With Breanne Deppisch and Joanie Greve
THE BIG IDEA: George H.W. Bush was 46 aback he became the agent to the United Nations in 1971. He served aloof beneath two years afore dispatch bottomward to become agent of the Republican Civic Board afterwards Richard Nixon’s barrage reelection. New York is a abbreviate hop from Washington, but that ambit helped accumulate Bush from acceptable assuredly attenuated by Watergate the way that abounding of his aeon were — alike admitting his branch at the RNC appropriate him to be one of Nixon’s best alive defenders as the aspersion engulfed the administration. Bush didn’t become admiral until 16 years afterwards abrogation Turtle Bay, a amplitude that included stints as the U.S. agent to China, CIA agent and carnality president.
What will Nikki Haley, who is additionally 46, be accomplishing in 2034? Sixteen years is a political eternity, but that’s the catechism of the hour afterwards her brusque advertisement Tuesday that she’ll abandon the U.N. job at the end of the year. Assuming adherence and acquiescence to Admiral Trump, Haley arise that she will not claiming him in 2020. In turn, the admiral said she’s fabricated the role “more alluring … than it was two years ago.”
It would be crazy to advertise her political approaching short. She’s the babe of immigrants, accepted with every band of the GOP, served as governor of the aboriginal accompaniment in the South to authority a presidential primary and now has adopted action experience. Haley exits with aerial positives. A Quinnipiac University poll from April activate 75 percent of Republicans and alike 55 percent of Democrats accustomed of the job she was doing. None of this bureau she’ll be president, by any means, but her brilliant actually still has a lot of allowance to rise.
Of the 29 to authority the U.N. job, alone Bush became president. Historically, the U.N. ambassadorship went to ancient statesmen types who had bootless to apprehend their presidential dreams. Anticipate Adlai Stevenson, William Scranton and Henry Cabot Lodge Jr. Added recently, others accept approved to parlay the job into bids for college office, such as Bill Richardson. Susan Rice has been flirting with arduous Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) in 2020 aback she casting the arch vote aftermost weekend to install Brett Kavanaugh on the Supreme Court.
“Most likely, Haley is pausing to accomplish some money,” observes columnist Kathleen Parker, who is based in South Carolina and has covered her career carefully for a decade. “In her statement, she appropriate an approaching acknowledgment to the clandestine sector. She and her bedmate accept accrued ample debt, according to the Cavalcade and Courier. Also, her parents’ home reportedly is in foreclosure. With her affectionate adeptness of all-embracing trade, backroom and relationships, Haley could aces her job — and name her bacon — at any of several best consulting firms. … It won’t serve her presidential aspirations able-bodied to break out of backroom for long, as Haley actually knows. Thus, the afire catechism — what’s next? — has alone one assertive answer: Whatever she wants.”
Regardless of what she does next, actuality are bristles takeaways from Haley’s accommodation to avenue the administration:
1. She’s abrogation on her acceding and with her acceptability intact. Haley is accepting out afore accepted Democratic assets in the midterms and afore appropriate admonition Bob Mueller issues a accessible abode that could prove aching to the president.
The brusque and brusque attributes of her advertisement additionally bureau Haley has “secured her associates in a atypical club — the attenuate above White House official who leaves Trump’s apogee as a political force who could affectation a abeyant blackmail to the president,” Ashley Parker and Philip Rucker abode on the advanced page.
“Rick Tyler, a Republican architect and above adviser to Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.), said that while Haley’s abandonment was awful choreographed — ‘Who gets to abandon in the Oval Office? It’s unbelievable.’ — the claiming for Haley will be how she bides her time, abnormally if Trump seeks reelection in 2020 as expected. ‘If she runs in 2024, she’ll accept to amount out how to accumulate her contour alive for the aing six years, and best politicians can’t administer that,’ Tyler said.”
2. Haley’s admission had diminished. She was able to exercise added adeptness and had college afterimage aback Rex Tillerson was secretary of state, partly because he didn’t appetite the limelight. Haley was overshadowed by the accession of Mike Pompeo at Foggy Bottom and civic aegis adviser John Bolton, who has circumscribed adeptness from the West Wing.
3. Who Trump picks to alter Haley will arresting which way U.S. adopted action is headed. The admiral told reporters on Air Force One aftermost night that he’s narrowed bottomward his best for replacing Haley to five. He said above agent civic aegis adviser Dina Powell, who spent aftermost weekend with Haley in South Carolina, is on this shortlist.
“Trump’s acclaim for the ‘glamour’ Haley brought to the job suggests that he will appetite addition with celebrity appeal,” Greg Jaffe, John Hudson and Missy Ryan report. “Bolton, meanwhile, is acceptable to advance for an brainy adolescent adventurer who will accompany him in his career-long account to obliterate all-embracing law or annihilation that constrains U.S. sovereignty. Pompeo, one of the added businesslike associates of the administration, is acceptable to favor an accessory who will adjourn to his leadership. … The abhorrence in New York and amid the added internationally absent associates of the Washington adopted action enactment is that a Bolton-style hard-liner could accomplish bogus relations at the United Nations alike worse.”
This cavalcade requires Senate confirmation, which constrains Trump. “Internally, two camps are emerging,” Josh Rogin reports. Powell “is aing to Jared Kushner, Ivanka Trump and the others sometimes referred to derisively as the ‘West Wing Democrats.’ A Goldman Sachs controlling with Accompaniment Administration experience, she would adore abutment from those who seek a added Wall Street-friendly, trade-friendly, internationalist adopted action action forward. Powell is additionally said to accept acceptable the assurance of the admiral during her time in the White House and delivered Trump some cogent wins, including the safe acknowledgment of American hostages from Egypt and the administration’s aing accord with Egypt and the Persian Gulf States. …
“Speculation about Bolton’s abeyant applicant centers on U.S. Agent to Germany Richard Grenell, a admired of pro-Trump pundits who accept already amorphous their accessible lobbying campaign. But Grenell’s acceptance for his accepted job was captivated up for months due to Senate Democrats’ apropos about his accomplished audacious behavior and aspersing animadversion he fabricated about women on Twitter. Aback he has taken up his cavalcade in Berlin, Grenell’s advancing appearance has angered his German hosts. … Grenell’s acceptance action would be bent and slow. If Democrats somehow booty ascendancy of the Senate, it would be impossible. That’s acceptable why Trump threw algid baptize on the abstraction Tuesday afternoon, saying, ‘He’s accomplishing so able-bodied in Germany. … Rather accumulate Ric breadth he is.’
“Replacing Haley is the assiduity of a attack amid Bolton and factions aggressive to his casting of bourgeois adopted policy,” an administering official told Rogin. “If Trump chooses addition added in the casting of Haley or Bolton himself, it’s a big win for Bolton. Addition like Dina Powell bureau added armament are reasserting their ascendancy of cadre for the aing two years.”
Ben White, who covers Wall Street for Politico, cites “two bodies accustomed with the matter” to abode that Powell is “the top candidate.” Trump, of course, generally changes his mind.
4. “When it comes to absolute changes in U.S. adopted policy, the aberration may be added in the appearance than the substance,” Adam Taylor writes in the WorldViews newsletter. “[Haley] a adjoin some administering policies, such as a contempo abridgement in the cardinal of refugees resettled in the United States, and took a harder accessible attitude on Russia than her boss. … [But] she alone accurate abounding of his added arguable adopted action moves, including acquainted Jerusalem as the basal of Israel and affective the U.S. Embassy there from Tel Aviv and abandoning the United States from the U.N. Animal Rights Council. She additionally accurate Trump’s advance to cut U.S. allotment to countries afraid to abutment American adopted action and took a adamantine band on foes such as Iran and Venezuela . . . Her critics will not bethink her as an ‘adult in the room’ but as an enabler of Trump’s frequently barbarous adopted goals.”
5. With the abandonment of an Indian American woman, the arch ranks of the administering will amore alike beneath women and ancestral minorities. “Haley’s abandonment leaves aloof four ancestral or indigenous minorities amid the 23 Cabinet-level jobs. One, Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao, is amid the bristles women larboard in those positions,” David Nakamura reports. “In Trump’s Cabinet, the alone actual minorities are Chao, Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson, Labor Secretary Alex Acosta and Bloom and Animal Casework Secretary Alex Azar, whose ancestor is from Lebanon. Central the West Wing, the alone indigenous boyhood amid Trump’s arch agents is aldermanic diplomacy agent Shahira Knight, who emigrated from Egypt as a child.”
Haley’s abandonment prompted a admonishment from Omarosa Manigault Newman, an African American woman who was accursed from a baronial White House position aftermost December:
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WHILE YOU WERE SLEEPING:
— Blow Michael, now a Category 4 storm with 140-mph winds, could become the best acute blow to anytime bang the Florida Panhandle. Jason Samenow reports: “[The storm] is predicted to accomplish landfall this afternoon [as a Category 4 hurricane], an accident that has never happened in annal dating to 1851. As the storm agitated Tuesday evening, forecasters on Twitter declared animosity of amore and dread. ‘Hurricanes that accent abrupt aloof afore extensive acreage are the affliction daydream of forecasters and emergency managers,’ tweeted Bob Henson, a astrologer and announcer for Acclimate Underground. Both Florida’s Panhandle, from Pensacola to Apalachicola, and its Big Bend breadth are anticipation to be hardest hit. Baptize levels had already amorphous to acceleration Tuesday and the storm is assertive to advance aground a ‘life-threatening’ billow of ocean baptize that could deluge added than 325 afar of coastline.”
— Florida, Alabama and Georgia’s governors accept declared states of emergency. Luz Lazo and Mark Berman report: “[P]eople in the storm’s aisle abrupt to assemblage sandbags, ample gas tanks and banal up on bottled baptize in the final hours afore the accession of a arrangement abounding said took them by surprise. The looming storm … set off a flurry of aborticide orders and canceled flights forth Florida’s Gulf Coast. Shelters opened and schools shuttered, in some cases for the blow of the week.” Actuality is a city-by-city forecast. The Cavalcade has removed commodity banned on nonsubscribers for our Blow Michael coverage.
— The Rosenstein adventure continues: “Soon afterwards Agent Advocate Accepted Rod J. Rosenstein appropriate application a eavesdrop to almanac Admiral Trump’s communications, then-acting FBI agent Andrew McCabe went to the bureau’s top advocate gluttonous admonition on what he had aloof heard,” Matt Zapotosky, Devlin Barrett, Josh Dawsey and Ellen Nakashima report. “Rosenstein, McCabe told the lawyer, basal to furtively almanac the admiral to advice analyze whether Trump had blocked justice. How, McCabe asked, should the FBI acknowledge to the alien proposition? The lawyer, James Baker, absolved the idea, according to bodies accustomed with the adventure … But importantly, Baker told aldermanic board aftermost anniversary that the agent advocate general’s advancement was presented to him by arch FBI admiral as actuality austere — adopting questions about Rosenstein’s assertions to the adverse …
“This week, Rosenstein is appointed to allocution to aldermanic board about the 2017 episode, which about amount him his job afterwards it was arise in annual accounts aftermost month. The high-stakes annual with some of the president’s aing Republican allies could afresh put the agent advocate accepted in the hot seat, abnormally if those assembly leave the annual agnostic of Rosenstein’s affidavit and advertisement their apropos to the president. … Negotiations were advancing Tuesday night about the time and ambit of his Thursday interview.”
GET SMART FAST:
WHERE IS JAMAL?
— Afore the dematerialization aftermost anniversary of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, a contributor to The Post’s All-around Opinions section, U.S. intelligence intercepted communications from Saudi admiral discussing affairs to abduction him. Loveday Morris, Souad Mekhennet and Kareem Fahim report: “The Saudis basal to allurement Khashoggi aback to Saudi Arabia and lay easily on him there, [one] actuality said. It was not bright whether the Saudis advised to arrest and catechize Khashoggi or to annihilate him, or if the United States warned Khashoggi that he was a target, this actuality said.”
The men doubtable of actuality circuitous in Khashoggi’s disappearance arise to accept lain in delay for him: “As [Khashoggi] able to admission the Saudi admiral in Istanbul on Oct. 2, a band of men from Saudi Arabia who board doubtable played a role in his dematerialization was accessible and in place. They had accustomed from Riyadh, the Saudi capital, aboriginal that morning and arrested in at two international hotels in Istanbul before driving to the consulate . . . By the end of the day, a 15-member Saudi aggregation had conducted its business and larboard the country, abandonment on planes apprenticed for Cairo and Dubai, according to flight annal and the bodies accustomed with the investigation. . . . According to flight records, two a endemic planes flying from Riyadh accustomed in Istanbul on Oct. 2, one afore aurora and the added in the backward afternoon . . .
“Turkish officials, who are analytical the squad’s movements, accept now advertisement their assay to analyze what happened at the abode of the Saudi delegate general, Mohammed al-Otaibi, amid 500 yards from the consulate. A photograph taken from a Turkish badge closed-circuit television camera alfresco the abode and acquired by The Washington Cavalcade shows a Mercedes Vito van with brave windows that aegis admiral say transported some of those men from the admiral to the abode about two hours afterwards Khashoggi entered the consulate.”
— One arch official told the New York Times that Turkish board assured that Khashoggi was assassinated central the admiral on orders from the “highest” levels of the aristocratic court. David D. Kirkpatrick and Carlotta Gall report: “The official declared a quick and circuitous operation in which Mr. Khashoggi was asleep aural two hours of his accession at the admiral by a aggregation of Saudi agents, who access his anatomy with a cartilage saw they brought for the purpose. The aegis enactment assured that Mr. Khashoggi’s killing was directed from the top because alone the best arch Saudi leaders could adjustment an operation of such calibration and complication … Turkey has now articular the roles that best or all of [the 15 agents] captivated in the Saudi government or aegis casework . . . One was an dissection expert, allegedly there to advice amputate the body.”
— Turkish authorities say Saudi admiral bound removed security-camera footage from the admiral and gave their Turkish advisers the day off on Oct. 2. (The Guardian)
— Adept burden from the blow of the West connected to arise — with able statements from the United Nations, the European Union and a host of added apple leaders:
— Trump’s accent remained conspicuously aerial in comparison. On Tuesday, he told reporters that he would be talking to the Saudi government “soon,” adding: “I apperceive nothing” added than what had been about reported.
— In an op-ed for The Post, Khashoggi’s fiancee called on Trump to advice afford ablaze on his disappearance. Hatice Cengiz writes: “I additionally appetite Saudi Arabia, abnormally King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, to appearance the aforementioned affiliated of acuteness and absolution CCTV footage from the consulate. Although this adventure could potentially ammunition a political crisis amid the two nations, let us not lose afterimage of the animal aspect of what happened. Jamal is a admired person, an admirable thinker and a adventuresome man who has been affronted for his principles. I don’t apperceive how I can accumulate alive if he was abducted or asleep in Turkey.”
— The agent of the Senate Adopted Relations Committee, Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), bidding annoyance with official explanations offered by the Saudis:
— A annual from The Post’s publisher:
— “Trump hardly waits for the facts afore apprehension judgment. But aback it comes to the dematerialization of [Khashoggi], Trump has been abnormally reticent,” Dana Milbank writes in a column. “Does Trump actually apperceive nothing? Or does he not appetite to know? If what Turkish admiral told their U.S. counterparts is accurate — that the anatomy of Khashoggi, a Saudi government critic, was dismembered, removed from the admiral in boxes and aureate out of the country in pieces — it would appearance that Trump is actuality played for a fool by a Saudi administering he has lavished with affection.”
— “If Jamal was murdered, it sends chills bottomward the aback of every activist, announcer and agitator about the world,” adds Asli Aydintasbas. “There are affluence of regimes that repress chargeless accent . . . But alike backbreaking regimes rarely ambition journalists alfresco of their borders. Agitator Turks accept acquainted safe abundant to abode from Europe; Russians can aftermath websites from Estonia or France; abounding Syrians adopt Istanbul as their new base. But the Khashoggi case could accredit a new affiliated of absolute exhausted that would baffle the basal bounds of all-embracing law and order. … One Turkish official a told me that the new Saudi administering is emdened to cull this on Turkish clay on the backbone of their aing relations with the Trump administration. I activate it adamantine to disagree.”
THE NEW WORLD ORDER:
— Trump said his additional acme with Kim Jong Un would action afterwards the midterms. Felicia Sonmez reports: “‘I aloof can’t leave now,’ Trump told reporters aboard Air Force One, adage his animated campaign-trail calendar has larboard him too alive to adjust a meeting. … Beforehand Tuesday . . . Trump said that his agents is attractive at ‘three or four locations’ for the summit. He additionally predicted that North Korea ‘is action to be a actual acknowledged country.’ … Asked Tuesday about the abeyant area for a additional summit, Trump said he was accessible to affair in North Korea or in the United States — including at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago Club in Palm Beach, Fla.”
— The wife of the above arch of Interpol said she accustomed a aggressive fizz alarm anon afterwards her bedmate aished in China. “You listen, but you don’t speak,” the addition said. “We’ve arise in two assignment teams, two assignment teams aloof for you.” The alarm prompted authorities to abode Grace Meng beneath badge protection. (AP)
— A above U.S. telecommunications aggregation has apparent afraid Chinese accouterments in its network. Bloomberg News’s Jordan Robertson and Michael Riley report: “[A] aegis expert, Yossi Appleboum, provided documents, assay and added affirmation of the analysis afterward the advertisement of an analytic abode in Bloomberg Businessweek that abundant how China’s intelligence casework had ordered subcontractors to bulb awful chips in Supermicro server motherboards over a two-year aeon catastrophe in 2015. … Bloomberg is not anecdotic the aggregation due to Appleboum’s nondisclosure acceding with the client.”
— Ford is now planning layoffs in allotment due to Trump’s ascent barter war with China. NBC News’s Paul A. Eisenstein reports: “[A] contempo abode by Morgan Stanley estimates ‘a all-around headcount abridgement of about 12 percent,’ or 24,000 of Ford’s 202,000 workers worldwide. … The accommodation is allotment of Ford’s $25.5 billion about-face plan, which includes slashing $6 billion in bigger basal efficiencies. … Ford has already warned that [Trump’s] auto tariffs accept impacted the aggregation to the tune of $1 billion, and the president’s barter behavior corruption to comedy calamity with Ford’s advancing reorganization.”
— The offices of the Kremlin-linked broadcast acreage in St. Petersburg that served as a hub for Russia’s 2016 bamboozlement advance were set on blaze in an arson attack. (The Hill)
— The additional GRU accessible accused of contagion an ex-spy and his babe in Salisbury beforehand this year has been articular as Alexander Mishkin — a built-in of the baby Russian apple of Loyga. Previously, he was articular alone by his alias, Alexander Petrov. (BBC)
— Bulgarian authorities accept articular a doubtable in the abduction and annihilation of announcer Viktoria Marinova. James McAuley reports: “Authorities are now saying, however, that the motive was acceptable animal assault, not an advance on a journalist, although the assay is ongoing. The doubtable was bedfast in Germany and has aback been answerable him with abduction and murder. Marinova, 30, was attacked on Saturday as she was jogging in a esplanade in Ruse, a baby burghal in northeastern Bulgaria. Her able character as a host on TVN, a bounded television program, focused on analytic journalism and anon stoked fears about retributions adjoin journalists advertisement bribery schemes, abnormally in Eastern Europe.”
KAVANAUGH ON THE COURT:
— Protesters aggregate alfresco the Supreme Cloister to accost the newly sworn-in Amends Brett Kavanaugh for his aboriginal day on the job — but business inside the courthouse connected as usual. Robert Barnes, Ann E. Marimow and Marissa J. Lang report: “The court’s abhorrence of disruption was not accomplished in two hours of articulate arguments, and Kavanaugh was an alive actor in his aboriginal sitting with his new colleagues. [Chief Amends John Roberts] noted Kavanaugh’s arrival. ‘Justice Kavanaugh, we ambition you a connected and blessed career in our accepted calling,’ Roberts said, reciting the accepted acceptable for a new justice. And from there, the cloister plunged into three cases that declared on them to analyze the Armed Career Bent Act, anesthetized by Congress in 1984, and advised to get bodies with a history of abandon off the streets by acceptable bastille terms. . . . Kavanaugh asked about a dozen questions in the advance of the two arguments, although he abhorred the kinds of hypotheticals — one was, does a car in which a abandoned actuality lives accredit as a dwelling? — his colleagues asked. Wearing the aforementioned atramentous bathrobe he wore on the U.S. Cloister of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, Kavanaugh, 53, seemed at affluence from his armchair at the far end of the bench, breadth by attitude the newest amends sits.”
— Senate Judiciary Board Agent Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) said he would not booty up a Supreme Cloister choice in 2020, actualization to belie Mitch McConnell. “If I’m chairman, they won’t booty it up,” Grassley said in an annual with Fox News’s Martha MacCallum. “No, because I apprenticed that in 2016, that if the ball’s the aforementioned as it is. Now, if somebody abroad is the agent of the committee, they’ll accept to adjudge for themselves. But that’s a accommodation I fabricated a connected time ago.” (Felicia Sonmez)
— FBI Agent Christopher Wray will acceptable face questions over the bureau’s Kavanaugh assay aback he testifies afore the Senate today. Devlin Barrett and Karoun Demirjian report: “Wray is appointed to arise alongside Homeland Aegis Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen at a audition about aegis threats captivated by the Senate Homeland Aegis and Governmental Diplomacy Committee.”
— Trump’s cheep alleging that anti-Kavanaugh protesters were affronted because they had not been paid allegedly stemmed from the admiral not compassionate that a Fox Annual bedfellow was authoritative a antic — not actuality serious. From Avi Selk: “The biographer Asra Nomani was access assimilate ‘Fox & Friends’ to allocution about assorted advanced organizations she says helped adapt some of the Kavanaugh protests. (Though she didn’t acknowledgment it, bourgeois groups do this as well; see the Obamacare protests a few years ago.) ‘It’s not the alone protesters who are accepting the money,’ Nomani explained. But she additionally said: ‘People accept beatific me lots of letters that they’re cat-and-mouse for their check.’ In case it wasn’t clear, Nomani afterwards told Mediaite her closing acknowledgment was sarcasm. And yet aural the hour, Trump echoed it with no irony adumbrated (and would echo the adventure at a assemblage in Iowa on Tuesday night).”
— A Fox Annual analyst, Andrew Napolitano, criticized Trump for claiming Kavanaugh was “caught up in a hoax that was set up by the Democrats.” “I candidly ambition that the admiral and his bodies would get accomplished that,” the retired adjudicator said. “The Supreme Cloister does not accept an army to accomplish its rulings; its rulings depend aloft the bookish angary of the abode in which the rulings are accustomed from whom they are given. So they actually accept some assignment to do to application up the capacity that abide in the accessible mind.” (Lindsey Bever and Kristine Phillips)
— While the Kavanaugh action has actually ginned up the Republican abject in key red states, new CNN-SSRS polling indicates those best agog to vote in the midterms are added acceptable to appearance the new amends negatively. From Philip Bump: “Disapproval of Trump is college amid those who are added agog to vote, as is action to Kavanaugh’s confirmation. Alike starker is the aberration in opinions of Kavanaugh personally. Those best agog about voting are abundant added abrogating on Kavanaugh than those not actual agog about voting aing month.”
Democrats abide to adore a double-digit advantage on the all-encompassing election question, according to the CNN poll (54 percent to 41 percent): “This is the widest allowance of abutment for Democrats in a midterm aeon aback 2006, aback at this point, the affair captivated a whopping 21-point advance over Republicans amid acceptable voters. … This year, Democrats’ action about their aldermanic vote has added and 62% now say they’re acutely or actual agog to vote, up seven believability aback September amid Democrats and Democratic-leaning independents. Amid Republicans and Republican aptitude independents, action has remained almost steady, action from 50% in September to 52% in the best contempo poll.”
— Sen. Heidi Heitkamp (D-N.D.) told CNN that she was fully able to vote for Kavanaugh — and instructed her agents to abstract a annual analogue her abutment — until she watched his anatomy accent during his hearing. Kristine Phillips reports: “Heitkamp said she listened to Kavanaugh’s barter with Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.), who asked the adjudicator whether he had anytime been blackout drunk. Kavanaugh threw the catechism back, saying, ‘I don’t know. Accept you?’ to the senator, who had aloof announced about her father’s problems with alcoholism. Heitkamp watched the audition afresh … this time with the aggregate affronted off. ‘We acquaint not alone with words, but with our anatomy accent and demeanor,’ she said. ‘I saw somebody who was actual angry, who was actual nervous. . . . I saw rage.’” His performance, she said, “changed everything.”
— Related: The Supreme Court upheld a aborigine ID law in North Dakota that could accomplish it abundant added difficult for Heitkamp to get reelected aing month. Mother Jones’s Pema Levy reports: “The Supreme Cloister on Tuesday upheld a lower-court adjustment acute voters in North Dakota to present assertive forms of identification and affidavit of their residential abode in adjustment to casting a election in aing month’s elections. A case arduous this claim on annual of the state’s ample Built-in American populations declared that the claim would bind affiliated residents, abounding of whom abridgement the able identification and do not accept residential addresses on their identification cards. … Heitkamp won her bank by beneath than 3,000 votes in 2012 with able abetment from Built-in Americans, and she is the alone statewide adopted Democrat.”
— Although Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) has admiring acute analysis from the appropriate for her Kavanaugh vote, her abutment for Arctic conduct could save her aback she’s up for reelection in 2022, Dino Grandoni writes. “Murkowski wrote a battleground allotment of legislation aperture 1.5 actor acreage of the Arctic Civic Wildlife Refuge, or ANWR, in northeastern Alaska to oil and accustomed gas drilling. With Trump’s signature at the end of aftermost year, anywhere amid 4.3 and 11.8 billion barrels of technically recoverable oil will be acceptable for extraction, according to a 1998 U.S. Geological Survey estimate. About every adopted official the accompaniment has beatific to Washington afore Murkowski over the accomplished three decades — including her own father, above agent and governor Frank Murkowski — had approved and bootless to accessible that alien littoral apparent in Alaska’s North Slope to fossil-fuel extraction.”
— Hillary Clinton criticized Trump for axis Kavanaugh’s swearing-in ceremony into a “political rally.” John Wagner reports: “’What was done aftermost night in the White House was a political rally,’ [she told CNN]. ‘It added debilitated the angel and the candor of the court, and that troubles me greatly. It saddens me because our administrative arrangement has been beheld as one of the capital pillars of our built-in government.’ … Clinton appropriate that the Kavanaugh acceptance action was a assiduity of a arrangement by Trump of abhorrence adjoin women. ‘He has insulted, attacked, abashed women throughout the campaign, actually for abounding years arch up to the campaign, and he’s connected to do that central the White House,’ she said.” Asked by a anchorman Tuesday about Clinton’s assuming of the event, Trump said: “I assumption that’s why she lost. She doesn’t get it.”
— The bigger picture: “Over time, [Kavanaugh] is accepted to accommodate a constant vote to apparatus the bourgeois movement’s acknowledged calendar in a ambit of areas breadth the Supreme Cloister has bootless to aftermath ideologically constant results, admitting Republican presidents accepting appointed 14 of 18 justices aback 1969,” the Wall Street Journal’s Jess Bravin reports. “At minimum, a five-justice majority added acute to authoritative and action costs on business should tip added outcomes adjoin industry and employers, arty college confined for workers, consumers and environmentalists . . . At the aforementioned time, the new majority is acceptable to appearance added accord for amusing conservatives afraid the assailment of gay rights and admission to contraceptives, as able-bodied as greater altruism for accompaniment initiatives to barrier the availability of abortion. What’s unclear, [legal] experts say, is whether the new majority will act in degrees or represent an alternate change in American law, affiliated to the post-1937 cloister that anchored the New Deal’s built-in accomplishments or the civil-rights anarchy [that began beneath Arch Amends Earl Warren].”
— A Navy adept accidentally became the face of #HimToo afterwards his mother tweeted an angel of him claiming he “won’t go on abandoned dates due to the accepted altitude of apocryphal animal accusations by aitionist feminists with an axe to grind.” The hashtag, originally meant to highlight macho victims of animal abuse, has been appointed to accentuate the declared adversity of men who are frequently the victims of apocryphal animal advance allegations. (In reality, alone 2 to 10 percent of such accusations are false.) The adept bound asked his mother to annul the cheep and created his own Twitter annual to analyze he supports the #MeToo movement and opposes this ache of the #HimToo cause. (Meagan Flynn)
THE IMMIGRATION WARS:
— Casual parents whose accouchement were taken from them because of Trump’s “zero tolerance” crackdown — and afresh abandoned aback to their home countries — could now lose their kids to adoption. The AP’s Garance Burke and Martha Mendoza report: “As the deportees were led off the even assimilate the mild San Salvador tarmac, an afflicted Araceli Ramos Bonilla access into tears, her face angled with pain: ‘They appetite to abduct my daughter!’ It had been 10 weeks aback Ramos had aftermost captivated her 2-year-old, Alexa. Ten weeks aback she was arrested bridge the [U.S. bound and was afar from her daughter]. What followed — one advance family’s initially acknowledged attack to win abounding aegis of Alexa — reveals what could arise to some of the infants, accouchement and adolescence taken from their families at the border.
“Federal admiral assert they are reuniting families and will abide to do so. But an [AP] assay cartoon on hundreds of cloister documents, clearing annal and interviews in the U.S. and Central America articular holes in the arrangement that acquiesce accompaniment cloister board to admission aegis of casual accouchement to American families — afterwards advice their parents. And today, with hundreds of those mothers and fathers abandoned bags of afar away, the accident has developed exponentially.”
— ICE authorities were affected to absolution hundreds of casual parents and accouchement over the accomplished anniversary due to bottleneck at Arizona apprehension facilities. Nick Miroff reports: “Yasmeen Pitts O’Keefe, a backer for ICE, said the bureau can no best conduct basal reviews of migrants’ case files and biking affairs afterwards active the accident of above court-imposed banned on how connected accouchement can be captivated in clearing jails. As a result, ICE has been bottomward off busloads of families at abbey shelters and charities, some with abate ecology bracelets, others with little added than notices to arise in court. … The U.S. Bound Convoying has arrested aerial numbers of Central American families in the three months aback [Trump] apoplectic the convenance of amid casual parents and accouchement who admission the United States illegally. Large groups of 100 or added accept been axis themselves in to agents and requesting altruistic refuge.”
— The Supreme Cloister has briefly apoplectic the degradation of Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross in a case pertaining to the citizenship catechism for the 2020 census. Reuters reports: “In a abrupt adjustment issued on Tuesday night, Amends Ruth Bader Ginsburg put the looming depositions of Ross and a top Amends Administration official, John Gore, on authority while the aerial cloister added considers the government’s appeal to absorber the admiral from questioning. A New York-based federal appeals cloister alone the government’s bid to stop the depositions beforehand on Tuesday.”
THE REST OF THE AGENDA:
— Images of acting EPA agent Andrew Wheeler’s amusing media action showed that he “liked” a racist cavalcade about the Obamas. From Eli Rosenberg: “[Wheeler] ‘liked’ a racist meme that showed Admiral Barack Obama and aboriginal adult Michelle Obama staring at a banana, ancient afterwards it was appear in January 2013, according to an angel acquaint online by HuffPost. The Obamas accept been arresting targets of those gluttonous to advance the racist trope, which has a abysmal actual affiliation to racism in the United States. In a annual provided by agent James Hewitt, Wheeler did not altercation that he had admired the cavalcade but said that he did not bethink it. Added posts unearthed by Huffpost included incidences in which Wheeler retweeted arresting bourgeois cabal theorists.”
— Trump said he basal to “look at who drew” the U.N. abode on altitude change afore extensive any conclusions. “It was accustomed to me. And I appetite to attending at who drew it. You know, which accumulation drew it. I can accord you letters that are fabulous, and I can accord you letters that aren’t so good. But I will be attractive at it, absolutely,” Trump told reporters aback asked about the report, which estimates the apple has about 12 years to acutely abate carbon emissions afore the appulse of altitude change becomes irreversible. (ABC News)
— The Amends Administration affairs to argue a awaiting accord decree the burghal of Chicago agreed to afterward badge delinquency allegations. Advocate Accepted Jeff Sessions said in a statement, “Chicago’s acceding with the ACLU in backward 2015 badly attenuate proactive policing in the burghal and kicked off conceivably the greatest billow in annihilation anytime suffered by a above American city, with homicides accretion added than 57 percent the actual aing year. Now the city’s leaders are gluttonous to admission into addition agreement. It is acute that the burghal not echo the mistakes of the accomplished — the assurance of Chicago depends on it.” In response, Ambassador Rahm Emanuel and Chicago Badge Superintendent Eddie Johnson declared Sessions’s annual “further affidavit that [Trump officials] are out of footfall with the bodies of Chicago and out of blow with reality.” (Chicago Sun-Times)
— The Education Administration is investigating whether a school policy acceptance transgender acceptance to use bathrooms that adjust with their gender character was to accusation for a girl’s declared animal assault. Moriah Balingit reports: “Alliance Defending Freedom, a bourgeois acknowledged group, filed a civilian rights complaint in June with the Education Administration adjoin Burghal Schools of Decatur, and aftermost month, the administration wrote to say it was aperture an investigation. The complaint outlines the girl’s allegations that she was ually assaulted in a girl’s bath by a ‘gender fluid’ acquaintance who was built-in male. The girl’s attorneys accept accused academy admiral of creating ‘a adverse and abominable acquirements ambiance for girls’ in corruption of Title IX, which confined bigotry in accessible schools that accept federal funding.”
— Trump declared Democrats as “too alarming to govern” in his Iowa accent aftermost night. Philip Rucker and Felicia Sonmez report: “Democrats, the admiral thundered to an amphitheatre army of almost 9,000, are ‘radical,’ ‘unhinged’ and ‘dim’ — an ‘angry left-wing mob’ that would abort people’s businesses, accommodate altar to arduous immigrant gangs and attempt the nation into ‘poverty’ and ‘chaos.’ ‘The Democrats accept become too extreme, and they’ve become, frankly, too alarming to govern,’ Trump said. ‘They’ve gone wacko!’ For a admiral who campaigned on and is administering with capacity of affliction and fear, the account corrective Tuesday night in Council Bluffs was abnormally dark. …
“Trump’s 76-minute stemwinder afore a roaring army of Iowans and Nebraskans in this bound boondocks forth the Missouri River was a examination not alone of his advance assault over the aing 28 days, but additionally of his own reelection advance that will activate in ardent anon afterwards the midterms. The admiral charged, for instance, that Fred Hubbell, the Democrat arduous Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds (R), intends to ‘massively accession your taxes,’ ‘take abroad your ethanol’ and ‘devastate your farms and businesses.’ Hubbell has said he supports booze development admitting has criticized Trump’s ‘devastating barter war.’ … Trump singled out Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) for accurate disdain. Democrats, he said, ‘have gone so far larboard that they accede ‘Pocahontas’ a rational person. No, it’s crazy! Elizabeth Warren. Oh, I achievement she runs.’ ‘We can assuredly get bottomward to the actuality as to whether or not she has Indian blood,’ Trump continued, adding, in a biting tone, that ‘her mother says she has aerial cheekbones.’”
— The admiral wrote a USA Today op-ed invoking analogously acute accent about “Medicare for All”: “The Democrats’ plan bureau that afterwards a activity of adamantine assignment and sacrifice, seniors would no best be able to depend on the allowances they were promised. By eliminating Medicare as a affairs for seniors, and outlawing the adeptness of Americans to accept in clandestine and employer-based plans, the Democratic plan would accordingly advance to the massive administration of bloom care. … The accuracy is that the centrist Democratic Affair is dead. The new Democrats are aitionist socialists who appetite to archetypal America’s abridgement afterwards Venezuela. If Democrats win ascendancy of Congress this November, we will arise alarmingly afterpiece to socialism in America. Government-run bloom affliction is aloof the beginning.”
— There’s been a fasten in aborigine registration, abundantly amid bodies amid the ages of 18 and 29, over the accomplished few days. Some accustomed Taylor Swift’s Instagram post. Others acclaimed that there’s usually a billow aloof afore aborigine allotment deadlines in abounding states. (Amy B Wang)
— Politico’s latest chase ratings appearance the Republican House majority continuing to appearance signs of collapse. Politico’s Steven Shepard reports: “A absolute of 68 seats currently captivated by Republicans are durably in comedy — rated as ‘Lean Republican’ or worse for the GOP — presenting a abrupt adverse to the Democratic side, breadth alone a half-dozen Democratic seats are in agnate jeopardy. . . . With a ages to go until Election Day, there are now 209 seats either durably or aptitude in the Democratic cavalcade — alone nine shy of the 218 the affair needs to wrest abroad ascendancy of the alcove — according to the latest amend . . .
“Democratic candidates are [also] bigger positioned over the final weeks of the campaign, acknowledgment to record-breaking fundraising beforehand this year. Rep. Ben Ray Luján (D-N.M.), agent of the [DCCC], said aftermost week that 60 House Democratic candidates will abode adopting added than $1 actor from July through September — a amazing cardinal — with 30 adopting added than $2 million.”
— “Beto O’Rourke May Benefit From an Unlikely Abutment Group: White Evangelical Women,” by the New York Times’s Elizabeth Dias: “After abbey on a contempo Sunday, Emily Mooney smiled as she told her girlfriends about her accessible act of rebellion. She had slapped a ‘Beto for Senate’ sticker on her S.U.V. and apprenticed it to her family’s evangelical church. … Listening to Ms. Mooney’s story, the four added evangelical moms [began] to fizz with excitement. All of them go to analogously bourgeois churches in Dallas. All are longtime Republican voters … But this November, they accept all absitively to vote for Mr. O’Rourke, the Democratic cipher who is on the advanced band of aggravating to alter backroom in deep-red Texas. To Democrats nationwide, who accept abundantly accounting off white evangelical voters, [those like Mooney send] a arresting — not aloof for the midterms but additionally for the 2020 presidential advance — that there are female, religious voters who are accessible to some of their party’s candidates. ‘I affliction as abundant about babies at the bound as I do about babies in the womb,’ said Tess Clarke, one of Ms. Mooney’s friends[.]” “I accumulate action aback to who Jesus was aback he absolved on earth,” she said. “This is about adjacency to bodies in pain.”
— A new NBC News-Marist poll activate Nevada’s Senate and gubernatorial challenge around tied, addition abstracts point that challenges the D.C. accepted wisdom. From NBC News’s Mark Murray: “In the Senate chase — one of the Democrats’ best analeptic opportunities in their bid to win ascendancy of that alcove — bounden Republican Sen. Dean Heller gets abutment from 46 percent of acceptable voters, while Democratic amateur Jacky Rosen gets 44 percent. … [That’s] aural the poll’s allowance of absurdity of plus-minus 5.5 allotment believability for acceptable voters. … In the gubernatorial contest, Republican Adam Laxalt gets abutment from 46 percent of acceptable voters, compared with 45 percent for Democrat Steve Sisolak.”
— A new Post-U-Md. poll shows Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan arch Democrat Ben Jealous by 20 points. Erin Cox, Emily Guskin and Ovetta Wiggins report: “Likely voters in Maryland abutment Hogan by a 20-point margin, 58 percent to 38 percent. Aloof 5 percent accept not acclimatized on a candidate. In a accompaniment breadth Democrats outnumber Republicans by added than 2 to 1, Hogan appears to accept accumulated a affiliation that cuts into the Democratic base, able-bodied advanced of Jealous in bellwether Baltimore County and active competitively in heavily Democratic Montgomery. Jealous leads Hogan in alone one of Maryland’s above geographic blocs — Prince George’s County.”
— As Leslie Cockburn (D) and Denver Riggleman (R) vie to alter backward Rep. Thomas Garrett in Virginia’s 5th District, they spent a agitation arguing over a decidedly abnormal topic: who has added believability on Afghanistan. Laura Vozzella reports: “[Cockburn says she has added believability since] … she was on the arena there as a announcer while he, an Air Force intelligence officer, planned bombing raids over the country from a abroad island. ‘I covered three altered wars in Afghanistan,’ Cockburn said [at the debate]. ‘I covered the mujahideen war. I was in Kabul aback the Taliban came in. And I was there during the American war. I will say, talking about the planned bombing raids appropriate at the alpha of the war, Denver was not in Afghanistan. He was … 3,000 afar abroad ….’ [And Riggleman] said that as arch of intelligence for the 34th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron, he planned the aboriginal bombing raids over Afghanistan afterwards 9/11 from Diego Garcia, a British island in the Indian Ocean. Cockburn asserted that an Air Force general, not Riggleman, did the planning — and that the raids absent their targets. Her animadversion drew actual pushback from Riggleman and Republican allies.”
— A Tennessee artery convoying trooper assigned to the aegis aggregation absorption both gubernatorial candidates was removed from his cavalcade afterwards he appear advice about one campaign’s calendar to the other. The Tennessean’s Natalie Allison reports: “After acquirements about a [campaign stop for Democrat Karl Dean that Republican Bill Lee’s campaign] accepted to be allotment of a “Muslim event,” according to Tennessee Artery Convoying memos[,] the Lee advance reportedly asked addition trooper whether his agents could access a photo of Dean in a mosque. The Sept. 7 accident in catechism was a accommodated and accost at a falafel restaurant in Knoxville, and not a religious gathering.”
SOCIAL MEDIA SPEED READ:
Michael Bloomberg has re-registered with the Democratic Party:
A Cook Political Abode editor analyzed contempo midterm polls:
A above advocate accepted criticized the Supreme Court’s accommodation on a North Dakota voting law:
A above federal prosecutor replied to Trump amphibian his babe for the U.N. agent job:
The aboriginal babe bound punctured the balloon balloon:
Chuck Grassley was aghast to see Haley go:
A above CIA agent and common Trump antagonist already afresh criticized the admiral in acrid terms:
An LA Times anchorman aggregate this from Trump’s rally:
Democrat Jason Kander, who afresh alone out of the Kansas Burghal mayoral chase to abode his PTSD, thanked anybody for the able-bodied wishes:
The CEO of a Democratic abstracts aing drew absorption to aborigine allotment in Georgia, the armpit of a carefully watched gubernatorial race:
The president’s son continues to hit the advance trail:
Ohio columnist Connie Schultz reflected on Taylor Swift’s political endorsement:
A abusive website arise on voters’ fears branch into the midterms:
— NBC News, “A Catholic association acclimated dreams of a medieval activity and apostasy to benedict adolescent victims of abuse,” by Corky Siemaszko: “On Dec. 18, 2001, a atrocious North Carolina dad wrote a letter to the Vatican allurement the leaders of the Roman Catholic Abbey to conduct a accumulation of priests at a Pennsylvania boys’ boarding academy who he said took turns ually abusing his boyish son. The priests were associates of an alignment declared the Association of Saint John, the ancestor wrote … The association is a decidedly air-conditioned archetype of priests with red flags in their backgrounds who were accustomed to accomplish in aing adjacency to the best accessible abbey associates with little oversight.”
— “The action in your ear buds: The bros of political podcasting and their adventure to reinvent punditry,” by Dan Zak: “Of the Crooked Media guys, Ben Shapiro says: ‘I disagree with aggregate they say, but I anticipate they’re acceptable at what they do.’ Told that a visiting announcer is seeing Shapiro first, Tommy Vietor says: ‘Please acquaint Baby Steve Bannon I say hello.’ Their operations, methods and goals are different, and yet both accept leveraged podcasting into alcove stardom, acceptable able brands, with franchises and spinoffs and accumulated sponsors … Now, both Crooked and Shapiro are accretion above their new-media platforms into the enactment apple of television, with the ambition of influencing the midterm elections.”
HOT ON THE LEFT:
“A additional Michigan adviser withheld a advocacy letter from apprentice headed to Israel,” from Isaac Stanley-Becker: “An adviser at the University of Michigan went aback on her charge aftermost week to accommodate a letter of advocacy for a apprentice afterwards acquirements that the undergraduate’s destination for a study-abroad affairs was Israel — in a ahead unreported adventure that is the second such case on the Ann Arbor, Mich., campus in the accomplished month. The incidents betrayal affronted questions about chargeless accent and the role of academics as colleges and universities become battlegrounds in the movement accepted as BDS — for boycott, denial and sanctions. . . . BDS seeks the end of Israeli activity of ‘all Arab lands.’”
HOT ON THE RIGHT:
“De Blasio blames gym rules for abstention abandoned activist,” from the New York Post: “Mayor Bill de Blasio is blaming his Brooklyn gym’s rules for why he abruptly assured a conditioning affair afterwards actuality confronted by a abandoned activist. ‘There is an absolute rule: You are not accustomed to blur in the place,’ de Blasio told NY1 Monday night, apropos to his Friday appointment with Nathylin Flowers Adesegun, 72, at the Prospect Esplanade Y. ‘So if addition starts filming, I am not action to appoint them.’ However, de Blasio said he would accept chatted with the arch and approved putting her in acquaintance with the ‘right person’ at Burghal Hall if she and associates of her grassroots accumulation weren’t filming the conversation. He said he consistently interacts with added capacity who access him at the gym — provided they don’t try recording it.”
Trump will accommodated with the Homeland Aegis secretary and the FEMA agent afore accepting cafeteria with Jim Mattis. He has a bill-signing commemoration this afternoon and will afresh biking to Erie, Pa., for a roundtable with supporters and a advance rally.
QUOTE OF THE DAY:
“I actually anguish that addition is action to be asleep and that those who are ratcheting up the chat . . . they accept to apprehend that they buck some albatross if this elevates to violence.” — Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) on the political climate. (The Hill)
NEWS YOU CAN USE IF YOU LIVE IN D.C.:
— It will be addition balmy and boiling day in the District. The Basal Acclimate Gang forecasts: “Once again, onshore breeze bureau low clouds and fog this morning gradually accord way to partly brilliant skies by afternoon. Ablaze apprehension from the south lock the boiling air in place, with afternoon highs in the low 80s.”
— A government computer able testified that Daron Wint used Google to search “How to exhausted a lie detector test” and “10 cover cities for fugitives” anon afterwards he allegedly asleep the Savopoulos ancestors and their housekeeper. Keith L. Alexander reports: “Federal prosecutors in the Commune declared the computer able to the angle Tuesday as they neared the end of their case, afterward affidavit presented over bristles weeks. The expert, John Marsh, said he advised Wint’s fizz in the canicule afterwards the May 14, 2015, killings. He testified that the fizz was additionally acclimated for a Google chase on ‘5 countries with no U.S. displacement treaty’ as able-bodied to alarm up a Wikipedia access on ‘extradition laws in the U.S.’”
— Bristles D.C. Council associates proposed a bill that would accomplish the Commune absolutely codicillary on renewable sources of activity by 2032. From Peter Jamison: “The bill — which would additionally enhance the city’s blooming architecture standards and accredit the ambassador to admission bounded agreements with Virginia and Maryland to cut greenhouse gas emissions — comes at a moment of all-embracing reckoning with the botheration of altitude change.”
— Metro’s accepted administrator said he would not adduce book increases or added account cuts for the advancing budgetary year. Metro usually considers book increases every two years, and the aftermost book access occurred in 2017 alongside account cuts. (Faiz Siddiqui)
VIDEOS OF THE DAY:
Jimmy Fallon absurd the conversations Trump will accept with Kanye West at the White House:
Trevor Noah aggregate attorneys sketches from Kavanaugh’s aboriginal day at the Supreme Court:
An MSNBC anchorman batten to adolescent voters afore the midterms:
The government of Myanmar is blame its own adventure about the animality of Rohingya Muslims:
And a video assuming an abnormal obstacle advance went viral:
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