Good Sunday morning. Situational awareness: "The Department of Homeland Security and [FBI] warned in a report distributed by email late on Friday that the nuclear, energy, aviation, water and critical manufacturing industries have been targeted [by sophisticated hackers] along with government entities in attacks dating back to at least May," Reuters reports. The agencies warned that hackers had succeeded in compromising some targeted networks."
Some of the biggest names in corporate America this week will launch an expensive lobbying campaign for fast action to protect "Dreamers," undocumented immigrants who came here as children.
But I checked around on Capitol Hill and found that both the House and the Senate plan to stick to tax reform for now.
Although Speaker Paul Ryan has told "Dreamers" they can "rest easy," leadership aides poured cold water on the speedy timeline envisioned by the corporations:
Be smart: This outlook is fresh evidence that even when a lot of powerful people agree something should be done in Washington, that doesn't mean it will be.
"The five living former presidents ... appeared together for the first time since 2013 at a concert to raise money for victims of devastating hurricanes in Texas, Florida, Louisiana, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands," AP's Will Weissert reports:
"Last January, six months after Fox News ousted [Roger Ailes], ... Bill O'Reilly, struck a $32 million agreement with a longtime network analyst [Lis Wiehl] to settle new sexual harassment allegations," the N.Y. Times' Emily Steel and Michael Schmidt scoop:
Be smart: Post-Weinstein, the company is going to face a lot more questions about who knew what when — and how O'Reilly was allowed to remain in the workplace after so many expensive settlements.
Notice Dick Cheney and James Addison Baker, just beyond the presidents.
Jimmy Carter's last mission? Maureen Dowd visits #39 in Plains, Ga.:
"The Czech Republic stood on the brink of a populist new era ... after voters heavily backed a billionaire businessman ... while overwhelmingly rejecting establishment parties," The Guardian reports:
P.S. "Catalonia's leaders said ... they would not accept direct rule imposed on the region by the Spanish government."
Go deeper ... "The independence movements around the world," by Axios' Shane Savitsky and Shannon Vavra.
The NAACP announced its new president and CEO, and its intention to alter its tax status to a non-profit category that permits more aggressive political lobbying, NPR reports:
The wilderness ... "Trying to quell accusations that he is ousting activists from the party's left flank," DNC Chair Tom Perez said Trump is "the most dangerous president in American history" and an "existential threat" to the nation, AP's Bill Barrow reports from Vegas:
Peggy Noonan column in Wall Street Journal, "Trump May Be Following Palin's Trajectory": "[T]here is no hard constituency in America for political incompetence, and that is what he continues to demonstrate."
President Trump tweeted his plan to allow the release of National Archives files on the JFK assassination after chatting by phone Thursday with his on-again, off-again outside adviser, Roger Stone, who wrote "The Man Who Killed Kennedy: The Case Against LBJ."
President Trump will spend at least $430,000 of his own money to defray legal costs of campaign associates and White House staff due to the Russia investigations, Axios' Jonathan Swan scooped:
Bloomberg has a job-by-job look at Wall Street functions that could be wiped out by automation — machine learning, natural-language processing, robotic-process automation and predictive analytics:
World Series lookahead ... Jose Altuve and Houston Astros vs. Clayton Kershaw and L.A. Dodgers — AP Baseball Writer Ben Walker: