ISIS Leader Pulls From bin Laden Playbook in New Message

He’s back. The leader of Islamic State, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, hadn’t been heard from publicly since last November. It was rumored over the summer that he had died in a Russian airstrike. But yesterday in a 45-minute audio recording, the reclusive terrorist sought to reassure Islamic State members he was indeed alive and that the…

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How California – yes, California – just moved to make a Trump reelection more difficult

It could be one of the first states he’d have to contend with in the 2020 primaries. Oh, and he could be forced to release his tax returns to be on the ballot. Source: Washington Post (owned by Jeff Bezos. Strongly Left Partisan)

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Alabama defeat leaves Trump weakened, isolated amid mounting challenges

The president and the GOP establishment appear to be in crisis, with midterms drawing ever closer and little to show legislatively. Source: Washington Post (owned by Jeff Bezos. Strongly Left Partisan)

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The Energy 202: GOP lawmakers pressed Trump to waive Jones Act for Puerto Rico

He did, this morning. Source: Washington Post (owned by Jeff Bezos. Strongly Left Partisan)

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Trump waives shipping restrictions for Puerto Rico for hurricane relief

The president lifted restrictions imposed by the law known as the Jones Act, which limits the number of ships that could be sent to Puerto Rico, a U.S. territory. Source: Washington Post (owned by Jeff Bezos. Strongly Left Partisan)

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‘They put me back together again’: Rep. Scalise breaks his silence, 15 weeks after shooting

Rep. Steve Scalise, who was shot June 14, compared his recovery to “rebuilding Humpty Dumpty.” Source: Washington Post (owned by Jeff Bezos. Strongly Left Partisan)

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Will Donald Trump Fire Tom Price? ‘We’ll See’

News and analysis from the WSJ’s Washington bureau Source: Wall Street Journal (mouthpiece of the Chamber of Commerce)

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How Roy Moore's win in Alabama could make life hard for Senate Republicans

Moore’s win hits Republicans where it hurts, on everything from passing legislation to keeping their senators elected. Source: Washington Post (owned by Jeff Bezos. Strongly Left Partisan)

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Moore wins Republican Senate primary, dealing blow to GOP establishment

The race sets the stage for nasty fights within the party next year as ultra-conservative candidates seek to unseat more Republican incumbents. Source: Washington Post (owned by Jeff Bezos. Strongly Left Partisan)

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The Health 202: Five lessons from the GOP's failed effort to repeal Obamacare

President Trump, it should be noted, isn’t giving up. Source: Washington Post (owned by Jeff Bezos. Strongly Left Partisan)

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