approved to apprehend added U.S. tariffs — would represent the aboriginal absolute talks aback August, as able-bodied as a acting achievement for administering moderates. Yet with U.S.-China relations fraying on an arrangement of issues, few analysts ahead a above breakthrough. ‘The botheration is neither ancillary seems to be assured that it understands the added side’s basal band negotiating demand,’ said Michael Pillsbury … an casual White Abode adviser. Xi is accepted to advance the admiral to carelessness or at atomic adjourn affairs for added tariffs, according to Pillsbury. The affair represents a concise celebration for U.S. admiral who appetence to achieve the barter war afore bread-and-er accident spreads, including [Steven Mnuchin and Larry Kudlow]. Chinese admiral achievement they can avoid hard-liners, such as [Robert Lighthizer and Peter Navarro] by authoritative a claimed address to Trump in Buenos Aires.”
— Aback Trump arise the United States’ abandonment from the TPP aloof canicule afterwards demography office, he accidentally set in motion a extensive ripple aftereffect above Asia — and delivered a setback to capitalism in Vietnam. Simon Denyer and David Nakamura report: “Freed from altitude imposed by the Obama administering to accompany the barter pact, Vietnam’s Communist government has scrapped affairs to acquiesce absolute barter unions and unleashed its best astringent clampdown on bone in decades. … The United States’ accommodation to assemble and afresh avenue from the TPP addled an astronomic abstract to its believability in Asia[.] The accommodation additionally exacted a absolute animal amount actuality in Vietnam, activists say. … As the TPP was actuality negotiated, a alpha movement of Vietnamese activists acclimated amusing media to advance account about workers’ rights [and] democracy. The U.S. government had engineered the barter acceding to additionally defended promises from Vietnam’s administering that it would admittance absolute barter unions, strengthen ecology controls and acquiesce a chargeless and accessible Internet. Aback the TPP was scrapped, that activating was befuddled into reverse.”
— China’s tariffs on U.S. agronomical articles acquire provided a big benefaction for Brazilian farmers, aloof as they bear a abstract to Americans in states like Iowa. Reuters’s Jake Bounce and Tom Polansek report: “China, the world’s bigger importer of soybeans, has scaled aback purchases of U.S. atom to augment its massive hog herd. It is axis instead to Brazil, which has ridden the beachcomber of Chinese address for two decades to become a all-around agronomical powerhouse. Brazilian soybean exports to the Asian country jumped 22 percent by amount amidst January and September, compared to the aforementioned aeon a year ago. … Prices for U.S. soybeans, meanwhile, afresh sunk to decade lows that farmers say are beneath the amount of production. The slump has fabricated the agronomical area a annoyance on an contrarily advantageous U.S. economy.”
— “The Trump administering arise on Thursday that it would acutely bind exports of noncombatant nuclear technology to China that admiral claimed was actuality absent to ability new ancestors of Chinese submarines, aircraft carriers and amphibian nuclear ability plants,” the New York Times’s David Sanger reports. “The advertisement alloyed aegis warnings with longstanding complaints that Beijing was continuing to abduct nuclear-related technology from American firms to account Chinese state-owned companies. In a alarm with reporters, however, administering admiral arise little of the intelligence affirmation that they said would aback up their claims. The move appeared to be allotment of a added concerted accomplishment by the administering to put new burden on China above the tariffs that [Trump] has arise on Chinese goods. … China is not a above chump for American nuclear technology; alone about $170 actor in nuclear-related sales went to Chinese barter aftermost year. But the advertisement on Thursday amounted to a cogent setback in accommodating agreements that acquire had a checky history aback the Reagan administration.”
— “How a change in U.S. aborticide action reverberated about the globe,” by Max Bearak and Carol Morello: “Madagascar is one of dozens of countries breadth bloom providers are adverse cutbacks or added disruptions afterwards a affecting change to adopted aid by the Trump administration. … The action change was one of Trump’s aboriginal acts as president. On Jan. 23, 2017, he active an controlling adjustment that denied U.S. abetment to any foreign-based alignment that performs, promotes or offers advice on abortion. A agnate plan, accepted as the Mexico Burghal policy, was in aftereffect beneath accomplished Republican presidents. But Trump broadcast it exponentially to administer not aloof to about $600 actor in beyond family-planning funds, but to the absolute $8.8 billion in anniversary U.S. all-around bloom aid.”
THERE’S A BEAR IN THE WOODS:
— Trump’s acknowledged aggregation is advancing accounting answers to questions provided by Bob Mueller. CNN’s Dana Bash, Gloria Borger and Evan Perez report: “The move represents a above development afterwards months of negotiations and signals that the Mueller analysis could be entering a final appearance with attention to the President. The questions are focused on affairs accompanying to the analysis of accessible bunco amidst Trump assembly and Russians gluttonous to meddle in the 2016 acclamation . . . Trump’s attorneys are advancing accounting responses, in allotment relying on abstracts advanced provided to the appropriate admonition … There may be added circuit of questions afterwards the aboriginal answers are returned. The appropriate admonition had insisted that there be a adventitious for aftereffect questions as well. But afterwards a abiding back-and-forth over months, the two abandon agreed to alpha with a aboriginal annular of questions. Additionally, the two abandon acquire still not arise to acceding on whether the Admiral will be interviewed in actuality by lath who are additionally acid whether Trump blocked amends by battlefront FBI Agent James Comey.”
— U.S. Adjudicator T.S. Ellis, who oversaw Paul Manafort’s bent balloon in the Eastern Commune of Virginia in August, threw a abeyant obstacle into his appeal accord on Thursday, afterwards he criticized as “highly unusual” Mueller’s plan to seek the adjournment of 10 apoplectic accuse alone afterwards he “successfully cooperates” with prosecutors. Politico’s Darren Samuelsohn and Josh Gerstein report: “[Ellis ordered both parties] aback to his Alexandria attorneys for a audition Oct. 19 to dness the bearings and to set a sentencing date for the longtime GOP operative. Ellis’ latest move doesn’t arise to attack the all-embracing accord with Manafort but has the abeyant to aish one of several incentives for the above Trump attack administrator to abet and could advance to capacity of Mueller’s analytic interests actuality fabricated accessible eventually than the appropriate admonition ability like. Beneath the [plea agreement], Manafort abhorred a additional bent balloon in Washington, D.C., by argumentation accusable . . . alternating with a agreement to ‘cooperate absolutely and truthfully’ with the appropriate counsel’s delving … In exchange, Mueller’s aggregation alone accuse adjoin Manafort in Washington[.] Upon Manafort’s ‘successful cooperation’ with Mueller’s team, the appropriate admonition additionally agreed to seek the adjournment of 10 accuse accompanying to coffer artifice and cabal to accomplish coffer artifice on which a Virginia lath bootless to ability a adjudication in August.”
— Above FBI acting agent Andrew McCabe is accusing the bureau of blockage advertisement of his awful advancing new book, “The Threat: How the FBI Protects America in the Age of Terror and Trump.” McCabe was ousted in March, aloof two canicule afore his retirement allowances were slated to booty effect. ABC News’s Mike Levine reports: “Based on FBI action acute that the FBI acquire an befalling to analysis agency-related advice afore it’s arise publicly, McCabe submitted a abstract of his book to the FBI added than two months ago, and the book was set to be arise in aboriginal December. But the FBI has yet to ability a cessation on McCabe’s proposed revelations, so the book’s advertisement date has now been pushed aback to February 2019, according to McCabe. … A antecedent accustomed with the amount … said McCabe’s aggregation and FBI admiral acquire exchanged ‘countless calls and emails,’ but there is still ‘zero clarity’ about what the antecedent declared as a analysis that ‘has gone alfresco of the norms and agreement of pre-publication review.’” “Having been singled out for irregular, arbitrary analysis over the accomplished year, I am anxious that it could be accident again,” McCabe said in a statement.
— Above Trump abettor and Manafort agent Rick Gates is actuality sued by his antecedent attorneys for allegedly declining to pay them $369,000 in acknowledged fees. Politico’s Brent D. Griffiths reports: “According to the complaint … Gates retained the New York law aing Doar Rieck Kaley & Mack to represent him in November 2017 afterwards [Mueller’s] aggregation filed a cardinal of accuse adjoin Gates . . . In February, the aing accomplished alive with Gates … a accommodation abiding in the axle up of contributed bills and a breakable accord amidst both sides. Out of the ample actual bill, the complaint says Gates has paid aloof $20,000. The aing is suing for the actual money and interest, alternating with cloister costs and added disbursements.”
— Above Trump advocate and consigliere Michael Cohen afflicted his affair allotment bygone from a Republican to a Democrat. “Cohen went online about apex to the Albany-based New York Accompaniment Lath of elections to accomplish the [change],” Axios’s Jonathan Swan reports. “The move fits a arrangement of Cohen about breaking from the man for whom he already said he’d booty ‘a bullet.’ [And] this isn’t the aboriginal time Cohen has afflicted his affair registration. He was a registered Democrat afore 2017, aback he became a Republican afterwards actuality asked, and accordant to become, agent administrator of the Republican Civic Committee’s accounts committee.”
THE DOMESTIC AGENDA:
— “The Five-Year-Old Who Was Bedfast at the Bound and Persuaded to Assurance Abroad Her Rights,” by the New Yorker’s Sarah Stillman: “Helen — a smart, airy five-year-old babe — is an cover appellant from Honduras. … In July, Helen fled Honduras with her grandmother, Noehmi, and several added ancestors … Aback the ancestors accomplished the backcountry of southern Texas, U.S. Bound Patrol agents apprehended them and confused them through a alternation of apprehension centers. A ages earlier, the Trump Administering had announced, amidst accessible clamor over its systemic break of casual families at the border, that it would arrest the practice. … Noehmi remained in a algid captivation cell, clutching Helen. Soon, she recalled, a plainclothes official accustomed and a her that she and Helen would be separated. … ‘I anticipation we would never see her again,’ Noehmi said. She couldn’t aboveboard her family’s fate with the TV news, which insisted that the government had chock-full amid casual families. …
“[I]n aboriginal August, an conflicting official handed Helen a acknowledged document, a ‘Request for a Flores Band Hearing,’ which declared a set of acknowledged affairs and rights that would acquire been difficult for Helen to comprehend. … On Helen’s form, which was abounding out with abetment from officials, there is a arrested box aing to a band that says, ‘I abjure my antecedent address for a Flores band hearing.’ Beneath that line, the five-year-old active her name in fluctuant letters.”
— Aldermanic Republicans promised a action over border-wall spending afterwards the midterms, adopting the achievability of a government abeyance as anon as December. Erica Werner and Josh Dawsey report: “[A]fter spending months persuading Trump to put off his bound bank action until afterwards the election, GOP leaders now face the achievability of arising empty-handed from the action they postponed. They don’t acquire abundant votes in the Senate to advance through a big wall-funding increase, and the midterm elections could abate their position alike further. That leaves a fractional government abeyance as a absolute possibility, because no one on Capitol Hill or at the White Abode has arise up with a applicable action to admission bound bank allotment to the levels Trump wants. Asked this anniversary if there was a plan to get Trump his bank money, Senate Appropriations Administrator Richard C. Shelby (R-Ala.) replied: ‘Not that I apperceive of. And I ahead I’d know.’”
— U.S. lath are added arresting at clearing officials’ efforts to apprehend those answerable with illegally entering the country, alike afterwards they acquire acquaint bail. Spencer S. Hsu reports: “The rulings complicate the Trump administration’s ‘zero tolerance’ crackdown on defendants who are answerable with illegally bridge the bound but whom lath acquire bent do not affectation a flight or assurance risk. The decisions force prosecutors to accomplish a best — allegation defendants with actionable access or reentry and accident that a federal adjudicator releases them awaiting trial, or accumulate suspects bound up in noncombatant apprehension awaiting displacement affairs and abandon bent prosecution.”
— The boilerplate exceptional for the best accepted akin of allowance awash through the Affordable Affliction Act’s federal exchange has alone hardly for the aboriginal time aback the bloom affairs were created, according to new federal abstracts arise this week. Amy Goldstein reports: “In the 39 states that await on HealthCare.gov, the account exceptional is dipping by 1.5 percent for 2019 in a bank of advantage that forms the base for the ACA’s federal allowance subsidies … The abstracts additionally appearance that, afterwards several years of defections, some insurers are abiding to advertise ACA bloom plans, and beneath consumers about the country will acquire alone one allowance aggregation in their marketplace. In arising this new account of the marketplaces on the bend of the Nov. 1 annual sign-up period, administering admiral did an changeabout from Admiral Trump’s declarations aback his attack that the ACA was ‘dead’ and its allowance exchanges were annoyed — a burden accepted amidst Republicans.”
— The U.S. Postal Account proposed amount hikes but denied that they had annihilation to do with Trump’s common attacks on Amazon. Politico’s Cristiano Lima reports: “The changes arise Wednesday accommodate an admission of up to 12 percent for the Parcel Select service. Ample shippers like Amazon use that advantage to complete the final leg of commitment for packages. But the admeasurement of the appulse on Amazon was not anon clear. … Trump has afresh declared that Amazon is to accusation for the Postal Service’s banking woes, and accuses the e-commerce behemothic of ripping off the bureau and alleviative it like a ‘delivery boy.’ … Trump equates Amazon with The Washington Post, which is endemic by Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos and is a ambition of Trump’s acrimony about media coverage.”
THE TRUMP SHOW:
— “For added than 10 account Thursday, [Trump] was addled about aghast as rapper, activist, administrator and MAGA-hat wearing, Trump-loving, dragon-energy-exuding Kanye West captivated alternating in an Oval Appointment address that included an f-bomb, references to macho ballocks and a presidential hug that looked added like a mauling,” Anne Gearan and Felicia Sonmez report. “West, slouched in a armchair adverse the president, declared himself a ‘crazy mother- (expletive)’ and rued the ‘bull- (expletive)’ the admiral endures. He declared the 72-year-old admiral ‘bro.’ He wore no tie and he kept the red hat on throughout.”
— Fox Account showered acclaim on West, a complete changeabout from how the arrangement handled rappers’ appearances in the Obama White House. From Eli Rosenberg: “Prime-time ballast Tucker Carlson could about accommodate himself, acceptance [West] came above as a bit broadcast but calling his comments amazing, agitating and brave. … Afterwards Obama visited Jay-Z’s 40/40 club for a fundraiser in the months afore the 2012 election, Sean Hannity acid in on the rapper’s band-aid upbringing. ‘For alone 40,000 bucks,’ he said of the fundraiser, ‘you could acquire rubbed amateur with a admiral and a rapper who has accepted to affairs able and cutting his own brother.’”
— In a freewheeling “Fox & Friends” interview, Trump hinted that he would try to assignment with Democrats if they win ascendancy of Congress. From John Wagner: “Trump said confined in the White Abode has amount him billions. He declared the address of above advocate accepted Eric Holder ‘dangerous.’ He said he could assignment with Democrats on rebuilding the country’s basement if they booty ascendancy of the House. And he asserted that Hillary Clinton should acquire been taken off the attack aisle and jailed. … And he fabricated ablaze that if [Jeff Sessions] doesn’t accede with him on bent amends reform, Trump will acquire the final say. ‘If he doesn’t, he gets overruled by me, because I accomplish the decision, he doesn’t,’ Trump said.”
SOCIAL MEDIA SPEED READ:
The Abode Democrat who represents the Virginia commune breadth Jamal Khashoggi was active in banishment had this bulletin for Trump:
A CNN anchorman fabricated this argument:
A New York Times columnist backed out of an accident in Saudi Arabia because of Khashoggi’s disappearance:
Khashoggi’s editor at The Column became affecting while discussing his disappearance:
Florida’s governor expressed his acknowledgment to aboriginal responders afterwards the hurricane:
Andrew Gillum, agent of Tallahassee and Democratic gubernatorial candidate, went to assignment charwoman up the accident from Hurricane Michael:
Hillary Clinton challenged Trump’s affirmation about the 2016 election:
The Republican administrator of the Senate Intelligence Lath antiseptic a Trump quote:
Elizabeth Warren addressed John Kelly calling her “an boorish aloof woman”:
Twitter marveled over Kanye West’s appointment to the White House. From a CBS Account reporter:
West additionally accepted an ABC Account reporter:
West explained his claimed affiliation to Trump’s attack slogan, per an NBC Account reporter:
From a anchorman for the Religion Account Service:
From a Column reporter:
Trump’s columnist secretary aggregate a photo with West:
One Republican agent seemed abashed by West’s visit, per a Column reporter:
Kid Rock advised in on cadre matters, per a New York Times reporter:
Sen. Tim Scott (R-S.C.) aggregate the after-effects of his agents photo day:
A Column anchorman apparent charcoal from his family’s time central a Japanese bondage camp:
— Democrats are because whether they allegation to put up their own celebrity applicant to attack to defeat Trump in 2020. Ashley Parker and Robert Costa report: “On Sunday, Taylor Swift endorsed two Tennessee Democratic candidates for Congress … On Thursday, Kanye West aing [Trump] for a cafeteria appointment at the White Abode … And this weekend, Alec Baldwin, accepted for bluffing Trump on NBC’s ‘Saturday Night Live,’ is headed to New Hampshire to allege at a fundraising banquet for Democrats. … Within the accretion but actionable Democratic field, the analogue of who constitutes a celebrity charcoal baggy — and who will absolutely run abundantly a accountable of speculation. But Trump’s admiral has created both an coercion and appetence amidst Democrats acquisitive to defeat him in 2020, with some assertive that a accelerating applicant in Trump’s casting ability authority the party’s best chance.” (I wrote about the celebrification of backroom in Tuesday’s Circadian 202.)
— The Economist, “The aing recession:” “[T]he affluent apple in accurate is ill-prepared to accord with alike a balmy recession. That is partly because the action armory is still depleted from angry the aftermost downturn. In the accomplished half-century, the Fed has about cut absorption ante by bristles or so allotment believability in a downturn. Today it has beneath than bisected that allowance afore it alcove zero; the euro area and Japan acquire no allowance at all.”
— “A daughter’s amusing obituary unravels her father’s abstruse life. You acquire to apprehend to the end to get it,” by Allison Klein: “The obituary that ran aftermost anniversary in Delaware Online is a mystery, the account of a drifting Renaissance man who aished in a single-engine even over the Atlantic Ocean afterwards acquirements he had cancer. It was accounting by Alex Walsh about her father, Rick Stein, 71, a man who she said had an amaranthine appetence for comedy. The huge acknowledgment on amusing media has been abundance to the aching family, she said, as bodies who never knew her ancestor acquire been sending condolences by the dozens.”
HOT ON THE LEFT:
“Trump Prosecutor Gets Aboriginal Actionable Voting Conviction. The Amends Is $200 And Accessible Deportation,” from HuffPost: “One of several acknowledged abiding U.S. association from Arctic Carolina answerable by the Amends Department with aborigine artifice was bedevilled this anniversary to pay a $200 fine, but the longtime U.S. citizen and blooming card-holder may additionally be deported. Alessandro Cannizzaro, a 47-year-old ancestor of two who has been in the U.S. aback 1985, pleaded accusable to a abomination calculation of voting by an alien. Cannizzaro, who is originally from Italy, was registered to vote as a Republican and casting a acclamation in 2016. … It’s cryptic whether Cannizzaro’s accusable appeal will accomplish him a ambition for deportation. A agent for [the U.S. advocate in his district] did not acknowledge to a address for animadversion on whether the appointment had referred the case to [ICE]. Joyce Vance, who served as U.S. advocate [under Obama], said the case was a poor use of a federal prosecutor’s resources. ‘There are austere crimes out there, and actuality assets are actuality acclimated on abomination voting artifice … [rather than] aborigine aishment or aloof to added added austere crimes in general,’ she said.””
HOT ON THE RIGHT:
“New SF academy lath admiral skips Agreement of Allegiance at aboriginal meeting,” from the San Francisco Chronicle: “For the aboriginal time in memory, the San Francisco academy lath bypassed the Agreement of Allegiance at the alpha of its affair Tuesday night, a bent blank by the board’s new president. Stevon Cook, authoritative over his aboriginal meeting, said he had been answer over the abstraction of replacing the address of the agreement afterwards he was adopted to advance the lath … He told alone a few lath assembly above-mentioned to Tuesday’s meeting, and instead of allurement bodies to angle and recite the pledge, he apprehend a adduce from artist Maya Angelou[.] If anyone in the admirers or on the lath noticed, they didn’t say anything. ‘There are a lot of means to accurate acknowledgment and acknowledgment for the country and its citizens,’ Cook said Wednesday morning. ‘This is how I plan to do that.’ Accompaniment apprenticeship cipher requires schools to conduct a circadian affectionate exercise … but that law doesn’t extend to accessible meetings, commune admiral said.”
Trump will biking to Ohio today for a roundtable with supporters in Cincinnati and a attack assemblage in Lebanon.
QUOTE OF THE DAY:
“If this turns out as anybody thinks it will, Devin Nunes should get the Medal of Honor.” — Trump weighing in on the Amends Department during a “Fox & Friends” interview.
NEWS YOU CAN USE IF YOU LIVE IN D.C.:
— It will be airy but mostly brilliant in the Commune today. The Basic Acclimate Gang forecasts: “Autumnal! It’s airy abaft Michael, but with about ablaze and dry conditions. Your anatomy may not be acclimated to wind chills! Aback accumulation the air temperature with airy morning apprehension (perhaps a 35 mph at times), it could feel briefly like it’s in the high 40s to about 50 degrees. It’s beneath airy as the afternoon progresses. By backward afternoon we may see our temperatures backlash slightly, into the low to mid-60s. Can’t aphorism out some casual clouds and an abandoned shower.”
— The Capitals absent to the Devils 6-0. (Isabelle Khurshudyan)
— D.C. Agent Muriel Bowser’s endorsement of board applicant Dionne Reeder has triggered a breeze of donations to her campaign. Fenit Nirappil reports: “Reeder, who is aggravating to bound D.C. Board Affiliate Elissa Silverman aing month, co-owns a Ward 8 restaurant and is not broadly accepted above the city. In August, her attack was about broke, with aloof $2,000 in banknote on hand. But she aloft added than $100,000 in the accomplished two months — with best of it calamity in afterwards the mayor endorsed her on Sept. 19, according to campaign finance reports.”
— A Maryland man was begin accusable of second-degree annihilation afterwards prosecutors argued he agilely addled accession man with his car out of revenge. Gregory Bowyer was allegedly aggravating to get aback at Nathaniel McKinnon, who was complex in a altercation with Bowyer’s babe the day afore he was addled by the car. (Lynh Bui)
VIDEOS OF THE DAY:
Late-night hosts had a acreage day with Kanye West’s appointment to the White House:
Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) said he hopes accession runs adjoin Trump in the 2020 GOP primary:
Aerial footage arise the confusion from Hurricane Michael in Mexico Beach:
The baker at accoutrements in London’s Abode of Commons created an awkward moment aback he alone his sword:
And The Post’s Department of Satire absurd acclimate forecasts by Trump afterwards he declared Hurricane Michael as a “massive tornado”:
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