The Hill's 12:30 Report

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The Hill's 12:30 Report: FBI uncovers 15K undisclosed Clinton emails | Judge blocks Obama's transgender bathroom rules | 12-year-old runs Trump campaign office | Major sponsor drops Lochte | Clinton on Jimmy Kimmel's show tonight

SHOT -- NO NAME-CALLING HERE!: Yesterday, Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpFeinstein, Iranian foreign minister had dinner amid tensions: report The Hill's Morning Report - Trump says no legislation until Dems end probes Harris readies a Phase 2 as she seeks to rejuvenate campaign MORE's new campaign manager Kellyanne Conway said Trump doesn't hurl personal insults. "I don't like when people hurl personal insults. ... I'm the mother of four small children. That would be a terrible example for me to feel otherwise ... [Trump] doesn't hurl personal insults." http://bit.ly/2bpHyhC

CHASER -- OUCH, THAT WAS SHORT-LIVED: This morning, Trump tweeted, "Tried watching low-rated Morning Joe this morning, unwatchable! Mika Brzezinski is off the wall, a neurotic and not very bright mess! ... Some day, when things calm down, I'll tell the real story of Joe Scarborough and his very insecure long-time girlfriend Mika Brzezinski. Two clowns!" http://bit.ly/2bwIoZ3

Happy Monday and welcome back! We're 77 days away from the election. AREN'T YOU EXCITED? Carefully tiptoeing back into the election madness after a week off, I'm Cate Martel with a quick recap of what you missed this morning -- and what's on tap for the rest of the day. Send comments, story ideas and happy hour suggestions to cmartel@thehill.com@CateMartel and on Facebook.

NEW THIS MORNING -- MORE CLINTON EMAILS UNCOVERED: Via The Hill's Katie Bo Williams, the FBI has uncovered almost 15,000 previously undisclosed documents sent directly to or from Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonHarris readies a Phase 2 as she seeks to rejuvenate campaign Nevada Senate passes bill that would give Electoral College votes to winner of national popular vote 2020 Dems break political taboos by endorsing litmus tests MORE, State Department lawyers confirmed before a federal judge on Monday. Context: The number is almost 50 percent more than the 30,000 work-related documents that Clinton's lawyers turned over the State Department in 2014. What's still unsettled: The agency has pledged to release the emails, but it's unclear whether the full set of emails will be out before the election. http://bit.ly/2buuZ1E

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HARD CLICK -- A 12-YEAR-OLD IS RUNNING A TRUMP CAMPAIGN OFFICE: Via KMOV-TV, 12-year-old Weston Imer is running the Jefferson County operation for the Trump campaign in Colorado. For context: Jefferson County is one of the important counties in the swing state of Colorado. It's part of the Denver area and is one of the most populous counties in the state. http://bit.ly/2bu9nm4

HERE'S WHAT 2016 MEANS FOR YOUR BOTTOM LINE: The Hill's Naomi Jagoda compares Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton's approach on taxes. The gist: Trump wants to lower the top rates for individuals and businesses, and Clinton wants make high earners pay more in taxes. Trump and Clinton also disagree significantly on issues including tax rates and the estate tax. Here's the side-by-side comparison: http://bit.ly/2bJ9P1t

JUST NOW – T​HE HANGOVER KICKS IN​: Via The Washington Post, "Speedo has dropped U.S. swimmer Ryan Lochte as an endorser after he admitted to 'over-exaggerating' an armed-robbery claim made during the Rio Olympics. The company also announced it will be donating $50,000 of Lochte's fee to Save the Children, which will direct the money toward youngsters in Brazil." http://wapo.st/2bITlG9

DEVELOPMENT ON OBAMA'S TRANSGENDER BATHROOM RULES: Via The Hill's Reid Wilson, a U.S. District Court judge yesterday blocked the Obama administration from implementing new rules aimed at allowing transgender students to use bathrooms and locker rooms of their choice. http://bit.ly/2bJv2IN

WHAT'S A LITTLE ADVICE BETWEEN BESTIES?: The New York Times's Jim Rutenberg is reporting that Fox News's Sean Hannity has "for months peppered" Donald Trump, his family and his advisers "with suggestions on strategy and messaging." Reaction: While Hannity dismissed speculation that he wants a role in a possible Trump administration, he did not deny offering advice to the GOP nominee. http://nyti.ms/2bwCVnz

The Daily Beast's Olivia Messer
Today: "I never claimed to be a journalist."
Hannity '08: "I'm a journalist" http://bit.ly/2bpJfvF

151 DAYS AWAY -- INSERT NEW PRESIDENT'S NAME HERE: Via Time's Zeke Miller, here's the new website for the next presidential inauguration: http://bit.ly/2bumH9Z

20 YEARS AGO TODAY: President Bill Clinton signed the welfare reform bill into law. http://theatln.tc/2bJH7Oe

INTERESTING READ -- THE STORY BEHIND MCMULLIN'S RUN FOR PRESIDENT: In The Washington Post, Josh Rogin has a behind-the-scenes op-ed of Evan McMullin and his run for president. 

--"McMullin grew up poor on a small farm in Auburn, Wash., in a religious Mormon family. His mother bought groceries in bulk and sold them out of their garage to make ends meet. She later married a woman, whom she now lives with. (McMullin's family gave me permission to reveal that here for the first time.) He has never had a drink or done any drugs. His upbringing taught him conservatism, discipline and tolerance." http://wapo.st/2bbC6P6

 

NOTABLE TWEETS:

National Post's Tristin Hopper (Printing this one out.)
It's finished! My journalist hate mail bingo card! http://bit.ly/2bufoz7

 

ON TAP:

12:30 p.m. EDT: White House press secretary Josh Earnest delivers the daily press briefing. 

12:30 p.m. EDT: President Obama and Vice President Biden meet for lunch in the White House.

1:15 p.m. EDT: Tim KaineTimothy (Tim) Michael KaineOvernight Defense: Iran worries dominate foreign policy talk | Pentagon reportedly to send WH plans for 10K troops in Mideast | Democrats warn Trump may push through Saudi arms sale | Lawmakers blast new Pentagon policy on sharing info Iraq War looms over Trump battle with Iran Senate passes bill to undo tax increase on Gold Star military families MORE speaks at Ironworkers International's 43rd convention in Las Vegas.

2:30 p.m. EDT: Tim Kaine holds a campaign rally in Las Vegas.

4 p.m. EDT: Mike PenceMichael (Mike) Richard PenceDozens of graduates walk out in protest of Pence address Trudeau on tariff deal: Canadian and US businesses can get back to 'working constructively together' Congress has a duty to go through with the impeachment and public trial of President Trump MORE campaigns in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

7 p.m. EDT: Donald Trump holds a campaign rally in Akron, Ohio.

11:30 a.m. EDT tomorrow: Tim Kaine hosts a roundtable with Colorado small business leaders.

 

WHAT TO WATCH:

11:35 p.m. EDT: Hillary Clinton appears on ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," her first late-night appearance since accepting the Democratic presidential nomination. 

 

NOW FOR THE FUN STUFF...:

Today is National Pecan Torte Day!

COME ON. REALLY, GUYS? CAN WE NOT DO BETTER THAN THIS?: Via Time, a video was posted on Facebook in Taipei, Taiwan, of what appears to be "a mob pushing through an intersection ... with the urgency and intensity one usually expects of marathons or attempts to escape alien invasions or terrorist attacks." Real reason: There apparently was a Snorlax, a rare Pokemon Go character. Time has not authenticated the clip, but Chinese media reports say this is common in the area. http://ti.me/2bfqMA2

And to leave you on a funny note, here's a toddler who is totally confused and freaked out by Snapchat filters. Poor little guy: http://bit.ly/2buleRk

 

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