FROM THE BLOG:
Gansler’s mistaken pool party
Maryland Attorney General Douglas Gansler (D), who is running for governor, conducted a bizarre press conference in which he said he made a mistake by attending a teenage party last June, the Baltimore Sun reports.
Hayden’s interview tweeted live
Yahoo News detailed a string of tweets a former MoveOn.org Political Action director sent out while sitting in front of former National Security Agency Director Michael Hayden while doing a background interview on a train.
Hannity offers Obama operator support
Fox News anchor Sean Hannity vowed to finance a healthcare enrollment operator who lost her job after talking with him on the air earlier this week.
Bush is a Graham donor
The State newspaper reports that Sen. Lindsey GrahamLindsey GrahamDefense contingency misuse threatens national security Gun-control supporters plan next steps versus NRA Bipartisan gun measure survives test vote MORE (R-S.C.) received a political donation from former President George W. Bush for his 2014 reelection.
Clinton at CAP
Hillary ClintonHillary Rodham ClintonWhat US elections can learn from Brexit: Watch the polls Sanders: Brexit should 'sound an alarm' for Dems Analysis: Clinton crushing Trump in battleground ad wars MORE on Thursday night blamed lawmakers who govern by ideology for sending the country careening from crisis to crisis during an appearance at the anniversary for the Center for American Progress, Mario Trujillo reports for The Hill.
Reid: No grand bargain
Erik Wasson writes for The Hill that Senate Majority Leader Harry ReidHarry ReidSenate faces critical vote on Puerto Rico Menendez rails against House Puerto Rico bill GOP Senate super-PAC reserves M in airtime MORE (D-Nev.) ruled out a grand bargain to budget negotiations.