Good Saturday morning. One year ago today — Oct. 7, 2016 — brought one of the tectonic news collisions in the history of elections ... 3 p.m.: White House releases intelligence community statement saying Russians are behind election hacking ... 4:02 p.m.: WashPost reveals "Access Hollywood" tape ... 4:30 p.m.: John Podesta emails posted by Wikileaks. Relive it if you dare.
You are White House Chief of Staff John Kelly:
It's a worthy war -- but often one you fear you are losing. No wonder you've been caught on camera with an exasperated face pressed firmly against your hand. It's a civilian salute to your new reality.
The New Yorker's great Dexter Filkins files a well-timed (and relatively sympathetic) profile, "Rex Tillerson at the Breaking Point ... Will Donald Trump let the Secretary of State do his job?":
A Trump tweet this morning confirms last night's Axios scoop: "I called Chuck Schumer yesterday to see if the Dems want to do a great HealthCare Bill. ObamaCare is badly broken, big premiums. Who knows!"
The initial reaction among some Republicans was consternation, Jonathan Swan and I reported:
Be smart: Trump wants to be the deal guy, and he's going to keep playing the "Chuck and Nancy" card. To him, Republicans consternation is a feature, not a bug.
Between the lines ... Axios health care editor Sam Baker emails me:
Eight days after his triumphant return to the Capitol, House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) threw out the ceremonial first pitch before Game 1 of the National League Division Series between the Washington Nationals and the Chicago Cubs, at Nats Park last night. Nats fell to Cubs, 3-0.
Yesterday we brought you a pic that a reader titled "Absence of Leadership," showing the lobby of Building 32 on the Food and Drug Administration campus in Silver Spring, Md.: A portrait of FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb hung next to missing spots for the President, Vice President and HHS Secretary.
Within hours, mismatched photos of Trump and Pence had been tacked up.
Facebook will require ads that are targeted to people based on "politics, religion, ethnicity or social issues" to be manually reviewed before they go live, according to an email sent to advertisers and obtained by Axios' Sara Fischer and David McCabe.
He's talking about the Post's lead print story, "To drain 'swamp,' Trump's base has filled GOP coffers: SMALL DOLLAR DONATIONS SOAR — Party opens wide cash advantage over Democrats," by Matea Gold:
Artist David Plunkert's "October 1, 2017: One Day in a Nation of Guns," memorializing the victims of the mass shooting in Las Vegas: "The names on the cover reflect the official list of victims released by the Clark County, Nevada, Office of the Coroner and Medical Examiner."
P.S. Cover of tomorrow's WashPost Outlook section, "How the erosion of trust leads to murders and mass shootings: Faith in government is closely linked to the homicide rate, says historian Randolph Roth":
"Just 24 percent of Americans believe the country is heading in the right direction after a tumultuous stretch for ... Trump that included the threat of war with North Korea, stormy complaints about hurricane relief and Trump's equivocating about white supremacists," per AP's Julie Pace and Emily Swanson:
P.S. Banner of yesterday's USA Today, "Poll portrays an unhappy America," by Susan Page and Julia Fair: "Americans overwhelmingly disagree with President Trump ... But a USA TODAY/Suffolk University poll also finds an unusual disconnect: Americans are increasingly optimistic about the nation's economy."
"Harvey Weinstein's brother may have been mastermind behind sex allegation exposé," by Ian Mohr of N.Y. Post "Page Six":
N.Y. Times spokeswoman Danielle Rhoades Ha, via Variety: "Mr. Weinstein should publicly waive the NDAs in the women's agreements so they can tell their stories. As a supporter of women, he must support their right to speak openly about these issues of gender and power."
Go deeper ... "The Democrats giving away donations from Harvey Weinstein," by Axios' Alayna Treene.
"Hollywood Glory Eludes Amazon," the Wall Street Journal's Ben Fritz and Joe Flint write on the front page:
P.S. "Wal-Mart Gets Back on the Growth Track: E-commerce is helping the retailing giant jump-start stalled revenue and profit growth," by Barron's Jack Hough:
Office architecture ... "First there were individual offices. Then cubicles and open floor plans. Now, there is a 'palette of places,'" the N.Y. Times' Steve Lohr writes on the cover of N.Y. Times Sunday Business:
Thank you for reading. If you're lucky enough to be off today, maybe call someone who'll be pleasantly surprised to hear from you.