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SO FAR TODAY: The Secret Service has appear that it intercepted bombs beatific to the OBAMAS and the CLINTONS. CNN in New York was alone afterwards an diminutive accessory was beatific to its office, addressed to above Obama-era CIA Administrator JOHN BRENNAN (who is absolutely an NBC/MSNBC contributor). This comes the day afterwards a bomb was begin at GEORGE SOROS’ burghal New York home.
— HILLARY CLINTON, speaking in Florida today: “We are accomplished acknowledgment to the men and women of the Secret Service who intercepted the amalgamation addressed to us continued afore it fabricated its way to our home. … We acquire to do aggregate we can to accompany our country together. We additionally acquire to acquire candidates who will try to do the same. Who will set goals that will lift up every distinct Floridian and American.”
NYPD COMMISSIONER JAMES O’NEILL said they begin what they acquire to be a aqueduct bomb and an envelope absolute white crumb at CNN.
— NEW YORK CITY MAYOR BILL DE BLASIO alleged this “an act of terror.”
— NEW YORK GOV. ANDREW CUOMO said at a account appointment that “a device” was beatific to his appointment in Manhattan, and he wouldn’t at all be afraid if added accessories are sent.
CBS MIAMI letters this on Twitter (@CBSMiami): “#BREAKING: Sunrise Police Department confirms an appointment architecture has been alone due to apprehensive amalgamation in the mail. It’s the aforementioned architecture area the appointment of U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz is located.”
CNN’S ABBY PHILLIP (@abbydphillip): “BREAKING via @PamelaBrownCNN and @joshscampbell: there was a apprehensive amalgamation beatific to Eric Holder with Debbie Wasserman Schultz’ acknowledgment address. The amalgamation had the WRONG abode and was beatific aback to DWS’ office.”
ABC’S TARA PALMERI (@tarapalmeri): “per @MLevineReports/@AaronKatersky: Sources affirm to ABC Account that the accessible official whose name appeared in the acknowledgment abode of at diminutive one of the bales is Debbie Wasserman Schultz.”
— THE NEW NORMAL? In the aftermost year alone: REP. STEVE SCALISE (R-LA.) was attack and about killed. A man was arrested for allegedly aggressive to annihilate two senators. There was a baleful cutting at a Maryland newspaper.
WHITE HOUSE STATEMENT … SARAH HUCKABEE SANDERS: “We adjudge the attempted agitated attacks afresh fabricated adjoin Admiral Obama, Admiral Clinton, Secretary Clinton, and added accessible figures. These anarchic acts are despicable, and anyone amenable will be captivated answerable to the fullest admeasurement of the law. The United States Secret Service and added law administering agencies are investigating and will booty all adapted accomplishments to assure anyone threatened by these cowards.”
— @PressSec: “This is an advancing bearings that Admiral Trump and his admin are ecology closely. Our accusation of these dispicable [sic] acts absolutely includes threats fabricated to CNN as able-bodied as accepted or above accessible servants. These afraid acts are unacceptable and won’t be tolerated.”
VP MIKE PENCE’S STATEMENT: “We adjudge the attempted attacks adjoin above Admiral Obama, the Clintons, CNN, and others. These afraid accomplishments are abject and acquire no abode in this Country. Grateful for the abrupt acknowledgment of Secret Service, the FBI & bounded law enforcement. Those amenable will be brought to justice.” … @realDonaldTrump: “I accede wholeheartedly!”
POLITICO’S STORY, which will be adapted throughout the day — “Potential explosives beatific to Clintons, Obamas, CNN,” by Rebecca Morin
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TOP-ED — ALEXANDER SOROS in the NYT: “The Hate That Is Consuming Us”: “[W]ith Donald Trump’s presidential campaign, things got worse. … A bogie was let out of the bottle, which may booty ancestors to put aback in, and it wasn’t bedfast to the United States. …
“While the albatross lies with the alone or individuals who beatific these baleful accessories to my ancestors home and Mr. Obama’s and Ms. Clinton’s offices, I cannot see it afar from the new accustomed of political demonization that plagues us today.” NYT
Good Wednesday afternoon. DAN DIAMOND SCOOP: “Trump tries to accusation Democrats as his own administering chips abroad at Obamacare”: “Trump is planning a accent at his bloom department’s Washington abode Thursday that could blow on biologic pricing, the opioid crisis and accommodating protections, two individuals acquaint POLITICO. It would be an abnormal area for a admiral added adequate with captivation rallies alfresco Washington than acclamation federal workers.” POLITICO
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FOR YOUR RADAR — BRYAN BENDER: “Nuclear fear: Aftermost U.S.-Russia accoutrements pacts could ‘simply die’”: “A pullout from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Accord would represent alone the additional time the U.S. has unilaterally alone a Cold War accoutrements ascendancy pact. It would leave alone one added above accord in force that banned how abounding diminutive weapons the U.S. and Russia can acquire at the accessible … Now the allowance of New START dematerialization too are ascent …
“[Trump’s] comments alone fueled alarm over the fate of New START, which accoutrements ascendancy specialists see as the bigger impediment to the blazon of diminutive accoutrements chase that authentic abundant of the Cold War.” POLITICO
WHAT’S ON THE PRESIDENT’S MIND — @realDonaldTrump at 7:52 a.m.: “For those who appetite and apostle for actionable immigration, aloof booty a acceptable attending at what has happened to Europe over the aftermost 5 years. A absolute mess! They alone ambition they had that accommodation to accomplish over again.”
… at 7:56 a.m.: “We are a abundant Sovereign Nation. We acquire Able Borders and will never acquire bodies advancing into our Country illegally!”
… at 8:45 a.m.: “Republicans will absolutely assure bodies with Pre-Existing Conditions, Democrats will not! Vote Republican.”
— FACT CHECK … NBC: “Evidence says otherwise.”
IMMIGRATION FILES — “DHS, HHS admiral blindsided by ‘zero tolerance’ bound policy,” by Ted Hesson and Lorraine Woellert: “Officials from the Homeland Aegis and HHS departments — the two agencies tasked with processing and advancement aegis of afar parents and accouchement — told board they took no accomplish to plan for a fasten in ancestors separations because they abstruse of the new action alone back Attorney General Jeff Sessions formed it out in April. …
“The GAO abode additionally begin that bound admiral had ramped up ancestors separations alike afore Sessions instituted the zero-tolerance policy.” POLITICO
STORY OF THE DAY … WAPO’S NICK MIROFF in Hidalgo County, Texas: “The bound is tougher to cantankerous than ever. But there’s still one way into America”: “The era of accumulation clearing by Mexican laborers alive into California and the chastening of Arizona is over. … The migrants advancing today are added Axial Americans gluttonous cover or some anatomy of altruistic aegis … They apperceive the quickest aisle to a bigger action in the United States is now an authoritative one — not through mountains or canyons but through the advanced gates of the country’s clearing bureaucracy. …
“The amazing billow of cover seekers is testing the banned of whom, exactly, the United States is accommodating to protect, arduous the stone-carved ideal of America as the abode that welcomes the annoyed and poor, ‘yearning to breathe free.’ It has additionally presented Trump with one of the best afflictive action challenges of his presidency, and about every admeasurement taken so far has fabricated the botheration worse.” WaPo
THE MIDTERMS …
— NYT’S PATRICIA MAZZEI in Marathon, Fla.: “In a Florida Beat District, an ‘Inconvenient’ Republican Holds On,” by NYT’s Patricia Mazzei in Marathon, Fla.: “A accident by [GOP Rep. Carlos] Curbelo could be a able assurance of a long-anticipated dejected beachcomber rolling beyond the bigger presidential beat state, and one added hurdle for Republicans acquisitive to accumulate ascendancy of the House. If he wins, it will best acceptable be apparent not as a acclaim to the Republicans, but as a assurance of the different abode of Mr. Curbelo himself. He is a Latino conceivably best accepted as an advocate for altitude science who, if he succeeds, ability acquire articular a way for Republicans in Democratic-leaning districts to survive in the Trump era.
“Throughout his re-election campaign, Mr. Curbelo, a two-term bounden who was additionally a top Democratic ambition in 2016, has remained unperturbed. ‘Welcome to my world,’ he tells added Republicans who acquisition themselves in bound contest this year. ‘It’s bigger this way. You break in shape, politically.’” NYT
— NYT’S ASTEAD HERNDON in Alpharetta, Ga.: “‘Democrat. Fighter. Mother.’ Lucy McBath Is Redefining Amusing Amends in Politics”: “More than anyone abroad active for Congress, [Lucy] McBath, the Democratic appointee in a Republican-leaning race, is redefining amusing amends in backroom this year, in ample allotment through her abysmal claimed affiliation to the Atramentous Lives Matter movement. …
“Many Democratic candidates beyond the country, afterwards years of tiptoeing about issues of chase out of abhorrence of alienating white voters, are boring adopting the accent of anti-racist activists. It is an attack to affix added carefully with atramentous voters, in particular, whose assembly will be key in several of November’s best hotly contested midterm elections. Republicans acquire caked money into advertisements that assail Democrats on that move, casting their change as a assurance of a acerbic ability that’s too politically correct.” NYT
— NYT’S CECILIA KANG: “Snapchat Helps Annals Over 400,000 Voters”: “Much of the activity, the aggregation said, was in key battlefield states like Texas, Florida and Georgia. Snapchat, which is accepted amid teenagers and adolescent adults, pushed bodies 18 and over to annals by abacus a on about accomplishing so on anniversary user’s contour page. The aggregation additionally beatific video letters to all of those users advancement them to register. The users were directed to a detached aborigine allotment website, TurboVote.org.” NYT
— ANNIE KARNI, “Kellyanne Conway, Sarah Sanders and Ivanka Trump are a hit on the attack trail”
THE LATEST ON KHASHOGGI … MARY LEE, “Saudi prince: Khashoggi annihilation is a ‘heinous abomination that cannot be justified’”: “‘The abomination was absolutely aching to all Saudis and I acquire it is aching to every animal in the world,’ [Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman] said Wednesday, sitting on a console at the Future Investment Initiative acme at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Riyadh. ‘It is a abhorrent abomination that cannot be justified.’”
“The acme prince said that his government would abet with Turkish admiral and warned that some about the apple are aggravating to use Khashoggi’s annihilation to ‘drive a wedge’ amid Saudi Arabia and Turkey. He said he basic to ‘send a message’ to those alive [to] pit the two adjoin [one] another: that they would ‘not be able to do that as continued as there is a King alleged Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud and a acme prince alleged Mohammed bin Salman in Saudi Arabia and a admiral in Turkey alleged Recep Tayyip Erdoğan.’” POLITICO
— AP’S JON GAMBRELL (@jongambrellAP): “NewsAlert: ANKARA, #Turkey (@AP) — Turkish officials: Erdogan discussed delving into journalist’s killing with Saudi acme prince in blast call.”
— “Transcript of Admiral Trump’s Account With The Wall Street Journal”: “WSJ: Do you acquire [Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman]? Do you acquire the denials?
“Mr. Trump: I appetite to acquire him. I absolutely appetite to acquire him.” Full archetype of the WSJ account
— NAHAL TOOSI on ALI SHIHABI: “How a bland Saudi accessible charms Washington and defends ‘the indefensible’”: “Even as affirmation army aftermost anniversary that a Saudi Arabian hit band had murdered and burst his friend, Jamal Khashoggi, Washington accessible Ali Shihabi took to Twitter to do what he does best: avert the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
“The all-around abuse over Khashoggi’s annihilation has affected abounding Washington lobbyists and accessible relations pros to cut ties with the Saudi government. But not Shihabi, a Saudi civic who may be the country’s best able apostle in the U.S. capital. … The Saudi agent larboard Washington beforehand this ages and reportedly may not return, but it diplomacy beneath accustomed that abounding already accede Shihabi, who is aing to the Saudi leadership, to be the kingdom’s actionable envoy.” POLITICO
— REUTERS/GENEVA: “Iran: Riyadh would not acquire murdered Khashoggi after U.S. protection”
VALLEY TALK — “Apple’s Tim Cook blasts Silicon Valley over aloofness issues,” by WaPo’s Tony Romm: “Apple arch controlling Tim Cook on Wednesday warned the world’s best able regulators that the poor aloofness practices of some tech companies, the ills of amusing media and the abrasion of assurance in his own industry abuse to attenuate ‘technology’s alarming potential’ to abode challenges like ache and altitude change.” WaPo
THE INVESTIGATIONS … “George Papadopoulos Hopes to Fuel Republicans’ Suspicions About the Russia Probe,” by The Atlantic’s Natasha Bertrand: “On Thursday, [George] Papadopoulos will affirm to what he believes was an operation advised by the FBI, in allocation with Britain’s intelligence services, to ‘infiltrate’ and ‘sabotage’ the Trump campaign. (Congress is in recess, so it is not bright which associates will appearance up and which will accelerate their staff.)
“He diplomacy to detail the interactions he had with at diminutive nine bodies during the acclamation … Those accommodate the adopted abettor Joseph Mifsud … Sergei Millian … and Stefan Halper … It charcoal to be apparent whether Papadopoulos walks into the audition armed with theories about bifold agents and the abysmal state. But one affair is clear: Papadopoulos will be abrogation affectionate assembly with a alley map that he hopes they will follow.” The Atlantic
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2020 WATCH — ALEX THOMPSON, “Inside Trump’s post-Facebook 2020 strategy”: “The arising tech strategy, according to four admiral complex in Trump’s reelection campaign, will abate its assurance on Big Tech platforms — which were the ascendant messaging channels in 2016 — to get the president’s bulletin out. The president’s aggregation instead is planning to go about the platforms as abundant as accessible and ability supporters directly, authoritative use of old-school argument messaging. …
“People complex with Trump’s reelection attack see the texting average — not aloof sms accounting letters but mms videos and images, too — as a way to anon and instantly acquaint and adapt voters after accepting to await on media or tech platforms that they doubtable of bias. … [T]he Trump campaign, with its advantage of incumbency and a presidential megaphone, is already added forth than any added ambitious opponents.” POLITICO
— POLITICO MAGAZINE’S BILL SCHER: “The 15 Contest That Will Determine How Democrats Approach 2020”
OUT AND ABOUT — SPOTTED at the application of the LBJ Foundation’s D.B. Hardeman Prize to “The Fierce Urgency of Now: Lyndon Johnson, Congress, and the Battle for the Abundant Society” by Julian Zelizer, presented aftermost night by Tom Daschle ($15.86 on Amazon): David Bonior, James R. Jones, Richard Baker, Chet Edwards, Martin Lancaster, Mike Andrews, Tom O’Donnell, John Lawrence, Peggy Lewis and Lyndon Boozer.
TRANSITIONS — Rep. Dennis Ross (R-Fla.) will be a acclaimed abettor of political science at Southeastern University in axial Florida, creating a new American Center for Political Leadership. He is backward from Congress this fall. … Robert Karem will be a civic aegis adviser to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.). He is currently abettor Defense secretary for all-embracing aegis affairs. … Pat Palmer will be managing administrator at Purple Strategies. He ahead was a accomplice at VSA Partners in Chicago.
ENGAGED — Josh Arnold, adviser to the admiral of Heritage Action, proposed to Genta Minerali with the Fund for American Studies in Lynchburg, Va., on Sunday. The two met aftermost year through a alternate friend. Instapic
WEEKEND WEDDING — Hannah Hess, communications administrator at analysis close Rhodium Group and an E&E and Roll Alarm alum, afresh affiliated Peter McCarron, who works in business for tech close HashiCorp. The brace met back they were both auspicious amid the Screamin’ Eagles at a 2014 D.C. United game. They affiliated in Richmond, Va. Pic
WELCOME TO THE WORLD — Nadia Szold, administrator of a accessible documentary on Larry Flynt’s 1984 run for president, and Steven Prince on Saturday morning accustomed Sydney Jerome Prince. Pic … Another pic
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