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 Olin GrahamAlabama election has GOP racing against the clock Graham on Moore: 'We are about to give away a seat' key to Trump's agenda Tax plans show Congress putting donors over voters 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 Diane Rodham ClintonO’Malley tells Dems not to fear Trump FBI informant gathered years of evidence on Russian push for US nuclear fuel deals, including Uranium One, memos show Pelosi blasts California Republicans for supporting tax bill 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 ReidVirginia was a wave election, but without real change, the tide will turn again Top Lobbyists 2017: Grass roots Boehner confronted Reid after criticism from Senate floor MORE (D-Nev.) ruled out a grand bargain to budget negotiations.