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The Daily 202: Anti-Trump backlash fuels a Democratic sweep in Virginia and elections throughout the nation

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With Breanne Deppisch and Joanie Greve

THE BIG IDEA: Tuesday was one of the best day for Democrats politically since Barack Obama gained reelection in 2012. Remember, conservatives scored important victories within the November 2014, 2015 and 2016 elections. Democrats desperately wanted some wins after they went all-in on a House particular election in Georgia this spring and misplaced. Last night time, they received them.

Voters got here out in droves. They braved the rain and the chilly to ship a message to President Trump. The outcomes throughout the nation signify nothing lower than a stinging repudiation of Trump on the primary anniversary of his election.

— Democrat Ralph Northam was elected governor of Virginia Tuesday by an unexpectedly giant margin of 9 proportion factors. He gained extra votes than any earlier candidate for Virginia governor.

Republican Ed Gillespie couldn’t escape Trump’s unpopularity, regardless of his finest efforts to string the needle. Four in 10 Virginia voters yesterday authorised of the job that the president is doing, in line with preliminary exit polls. Gillespie acquired over 9 in 10 votes from Trump approvers, however among the many bigger group of Trump disapprovers, Northam had almost as giant a bonus: 87 p.c.

Trump’s impression on the race was additionally clear from different questions within the exit polling: 34 p.c of voters mentioned expressing opposition to Trump was a cause for his or her vote, with nearly all of this group favoring Northam, per our in-house pollster Scott Clement. Half as many (17 p.c) sought to precise badist for the president, whereas 47 p.c mentioned Trump was not an element of their selection.

— Women made the distinction. White ladies with school levels — a gaggle that break up evenly within the 2013 Virginia governor’s election — favored Northam by 16 factors over Gillespie in preliminary exit polling, 58 p.c to 42 p.c. Northam’s margin is greater than twice as extensive because the margin Hillary Clinton gained these voters by final yr, 50 p.c to 44 p.c.

Married ladies voted for Northam by 10 factors in line with preliminary exit polls, 54 p.c to 44 p.c. In the 2016 presidential election, Trump eked out a one-point lead with this group, 48 p.c to 47 p.c. Married ladies consisted of 30 p.c of Virginia voters this yr, about the identical share as in 2016 and 2014. (Check out our interactive exit ballot graphic right here.)

— Rep. Scott Taylor, a Republican who represents Virginia Beach, mentioned each Democrats and Republicans registered their disenchantment with Trump. “I don’t know how you get around that this wasn’t a referendum on the administration, I just don’t,” he advised reporters. “Some of the very divisive rhetoric really prompted and helped usher in a really high Democratic turnout in Virginia.”

“Ed couldn’t escape being a proxy for Trump, which killed him,” added Tom Davis, the previous GOP congressman who represented Northern Virginia. “It’s a huge drag on the ticket,” he advised Paul Schwartzman. “It motivated the Democratic base. Democrats came out en mbade in protest. This was their first chance to mobilize the base. The lesson here is that Republicans have to get their act together. Ed did as well as he could do with the hand he was dealt.”

— Tweeting from South Korea, Trump shortly distanced himself from Gillespie — who he had embraced earlier within the day:

Ed Gillespie labored laborious however didn’t embrace me or what I stand for. Don’t overlook, Republicans gained four out of four House seats, and with the economic system doing report numbers, we are going to proceed to win, even greater than earlier than!

— Donald J. Trump (@actualDonaldTrump) November Eight, 2017

— But Democrats prevailed final night time from sea to shining sea, up and down the poll:

  • Maine, the place Trump gained an electoral vote final yr, turned the primary state to broaden Medicaid by way of poll initiative. Despite energetic opposition from the Republican governor and an inflow of out of doors cash, the measure handed by a virtually 20-point margin. This will imply health-care protection for an estimated 70,000 low-income residents.
  • Democrat Phil Murphy, a former banker and first-time candidate, gained the New Jersey governor’s race by 13 factors over Chris Christie’s lieutenant governor. That’s on par with Clinton’s margin a yr in the past, however it’s a outstanding turnabout from 4 years in the past — when Christie received reelected with a 22-point margin of victory. It implies that Democrats can have unified management of the Garden State’s authorities.
  • By profitable a particular election, Democrats took management of the Senate in Washington State. This provides the celebration full management of all three states on the West Coast: a blue wall of kinds.

— Democrats didn’t simply run up the rating on blue turf, although:

— For the primary time, Democrats have been profitable as a result of of Obamacare — not regardless of it. Maine approving Medicaid growth by such a margin must be a warning signal for Republicans to tread very fastidiously with regards to their persevering with efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act.

In Virginia, the community exit ballot requested respondents which one in all 5 points mattered most in deciding their vote for governor: 39 p.c mentioned well being care, way over some other problem. And health-care centered voters favored Northam by a large 77 p.c to 23 p.c margin in preliminary exit polls. Gillespie gained handily amongst those that named taxes and immigration as their prime problem. The candidates break up amongst those that picked gun coverage.

— To perceive the true magnitude of the Democratic victory, look to the down-ballot races in Virginia. Democrats, a lot of them unknown first-time candidates, are poised to select up not less than 14 seats within the House of Delegates. Unofficial returns confirmed Democrats unseating not less than 11 Republicans and flipping three seats that had been occupied by GOP incumbents who didn’t search reelection. Four different races have been so shut that they qualify for a recount, and outcomes will decide management of the chamber. Democrats wanted to select up 17 seats to realize management of the House of Delegates. No one thought going into final night time that it was severely in play.

The outcomes marked essentially the most sweeping shift in command of the legislature for the reason that Watergate period,” writes Fenit Nirappil. “The biggest battleground for the House was Prince William, a Washington exurb where people of color constitute a majority of the population. A diverse group of five Democratic challengers hoped to channel demographic changes and Democratic energy to take seats held by white men — and all won.”

Virginia’s most socially conservative state lawmaker was ousted from workplace by a Democrat who can be one of many nation’s first brazenly transgender elected officers. The race pitted Danica Roem, a 33-year-old former journalist who started her bodily gender transition 4 years in the past, towards Robert G. Marshall, a 13-term incumbent who referred to as himself Virginia’s “chief homophobe” and earlier this yr launched a “bathroom bill” that died in committee. “Discrimination is a disqualifier,” Roem mentioned in her victory speech, per Antonio Olivo.

“This is a tidal wave,” mentioned David Wbaderman, who tracks U.S. House races for the nonpartisan Cook Political Report. “It’s hard to … conclude anything other than that Democrats are the current favorite for control of the House in 2018.”

One ominous signal for congressional Republicans: Northam gained the district held by Rep. Barbara Comstock (R-Va.) within the D.C. suburbs by 13 factors.

Several different Democrats who gained these down-ballot races are going to have nationwide profiles: In southwest Virginia, former tv information anchor Chris Hurst — whose girlfriend was fatally shot throughout a stay broadcast in 2015 — toppled Republican incumbent Joseph Yost.

The outcomes are an enormous validation for outgoing Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D), who’s term-limited and will use the good points as a rationale to run for president in 2020. He was stunned by the size of the pick-ups. “I always say you’re going to get it back because you have to say that politically, but in my mind I was thinking six to eight [seats gained] would have been a great night for the Democrats,” he advised one in all my colleagues.

Virginia’s General Assembly has a well-earned repute as an previous boy’s membership, however the composition of the physique modified bigly final night time: All 14 of the seats that Democrats flipped are held by GOP males. Ten of their replacements can be ladies.

Supporters of Ralph Northam cheer as he speaks at his victory rally at George Mason University in Fairfax. (Michael Robinson Chavez/The Washington Post)

MORE ON TURNOUT:

— Trump proved to be simply the boogeyman that Democrats have wanted to provoke their liberal base for an off-year election when Obama was not on the poll: 28 p.c of voters recognized as liberals in preliminary exit polls, up eight factors from the 2013 governor’s race and two factors from final yr. Democrats composed 41 p.c of the voters, up 4 factors from 2013 and one level from final yr. Republicans have been 31 p.c of the voters, a report low in twenty years of exit polls.

— Turnout was the very best in 20 years for a gubernatorial race, 5 proportion factors and 10 proportion factors larger than the final two. “Northam’s vote margin in Hampton Roads was more than 4,000 votes bigger than Clinton’s last year, a surprise since so many more people vote in presidential elections. Northam’s military background and hometown on the Eastern Shore may have provided extra momentum in that region,” Dan Keating and Kevin Uhrmacher clarify. “Northam’s margin in Central Virginia around Richmond was similarly more than 4,000 votes bigger than Clinton’s there. His margin in Northern Virginia did not top Clinton’s, but it was bigger than [Obama] won it by in either of his winning campaigns. … Gillespie was not able to mount anywhere close to Trump’s margins in the Republican areas.” Consider this superb statistic:

In 2014, Gillespie gained Loudoun County (DC exurbs) by 456 votes.

He misplaced it in the present day by 23,432 votes.

— Dave Weigel (@daveweigel) November Eight, 2017

Here’s a cool visualization of how turnout modified by area in comparison with the earlier governor’s race:

(The enormous liberal turnout in Northern Virginia is particularly outstanding when you think about large rainstorm was pummeling the D.C. suburbs throughout rush hour final night time.)

— Nonwhite voters turned out at presidential election charges in Virginia, shocking the consultants who have been making an attempt to mannequin the election on either side. African Americans accounted for 21 p.c of voters, in line with the exits, the identical as in 2016. When McAuliffe gained 4 years in the past, nonwhite voters accounted for 28 p.c of the voters. On Tuesday, they made up 33 p.c of those that voted. That 5 p.c is pivotal as a result of black voters favored Northam by a 73-point margin and Hispanics favored Northam by 33 factors. 

From The Upshot:

Turnout in precincts the place Hispanic *or* Asian voters signify not less than 20% of the inhabitants is 15 p.c larger than our pre-election estimates.

— Nate Cohn (@Nate_Cohn) November Eight, 2017

Obama went to Richmond final month for his first marketing campaign rally since leaving the White House to badist gin up African American turnout. “Off-year elections, midterm elections — Democrats sometimes, y’all get a little sleepy. You get a little complacent,” the previous president mentioned in his speech. “And so as a consequence, folks wake up and they’re surprised — ‘How come we can’t get things through Congress? How come we can’t get things through the state house?’ Because you slept through the election!”

Well, Democrats weren’t sleeping yesterday.  

— Gillespie “suffered mightily from the utter failure of the Republicans in Washington to do what they said they’d do,” mentioned former Virginia legal professional normal Ken Cuccinelli (R), who misplaced the governor’s race 4 years in the past. “Trump is Trump,” he advised our Marc Fisher final night time. “Let’s not kid ourselves that he’s going to make any changes. It’s up to the Republicans in Congress. If they can’t deliver to their voters, those voters simply won’t come out, and that should scare the bejesus out of the Republicans in Washington.”

Seattle Mayor-elect Jenny Durkan, proper, joins supporters waving indicators on Tuesday. (Ted S. Warren/AP)

A NIGHT OF FIRSTS:

  • Seattle elected its first brazenly bad mayor and the primary lady for the reason that 1920s. (The Advocate)
  • St. Paul, Minn., elected its first black mayor. (Star Tribune)
  • In Minneapolis, voters elected town’s first transgender council member. Andrea Jenkins, who’s black, turns into the primary transgender lady of colour elected to public workplace in a significant U.S. metropolis. (Strib)
  • Justin Fairfax, who was elected lieutenant governor in Virginia, is the primary African American elected to a statewide workplace within the commonwealth since L. Douglas Wilder gained as governor in 1989.

OTHER RESULTS:

  • The Republican mayor of Provo, Utah, was elected in a particular election to fill the vacant seat of Jason Chaffetz, who resigned so he may develop into a speaking head on Fox News. John Curtis ran because the pragmatic chief of Utah’s third-largest metropolis, per Mike DeBonis. “Democrat Kathie Allen, a physician and first-time political candidate, had 26 percent, while Jim Bennett, who ran as nominee of the United Utah Party and is the son of former Republican Sen. Robert F. Bennett, had 9 percent.”
  • Bill de Blasio simply gained a second time period as mayor of New York City. (Dave Weigel)
  • Boston Mayor Marty Walsh was reelected by a 30-point margin. (Boston Globe)
  • Progressive lawyer Larry Krasner’s inconceivable bid to develop into Philadelphia’s district legal professional proved victorious. The Philly Inquirer experiences: “[T]he 56-year-old was badailed from the start of his campaign by critics as unsuitable for the job — as an attorney best known for taking on civil rights cases and suing the Philadelphia Police Department. It was for some of the same reasons that he drew support from activists demanding criminal justice reform from an office they deemed unfair[.]”

MORE WAPO TEAM COVERAGE:

— “Republicans seek new path after failure of Gillespie’s ‘Trumpism without Trump,’” by Michael Scherer and David Weigel: It was not clear additional embrace would have produced any higher outcomes. In the quick time period, the defeat is prone to broaden a deepening divide between conventional Republicans, who’ve misplaced affect amongst grbad-roots GOP voters, and the brand new populist conservatives who’ve embraced the polarizing method of the president. In the aftermath of defeat, some Republicans referred to as for staying the course. Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) argued that the answer for the Virginia Republicans’ woes was operating Corey Stewart, a former Trump marketing campaign adviser who misplaced the first to Gillespie, within the 2018 Senate marketing campaign towards Tim Kaine.”

— “The shape of Northam’s victory gave Democrats both hope and pause,” writes Marc Fisher. “He drew larger portions of the vote than Clinton did in every region of Virginia, outperforming her especially among young people and white women with college degrees, according to preliminary exit polls. But Northam failed to make gains in Democratic weak spots such as with rural and less-educated voters.”

— From The Washington Post’s opinion web page:

WHAT SMART COMMENTATORS ARE SAYING ELSEWHERE:

  • The Richmond Times-Dispatch’s Jeff Schapiro: “Northam, with the strongest performance for a Democratic gubernatorial candidate since Gerald L. Baliles in 1985, has strengthened his party’s grip on the crucial — and growing — suburban vote, largely isolating Republicans in the thinly populated, Trump-friendly countryside.”
  • New York Times columnist Frank Bruni: “Just once we wanted an indication that his America just isn’t all of America, Virginia got here to the rescue and gave us a vivid one. And I badure you that the Republicans up for re-election in 2018 noticed it, shuddered and can spend the subsequent weeks and months making an attempt to determine simply how a lot hbadle their celebration is in and exactly how one can restore it[.]”
  • The Wall Street Journal’s Janet Hook and Joshua Jamerson: “The [Democratic Party’s] activists confirmed they may help even a low-key campaigner like Mr. Northam, who was second selection for a lot of progressives who supported his main rival, former Rep. Tom Perriello.”
  • CNN’s Chris Cillizza: “[T]he easy reality while you have a look at turnout patterns in locations like Chesterfield and Loudoun, is that a lot of Virginia voters — together with some first rate chunk of multinational GOPers – jumped on the likelihood to ship Trump a really clear message that they did not like what he was promoting. They did not prefer it in any respect.”
  • Washington Examiner’s David Drucker: “For GOP, Virginia reveals dangers of Trump and a do-nothing Congress.”
  • The Atlantic’s David A. Graham: “[Gillespie] went out of his way, and broke with his longstanding political profile, to embrace what Trump stood for, and lost anyway.”
  • National Review’s Jim Geraghty: “[T]he key lesson of the night time goes far past Gillespie. Right now, the Republican celebration’s model in Virginia is dust. Throw within the failure to make New Jersey even remotely aggressive, and tonight is about as dangerous as it might get for the GOP — a way of déjà vu from the outcomes throughout the nation 2006 and 2008.”
  • Politico’s Bill Scher: “[O]nce the fun of victory fades, the sharp inside divisions (amongst Democrats) that surfaced within the closing days of the marketing campaign gained’t be simply put aside. Every skirmish amongst Virginia’s Democrats badociated to the large existential questions that stay in regards to the Democratic Party’s nationwide route. And the exact manner Northam gained is unlikely to provide consensus among the many squabbling factions.”

HOW THE RETURNS PLAYED ON SOCIAL MEDIA:

Yes, Virginia went for Clinton final yr. Yes, the demographics are altering. But it was something however inevitable that Northam would win.

From the director of the Center for Politics on the University of Virginia:

Dear Pundit Friends, please cease attributing this D landslide in VA to “changing demographics”. VA hasn’t modified that a lot since final Nov. Eight (Hillary by 5%). The greater clarification is a backlash to Trump and Trumpism, pure and easy. #VAGov

— Larry Sabato (@LarrySabato) November Eight, 2017

— Gillespie’s embrace of divisive wedge points stored the race shut, however it was not sufficient. Democrats have been gleeful and expressed hope that Republicans elsewhere can be much less inclined to duplicate the ways in 2018.

From a former senior adviser to Barack Obama:

At least Ed Gillespie nonetheless has his dignity.

Oh wait, by no means thoughts. He offered his soul to Trumpism.

— Dan Pfeiffer (@danpfeiffer) November Eight, 2017

From Obama’s former chief speechwriter:

In case there was any doubt: the Resistance is actual.

— Jon Favreau (@jonfavs) November Eight, 2017

From the MSNBC host:

Another query: how do Republicans react to Gillespie dropping? Does this give them pause about operating as Trumpist, anti-immigrant neo-confederates?

— Joy Reid (@JoyAnnReid) November Eight, 2017

The New Republic’s senior editor pinned Gillespie’s defeat on a sure Confederate normal:

Once once more, Robert E. Lee seems to be a loser.

— Jeet Heer (@HeerJeet) November Eight, 2017

From a spokesman for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee:

Now we have now to construct a statue of Ed Gillespie, in any other case how will future generations know who misplaced this election? https://t.co/EsyENT6tKe

— Patrick Burgwinkle (@Burgwinkle) November Eight, 2017

— Many institution Republicans have been relieved that Gillespie’s embrace of Trumpism didn’t work. From the chief strategist for Ohio Gov. John Kasich (R), a attainable 2020 challenger to Trump:

Another factor GOP candidates: to thine personal self be true. Don’t go down the trail of those nationalist loons and lose each the election & your honor. #TwoPaths

— John Weaver (@JWGOP) November Eight, 2017

— But many on the correct mentioned that their losses have been so dangerous as a result of Republicans haven’t stored their guarantees, particularly on immigration. From Ann Coulter:

If @actualDonaldTrump does not hold his marketing campaign promise to construct a wall & deport illegals, what occurred to VA will occur to the complete nation.

— Ann Coulter (@AnnCoulter) November Eight, 2017

One headline proper now on Breitbart News? “The Republican Swamp Got the Loss they Wanted, Now They’re Going to Try to Tame Us.” For his half, Jerry Falwell Jr., the president of Liberty University, blamed the loss on the rising dominance of the suburbs exterior Washington in Virginia politics and provided a novel concept:

DC ought to annex NOVA and return the governance of VA to Virginians! The founders supposed DC to incorporate all fed staff who’re conflicted

— Jerry Falwell (@JerryFalwellJr) November Eight, 2017

WHILE YOU WERE SLEEPING:

TRUMP IN ASIA:

— Trump harshly denounced North Korea and its nuclear ambitions throughout a speech to the South Korean National Assembly. Ashley Parker and David Nakamura report: “In a 35-minute speech right here, for which he acquired a standing ovation, Trump provided a tricky and blunt message to Pyongyang and dictator Kim Jong Un: ‘Do not underestimate us. And do not try us. We will defend our common spirit, our shared prosperity and our sacred liberty.’ But the president drew no pink strains for what would immediate the United States to make use of navy drive, nor did he provide any extra concepts on how one can coax North Korea to the negotiating desk.”

  • The Fix’s Callum Borchers annotated the deal with right here.

— Trump additionally tried to make a shock go to to the DMZ however was pressured to show again due to dangerous climate. Our colleagues report: President Moon Jae-in “had been expected to join Trump at the border, in what White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders billed as a ‘historic moment’ — the first time leaders of both the United States and South Korea would have visited the DMZ together. The trip was kept under great secrecy, with Sanders alerting reporters traveling with the president to the surprise visit by holding up a piece of paper on which ‘DMZ’ had been scrawled and announcing, ‘This is where we’re going.’”

— Trump now heads to China, a rustic the place social media platforms like Twitter are banned, David Nakamura notes: “President Xi Jinping has overseen a deepening crackdown on the Internet, utilizing the ‘great firewall’ to stifle self-expression within the identify of bolstering the already tight grip over society by the Communist Party. Foreigners are usually nonetheless capable of tweet by way of their cellphones, and Trump is predicted to proceed his day by day dose of high-octane missives over the three-day state go to, however it’s what he would possibly selected to not say that might ship a extra delicate however equally necessary message. … Trump’s predecessor, Barack Obama, spoke out in badist of free speech in two visits to China. But Trump … has proven little inkling for confronting Xi on the difficulty[.]

GET SMART FAST:​​

  1. Syria mentioned it’ll be part of the Paris local weather accord — placing the United States actually at odds with each different nation on the planet with regards to combating local weather change. Meanwhile, consultants seized on the second to rebuke Trump’s withdrawal from the accord, accusing the president of “isolating the U.S. on the world stage” in an “embarrbading and dangerous” place. (Brady Dennis)
  2. A juror within the corruption trial of Sen. Bob Menendez (D-N.J.) requested the decide to outline the phrase “senator.” Bloomberg’s David Voreacos and Neil Weinberg report: “U.S. District Judge William Walls declined to reply the query[.] … Walls advised jurors that they need to depend on their particular person and collective recollections to find out how one can outline a senator. The juror’s query, odd as it could have appeared, could have badociated as to whether Melgen may have been thought-about a Menendez constituent. Defense attorneys mentioned throughout the trial that Menendez regarded it as a part of his Senate work to take care of the pursuits of individuals past his dwelling state.”
  3. Disney will now not ban the Los Angeles Times from attending advance screenings of its motion pictures following an investigation of the corporate by the publication. The ban prompted intense backlash and boycott threats from distinguished critics’ organizations, information retailers and reporters. (New York Times)
  4. Former MLB all-star Roy Halladay died after a single-engine airplane he was flying crashed into the Gulf of Mexico. Halladay, 40, was a two-time Cy Young Award winner who acquired his pilot’s license after retiring 2013. He is survived by his spouse and two kids. (Marissa Payne and Des Bieler)
  5. Twitter doubled its character depend for all customers (together with the president). After a month of testing, Twitter introduced that the brand new 280-character restrict made customers extra prone to tweet and elevated engagement. (Hayley Tsukayama)
  6. Chicago neighborhood organizers fear in regards to the impact that Barack Obama’s presidential library can have on the South Side. Neighbors concern that the 20-acre middle will flip their neighborhood into one enormous vacationer attraction. (Krissah Thompson)
  7. A brand new article from the American Journal of Medicine presents clues in regards to the 1849 dying of Polish composer Frederic Chopin — whose coronary heart, per his request, was pickled in a jar, smuggled previous Russian authorities and encased within the stone pillar of a Warsaw church. (The remainder of his physique was buried in Paris). Now, after cautious examination, researchers imagine Chopin died of tuberculosis problems. (New York Times)
  8. Sheep can acknowledge human faces “about as well as monkeys or humans,” in line with a brand new examine from the University of Cambridge. Neuroscientists there efficiently skilled the woolly creatures to acknowledge human celebrities by face “in a matter of seconds” — suggesting some critical (and shocking!) sheep smarts. (Ben Guarino)
  9. In Japan, you possibly can pay an actor to impersonate a relative, partner, co-worker or acquaintance for any conceivable scenario — and for any size of time. In a weird, fascinating interview, Family Romance founder Ishii Yuichi mentioned his burgeoning enterprise, the difficult nature of human relationships and one in all his longest-running gigs: pretending, for eight years, to be the daddy of a 12-year-old woman. (The Atlantic)

TEXAS MOURNS:

— Texas church gunman Devin P. Kelley escaped from a psychological well being facility in 2012 after he was caught sneaking weapons onto an Air Force base and threatening his navy superiors. Eva Ruth Moravec and Mark Berman report: “The report said that officers with El Paso police were dispatched to a bus terminal after [Kelley’s] escape from a behavioral facility about seven miles away in New Mexico. Officers wrote that they were told Kelley ‘was a danger to himself and others’ at the time and noted that he ‘was also facing military criminal charges.’ Kelley was court-martialed that same year and convicted of abusing his wife and her son. … This revelation came as authorities continued to seek a fuller portrait of Kelley and also probed a breakdown in military protocols that failed to flag a domestic violence conviction meant to keep him from buying firearms.”

Meanwhile, extra chilling particulars of Kelley’s methodical church bloodbath continued to emerge:

  • “Officials say Kelley was inside the church for a lengthy period of time, moving around freely as he gunned down people gathered for Sunday morning services. One woman who was wounded during the carnage described Kelley firing at churchgoers who tried to leave, shooting round after round at those cowering or wounded on the church’s floor.”
  • “David Brown, whose mom, Farida, was shot in her legs, mentioned she described Kelley firing 4 photographs into the torso of a lady on her left[:] ‘With every shot, she was crying,’ Brown mentioned of the girl. ‘She was just staring at my mom while she tried to comfort her.’”

— One Florida college is now providing dad and mom the choice of buying bulletproof panels for college students to position of their backpacks within the case of a faculty capturing. The slim, custom-made armor plates weigh lower than a pound, defend towards quite a lot of bullets — and can be found for buy on the varsity’s web site together with mascot t-shirts and different spirit attire. “I’d moderately be ready for the worst than be caught after saying ‘Wow, I wish we would’ve carried out that,’” the varsity’s head of safety mentioned in an interview. (Travis M. Andrews)

— It’s one thing: Senators demanded that authorities companies correctly implement current gun-control legal guidelines. Karoun Demirjian experiences: “The Senate’s second-highest-ranking Republican introduced Tuesday that he was planning to file laws aimed toward forcing federal companies to add required details about infractions into the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS), and incentivizing state governments to do the identical. ‘Their record of compliance is lousy, it’s awful,’ Sen. John Cornyn (R-Tex.) complained on the Senate ground[.] … Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) additionally introduced Tuesday that he was becoming a member of forces with Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) ‘to prevent anyone convicted of domestic violence — be it in criminal or military court — from buying a gun[.]’”

— House Democrats tried and did not drive a vote establishing a choose committee on stopping gun violence. Ed O’Keefe experiences: “The invoice would set up a 12-member committee divided evenly between Republicans and Democrats to review the causes of mbad shootings, have a look at methods to revamp the gun background-check system, badysis how mentally sick individuals acquire firearms and discover methods to maintain home abusers from shopping for firearms. … During scheduled votes on different payments, Democrats used procedural motions to attempt to introduce the invoice on the ground and get a vote. It failed overwhelmingly. But the event is prone to spark recent Democratic badaults on Republicans for blocking such laws[.]

— California Rep. Ted Lieu (D) — take a look at his Twitter account for constant anti-Trump rants — walked out of Monday’s second of silence for the victims. “My colleagues are doing a moment of silence in the House . . .  I respect their right to do that and I myself have participated in many of them, but I can’t do this again,” Lieu mentioned in a video. “I’ve been to too many moments of silences. In just my short career in Congress, three of the worst mbad shootings in U.S. history have occurred. I will not be silent. What we need is we need action. We need to pbad gun safety legislation now.” (Cleve R. Wootson Jr.)

THE BIGGEST LOSER?:

–Calling into a gathering of prime financial adviser Gary Cohn and Senate Democrats on taxes, Trump mentioned the GOP plan was “so bad for rich people,” Damian Paletta, Mike DeBonis and Ed O’Keefe report. “’The deal is so bad for rich people, I had to throw in the estate tax just to give them something,’” Trump mentioned, in line with a number of individuals within the room who heard the president on the cellphone.” The president additionally mentioned he had spoken together with his personal accountant and “that he will be a ‘big loser’ if the deal is approved as written, according to the people, who spoke on the condition of anonymity to share details of the meeting. Others have said Trump would benefit from a number of provisions in the plan.”

–The House is predicted to vote on its tax draft subsequent week, however Senate GOPers will not launch their very own plan till tomorrow — and it is not anticipated to look the identical. Damian, Mike and Ed have extra: “Senate leaders have been exploring suspending the centerpiece of the trouble — an $845 billion company tax lower — till 2019[.] … At the identical time, Republican senators have been planning to get rid of the state and native tax deduction, going additional than the House, which retained a part of the favored tax break[.] … Senators additionally have been debating how to make sure that fewer of the plan’s advantages circulation to the rich and extra circulation to the center clbad. … Senate Republicans don’t plan to break down the seven earnings tax brackets that households and people pay into 4 brackets. The Senate plan is predicted to maintain roughly seven brackets[.]”

Spiking the deficit can be an issue: “Senate rules allow legislation to pbad with fewer than 60 votes only if it wouldn’t add to the deficit after 10 years[.] … If Republicans cannot find a way to limit the budget impact of the tax plan, they may be forced to make it temporary, GOP lawmakers say.”

–And do not forget, House pbadage is not badured. Conservatives and the Club for Growth’s rich donors are up in arms. Mike DeBonis and Ed O’Keefe report: “[Club for Growth] is calling on lawmakers to the cut tax rate on income over $1 million, which the House bill as currently written would leave unchanged at 39.6 percent. The group also wants the bill’s authors to make it easier for businesses to claim a lower 25 percent income tax rate, as well as to speed up their planned repeal of the estate tax, in a bid to promote economic growth. Meanwhile, groups including the National Right to Life Committee, Focus on the Family and the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops mobilized to restore an existing tax credit that’s worth up to $13,570 for families who adopt children.”

–The House Ways and Means Committee remains to be anticipated to approve its plan tomorrow and advance the invoice to a fill House vote subsequent week, Damian, Mike and Ed be aware.

–The particulars:

  • The Wall Street Journal’s Richard Rubin: “Most [U.S. households] are prone to see decrease tax payments below the Republican plan, however tens of millions are liable to larger taxes instantly, with the quantity dropping out rising over time, in line with badyses of the plan by Congress’s nonpartisan Joint Committee on Taxation.”
  • Steven Mufson: “[S]mall-business badociations say [the GOP proposals] badist huge enterprises, not small ones, and vowed Tuesday to sink the invoice in its present type. The National Football League, Fiat Chrysler, the Koch brothers’ Georgia-Pacific subsidiary, The Washington Post’s proprietor and greater than 500 Trump entities would qualify for a considerable tax break below the proposal. But the neighborhood dry cleaner or dentist can be out of luck.”
  • Renae Merle: “What is ‘carried interest’ and why it matters in the new GOP tax bill.”

Rep. Frank LoBiondo speaks in Trenton, N.J. (Mel Evans/AP)

REPUBLICANS LEAVE THE HILL:

— Two extra House Republicans are retiring: Frank LoBiondo, who represents a reasonable suburban district in New Jersey that can be up for grabs subsequent yr; and Ted Poe, whose Texas seat is secure for Republicans. The bulletins cap a rising wave of exits for Republicans on Capitol Hill, regardless of majority management of Washington (learn my write up in regards to the pattern right here).

Mike DeBonis experiences that “LoBiondo, a 12-term congressman, mentioned he wouldn’t search reelection subsequent yr, citing in an announcement the anticipated lack of key committee posts and an more and more bitter political setting. … [He said in a statement,] ‘Regrettably, our nation is now consumed by increasing political polarization; there is no longer middle ground to honestly debate issues and put forward solutions.’ . . . While LoBiondo has gained [New Jersey’s 2nd Congressional District] comfortably since he was first elected, in 1994, the district is nearly evenly divided between Republicans and Democrats and immediately turns into some of the probably seats to modify events within the 2018 midterms.”

Poe is leaving regardless of having gained his solidly pink district by 30 factors in 2016. (Politico)

THE WEINSTEIN EFFECT:

— The Senate took a step towards obligatory coaching on badual harbadment for members and workers. Elise Viebeck experiences: “A bipartisan group of senators led by Judiciary Committee Chairman Charles E. Grbadley (R-Iowa) introduced a resolution mandating periodic anti-harbadment training for senators, officers, aides and interns. The eight-page bill also orders the Senate to conduct a regular anonymous survey to gauge the prevalence of badual harbadment in its offices.”

— Rep. Brenda Lawrence (D-Mich.) positioned her chief of workers on go away after former staffers accused him of badual harbadment. Politico’s Rachael Bade and Heather Caygle report: “The Michigan Democrat suspended Dwayne Duron Marshall after POLITICO reported Tuesday on four former staffers’ accounts of how Marshall treated women in the office. The aides said he made frequent comments about their looks and engaged in occasional unwanted touching — something Marshall firmly denied in a statement. … Three of the four former aides said they had raised the issue to Lawrence in recent years, though they say they did not use the words ‘badual harbadment.’ Lawrence denied that she ever heard anyone complain of being uncomfortable around Marshall, though she acknowledged in an interview that her office grappled for a time with ‘managerial style issues.’”

President Trump, joined by Reince Priebus, Mike Pence, Steve Bannon, Sean Spicer and Michael Flynn, speaks by cellphone with Putin. (Jonathan Ernst/Reuters)

THERE’S A BEAR IN WOODS:

— Jeff Sessions will seem subsequent week earlier than the House Judiciary Committee, the place Democrats plan to grill him about newly unsealed courtroom paperwork showing to contradict his earlier sworn testimony about Russian contacts throughout the presidential race. Ellen Nakashima experiences: “Last month at a Senate Judiciary Committee listening to, Sessions mentioned he had no communications with the Russians, and he was ‘not aware of anyone else [in the campaign] who did.’ [But one courtroom doc unsealed final week] confirmed that in March 2016 [Trump campaign adviser George] Papadopoulos attended a nationwide safety badembly in Washington with Trump [and Sessions] … during which he mentioned he had ‘connections that might badist prepare a gathering between then-candidate Trump and [Putin].’ ‘When you appear before our committee, we intend to ask you about these inconsistencies,’ the panel’s 17 Democrats mentioned in a letter despatched to Sessions on Tuesday. The Democrats acknowledged of their letter that ‘officials at the highest level in the campaign knew about Mr. Papadopoulos’ interactions … and hoped to cover these interactions from the general public.’”

— DRIP, DRIP, DRIP: Carter Page advised the House Intelligence Committee final week that he coordinated his July 2016 Russia journey with prime Trump marketing campaign officers — and reported it to different aides after he returned. In sworn testimony, Page advised lawmakers that he knowledgeable Sessions about his travels, and “probably” had advised nationwide marketing campaign co-chairman Sam Clovis earlier than leaving. (He mentioned he “definitely” did so on his return.) (Rosalind S. Helderman, Matt Zapotosky and Karoun Demirjian)

  • NBC reported that Page additionally sought permission to make the Moscow journey from Corey Lewandowski — then Trump’s marketing campaign supervisor — and in addition notified spokeswoman Hope Hicks. 

— An worker of former Trump marketing campaign aide Michael Caputo was blocked from Wikipedia in August after the positioning’s editors mentioned he was caught utilizing a number of pseudonymous accounts to clean the web page of Caputo’s ties to Vladimir Putin. The Daily Beast’s Lachlan Markay experiences: “After the accounts were exposed as what Wikipedia calls ‘sock puppets’ — multiple accounts run by the same person as part of a coordinated editing campaign —[the employee, Sean Dwyer], admitted he had financial ties to the subjects of his edits. It’s just the latest front in Caputo’s battles to save his reputation from, what he sees as, Russian smears. He also says he has filed an ethics complaint against Rep. Jackie Speier (D-CA) over comments at a congressional hearing in March, where the California Democrat accused Caputo of having been Russian president Vladimir Putin’s ‘image consultant[.’]”

— As U.S. polling locations opened final Nov. Eight, Russian Internet trolls in St. Petersburg activated a number of “sleeper cell” propaganda accounts — some created way back to 2009 — for a closing Election Day blitz. The Daily Beast’s Kevin Poulsen experiences: “They used a combination of high-profile accounts with large and influential followings, and scores of lurking personas established years earlier with stolen photos and fabricated backgrounds. [According to a dataset of 6.5 million tweets badyzed by the Daily Beast], [t]hose sleeper accounts dished out carefully metered tweets and retweets voicing praise for Trump and contempt for his opponent, from the early morning until the last polls closed in the United States. ‘VOTE TRUMP to save ourselves from the New World Order. Time to MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN,’ read one. ‘Last chance to stop the Queen of Darkness! Vote Trump!’ urged another. … Evidently anticipating a Trump loss, as nearly everyone did, the trolls’ final election mission was to sow doubt about the legitimacy of the vote[.]”

Mike Pompeo speaks to the media on Capitol Hill. (Jacquelyn Martin/AP)

WEST WING INTRIGUE:

CIA Director Mike Pompeo lately met, on the urging of President Trump, with a DNC conspiracy theorist who circulated a concept that final yr’s e mail hacking was an “inside job” moderately than the work of Russian authorities actors. (That concept runs counter to a long-standing conclusion of the U.S. intelligence neighborhood). 

CNN’s Jim Sciutto and Mary Kay Mallonee report: “William Binney, the previous NSA employee-turned-whistleblower who circulated the conspiracy concept, [confirmed] that he met with Pompeo for about an hour on October 24 … Binney, who has theorized that the theft and launch of 1000’s of DNC emails was really carried out by a DNC worker, advised CNN that Pompeo started the badembly with him by saying, ‘The President told me I should talk to you.’ Intelligence sources [said] that many individuals contained in the CIA have been very uncomfortable with the badembly. Binney mentioned Pompeo concluded the badembly by telling him he would really like Binney to fulfill with the FBI and the NSA as nicely.”

  • In response, the CIA mentioned Pompeo “stands by and has always stood by the January 2017 intelligence community badessment” that Russia interfered within the election. 

— BUT, BUT, BUT: When it involves Russia, Pompeo retains doing controversial issues, says The Fix’s Aaron Blake. “At an occasion three weeks in the past, Pompeo made a extremely curious comment, saying that ‘the intelligence community’s evaluation is that the Russian meddling that pbaded off didn’t have an effect on the result of the election.’ This mirrored a speaking level beforehand provided by Trump … however that speaking level is categorically false. The intelligence report mentioned clearly that it would not weigh in on how a lot impression Russia could have had, not that it did not have an effect. That could be a slip of the tongue from an newbie. But how the CIA director, of all individuals, may get one thing of such significance — one thing that for him must be fully fundamental information — so incorrect positive appeared odd.”

— More issues for Wilbur Ross: The commerce secretary advised Forbes that he had $2 billion in trusts — evidently to keep up his place on the journal’s record of richest Americans. But it now seems that the belief cash by no means existed. Forbes’s Dan Alexander experiences: “[A]fter inspecting the financial-disclosure kinds he filed after his nomination to [Trump’s] Cabinet, which confirmed lower than $700 million in belongings, Forbes was intent on eradicating him [from the list] fully. Ross protested, citing trusts for his household that he mentioned he didn’t must disclose in federal filings. … And after one month of digging, Forbes is badured it has discovered the reply: That cash by no means existed. It appears clear that Ross lied to us, the newest in an obvious sequence of fibs, exaggerations, omissions, fabrications and whoppers which have been occurring with Forbes since 2004.

— Trump administration officers sound way more hesitant in regards to the Saudi purge of influential residents than the president himself. Karen DeYoung experiences: “Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, requested if he was involved that [the] sequence of arrests … had consolidated nationwide safety energy in [Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s] arms, mentioned he wants extra info. ‘Let me get back to you on this one, once we’ve settled some back-and-forth sharing of data again to the dominion,’ Mattis advised reporters . . . At the State Department, spokeswoman Heather Nauert mentioned, ‘We’re persevering with to watch the scenario.’ The Saudis, she mentioned, ‘have badured us that any prosecutions that take place will be done in a fair and transparent manner, and we hope that they will hold up to that.’”

Omarosa Manigault watches throughout a gathering with dad and mom and lecturers within the Roosevelt Room of the White House. (Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post)

— Trump aide Omarosa Manigault introduced her 39-member bridal celebration to the White House in April for an prolonged marriage ceremony photograph shoot — catching many aides and safety personnel abruptly and highlighting the dysfunction that permeates the Office of Public Liaison, the place she is a senior aide. It’s unclear whether or not Manigault acquired any formal permission for the shoot. Politico’s Josh Dawsey experiences: “Even in a White House riven by chaos in the early months, the office gained notoriety for being a ‘dumpster fire place to work’[.] Aides in other departments didn’t know what the office did, and [OPL Director George Sifakis] gave employees little direction or authority, said several officials. On many days, the staff … didn’t know what Sifakis was doing or what they were supposed to be doing[.] ‘There was no organization, no calendar, nothing.’ one former official said.”

AMERICA, ONE YEAR LATER — REFLECTIONS ON THE 2016 ELECTION:

— Trump gained the presidency a yr in the past in the present day. Looking again on his victory speech, Jenna Johnson writes that Trump laid out a imaginative and prescient of his presidency that has but to come back to fruition. “Trump lavished praise on Hillary Clinton, laid out a centrist agenda focused on infrastructure projects and growing the economy, and told fellow world leaders that he would ‘seek common ground, not hostility; partnership, not conflict.’ Above all, he called for unity as he pledged to represent all Americans. ‘Now it’s time for America to bind the wounds of division,’ Trump said about 3 a.m. on Nov. 9 in downtown Manhattan. … The victory speech was a glimpse of a presidency that might have been. Instead, one year later, Trump finds himself the most unpopular president in modern times amid criticism that he has sought to divide more than unite.”

— GQ’s Ben Schreckinger, “Inside Donald Trump’s Election Night War Room”: “Nobody noticed it coming. Not the pundits or the pollsters, not even the Donald himself … As night time falls, supporters of [Hillary Clinton descended] on Manhattan’s Javits Center, for what they count on can be a victory celebration. Little discover has been taken of experiences that the Clinton marketing campaign has canceled a fireworks show it had deliberate. The night is already energized with the sense that historical past may quickly be made — and celebrated below the Javits Center’s glbad ceiling.” Meanwhile, one thing very totally different was afoot — setting the stage for some of the stunning and unpredictable nights in fashionable political historical past.

  • Frank Luntz: “At 5:01, all the narratives were written: Hillary Clinton was elected president. It’s supposed to be a really closely guarded secret … [but people] prepare their graphics, they prepare all their material. I have a photograph [of a graphic]: “Fox News declares Hillary Clinton elected president.”
  • Chris Wallace: “I spoke to President-elect Trump [a month later], and he said that going into election night, and after his people had read the exit polls, they thought he was going to lose, too. He thought he was going to lose. That was just the accepted wisdom.”
  • Kellyanne Conway: “[Trump] was calling me, and at about 8:30 or 9 o’clock, I said, ‘I think it’s a good time for you to come down.’ I said, you know, ‘We’re having pizza and we’re just hanging out and we’re watching the returns and they’re going to start calling states for you ….’”

SOCIAL MEDIA SPEED READ:

The mayor of Charlottesville had this to say in regards to the Virginia outcomes:

The eyes of the nation are on the Commonwealth of Virginia. As they need to be. We are a wall towards Trump and Trumpism.

— Mike Signer (@MikeSigner) November Eight, 2017

An environmental PAC based by Tom Steyer hosted a petting zoo at Virginia Tech to get out the vote:

Goat the VOTE! Petting zoo on the polls at @virginia_tech #RecreationOnVA pic.twitter.com/nP6FOcRutG

— NextGen America (@NextGenAmerica) November 7, 2017

HuffPost’s polling director caught some “early exits” from Virginia:

whoa…have a look at these Virginia exits pic.twitter.com/CdckZr261Z

— Ariel Edwards-Levy (@aedwardslevy) November 7, 2017

Democrats had a subject day with Donald Trump Jr.’s tweets that the election is definitely TODAY:

Don Jr. tweets incorrect date for #VAGOV#SonOfAMoron pic.twitter.com/SXNWaPWOHI

— Jesse Ferguson (@JesseFFerguson) November 7, 2017

From The Post’s Philip Bump:

Northam’s lead will shrink when all of the individuals Donald Trump Jr. advised to vote in Virginia tomorrow solid their ballots.

— Philip Bump (@pbump) November Eight, 2017

Don Jr. responded after Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) introduced that he would write a invoice with Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) to cease these convicted of home violence from acquiring firearms:

Incredibly proactive contemplating that legislation has been on the books for the reason that mid 90s. https://t.co/li2bSEW0LE

— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) November 7, 2017

Flake fired again on the president’s son:

If being proactive means closing the #DomesticViolenceLoophole exploited by the #SutherlandSprings Texas shooter, you are proper. https://t.co/8S89dgaTuK

— Jeff Flake (@JeffFlake) November 7, 2017

The Arizona Republican later added this context for his invoice:

Texas shooter was capable of purchase a gun as a result of what civilian courts name home violence, navy courts name badault. In reality, DOD has solely reported ONE case of home violence to fed. background examine system since 07. #DomesticViolenceLoophole Closure Act is commonsense repair pic.twitter.com/pxEOAPZ1HA

— Jeff Flake (@JeffFlake) November 7, 2017

The White House press secretary briefed reporters after Trump’s canceled journey to the DMZ:

.@PressSec briefs reporters after heavy fog canceled an @actualDonaldTrump shock go to to the Demilitarized zone (DMZ) pic.twitter.com/HaIKJy4Ivs

— Doug Mills (@dougmillsnyt) November Eight, 2017

The founding father of the liberal weblog ThinkProgress posed this query:

Why is the White House press secretary in fatigues? https://t.co/l1ReR7gM4f

— Judd Legum (@JuddLegum) November Eight, 2017

A former Obama aide criticized Carter Page after his House testimony was launched:

Carter Page’s House Intel testimony exhibits Russians paid for his Moscow journey in 2016, when he was a Trump advisor. They know a simple mark.

— Ned Price (@nedprice) November 7, 2017

Actress Rose McGowan, who has accused Harvey Weinstein of rape, applauded Ronan Farrow’s newest New Yorker investigation:

Ronan Farrow your phrases will line the halls of justice

— rose mcgowan (@rosemcgowan) November 7, 2017

Trump’s hometown paper determined to make use of its new 280-count Twitter privileges to tweet in regards to the Access Hollywood tape:

“I am robotically interested in stunning [women]—I simply begin kissing them. It’s like a magnet. Just kiss. I do not even wait. And while you’re a star they allow you to do it. You can do something … Grab them by the p—y. You can do something.” #280characters https://t.co/ShAnYFOsHk

— New York Daily News (@NYDailyNews) November 7, 2017

Former congressman John Dingell (D-Mich.) made this level:

99% of you individuals don’t even deserve 140 characters.

— John Dingell (@JohnDingell) November 7, 2017

But this traditional line requires all 280 characters:

In the felony justice system, badually based mostly offenses are thought-about particularly heinous. In New York City, the devoted detectives who examine these vicious felonies are members of an elite squad often known as the Special Victims Unit. These are their tales. *DUN DUN*

— Law and Order: SVU (@nbcsvu) November 7, 2017

GOOD READS FROM ELSEWHERE:

— BuzzFeed News, “2017’s Most Prolific Online Prankster Is Calling It Quits,” by Ryan Mac: “After using a simple email hoax to convince government officials, celebrities, and CEOs that they were talking to friends or badociates — and then publishing those conversations online — 39-year-old James Linton says he is stopping the stunts after the disclosure of his true identity. Now the formerly anonymous man, better known as email prankster @Sinon_Reborn, hopes to parlay his antics into a cybersecurity job where he can help combat the same email fraud he perpetrated.”

— The Daily Beast, “Women Expose The Secret Sexual Predators Inside Texas Politics,” by Olivia Messer: “[Over a year ago,] women in Texas’s statehouse secretly created their own online whisper network to document badual harbadment and badault in their industry. This spreadsheet, called the ‘Burn Book of Bad Men,’ lists 38 men, named by an unknown number of women who contributed anonymously to the document. Its accusations run the gamut from pay discrimination to creepy comments and badual badault.”

— The New York Times, “How Business Titans, Pop Stars and Royals Hide Their Wealth,” by Scott Shane, Spencer Woodman and Michael Forsythe: “What offshore services offer to a diverse international elite is secrecy and discretion, along with the opportunity to minimize or defer taxes. … [B]usiness has rarely been better. The ranks of the superrich are growing fast, fueled by legitimate fortunes in finance, trade and technology — as well as drugs, embezzlement and bribery. And the offshore finance industry has grown alongside its customers’ accounts.”

HOT ON THE LEFT:

“Jeff Sessions’ DOJ Drops Prosecution Of Woman Who Laughed At Jeff Sessions,” from HuffPost: “Justice Department prosecutors have dropped their case against a woman who laughed at [Jeff Sessions] during his confirmation hearing. Desiree Fairooz was scheduled to face trial for a second time next week, but a DOJ prosecutor entered a nolle prosequi filing in the case on Monday indicating the department is dismissing the charges.  Fairooz, a retired children’s librarian and demonstrator affiliated with the organization Code Pink, let out a laugh during a Senate hearing back in January after Sen. Richard Shelby (R-Ala.) said Sessions had a ‘clear and well-documented’ record of ‘treating all Americans equally under the law.’”

 

HOT ON THE RIGHT:

“Racist graffiti painted on car near K-State was a fraud,” from Kansas City Star: “An incident in which racist slurs were painted on a car near the Kansas State University campus last week was a hoax, and the man who painted the slurs has apologized. Riley County Police reported Monday afternoon that the owner of the car, Dauntarius Williams, 21, of Manhattan, admitted to investigators he was responsible for the graffiti. Police said that after learning that Williams had defaced his own vehicle … [they decided not to file charges]. Williams had called The Star after the incident and said he was a K-State student and was leaving the university … [Racial slurs and other] offensive language — ‘White’s Only,’ ‘Die,’ and ‘Date your own kind,’” have been discovered painted on the automotive. 

 

DAYBOOK:

Trump is now on to China for his Asia journey.

Pence and the second girl will journey to Texas to go to victims of the Sutherland Springs capturing, obtain a briefing from legislation enforcement and attend a prayer vigil.

QUOTE OF THE DAY: 

Rep. Chris Collins (R-N.Y.) remarked of the GOP’s push to overtake the tax code, “My donors are basically saying, ‘Get it done or don’t ever call me again.’”

 

NEWS YOU CAN USE IF YOU LIVE IN D.C.:

— It can be chilly by means of Friday within the District. The Capital Weather Gang forecasts: “Drier air settles in today, although a few isolated showers remain possible. Temperatures climb out of the 30s this morning. But with partly to mostly cloudy skies and a cool breeze from the north at 5 to 10 mph, highs only make the upper 40s to low 50s.”

— The Wizards misplaced to the Mavericks, the worst staff within the NBA, 113-99. (Candace Buckner)

— The U.S. archivist, a Vietnam War vet, has organized an exhibit on the warfare referred to as “Remembering Vietnam” that opens Friday on the Archives. Michael E. Ruane experiences: “The free exhibit, which runs through Jan. 6, includes some of the most striking documents relating to the war[.]”

— The D.C. Council preliminarily authorised a plan to erect a state of former mayor Marion Barry. The Eight-foot-tall bronze statue would stand exterior City Hall. (Paul Schwartzman)

— D.C. Public Schools college students set one other report commencement price of 73 p.c. (Moriah Balingit)

VIDEOS OF THE DAY:

Trevor Noah mocked Trump’s approval of the arrests in Saudi Arabia:

The Post’s Glenn Kessler dominated Trump’s declare that the property tax harms farmers and small companies is exaggerated:

Volunteers who stay close to Sutherland Springs provided aide to the Holcombes, who misplaced eight members of their prolonged household within the capturing:

A instructor in Georgia was captured on video saying that he would possibly shoot a pupil within the head:

And the Nationals’ Racing Presidents visited a neighborhood elementary college for Halloween:



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