Pocket Constitutions, on trend

What The White House is Talking About:

Today Obama travels to Atlanta for his first official DNC fundraiser for Hillary Clinton.

What the White House Press Corps is Talking About:

How bad the damage is from Trump’s weekend.

POTUS in Hotlanta:

Obama makes a first stop at the National Convention of Disabled Veterans, where the question is whether he’ll directly — or indirectly — refer to the comments made by Trump about Kzhir Khan during his remarks.

Afterwards, he heads to the home of millionaire tech businessman Andy Prozes, and Prozes’ wife, architect Laura Heery, for a DNC fundraiser, the proceeds from which go directly to the Hillary Victory Fund. The invitation says the event is a “discussion” with the president. Tickets start at $33,400 per person, and go up to $100,000 per couple, for “co-chair” status.

Then Obama heads back to Washington.

Learn more about rich people fundraisers held for politicians if you want tonight on HBO when Alexandra Pelosi’s (yes, her mom is Nancy) new documentary, “Meet the Donors,” airs at 9 p.m.

Disabled White House Workers Share Stories:

Truth be told, I’m not usually riveted by the stories told on the White House social media accounts (what?!), but I was this weekend. Staff members with disabilities took over the The White House Instagram and it was pretty awesome and inspiring. For example, this is James Dennehey, who uses his feet to file papers.

Instagram: whitehouse

I also really enjoyed the tour of the West Wing, given by Leah Katz-Hernandez, who is the receptionist. She is also deaf.

Our Daily Melania:

Guys, I can’t with the nude pictures. Team Melania all the way. But what I wonder is … did someone in Trump world plant them with Rupert Murdoch’s New York Post in order to distract attention away from post-DNC bump, and/or illicit sympathy?

Pocket Constitutions, On Trend:

Thanks to the Khan family, the $1 version of a portable Constitution is now an Amazon bestseller. Odds Trump will take credit: high.

OMG, Rio:

The water in Rio has human waste in it and that’s pretty much the grossest thing I would want to hear if I was an Olympian about to swim in it.

It’s Monday in Washington, Watch This:

Almost 1.3 million people already have.

What The Beltway is Talking About:

Trump v. the Kahns, and his comments on Ukraine.

What America is Talking About:

Trump v. the Kahns, and his comments on Ukraine.


Rent is due.

Here’s the First Post-DNC Poll:

A CBS News poll released this morning found Clinton up 46% to Trump’s 39%.

Trump Clarifies Back Ukraine Comments:

Trump’s incoherent answer on Ukraine Sunday on ABC’s “This Week” (“[Putin’s] not gonna go into Ukraine, all right? You can mark it down,” he said, followed by, “he’s already there, isn’t he?”), has been followed this morning with a clarification:

Twitter: @realDonaldTrump

McCain Responds to Trump’s Kahn Attack:

Repubs including Jeb Bush, Paul Ryan, and Lindsey Graham have come out against Trump’s remarks about the Kahns, who spoke at the DNC and whose son, an army captain, was killed in Iraq in 2004. But John McCain’s statement, released this morning, is a doozy.

“I cannot emphasize enough how deeply I disagree with Mr. Trump’s statement,” he said. “While our Party has bestowed upon him the nomination, it is not accompanied by unfettered license to defame those who are the best among us.”

Young People Still not Ready for Hillary:

A Gallup poll found Clinton’s level of favorability among 18–29 year olds has fallen to a new low, at 31%.

The reason it’s so low is she’s not well liked by Repubs or Dems. However, Gallup noted, there is a “real possibility” Sanders supporters who don’t like Clinton will soon “come around” to her.

“If young Americans do end up supporting Clinton by big margins — as they have for past Democratic candidates — it will likely be as much the result of voting against Trump as voting for Clinton,” Gallup wrote.

Cuban Endorses Clinton:

Mark Cuban endorsed Clinton at a rally in Pittsburgh Saturday while wearing a Batman shirt that said “I got this”:

Getty Images: Justin Sullivan

There Are Still 99 Days Left Until the Election:


Getty Images: Joe Mahoney

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