Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner

Houston's immediate priorities are "housing, housing, housing," Mayor Sylvester Turner said on CBS' "Face the Nation" Sunday. Turner said he asked President Trump for rapid repair assistance during Trump's visit this weekend.

  • FEMA director Brock Long on Harvey victims without flood insurance: "Individual assistance as offered up by the Federal Emergency Management Agency is basically just a ray of hope. It's a bridge to kick start recovery ... Bottom line is that it's not going to be enough to make anybody whole."
  • "Many, many people have elected to stay in their homes. They're now dry, but they need to be repaired. In some cases, they may need to be rebuilt," Turner said.
  • But "the city of Houston is open for business. Anyone who is planning on a conference or convention or sporting event or concert coming to this city, you can still come. We want to you still come. We can do multiple things at the same time," he said.

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SurveyMonkey poll: Young voters' red-state blue wall

Data: SurveyMonkey; Chart: Danielle Alberti/Axios

There are only five states in the U.S. where voters younger than 35 embrace President Trump over Joe Biden, and none are swing states, according to new 50-state SurveyMonkey-Tableau data for Axios.

Why it matters: These scattered red spots in a sea of blue vividly illustrate Trump's peril if young people were to actually turn out this year. Put another way, Trump's path to re-election depends heavily on younger adults staying home.

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U.S. officials: Iran and Russia aim to interfere in election

Iran and Russia have obtained voter registration information that can be used to undermine confidence in the U.S. election system, Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe announced at a press conference Wednesday evening.

Why it matters: The revelation comes roughly two weeks before Election Day. Ratcliffe said Iran has sent threatening emails to Democratic voters this week in states across the U.S. and spread videos claiming that people can vote more than once.