THE BIG IDEA:
With Breanne Deppisch and Joanie Greve
PORTSMOUTH, N.H. — Stefany Shaheen knows bigger than to go aperture animadversion during a New England Patriots game.
Long afore Tom Brady quarterbacked the Patriots to eight Super Bowl appearances, she abstruse that it’s a bad abstraction to arena people’s doorbells and ask for their votes aback the admired NFL authorization is playing. It adeptness akin backfire. That’s the array of acumen you aces up aback your mother is Jeanne Shaheen, New Hampshire’s arch agent and a three-term governor afore that.
So aback her acceptable acquaintance Chris Pappas, a applicant for Congress, came actuality on Sunday afternoon during the division opener, Stefany Shaheen — a aloft affiliate of the Portsmouth Burghal Lath herself — told him to absorb those hours advance at a coffee house, a restaurant and about the boondocks square. That way, he wouldn’t bother anyone who capital to watch the game.
Just bottomward the road, his capital adversary Maura Sullivan — a aloft Abyssal captain who confused to New Hampshire afterwards alive in the Pentagon during the Obama administering — went aperture animadversion during the game. An absorbing accumulation of 75 volunteers aggregate in a supporter’s blooming backyard bisected an hour afterwards alpha to watch Rep. Seth Moulton (D-Mass.) for the first-time candidate. “She’s a adept in the year of the veteran,” said Moulton. “She’s a woman in the year of the woman.” Afresh acreage staffers handed out 34 clipboards, and the army broadcast to three adjoining towns — audacious by the game.
Pappas and Sullivan are the two bright front-runners action into Tuesday’s Democratic primary to adapt the backward Rep. Carol Shea-Porter (D). Both are 38, acceptable degrees from Harvard and accept agnate positions on absolute action issues. But the claiming of personalities is dramatic, and the chase has angry abrogating in the home stretch. They additionally adapt on whether Abode Democrats should accumulate Nancy Pelosi.
It’s a applicable coda to the 2018 primary season, which kicked off six months ago in Texas, and assuredly wraps up this ceremony with New Hampshire on Tuesday, Rhode Island on Wednesday and New York on Thursday. Because the action is on the ancillary of the Democrats, whoever wins the primary will acceptable go to Congress aing year. Moreover, the best voters accomplish actuality on Tuesday could action aboriginal hints of what affectionate of presidential applicant will book best in the state’s first-in-the-nation primary, which is aloof 15 months away.
Essentially every adopted Democrat in the Granite Accompaniment has accustomed Pappas, except Shea-Porter — who is advance for her aloft arch of agents in the 11-way race.
He is one of bristles associates of the New Hampshire Controlling Council, a fourth annex of accompaniment government that’s as able as the legislature. It functions like a lath of admiral and charge vote to accept all spending. His ancestors additionally owns the Puritan Backroom, a Maner booth that sells the best craven fingers in the accompaniment and has connected been a must-visit for presidential aspirants from both parties. (The all-overs are delicious, as well.)
Pappas spent Saturday with inferior Sen. Maggie Hassan, Sunday morning with Jeanne Shaheen in Maner and he’ll hit the hustings with aloft governor John Lynch on Monday.
Sullivan, though, has decidedly outraised Pappas. She’s brought in about $2 million, added than 90 percent of it from out-of-state donors. This has accustomed her to outspend anybody abroad on television ads. She’s additionally accepting aing air abutment from civic groups like Emily’s Account and VoteVets. Aloft Navy secretary Ray Mabus additionally flew up to admonition on Friday.
She’s attempted to use Pappas’s baddest endorsements adjoin him. Sullivan tells voters that her adherence won’t be to affair leaders but to the people. “Look, there were associates of the Democratic enactment who told me not to run,” she said in an account on a supporter’s porch. “First of all, that’s not democracy. And I anticipate women beyond our country are absolutely annoyed of actuality told to delay their turn.”
— Best civic advantage of this claiming has focused on Bernie Sanders’s son, Levi Sanders, who is one of 11 candidates on the ballot. But he’s a nonfactor on the ground. The Vermont senator, who defeated Hillary Clinton by 22 credibility in the Granite State’s 2016 primary, has beneath to endorse or contrarily admonition him. Levi, who lives alfresco the district, has acclimated the belvedere that comes with his acclaimed aftermost name to advance Pappas and Sullivan for abnegation to endorse Medicare-for-all.
Shea-Porter’s longtime arch of agents Naomi Andrews, who additionally managed her aldermanic campaigns, is a agrarian calendar to watch. The backward congresswoman recorded commercials acknowledging her, and Andrews has able her blaze on Sullivan during the home amplitude — which could wind up benefiting Pappas.
The advance of the advance has been that Sullivan didn’t move actuality until she absitively that she capital to run for Congress, and that she additionally explored affective to added states breadth there adeptness be accessible aldermanic seats afore clearing on New Hampshire. A adventure in Sunday’s Union Leader, the state’s better newspaper, hit Sullivan for not casting ballots aback she was a registered Massachusetts aborigine in the accepted elections of 2006, 2008 and 2012. She additionally didn’t vote in the 2016 Democratic presidential primary aback she was active in D.C. “I affliction not voting added generally throughout my developed life,” Sullivan responded.
On the added hand, the advanced folio of Sunday’s Boston Globe — broadly apprehend up actuality by the abounding bodies who drive to the Hub for assignment — featured a bright centerpiece about Ayanna Pressley. The Boston burghal councilwoman agitated 10-term bounden Rep. Mike Capuano in a Democratic primary aftermost Tuesday admitting accepting no enactment abutment and abaft by bifold digits in every poll.
Moulton, who served in the Marines, additionally agitated a Democratic bounden in adjoining Massachusetts in a 2014 primary. He committed Sullivan as he batten to the 75 volunteers. “I anticipate bodies in New Hampshire should be appreciative that Maura has arise actuality to alive and accession her ancestors and to serve all of you,” he said. “You apperceive who abroad they attacked for actuality a carpetbagger? John McCain! Because John McCain came aback from Vietnam and he confused to Arizona for the aboriginal time in his life. Aback a aldermanic bench opened up, he absolutely confused to a altered allotment of Arizona to run for that seat. Do bodies in Arizona say today they’re not appreciative of John McCain? I don’t anticipate so.”
Carpetbagging attacks accept formed here. Sen. Shaheen almost exhausted aback a active claiming from aloft Massachusetts GOP Sen. Scott Brown in the actual red year of 2014, in part, because she authentic him as out-of-touch with the state’s altered political ethos.
The advantage of New Hampshire voters are independents, but they’re acceptable to vote in either party’s primary. Secretary of Accompaniment Bill Gardner predicts that 90,000 bodies will booty a Democratic acclamation tomorrow, which would blast the antecedent almanac in a midterm year of aloof beneath 70,000.
The 1st District, which appreciably has maintained basically the aforementioned boundaries aback the 1880 Census, is one of the swingiest districts in America and has seesawed over the able decade with the civic political tide. Shea-Porter defeated an bounden GOP agent in the 2006 Democratic beachcomber by active adjoin the Iraq War. Afresh Frank Guinta exhausted her in the 2010 Republican wave. Shea-Porter won the bench aback in a 2012 rematch, benumbed Barack Obama’s coattails. But Guinta exhausted her afresh in 2014. Afresh she almost belted him out in 2016, akin as Admiral Trump agitated the commune by two allotment credibility — the aforementioned allowance Obama had won by four years earlier. Now 65, Shea-Porter is throwing in the towel.
Republicans additionally accept a advancing primary for the seat, pitting autonomous accompaniment agent Andy Sanborn, who has Rand Paul’s endorsement, adjoin aloft South Hampton badge arch Eddie Edwards, who is African American.
— Sullivan proudly touts her assignment in the Obama administration, and she encouraged voters on Sunday to apprehend the accent he delivered Friday — the aboriginal time he’s attacked Trump by name aback abrogation office. “I’ve apprehend it a few times now in the aftermost two days, and there are abounding genitalia of it that stood out,” she said. “But one allotment in accurate was aback he talked about these actuality aberrant times.”
— Pappas talks about his assignment to aggrandize Medicaid and assure Planned Parenthood allotment from his branch on the controlling council. “I anticipate it’s important that you’re not aloof advertent New Hampshire for the aboriginal time during your campaign, that you apperceive what this accompaniment is all about and can accordance articulation to that in Washington,” he said, sipping Earl Grey tea during an account at a coffee boutique declared Breaking New Grounds. “That should be the archetypal for how Washington should work.”
— Sullivan says she won’t abutment Pelosi for apostle if she wins. “Leader Pelosi has paved the way for women all beyond our country to footfall up … but what’s accident in our country is so abundant bigger than any one person,” said Sullivan. “We charge new administering in the Democratic Party. We charge new administering in the Republican Party. Therefore I will not be acknowledging Leader Pelosi.”
Pappas avoids demography a position. “I aloof haven’t spent abundant time cerebration about it,” he said. “Ultimately, there will be a administering race. I don’t apperceive what the contours of that chase will accessory like, and I’m aloof absolutely focused on acceptable the best votes on Sept. 11. At the end of the day, I’ll do whatever is best for the district.”
— A lot of Sullivan’s volunteers are retired servicemen. Edward Raupp, 81, served in Vietnam and came to advance Sunday afternoon. “We appetite a adept and a female, and there’s abandoned one changeable adept running,” said Raupp, who teaches economics at the Abundant Bay Association College in Portsmouth.
— Pappas would accomplish history as the state’s aboriginal aboveboard gay adumbrative in Congress. “We’ve fabricated such absurd strides in New Hampshire, in particular, at electing women to top offices. That sends an absurd bulletin to adolescent women and girls about their adeptness to be able to accomplish a difference,” he said. “I think, or I hope, that my acclamation would accelerate the aforementioned bulletin to associates of the LGBT association as well, that they deserve a bench at the table and that they’re acceptable in their communities.”
— He didn’t serve in the military, but he had a wingman in Stefany Shaheen as he absolved about city Portsmouth on Sunday. “I aloof appetite to acquaint you to my acquaintance who is active for Congress,” she said dozens of times, on a first-name abject with several of the bodies they ran into.
Since Trump accidentally won the 2016 election, advanced protesters from Occupy Seacoast accept aggregate every Sunday afternoon at 3 p.m. in advanced of North Church, which has a 183-foot steeple that defines the Portsmouth skyline. Usually 20 to 25 bodies come, but abandoned about a dozen showed on Sunday. Again, that’s apparently because of the Pats game.
Counterprotesters additionally commonly arise to appearance adherence with Trump. Four men, including a guy with a blaster beggared to his hip who was bouncing an American flag, stood beyond the artery on Sunday as Pappas greeted the Occupy folks.
Lynn Joslyn of Rye was already a Republican accompaniment legislator. Now in her backward 80s, she came to the abbey to beef Trump’s affected break of immigrant families — acquisitive to draw accessible absorption aback to the hundreds of kids who still accept not been reunited with their parents.
When Pappas happened by, Joslyn told him that she’s accustomed abrogating mailers from Sullivan in the able few canicule that allege him of defective a political spine. “She’s advancing you, but she should be advancing Trump,” Joslyn told Pappas. “She should be talking added anti-Trump if she’s a absolute Democrat. Or she should apply on herself and what she’d accompany to the table.”
Joslyn said she’s “very abundant leaning” adjoin Pappas. “We should be abnegation Trump’s tactics, not adopting them,” he told her. “Thanks for seeing through it.”
In case you were wondering, the Patriots exhausted the Houston Texans 27 to 20.
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A acclaimed Washington affect said he would debris to abetment in any accumulation led by Cardinal Donald Wuerl. The Washington abbey has faced calls for his abandonment aback the Pennsylvania admirable lath abode accused him aftermost ages of blank animal corruption in the church. (Julie Zauzmer)
Doctors are reconsidering advancing blight treatments for some patients. As ability of the ache has developed and ysis options accept expanded, doctors are advising that some patients accompany added tailored therapies or artlessly accept their blight monitored. (Laurie McGinley)
California Gov. Jerry Brown (D) commuted the action sentences of 20 bedevilled killers. Brown has issued 82 commutations in the able seven years, added than any added California governor aback at atomic the 1940s. (Rob Kuznia)
Dallas badge administrator Amber Guyger was arrested and answerable with assassination after entering the amiss home and allegedly fatally shooting a acquaintance she mistook for an intruder. The killing of Botham Shem Jean, who was black, has aloft questions about badge abandon and ancestral profiling, abnormally because Guyger is white. (Kristine Phillips)
Novak Djokovic won the men’s U.S. Open, claiming his 14th Admirable Slam title. The win ties Djokovic with Pete Sampras for third on the best aloft singles titles list. But the tennis apple was still addled from Saturday’s arguable women’s appellation final bout amidst Serena Williams and Naomi Osaka. (Ava Wallace)
THE #METOO MOVEMENT:
— CBS Account arise Les Moonves would footfall a as CEO six weeks afterwards animal delinquency allegations aboriginal arose adjoin him. Joseph Ianniello will booty over as acting CEO and president. Steven Zeitchik, Alex Horton and Sarah Ellison report: “Moonves is still accepted to aggregate millions as allotment of a adjustment with the board, admitting the aggregation said it will abstain any accommodation on acquittal until afterwards the ysis is complete. The controlling is one of the best-compensated in media, authoritative $69 actor aftermost year, according to authoritative filings. According to a account from the company, Moonves and CBS will additionally ‘donate $20 actor to one or added organizations that abutment the #MeToo movement and adequation for women in the workplace. The donation, which will be fabricated immediately, has been deducted from any severance allowances that may be due Moonves afterward the Board’s advancing absolute investigation.’”
— The advertisement came hours afterwards the New Yorker arise addition commodity about Moonves’s declared delinquency in which six added women accused him of aggravation or assault. Ronan Farrow reports: “One of the women with allegations adjoin Moonves, a adept television controlling alleged Phyllis Golden-Gottlieb, told me that she filed a bent complaint backward aftermost year with the Los Angeles Badge Department, accusing Moonves of physically abstinent her and banishment her to accomplish articulate on him, and of advertisement himself to her and berserk throwing her adjoin a bank in afterwards incidents. The two formed calm in the backward nineteen-eighties. Law-enforcement sources told me that they activate Golden-Gottlieb’s allegations aboveboard and constant but prosecutors beneath to accompany accuse because the statutes of limitations for the crimes had expired. Aboriginal this year, Moonves a a allocation of the CBS lath about the bent investigation. … Jessica Pallingston, a writer, alleges that Moonves apprenticed her into assuming articulate on him aback she formed as his acting assistant, in the nineties, and that, afterwards she repelled consecutive animal advances, he became hostile, at one point calling her a ‘c—.’”
Moonves was additionally accused of application his ability to abuse women who abandoned him: “After she rebuffed Moonves, Golden-Gottlieb said that Moonves retaliated adjoin her professionally, affective her into anytime abate offices. … She told me that her career in the ball industry suffered, which she attributed to his access at Lorimar and, later, CBS. ‘He absolutely broke my career,’ she said. ‘He was the arch of CBS. No one was action to booty me.’” Moonves arise a account acknowledging three of the encounters but claiming they were consensual. “The alarming accusations in this commodity are untrue,” he said. “I accept never acclimated my position to arrest the advance or careers of women.”
— Moonves was the bearding answerable of a May commodity by Dr. Anne Peters that appeared in the Annals of Internal Medicine, in which she declared a celebrity accommodating aggravating to force himself on her, according to Vanity Fair’s William D. Cohan: “It happened abounding years ago in an assay allowance breadth I’d been asked to see a V.I.P. accommodating aboriginal in the morning afore accustomed business hours,” Peters wrote. He afresh “grabbed” her as she confused adjoin the assay table. “He pulled himself adjoin me and accustomed to force himself on me. He did this twice; aback I rebuffed him, he stood beside the assay table and annoyed himself. Afterwards he finished, he reassembled himself and left.” In a statement, Moonves accustomed aggravating to kiss Peters: “The alarming allegations about my conduct adjoin a changeable physician some 20 years ago are untrue. What is true, and what I acutely regret, is that I accustomed to kiss the doctor. Nothing added happened.”
WEST WING INTRIGUE:
— Mike Pence denied that he was allotment of reported discussions to aish Trump from appointment or that he wrote the bearding New York Times op-ed, adage on “Fox Account Sunday” and CBS’s “Face the Nation” that he is “100 percent certain” none of his staffers wrote the bearding piece. Felicia Sonmez reports: “[Pence] not abandoned said he would booty a lie-detector ysis to prove that he hadn’t accounting the [op-ed], but that he would do so ‘in a heartbeat.’ He acknowledged the accuracy of an adventure in Bob Woodward’s new book depicting a White Abode in chaos, akin aback confronted with a certificate abetment up the adept journalist’s reporting. And in an abnormal move, he requested an befalling to go aback on camera and adapt his acknowledgment to a catechism on whether anyone on his agents had accounting the op-ed, cogent CBS’s Margaret Brennan that he was ‘100 percent confident’ no one on his aggregation was complex afterwards beforehand responding that he ‘just wouldn’t know.’” Pence additionally beneath to brainstorm on whether the columnist accurately acclimated the chat “lodestar” to anatomy him for autograph the piece.
“Pence’s animadversion in the back-to-back interviews accent his alacrity to serve as Trump’s best loyal defender, a role that has authentic his time as carnality admiral and one that has acceptable him acclaim from the president’s supporters but contemptuousness from critics who argue his aegis and advance of Trump is over the top. On Sunday, he afresh acclaimed Trump personally, anecdotic him in the CBS account as ‘the best able admiral of my lifetime and, I think, already one of the best acknowledged presidents in American history in our aboriginal two years.’”
— Abode Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) said that the bearding op-ed serves as affidavit of a “deep state”: “We accept a Constitution. We accept a albatross to uphold. This abandoned thinks they are smarter than the voters of America,” he said on Fox News.
— While the abstruse op-ed has larboard Trump angry and “punch-drunk,” and beatific the West Wing into “paroxysms of paranoia,” Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner accept bound taken the advance in sussing out the White Abode mole. Their aboriginal suspect? Aloft adversary and White Abode Arch of Agents John Kelly. Vanity Fair’s Gabriel Sherman reports: “According to three sources, Jared and Ivanka floated a access on Wednesday that Kelly could be abaft the Times op-ed. Beneath this scenario, the sources said, the op-ed was accounting by Zachary Fuentes, the agent arch of staff, at the administering of Kelly. Jared and Ivanka accept told bodies they doubtable this because Kelly is the abandoned one with an ego so ample as to accept assertive himself that he’s extenuative the country from Trump, which was one of the op-ed’s arch arguments. On Wednesday night, Ivanka and Jared laid out for Trump the access that Fuentes adeptness be the columnist … Trump disagreed with their theory, an alfresco adviser said. He told one accessory that the op-ed was possibly accounting by addition who wants to derail Brett Kavanaugh’s acceptance audition … Ivanka has been balked that her ancestor won’t booty action adjoin Kelly, an alfresco adviser said. She’s told bodies that Trump still sees Kelly as a ‘John Wayne figure,’ and that Trump is afraid that if Kelly is fired, he’ll become akin added alarming as an alfresco critic.”
— Bob Woodward, whose accessible book, “Fear,” touches on abounding of the aforementioned accommodation as the op-ed, told CBS that he would not accept arise the op-ed, adage it was “too vague, and does not accommodated the standards of aggravating to call specific incidents. Specific incidents are the architecture blocks of journalism, as you able-bodied know.”
— Woodward additionally said he had assorted sources for every affirmation in the book: ‘Multiple interviews with key witnesses. One actuality I interviewed nine times, and the transcripts of those conversations are 700 or 800 pages.’ ‘700-800 pages for one person?’ ‘Yes, sir.’ ‘How abounding bodies did you interview?’ ‘Over a hundred. I would say that maybe bisected of those are key people.’”
— Neither Trump nor Michael Cohen affairs to accomplish the NDA active by Stormy Daniels during the 2016 election, according to anew filed cloister documents, raising questions about the approaching of her accusation and its ambition of banishment the admiral to be deposed. Elise Viebeck reports: “Lawyers for Trump declared Saturday that he ‘does not, and will not, claiming [Daniels’s] assertion’ that the adjustment acceding is invalid … The attorneys promised that Trump ‘will not accompany any action, proceeding or claim’ adjoin Daniels to accomplish the acceding of the contract. Trump’s accomplishment to end the case … came as Daniels’s advocate Michael Avenatti connected his advance to depose the admiral and Cohen. Asked about the latest filing, Avenatti declared it ‘completely artificial and the apotheosis of billowing lawyering.’ … ‘Nothing has changed,’ Avenatti said of the adventitious he will be able to depose Trump and Cohen in the case. ‘We’re boot forward.’” Daniels is additionally suing Trump for defamation.
— Trump agreed to accommodate accounting answers beneath adjuration in the accusation brought by Summer Zervos, a aloft “Apprentice” adversary who claims Trump ually assaulted her in 2007. Elise Viebeck reports: “Lawyers for Trump and Zervos agreed this ceremony to barter ‘written answers and objections’ to academic accounting questions by Sept. 28, according to a [New York cloister document]. Rules in New York accompaniment crave interrogatories to be affidavit or absolute … acceptation that apocryphal answers could accessible Trump to accuse of perjury.”
— Admitting his affirmation that he already knows who will adapt Don McGahn as White Abode counsel, Trump has connected to vacillate as he searches for a advocate who will acceding acceptable adherence and avert him on television. Axios’s Jonathan Swan reports: “The newest name on the president’s mind: Fannie Mae accepted admonition Brian Brooks … Emmet Flood, the White Abode advocate ambidextrous with Mueller’s investigation, looked set to booty the job. But . . . Trump is now actively because Brooks … The president’s affirmation on a loyalist could affectation problems for Flood, who’s by far the best able to handle a division of investigations.”
— Florida gubernatorial applicant Ron DeSantis (R) batten at four racially answerable conferences organized by David Horowitz, a bourgeois activist who has said that African Americans “owe their abandon to white people” and that America’s “‘only austere chase war’ is adjoin whites.” Beth Reinhard and Emma Brown report: “DeSantis … appeared at the [conferences in] 2013, 2015, 2016 and 2017, said Michael Finch, admiral of the organization. At the group’s ceremony Restoration Weekend conferences, hundreds of bodies accumulate to apprehend bourgeois provocateurs such as [Steve Bannon], Milo Yiannopoulos and Sebastian Gorka …
— The GOP is staging a mission for active Sen. Ted Cruz in Texas, scrambling to avert one of their best anxiously red Senate seats. Politico’s Alex Isenstadt reports: “With a cord of acclamation assuming [Cruz’s] advance slipping, Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick showed up in Washington on July 25 to bear an burning appeal to White Abode officials: Accelerate [Trump]. Patrick, who chaired Trump’s 2016 advance in the state, fabricated the case that a Trump appointment was bare to addition assembly for Cruz and the draft of the Texas Republican ticket. The abettor governor anon got his wish: Trump arise on Twitter backward aftermost ages that he was planning a blast October assemblage for Cruz[.] … Cruz’s Democratic opponent, Rep. Beto O’Rourke, has aloft barrels of cash, bankrupt the polling gap and emerged as a account celebre of liberals nationwide.
— OMB Administrator Mick Mulvaney told donors at a Republican Civic Committee accident this weekend that Cruz could lose. (New York Times)
— Wisconsin Democrats are assured this year’s boxy ambiance for Republicans accumulated with their able gubernatorial applicant will be abundant to defeat Gov. Scott Walker. Politico’s Natasha Korecki reports: “The signs that Walker is accomplished to be taken bottomward are everywhere. His opponent, Schools Superintendent Tony Evers, has a slight advance in contempo acclamation and there’s affirmation that ytical burghal voters are alive leftward. Three aloft Walker aides accept akin angry on the governor, with two acid ads for Evers. And Walker has bound gone abrogating on Evers, including in a new, awful answerable ad. Aloof as important, Democrats are active a autonomous applicant they accept is fabricated for the moment — Evers, who congenital drive from absolutely acceptable a awash primary and went on to accession $1 actor in his aboriginal ceremony as the nominee.”
— Republicans active for governor are attractive for success in absurd places: Blue states. Tim Craig letters from Portland, Ore., breadth the affable GOP candidate, Knute Buehler, supports aborticide rights and has fatigued apathetic approval from some Democrats: “There are Republicans I apperceive for sure, ‘I would never vote for this person,’ [said Rachelle Dixon] carnality administrator of the Multnomah County Democrats. ‘But aback I accessory at this man and his voting record, I don’t say, ‘Gosh, I’d be afraid to be in the allowance with this guy.’ … [It’s] the array of acknowledgment that is giving Democrats fits as abstinent GOP candidates are proving to be airy in abrupt places, akin as abundant of the Republican Affair accouterment to the right. With 36 gubernatorial claiming on the acclamation nationwide, Democrats are still accepted to accomplish assets in accompaniment houses this year as their affair targets a bulk of accessible seats and several GOP incumbents … But contempo acclamation advance that Republicans [Maryland’s Larry Hogan, Massachusetts’s Charlie Baker, and Vermont’s Phil Scott] — all up for reelection this abatement in states agitated by Hillary Clinton in 2016 — abide amidst the best accepted governors in the country and are advantaged to win reelection. Their success in acceptable and administering as moderates is confined as a archetypal for GOP candidates elsewhere, including in Rhode Island [plus Connecticut] and actuality in Oregon, breadth admiral in both parties say the governor’s chase is competitive.”
— New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is ambidextrous with two advance gaffes as he prepares for Thursday’s Democratic primary adjoin Cynthia Nixon. The New York Times’s Jesse McKinley, Shane Goldmacher and Tyler Pager report: “On Friday, [Cuomo] was continuing alongside his mother, Matilda, and Hillary Clinton adulatory the ‘grand opening’ of the eastbound amount of a aflame arch abode his father’s name. Emotional words were spoken; selfies were taken. But that amount never opened as planned on Saturday as engineers cited a ‘potentially alarming situation’ involving the old and adjoining Tappan Zee Bridge, which is actuality taken apart. What had seemed a altogether orrated ribbon-cutting, aloof canicule afore Thursday’s primary, bound morphed into a for the governor’s opponents, who accused him of putting backroom aloft accessible assurance and declared for a federal investigation.
“Then, a additional botheration erupted for Mr. Cuomo on Saturday, aback a flier landed in mailboxes of Jewish New Yorkers: a political mailer, paid for by the Accompaniment Democratic Affair that Mr. Cuomo funds, attached calm a photograph of [Nixon], and the loaded words ‘anti-Semitism.’ The flier drew abrupt rebukes from adolescent Democrats as Mr. Cuomo distanced himself from its content.”
— Advanced organizations that backward out of Ayanna Pressley’s acknowledged primary action adjoin Rep. Mike Capuano (D) are grappling with how to access her advance now that she’s the nominee. BuzzFeed News’s Darren Sands reports: “The Aldermanic Atramentous Caucus PAC backed her white bounden opponent. Emily’s Account . . . [which] alleged Pressley as its Gabrielle Giffords Ascent Brilliant in 2015, application her agitating adventures to move donors at a arrant Washington fundraiser — backward out of her claiming with a 66-year-old man. … Pressley’s 18-point achievement apparent Democratic groups and political abstracts currently adhering to an aged archetypal of backroom out of footfall with a progressive-minded electorate that wants leaders who actualize the action and coercion of the left.”
— Republican strategists arise accommodated to the abstraction that Trump will acceptable face some affectionate of a primary claiming in 2020. New York magazine’s Gabriel Debenedetti reports: “The amount was admired as an accessible catechism for best of 2018, but a new appearing accordance amidst the party’s consultants and strategists has taken basis afterwards Paul Manafort’s aplomb and Michael Cohen’s association of the admiral in federal court. And New Hampshire — abundant arena historically for political insurgencies — is acceptable to be the abode breadth we see the aboriginal clues about who the applicant will be, and what anatomy absolutely the claiming will take. … Outgoing Ohio Governor John Kasich … is due aback in the Granite Accompaniment appropriate afterwards November’s midterms. Backward Arizona Agent Jeff Flake … has additionally been exploring agency to abide his articulate action able January. He chock-full by New Hampshire this spring, advancement addition to formally booty Trump on with a campaign. Proponents of Nebraska Agent Ben Sasse … accept quietly, and casually, appear by buzz with bounded ability brokers about the political environment. …
“But what would a primary claiming absolutely accessory like, and how abundant of a blackmail would it absolutely be to Trump? Operatives absorbed in allowance such an accomplishment accept narrowed it bottomward to two scenarios. There’s advantage A: an absolute NeverTrump-style beef advance adjoin the admiral that would claiming him directly. … Or B, conceivably the likelier option: a wait-and-see advance that doesn’t absolutely go anywhere, unless Trump implodes and the addition applicant is accessible to dive in and save the GOP’s day.”
— Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) has put four staffers on the arena in Iowa to admonition Democratic candidates there as he prepares for a abeyant 2020 bid. The Guardian’s Ben Jacobs reports: “He arise on Saturday that he will allege at the Iowa Democratic Party’s ceremony gala, a key accident for activists in the aboriginal accompaniment to authority presidential nominating contests. Amidst the candidates whom Booker is acceptable are Rob Sand, a aloft accompaniment abettor advocate accepted afresh profiled in the New York Times, and Deirdre DeJear, who would be the aboriginal woman of blush adopted to statewide appointment in Iowa. The agent is acceptable Democratic efforts to achieve ascendancy of the accompaniment assembly and adopting money for Democratic candidates and accelerating causes beyond the state.”
— Michael Avenatti said his civic presidential advance abode would be based in St. Louis if he does accomplish a run for the White House. “I grew up there, I accept ties to the area, my parents still alive there; they’re accepting older. It’s centrally amidst in the country. It’s the abode that I yze best carefully with as home,” Stormy Daniels’s advocate said. He added, “If I do this, I anticipate Missouri is actual abundant action to be in play. … I’m action to absorb a lot of time there.” (Politico)
THERE’S A BEAR IN THE WOODS:
— Aloft Trump adviser George Papadopoulos, who was bedevilled to 14 canicule in bastille on Friday as allotment of his appeal accordance with Bob Mueller, said the Trump advance was “fully aware” of his efforts to agent a affair with Vladimir Putin in 2016 and declared Jeff Sessions as actuality “quite enthusiastic” about it. “I actively accustomed to advantage my contacts with the assistant to host this meeting,” Papadopoulos told George Stephanopoulos on ABC News’s “This Week.” “The advance was absolutely acquainted what I was doing.” He said he brought up the abstraction of a acme during a affair on March 31, 2016, and that Trump was “open to this idea” but deferred to Sessions. Papadopoulos’s animadversion anon contradict Sessions’s affidavit aldermanic testimony, during which he claimed that he “pushed back” on such a meeting. “My bond differs from Jeff Sessions,” Papadopoulos said. Asked whether he thinks the Mueller delving will authenticate bunco amidst the Trump advance and Russia, Papadopoulos responded: “I accept no idea. All I can say is that my affidavit adeptness accept helped move article appear that, but I accept no idea.”
— Pence said that he has not been asked to sit bottomward for an account with Mueller’s team but said he would be “open to accomplishing so.” “I would. I would be added than accommodating to abide to accommodate any and all abutment in that,” Pence told CBS.
— Trump is accepted to anon declassify acute abstracts about his aloft advance adviser Carter Folio and arch Justice Department advocate Bruce Ohr. From Axios’s Jonathan Swan and Lauren Meier: “Republicans on the Abode Intelligence and Judiciary committees accept the declassification will assuredly taint the Trump-Russia ysis by assuming the ysis was adulterine to activate with. Trump has been beating the aforementioned affair for months.”
THE NEW WORLD ORDER:
— The United States intends to abuse those who cooperate with a abeyant All-embracing Bent Cloister ysis of U.S. wartime accomplishments in Afghanistan with sanctions and biking restrictions. Missy Ryan and Anne Gearan report: “The Trump administering is additionally accepted to advertise that it is shutting bottomward a Palestinian adept appointment in Washington because Palestinians accept accustomed to use the all-embracing cloister to arraign U.S. accessory Israel, [sources] said. White Abode civic aegis adviser John Bolton is accepted to outline threats of sanctions and a ban on biking to the United States for bodies complex in the attempted case of Americans afore the all-embracing cloister in an abode Monday. Bolton is a longtime adversary of the cloister on breadth that it violates civic sovereignty. [He is also] accepted to outline a new advance to claiming the court’s angary as it considers cases that could put the United States and aing allies in accident for the aboriginal time … and adduce measures including new agreements to absorber U.S. cadre from all-embracing case and the blackmail of sanctions or biking restrictions for bodies complex in prosecuting Americans.
“One actuality said Bolton affairs to use the accent to advertise that the Trump administering will force the cease of the Palestine Liberation Organization’s appointment in Washington in a altercation over a Palestinian accomplishment to seek case of Israel through the ICC. Bolton’s advertisement is carefully accompanying to affair at the Pentagon and amidst intelligence agencies about abeyant U.S. accountability to case at the cloister over accomplishments in Afghanistan, said a arch administering official.”
— North Korea acclaimed its 70th anniversary, which featured the acceptable goose-stepping soldiers and heavy accoutrements — but, notably, no intercontinental ballistic missiles. Simon Denyer reports: “Much of the array was committed to noncombatant efforts to addition the economy, the Associated Press reported, accent a aloft action about-face arise by [Kim Jong Un] beforehand this year to focus on bread-and-er development. Addition aloft affair was the reunification of the Korean Peninsula, carved into two by the Soviet Union and the United States afterwards Apple War II. The absence of nuclear-capable missile systems was apparent as a appeasing action during a aeon of acute adept exhausted and negotiation.”
— But U.S. admiral say North Korea has escalated efforts to burrow its nuclear activity. NBC News’s Courtney Kube and Carol E. Lee report: “During the three months aback the acclaimed Singapore acme and Trump’s announcement that North Korea intends to denuclearize, North Korea has congenital structures to abstruse the access to at atomic one warhead accumulator facility, according to [three senior] officials. … U.S. intelligence assesses North Korea could aftermath bristles to eight new nuclear weapons in 2018, according to three accepted and aloft arch U.S. officials. That clip is about identical to their appraisal of the regime’s assembly of about six per year above-mentioned to the Trump-Kim summit.”
— The CIA is accretion its bombinate operations in Africa, which Trump has accustomed afterwards Obama accustomed to abbreviate the program. The New York Times’s Joe Penney, Eric Schmitt, Rukmini Callimachi and Christoph Koettl report: “[The CIA is] affective aircraft to northeastern Niger to coursing Islamist militants in southern Libya. The amplification adds to the agency’s bound buried missions in eastern Afghanistan for strikes in Pakistan, and in southern Saudi Arabia for attacks in Yemen. Nigerien and American admiral said the C.I.A. had been aerial drones on surveillance missions for several months from a bend of a baby bartering airport in Dirkou. … The bombinate action was afflicted aftermost year, afterwards Mike Pompeo, the C.I.A. administrator at the time, fabricated a bull case to [Trump] that the agency’s broader counterterrorism efforts were actuality needlessly constrained.”
— Sweden’s far-right, neo-Nazi-linked political affair placed third in the country’s elections — boosting its cachet in parliament, and carrying a draft to the two centrist parties who accept absolute the country for decades. Meanwhile, Sweden’s cardinal Amusing Democrat affair performed the affliction it has in years, capturing aloof over 28 percent of the vote. (Michael Birnbaum)
THE REST OF TRUMP’S AGENDA:
— Blue-collar workers are currently benefiting from a hiring surge, but some of the altitude that helped actualize it aren’t acceptable to last. Heather Connected and Andrew Van Dam report: “The accelerated hiring in blue-collar sectors is carrying allowances to areas that angry out heavily for Trump in the 2016 election, according to the Brookings Institution, a about-face from beforehand in this expansion, aback ample and midsize cities accomplished best of the gains. The better drivers of the blue-collar hiring billow are the backlash in oil prices, the charge to clean afterwards disasters such as Hurricanes Irma and Harvey, and ascent appeal generated by a growing economy. … The admiral and his admiral accept said contempo bread-and-er advance proves the success of the administration’s bread-and-er calendar … But [senior Brookings adolescent Mark Muro] says that ‘the present billow is a assiduity of bit-by-bit bread-and-er advance that not abandoned began during the Obama years but anon continues trends in the aftermost year of the antecedent administration.’”
— Trump and Obama’s battle over who deserves acclaim for the backbone of the U.S. abridgement speaks volumes about anniversary of their legacies, the New York Times’s Peter Baker writes. “Barely a day passes afterwards [Trump] boasting about the growing economy, claiming with a mix of hypere and actuality that it is ‘booming like never before.’ But [Obama] finds all the Trumpian -t added than a little grating, accustomed that the ‘booming’ started on his watch. The bread-and-er claiming amidst the 44th and 45th presidents went accessible in contempo canicule aback Mr. Obama bidding his affliction and Mr. Trump accursed back. At pale are added than accustomed political aloof rights. Axial to Mr. Obama’s actual bequest is the economy’s accretion afterwards its collapse to the border of a new Abundant Depression. And axial to Mr. Trump’s accepted political continuing is its added expansion.”
— Ford said that it would not be affective assembly of a auto wagon from China to the United States, admitting a cheep from Trump claiming that the company could do so. The AP’s Paul Wiseman reports: “Citing Trump’s new tariffs, Ford on Aug. 31 said it was bottomward affairs to address the Focus Active from China to America. Trump took to Twitter Sunday to acknowledge achievement and write: ‘This is aloof the beginning. This car can now be BUILT IN THE U.S.A. and Ford will pay no tariffs!’ But in a account Sunday, Ford said ‘it would not be assisting to body the Focus Active in the U.S.’ accustomed anticipation annual sales beneath 50,000. For now, that agency Ford artlessly won’t advertise the agent in the United States.”
THE SUPREME COURT:
— Brett Kavanaugh’s acceptance hearings did little to adapt his accepted Senate acceptance as the aing Supreme Cloister justice — but the accomplishments that nominees booty afterwards they are affidavit in are generally much harder to predict. Robert Barnes and Seung Min Kim report: “Nominees of presidents from both parties … move adjoin the centermost for their aboriginal — and usually aftermost — continued moment on the civic stage. In his afloat but alert brilliant turn, Kavanaugh was no different. He best his way through Supreme Cloister precedents, acknowledging those he ample favorable to his affairs and abnegation to say whether a aggregation of others were accurately or abominably decided. … It was accessible to lose calculation of how abounding times [Neil Gorsuch] cited adherence to antecedent at his 2017 acceptance hearings. He told senators he had contributed to a book on the subject. … But in his aboriginal abounding appellation on the court, Gorsuch voted alert to annul antecedent … [and aing a awful arguable concurrence] that said the Voting Rights Act does not awning redistricting.
— Sen. Dianne Feinstein warned that Kavanaugh angle Trump as an “oligarch” who cannot be investigated. The Los Angeles Times’s Adam Elmahrek reports: “Speaking at a chichi Santa Barbara auberge to a accumulation of mainly women accessory the Year of the Woman luncheon, Feinstein (D-Calif.) emphasized that Kavanaugh’s acceptance hinged on the votes of Republican Sens. Susan Collins of Maine and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska. ‘Both women,’ she added. ‘The admiral believes he is aloft the law. And this appointee believes this admiral cannot be investigated, cannot be tried,’ Feinstein said.”
— Activists from about the country accept mailed about 3,000 covering hangers to Susan Collins’s Senate appointment as a attribute of the alarming abortions they say will booty abode if Roe v. Wade gets overturned. The AP’s David Sharp reports: “A backer for Collins said Saturday that a afresh arise email from Kavanaugh — in which he acknowledged that all acknowledged advisers see Roe as acclimatized — didn’t belie what he told the agent because he wasn’t cogent his claimed views. … And activists accept apprenticed to absorb hundreds of bags of dollars to armamentarium an adversary to Collins if she votes in favor of the president’s nomination. She is up for re-election in 2020.”
SOCIAL MEDIA SPEED READ:
Trump already afresh denounced Bob Woodward’s new book:
The Abode majority whip went hunting with the president’s son:
The CIA apparent Civic Pet Memorial Day:
A presidential historian aggregate this photo taken 17 years ago today:
A Democratic agent accused Brett Kavanaugh of perjury:
From a Post columnist:
The baronial minority-party affiliate of the Abode Judiciary Committee declared for Kavanaugh’s acceptance vote to be delayed:
A aloft architect for John McCain’s presidential campaign, who helped get John Roberts and Sam Alito accepted but has angry on the GOP because of Trump, accused Susan Collins and Lisa Murkowski of affectation on aborticide rights:
Collins visited with Bush 41, conceivably to apprehend a sales angle for Kavanagh? (She has not clearly said how she’ll vote.)
Trump retweeted this video, originally aggregate by his amusing media director, biting Obama afterwards the aloft admiral directed criticism at Trump in a Friday speech:
Obama’s aloft arch architect questioned Trump’s boasts about creating jobs:
The Post’s book yzer came beyond a accessible adumbration about the op-ed columnist in Bob Woodward’s new book:
The book additionally touches on Trump’s admonition for adjoin animal delinquency allegations:
A New Yorker biographer reacted to the new allegations adjoin Les Moonves:
Virginia’s Democratic abettor governor acclaimed the state’s Medicaid expansion:
This Trump cheep angry four years old:
A New York Times anchorman acclaimed Rosh Hashanah:
GOOD READS FROM ELSEWHERE:
— New Yorker, “Can Mark Zuckerberg Fix Facebook Afore It Breaks Democracy?” by Evan Osnos: “If Facebook were a country, it would accept the better citizenry on earth. Added than 2.2 billion people, about a third of humanity, log in at atomic already a month. That user abject has no antecedent in the history of American enterprise. Fourteen years afterwards it was founded, in Zuckerberg’s abode room, Facebook has as abounding adherents as Christianity. … Zuckerberg is now at the centermost of a full-fledged agitation about the moral appearance of Silicon Valley and the censor of its leaders.”
— BuzzFeed News, “How WhatsApp Destroyed A Village,” by Pranav Dixit and Ryan Mac: “WhatsApp, a Facebook-owned messaging service, is acclimated by added than 200 actor bodies in India, its better market. It’s become an adherent allotment of the country’s ability and amusing fabric, broadly acclimated by adolescent and beforehand ancestors alike. … Lately, however, WhatsApp has been accepting Indians killed. … Aback May, there accept been at atomic 16 lynchings arch to 29 deaths in India breadth accessible admiral say mobs were incited by misinformation on WhatsApp. As Facebook wrangles an advancing crisis of accessible aplomb over its role in overextension misinformation throughout the 2016 US presidential election, the aggregation is grappling with a altered affectionate of botheration in places like Rainpada, breadth its articles accept abetted flesh-and-blood harm.”
— “In her anger, in defeat, Serena Williams starts an abaft conversation,” by Liz Clarke: “From this animal incident, Williams can appear a best of a altered array — one who pushes the boundaries of her action afresh by animated a ablaze on a bifold accepted that for decades has masqueraded as attitude and hidden abaft words such a ‘respect’ and ‘decorum.’ By calling out [chair adjudicator Carlos Ramos] for chastening her for accent far beneath barnyard than profanities hurled at admiral by Roger Federer and bad boys John McEnroe and Jimmy Connors afore him, Williams has affected tennis to appraise why it doesn’t accordance women the aforementioned breadth as men to affectation raw, bare and generally animal aggressive acerbity as men.”
HOT ON THE LEFT:
“Sen. Ben Sasse said he thinks about abrogation the GOP ‘every morning,’” from Christian Davenport: “[Sasse] said Sunday morning that he apparently thinks about abrogation the Republican Affair ‘every morning,’ while aspersing the way he said Republicans and Democrats get bent up in the political furors of the day instead of accepting a ‘long-term vision’ for the country. Speaking on CNN’s ‘State of the Union,’ Sasse (R-Neb.) said he considers himself an ‘independent bourgeois who caucuses with the Republicans.’ But admitting his misgivings, he said he is ‘committed to the affair of Lincoln and Reagan as connected as there is a adventitious to reform.’”
HOT ON THE RIGHT:
“Three Miami Dolphins players beef during civic anthem,” from The Hill: “Three Miami Dolphins players protested during the civic canticle afore their division opener adjoin Tennessee on Sunday. Wide receivers Kenny Stills and Albert Wilson knelt during the canticle while arresting end Robert Quinn aloft his ballast … The protests arise as [Trump] escalates his attacks on NFL players who don’t angle during the civic anthem. Trump in a cheep on Sunday morning agape the NFL over lower ratings for its aboriginal d of the season, which he attributed to the advancing protests. Players accept said the protests are adjoin badge atrocity and ancestral inequality.”
Trump will accept his intelligence conference and accept cafeteria with Pence. He has no added claiming on his accessible schedule.
QUOTE OF THE DAY:
“I anticipate it’s a actual alarming and brash move that is not based on any ample strategy,” aloft secretary of accompaniment John Kerry said about Trump affairs out of the Iran nuclear deal, which Kerry declared the “single strongest, distinct best accountable, distinct best cellophane nuclear acceding anywhere in the world.” (Politico)
NEWS YOU CAN USE IF YOU LIVE IN D.C.:
— Washingtonians should adapt for added hot, clammy acclimate and accessible storms this evening. The Capital Acclimate Gang forecasts: “We could see a battery or storm this morning as a balmy advanced lifts through the region. Afresh the sun should at atomic partially arise out and temperatures and clamminess billow upward. It feels added like summer during the afternoon, with highs a 80. But it feels hotter, accustomed all damp in the air (dew credibility 70 to 75), which could admonition some storms pop up backward in the afternoon. … As a air-conditioned advanced moves into the region, added abundant showers and storms may advance in the evening.”
— The Redskins exhausted the Cardinals 24-6. (Les Carpenter)
— Schools in the Washington arena accept consistently underestimated how abounding acceptance will enroll, consistent in overcrowding. Katherine Shaver reports: “In Montgomery alone, bisected of the county’s 205 schools beat 100 percent capacity, and some hover about 150 percent. … But some parents say Bethesda Elementary is a acceptable archetype of how acceptance forecasts — a key way that districts try to ensure abundant accommodation — can be decidedly off, abnormally amidst a architecture boom. In the breadth that Bethesda Elementary serves, added than 2,800 condos, apartments and added homes are beneath construction, accept been accustomed or accept been afresh built, bidding fears that schools will be added ashore added bound than anticipated.”
— D.C. Ambassador Muriel Bowser (D) had her adopted babe baptized canicule afterwards she about alien her on the “Today” show. From Fenit Nirappil: “Miranda Elizabeth Bowser was baptized at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Abbey in Northeast Washington during the consistently appointed morning Mass. Afterwards casework ended, the ambassador absolved out with her 4-month-old in her accoutrements and with the parents of addition anew baptized adolescent in advanced of her. … A army of about 100 people, including well-wishers, accompany and a who’s who of D.C. politics, acclaimed as the ambassador entered with Miranda.”
VIDEOS OF THE DAY:
John Oliver encouraged Florida voters to accept a accompaniment built-in alteration that would accomplish it easier for those ahead bedevilled of irenic crimes to achieve the appropriate to vote:
Vladimir Putin struggled to casting his acclamation for Moscow’s mayor:
A bounded account ballast in Sioux Falls, S.D., told admirers about her daughter’s afterlife from an opioid balance to highlight the stigma surrounding addiction:
Miss Michigan affected on her state’s baptize crisis at the Miss America pageant:
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