The Hill's 12:30 Report

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 TrumpChelsea Clinton announces birth of third child Ukrainian officials and Giuliani are sharing back-channel campaign information: report Trump attacks 'the Squad' as 'racist group of troublemakers' 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."

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!"

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 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 ClintonChelsea Clinton announces birth of third child Ukrainian officials and Giuliani are sharing back-channel campaign information: report A question for Robert Mueller 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.

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.

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:

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."

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.

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.

The Daily Beast's Olivia Messer
Today: "I never claimed to be a journalist."
Hannity '08: "I'm a journalist"

151 DAYS AWAY -- INSERT NEW PRESIDENT'S NAME HERE: Via Time's Zeke Miller, here's the new website for the next presidential inauguration:

20 YEARS AGO TODAY: President Bill Clinton signed the welfare reform bill into law.

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."



National Post's Tristin Hopper (Printing this one out.)
It's finished! My journalist hate mail bingo card!



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 Health Care — Presented by PCMA — Health care moves to center stage of Democratic primary fight | Sanders, Biden trade sharps jabs on Medicare for All | Senate to vote on 9/11 bill next week | Buttigieg pushes for cheaper insulin Health care moves to center stage in Democratic primary fight Dems open to killing filibuster in next Congress 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 PenceTrump says he will meet with Schumer 'ASAP' after border visit Pence's daughter announces engagement Pence says Trump 'might' speak out if rally crowd chants 'send her back' again 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.



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. 



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.

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:


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