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  • Situational awareness: Brace yourselves for a wild week. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and his accuser, Christine Blasey Ford, are expected to testify on Thursday; an important NAFTA deadline looms; and with the Sept. 30 government funding deadline arriving next Sunday, Trump has to decide whether he's going to shut down the government because Congress won't give him enough money to build his wall.

For D.C. readers: An Axios vape event! Join Mike Allen for breakfast this Tuesday where he'll go deeper on the rapid rise of vaping and why it matters with FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, American Vaping Association President Gregory Conley and CATCH Global Foundation CEO Duncan Van Dusen. RSVP here.