Republicans will continue to push to derail the nuke deal in Congress today. Both the House and the Senate set to debate the plan today. Mike Emanuel reporting. We’ll hear live from Nancy Pelosi and Speaker Boehner today.
There’s also a hearing on worldwide cyber threats at 10am with the heads of the NSA, FBI, CIA and DNI.
We’ll also be staking out a closed door deposition of Hillary Clinton’s privately paid IT specialist over her private email server.
Dan Balz in the Washington Post today writes that despite Clinton’s attempt to move on from the email controversy, it is likely to continue to haunt her, “In this time of reality-TV politics, Clinton's image - like that of other candidates - is defined as much or more by a media-driven national conversation as by the traditional tools available to political strategists. Faced earlier with rising doubts about Clinton's honesty and trustworthiness, her campaign responded by airing television ads in Iowa and New Hampshire. What happened? In spite of those ads, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) has overtaken her in New Hampshire and closed the gap in Iowa.”
Balz still concludes she is still the favorite to get the nomination.
The New York Times meantime, suggests some big name Democratic donors are considering a “plan B.”
Patrick Healey writing, “Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr., Secretary of State John Kerry, Senator Elizabeth Warren, former Vice President Al Gore: Each has been discussed among party officials in recent weeks as an alternative to Mrs. Clinton if she does not regain her once-dominant standing in the 2016 presidential field and instead remains mired in the long-running email controversy, with its attendant investigations.”
Hillary Clinton holds a “Women for Hillary” event today at 9:45 in Ohio. Her interviews with ABC News and with Ellen Degeneres making news today.
Anne Gearan writes in the Washington Post today about Clinton’s distancing herself from President Obama, “Hillary Rodham Clinton, who has spent much of her campaign embracing the policies of President Obama, signaled clear disagreement with her former boss Wednesday in key areas of foreign policy, suggesting in some cases that he has been too hesitant. Again and again, Clinton pointed to instances overseas where she would have taken a tougher stance than Obama, from arming Syrian rebels to confronting an expansionist Russia. In some cases, she was talking about policy debates she lost while serving as Obama's first-term secretary of state, or about advice that she suggested was not heeded.”
There’s also lots of news from the GOP side. The anti-Iran deal rally led by Donald Trump and Ted Cruz taking up most of the oxygen among Republicans with Trump launching a new war of words with Carly Fiorina.
Scott Walker has an event at 10am as he struggles to break through.
Carl Cameron reporting.
There’s concerns about a possible domestic terrorists threatening the highways of Arizona. There’s been several unexplained shooting incidents there.
There’s also new warnings from terrorists threatening the U.S. homeland and several high profile businessmen including Bill Gates, Michael Bloomberg and Warren Buffett. An infamous Al Qaeda magazine encouraging new “lone-wolf” attacks.
Terror concerns in the UK. New figures show 300 people there arrested in the past year.. a 31% increase. ISIS has made significant inroads into Britain.
Germany says it has registered 450,000 immigrants mostly from the Middle East and Africa. Germany is demanding other EU countries take some of the tens of thousands of refugees flooding into Europe.
Stocks futures are pointing to a higher opening for stocks here in the U.S. after a steep sell off yesterday. Global stocks continue to be troubled by new weakness in the Chinese economy. There is some good news. The U.S. Labor Department says employers posted the most job available notices in the past 15 years in July. We get weekly jobs numbers today.
Apple announced several new products yesterday that didn’t inspire investors. The stock fell yesterday.
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