Good Sunday morning ...
The hackers who disrupted the U.S. presidential election last year had ambitions that stretched across the globe, targeting the emails of Ukrainian officers, Russian opposition figures, U.S. defense contractors and thousands of others of interest to the Kremlin, according to an AP package Raphael Satter, Jeff Donn and Desmond Butler:
Anatomy of hacking Hillary:
There's an unusual echo on the front pages of the N.Y. Times and WashPost, which have nearly identical stories about the "waning public role" of Jared Kushner, President Trump's son-in-law and senior adviser.
Be smart: Kushner allies say he has embraced and encouraged this new reality — playing by the rules of White House Chief of Staff John Kelly, who was installed with his support.
The juiciest bits from the N.Y. Times:
And the WashPost:
This photo from last evening — Michigan State freshman Cody White (bottom right) returns a punt from Rutgers in Piscataway, N.J., en route to a 40-7 victory over the home team — aptly illustrates one of the Mikey Rules for Living: "Look up."
Like a surprising number of the rules, it's both literal and figurative:
So enjoy the last day of the holiday weekend — and look up! You never know what you'll see.
Fans rush the field of Jordan-Hare Stadium in Auburn, Ala., after Auburn defeated #1 Alabama, 26-14, in the Iron Bowl — def. a sad day in our family, where we have a freshman rolling Tide.
If you thought you were tired of Roy Moore, you'll still love these insights into the thought bubbles of both President Trump and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, from the formidable N.Y. Times trio of Jonathan Martin, Maggie Haberman and Alex Burns:
Be smart ... Scott Jennings, a Republican strategist close to McConnell: "Either we're saddled with a Democrat in a seat that ought to be Republican, ... or we're saddled with a brand anvil that's going to drag down the president, drag down the Senate, drag down the party and plunge the Senate into immediate turmoil when he gets there."
From a Financial Times Big Read, "Uber: the clean-up after [Travis] Kalanick continues," by Leslie Hook and Hannah Kuchler (subscription):
A tale for our times ... The lead of N.Y. Times Sunday Styles is "Baby Fiona, Superstar: How the Cincinnati Zoo's little diva became an international social media phenomenon":
N.Y. Times Quote of the Day ... Chad Yelton, vice president for marketing at the Cincinnati Zoo: "I feel like an agent with a very famous client. I feel like I represent Beyoncé."