The Hill’s 12:30 Report

The Hill’s 12:30 Report

The Hill’s 12:30 Report: Huma Abedin and Anthony Weiner separating | Mylan releases cheaper version of EpiPen | FBI: Foreign hacks on state elections | U.S. Open starts today

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BREAKING -- HUMA ABEDIN LEAVES ANTHONY WEINER: Top 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 adviser Huma Abedin announced she IS separating from her husband, ex-Rep. Anthony Weiner. "After long and painful consideration and work on my marriage, I have made the decision to separate from my husband ... Anthony and I remain devoted to doing what is best for our son, who is the light of our life. During this difficult time, I ask for respect for our privacy."

BACK STORY -- DUUUUUUUDE, AGAIN?! SERIOUSLY? WITH YOUR SON IN THE ROOM?: Via The New York Post’s Rebecca Rosenberg and Bruce Golding, while Abedin has been campaigning withClinton, Weiner has been sexting a busty woman. He sent her crotch-shots of him -- with his son sleeping in the same bed (?!) Headsmack. York Post cover -- "Pop Goes The Weiner"


YEP, I THINK WE CAN ALL AGREE THIS IS FOR THE BEST:Weiner has appeared to delete his Twitter account since the report came out. 

REFRESHER ON THE OTHER SECOND CHANCES: Weiner has been involved in two sexting scandals already. The first, dubbed "Weinergate," which led to his resignation from Congress in 2011, involved him accidentally tweeting out sexually suggestive photos. The second, in 2013, come when Weiner texted new photos under the alias "Carlos Danger."


It's Mondayand the U.S. Open starts today!'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 weekend plans to, @CateMartel and on Facebook.


ANNOUNCED TODAY -- MYLAN RELEASES GENERIC VERSION OF EPIPEN: Via The Hill's Peter Sullivan, Mylan, the company that makes EpiPens, announced Monday that it will soon offer a cheaper, generic version of the device in response to an uproar over price increases. Details: The company said the generic version, which will be identical to the branded product, will cost $300 for a pack of two, less than half of the current cost.


NEW THIS MORNING -- FOREIGN HACKERS TAKE ON STATE ELECTIONS: Via Yahoo's Michael Isikoff, the FBI has uncovered evidence that foreign hackers penetrated two state election databases. Note: The FBI bulletin does not identify which two states, but sources told Yahoo that it's Arizona and Illinois.


LET’S GET THIS MESSAGE ON A HALLMARK CARD: Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) turns the big 8-0 today, one day before Arizona's Republican primary. Here's his primary challenger Kelli Ward's birthday message to him last week on Chuck Todd's show: "John McCainJohn Sidney McCainMeghan McCain says Ben Carson should be developing brain cancer treatment, not working at HUD Graham urges Trump not to abandon infrastructure talks with Democrats Pelosi receives John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Award MORE is falling down on the job. He has gotten weak. He has gotten old. I do want to wish him a happy birthday. He is going to be 80 on Monday, and I want to give him the best birthday present ever, the gift of retirement." How heartwarming. 


YES, YOU CAN NOMINATE YOURSELF: The Hill is now accepting nominations for its annual Top Lobbyists lists. Who: advocates at law and lobby firms, trade associations, grassroots advocacy groups and the in-house lobbyists at corporations. Nominations: 


OVER THE WEEKEND -- CUE CRINGING: NBA star Dwyane Wade's cousin was fatally shot in Chicago on Friday. Trump then tweeted on Saturday morning, "Dwayne Wade's cousin was just shot and killed walking her baby in Chicago. Just what I have been saying. African-Americans will VOTE TRUMP!" And as you could guess, that didn't go over well. 

EVEN HIS CAMPAIGN MANAGER DIDN'T DEFEND HIM: "Fox News Sunday" host Chris Wallace asked Kellyanne Conway, "Do you think it’s right to have that kind of political response to a personal tragedy?" Her response: "I was pleased that his next tweet expressed his condolences to the Wade family about the death of his cousin."



Green Party presidential nominee Jill Stein

Why'd media pay more attention to 1 tweet on Harambe [the killed gorilla at the Cincinnati zoo] than my entire visit to Baltimore to talk about ending poverty?

Actress Kate Robbins (Puns, puns, puns)

Trump Sandwich anyone?... 


lol at this very professional "F--- off idiot" from the LAX twitter account



1:30 p.m. EDT: The White House daily press briefing with press secretary Josh Earnest, Senior Adviser to the President Brian Deese, Deputy National Security Adviser for Strategic Communications Ben Rhodes and Deputy National Security Adviser for International Economics Wally Adeyemo

2 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 holds a town hall in Perry, Ga.

7:30 p.m. EDT: Mike Pence holds a campaign rally in Atlanta.

Tomorrow: Primary races in Florida and Arizona.

10:30 a.m. EDT tomorrow: The Bipartisan Policy Center is holding an event on Turkey after the attempted coup. 

1 p.m. EDT tomorrow: 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 holds an organizing event in Eria, Pa.

3 p.m. EDT tomorrow: Mike Pence holds a town hall in Dalton, Ga.

6 p.m. EDT tomorrow: Tim Kaine holds an organizing event in Lancaster, Pa.

8 p.m. EDT tomorrow: Mike Pence holds a rally in Winston-Salem, N.C.

10 p.m. EDT tomorrow: 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 holds a campaign rally in Everett, Wash.

Wednesday: Hillary Clinton speaks at the American Legion National Convention in Cincinnati. Note: Trump will speak there on Thursday: 



11:35 p.m. EDT: CNN's Wolf Blitzer will appear on "Jimmy Kimmel Live."



Today is National Chop Suey Day!


TRENDING ON FACEBOOK — TIME FLIES: "That '70s Show" began airing 18 years ago today. 


HEADLINE DOUBLE-TAKE: Via Time's Mahita Gajanan, "A Bolt of Lightning Has Killed 323 Reindeer in Norway." Yes, or the White Walkers are here. Did we consider that?! Photo:


POPE FRANCIS: 'YO, HOW FAST CAN WE MAKE THIS THING GO?: Well, I assume that was the Pope’s reaction. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg gave Pope Francis a drone when they met earlier today. They both look eager to test it out in this photo:



And to raise your Monday vibes, here’s the adorable new sea lion pup at the National Zoo who is ready for visitors: