🇺🇸 Today, at 8:46 a.m. ET, is the 18th anniversary of 9/11.
The last time national security adviser John Bolton spoke with President Trump was Monday afternoon around 2 p.m. in the Oval Office.
Why it matters: The timeline contradicts the president's account, and speaks volumes about how Trump runs his administration.
Here's how yesterday's events played out:
For now, deputy national security adviser Charlie Kupperman is serving as acting national security adviser.
The backstory: Bolton's end follows his resistance to peace talks with Afghanistan, including Trump's desire to host the Taliban at Camp David.
More than half of all issue advertising this year (TV, digital, radio, etc.) has been on health care — and that spending will only increase as 2020 gets closer, Axios' Caitlin Owens and Sara Fischer report.
Where it stands: The biggest spender by far is a dark-money group called Doctor Patient Unity.
Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer arrive for a Congressional Black Caucus ceremony commemorating the 400th anniversary of the arrival of enslaved Africans in the English colonies.
Who's calling this man? Dan Bishop waits to speak to President Trump at his victory party in Monroe, N.C., last night.
In a special election in North Carolina’s heavily Republican 9th congressional district, Bishop, a Republican, narrowly beat Democrat Dan McCready, 50.7% to 48.7%, in a race the GOP should have run away with. (Raleigh News & Observer)
Why it matters: The tight results point to Republican weakness in suburbs, which showed up in the midterms and is a huge threat to Trump's re-election.
From a CNN poll released yesterday: "71% say they trust only some or nothing at all of what they hear from official White House communications, about the same as the 68% who felt that way in late 2017."
Apple launches its streaming service (Apple TV+) on Nov. 1 for, uncharacteristically, a bargain price — $4.99 a month. Netflix is $8.99 and up.
Last night, the annual Tribute in Light — a memorial lighting of two spotlights representing the Twin Towers — illuminated the skyline of lower Manhattan behind the Statue of Liberty, as seen from Bayonne, N.J.
At the 9/11 Memorial, twin reflecting pools — each nearly an acre, with the largest human-made waterfalls in North America — sit in the towers' footprint.
Joe Biden's campaign adds six senior staff members to focus on attracting women and minority voters, Axios' Alexi McCammond reports:
Why it matters: Biden and his team hope this diverse staff can help them rebuild the diverse coalition that Barack Obama captured in 2008.
The Cleveland Browns' Odell Beckham Jr. said he'll keep wearing the $200,000+ Richard Mille watch he sported during Sunday's season opener, AP's Tom Withers writes.
An NFL spokesman said there is no rule prohibiting players from wearing jewelry. But there is a policy "prohibiting hard objects."
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