Parrotheads and lawsuits: The week in Florida politics

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Florida's 2018 midterm election is one of the most important in years. The governor's office and all three Cabinet seats are on the ballot; Republican Gov. Rick Scott is challenging three-term Democratic U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson; several congressional seats will be competitive; and Floridians will vote ...

Why Headwinds Facing Republicans Might Not Be So Strong

Adele Malpass, RCP
With 80 days to go before the midterm elections, the conventional wisdom is that the Republicans will be hard-pressed to hold their majority in the House. However, all the wind is not in Republicans’ faces. There are countervailing trends at work, too, including these eight.

Trump Is Not a King

Tim Weiner, New York Times
A group of top former intelligence and military leaders are sending a message to the nation’s troops and spies: think twice before following the president’s orders in a crisis.

For Trump, This Week Has Been Anything But Sleepy

Niall Stanage, The Hill
President Trump has had a wild week during the normally-sleepy height of summer, lashing out against former aide Omarosa Manigault Newman, stripping former CIA director John Brennan of his security clearance and getting into a spat with Washington D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser (D) as he cancelled his proposed military parade in the city.