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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 RyanTrump faces test of power with early endorsements Lobbying world Boehner throws support behind Republican who backed Trump impeachment MORE (R-Wis.) told reporters last week that he expects there be to enough votes for an override. http://bit.ly/2dzRu7o

The Huffington Post's Jennifer Bendery: Whoa-- Harry ReidHarry Mason ReidWhite House races clock to beat GOP attacks Harry Reid reacts to Boehner book excerpt: 'We didn't mince words' The Memo: Biden seeks a secret weapon — GOP voters MORE just voted "no" on veto override http://bit.ly/2d4HBzC 

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 cmartel@thehill.com@CateMartel 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. http://bit.ly/2dCPQVe

ALSO A GOOD SIGN: Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) backs the Flint deal. http://bit.ly/2drOlpE

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 ClintonClose the avenues of foreign meddling Pelosi planned on retiring until Trump won election: report Pence autobiography coming from Simon & Schuster MORE, not Donald TrumpDonald TrumpGaetz was denied meeting with Trump: CNN Federal Reserve chair: Economy would have been 'so much worse' without COVID-19 relief bills Police in California city declare unlawful assembly amid 'white lives matter' protest MOREHow we know: Liberal groups are passing around embarrassing videos of Libertarian Gary JohnsonGary Earl JohnsonNew Mexico lawmakers send recreational marijuana bills to governor Judge throws out murder convictions, releases men jailed for 24 years On The Trail: Making sense of Super Poll Sunday MORE and running ads against him. Dem retaliation: Sending Bernie SandersBernie SandersBiden's policies are playing into Trump's hands Hillicon Valley: Amazon wins union election — says 'our employees made the choice' On The Money: Biden .5T budget proposes major hike in social programs | GOP bashes border, policing provisions MORE out to battle and convince his #FeelTheBern-ers to come support Clinton, not Johnson or Green Party nominee Jill Steinhttp://bit.ly/2cVD9AM

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." http://cnn.it/2cVDFPr

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." http://bit.ly/2df3w6P

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. http://bit.ly/2dtjnS3

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. http://bit.ly/2cVDvaP

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. http://bit.ly/2cBryGt



Politico's Burgess Everett
Cell phone goes off, Sen. Mark WarnerMark Robert WarnerA bold fix for US international taxation of corporations Democrats offer competing tax ideas on Biden infrastructure Five ways an obscure Senate ruling could change Washington MORE, who helped found Nextel, says he hears "Cha-ching, cha-ching" http://bit.ly/2dk0NdI

Las Vegas Sun's Megan Messerly
Overheard at Clinton HQ: "They shook hands. Wow." And: "Trump's not wearing the power tie." http://bit.ly/2cVreTy

Time's Zeke Miller
Trump now claiming this rally has 25,000 people. Fire marshal limited venue to 7500 http://bit.ly/2d9kdSg



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: http://theatln.tc/2deUsyA 

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 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 ObamaObamas describe meeting Prince Philip in statement mourning his death Overnight Defense: Trump-era land mine policy unchanged amid review | Biden spending outline coming Friday | First lady sets priorities for relaunched military families initiative Jill Biden unveils next phase of military families program MORE campaigns for Hillary Clinton in Philadelphia.

2 p.m. EDT: Ask NASA scientists anything on Reddit. http://bit.ly/2cBeyAt

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. http://bit.ly/2cXuFMx 

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 PenceBiden's policies are playing into Trump's hands Pence pleaded with military officials to 'clear the Capitol' on Jan. 6: AP The Hill's Morning Report - Biden: Let's make a deal on infrastructure, taxes 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:  http://theatln.tc/2deUsyA

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 KerryCO2 tax support is based in myth: Taxing essential energy harms more than it helps Kerry says he's 'hopeful, not confident' that China will cooperate on emissions Overnight Energy: EPA pledges new focus on environmental justice | Republicans probe EPA firing of Trump-appointed science advisers | Biden administration asks court to toss kids' climate lawsuit MORE
12:15 p.m.: Agriculture Secretary Tom VilsackTom 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. http://bit.ly/2dgQaKr 

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. http://bit.ly/2cJp2P5 



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. http://cnn.it/2d2oSEx 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!" http://bit.ly/2dr7OLq

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. http://bzfd.it/2cBnfLi

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! http://bit.ly/2dkF2XL 

And because we could all use a pick-me-up, here's a hedgehog getting a belly rub: http://bit.ly/2d4pnhr


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