MORING BRIEF: Bannon gives rare interview, blasts far-right 'clowns'

White House Chief Strategist Steve Bannon opened up in a rare interview published Wednesday by a left-leaning magazine, dismissing some of his enemies in Washington while calling the far-right elements of the Republican party “a collection of clowns.”

Bannon, the former executive chair of Breitbart, called a reporter with the magazine The American Prospect.

ABORTIONS FOR ALL

Oregon has passed the nation’s most progressive abortion bill, requiring state insurers to provide free abortions for all, including illegal immigrants.

Gov. Kate Brown, a Democrat, signed the historic health bill Tuesday, after the Legislature approved it in July. It would require Oregon insurance companies to cover reproductive procedures, all on the taxpayers' dime.

JUST DONATE IT

With Oregon’s gubernatorial race just a few months away, Republican nominee Knute Buehler’s campaign received a big boost: a $500,000 donation from Nike co-founder Phil Knight.

The donation, which was made Monday and appeared in Oregon's campaign finance database Wednesday, propelled Buehler’s total campaign funding to just over $700,000. But he still trails Democratic incumbent Gov. Kate Brown, who has $1.4 million.

'HANNITY'

Critics and the liberal media can’t make a claim of racism stick against President Trump, former Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain said Wednesday on “Hannity.”

Speaking amid the controversy surrounding Trump's comments about the racially-charged violence in Charlottesville, Va., over the weekend, Cain said attempts from the president's opponents to change the narrative have failed.

NORTH KOREA TENSION

South Korean President Moon Jae-in marked his first 100 days in office Thursday by issuing a statement that very likely pleased his nation’s 50 million inhabitants.

“I can confidently say there will not be a war again on the Korean Peninsula,” Moon said.

COMING UP ON FOX NEWS CHANNEL

1:30 PM ET: Secretary of State Tillerson and Defense Secretary Mattis hold joint press conference with Japanese counterparts from the State Department in DC. Watch live on FoxNews.com and Fox News Channel.