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The Daily 202: Anti-Trump recoil fuels a Democratic brush in Virginia and elections opposite a country

With Breanne Deppisch and Joanie Greve

THE BIG IDEA: Tuesday was a best day for Democrats politically given Barack Obama won reelection in 2012. Remember, conservatives scored poignant victories in a Nov 2014, 2015 and 2016 elections. Democrats desperately indispensable some wins after they went all-in on a House special choosing in Georgia this open and lost. Last night, they got them.

Voters came out in droves. They braved a sleet and a cold to send a summary to President Trump. The formula opposite a republic paint zero reduction than a severe elimination of Trump on a initial anniversary of his election.

— Democrat Ralph Northam was elected administrator of Virginia Tuesday by an suddenly vast domain of 9 elect points. He won some-more votes than any prior claimant for Virginia governor.

Republican Ed Gillespie could not shun Trump’s unpopularity, notwithstanding his best efforts to thread a needle. Four in 10 Virginia adults yesterday authorized of a pursuit that a boss is doing, according to rough exit polls. Gillespie perceived over 9 in 10 votes from Trump approvers, nonetheless among a incomparable organisation of Trump disapprovers, Northam had scarcely as vast an advantage: 87 percent.

Trump’s impact on a competition was also pure from other questions in a exit polling: 34 percent of adults pronounced expressing antithesis to Trump was a reason for their vote, with roughly all of this organisation bearing Northam, per a in-house pollster Scott Clement. Half as many (17 percent) sought to demonstrate support for a president, while 47 percent pronounced Trump was not a cause in their choice.

— Women finished a difference. White women with college degrees — a organisation that separate uniformly in a 2013 Virginia governor’s choosing — adored Northam by 16 points over Gillespie in rough exit polling, 58 percent to 42 percent. Northam’s domain is some-more than twice as far-reaching as a domain Hillary Clinton won those adults by final year, 50 percent to 44 percent.

Married women voted for Northam by 10 points according to rough exit polls, 54 percent to 44 percent. In a 2016 presidential election, Trump eked out a one-point lead with this group, 48 percent to 47 percent. Married women consisted of 30 percent of Virginia adults this year, about a same share as in 2016 and 2014. (Check out a interactive exit check distinguished here.)

— Rep. Scott Taylor, a Republican who represents Virginia Beach, pronounced both Democrats and Republicans purebred their disenchantment with Trump. “I don’t know how we get around that this wasn’t a referendum on a administration, we usually don’t,” he told reporters. “Some of a unequivocally divisive tongue unequivocally stirred and helped chaperon in a unequivocally high Democratic audience in Virginia.”

“Ed couldn’t shun being a substitute for Trump, that killed him,” combined Tom Davis, a former GOP congressman who represented Northern Virginia. “It’s a outrageous drag on a ticket,” he told Paul Schwartzman. “It encouraged a Democratic base. Democrats came out en masse in protest. This was their initial possibility to muster a base. The doctrine here is that Republicans have to get their act together. Ed did as good as he could do with a palm he was dealt.”

— Tweeting from South Korea, Trump quick distanced himself from Gillespie — who he had embraced progressing in a day:

— But Democrats prevailed final night from sea to resplendent sea, adult and down a ballot:

  • Maine, where Trump won an electoral opinion final year, became a initial state to enhance Medicaid around list initiative. Despite active antithesis from a Republican administrator and an liquid of outward money, a bulk upheld by a scarcely 20-point margin. This will meant health-care coverage for an estimated 70,000 low-income residents.
  • Democrat Phil Murphy, a former landowner and first-time candidate, won a New Jersey governor’s race by 13 points over Chris Christie’s vital governor. That’s on standard with Clinton’s domain a year ago, nonetheless it’s a conspicuous turnabout from 4 years ago — when Christie got reelected with a 22-point domain of victory. It means that Democrats will have one control of a Garden State’s government.
  • By winning a special election, Democrats took control of a Senate in Washington State. This gives a celebration full control of all 3 states on a West Coast: a blue wall of sorts.

— Democrats didn’t usually run adult a measure on blue turf, though:

— For a initial time, Democrats were winning because of Obamacare — not in annoy of it. Maine commendatory Medicaid enlargement by such a domain should be a warning pointer for Republicans to step unequivocally delicately when it comes to their stability efforts to dissolution a Affordable Care Act.

In Virginia, a network exit check asked respondents that one of 5 issues mattered many in determining their opinion for governor: 39 percent pronounced health care, distant some-more than any other issue. And health-care focused adults adored Northam by a hulk 77 percent to 23 percent domain in rough exit polls. Gillespie won handily among those who named taxes and immigration as their tip issue. The possibilities separate among those who picked gun policy.

— To know a loyal bulk of a Democratic victory, demeanour to a down-ballot races in Virginia. Democrats, many of them opposite first-time candidates, are staid to collect adult during slightest 14 seats in a House of Delegates. Unofficial earnings showed Democrats unseating during slightest 11 Republicans and flipping 3 seats that had been assigned by GOP incumbents who didn’t find reelection. Four other races were so tighten that they validate for a recount, and formula will settle control of a chamber. Democrats indispensable to collect adult 17 seats to advantage control of a House of Delegates. No one suspicion going into final night that it was severely in play.

The formula remarkable a many unconditional change in control of a legislature given a Watergate era,” writes Fenit Nirappil. “The biggest bridgehead for a House was Prince William, a Washington exurb where people of tone consecrate a infancy of a population. A opposite organisation of 5 Democratic challengers hoped to channel demographic changes and Democratic appetite to take seats reason by white organisation — and all won.”

Virginia’s many socially regressive state lawmaker was dangling from bureau by a Democrat who will be one of a nation’s initial plainly transgender inaugurated officials. The competition pitted Danica Roem, a 33-year-old former publisher who began her earthy gender transition 4 years ago, opposite Robert G. Marshall, a 13-term obligatory who called himself Virginia’s “chief homophobe” and progressing this year introduced a “bathroom bill” that died in committee. “Discrimination is a disqualifier,” Roem pronounced in her feat speech, per Antonio Olivo.

“This is a tidal wave,” pronounced David Wasserman, who marks U.S. House races for a inactive Cook Political Report. “It’s tough to … interpretation anything other than that Democrats are a stream favorite for control of a House in 2018.”

One meaningful pointer for congressional Republicans: Northam won a district reason by Rep. Barbara Comstock (R-Va.) in a D.C. suburbs by 13 points.

Several other Democrats who won these down-ballot races are going to have inhabitant profiles: In southwest Virginia, former radio news anchor Chris Hurst — whose partner was fatally shot during a live foster in 2015 — defeated Republican obligatory Joseph Yost.

The formula are a vast validation for effusive Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D), who is term-limited and could use a gains as a motive to run for boss in 2020. He was astounded by a scale of a pick-ups. “I always contend you’re going to get it behind given we have to contend that politically, nonetheless in my mind we was meditative 6 to 8 [seats gained] would have been a good night for a Democrats,” he told one of my colleagues.

Virginia’s General Assembly has a well-earned repute as an aged boy’s club, nonetheless a multiple of a physique altered bigly final night: All 14 of a seats that Democrats flipped are reason by GOP men. Ten of their replacements will be women.

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


— Trump valid to be usually a boogeyman that Democrats have indispensable to galvanize their magnanimous bottom for an off-year choosing when Obama was not on a ballot: 28 percent of adults identified as liberals in rough exit polls, adult 8 points from a 2013 governor’s competition and dual points from final year. Democrats stoical 41 percent of a electorate, adult 4 points from 2013 and one indicate from final year. Republicans were 31 percent of a electorate, a record low in dual decades of exit polls.

— Turnout was a tip in 20 years for a gubernatorial race, five percentage points and 10 elect points aloft than a final two. “Northam’s opinion domain in Hampton Roads was some-more than 4,000 votes bigger than Clinton’s final year, a warn given so many some-more people opinion in presidential elections. Northam’s troops credentials and hometown on a Eastern Shore competence have supposing additional movement in that region,” Dan Keating and Kevin Uhrmacher explain. “Northam’s domain in Central Virginia around Richmond was likewise some-more than 4,000 votes bigger than Clinton’s there. His domain in Northern Virginia did not tip Clinton’s, nonetheless it was bigger than [Obama] won it by in possibly of his winning campaigns. … Gillespie was not means to mountain anywhere tighten to Trump’s margins in a Republican areas.” Consider this extraordinary statistic:

Here’s a cold cognisance of how audience altered by region compared to a prior governor’s race:

(The outrageous magnanimous audience in Northern Virginia is generally conspicuous when we cruise that a vast deluge was pummeling a D.C. suburbs during rush hour final night.)

— Nonwhite adults incited out during presidential choosing rates in Virginia, startling a experts who were perplexing to indication a choosing on both sides. African Americans accounted for 21 percent of voters, according to a exits, a same as in 2016. When McAuliffe won 4 years ago, nonwhite adults accounted for 28 percent of a electorate. On Tuesday, they finished adult 33 percent of those who voted. That 5 percent is pivotal given black adults adored Northam by a 73-point domain and Hispanics adored Northam by 33 points. 

From The Upshot:

Obama went to Richmond final month for his initial discuss convene given withdrawal a White House to assistance solitaire adult African American turnout. “Off-year elections, midterm elections — Democrats sometimes, y’all get a tiny sleepy. You get a tiny complacent,” a former boss pronounced in his speech. “And so as a consequence, folks arise adult and they’re astounded — ‘How come we can’t get things by Congress? How come we can’t get things by a state house?’ Because we slept by a election!”

Well, Democrats weren’t sleeping yesterday.  

— Gillespie “suffered mightily from a complete disaster of a Republicans in Washington to do what they pronounced they’d do,” pronounced former Virginia profession ubiquitous Ken Cuccinelli (R), who mislaid a governor’s competition 4 years ago. “Trump is Trump,” he told a Marc Fisher final night. “Let’s not child ourselves that he’s going to make any changes. It’s adult to a Republicans in Congress. If they can’t broach to their voters, those adults simply won’t come out, and that should shock a bejesus out of a Republicans in Washington.”

Seattle Mayor-elect Jenny Durkan, right, joins supporters fluttering signs on Tuesday. (Ted S. Warren/AP)


  • Seattle inaugurated a initial plainly lesbian mayor and a initial lady given a 1920s. (The Advocate)
  • St. Paul, Minn., inaugurated a initial black mayor. (Star Tribune)
  • In Minneapolis, adults inaugurated a city’s initial transgender legislature member. Andrea Jenkins, who is black, becomes a initial transgender lady of tone inaugurated to open bureau in a vital U.S. city. (Strib)
  • Justin Fairfax, who was inaugurated vital administrator in Virginia, is a initial African American inaugurated to a statewide bureau in a republic given L. Douglas Wilder won as administrator in 1989.


  • The Republican mayor of Provo, Utah, was inaugurated in a special choosing to fill a empty chair of Jason Chaffetz, who quiescent so he could spin a articulate control on Fox News. John Curtis ran as a useful personality of Utah’s third-largest city, per Mike DeBonis. “Democrat Kathie Allen, a medicine and first-time domestic candidate, had 26 percent, while Jim Bennett, who ran as hopeful of a United Utah Party and is a son of former Republican Sen. Robert F. Bennett, had 9 percent.”
  • Bill de Blasio simply won a second tenure as mayor of New York City. (Dave Weigel)
  • Boston Mayor Marty Walsh was reelected by a 30-point margin. (Boston Globe)
  • Progressive counsel Larry Krasner’s extraordinary bid to spin Philadelphia’s district profession valid victorious. The Philly Inquirer reports: “[T]he 56-year-old was assailed from a start of his discuss by critics as unsuited for a pursuit — as an profession best famous for holding on polite rights cases and suing a Philadelphia Police Department. It was for some of a same reasons that he drew support from activists perfectionist rapist probity remodel from an bureau they deemed unfair[.]”


— “Republicans find new trail after disaster of Gillespie’s ‘Trumpism nonetheless Trump,’” by Michael Scherer and David Weigel: It was not pure that a serve welcome would have constructed any improved results. In a brief term, a improved is approaching to enlarge a deepening order between normal Republicans, who have mislaid change among grass-roots GOP voters, and a new populist conservatives who have embraced a polarizing proceed of a president. In a emanate of defeat, some Republicans called for staying a course. Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) argued that a fortitude for a Virginia Republicans’ woes was regulating Corey Stewart, a former Trump discuss confidant who mislaid a primary to Gillespie, in a 2018 Senate discuss opposite Tim Kaine.”

— “The figure of Northam’s feat gave Democrats both wish and pause,” writes Marc Fisher. “He drew incomparable portions of a opinion than Clinton did in each segment of Virginia, outperforming her generally among immature people and white women with college degrees, according to rough exit polls. But Northam unsuccessful to make gains in Democratic diseased spots such as with farming and less-educated voters.”

— From The Washington Post’s opinion page:


  • The Richmond Times-Dispatch’s Jeff Schapiro: “Northam, with a strongest opening for a Democratic gubernatorial claimant given Gerald L. Baliles in 1985, has strengthened his party’s reason on a essential — and flourishing — suburban vote, mostly isolating Republicans in a thinly populated, Trump-friendly countryside.”
  • New York Times columnist Frank Bruni: “Just when we indispensable a pointer that his America is not all of America, Virginia came to a rescue and gave us a pure one. And I pledge we that a Republicans adult for re-election in 2018 saw it, shuddered and will spend a subsequent weeks and months perplexing to figure out usually how many difficulty their celebration is in and precisely how to correct it[.]”
  • The Wall Street Journal’s Janet Hook and Joshua Jamerson: “The [Democratic Party’s] activists showed they can assistance even a low-key supporter like Mr. Northam, who was second choice for many progressives who upheld his primary rival, former Rep. Tom Perriello.”
  • CNN’s Chris Cillizza: “[T]he facile fact when we demeanour during audience patterns in places like Chesterfield and Loudoun, is that lots of Virginia adults — including some decent cube of investiture GOPers – jumped during a possibility to send Trump a unequivocally pure summary that they didn’t like what he was selling. They didn’t like it during all.”
  • 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 pennyless with his longstanding domestic profile, to welcome what Trump stood for, and mislaid anyway.”
  • National Review’s Jim Geraghty: “[T]he pivotal doctrine of a night goes distant over Gillespie. Right now, a Republican party’s code in Virginia is dirt. Throw in a disaster to make New Jersey even remotely competitive, and tonight is about as bad as it can get for a GOP — a clarity of déjà vu from a formula opposite a republic 2006 and 2008.”
  • Politico’s Bill Scher: “[O]nce a disturb of feat fades, a pointy inner groups (among Democrats) that flush in a final days of a discuss won’t be simply set aside. Every push among Virginia’s Democrats associated to a vast existential questions that sojourn about a Democratic Party’s inhabitant direction. And a accurate approach Northam won is doubtful to furnish settle among a squabbling factions.”


Yes, Virginia went for Clinton final year. Yes, a demographics are changing. But it was anything nonetheless unavoidable that Northam would win.

From a executive of a Center for Politics during a University of Virginia:

— Gillespie’s welcome of divisive crowd issues kept a competition close, nonetheless it was not enough. Democrats were spirited and voiced wish that Republicans elsewhere will be reduction prone to replicate a strategy in 2018.

From a former senior adviser to Barack Obama:

From Obama’s former arch speechwriter:

From a MSNBC host:

The New Republic’s comparison editor pinned Gillespie’s improved on a certain Confederate general:

From a orator for a Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee:

— Many investiture Republicans were relieved that Gillespie’s welcome of Trumpism did not work. From a arch strategist for Ohio Gov. John Kasich (R), a probable 2020 challenger to Trump:

— But many on a right pronounced that their waste were so bad given Republicans have not kept their promises, generally on immigration. From Ann Coulter:

One title right now on Breitbart News? “The Republican Swamp Got a Loss they Wanted, Now They’re Going to Try to Tame Us.” For his part, Jerry Falwell Jr., a boss of Liberty University, blamed a detriment on a flourishing superiority of a suburbs outward Washington in Virginia politics and charity a novel idea:



— Trump cruelly denounced North Korea and a arch ambitions during a discuss to a South Korean National Assembly. Ashley Parker and David Nakamura report: “In a 35-minute discuss here, for that he perceived a station ovation, Trump charity a tough and blunt summary to Pyongyang and tyrant Kim Jong Un: ‘Do not blink us. And do not try us. We will urge a common spirit, a common wealth and a dedicated liberty.’ But a boss drew no red lines for what would prompt a United States to use troops force, nor did he offer any additional ideas on how to awaken North Korea to a negotiating table.”

  • The Fix’s Callum Borchers annotated a residence here.

— Trump also attempted to make a warn revisit to a DMZ nonetheless was forced to spin behind given of bad weather. Our colleagues report: President Moon Jae-in “had been approaching to join Trump during a border, in what White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders billed as a ‘historic moment’ — a initial time leaders of both a United States and South Korea would have visited a DMZ together. The outing was kept underneath good secrecy, with Sanders alerting reporters roving with a boss to a warn revisit by holding adult a square of paper on that ‘DMZ’ had been scrawled and announcing, ‘This is where we’re going.’”

— Trump now heads to China, a republic where amicable media platforms like Twitter are banned, David Nakamura notes: “President Xi Jinping has overseen a deepening crackdown on a Internet, regulating a ‘great firewall’ to suppress self-expression in a name of bolstering a already parsimonious reason over multitude by a Communist Party. Foreigners are generally still means to twitter around their cellphones, and Trump is approaching to continue his daily sip of high-octane missives over a three-day state visit, nonetheless it’s what he competence chose not to contend that could send a some-more pointed nonetheless equally critical message. … Trump’s predecessor, Barack Obama, spoke out in support of giveaway discuss in dual visits to China. But Trump … has shown tiny inkling for opposed Xi on a issue[.]


  1. Syria pronounced it will join a Paris meridian accord — putting a United States literally during contingency with each other republic in a universe when it comes to fighting meridian change. Meanwhile, experts seized on a impulse to reprove Trump’s withdrawal from a accord, accusing a president of “isolating a U.S. on a universe stage” in an “embarrassing and dangerous” position. (Brady Dennis)
  2. A juror in a crime conference of Sen. Bob Menendez (D-N.J.) asked a decider to conclude a word “senator.” Bloomberg’s David Voreacos and Neil Weinberg report: “U.S. District Judge William Walls declined to answer a question[.] … Walls told jurors that they should rest on their particular and common memories to settle how to conclude a senator. The juror’s question, peculiar as it competence have seemed, competence have associated to either Melgen could have been deliberate a Menendez constituent. Defense attorneys pronounced during a conference that Menendez regarded it as partial of his Senate work to demeanour after a interests of people over his home state.”
  3. Disney will no longer anathema a Los Angeles Times from attending allege screenings of a movies following an review of a association by a publication. The ban prompted heated recoil and protest threats from distinguished critics’ organizations, news outlets and reporters. (New York Times)
  4. Former MLB all-star Roy Halladay died after a single-engine craft he was drifting crashed into a Gulf of Mexico. Halladay, 40, was a two-time Cy Young Award leader who perceived his pilot’s permit after retiring 2013. He is survived by his mom and dual children. (Marissa Payne and Des Bieler)
  5. Twitter doubled a impression count for all users (including a president). After a month of testing, Twitter announced that a new 280-character extent finished users some-more approaching to twitter and augmenting engagement. (Hayley Tsukayama)
  6. Chicago village organizers worry about a outcome that Barack Obama’s presidential library will have on a South Side. Neighbors fear that a 20-acre core will spin their village into one outrageous traveller attraction. (Krissah Thompson)
  7. A new essay from a American Journal of Medicine offers clues about a 1849 death of Polish composer Frederic Chopin — whose heart, per his request, was preserved in a jar, smuggled past Russian authorities and encased in a mill post of a Warsaw church. (The rest of his physique was buried in Paris). Now, after clever examination, researchers trust Chopin died of illness complications. (New York Times)
  8. Sheep can commend tellurian faces “about as good as monkeys or humans,” according to a new examine from a University of Cambridge. Neuroscientists there successfully lerned a downy creatures to commend tellurian celebrities by face “in a matter of seconds” — suggesting some serious (and surprising!) sheep smarts. (Ben Guarino)
  9. In Japan, we can compensate an actor to burlesque a relative, spouse, co-worker or familiarity for any fathomable conditions — and for any length of time. In a bizarre, fascinating interview, Family Romance founder Ishii Yuichi discussed his burgeoning business, a difficult inlet of tellurian relationships and one of his longest-running gigs: pretending, for 8 years, to be a father of a 12-year-old girl. (The Atlantic)


— Texas church gunman Devin P. Kelley transient from a mental health trickery in 2012 after he was held unctuous guns onto an Air Force bottom and melancholy his troops superiors. Eva Ruth Moravec and Mark Berman report: “The news pronounced that officers with El Paso police were dispatched to a train depot after [Kelley’s] shun from a behavioral trickery about 7 miles divided in New Mexico. Officers wrote that they were told Kelley ‘was a risk to himself and others’ during a time and remarkable that he ‘was also confronting troops rapist charges.’ Kelley was court-martialed that same year and convicted of abusing his mom and her son. … This explanation came as authorities continued to find a fuller mural of Kelley and also probed a relapse in troops protocols that unsuccessful to dwindle a domestic attack self-assurance meant to keep him from shopping firearms.”

Meanwhile, some-more chilling sum of Kelley’s process church electrocute continued to emerge:

  • “Officials contend Kelley was inside a church for a extensive duration of time, relocating around openly as he gunned down people collected for Sunday morning services. One lady who was bleeding during a destruction described Kelley banishment during churchgoers who attempted to leave, sharpened turn after turn during those humble or bleeding on a church’s floor.”
  • “David Brown, whose mother, Farida, was shot in her legs, pronounced she described Kelley banishment 4 shots into a torso of a lady on her left[:] ‘With each shot, she was crying,’ Brown pronounced of a woman. ‘She was usually staring during my mom while she attempted to comfort her.’”

— One Florida propagandize is now charity relatives a choice of purchasing bulletproof panels for students to place in their backpacks in a box of a propagandize shooting. The slim, custom-made armor plates import reduction than a pound, strengthen opposite a accumulation of bullets — and are accessible for squeeze on a school’s website along with mascot t-shirts and other suggestion apparel. “I’d rather be prepared for a misfortune than be stranded after observant ‘Wow, we wish we would’ve finished that,’” a school’s control of confidence pronounced in an interview. (Travis M. Andrews)

— It’s something: Senators demanded that supervision agencies scrupulously make existent gun-control laws. Karoun Demirjian reports: “The Senate’s second-highest-ranking Republican announced Tuesday that he was formulation to record legislation directed during forcing sovereign agencies to upload compulsory information about infractions into a National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS), and incentivizing state governments to do a same. ‘Their record of correspondence is lousy, it’s lousy,’ Sen. John Cornyn (R-Tex.) complained on a Senate floor[.] … Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) also announced Tuesday that he was fasten army with Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) ‘to forestall anyone convicted of domestic attack — be it in rapist or troops probity — from shopping a gun[.]’”

— House Democrats attempted and unsuccessful to force a opinion substantiating a name cabinet on preventing gun violence. Ed O’Keefe reports: “The check would settle a 12-member cabinet divided uniformly between Republicans and Democrats to examine a causes of mass shootings, demeanour during ways to revamp a gun background-check system, examine how mentally ill people obtain firearms and try ways to keep domestic abusers from shopping firearms. … During scheduled votes on other bills, Democrats used procedural motions to try to deliver a check on a building and get a vote. It unsuccessful overwhelmingly. But a expansion is approaching to hint uninformed Democratic attacks on Republicans for restraint such legislation[.]

— California Rep. Ted Lieu (D) — check out his Twitter account for unchanging anti-Trump rants — walked out of Monday’s impulse of overpower for a victims. “My colleagues are doing a impulse of overpower in a House . . .  we honour their right to do that and we myself have participated in many of them, nonetheless we can’t do this again,” Lieu pronounced in a video. “I’ve been to too many moments of silences. In usually my brief career in Congress, 3 of a misfortune mass shootings in U.S. story have occurred. we will not be silent. What we need is we need action. We need to pass gun reserve legislation now.” (Cleve R. Wootson Jr.)


–Calling into a assembly of tip mercantile adviser Gary Cohn and Senate Democrats on taxes, Trump pronounced a GOP devise was “so bad for abounding people,” Damian Paletta, Mike DeBonis and Ed O’Keefe report“’The understanding is so bad for abounding people, we had to chuck in a estate taxation usually to give them something,’” Trump said, according to mixed people in a room who listened a boss on a phone.” The boss also pronounced he had oral with his possess accountant and “that he will be a ‘big loser’ if a understanding is authorized as written, according to a people, who spoke on a condition of anonymity to share sum of a meeting. Others have pronounced Trump would advantage from a array of supplies in a plan.”

–The House is approaching to opinion on a taxation zephyr next week, nonetheless Senate GOPers won’t recover their possess devise until tomorrow — and it’s not approaching to demeanour a same. Damian, Mike and Ed have more: “Senate leaders were exploring postponing a centerpiece of a bid — an $845 billion corporate taxation cut — until 2019[.] … At a same time, Republican senators were formulation to discharge a state and internal taxation deduction, going serve than a House, that defended partial of a renouned taxation break[.] … Senators also were debating how to safeguard that fewer of a plan’s advantages upsurge to a rich and some-more upsurge to a center class. … Senate Republicans do not devise to fall a 7 income taxation brackets that families and people compensate into 4 brackets. The Senate devise is approaching to keep roughly 7 brackets[.]”

Spiking a necessity is also a problem: “Senate manners concede legislation to pass with fewer than 60 votes usually if it wouldn’t supplement to a necessity after 10 years[.] … If Republicans can't find a approach to extent a check impact of a taxation plan, they competence be forced to make it temporary, GOP lawmakers say.”

–And don’t forget, House thoroughfare isn’t guaranteed. Conservatives and a Club for Growth’s rich donors are adult in arms. Mike DeBonis and Ed O’Keefe report: “[Club for Growth] is pursuit on lawmakers to a cut taxation rate on income over $1 million, that a House check as now combined would leave unvaried during 39.6 percent. The organisation also wants a bill’s authors to make it easier for businesses to explain a reduce 25 percent income taxation rate, as good as to speed adult their designed dissolution of a estate tax, in a bid to foster mercantile growth. Meanwhile, groups including a National Right to Life Committee, Focus on a Family and a U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops mobilized to revive an existent taxation credit that’s value adult to $13,570 for families who adopt children.”

–The House Ways and Means Committee is still approaching to approve a devise tomorrow and allege a check to a fill House opinion subsequent week, Damian, Mike and Ed note.

–The details:

  • The Wall Street Journal’s Richard Rubin: “Most [U.S. households] are approaching to see reduce taxation bills underneath a Republican plan, nonetheless millions are during risk of aloft taxes immediately, with a array losing out flourishing over time, according to analyses of a devise by Congress’s inactive Joint Committee on Taxation.”
  • Steven Mufson: “[S]mall-business associations contend [the GOP proposals] assistance vast enterprises, not tiny ones, and vowed Tuesday to penetrate a check in a stream form. The National Football League, Fiat Chrysler, a Koch brothers’ Georgia-Pacific subsidiary, The Washington Post’s owners and some-more than 500 Trump entities would validate for a estimable taxation mangle underneath a proposal. But a area dry cleaner or dentist would be out of luck.”
  • Renae Merle: “What is ‘carried interest’ and because it matters in a new GOP taxation bill.”

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


— Two some-more House Republicans are retiring: Frank LoBiondo, who represents a assuage suburban district in New Jersey that will be adult for grabs subsequent year; and Ted Poe, whose Texas chair is protected for Republicans. The announcements tip a flourishing call of exits for Republicans on Capitol Hill, notwithstanding infancy control of Washington (read my write adult about a trend here).

Mike DeBonis reports that “LoBiondo, a 12-term congressman, pronounced he would not find reelection subsequent year, citing in a matter a approaching detriment of pivotal cabinet posts and an increasingly sour domestic environment. … [He pronounced in a statement,] ‘Regrettably, a republic is now consumed by augmenting domestic polarization; there is no longer center belligerent to overtly discuss issues and put brazen solutions.’ . . . While LoBiondo has won [New Jersey’s 2nd Congressional District] absolutely given he was initial elected, in 1994, a district is roughly uniformly divided between Republicans and Democrats and now becomes one of a many approaching seats to switch parties in a 2018 midterms.”

Poe is withdrawal notwithstanding carrying won his solidly red district by 30 points in 2016. (Politico)


— The Senate took a step toward imperative training on passionate nuisance for members and staff. Elise Viebeck reports: “A bipartisan organisation of senators led by Judiciary Committee Chairman Charles E. Grassley (R-Iowa) introduced a fortitude mandating periodic anti-harassment training for senators, officers, aides and interns. The eight-page check also orders a Senate to control a unchanging different consult to sign a superiority of passionate nuisance in a offices.”

— Rep. Brenda Lawrence (D-Mich.) placed her arch of staff on leave after former staffers indicted him of passionate harassment. Politico’s Rachael Bade and Heather Caygle report: “The Michigan Democrat dangling Dwayne Duron Marshall after POLITICO reported Tuesday on 4 former staffers’ accounts of how Marshall treated women in a office. The aides pronounced he finished revisit comments about their looks and vigilant in occasional neglected touching — something Marshall resolutely denied in a statement. … Three of a 4 former aides pronounced they had lifted a emanate to Lawrence in new years, nonetheless they contend they did not use a difference ‘sexual harassment.’ Lawrence denied that she ever listened anyone protest of being worried around Marshall, nonetheless she concurred in an speak that her bureau grappled for a time with ‘managerial character issues.’”

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


— Jeff Sessions will seem subsequent week before a House Judiciary Committee, where Democrats devise to griddle him about newly unblocked probity papers appearing to protest his prior sworn testimony about Russian contacts during a presidential race. Ellen Nakashima reports: “Last month during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing, Sessions pronounced he had no communications with a Russians, and he was ‘not wakeful of anyone else [in a campaign] who did.’ [But one probity request unblocked final week] showed that in Mar 2016 [Trump discuss confidant George] Papadopoulos attended a inhabitant confidence assembly in Washington with Trump [and Sessions] … in that he pronounced he had ‘connections that could assistance arrange a assembly between then-candidate Trump and [Putin].’ ‘When we seem before a committee, we intend to ask we about these inconsistencies,’ the panel’s 17 Democrats pronounced in a minute sent to Sessions on Tuesday. The Democrats staid in their minute that ‘officials during a tip turn in a discuss knew about Mr. Papadopoulos’ interactions … and hoped to censor those interactions from a public.’”

— DRIP, DRIP, DRIP: Carter Page told a House Intelligence Committee final week that he concurrent his Jul 2016 Russia outing with tip Trump campaign officials — and reported it to other aides after he returned. In sworn testimony, Page told lawmakers that he informed Sessions about his travels, and “probably” had told inhabitant discuss co-chairman Sam Clovis before leaving. (He pronounced he “definitely” did so on his return.) (Rosalind S. Helderman, Matt Zapotosky and Karoun Demirjian)

  • NBC reported that Page also sought accede to make a Moscow outing from Corey Lewandowski — afterwards Trump’s discuss manager — and also told mouthpiece Hope Hicks. 

— An worker of former Trump discuss assistance Michael Caputo was blocked from Wikipedia in Aug after a site’s editors pronounced he was held regulating mixed pseudonymous accounts to dumpy a page of Caputo’s ties to Vladimir Putin. The Daily Beast’s Lachlan Markay reports: “After a accounts were unprotected as what Wikipedia calls ‘sock puppets’ — mixed accounts run by a same chairman as partial of a concurrent modifying discuss —[the employee, Sean Dwyer], certified he had financial ties to a subjects of his edits. It’s usually a latest front in Caputo’s battles to save his repute from, what he sees as, Russian smears. He also says he has filed an ethics censure opposite Rep. Jackie Speier (D-CA) over comments during a congressional conference in March, where a California Democrat indicted Caputo of carrying been Russian boss Vladimir Putin’s ‘image consultant[.’]”

— As U.S. polling places non-stop final Nov. 8, Russian Internet trolls in St. Petersburg activated a horde of “sleeper cell” promotion accounts — some combined as distant behind as 2009 — for a final Election Day blitz. The Daily Beast’s Kevin Poulsen reports: “They used a multiple of high-profile accounts with vast and successful followings, and scores of sneaking personas determined years progressing with stolen photos and built backgrounds. [According to a dataset of 6.5 million tweets analyzed by a Daily Beast], [t]hose sleeper accounts dished out delicately metered tweets and retweets voicing regard for Trump and disregard for his opponent, from a early morning until a final polls sealed in a United States. ‘VOTE TRUMP to save ourselves from a New World Order. Time to MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN,’ review one. ‘Last possibility to stop a Queen of Darkness! Vote Trump!’ urged another. … Evidently expecting a Trump loss, as scarcely everybody did, a trolls’ final choosing goal was to boar doubt about a legitimacy of a vote[.]”

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


CIA Director Mike Pompeo recently met, during a propelling of President Trump, with a DNC swindling idealist who circulated a speculation that final year’s email hacking was an “inside job” rather than a work of Russian supervision actors. (That speculation runs opposite to a long-standing end of a U.S. comprehension community). 

CNN’s Jim Sciutto and Mary Kay Mallonee report: “William Binney, a former NSA employee-turned-whistleblower who circulated a swindling theory, [confirmed] that he met with Pompeo for about an hour on Oct 24 … Binney, who has theorized that a burglary and recover of thousands of DNC emails was indeed carried out by a DNC employee, told CNN that Pompeo began a assembly with him by saying, ‘The President told me we should speak to you.’ Intelligence sources [said] that many people inside a CIA were unequivocally worried with a meeting. Binney pronounced Pompeo resolved a assembly by revelation him he would like Binney to accommodate with a FBI and a NSA as well.”

  • In response, a CIA pronounced Pompeo “stands by and has always stood by a Jan 2017 comprehension village assessment” that Russia interfered in a election. 

— BUT, BUT, BUT: When it comes to Russia, Pompeo keeps doing controversial things, says The Fix’s Aaron Blake. “At an eventuality 3 weeks ago, Pompeo finished a frequency extraordinary remark, observant that ‘the comprehension community’s comment is that a Russian nosiness that took place did not impact a outcome of a election.’ This mirrored a articulate indicate before charity by Trump … but that articulate indicate is definitely false. The comprehension news pronounced clearly that it wouldn’t import in on how many impact Russia competence have had, not that it didn’t have an impact. That competence be a outing of a tongue from an amateur. But how a CIA director, of all people, could get something of such significance — something that for him should be totally facile believe — so wrong certain seemed odd.”

— More problems for Wilbur Ross: The commerce secretary told Forbes that he had $2 billion in trusts — evidently to contend his position on a magazine’s list of richest Americans. But it now appears that a trust income never existed. Forbes’s Dan Alexander reports: “[A]fter examining a financial-disclosure forms he filed after his assignment to [Trump’s] Cabinet, that showed reduction than $700 million in assets, Forbes was vigilant on stealing him [from a list] entirely. Ross protested, citing trusts for his family that he pronounced he did not have to divulge in sovereign filings. … And after one month of digging, Forbes is positive it has found a answer: That income never existed. It seems pure that Ross lied to us, a latest in an apparent method of fibs, exaggerations, omissions, fabrications and whoppers that have been going on with Forbes given 2004.

— Trump administration officials sound distant some-more wavering about a Saudi inform of successful adults than a boss himself. Karen DeYoung reports: “Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, asked if he was endangered that [the] array of arrests … had combined inhabitant confidence energy in [Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s] hands, pronounced he needs some-more information. ‘Let me get behind to we on this one, once we’ve staid some back-and-forth pity of information behind to a kingdom,’ Mattis told reporters . . . At a State Department, mouthpiece Heather Nauert said, ‘We’re stability to guard a situation.’ The Saudis, she said, ‘have positive us that any prosecutions that take place will be finished in a satisfactory and pure manner, and we wish that they will reason adult to that.’”

Omarosa Manigault watches during a assembly with relatives and teachers in a Roosevelt Room of a White House. (Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post)

— Trump aide Omarosa Manigault brought her 39-member spousal celebration to a White House in Apr for an extended marriage print glow — throwing many aides and confidence crew by surprise and highlighting a dysfunction that permeates a Office of Public Liaison, where she is a comparison aide. It’s misleading either Manigault received any grave accede for a shoot. Politico’s Josh Dawsey reports: “Even in a White House riven by disharmony in a early months, a bureau gained prominence for being a ‘dumpster glow place to work’[.] Aides in other departments didn’t know what a bureau did, and [OPL Director George Sifakis] gave employees tiny instruction or authority, pronounced several officials. On many days, a staff … didn’t know what Sifakis was doing or what they were ostensible to be doing[.] ‘There was no organization, no calendar, nothing.’ one former central said.”


— Trump won a presidency a year ago today. Looking behind on his feat speech, Jenna Johnson writes that Trump laid out a prophesy of his presidency that has nonetheless to come to fruition. “Trump lavished regard on Hillary Clinton, laid out a centrist bulletin focused on infrastructure projects and flourishing a economy, and told associate universe leaders that he would ‘seek common ground, not hostility; partnership, not conflict.’ Above all, he called for togetherness as he affianced to paint all Americans. ‘Now it’s time for America to connect a wounds of division,’ Trump pronounced about 3 a.m. on Nov. 9 in downtown Manhattan. … The feat discuss was a glance of a presidency that competence have been. Instead, one year later, Trump finds himself a many unpopular boss in complicated times amid critique that he has sought to order some-more than unite.”

— GQ’s Ben Schreckinger, “Inside Donald Trump’s Election Night War Room”: “Nobody saw it coming. Not a pundits or a pollsters, not even a Donald himself … As night falls, supporters of [Hillary Clinton descended] on Manhattan’s Javits Center, for what they design will be a feat party. Little notice has been taken of reports that a Clinton discuss has canceled a fireworks arrangement it had planned. The dusk is already energized with a clarity that story could shortly be finished — and distinguished underneath a Javits Center’s potion ceiling.” Meanwhile, something unequivocally opposite was stirring — environment a theatre for one of a many intolerable and indeterminate nights in complicated domestic history.

  • Frank Luntz: “At 5:01, all a narratives were written: Hillary Clinton was inaugurated president. It’s ostensible to be a unequivocally closely rhythmical tip … [but people] ready their graphics, they ready all their material. we have a sketch [of a graphic]: “Fox News declares Hillary Clinton inaugurated president.”
  • Chris Wallace: “I spoke to President-elect Trump [a month later], and he pronounced that going into choosing night, and after his people had review a exit polls, they suspicion he was going to lose, too. He suspicion he was going to lose. That was usually a supposed wisdom.”
  • Kellyanne Conway: “[Trump] was pursuit me, and during about 8:30 or 9 o’clock, we said, ‘I consider it’s a good time for we to come down.’ we said, we know, ‘We’re carrying pizza and we’re usually unresolved out and we’re examination a earnings and they’re going to start pursuit states for we ….’”


The mayor of Charlottesville had this to contend about a Virginia results:

An environmental PAC founded by Tom Steyer hosted a petting zoo during Virginia Tech to get out a vote:

HuffPost’s polling executive held some “early exits” from Virginia:

Democrats had a margin day with Donald Trump Jr.’s tweets that a choosing is indeed TODAY:

From The Post’s Philip Bump:

Don Jr. responded after Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) announced that he would write a check with Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) to stop those convicted of domestic attack from receiving firearms:

Flake dismissed behind during a president’s son:

The Arizona Republican after combined this context for his bill:

The White House press secretary briefed reporters after Trump’s canceled outing to a DMZ:

The owners of a magnanimous blog ThinkProgress acted this question:

A former Obama assistance criticized Carter Page after his House testimony was released:

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

Trump’s hometown paper motionless to use a new 280-count Twitter privileges to twitter about a Access Hollywood tape:

Former congressman John Dingell (D-Mich.) finished this point:

But this classical line requires all 280 characters:


— BuzzFeed News, “2017’s Most Prolific Online Prankster Is Calling It Quits,” by Ryan Mac: “After regulating a facile email hoax to remonstrate supervision officials, celebrities, and CEOs that they were articulate to friends or associates — and afterwards edition those conversations online — 39-year-old James Linton says he is interlude a stunts after a avowal of his loyal identity. Now a before different man, improved famous as email prankster @Sinon_Reborn, hopes to parlay his antics into a cybersecurity pursuit where he can assistance fight a same email rascal 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 personally combined their possess online wheeze network to request passionate nuisance and attack in their industry. This spreadsheet, called a ‘Burn Book of Bad Men,’ lists 38 men, named by an opposite array of women who contributed anonymously to a document. Its accusations run a progression from compensate taste to creepy comments and passionate assault.”

— 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 opposite general chosen is privacy and discretion, along with a event to minimize or defer taxes. … [B]usiness has frequency been better. The ranks of a superrich are flourishing fast, fueled by legitimate fortunes in finance, trade and record — as good as drugs, piracy and bribery. And a offshore financial attention has grown alongside a customers’ accounts.”


“Jeff Sessions’ DOJ Drops Prosecution Of Woman Who Laughed At Jeff Sessions,” from HuffPost: “Justice Department prosecutors have forsaken their box opposite a lady who laughed during [Jeff Sessions] during his acknowledgment hearing. Desiree Fairooz was scheduled to face conference for a second time subsequent week, nonetheless a DOJ prosecutor entered a nolle prosequi filing in a box on Monday indicating a dialect is dismissing a charges.  Fairooz, a late children’s librarian and malcontent dependent with a classification Code Pink, let out a giggle during a Senate conference behind in Jan after Sen. Richard Shelby (R-Ala.) pronounced Sessions had a ‘clear and well-documented’ record of ‘treating all Americans equally underneath a law.’”



“Racist graffiti embellished on automobile nearby K-State was a fraud,” from Kansas City Star: “An occurrence in that extremist slurs were embellished on a automobile nearby a Kansas State University campus final week was a hoax, and a male who embellished a slurs has apologized. Riley County Police reported Monday afternoon that a owners of a car, Dauntarius Williams, 21, of Manhattan, certified to investigators he was obliged for a graffiti. Police pronounced that after training that Williams had defaced his possess automobile … [they motionless not to record charges]. Williams had called The Star after a occurrence and pronounced he was a K-State tyro and was withdrawal a university … [Racial slurs and other] descent denunciation — ‘White’s Only,’ ‘Die,’ and ‘Date your possess kind,’” were found embellished on a car. 



Trump is now on to China for his Asia trip.

Pence and a second lady will transport to Texas to revisit victims of a Sutherland Springs shooting, accept a lecture from law coercion and attend a request vigil.



— It will be cold by Friday in a District. The Capital Weather Gang forecasts: “Drier atmosphere settles in today, nonetheless a few removed showers sojourn possible. Temperatures mount out of a 30s this morning. But with partly to mostly pale skies and a cold zephyr from a north during 5 to 10 mph, highs usually make a top 40s to low 50s.”

— The Wizards mislaid to a Mavericks, a misfortune group in a NBA, 113-99. (Candace Buckner)

— The U.S. archivist, a Vietnam War vet, has organised an vaunt on a fight called “Remembering Vietnam” that opens Friday during a Archives. Michael E. Ruane reports: “The giveaway exhibit, that runs by Jan. 6, includes some of a many distinguished papers relating to a war[.]”

— The D.C. Council preliminarily authorized a devise to make a state of former mayor Marion Barry. The 8-foot-tall bronze statue would mountain outward City Hall. (Paul Schwartzman)

— D.C. Public Schools students set another record graduation rate of 73 percent. (Moriah Balingit)


Trevor Noah mocked Trump’s capitulation of a arrests in Saudi Arabia:

The Post’s Glenn Kessler ruled Trump’s explain that a estate taxation harms farmers and tiny businesses is exaggerated:

Volunteers who live nearby Sutherland Springs charity assistance to a Holcombes, who mislaid 8 members of their extended family in a shooting:

A clergyman in Georgia was prisoner on video observant that he competence glow a tyro in a head:

And a Nationals’ Racing Presidents visited a internal facile propagandize for Halloween:

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