FROM THE BLOG: 

Gansler’s mistaken pool party
Maryland Attorney General Douglas Gansler (D), who is running for governor, conducted a bizarre press conference in which he said he made a mistake by attending a teenage party last June, the Baltimore Sun reports.

Hayden’s interview tweeted live
Yahoo News detailed a string of tweets a former MoveOn.org Political Action director sent out while sitting in front of former National Security Agency Director Michael Hayden while doing a background interview on a train. 

Hannity offers Obama operator support
Fox News anchor Sean Hannity vowed to finance a healthcare enrollment operator who lost her job after talking with him on the air earlier this week.

Bush is a Graham donor
The State newspaper reports that Sen. Lindsey GrahamLindsey GrahamRussian interference looms over European elections Graham: I’m ‘all in’ for Trump Graham: US on a collision course with North Korea MORE (R-S.C.) received a political donation from former President George W. Bush for his 2014 reelection. 

 

OTHER NEWS: 

Clinton at CAP
Hillary ClintonHillary Rodham ClintonPoll: 85 percent of Clinton supporters would vote for her again OMB director: Government shutdown not a 'desired end' Poll: Almost half say Trump off to poor start MORE on Thursday night blamed lawmakers who govern by ideology for sending the country careening from crisis to crisis during an appearance at the anniversary for the Center for American Progress, Mario Trujillo reports for The Hill.

Reid: No grand bargain 
Erik Wasson writes for The Hill that Senate Majority Leader Harry ReidHarry ReidWarren builds her brand with 2020 down the road 'Tuesday Group' turncoats must use recess to regroup on ObamaCare Dem senator says his party will restore 60-vote Supreme Court filibuster MORE (D-Nev.) ruled out a grand bargain to budget negotiations.