With Breanne Deppisch and Joanie Greve
THE BIG IDEA: The admiral aftermost night about mocked the professor who says she was ually assaulted by the adjudicator he’s nominated for the Supreme Court.
The #MeToo moment can be beheld as a acknowledgment to Donald Trump’s 2016 victory, which came admitting the actualization of the “Access Hollywood” video and added than a dozen women accusing him of animal misconduct. With ascendancy of the Supreme Cloister at stake, a acknowledgment to the backfire has embodied added allegedly in the accomplished two weeks than at any time in the accomplished year.
The belief about Trump’s attack assemblage in Mississippi lead with his absolute criticism of Christine Blasey Ford and her annual of what happened during a abode activity in 1982 aback she and Brett Kavanaugh were teenagers. The admiral offered an clothing of the Palo Alto University professor’s affirmation afore the Senate aftermost week, highlighting capacity that he said she didn’t bethink and acquainted that she had been bubbler aback the declared adventure took place.
But the admiral additionally offered a full-throated appraisal of the broader movement that has prompted untold women to about allotment their stories since cine abettor Harvey Weinstein’s atrophy a year ago. Trump argued that things accept gone too far because innocent men are actuality falsely accused of animal aggravation and adversity for it. “Think of your husbands,” Trump told the women in the crowd, who animated him. “Think of your sons.” At one point, Trump mimicked a son allurement his mom for admonition on how to acknowledge to a apocryphal accusation. “It’s a abuse sad situation,” he said.
— “Trump had no words of abundance for women like Ford who say they were attacked, raped or ually assaulted,” Josh Dawsey and Felicia Sonmez abode from Southaven, Miss. “Trump’s aides accept again apprenticed him not to booty on Ford, adage there is no benefit.”
— Ford advocate Michael Bromwich declared it “a vicious, abandoned and apathetic attack” that accustomed why his applicant was abashed to arise advanced in the aboriginal place:
Ford, in fact, testified beneath adjuration that she’s “100 percent” assertive Kavanaugh attacked her, and she bidding aplomb that it happened in an admiral bedroom. There were added capacity she accustomed not canonizing 36 years later. Kavanaugh, a adjudicator on the D.C. Circuit Cloister of Appeals, absolutely denies any atrocity from all three women who accept accused him of abnormal conduct.
— Irony is dead: Moments afterwards Trump discussed the accent of due action adverse Kavanaugh, emphasizing that bodies should be accepted innocent until accurate guilty, the army in Mississippi chanted “lock her up” about Hillary Clinton.
— Trump’s clothing of Ford was added than an off-handed riff: The admiral articulate beforehand in the day as if he welcomes a civic agitation over #MeToo. “It’s a actual alarming time for adolescent men in America aback you can be accusable of commodity you may not be accusable of,” Trump told reporters as he ancient the White Abode for his cruise to the Deep South. “That’s one of the actual bad things that’s demography abode now.” Asked by a anchorman if he had a bulletin for the adolescent women of America, the admiral replied: “Women are accomplishing great.”
— It’s adamantine to see how such comments accomplish it easier for the abstinent Republican senators Susan Collins and Lisa Murkowski to explain advancing out in abutment of Kavanaugh, but Trump is acutely channeling boundless acrimony that abounding men feel on the right. Donald Trump Jr. said in a Daily Mail annual arise Monday he fears added for his sons than his daughters. “I’ve got boys, and I’ve got girls. And aback I see what’s activity on adapted now, it’s scary,” he said while advancement in Montana.
Conservative allocution radio host Hugh Hewitt invoked the bogeyman of “McCarthyism” to allege Democrats of aggravating to antagonistic Kavanaugh by association: “The Rosenbergs and Alger Hiss didn’t accomplish Hollywood screenwriters traitors, and Harvey Weinstein and Bill Cosby and all the added such declared predators don’t accomplish the Georgetown Basic Chic of 1983 into their accomplices by assertion. Democrats assume to anticipate that the abnegation to saddle up with the new Roy Cohns of the larboard dooms the right.”
Many GOP assembly accept consort agnate sentiments while arresting Kavanaugh: “I apperceive I’m a distinct white macho from South Carolina and I’m told I should shut up, but I will not shut up,” Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) said aftermost Friday as he voted to beforehand the appointee out of committee.
Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) added this the aforementioned day:
A lot of rank-and-file Trump supporters feel similarly. Josh Paul, 33, was the aboriginal adherent in bandage to get into Trump’s assemblage on Monday night in Johnson City, Tenn. He camped out in a sleeping bag to dedicated the prime position. “These are alarming proceedings. These accusations afterwards affirmation — it’s about like the Salem witch trials,” Paul told Rachel Chason.
— University of Chicago law and aesthetics abettor Martha Nussbaum argued that three affections — anger, backbiting and abhorrence — are alive what she calls this “wave of fear-driven macho rage.”
— “This admission of macho resentment,” apprenticed by dizzying acrimony and anxiety, has been architecture for some time axial the bourgeois movement, Phil Rucker and Bob Costa explained in yesterday’s paper: “Fox Annual analyst Ben Shapiro, who hosts a accepted podcast and TV program, has been one of the academy contour voices, acutely criticizing a ability breadth he sees ‘men out in the cold’ and ‘searching for meaning.’ ‘The age of emasculation cannot last,’ Shapiro has written. ‘It will eventually abscess over into violence, bore abroad into irrelevance,’ or acknowledgment to acceptable mores.
— In his book “Fear,” Bob Woodward quotes Trump adage the afterward to a macho acquaintance who had been accused of animal beforehand (and accepted that he absolutely had behaved inappropriately): “You’ve got to deny, deny, abjure and beforehand aback on these women. If you accept to annihilation and any culpability, again you’re dead,” Trump told the man, according to Woodward. “You’ve got to be strong. You’ve got to be aggressive. You’ve got to beforehand aback hard. You’ve got to abjure annihilation that’s said about you. Never admit.”
— This is not the aboriginal time that Trump has complained about about the #MeToo movement. At a July assemblage in Montana, the admiral absurd accusation Elizabeth Warren to booty a DNA analysis to abutment her claims of Native American ancestry. “We accept to do it acclaim because we’re in the #MeToo generation, so we accept to be actual careful,” Trump said to broadcast laughter.
— An important point adjoin the accomplishments of this debate: “Data on how abounding apocryphal beforehand accusations are fabricated is adamantine to determine, but apocryphal claims accomplish up abandoned a babyish empiric allotment of arise assaults. Best assaults, of course, aren’t arise at all,” Philip Bump notes.
THE LATEST ON THE FBI PROBE:
— “FBI leaders are anxiously aggravating to cross their way through the politically answerable background-check analysis into … Kavanaugh, as the bureau seeks to assure itself now — and afterwards the midterm elections — from what could be angry aldermanic criticism,” per Devlin Barrett, Matt Zapotosky, Carol D. Leonnig and Tom Hamburger. “The White Abode has accustomed the FBI until Friday to accommodate the after-effects of a week-long analysis … Admiral said the FBI could accomplishment afore Friday.
On Tuesday, the FBI interviewed Tim Gaudette, a Georgetown Preparatory Academy acquaintance of Kavanaugh: “Gaudette’s attorney, Kenneth Eichner, said an FBI annual took abode but beneath to animadversion further. Gaudette’s home was the armpit of a July 1, 1982, activity that Kavanaugh references on his calendar and has become the focus of lawmakers’ concerns. Addition acquaintance from Kavanaugh’s aerial academy days, Chris Garrett, has additionally completed an FBI interview, according to Garrett’s lawyer, William M. Sullivan Jr., who beneath to animadversion further.
“Discussions amidst the FBI and the White Abode are complicated by a cardinal of factors — the president’s long-running disbelief of the bureau over its Russia probe, the acute criticism by associates of Congress of the FBI’s administering of politically acute investigations, and the added adversity of administering an analysis that could tip the scales in arch who becomes the aing affiliate of the Supreme Court. One political application looms above than those issues, according to bodies accustomed with FBI and administering deliberations: If the Democrats win ascendancy of the House, assembly could barrage investigations into absolutely what White Abode and bureau admiral said internally about the Kavanaugh matter. The White Abode and FBI ‘are actuality actual accurate with anniversary other,’ said one actuality accustomed with the bulk … ‘Everyone realizes that they are beneath a huge bulk of scrutiny, and will be aback it’s over, too.’
“In abounding accomplishments checks, interviews will be conducted by a distinct agent, but the Kavanaugh bulk is annihilation but a accepted inquiry. Aback the FBI met one of Kavanaugh’s accusers, Deborah Ramirez, in Boulder, Colo., this accomplished weekend, they beatific two agents, and a authoritative abettor waited in an aing allowance … John Clune, an advocate for Ramirez, said Tuesday on Twitter that his applicant batten with the FBI for added than two hours Sunday in a ‘detailed and advantageous interview.’ … But he asserted that Ramirez had provided the names and acquaintance advice of added than 20 assemblage who ability be able to approve her accusation that Kavanaugh apparent himself to her at a activity aback they were at Yale, and that, as far as Clune knew, the FBI had not contacted any of them as of Tuesday.
“Attorneys for Christine Blasey Ford, the woman who said she was assaulted by Kavanaugh aback they were boyhood and who testified to the Senate aftermost week, wrote FBI Administrator Christopher A. Wray on Tuesday to say they were anxious the FBI had not accustomed an annual with her. … Because the White Abode and alike the admiral are dictating what the bureau should do, Wray is additionally circuitous in the matter, according to bodies accustomed with the work.”
— Fox Annual belletrist that “the FBI may blanket up its analysis … as anon as backward Wednesday.”
THE MOOD ON THE HILL:
— “Many senators appetite at atomic genitalia of FBI abode on Kavanaugh released,” Seung Min Kim reports: “Normally, the FBI abode would go into Kavanaugh’s accomplishments book at the Senate Judiciary Board — a basement of advice attainable abandoned to senators and a baddest amphitheater of aides. But a growing cardinal of senators from both parties say some adaptation of the report, or at atomic a arbitrary of the FBI’s findings, needs to be fabricated accessible because its newsworthiness. … ‘I was talking to addition abettor today who mentioned that there had been some altercation about absolution them about aback they’re activity to be selectively leaked anyway,’ Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) said. ‘So we can all accordance with the aforementioned breadth of paper.’
“Senate Majority Baton Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) signaled caution, acquainted Tuesday that all senators will accept admission to the FBI abode and bombastic that the Senate will vote this week. … Still, Senate Minority Baton Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.) wants all senators to be a by the FBI on its analysis at atomic 24 hours afore senators booty a procedural vote to beforehand Kavanaugh’s nomination.”
— “Kavanaugh’s attitude and artlessness came beneath added analysis from assembly Tuesday,” Erica Werner and Karoun Demirjian report: “Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) — the Judiciary Board affiliate who had pushed to adjournment the vote so the FBI could investigate the allegations — criticized the tenor of the appointee at the audition aftermost anniversary breadth Kavanaugh aggressively dedicated his chastity and sparred with Democratic senators. Flake said at the Atlantic Festival he was ‘very afflicted by the tone’ of Kavanaugh’s testimony. ‘The alternation with the associates was aciculate and partisan, and that apropos me. And I acquaint myself, you accordance a little elbowroom because of what he’s been through, but on the added duke we can’t accept this on the court. We artlessly can’t.’
“Meanwhile, three aloft Kavanaugh clerks who had alive belletrist of abutment for him — Will Dreher, Bridget Fahey and Rakim Brooks — wrote in a letter to the Senate Judiciary Board this anniversary that they were acutely afflicted by the allegations and bidding abutment for an ‘independent and thorough’ investigation. Two Yale Law Academy classmates who had accustomed Kavanaugh, Michael J. Proctor and Mark Osler, additionally pulled their backing, adage the judge’s affirmation aftermost anniversary was ‘partisan, and not judicious.’
Tensions ran aerial Tuesday in the Capitol: “A babyish but articulate accumulation of protesters aggregate in the basement of the Russell Senate Adjustment Building, alive alongside every abettor who absolved through — best of them, Democrat or Republican, escorted by a Capitol Badge officer. Those who accept declared they would vote adjoin Kavanaugh, like Sen. Doug Jones (D-Ala.), got acclaim and thank-yous. Those who accept accurate the nominee, admitting the allegations adjoin him, were challenged to bethink animal beforehand survivors — but the agitation of choir in the alveolate alcove fabricated it difficult to apprehend the bulletin through the din.
“‘This is dangerous,’ said [Lindsey Graham], walking through the breadth with a Capitol Badge administrator and the abettor baker at arms, who yelled at protesters as Graham accustomed to allocution to reporters. Graham said he wasn’t anxious that any abettor added than Flake ability waver on acknowledging Kavanaugh afterwards they see the after-effects of the FBI investigation.”
THE THIRD ACCUSER:
— “In an aberrant move, Republicans on the Senate Judiciary Board on Tuesday arise an absolute annual that purports to anxiety the animal preferences of a woman who has accused [Kavanaugh] of misconduct,” Elise Viebeck reports. “The annual … was from Dennis Ketterer, a aloft Democratic aldermanic applicant and television astrologer who said he was circuitous in a abrupt accordance with Kavanaugh accuser Julie Swetnick in 1993. Swetnick said aftermost anniversary in an affirmation that Kavanaugh was present at a abode activity in 1982 breadth she alleges she was the victim of a assemblage rape, a affirmation he angrily denies. In his statement, Ketterer said Swetnick already told him that she sometimes enjoyed accumulation with assorted men and had aboriginal affianced in it during aerial school. Ketterer said the acknowledgment ‘derailed’ their relationship, which he declared as involving ‘physical contact’ but no intercourse. … He declared their accordance as abiding for a ‘couple of weeks.’
“Reached by buzz Tuesday night, Ketterer said he provided the annual to the board Monday night afterwards … discussing his memories of her with bounded leaders in his church. Ketterer declared himself as a longtime affiliate of the Abbey of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS) and lives in the Salt Lake Burghal area. … Eventually, he said, one abbey baton accomplished out to a aloft LDS abbey who had a affiliation to the adjustment of Sen. Orrin G. Hatch (R-Utah) … Ketterer said he batten with Hatch’s agents aftermost Friday and was again handed off to agents for Senate Judiciary Board Administrator Charles E. Grassley (R-Iowa), who he said apprenticed him in a connected buzz annual about his ability of Swetnick’s accomplishments and her ancestors relationships. ‘They interviewed me like I was actuality deposed,’ he said. …
“Swetnick advocate Michael Avenatti declared the annual ‘bogus and outrageous’ and declared for the FBI to annual Swetnick and Ketterer to appraise their truthfulness. … Ketterer, who was concluded from his position with Approach 7 in Washington in the mid-1990s, sued the abject for $12 actor in 1995 over what he said was bigotry adjoin him because a analyst had diagnosed him with bipolar II disorder. Ketterer said the accusation was absolved in arbitrary acumen and that he abstruse weeks afterwards that he had been misdiagnosed. He has diabetes, not a brainy illness, he said. ‘I was accepting affection swings,’ he said. ‘When my claret amoroso gets low, you don’t appetite to get anywhere a me.’ He added: ‘I am not mentally ill.’”
MORE ABOUT KAVANAUGH:
— In his book “Wasted,” Mark Adjudicator referred to his acquaintance “Bart O’Kavanaugh” airsickness and casual out bashed in a car. Aftermost week, Kavanaugh testified that he didn’t apperceive who that was apropos to. “You’d accept to ask him,” he said. Today’s New York Times belletrist that Kavanaugh’s appellation in aerial academy was “Bart” because a abecedary already broken “Brett.”
The Times’s Kate Kelly and David Enrich acquired a handwritten June 1983 letter that Kavanaugh beatific to his accompany advanced of “BEACH WEEK” in Ocean City. He had busy a abode on the 14th attic of a high-rise: “Judge Kavanaugh told his accompany that he would be on a ancestors cruise to Ireland aback the charter started, so they would accept to aces up the keys and achieve the outstanding $398 bill. He reminded them to accompany their own towels and bedding. … ‘One of you has to grab the balderdash by the horns and booty charge,’ he instructed. … Whoever accustomed aboriginal at the abode should ‘warn the neighbors that we’re loud, abhorrent drunks with abounding pukers amidst us. Advise them to go about 30 miles…’
“‘I anticipate we are accepted that any girls we can beg to break there are accustomed with accessible . . .,’ he wrote, his adumbration at the end abrogation assertive things unsaid. He acclaimed that the boys should bang out anyone who didn’t belong: ‘The crisis of boot is abundant and that would blot because of the money and because this anniversary has big potential. (Interpret as wish.)’ Adjudicator Kavanaugh alive the letter: ‘FFFFF, Bart.’
“A altered classmate, who was affable with Adjudicator Kavanaugh and requested anonymity to assure his business interests, said he had accomplished out to the F.B.I. because he believes the adjudicator biased the admeasurement of his bubbler during his Senate affirmation aftermost week,” Kate and David report. “One night during his arch year, according to classmates who witnessed it, Adjudicator Kavanaugh triumphantly hoisted an abandoned beer keg aloft his head, in acceptance that he and his accompany were able-bodied on their way to extensive their ambition of cutting off 100 kegs during the bookish year. … Four Georgetown Basic classmates said they saw Adjudicator Kavanaugh and his accompany partake in binge-drinking rituals abounding weekends in which added partygoers saw them inebriated, alike accepting adversity standing. … Through his lawyers, Adjudicator Kavanaugh beneath to animadversion for this article.”
— Added Kavanaugh coverage:
WHILE YOU WERE SLEEPING:
— Three scientists, including Americans Frances H. Arnold and George P. Smith, won the Nobel Award-winning in allure for their assignment applying evolutionary attempt to actualize new proteins. Ben Guarino reports: “‘This year’s award-winning is about harnessing the ability of evolution,’ said Göran K. Hansson, secretary accepted of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, to reporters in Sweden. The scientists acclimated evolutionary techniques in the chic to actualize able biological enzymes, molecules that acceleration up actinic reactions, and added important molecules.”
GET SMART FAST:
The Supreme Cloister heard arguments in the case of Vernon Madison, who faces the afterlife amends in Alabama admitting accepting suffered cogent academician damage. Bryan A. Stevenson of the Equal Amends Action argued alive Madison would be actionable due to his brainy state, but Alabama’s abettor advocate accepted said the accompaniment still had the adapted to seek “retribution” for the 1985 annihilation of a badge officer. (Robert Barnes)
The abettor of Tulsa said the burghal would reinvestigate whether there are accumulation graves from a 1921 chase massacre. The advertisement follows a Washington Post adventure on alteration questions from the massacre, during which a white mob dead hundreds of atramentous Tulsa association and destroyed hundreds of black-owned businesses and homes. (DeNeen L. Brown)
— New York’s accompaniment tax bureau is because an analysis into allegations abundant in a New York Times adventure that Trump affianced in tax-avoidance schemes and artifice in the 1990s as he affected the affluence of his father, David Fahrenthold reports: “‘The Tax Administration is reviewing the allegations in the [Times] commodity and is agilely advancing all adapted avenues of investigation,’ said James Gazzale, a abettor for the New York Administration of Taxation and Finance.”
— The Times’s David Barstow, Susanne Craig and Russ Buettner reported in their charge apprehend piece: “Mr. Trump won the admiral proclaiming himself a self-made billionaire, and he has connected insisted that his father, the allegorical New York Burghal architect Fred C. Trump, provided about no banking help. [The investigation], based on a all-inclusive accession of arcane tax allotment and banking records, reveals that Mr. Trump accustomed the agnate today of at atomic $413 actor from his father’s absolute acreage empire, starting aback he was a toddler and continuing to this day.” Among the better takeaways:
— Assembly are additionally revving up their calls for Trump to absolution his tax returns, which he has repeatedly, beneath to do, Fahrenthold reports: “‘I knew there had to be a acute acumen why this admiral ancient from antecedent presidents in not advice his assets tax returns,’ said Sen. Richard J. Durbin (Ill.), the Senate’s second-ranking Democrat. Asked whether it becoming a new beforehand to acknowledge Trump’s claimed banking records, Durbin said: ‘Yes.’”
— The White Abode issued a annual backward Tuesday slamming the Times adventure as misleading: “Many decades ago the IRS advised and alive off on these transactions,’ the annual said, afore touting Trump’s bread-and-er behavior and his success at authoritative barter deals.”
— Tony Schwartz, the co-author of “The Art of the Deal,” said the Times analysis would permanently destroy Trump’s attempts to portray himself as a “self-made man.” “It goes far above alike what I anticipation had happened,” Schwartz said on MSNBC. “It’s like the awning has been ripped off this man. Whatever allegory there was, as you said earlier, that he was a self-made man, or that he was alike a accepted businessman, is gone forever.” (Eli Rosenberg)
— In February, Trump “personally directed” a accustomed accomplishment to stop Stormy Daniels from speaking out about their declared activity through his son, Eric Trump, and his then-lawyer Michael Cohen. The Wall Artery Journal’s Joe Palazzolo and Michael Rothfeld report: “In a buzz call, Mr. Trump instructed [Cohen] to seek a abstinent adjustment adjoin [Daniels] through a arcane adjudication proceeding . . . Trump and Cohen had abstruse anon afore that [Daniels] was because giving a media annual about her declared accordance with Mr. Trump, admitting accepting alive an October 2016 nondisclosure agreement. Mr. Trump told Mr. Cohen to alike the accustomed acknowledgment with Eric Trump … and addition alfresco advocate who had represented Mr. Trump and the Trump Alignment in added matters[.] Eric Trump, who is alive the aggregation with his brother … again tasked a Trump Alignment agents advocate in California with signing off on the adjudication paperwork . . . Absolute captivation of the admiral and his son in this year’s accomplishment to blackout [Daniels] hasn’t advanced been reported. The accounts of that accomplishment afresh … advance that the president’s ties to his aggregation connected into this year and belie accessible statements fabricated at the time by the Trump Organization, the White Abode and Mr. Cohen. Mr. Trump on Tuesday beneath to acknowledgment questions about whether he had directed his son and Mr. Cohen to pay [Daniels] beforehand this year, cogent reporters ‘I don’t alike apperceive what you’re talking about.’”
— Forbes estimated that Trump’s net annual has collapsed by $1.4 billion aback he arise his presidential bid, animadversion him 138 places lower on the Forbes 400 list. From Dan Alexander and Chase Peterson-Withorn: “Three factors are at play. Abundant of that abatement is due to added reporting, which revealed, for example, that the admiral had been lying about the admeasurement of his penthouse. Some of it is due to above bazaar forces. … But the third bureau comes from how Trump the admiral affects Trump the brand. … Afterwards Trump won the election, [the Miami resort Trump Civic Doral] absent 100,000 appointed allowance nights, according to addition who knows the resort’s business. While revenues for the Miami affluence auberge bazaar jumped 4% all-embracing in 2017 according to the abstracts analytics aing STR, Doral’s revenues fell by an estimated 16%.”
— Trump has reportedly broke Palm Beach-based backpack artist Lana Marks as the aing abettor to South Africa — selecting a woman who already hosted her daughter’s bells at his Mar-a-Lago resort. The Guardian’s Jason Burke reports: “The adjustment of [Marks], whose articles advertise amidst $10,000 and $400,000, would be acceptable to annual some surprise: Marks was built-in in South Africa but has not lived there for added than 40 years. Relations amidst South Africa and the US accept soured in contempo weeks afterward a cheep by the admiral inaccurately anecdotic ‘large-scale killing’ of white farmers in the country. Trump’s annual prompted abuse and a aing acknowledgment from the South African president, Cyril Ramaphosa.”
BIG BUSINESS IS WINNING:
— “The Pentagon has pulled its abutment for a adjustment that would accept paid aegis contractors beneath money up advanced on above weapons deals, a move that follows burden from affecting assembly and aegis industry lobbyists,” Aaron Gregg reports. “The policy, which the Aegis Administration proposed aftermost month, would accept bargain the bulk of costs abutment aegis contractors about accept in the aboriginal phases of a contract. Beneath accepted policy, such payments about awning 80 percent of those costs. The new adjustment would accept bargain that to 50 percent while attached banknote breeze added carefully to performance, and it additionally would accept set up new restrictions for companies bedevilled of fraud. … But the now-rescinded costs aphorism illustrates how political burden could become an obstacle to broader reform.”
— Big biologic companies stand to accumulation amply from the adapted North American barter acceding — in some cases at the amount of consumers. Jeanne Whalen reports: “The assets accentuate the allowances U.S. industry will be seeking, and the burden it will exert, as the Trump administering continues afterlight barter deals with added countries and regions. … The biologic industry won stronger aegis for sales of declared biologic drugs, which are about acquired from alive bacilli and are administered by bang or infusion. The medicines are amidst the best cher and avant-garde on the bazaar and are a above disciplinarian of biologic spending. USMCA guards new biologic drugs from cheaper all-encompassing antagonism for ‘at atomic ten years,’ compared with accepted aegis of eight years in Canada and bristles years in Mexico. … Critics of the barter acceding argued that by ambience a minimum of 10 years of protection, the trilateral alliance bouncer the biologic industry from approaching aldermanic attempts in the United States to abbreviate biologic biologic monopolies.”
— “The EPA is advancing aphorism changes that experts say would abate the way radiation acknowledgment is regulated, axis to accurate outliers who altercate that a bit of radiation accident is absolutely acceptable for [you],” the AP’s Ellen Knickmeyer reports: “The government’s current, decades-old advice says that any acknowledgment to adverse radiation is a blight risk. And critics say the proposed change could advance to academy levels of acknowledgment for workers at nuclear installations and oil and gas conduct sites, medical workers accomplishing X-rays and CT scans, bodies alive aing to Superfund sites and any associates of the accessible who one day ability acquisition themselves apparent to a radiation release. Supporters of the EPA’s angle altercate the government’s accepted archetypal that there is no safe akin of radiation — the declared beeline no-threshold archetypal — armament accidental spending for administering acknowledgment in accidents, at nuclear plants, in medical centers and at added sites.”
— New abstracts reveals that actual few companies are putting their asset from the Trump tax cuts adjoin accretion workers’ wages, undercutting a axial GOP annual for casual the law aftermost December. The Wall Artery Journal’s Vanessa Fuhrmans reports: “A new analysis of 152 companies by executive-recruitment aing Korn Ferry All-embracing arise 14% were putting allotment of their tax-cut accumulation into abject bacon increases. A poll of 1,500 companies by consulting aing Mercer LLC showed 4% are redirecting tax accumulation to budgets for bigger paychecks in the advancing year. And in a analysis of added than 1,000 companies arise by human-resources consulting aing Aon PLC, 99% said the tax cuts weren’t bidding them to admission minimum wages. Companies are afraid to admission higher-than-usual pay raises in allotment because it adds to their anchored activity costs, advantage experts said.”
— SEC Commissioner Hester Peirce told a accumulation of law acceptance that apery corporations can be “a anatomy of accessible absorption law.” “Representing corporations additionally can be a anatomy of accessible absorption law because companies accordance so abundant to the abundance of society,” Peirce told a University of Michigan Law Academy class. “I am not apropos to accumulated advocacy of the bounded bush baseball team, aliment bank, or boyhood orra. … These accommodating activities are laudable, but, to acquisition commodity good, we charge not attending above the amount bartering activities of the corporation.”
THE IMMIGRATION WARS:
— “American Girl: A Adventure of Immigration, Abhorrence and Fortitude,” by Jennifer Miller: “Over about two decades, Salvadoran TPS recipients acclimatized into American life. They activate employment, fell in adulation and married. Abounding of them bought homes and started businesses. They additionally gave bearing to almost 192,700 American-born children, some 38,000 of whom alive in the District, Maryland and Virginia. In abandoning TPS, [the] Trump administering affected families … to accost the catechism that accomplished administrations had avoided: What would arise to all these American kids aback their parents were clearly ordered to leave the country? … [Emily, the 14-year-old babe of two TPS recipients, spoke] with a affectionate of homesickness about the babe she’d been afore the presidential acclamation . . . ‘I knew ancestral ageism was still a thing, but I had complete acceptance in the U.S.,’ she said. ‘I anticipation we were acceptable people.’ It was amazing how bound the new absoluteness set in. The morning afterwards Trump won, a adjacency babe she’d accepted for years absolved over to her at the bus stop and said, ‘Now you’re activity aback to your country.’”
— A federal abode accurate bottomless altitude at a private, for-profit clearing bastille in California that aperture federal apprehension standards. Nick Miroff reports: The abode describes “cells with nooses dangling from air vents, detainees accident teeth from abridgement of dental affliction and one disabled bedfellow larboard abandoned in a wheelchair for nine days. [The Administration of Homeland Security’s Adjustment of Inspector General] audited the facility, overseen by [ICE], in Adelanto, Calif. … ICE admiral said they accept ordered a abounding analysis and analysis of the Adelanto ability that will activate this month.”
— Arch White Abode adviser Stephen Miller pushed Trump to stop arising apprentice visas to Chinese nationals, according to the Banking Times’s Demetri Sevastopulo and Tom Mitchell. “The agitation about Chinese acceptance agitated afterwards the White Abode in December arise its civic aegis strategy, which said it would ‘review acceptance procedures to abate bread-and-er annexation by non-traditional intelligence collectors’ and accede restrictions on adopted acceptance in science-related fields. While the agitation was abundantly focused on spying, Mr Miller argued his plan would additionally aching aristocratic universities whose agents and acceptance accept been awful analytical of Mr Trump, according to the three bodies with ability of the debate. The affair came to a arch in an Oval Adjustment activity in the bounce during which Mr Miller boxlike off with administering opponents, including Terry Branstad, the aloft Iowa governor who is US abettor to China. … Mr Branstad succeeded in acceptable the admiral that Mr Miller’s angle was too draconian, according to one person.”
THERE’S A BEAR IN THE WOODS:
— A GOP accessible who sued Trump for aspersion in 2016 — and whose claimed email was afterwards afraid — says the FBI has referred her case to Robert Mueller’s team. Politico’s Ben Schreckinger reports: “The accessible and Trump critic, Cheri Jacobus, [said] FBI agents in the bureau’s cyber analysis a her in September that they had forwarded their analysis to Mueller because the bulk came to beat the bound of computer intrusion, the abomination that had been the antecedent focus of the investigation. It is not bright what led the FBI to achieve that Mueller has administering over the matter. … Jacobus alleges the hacking of her claimed email annual was allotment of a broader attack of aggravation and browbeating that followed analytical comments she fabricated about Trump during the 2016 [GOP] primaries. Jacobus, a political PR specialist, served as a antecedent for a 2015 Washington Post analysis that affected a pro-Trump cool PAC to shut down.”
— Mueller’s aggregation is abode two added prosecutors in its Russia investigation, in addition assurance that the adapted admonition delving could be advancing its final stages. Politico’s Darren Samuelsohn reports: “Brandon Van Grack and Kyle Freeny — government attorneys with key roles in bringing the case adjoin the aloft Trump attack administrator over tax evasion, coffer artifice and abortion to annals as a adopted abettor for his lobbying assignment in Ukraine — are activity aback to their above-mentioned posts at the Amends Department, according to Mueller abettor Peter Carr.”
— Abettor Advocate Accepted Rod Rosenstein diplomacy to accommodated with Abode assembly aing Thursday. Politico’s Kyle Cheney reports: “The adjustment of the annual with a collective console of the Republican-led Judiciary and Oversight committees follows acute burden from [Trump’s] top Abode allies to catechism Rosenstein about contempo belletrist that he proposed secretly recording Trump aboriginal aftermost year. … The absolute architecture of the activity charcoal unclear. Some Abode Republicans accept insisted that Rosenstein sit for a transcribed annual that would be advised as an aspect of the panel’s broader, long-running analysis into the Amends Administration and FBI. But Judiciary Administrator Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.), who arrive Rosenstein to abrupt lawmakers, has not adumbrated whether he ability acquiesce Rosenstein to arise in a less-formal ambience artlessly to abrupt assembly on his acknowledgment to the reports.”
— The Senate Intelligence Committee’s Russia analysis is absurd to blanket up this year, Karoun Demirjian reports. “[The panel’s] connected accordance is due, in part, to the charge of Sens. Richard Burr (R-N.C.) and Mark R. Warner (D-Va.), the panel’s administrator and carnality chairman, to accumulate the action collaborative — and their affected accommodation aboriginal on to adjourn anon assessing whether Trump’s attack conspired with Moscow. That assignment will not activate until afterwards November’s high-stakes election, which could aftereffect in Democrats retaking majorities in Congress.”
THE FUTURE OF THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY:
— Dan Balz has a deep-dive on the approaching of the Democratic Activity — and whether abeyant presidential contenders can agitate themselves alive afore the 2020 elections: “The actuality that [Montana Gov. Steve Bullock] — not absolutely a domiciliary name — is absorbing a presidential attack speaks anon to the accompaniment of the Democratic Activity today. At this point, Democrats are animating for a wide-open best contest. Admitting the big names who could boss the field, no one takes annihilation or anyone for accepted …. Unlike in 2016, aback best Democrats backward out because of Hillary Clinton’s ascendant position, there are abundant catechism marks … to alert as abounding as two dozen bodies to anticipate about running. Trump accomplished anybody that the absurd is no best the impossible. But the Bullocks of the activity don’t aloof accentuate the faculty of befalling that exists on the Democratic side; they additionally point to how abundant charcoal alteration as the activity looks to acquisition a advocate in 2020.”
— “With a bald 34 canicule until the midterm elections, Abode Minority Baton Nancy Pelosi is advancement her conclave to bandy talking credibility about the annual of the day with issues she says voters absolutely affliction about,” The Atlantic’s Elaina Plott reports: “’Health-care costs in the country — that’s apparently the above issue,’ she told CNN’s Dana Bash in an annual at The Atlantic Festival . . . ‘And it’s angry to what the admiral and Republicans did on the tax bill.’ It was a acclimatized bulletin amidst the agitated annual aeon . . . Pelosi argued that ‘people affliction about what’s accident in their lives” — diplomacy such as prescription-drug costs and the cardinal on their paycheck. Those things ‘are added important to bodies than who’s on the Supreme Court,’ she argued, and Democrats charge to clothier their pitches accordingly.”
— Gun ascendancy has become a Democratic litmus test, and Sen. Mark Warner (D-Va.) has an op-ed in The Post advertisement his abutment for an beforehand weapons ban — afterwards spending more than 20 years espousing antithesis on gun policy. The abettor writes: “In the years aback the Senate aftermost had a allusive agitation about gun-violence legislation, we’ve apparent beforehand rifles and high-capacity magazines again acclimated in accumulation shootings, with ever-higher anatomy counts: Forty-nine murdered at the Pulse bistro in Orlando. Fifty-eight dead and 422 blood-soaked by battery in Las Vegas, one year ago Monday. We’ve apparent the gun antechamber aing its eyes to the actuality that beforehand rifles were the weapon of best for the accumulation shooters at Parkland, Fla., and at Sandy Hook Elementary Academy — and to the absoluteness that these weapons can annihilate with an ability that shotguns and handguns, like the ones I own, artlessly cannot match. Admitting I abide assertive that deepening our background-check adjustment is critical, I additionally accept we charge do added to end accumulation shootings.”
THE NEW WORLD ORDER:
— Melania Trump kicked off her week-long bout of Africa in Ghana, breadth she was greeted by aboriginal adult Rebecca Akufo-Addo on the tarmac. Emily Heil and Mary Jordan report: “Later, she chock-full by Greater Accra Regional Hospital breadth she visited with new mothers and captivated a babyish afore casual out miniature teddy bears and blankets emblazoned with the logo for Be Best, her child-welfare initiative. From Ghana, Trump will biking to Malawi, again Kenya, and assuredly to Egypt … As she greets dignitaries in the four countries, [Trump] diplomacy to appoint in the affectionate of ‘soft diplomacy’ accepted of aboriginal ladies. Unlike her predecessors, Trump has to argue with the accoutrements of her husband’s analytical comments about African nations that fabricated account above the continent.
“Although the aboriginal lady’s cruise is advised a action of goodwill, it additionally appears to some critics of the Trump administering to be out of footfall with her husband’s policies. Her stops will abundantly highlight programs adjourned by the [USAID], alike as the administering has proposed massive cuts to USAID’s budget. … That generated anxiety amidst abounding in altruistic circles that it would aing U.S. adorning and bloom programs and abate efforts to action AIDS and malaria. Congress ultimately voted to restore the funding.”
— Canicule afore the new North American barter alliance was announced, Trump a claimed that Canada’s adopted abbot “hates America.” Josh Rogin writes: “Trump captivated cloister for added than an hour during an actualization at a Sept. 27 Assure the Abode PAC accident at Trump All-embracing Auberge in Washington, speaking on a advanced ambit of topics, two attendees told me afterwards the event. … Trump was baking bodies axial the room, cogent belief about his clandestine interactions with apple leaders, discussing acute aggressive operations and aloof about his accomplishments. At one point, he began criticizing Canadian Adopted Diplomacy Abbot Chrystia Freeland, who was arch Canada’s negotiations with the United States on the barter accordance that both allies arise three canicule later. ‘She hates America,’ Trump said, apropos to Canada’s adjudicator afterwards application Freeland’s name.”
— The U.S. abettor to NATO acquired anxiety aback she appropriate U.S. armament ability “take out” Russian missiles that allegedly aperture an accoutrements ascendancy treaty. From Michael Birnbaum and Paul Sonne: “Although Abettor Kay Bailey Hutchison’s comments were somewhat ambiguous, accoutrements ascendancy experts said they could be interpreted to beggarly a preemptive strike. Such a move could advance to nuclear war. Abandoned afterwards the comments drew a bent acknowledgment from the Russian Adopted Ministry did Hutchison analyze on Twitter that she ‘was not talking about preemptively arresting Russia.’”
— A new poll shows Americans cogent near-record abutment for all-around assurance as Trump touts his “America First” agenda. Scott Clement and Dan Balz report: “The anew arise analysis shows majorities alms absolute attitudes about the bulk of all-embracing trade, the Paris altitude accordance and the Iran nuclear agreement. A majority additionally agrees the United States should accomplish concessions to added U.N. countries in the conduct of adopted affairs. Notably, abutment for these angle has added aback a agnate poll taken a year ago, with several attitudes alteration amidst Republicans and independents as able-bodied as Democrats. … The survey, conducted in July amidst 2,046 U.S. adults, activate that 70 percent of Americans say it is best for the United States to booty an alive allotment in apple affairs, up from 63 percent in 2017 and 58 percent in 2014.”
— Some experts abhorrence Trump’s angle on North Korea could be affected by Kim Jong Un’s boundless flattery. Anne Gearan writes: “North Korean abode tends to be over the top in both acclaim and antipathy — aftermost year the administration declared Trump a “mentally deranged U.S. dotard” — and academic accounting advice can be decidedly hyperic, veterans of accomplished negotiations and added North Korea watchers said. They warned that Trump would be astute to focus on what Kim does rather than what he writes in a letter. … Trump’s affiliation with Kim makes acceptable U.S. allies in the Pacific afraid — decidedly Japan, which is anon threatened by North Korea’s nuclear arsenal.”
— Iraq declared a new admiral and prime abbot afterwards months of gridlock. From Mustafa Salim and Tamer El-Ghobashy: “Within an hour of Iraq’s assembly electing adept Kurdish baby-kisser Barham Salih as president, he arise that he had asked aloft oil abbot Adel Abdul Mahdi to anatomy the aing government. The alternative of the men showed how the bigoted loyalties in Iraq’s Kurdish, Sunni Arab and Shiite Arab communities that accept prevailed aback the U.S. aggression in 2003 are breaking down, giving way to more-pragmatic coalitions that cut above bigoted lines. … But the vote larboard no bright champ in the advancing altercate amidst Iran and the United States to abode their allies in Iraq’s key political posts as Washington seeks to abstract Tehran economically and politically.”
— Jason Kander, a Democratic applicant in Kansas City’s mayoral race, arise he was bottomward out of the chase to abode his PTSD and abasement from his aggressive annual in Afghanistan. Eli Rosenberg reports: “Kander, 37, fabricated the advertisement in a letter he acquaint online, adage that he was done ‘trying to outrun abasement and PTSD symptoms’ that he traced aback 11 years to a four-month bout in the Middle East. ‘I’m done ambuscade this from myself and from the world,’ Kander said. ‘When I wrote in my book that I was advantageous to not accept PTSD, I was aloof aggravating to argue myself. And I wasn’t administration the abounding picture. I still accept nightmares. I am depressed.’ Kander, Missouri’s aloft secretary of state, rose to civic bulge with a arbitrary attack ad in a bid to bound Sen. Roy Blunt (R) in 2016. Kander was a acceptable admired in the 2019 mayoral chase . . . But he wrote that his achievements — a accustomed book, some aboriginal signs of success in his bid for mayor, the assignment of [his] nonprofit alignment — had done little to allay his symptoms.”
— Michael Bloomberg will accordance $20 actor to Democrats’ basic Senate cool PAC. Robert Costa reports: “Bloomberg’s action sters the Democrats’ Senate affairs by infusing cogent late-season basic into the Senate Majority PAC, a accumulation that had $29 actor on duke at the end of August and has been purchasing announcement in big-ticket media markets. [Bloomberg] says the affecting civic agitation over ual-assault allegations adjoin [Kavanaugh] has activated Democratic voters and provides an aperture for the activity to be added aggressive in ambulatory women and beat voters, his admiral said Tuesday, abacus that he sees aftermost week’s advancing hearings as a angled point.” Bloomberg is reportedly because a 2020 presidential bid.
— The Republican appointee in a aggressive Abode chase in Kansas has been accused of adorning or absolute lying about pieces of his biography. The AP’s Roxana Hegeman and John Hanna report: “Steve Watkins’ attack website featured a since-removed affidavit to his ‘heroic leadership’ aback a baleful convulsion befuddled Mount Everest during an expedition. He has accustomed inaccurately claiming that he started a Middle East business, accretion it from three to 470 people. And there are doubts about Watkins’ self-description as a devoted, sixth-generation Kansan. Alike afore Watkins won the awash primary to accomplish backward GOP Rep. Lynn Jenkins in eastern Kansas’ 2nd Distric, some adolescent Republicans were skeptical. One aloft GOP foe, accompaniment Sen. Steve Fitzgerald, declared him ‘a charlatan, a artifice and an opportunist,’ admitting he now won’t criticize him.” Trump is accepted in Kansas this weekend to attack for Watkins and gubernatorial appointee Kris Kobach.
— Altitude change has not become a ascendant affair in the midterms, alike as abounding scientists accusation the severity of contempo acclimate challenge on a abating planet. The New York Times’s Cruise Gabriel reports: “The all-inclusive majority of Democrats and Republicans alive for federal adjustment do not acknowledgment the blackmail of all-around abating in agenda or TV ads, in their attack abstract or on amusing media. Environmental activists and political scientists say it is a absorption of the issue’s abiding low baronial amidst voters, alike Democratic voters, and of the acute animosity forth activity curve that has developed about all-around warming, alike as the science of human-caused abating has become overwhelming.”
— Abode Republicans in aing contest are aggravating to antithesis all-embracing Trump with highlighting their added bipartisan initiatives. Politico’s Rachael Bade reports: “Take Dave Brat. At a clandestine fundraiser in aboriginal September, the Virginia Republican joked to a roomful of Republicans about how he mimics archconservative Abode Freedom Conclave architect Jim Jordan on Fox Annual aback discussing the FBI’s Russia investigation. He again encouraged Sebastian Gorka, a arguable aloft adviser to [Trump], to get circuitous in Brat’s attack to gin up the base, according to [a recording of the clandestine event]. But in TV ads, Brat has accustomed his assignment on issues that transcend activity lines. One of them appearance images of puppies arena with children, and a narrator touting the congressman’s assignment ‘to stop a federal bureau from administering atrocious medical analysis on dogs.’”
— But White Abode political administrator Bill Stepien warned in a announcement to West Wing aides that GOP aldermanic candidates attempting to ambit themselves from Trump may arise to affliction it. The New York Times’s Maggie Haberman reports: “[The memo] about lays bottomward a brand for already the dust has acclimatized afterwards Acclamation Day, and it becomes bright which Republicans fared able-bodied and which did not. In the White House’s view, according to the memo, those Republicans who are alive at a ambit from Mr. Trump may arise to affliction it aback the votes are cast. Candidates who are attractive for a aisle to achievement charge to ‘dly align’ themselves with a admiral who is historically accepted with Republican voters, Mr. Stepien wrote.”
— A new Monmouth poll activate GOP Rep. Barbara Comstock’s chase in Virginia tightening. From Jenna Portnoy: “[Democrat Jennifer] Wexton, a accompaniment abettor from Loudoun County, is advanced by six points, which is hardly beneath than her advance of about 10 credibility in June but still aural the allowance of absurdity for the Monmouth University poll. The Democrat leads 50 percent to 44 percent, compared with her 49 percent to 39 percent advance over the summer. … At the aforementioned time, acceptable voters accept bigger their attitudes adjoin Comstock, who is gluttonous a third term.”
SOCIAL MEDIA SPEED READ:
A Democratic Senate applicant in Tennessee accustomed a acrid acknowledgment from the army aback he was asked about Kavanaugh, per an AP reporter:
A Abode Republican airtight Jeff Flake’s comments on Kavanaugh:
A bourgeois New York Times columnist accustomed to avert Kavanaugh by administration his own bar-fight history:
A Fox Business anchorman provided added support:
A aloft Abode apostle accused the Democrats of “character assassination”:
A Princeton history abettor replied:
A contributor to the bourgeois armpit The Federalist responded to a USA Today cavalcade by Kirsten Powers:
Powers accursed back:
A aloft arch architect to Mitt Romney’s presidential attack questioned an affirmation from Trump:
The aloft arch architect to George W. Bush’s 2004 attack accent addition Washington amount as the Kavanaugh altercation continues:
An abettor managing editor at the New York Times aggregate this about the paper’s analysis into Trump’s taxes:
A Times anchorman acclaimed this of Trump’s arise efforts to stop Stormy Daniels from speaking about their declared affair:
The aloft carnality admiral acclaimed Jason Kander for administration his action with PTSD:
The White Abode issued a correction:
Trump provided some midterm analysis:
Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) criticized his own party’s spending bill:
The Trump cheep truck, an action conceived by Beto O’Rourke supporters to highlight the president’s accomplished action to Ted Cruz, has proved popular on amusing media:
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) thanked Jeffrey P. Bezos for adopting Amazon employees’ minimum wage:
The Amazon architect and CEO (and buyer of The Washington Post) replied:
A Politico anchorman attempted to rank senators by their walking speeds:
Elizabeth Warren, who acclimated to abstain reporters in the Capitol hallways but has started agreeable with them afresh in alertness for her 2020 presidential bid, playfully took issue:
— “A Trump protest, a fur coat, a viral photo: What did it all mean?” by Rachel Kurzius: “[Dianne Bruce’s] adventitious ballyhoo dates to a Saturday black in April 2017. Bruce was adequate a quiet ‘no architecture Saturday night’ at her home in Kalorama … Amidst the association who abide her artery are Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner. Bruce and her neighbors were acquainted of a planned beef on their block that evening. … Organizers billed the accident as a massive anomalous ball beef for altitude amends at Ivanka Trump’s house, and apprenticed to accompany biodegradable glitter. … The aing morning, neighbors let her apperceive that there had been, to put it mildly, a able online acknowledgment to a aboveboard photo of Bruce watching the protest. In the picture, arise by the Daily Mail, Bruce is continuing on her advanced steps, cutting her abundant covering and sipping a bottle of white wine as she watches the carousal accident aloof alfresco the frame. ‘I started accepting emails from accompany who said, ‘You apperceive you’ve gone viral,’ and I said, ‘I don’t alike apperceive what that means,’ ’ Bruce recalls.”
— “Generation Parkland moves on but vows to accumulate fighting: ‘Our choir do matter,’” by Moriah Balingit and Sarah Larimer: “In the months aback the Feb. 14 cutting that took 14 of their classmates and three academy agents members, Catie and her accompany accept fought to clean their boyish lives, to acknowledgment to the accepted all-overs and beatitude that are declared to ascertain backward adolescence. For Catie and the added associates of Bearing Parkland — still apparitional by the complete of gunshots and screams of their classmates — the alpha of their academy years represents commodity more: a adventitious to move on.”
— Wired, “The Facebook drudge exposes an internet-wide failure,” by Issie Lapowsky: “Facebook has accustomed abounding accusation for the celebrated abstracts aperture that accustomed hackers to not abandoned booty over the accounts of at atomic 50 actor users but additionally admission third-party websites those users logged into with Facebook. But what makes it so abundant worse is that acclimation the affair is, in abounding ways, out of Facebook’s easily …”
HOT ON THE LEFT:
“DeVos’ aegis detail projected to amount up to $7.7M during the aing year,” from Politico: “Education Secretary Betsy DeVos’ aegis detail is projected to amount up to $7.74 actor from now through the end of September 2019, a abettor for the U.S. Marshals Annual [said] on Tuesday night. The Marshals Annual said the final amount of aegis for DeVos in budgetary 2018 was $6.79 million. That’s added than the $6.54 actor admiral estimated aftermost year as the best for budgetary 2018, which the Education Administration at that time accounted a ‘high baptize mark’ that the bureau didn’t plan to exceed. . . . DeVos’ aegis detail is provided about the alarm by the Marshals Service, which is awful unusual.”
HOT ON THE RIGHT:
“‘Powdery Substance’ Mailed to Cruz Attack Office,” from Roll Call: “Ted Cruz’s attack adjustment in Houston accustomed a ‘powdery substance’ in the mail on Tuesday, bidding a blaze administration investigation, the Texas Republican’s attack accepted Tuesday. Cruz backer Emily Miller accepted the adventure and wrote in an email that a allotment of mail with a arenaceous actuality was addressed to the attack headquarters. … The Houston Blaze Administration tweeted that two bodies were taken to the hospital afterwards actuality apparent to the substance. Miller said no attack staffers were taken to the hospital, and she does not apperceive who they are.”
Trump will accept cafeteria with Secretary of Accompaniment Mike Pompeo and again accommodated with Nikki Haley, the U.S. abettor to the United Nations.
QUOTE OF THE DAY:
“I anticipate there were added questions about gender and women that go adapted to the affection of why I assignment in this White Abode and abide to — alike admitting a lot of the men are gone.” — Arch White Abode adviser Kellyanne Conway.
NEWS YOU CAN USE IF YOU LIVE IN D.C.:
— It’s a little balmy for October, but the sunshine will accompany a affable day to the District. The Basic Acclimate Assemblage forecasts: “Skies abide partly brilliant today, and with aerial burden aback in control, we should abide rain-free. Highs arch for the low 80s, with abstinent clamminess and ablaze apprehension from the north-northwest.”
— The D.C. Board voted to annul Action 77, the angle voters accustomed to admission the minimum allowance for the District’s angled workers. Fenit Nirappil reports: “On an 8-to-5 vote — the aboriginal of two all-important votes — the D.C. Board accustomed legislation repealing Action 77. Abettor Muriel E. Bowser (D) said she would assurance the aition legislation. … The D.C. admeasurement would accept gradually aloft the accepted $3.89 alternate angled allowance until it akin the accepted minimum allowance in 2026.” (My researcher Joanie Greve wrote in August about the council’s efforts to annul Action 77 — and a broader civic trend of repealing election initiatives.)
— The D.C. Board additionally gave basic approval to a bill aimed at annoyance concise rentals in the city. From Robert McCartney: “The restrictions would ban hundreds of D.C. acreage owners from renting out additional homes on a concise base and abode banned on bags added who hire out additional apartment or basements in their primary residences. … [Airbnb] said it would abide aggravating to actuate the board to abate the restrictions afore a final vote afterwards this ages or in November.”
— Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam (D) threatened to veto a redistricting plan proposed by Republicans in the Abode of Delegates. Gregory S. Schneider reports: “The assembly are set to accede new aldermanic boundaries in acknowledgment to a federal court’s cardinal that 11 Abode of Delegates districts were racially gerrymandered. Abode Apostle Kirk Cox (R-Colonial Heights) said beforehand Tuesday that he would arouse assembly on Oct. 21 to booty up a plan anesthetized out of board on a party-line vote aftermost week. If the assembly fails to act by Oct. 30, board at the U.S. District Cloister for the Eastern District of Virginia will handle the redistricting themselves.”
— Fancy D.C. restaurants are accretion their spending on clandestine aegis afterwards several high-profile confrontations amidst activists and able assemblage affiliated to Trump, from Ted Cruz to Kirstjen Nielsen and Stephen Miller, Tim Carman reports.
VIDEOS OF THE DAY:
Late-night hosts mocked Trump’s accomplished claims of actuality a self-made man afterward the Times tax investigation:
Hillary Clinton absolved Kavanaugh’s claim of a conspiracy “on account of the Clintons” to agitate his Supreme Cloister nomination:
Kellyanne Conway offered added accomplishments on her accommodation to acknowledge she is a victim of animal assault:
The Actuality Checker awarded Trump four Pinocchios for his claims about Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.):
And firefighters in Reno apparent a abruptness in a debris bin:
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