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The Hill's 12:30 Report: Breaking -- Senate overrides Obama's 9/11 bill veto | House strikes Flint deal | Dems worry third parties hurting Hillary | Clinton up in post-debate poll | Ryan, Kerry to join Washington Ideas Forum

BREAKING – OBAMA LOSES SOME BRAGGING RIGHTS: The Senate on Wednesday voted to override President Obama's veto of a bill letting the victims of the 9/11 attacks sue Saudi Arabia, striking a blow to the president on foreign policy weeks before he leaves office. Keep in mind: This is the first Senate override of an Obama veto. Next step: The House will take up the matter next, and Speaker Paul RyanPaul Davis RyanThree-way clash set to dominate Democratic debate Krystal Ball touts Sanders odds in Texas Republicans pour cold water on Trump's term limit idea MORE (R-Wis.) told reporters last week that he expects there be to enough votes for an override.

The Huffington Post's Jennifer Bendery: Whoa-- Harry ReidHarry Mason ReidHarry Reid warns Trump 'can be reelected' Homeland Security Republican accuses Navy of withholding UFO info Poll: 47 percent back limits on Senate filibuster MORE just voted "no" on veto override 

Happy Hump Day! Filing from the old CNN "Crossfire" set at George Washington University, where Gene Sperling and Stephen Moore are about to debate Clinton and Trump's economic plans, 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 weekend plans to and on Facebook.

WAIT, SO WE MAY HAVE A COMPROMISE? ... HOOORAY!: House leaders (from both parties!) have reached a deal to vote on adding emergency funding for Flint, Mich., and other communities with contaminated drinking water to a water bill. Why this ties into the government shutdown: The fight over Flint funding was a big part of the political maneuvers preventing a deal to keep the government open. Democrats opposed any funding deal without moving Flint aid.

ALSO A GOOD SIGN: Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) backs the Flint deal.

TRUMP: CAN WE GET THIS GUY A PODIUM? COLD WATER? MAYBE A SHINY NEW AMERICAN FLAG PIN?: Via The Hill's Jonathan Easley and Ben Kamisar, Democrats are panicking because the third-party candidates are drawing support away from Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonDershowitz: 'Too many politicians are being subject to criminal prosecution' The 13 Republicans needed to pass gun-control legislation Democrats spar over electoral appeal of 'Medicare for All' MORE, not Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpHarris bashes Kavanaugh's 'sham' nomination process, calls for his impeachment after sexual misconduct allegation Celebrating 'Hispanic Heritage Month' in the Age of Trump Let's not play Charlie Brown to Iran's Lucy MOREHow we know: Liberal groups are passing around embarrassing videos of Libertarian Gary JohnsonGary Earl JohnsonTrump challenger: 'All bets are off' if I win New Hampshire primary Scaramucci assembling team of former Cabinet members to speak out against Trump Progressive Democrats' turnout plans simply don't add up MORE and running ads against him. Dem retaliation: Sending Bernie SandersBernie SandersGun control: Campaigning vs. legislating Booker defends middle-ground health care approach: 'We're going to fight to get there' Sunday shows preview: Democratic candidates make the rounds after debate MORE out to battle and convince his #FeelTheBern-ers to come support Clinton, not Johnson or Green Party nominee Jill Stein

NEW THIS A.M. -- MH17 OUTCOME: Via CNN's Tim Hume and Lindsay Isaac, "Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was downed over eastern Ukraine by a Buk missile brought in from Russia to a pro-Russian area of eastern Ukraine, according to press conference with the head of the Dutch National Detective Force."

MAYBE THE HOME TEAM COULD USE A FEW MORE SCRIMMAGES: Via The Hill's Scott Wong, Republican lawmakers are giving Trump bad performance reviews from Monday night's debate. Yes, you read that right -- Republican lawmakers. Example: "Trump got off to a good start, but it was obvious he wasn't prepared," one House Republican who publicly supports Trump told The Hill. "His performance was scattered. He didn't drive home [questions about Clinton's] honesty and missed great opportunities."

DAT POST DEBATE BUMP: Hillary Clinton is leading Donald Trump by three points, 41 to 38 percent, according to a new poll. How we know it was the debate: Trump had a 1-point lead in the same poll before the debate.

GETTING THE VERBAL AMMUNITION READY: Team Trump doesn't think the debate will move the needle in the race for the White House. But TBQH, they have to say that.

RATINGS ARE IN: 95 million people watched Monday's debate on television and online, according to Nielsen. Broke the record: The previous record was 80.6 million in 1980 between Ronald Reagan and President Jimmy Carter.



Politico's Burgess Everett
Cell phone goes off, Sen. Mark WarnerMark Robert Warner2020 Democrats raise alarm about China's intellectual property theft State probes of Google, Facebook to test century-old antitrust laws Hillicon Valley: Trump fires Bolton as national security adviser | DOJ indicts hundreds over wire-transfer scam | CEOs push for federal privacy law | Lyft unveils new safety features after sexual assault allegations MORE, who helped found Nextel, says he hears "Cha-ching, cha-ching"

Las Vegas Sun's Megan Messerly
Overheard at Clinton HQ: "They shook hands. Wow." And: "Trump's not wearing the power tie."

Time's Zeke Miller
Trump now claiming this rally has 25,000 people. Fire marshal limited venue to 7500



The House is in with votes at 2 p.m. The Senate is in and voted earlier to override President Obama's veto of the 9/11 bill.

Today: The Atlantic and the Aspen Institute are hosting the Washington Ideas Forum in D.C. Live stream: 

Notable speakers today: 
2 p.m.: CIA Director John Brennan 
3:05 p.m.: Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson 
3:45 p.m.: Labor Secretary Thomas PerezThomas Edward PerezClinton’s top five vice presidential picks Government social programs: Triumph of hope over evidence Labor’s 'wasteful spending and mismanagement” at Workers’ Comp MORE 
4:25 p.m.: Sen. Mark Warner (D-Va.) 

Noon: First lady Michelle ObamaMichelle LeVaughn Robinson Obama2020 is not a family affair, for a change Former speechwriter says Michelle Obama came up with 'when they go low we go high' line CBC marks 400th anniversary of slaves' arrival in US MORE campaigns for Hillary Clinton in Philadelphia.

2 p.m. EDT: Ask NASA scientists anything on Reddit.

2:15 p.m. EDT: Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton campaign together at the University of New Hampshire in Durham.

2:30 p.m. EDT: The Joint Economic Committee is holding a hearing to assess the nation's economic recovery. 

3:30 p.m. EDT: First lady Michelle Obama campaigns for Hillary Clinton in Pittsburgh, Pa.

4 p.m. EDT: President Obama delivers remarks to military troops in Fort Lee, Va.

6 p.m. EDT: Mike PenceMichael (Mike) Richard PenceFarm manager doubts story horse bit Pence: report Supreme Court comes to Trump's aid on immigration 'Mike Pounce' trends on Twitter after Trump slip at GOP retreat MORE holds a rally in Leetonia, Ohio.

7 p.m. EDT: Donald Trump holds a rally in Waukesha County, Wis.

Tomorrow: The Washington Ideas Forum continues. Live-stream:

Notable speakers tomorrow:
9:05 a.m.: Speaker Paul Ryan 
9:55 a.m.: Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell 
10:40 a.m.: Former Treasury Secretary Robert Rubin
11:45 a.m.: Secretary of State John KerryJohn Forbes KerryLet's not play Charlie Brown to Iran's Lucy The Memo: Democrats struggle to find the strongest swing-state candidate 2020 caucuses pose biggest challenge yet for Iowa's top pollster MORE
12:15 p.m.: Agriculture Secretary Tom VilsackThomas James VilsackUSDA: Farm-to-school programs help schools serve healthier meals OVERNIGHT MONEY: House poised to pass debt-ceiling bill MORE

10 a.m. EDT Thursday: The House Financial Services Committee is holding a hearing on Wells Fargo's recent fraud scandal that saw employees open fake accounts that racked up millions in fees for customers. 

10 a.m. EDT Thursday: A Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs subcommittee is holding a hearing to look at the factors influencing millennials' decision to pursue federal employment or remain a federal employee. 



2 p.m. EDT: Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-Ill.) will join Siriux XM's Channel 124 to talk about the situation in Aleppo, Syria.

7 p.m. EDT: MSNBC's Chris Matthews interviews Libertarian presidential nominee Gary Johnson and his running mate, Bill Weld, at the University of New Hampshire in Durham as part of the Hardball College Tour.

9 p.m. EDT: President Obama participates in a CNN town hall with Jake Tapper discussing veterans, national security and foreign policy issues impacting the U.S. military. Keep in mind: This will be pre-taped at 2:25 p.m. today.



Today is National "Drink a Beer" Day!

SOMETIMES IT FEELS LIKE WE HAVEN'T COME A LONG WAY. BUT SOMETIMES IT DOES: This 1985 newscast of skiers hating on snowboarders is so funny. "We try and keep them separated, but the snowboards come down the slopes and they'll go right in between the skiers and we'll kick them off -- and they'll just lip us off. And they're dangerous because when these skateboards or skiboards or whatever they're called hit a person, they'll break their leg just like a missile!"

IN THIS EDITION OF "OH COME ON AMERICA. DO BETTER!": Jimmy Kimmel asked people in the street what they thought about the debate -- before it actually happened. It's so funny.

ANYONE REMEMBER THAT AMAZING-LOOKING CAKE FROM MATILDA?: Here's a recipe for how to make that massive chocolate cake that Ms. Trenchbull made Bruce eat in the movie "Matilda." Want! 

And because we could all use a pick-me-up, here's a hedgehog getting a belly rub:


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