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 GrahamOvernight Health Care: Watchdog finds Tom Price improperly used funds on flights | Ex-Novartis CEO sent drug pricing proposal to Cohen | HHS staffers depart after controversial social media posts HHS staffers depart after controversial social media posts: report Senate takes symbolic shot at Trump tariffs 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 ClintonHillary Clinton to Trump ahead of Putin summit: 'Do you know which team you play for?' 10 things we learned from Peter Strzok's congressional testimony Get ready for summit with no agenda and calculated risks 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 Mason ReidDem infighting erupts over Supreme Court pick The dishonesty of the deep state The SCOTUS nomination clearly demonstrates that elections have consequences MORE (D-Nev.) ruled out a grand bargain to budget negotiations.