Live Blog

Here is your live blog for the day.

Good Wednesday morning.

Here is what's on the President's agenda today:

  • The president receives his intelligence briefing
  • President Trump has lunch with the secretary of State

I have a condensed version of the Briefing for you this morning.

Election shenanigans

Voting machines in Florida overheat amid recount

Snipes Refutes Claims That Bad Provisional Ballots Were Thrown In With Good Ones

State moves recount case to federal court after state judge extends deadline

Marco Rubio Rips Media Outlets Who Say There Is No Voter ‘Fraud’ In Florida

Denham loses GOP seat in California

Caravan of Love

Watch the segment on Tucker. Filmmaker Ami Horowitz Embedded Himself In The Migrant Caravan

A group of LGBTQ migrants from the Honduran caravan has arrived at the U.S. border

Migrant caravan opts for safer, longer route to US border

Historical picture of the day:

Florida Secretary of State Katherine Harris speaks with reporters at the Capitol in Tallahassee, Fla., Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2000. Votes reported to the the office as of 5 p.m. EST Tuesday show Republican George W. Bush leading Democrat Al Gore by 300 votes. (AP Photo/Dave Martin)

Other morsels:

Staff anger spills over at White House

Who is Mira Ricardel and why did Melania Trump want her fired?

First lady Melania Trump calls for the firing of deputy national security adviser

Castro takes steps toward likely 2020 bid

Bill cementing cybersecurity agency at DHS heads to Trump's desk

Angela Merkel echoes Emmanuel Macron by calling for the formation of a ‘real, true’ European army

Family of a Parkland victim is suing the federal government – for neglecting to stop the massacre

Students Appear Hesitant To Donate To Ocasio-Cortez’s Apartment Search

DC Carry Permits Jump Over 1440 Percent Since District Went ‘Shall Issue’

Trump taps ex-general for ambassador to Saudi Arabia

Parkland students: We told school about alleged shooter’s threats

CIA considered potential truth serum to force terror suspects to talk

Anti-Pelosi Democrats confident they can keep her from becoming House speaker again

FBI: Spike in US hate crimes for third year in a row

New Jersey man tells police he drank too much because the 'Jets suck'

A former CIA officer says the White House is helping cover up Jamal Khashoggi's murder

Officials investigating 252 possible cases of polio-like illness AFM

And that's all I've got, now go beat back the angry mob!

Off the cuff: The reactionary-right response to Fox News Channel’s executive Amicus brief in support of CNN's suit against the White House over Jim Acosta losing his WH credentials is: how can FNC support this repugnant Democrat shill?

Trust me, my loathing for Acosta is complete, but FNC is justified in coming down on the side of constitutional freedom of the press. As pointed out by Stephen Green’s post of Scott Adam’s tweet, Fox wins here by supporting tenets of the Fourth Estate. Someday a Democrat may again hold the Oval Office (though I pray that never happens) and Fox will be able to show how they stood on principle against pulling credentials from even the most egregious example of their competition. In so doing, they distinguish themselves from the corrupted mainstream media.

I do think the intern involved in the Acosta incident might want to consider a civil lawsuit, if for no other reason than to keep the rude and boorish behavior of the CNN “reporter” in the spotlight.

Avenatti?   Should be curtains for Acosta's fellow low-life Democrat.

 

There is that too:

Whoa, if true...

Huh:

I suppose the next argument will be that since they're not literally armed and wearing uniforms, there's no way they can be called an invasion.