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IF YOU LISTEN TO PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP, Republicans are staid to win large in a midterms, keep control in Washington and win in a landslide in 2020. Nothing to worry about, folks.

BUT THAT’S A STARK CONTRAST to a immeasurable infancy of Republican operatives who are increasingly lifting a alarm bells that Republicans could mislay control not usually of a House but, potentially, a Senate.

VETERAN POLITICAL HANDICAPPERS like Stu Rothenberg this week have begun to publicly troubadour that Democrats have a pathway to win a infancy formed on new polling in states like Missouri, Indiana and Tennessee. Even typically certain things like Sen. Ted Cruz in Texas is causing Republicans heartburn with Beto O’Rourke creation a Lone Star State surprisingly competitive.

THERE IS A GROWING FEAR among GOP domestic operatives that Trump could subdue audience in a midterms by constantly revelation his supporters that Republicans are going to do good in Nov and not toll a alarm bells that they need to wand off a blue wave.

ADDING TO THE CONCERN: There’s an augmenting clarity that a midterms could spin a referendum on Trump’s ruling character that could lead to a blowout for Republicans. WAPO’s Ashley Parker and Phil Rucker: “Trump colors a tumble debate landscape: ‘He’s been a usually thing that matters’”

CASE IN POINT — @realDonalTrump at 9:47 p.m.: “The Dems have attempted any pretence in a playbook-call me all underneath a sun. But if I’m all of those terrible things, how come we kick them so badly, 306-223? Maybe they’re usually not unequivocally good! The fact is they are going CRAZY usually given they know they can’t kick me in 2020!”

… during 9:38 p.m.: “Republicans are doing unequivocally good with a Senate Midterms. Races that we were not even meditative about winning are now unequivocally close, or even leading. Election night will be unequivocally engaging indeed!”

… during 10:42 a.m.: “Wow, NFL initial diversion ratings are approach down over an already unequivocally bad final year comparison. Viewership declined 13%, a lowest in over a decade. If a players stood proudly for a Flag and Anthem, and it is all shown on broadcast, maybe ratings could come back? Otherwise worse!”

SIREN — “Top Trump Adviser Says Ted Cruz Could Lose Texas Senate Race,” by NYT’s Alex Burns and Ken Vogel: “A span of tip Republicans concurred in a private assembly on Saturday that a celebration was battling vicious vulnerabilities in a midterm elections, including what one described as widespread ‘hate’ for President Trump, and lifted a awaiting that Senator Ted Cruz of Texas could mislay his bid for re-election given he is not seen as ‘likable’ enough. The dual Republican leaders, Mick Mulvaney, a sovereign check director, and Ronna McDaniel, a [RNC] chairwoman, positive celebration officials and donors during a closed-door eventuality in New York City that a right would eventually spin behind a ostensible ‘blue wave’ in November.

“Mr. Mulvaney also questioned either Democrats could organise support from outward a left, criticizing them as a celebration tangible usually by antithesis to Mr. Trump. But Mr. Mulvaney and Ms. McDaniel also charity an scarcely tender comment of their possess party’s strengths and weaknesses in a midterm elections. They forked to a blazing appetite among Democratic electorate and a dozens of open House seats, where Republican incumbents motionless not to find re-election, as fearsome obstacles to maintaining control of Congress. And Mr. Mulvaney suggested Republicans would transport improved if they could ‘subtract’ a president’s divisive persona from voters’ minds, and highlight instead that a nation is in a ‘pretty good’ condition.

“‘You competence hatred a president, and there’s a lot of people who do, though they positively like a approach a nation is going,’ Mr. Mulvaney said, adding of voters: ‘If we figure out a approach to subtract from that equation how they feel about a president, a numbers go adult dramatically.’ Their comments were prisoner in an audio recording that was performed by The New York Times from a authority who attended a celebration meeting.” NYT

– “Sasse: ‘Every morning’ we cruise withdrawal a GOP,” by Connor O’Brien: “Sen. Ben Sasse lambasted nasty tongue and partisanship between Republicans and Democrats on Sunday and pronounced he’s deliberate withdrawal a Republican Party. ‘I substantially consider about it any morning when we arise up, and we figure out given am we drifting divided from Nebraska to go to D.C. this week,’ pronounced Sasse, who tweeted Saturday that he had deliberate withdrawal a GOP. ‘Are we gonna get genuine things done?’” POLITICO

TRUMP’S WEEK AHEAD: MONDAY: The trainer will have lunch with VP Mike Pence. TUESDAY: Trump and initial lady Melania Trump will attend in a Flight 93 Sept. 11 commemorative service. The trainer is assembly with Defense Secretary Jim Mattis. WEDNESDAY: Trump is carrying lunch with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.

SUNDAY BEST — THE ANONYMOUS NYT OP-ED EDITION …

– CHRIS WALLACE spoke with VICE PRESIDENT MIKE PENCE on “FOX NEWS SUNDAY”: WALLACE: “Do we consider we know who Anonymous is?” PENCE: “I don’t. we don’t know. But we do know that they should renounce and leave this administration.” WALLACE: “Should all tip officials take a distortion detector test, and would we determine to take one?” PENCE: “I would determine to take it in a heartbeat and would contention to any examination a administration … wanted to do.”

WALLACE: “The administration should do that?” PENCE: “Oh, that — look, that’d be a preference for a president. But look, we consider — a honest thing to do here is for this particular to commend that they are — they’re literally violating an oath. If they are that comparison administration executive — that they’re violating an oath, not to a president, though to a Constitution.”

– MARGARET BRENNAN also spoke with PENCE on CBS’ “FACE THE NATION”: BRENNAN: “One of a claims done in a op-ed is that there had been contention of invoking a 25th Amendment to even mislay a trainer from office. Have we ever been partial of a examination about that?” PENCE: “No. Never. And given would we be Margaret? we meant a law of a matter is over a final 8 years notwithstanding what we listened from President Obama on Friday, we meant this nation was struggling. we meant it was a weakest mercantile liberation given a Great Depression.”

– JAKE TAPPER talked with KELLYANNE CONWAY on CNN’S “STATE OF THE UNION”: TAPPER: “Don’t we consider that a White House, in a approach that it has reacted to this op-ed, has also flushed a op-ed with a clarity of credibility? For instance, we have no suspicion who wrote it. we mean, it could be an partner executive during a Mineral Mining Agency, for all we know. But, all of a sudden, we have a clamp trainer denying it, Secretary of State Pompeo denying it. By a finish of a day, any Cabinet secretary had denied it, either on camera or in an executive statement. Didn’t that arise to a spin of a credibility, not to discuss a oxygen?”

CONWAY: “So, we did contend progressing this week we had a sincerely opposite perspective than others, that is, given would we rouse somebody we don’t even know? We also don’t know what this authority has pronounced to try to get that op-ed in ‘The New York Times’ or what he or she has pronounced to other people.

“So, to a president’s indicate that there could be a inhabitant confidence risk during hand, he doesn’t wish this authority in a assembly where he’s deliberating China, Russia, North Korea. Any trainer of a United States, Jake, should have a comfort and a leisure to pronounce with his inhabitant confidence group and not…”

TAPPER: “But given do we consider it — given does a trainer consider it is a member of a inhabitant security…” CONWAY: “No, he’s creation a indicate that, if it is, if it is, that that raises loyal concerns, if it’s somebody who has entrance to information.”

– CHUCK TODD also spoke with CONWAY on NBC’S “MEET THE PRESS”: TODD: “[Has Trump] systematic a examination of who wrote this op-ed?” CONWAY: “I won’t — we won’t speak about that. He has pronounced publicly that he thinks that we should find out who this authority is. we don’t trust in giving this authority so many betterment and oxygen … though we all wish to know who it is.”

TODD: “So he’s, so it’s probable he’s given an sequence to a Department of Justice to examine this?” CONWAY: “He, he will, he has pronounced publicly what he feels. You can hurl a fasten he pronounced it several times.” TODD: “I know that. Should it be taken, should a Attorney General take it as an order?” CONWAY: “If a Attorney General, a Department of Justice and FBI feels like they have slip over a matter like this afterwards they will make that decision.”

BOB WOODWARD sat down with DAVID MARTIN on “CBS SUNDAY MORNING” and discussed a unknown op-ed: WOODWARD: “I have no suspicion who it is. It’s unequivocally vicious who it is. It’s unequivocally vicious either this is somebody who witnessed and participated — and utterly honestly if there was a authority in a White House or in a administration who wanted to tell me what’s in that Op-Ed square we would say, ‘OK, name me who was there. What is a specific incident? As we know from carrying examination my book there are dates and times and participants. we wouldn’t have used it.”

MARTIN: “Too vague?” WOODWARD: “Well, too deceptive and not, does not accommodate a standards of perplexing to report specific incidents. Specific incidents are a building blocks of journalism, as we good know.”

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WHAT’S ON PRESIDENT TRUMP’S MIND THIS MORNING — @realDonaldTrump at 9:49 a.m.: “‘Ford has abruptly killed a devise to sell a Chinese-made tiny automobile in a U.S. given of a awaiting of aloft U.S. Tariffs.’ CNBC. This is usually a beginning. This automobile can now be BUILT IN THE U.S.A. and Ford will compensate no tariffs!”

… during 10:01 a.m.: “If a U.S. sells a automobile into China, there is a taxation of 25%. If China sells a automobile into a U.S., there is a taxation of 2%. Does anybody consider that is FAIR? The days of a U.S. being ripped-off by other nations is OVER!”

… during 10:12 a.m.: “‘Trump has set Economic Growth on fire. During his time in office, a economy has achieved feats many experts suspicion impossible. GDP is flourishing during a 3 percent-plus rate. The stagnation rate is nearby a 50 year low.’ CNBC…Also, a Stock Market is adult roughly 50% given Election!”

SPOTTED IN NANTUCKET: Bill and Hillary Clinton carrying lunch on Saturday with Terry and Dorothy McAuliffe and Huma Abedin during Cru oyster bar on Nantucket. “Bill got adult during a finish to shake a integrate of hands and literally lick a baby though other than that it was flattering low key,” per a tipster. Bill and Terry were progressing seen by another tipster walking down Main Street together on a island.

WHAT AMERICA IS READING — Front pages from opposite a U.S. – INDIANAPOLIS STAR: “Indianapolis father helps display Russian trolls”ORLANDO SENTINEL: “Red tide, immature slime: Florida faces an epic, statewide conflict with algae and a poisonous effects” ANCHORAGE DAILY NEWS: “Farm check stirs worries that Alaskans could mislay food stamps benefits”KANSAS CITY STAR: “Lethal Inaction: Fatal lorry crashes surge, though U.S. supervision won’t make an easy fix” MIAMI HERALD: “Tens of thousands still face word ‘nightmares’ after Irma”

… SAN JOSE MERCURY NEWS: “Harris, Booker gleam during hearings” L.A. TIMES: “Ties to S.F.’s chosen served Newsom well”STAR TRIBUNE of MINNEAPOLIS: “Tariffs leave farmers fresh for large losses” THE DESERT SUN of PALM SPRINGS, CALIF.: “Cannabis colossus: Massive pot flourishing trickery holding figure in Cathedral City”

TAX REFORM 2.0? — “At-risk House Republicans contend no to new taxation bill,” by Nancy Cook and Bernie Becker: “The White House and tip congressional Republicans wish to pull for a House opinion on a second spin of taxation cuts forward of a midterms in hopes of bolstering their mercantile representation to electorate – though they’re using into antithesis within their possess party.

“GOP leaders recognised of a second taxation check as a messaging win that would put Democrats on their heels forward of a midterms, forcing them to opinion opposite taxation service for a core class. But a concerns over a check are mostly issuing from a Republican side, especially from members fighting to keep reason of seats in suburban districts where President Donald Trump is many unpopular – and that are pivotal to a GOP’s hopes of gripping their majority.

“A dozen House Republicans, all though one of them from a high-tax states of California, New Jersey and New York, voted opposite a taxation law in Dec given it capped state and internal taxation deductions, that they pronounced would lead to taxation increases on too many of their constituents. Some of those GOP lawmakers have plainly pronounced they would cite to leave a taxation emanate alone as Congress also grapples with how to account a supervision and a House potentially votes on health caring measures that competence be some-more politically profitable to exposed incumbents.” POLITICO

KATC’S JORDAN LIPPINCOTT: “Donald Trump Jr. hunts gators with Rep. Steve Scalise in Louisiana”

ON THE WORLD STAGE — “N. Korea stages outrageous parade, binds behind on modernized missiles,” by AP’s Eric Talmadge in Pyongyang: “North Korea rolled out some of a latest tanks and marched a best-trained goose-stepping units by Kim Il Sung Square in a vital troops march on Sunday to symbol a 70th anniversary, though hold behind a many modernized missiles and clinging scarcely half of a eventuality to municipal efforts to build a domestic economy.

“The clever importance on a economy underscores personality Kim Jong Un’s new plan of putting mercantile growth front and center. … Kim attended a morning march though did not residence a fabricated crowd, that enclosed a conduct of a Chinese council and high-level delegations from countries that have accessible ties with a North.” AP

2018 WATCH — DAVID SIDERS in Anaheim, California: “Obama rallies California Dems as state GOP licks a chops”: “Barack Obama’s thrust into a midterm elections on Saturday served a executive purpose: For Democrats in vicious House races – many of them new to politics – appearing with a former trainer lent their campaigns coercion and credibility.

“‘If we don’t step up, things can get worse,’ Obama told entertaining activists who collected in a swarming ballroom during a convene for 7 Democrats using in Republican-held House districts. ‘In dual months, we have a possibility to revive some reason in a politics.’

“But Republicans see Obama’s lapse as a possibility to step up, too. As a magnanimous favourite starts to branch for associate Democrats this fall, his stop in this one-time citadel of conservatism comes with domestic risk. Republicans for years used Obama to vitalise voters, yoking down-ticket Democrats to a trainer reviled by a GOP. That’s a law Republicans here consider they can repeat.” POLITICO

ISAAC DOVERE: “Booker streamer to Iowa in October”: “2020 usually got a tiny closer. New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker will be a featured orator during a Iowa Democrats’ tumble gala, celebration authority Troy Price announced Saturday. It will be a initial Iowa eventuality for one of a impending presidential possibilities with tip name approval given Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders stopped by for a brief debate pitch progressing this year.

“The proclamation comes during a finish of a week when Booker took core theatre as a favourite — according to his supporters, or as a grandstander, according to his critics — in a Democratic debate opposite Supreme Court hopeful Brett Kavanaugh during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearings.

“The cooking will be Oct 6, a month forward of elections for administrator and several of a state’s House districts that Democrats are anticipating to win, though comes as presidential proclamation conjecture is commencement to spike.” POLITICO

– GUARDIAN’S BEN JACOBS: “Cory Booker places staff in Iowa forward of intensity 2020 White House run”

THE INVESTIGATIONS — “Papadopoulos: ‘My correlation differs from Jeff Sessions’ on greeting to suspicion of Trump-Putin summit,” by ABC News’ Matthew Mosk and Kaitlyn Folmer: “George Papadopoulos says then-Sen. Jeff Sessions seemed meddlesome during a 2016 debate in posterior a assembly between Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin, in contrariety to what Sessions after told Congress.

“‘All we can contend is, my correlation differs from Sen. Sessions,’ Papadopoulos told ABC News Chief Anchor George Stephanopoulos in an disdainful talk on ‘This Week’ Sunday.

Papadopoulos pronounced he floated a suspicion of a limit between then-candidate Trump and Putin during a debate confidence group assembly on Mar 31, 2016. Sessions, now a Attorney General, after told Congress he close down a suspicion of a limit during that meeting.

“But Papadopoulos pronounced that during a assembly Trump nodded his conduct to advise he was open to a suspicion of a limit with Putin though seemed to defer to Sessions.” ABC

– “Prosecutors Admit They Wrongly Accused Russian of Offering Sex for Republican Access,” by NYT’s Sharon LaFraniere: “Federal prosecutors have certified that they poorly indicted Maria Butina, a Russian citizen now in control on charges of illegally behaving as a unfamiliar agent, of charity to trade sex for a pursuit as partial of a growth bid by Russian supervision officials to penetrate Republican circles in a United States. In a probity filing late Friday, prosecutors in a United States attorney’s bureau in Washington concurred that they had been ‘mistaken’ in interpreting what were apparently joking calm messages between Ms. Butina and a crony who had helped her replenish her automobile insurance.

“Defense lawyers for Ms. Butina are arguing that a prosecutors’ blunder is emblematic of a injured sovereign box that has poorly landed their customer in pretrial custody. A sovereign decider is scheduled to examination Ms. Butina’s ask that she be expelled from jail, as good as either to levy a wisecrack order, on Monday.” NYT

TRUMP’S SUNDAY — The trainer has no open events scheduled.

PLAYBOOK READS

KNOWING TIM RYAN — ERICK TRICKEY in Warren, Ohio, for POLITICO Magazine – “‘I’m Not Necessarily Some Soft Yoga Guy’”: “Rep. Tim Ryan wants we to know: Just given he meditates doesn’t meant he’s soft. He’s from Ohio’s blue-collar Mahoning Valley, a steel valley, home of Youngstown, a district where 45,000 people voted for both him and Donald Trump.

“So if you’ve examination that Congress’ inaugural disciple of awareness wants to run for trainer in 2020 by winning a ‘yoga vote’—and if that seems unsure opposite an obligatory with a Triumph-the-Insult-Comic-Dog conflict style—well, that’s usually partial of Ryan’s story.

“‘I consider once we accommodate me, you comprehend I’m not indispensably some soothing yoga guy,’ says Ryan, a tall, well-built former high-school quarterback. ‘I’ve been on a picket line. I’ve been in a kinship halls. I’ll splash a Miller Lite with you.’” POLITICO

THE ADMINISTRATION — “With a timorous EPA, Trump delivers on his guarantee to cut government,” by WaPo’s Brady Dennis, Juliet Eilperin and Andrew Ba Tran: “On a debate trail, Donald Trump vowed to idle a [EPA] ‘in roughly any form. We’re going to have tiny tidbits left, though we’re going to take a extensive volume out.’ As president, he is creation advance on that promise. During a initial 18 months of a Trump administration, annals show, scarcely 1,600 workers left a EPA, while fewer than 400 were hired. The exodus has shrunk a agency’s workforce by 8 percent, to levels not seen given a Reagan administration. …

“Those who have quiescent or late include some of a agency’s many gifted veterans, as good as immature environmental experts who traditionally would have transposed them — stirring fears about mind empty during a EPA. The perfect series of departures also has stirred concerns over what arrange of work is descending by a wayside, from coercion investigations to environmental research. According to information expelled underneath a Freedom of Information Act and analyzed by The Washington Post, during slightest 260 scientists, 185 ‘environmental insurance specialists’ and 106 engineers are gone.” WaPo

FOR YOUR RADAR — “Trump to yield created answers underneath guarantee in Summer Zervos insult lawsuit,” by WaPo’s Elise Viebeck: “President Trump will yield created answers underneath guarantee in a insult lawsuit brought by former ‘Apprentice’ competitor Summer Zervos, who claims Trump intimately assaulted her in 2007, a new probity filing stated. Lawyers for Trump and Zervos concluded this week to sell ‘written answers and objections’ to grave created questions by Sept. 28, according to a request filed Friday with a New York State Supreme Court. … Zervos sued Trump for insult in early 2017 after he called her a liar for claiming he had groped and forcibly kissed her 10 years prior. Trump denies indiscretion in a case.” WaPo

SPORTS BLINK – WAPO’S SALLY JENKINS: “At U.S. Open, appetite of Serena Williams and Naomi Osaka is overshadowed by an umpire’s appetite play”: “Chair referee Carlos Ramos managed to sack not one though dual players in a women’s U.S. Open final. Nobody has ever seen anything like it: An referee so wrecked a large arise that both players, Naomi Osaka and Serena Williams alike, wound adult distraught with tears streaming down their faces during a prize display and an angry throng screamed boos during a court. Ramos took what began as a teenager infringement and incited it into one of a nastiest and many romantic controversies in a story of tennis, all given he couldn’t take a lady vocalization neatly to him.” WaPo

BONUS GREAT WEEKEND READS, curated by Daniel Lippman, filing from New York City:

– “The Big Lie,” by Jack Stripling and Megan Zahneis in a Chronicle of Higher Ed: “A highbrow schemed to get a lift and win his department’s respect. Instead, he wrecked his career.” Chronicle

– “The Other Political Correctness,” by Isaac Stone Fish in TNR: “Why are America’s chosen universities censoring themselves on China?” TNR

– “The American Nightmare,” by Desiree Stennett and Lisa Rowan in The Penny Hoarder: “Ten Years Ago, The economy was imploding. In late 2017, we asked readers to tell us their foreclosure stories. More than 50 people responded. Over and over, they used a same word.” Penny Hoarder

– “Becoming a Woman Who Yells during Her Children,” by Lydia Kiesling in The Cut – per Longreads.com’s description: “If yelling is a new spanking, where does that leave a progressive, spasmodic voice-raising parent?” The Cut

– “Musical pleasures,” by Roger Mathew Grant in Aeon: “Can a balance yield us with pleasure? Plato positively suspicion so, as do many today. But it’s impossibly formidable to discern usually how this comes to pass. Is it something about a upsurge and figure of a balance that encourages we to envision a instruction and follow along? Perhaps song can sound something like a ardent utterance, that competence in spin be silken to hear and enjoy. One can suppose a balance as a apart relate of something some-more primal.” Aeon (h/t TheBrowser.com)

– “The poser of Tucker Carlson,” by Lyz Lenz in CJR: CJR

– “The Incredible, Rage-Inducing Inside Story of America’s Student Debt Machine,” by Ryann Liebenthal in a Sept./Oct. emanate of Mother Jones: “Why is a nation’s flagship loan redemption module unwell a people it’s ostensible to help?” Mother Jones

– “Was She J.D. Salinger’s Predator or His Prey?” by Joyce Maynard in a NYT Book Review: “In a open of 1972, following a announcement in The Times Magazine of an minute of cave accompanied by a quite honest sketch of me (bluejeans, scabby hair, no makeup), we had perceived a minute from J.D. Salinger in that he charity his admiration, friendship, mentorship and devout superintendence — and, in successive letters and phone calls, urged me to leave college, come live with him (have babies, combine on plays we would perform together in London’s West End) and be (I truly believed this) his partner forever.” NYT

– “The Second Chechen War: Testimony of an Eyewitness,” by Abdul Itslayev in Open Democracy: “Chechen publisher Abdul Itslayev lived out a Second Chechen War in his local village. Against a backdrop of rocket attacks, murder and robbery, he attempted to square together what, in fact, was happening.” Open Democracy

– “The Salena Zito controversy, explained,” by Vox’s Dylan Matthews: “A chronicler of heartland Trump electorate stands indicted of trashy journalism.” Vox

– “Above It All: How a Court Got So Supreme,” by David A. Kaplan, author of “The Most Dangerous Branch: Inside a Supreme Court’s Assault on a Constitution,” in Longreads: “Critics disparaged a Court building as ‘the marble palace’ — that set a universe record during a time for marble content. When a doors non-stop in 1935, several justices refused to leave a Capitol to pierce in.” Longreads $22.25 on Amazon

– “The Women Code Breakers Who Unmasked Soviet Spies,” by Liza Mundy in a Sep emanate of Smithsonian Magazine: “At a tallness of a Cold War, America’s many sly counterespionage bid set out to moment unbreakable ciphers.” Smithsonian

PLAYBOOKERS

SPOTTED: Michelle Obama carrying cooking with friends during San Lorenzo, a new Italian grill from Massimo Fabbri on 9th Street in Shaw … Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin brunching during Chez Billy Sud on Saturday … David and Holly Petraeus carrying brunch on Saturday during Southgate bar and grill during a JW Marriott Essex House in Manhattan … Sen. Roy Blunt (R-Mo.) during a Social Safeway on Wisconsin Ave. where he was shopping bread flour for his mother Abby to make challah. They’re in city to spend her holiday, Rosh Hashanah, with family — pic

WEEKEND WEDDINGS — Heidi Sommer, executive executive of POLITICO Live, married Gordon Forrest, an researcher during DoD, during a Tenaya Lodge in Yosemite National Park in California. Pool report: “The rite was unaware an extraordinary forest. Their flower dog Chelsea walked down a aisle — shortly followed by Gordon, and Heidi. The bride and husband wrote their possess vows — and didn’t let anyone forget that their attribute started when Gordon was an intern, who had a outrageous vanquish on his boss. The rite was filled with speeches from friends and family, cheers, BBQ and a lot of love.” Pic Another picA third

SPOTTED: Meredith and Rich McPhillips, Jon and Britt Otto, James Pollock and Alexis Williams.

– OBAMA ALUMNI — “Huma Shah, Ardevan Yaghoubi” – N.Y. Times: “Ms. Shah, 28, works in Washington as a arch of staff to a trainer during FWD.us, an immigration and rapist probity advocacy organization. She formerly worked as a special partner and process confidant to Valerie Jarrett, a comparison confidant to President Barack Obama. Ms. Shah has also worked for a Department of Homeland Security as a special partner in a Office of Public Affairs. … Mr. Yaghoubi, also 28, is a owner of Heathcote Capital Partners, a genuine estate investment organisation in New York.” With a pic

– “Juliana Brint, William Sommer” – N.Y. Times: “The integrate met during Georgetown, from that any graduated, she magna cum laude. Ms. Brint, 29, is an associate for appetite law and lawsuit during a New York-based law organisation Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher Flom; she works in a firm’s Washington office. She perceived a law grade from Yale. … Mr. Sommer, 30, is a record and internet contributor in Washington for The Daily Beast. He also writes a weekly online newsletter, Right Richter, on trends and swindling theories in regressive media.” With a pic

BIRTHDAYS: Jonathan Cohn, HuffPost’s comparison inhabitant match … Eric Draper … Sen. Chris Coons (D-Del.) is 55 … Matt Boyle, Breitbart’s Washington domestic editor (hat tip: Amanda House) … Matt Bai, Yahoo News domestic columnist, is 5-0 … publisher David Freedlander … Aimee Steel … CAP comparison associate Glen Fukushima … Michael Greenwald, SVP for Tiedemann Advisors, Harvard Kennedy School Belfer Fellow, and former U.S. Treasury attaché to Qatar and Kuwait, is 35. He’s celebrating during a U.S. Open finals with friends (h/t Morgan Ortagus) … Quincey Grieve … Laura Cash … former Rep. Glenn Nye (D-Va.), now trainer and CEO of a Center for a Study of a Presidency and Congress, is 44 (h/t Ben Chang) … Bill Sparks … Christina Wagner … Augusta (Mellon) Rhoades, on a comms group for Bloomberg Media, who recently got married to BuzzFeed’s Logan Rhoades (pic) (h/t Ashley Bahnken) … Kelly Schwartz (hubby tip: Roy) …

… AP’s Matt Lee (h/t Heather Nauert) … Dan Brandt … Ebony Meeks Laidley … Emily Daly … Ron Dotzauer … Lauren Hackett, SVP of tellurian communications during The Economist … CNAS’ Rachel Rizzo … Meghan Fort … Kara Voght … Dwayne Carson … Rob Biederman … Dr. Judith Rodin … Jason Denoncourt … Henrique Ferreira … Katelyn Israelski … Tara Setmayer Love … Nawaid Ladak … Twitter’s Greg Maxson … Dan Brandt … Javelin’s Vanessa Oblinger-Santos (h/t Keith Urbahn) … Ryan Wegman … Jordan Bloom … Allan Dodds Frank … Diego Sanchez Gallardo … Chris Cooks … former Rep. Buck McKeon (R-Calif.) is 8-0 … DOJ’s Michael Harper … Wendy Oscarson Kirchner … Cherie Harder, trainer of The Trinity Forum … Jeff Weintraub … Steve Raikin … Karen Fawcett … Andrew Morin … Sophie Kurz-Cosgrove (h/ts Teresa Vilmain)

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