By Mike Allen (@mikeallen; [email protected]) and Daniel Lippman (@dlippman; [email protected]) Good Monday morning. THE CONVERSATION: The Donald, who unveils his tax plan at 11 a.m., used his sit-down with Scott Pelley on “60 Minutes” to tease the most ambitious Republican agenda in 35 years: “[T]here will be a large segment of our country that will have a zero rate, a zero rate. ... We’re talking about people in the low-income brackets that are supposed to be paying taxes, many of them don’t anyway.” Story Continued Below --On Chinese currency devaluation: “They will respect me. They won’t be doing it. But here’s what we have to do. If they don’t come to the table, they’re going to have a tax when they put their products into this country. And they’re going to behave.” PELLEY: “You’re talking about a trade war.” TRUMP: ... “I’m talking about a fair war.” --On NAFTA: … [Read more...] about POLITICO Playbook, presented by the National Automobile Dealers Association – PUTIN MOCKS U.S. before Obama bilat – HOT MEMO: ‘POLITICO in full’ — WATER on Mars – NEW JOBS for Jano, Keil — ‘DAILY SHOW’ debut – B’DAY: Steve Schmidt; Scott Mulhauser is 4-0
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By Mike Allen (@mikeallen; [email protected]) and Daniel Lippman (@dlippman; [email protected]) Happy rainy Saturday. “Hillary ... Teases 'SNL' Cameo [on Season 41 premiere tonight],” by ET’s Emily Krauser: “‘I love the impersonations of me, first by Amy [Poehler], who's a great friend, now by Kate [McKinnon] ... I'm just thrilled that [Lorne Michaels has] got these amazing women doing these impersonations ... I have not seen as much of Kate yet, and Amy is a friend of mine -- we have known each other and done things together -- but they come at it from a slightly different perspective, and I learned something about myself from them pretending to be me,’ she said with a laugh. Story Continued Below “‘So, I'm looking forward to spending the time with Kate. ... I've been on SNL before, and it is crazy ... You show up, and they're still writing it, and they're putting the airplane together in the air, and they're showing you what they … [Read more...] about POLITICO Playbook, presented by the National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) – BRUNCH EDITION – HILLARY GETS TOTALLY RELATABLE on SNL tonight – MARY KATHARINE HAM interview — MARCO #winning — TOP HRC AIDES fly to London – B’DAY: Sarah Feinberg
By Mike Allen (@mikeallen; [email protected]) and Daniel Lippman (@dlippman; [email protected]) Good Wednesday morning – enjoy the last day of September. Story Continued Below PLAYBOOK CONTEST! How much did the top two candidates on each side raise for their official campaigns in Q3 (ends at midnight)? Whoever is closest wins bragging rights in the world’s most plugged-in audience – plus lunch with Mike, Daniel and the Politico of your choice. (You pick the spot.) To enter: http://bit.ly/1MZUIz2 THE CONVERSATION: Michael Bloomberg, a.k.a. the Mayor of the World, has gotten a new surge of pleas to run for president over the past month, making him the most-buzzed-about current non-candidate whose name isn’t Joe Biden. “This is not something he’s pursuing,” a friend said. “People do approach him and say: ‘You oughta do this.’” The pleas to Bloomberg – which he enjoys, but is politely waving off – result … [Read more...] about POLITICO Playbook, presented by the National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) – BLOOOMBERG ’16 BUZZ — PLAYBOOK CONTEST: Nail the Q3 winners – HUMA EMAIL: ‘I believe in Hillary — do you, Mike?’ — B’DAY: Craig Minassian, Ari Shapiro, Curt Anderson
By Mike Allen (@mikeallen; [email protected]) and Daniel Lippman (@dlippman; [email protected]) Good Tuesday morning from Orlando, the happiest place on earth. SNEAK PEEK: “Girls” star Lena Dunham, who has a huge following with women in their 20s, interviews Hillary Clinton in the inaugural issue of Lenny, an email newsletter from Lena Dunham and Jenni Konner: Story Continued Below DUNHAM: “We’re all very curious at Lenny about what your passions outside of the political arena are. And we brought with us some very Instagram-worthy photographs of you during that time in your life.” HILLARY: “Oh my gosh! Look at that! ... [T]his is me at one of my favorite places in college, which was the lake that we had on campus. I just adored it. I would swim illegally every chance I got. It was just a real center for my experience in college. “This is me and two of my friends, who were debating some of the issues of the day. ... And we were talking … [Read more...] about POLITICO Playbook, presented by the National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) – WHAT HILLARY TOLD LENA DUNHAM – TRUMP’S FOCUS GROUP — AUSTIN BARBOUR to Jeb – THE GAVEL: Politico pop-up blog on House leadership fight – ED GILLESPIE running for Va. gov.
Driving the Day Good Monday morning and happy Labor Day! LONDON CALLING -- You may already have seen it, but the first edition of London Playbook went out early this morning. Our new London-based reporter Jack Blanchard is at the helm. London Playbook will bring you up to speed on the day ahead in Westminster. The launch edition featured a scoop on the progress of the Brexit talks, plus an interview with U.K. International Trade Secretary Liam Fox. Sign up for free http://politi.co/2txnK5S … The first edition http://politi.co/2gEkK2p BUZZ -- IF TRUMP ENDS DACA, which it seems like he will in some form, Republicans on Capitol Hill are already considering a push for immigration reform, according to people we’ve spoken to in recent hours. There is no finalized plan yet about what the GOP will do, but there are already quiet conversations in Republican ranks. There will be tremendous pressure from companies and outside groups to prevent the full repeal of DACA. Congress … [Read more...] about What ending DACA will mean — CONGRESS already eyeing immigration reform, OBAMA to speak out — AP: N. KOREA likely ‘readying launch of a ballistic missile,’ maybe ICBM — B’DAY: Blake Hounshell