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The White House is tense — and some aides are frantic — as Democrats on Capitol Hill tap a gusher of revelations that paint an increasingly vivid portrait of President Trump's unrestrained conduct of foreign policy.
Fiona Hill, Trump's former National Security Council senior director for Europe and Russia, testified yesterday that then-national security adviser John Bolton told her to notify the NSC's chief lawyer about a rogue effort by EU ambassador Gordon Sondland, Rudy Giuliani and acting White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney, the N.Y. Times reports.
Some White House officials are demoralized, amid unusual chaos and uncertainty, even for this West Wing, according to a former top Trump official.
Mulvaney has complained to people that White House counsel Pat Cipollone is developing the impeachment legal strategy with Trump and not sharing information with key staff, Axios' Jonathan Swan reports.
At the other end of Pennsylvania Avenue, House Democrats tell Treene that every witness has bolstered the case against Trump, with what Democrats contend is little contradictory evidence.
With reporting by Axios' Zachary Basu.
Spoiler alert: When 12 Democratic presidential candidates take the debate stage in Ohio at 8 ET tonight (presented by CNN and the N.Y. Times), they’ll all have the same opinions about Medicare for All as they had at the last debate.
On foreign policy:
On health care:
On energy and climate:
On the economy:
At least U.S. 44 colleges have hired consultants to collect applicants' data "to make better predictions about which students are the most likely to apply, accept ... and enroll," write the WashPost's Doug MacMillan and Nick Anderson.
Boris Johnson's government set out a list of priorities in the traditional Queen's Speech in Parliament, but he seems to be staring down a general election that could prevent him from accomplishing his aims, writes the BBC.
Minneapolis Fed president Neel Kashkari tells Axios' Felix Salmon that the headline unemployment rate is "almost useless" in determining whether the U.S. economy is at full employment.
The bottom line: If Americans started earning more money, the Fed would likely welcome that as a sign of economic health, rather than worrying that it might start causing too much inflation.
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In his first public comments since the NBA's China firestorm, Lakers superstar LeBron James didn’t appear to specifically address the merits of Houston Rockets GM Daryl Morey’s support of Hong Kong's sovereignty, per the AP.
James later followed up on Twitter:
"Why Trump's Middle East Plan Can’t Work" ... Martin Indyk offers a scathing look in Foreign Affairs at the Trump administration's foreign policy on Iran, Saudi Arabia and Israeli-Palestinian peace.
Several big names from the military are joining Medici, an Austin-based virtual health care company, to help launch Operation 11/11, which will provide virtual consults to U.S. veterans on Veterans Day, Nov. 11.
Veterans joining as advisers: Marcus Luttrell, former Navy SEAL; Mark Geist, member of the Annex Security team that fought at Benghazi; Rob O’Neill, SEAL Team 6 member in the Bin Laden raid; and Omar Avila, hit by an IED in Iraq.
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Fly fishing, which has traditionally been a sport for the older, is catching on among millennials, reports the N.Y. Times' Alexandra Marvar.
💰 "[W]here millennials go, hospitality brands follow. ... And there’s plenty of gear and apparel to own. Newcomers may require waders, vests, tackle boxes, rods, reels, creels, flies and perhaps even fly-tying equipment."
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