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The Hill's 12:30 Report: House passes Trump deal with majority Dem vote | Trump slams Republicans on Twitter | Trump-GOP relationship at new low | Schumer and Pelosi in the power seat | Latest as Irma nears Florida | Meet a couple named Harvey and Irma, married for 75 years

THIS MORNING -- CHEERS TO NO SHUTDOWN (FOR NOW): The House has cleared a short-term measure to avoid a government shutdown and raise the debt limit through December. Don't forget: This was the deal President Trump struck with Democrats. The vote: 316-90; all of the no votes were from Republicans. Also in the bill: More than $15 billion in disaster recovery aid for communities affected by Hurricane Harvey.

What now: It goes to President Trump's desk. He's expected to sign it into law later today.

Texas Republicans: "My favorite thing about this Harvey aid/debt limit deal is that all but four Texas Republicans voted for it." (From The Huffington Post's Matt Fuller)

Hot damn: "Chris Christie called Cruz a hurricane hypocrite for Sandy aid vote.

Cruz: 'Chris should go back to the beach.'"

Happy Friday! I'm Cate Martel with a quick recap of the morning and what's coming up. Send comments, story ideas and events for our radar to, @CateMartel and on Facebook.



Latest projection: Florida may take a direct hit Sunday morning from Hurricane Irma. Map:

This is devastating: Here are 24 photos of Irma's destruction so far. Yikes.

The happiest place on earth: So far, Disney World and Universal Orlando have no plans to shut down for the hurricane.

Time for some traffic problems: The massive evacuations are clogging the roads in Florida.

Southwest just owned the PR game: Southwest Airlines just flew a plane full of shelter dogs and cats out of Houston. Duh, of course there are photos: ;)

GUYYYYYS, THIS IS SO HEARTWARMING: Via The New York Times's Jonah Engel Bromwich, here's a couple named Harvey and Irma, who have been married for 75 years! Harvey is 104 years old; Irma will be 93 in November. Their photo is the cutest:

Oh wow: Here's what a CVS in Miami looks like:

What the flights look like: "Planes TO West Palm Beach look much different than planes FROM West Palm Beach" Photo:

THIS A.M. -- REPUBLICAN LAWMAKERS WON'T BE GETTING THESE ANYMORE FROM TRUMP --> President Trump went after Republicans on Twitter. Tweets: "Republicans, sorry, but I've been hearing about Repeal & Replace for 7 years, didn't happen! Even worse, the Senate Filibuster Rule will never allow the Republicans to pass even great legislation. 8 Dems control -- will rarely get 60 (vs. 51) votes. It is a Repub Death Wish!"

GET LOW. GET LOW, GET LOW, GET LOW, GET LOW, GET LOW, GET LOW. TO THE SENATE! TO THE HOUSE!...: Via The Hill's Alexander Bolton and Scott Wong, trust between President Trump and Republican leaders is at an all-time low. How low: Republicans on Capitol Hill are in disbelief about how bad things have gotten, and they say they can't recall seeing a worse relationship between a president and congressional leaders of the same party. How the administration and GOP are responding:

HEY, DEMS. AT LEAST PRETEND NOT TO BE SO GIDDY: Suddenly, it seems like Senate Democratic Leader Charles SchumerCharles (Chuck) Ellis SchumerTrump knocks Schumer, touts North Korea summit in early morning tweet Overnight Health Care — Sponsored by PCMA — Dems want answers on DOJ ObamaCare decision The Hill's 12:30 Report — Trump, Kim make history with summit MORE (N.Y.) and House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi (Calif.) are driving the agenda in Congress. Why: The White House has grown tired of Republican leaders rebuking or handcuffing the president instead of enacting his agenda, particularly after months of work on an ObamaCare repeal bill ended in a disastrous defeat.

WHY Paul RyanPaul Davis RyanWhite House faces growing outcry over migrant family policies John Legend slams Paul Ryan for Father's Day tweet, demands end to family separation Trump faces Father’s Day pleas to end separations of migrant families MORE IS LOOKING FORWARD TO THE WEEKEND: House Freedom Caucus Chairman Mark Meadows (R-N.C.) on Friday denied reports that he has been in talks with former White House chief strategist Stephen Bannon about a potential replacement for Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.).

...AND MAY ROLL HIS EYES ON THE WAY OUT: Via The Associated Press's Erica Werner and Jonathan Lemire, President Trump regrets putting the ObamaCare repeal and replace on the top of his legislative agenda. Oh, and!: He also blames Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) for assuring him it would pass.

CRAZIEST PHOTO OF THE DAY: An amateur photographer in Oregon captured photos of golfers playing with wildfire in the background. They're gone viral. Photos and the story behind them:



AFP News Agency
A secret world of animals and plants may live in warm caves under Antarctica's glaciers, scientists say

The New York Times's Daniel Victor (Ouuuch)
Marco RubioMarco Antonio RubioSenate rejects effort to boost Congress's national security oversight The Memo: Summit gives Trump political boost — with risks The Hill's 12:30 Report — Trump, Kim make history with summit MORE, just now at an Irma press conference:
"But I do have some good news: The New England Patriots are 0-1."



The House is in. The Senate is out until Monday.

Noon: Last votes in the House. Their schedule today:

12:15 p.m. EDT: President Trump receives an update on the hurricane.

2:30 p.m. EDT: President Trump, first lady Melania Trump, Vice President Pence and second lady Karen Pence leave for Camp David.

Keep in mind: Trump is hosting his entire Cabinet.

4 p.m. EDT: Rep. Seth Moulton (D-Mass.) is speaking at a Harvard Kennedy School of Government event on veterans running for office. Details:

Keep in mind: There is some buzz around Moulton running for president in 2020.

This weekend: Finals for the 2017 U.S. Open.



1 p.m. EDT: White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders gives the daily press briefing.

9 a.m. EDT Sunday: Former Democratic presidential candidate Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonThere are many unanswered questions about FBI culture FBI agent who sent anti-Trump texts offers to testify on Capitol Hill Giuliani wants 'full and complete' investigation into Russia probe's origins MORE sits down with CBS "Sunday Morning" anchor Jane Pauley on her new book.

7 p.m. EDT Sunday: Stephen Bannon, President Trump's former chief strategist, will sit down with Charlie Rose on CBS's "60 Minutes." You may have already seen excerpts from this interview this week.

Sept. 19: Hillary Clinton will appear on "The Late Show," her first late-night television appearance since losing the presidential election.



NBC's "Meet the Press": Sen. Bernie SandersBernard (Bernie) Sanders If Congress takes no action, the Social Security trust fund will become depleted in 2034 Ex-campaign manager: Sanders is still eying another presidential bid DNC chair backing plan to cut superdelegates opposed by Dem lawmakers MORE (I-Vt.). The panel will include CBN's David Brody; The New York Times's David Brooks; former Rep. Donna Edwards (D-Md.); and NBC's Hallie Jackson.



Today is National Date-Nut Bread Day. Eh?

WARNING -- THESE PHOTOS ARE GRAPHIC. USE DISCRETION: A few days ago, a Twitter user posted a photo of her friend's computer desktop. The number of icons she has gives me anxiety. Screenshots:

I HATE THIS HEADLINE, BUT THOUGHT YOU SHOULD KNOW...: Via The Washington Post, "The Kardashians' favorite Japanese restaurant, Nobu, is set to open in D.C. Expect sushi with a side of paparazzi." Open date: Tuesday. Where: West End.

And because you read this far, here's a puppy that thinks it's a vacuum:


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