SIREN … TRUMP CANCELS AFGHAN TALKS — “AP Explains: How Trump upended U.S.-Taliban peace talks,” by Cara Anna in Kabul, Afghanistan: “With a series of tweets, President Donald Trump has upended nearly a year of U.S.-Taliban negotiations on ending America’s longest war. He has ‘called off’ the talks and asserted that a planned secret meeting between him and Taliban leaders at Camp David, set for Sunday just days before the 9/11 anniversary, is now canceled. Some question whether it was a face-saving attempt after the deal his envoy said had been reached ‘in principle’ faced serious challenges.
“The Taliban took half a day to respond, saying the abrupt decision hurt U.S. credibility after they had ‘finalized’ a deal, but said the U.S. likely would return to negotiations. The two sides had still been talking on Saturday, they said — two days after Trump said he had ‘immediately’ called off talks.” AP
THE BACKSTORY — NYT’S MUJIB MASHAL in Kabul: “Taliban Talks Hit a Wall Over Deeper Disagreements, Officials Say”: “Even as President Trump blamed a recent Taliban attack for his decision to call off nearly year-long negotiations with the insurgents, officials suggested on Sunday it had more to do with the Taliban’s resistance to the American terms for a peace deal. Talks that once seemed on the verge of a breakthrough had hit a wall over how the deal should be finalized and announced, they said.
“With the president himself showing more engagement in the talks in recent weeks, the Trump administration had set in motion a daring gambit: Fly the insurgents’ leaders and the Afghan leader, Ashraf Ghani, to American soil. At Camp David, the traditional retreat of many presidents, separate meetings with each side would then lead to a grand announcement by Mr. Trump, according to Afghan, Western and Taliban officials with knowledge of the peace talks.
“The Taliban leaders, however, having refused to negotiate directly with the Afghan government until after the group had an agreement with the United States, had compared the proposal to the Americans’ tricking them into political suicide. The Americans were also rushing to finalize outstanding issues, including disagreements over prisoner release, before the meeting at Camp David.” NYT
SUNDAY BEST, POMPEO EDITION — CHUCK TODD spoke with SECRETARY OF STATE MIKE POMPEO on NBC NEWS’ “MEET THE PRESS”: TODD: “Does this mean talks are off completely?” POMPEO: “So, for the time being that is absolutely the case. We’ve recalled Ambassador Khalilzad back to Washington.”
TODD: “Look, I know you’re not a big fan of timetables. Nobody in these positions ever is, but does this mean the likelihood of withdrawing from Afghanistan now has been extended, that isn’t it going to happen in the next year or the next two years, that we may be looking at much farther down the road?”
POMPEO: “Chuck, I, I hope not. I’ve tried to answer each of your questions. You’re right. Timetables are, are difficult things to know. I hope not. I hope we can begin inter-Afghan negotiations. I hope we can reduce the levels of violence. I hope the Taliban will continue to move towards their commitment to break with Al Qaeda. If we can do that, I hope that we can reduce our cost in blood and treasure there in Afghanistan.”
— ON WHETHER HE’LL RUN FOR SENATE … HE DIDN’T SAY ‘NO’!: TODD: “Well, Mr. Secretary, it sounds like if you won’t say you won’t be on a ballot November 2020, the Kansas Senate questions don’t go away. POMPEO: “They’re going to go away. The clock continues to run. I think the American people should know their Secretary of State thinks about one and one thing only: protecting America’s national security interests.”
— JAKE TAPPER interviewed Pompeo on CNN’S “STATE OF THE UNION”: TAPPER: “It was just a few weeks ago that the Taliban put out a video in which they supported the 9/11 attacks — reiterating their support for the 9/11 attacks, blaming it — blaming the 9/11 attacks on the United States and foreign policy. I guess the question would be here is an organization that still supports 9/11, still believes that the United States was to blame. We brought that on ourselves. Why bring people like that to Camp David? I understand why you want to negotiate for peace, but why bring people like that to Camp David?”
POMPEO: “We have an obligation to do everything we can to protect those men and women and takedown that risk. That’s what President Trump was aiming to do. We understand who the Taliban are. There’s no more clear-eyed administration. When I was the director of the CIA, I had young men and women serving in Afghanistan taking enormous risks to their lives and we’re aiming to get this right. We’re working to talk with those leaders that could actually deliver on these outcomes. That’s what President Trump and I are both focused on and we’re going to keep driving towards that outcome. “
— GEORGE STEPHANOPOULOS also spoke with Pompeo on ABC NEWS’ “THIS WEEK”: STEPHANOPOULOS: “Does this collapse put any U.S. pullout on hold?” POMPEO: “The president hasn’t yet made a decision on that. We’ll be talking about that in the coming days.”
— CHRIS WALLACE also interviewed Pompeo on “FOX NEWS SUNDAY”: POMPEO on the talks: “I hope we get ’em started back,” Pompeo said. “It will ultimately be up to the Taliban. They have got to demonstrate that they’re prepared to do the things that we asked them to do in the course of those negotiations.” More from Victoria Guida
NEW CBS NEWS BATTLEGROUND TRACKER: “Elizabeth Warren rises as Joe Biden clings to delegate edge — CBS News Battleground Tracker,” by CBS’ Anthony Salvanto, Jennifer De Pinto, Kabir Khanna and Fred Backus: “The former vice president now clings to a narrow lead over Warren in our CBS News/YouGov Tracker estimate of convention delegates – the only count that ultimately matters – with an estimated 600 delegates of all delegates available through Super Tuesday, to Warren’s 545. Warren has gained delegate share as supporters of other, lower-tier candidates have been switching their preferences toward her.” CBS News
Good Sunday morning. NEW: Former Defense Secretary JIM MATTIS is joining the Cohen Group as a senior counselor in October. The announcement
FIRST IN PLAYBOOK — TRUMP’S WEEK AHEAD: MONDAY: The president will present the Medal of Valor and Heroic Commendations. He will hold a political rally in Fayetteville, N.C. TUESDAY: Trump will have lunch with VP Mike Pence. He will speak at the 2019 National HBCU week conference. The president will participate in the swearing in ceremony of Kelly Craft to be the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations.
WEDNESDAY: Trump will participate in a moment of silence in honor of September 11. He will participate in a Pentagon observance ceremony in Arlington, Va. THURSDAY: Trump will have lunch with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. He will participate in a bilateral and expanded bilateral meetings with the Emir of Kuwait. Trump will speak at the House Republcian Conference member retreat in Baltimore, M.D.
TRADE WARS — “China’s trade with US shrinks as tariff war worsens,” by AP’s Joe McDonald in Beijing: “China’s trade with the United States is falling as the two sides prepare for negotiations with no signs of progress toward ending a tariff war that threatens global economic growth. Imports of American goods tumbled 22% in August from a year earlier to $10.3 billion, customs data showed Sunday. Exports to the United States, China’s biggest market, sank 16% to $44.4 billion.” AP
— “Manufacturers Cut Spending as Trade War Dents Confidence,” by WSJ’s Austen Hufford: “U.S. manufacturers are investing less in their factories and workforces as the trade dispute with China makes it more difficult for executives to anticipate costs and demand. The shifting contours of the tariffs that the U.S. and China have applied to each other’s goods are prompting some companies to put business plans on hold. Others are cutting back investments as trade volumes and economic growth slow around the world.
“These companies are buying fewer machines for their factory floors and shortening shifts. The knock-on effect means lower sales for those suppliers and less pay for workers, contributing to slower U.S. economic growth.” WSJ
DRIP, DRIP, DRIP … MORE ALABAMA MAP FALLOUT — “NOAA staff warned in Sept. 1 directive against contradicting Trump,” by WaPo’s Andrew Freedman, Colby Itkowitz and Jason Samenow: “Nearly a week before the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration publicly backed President Trump over its own scientists, a top NOAA official warned its staff against contradicting the president.
“In an agencywide directive sent Sept. 1 to National Weather Service personnel, hours after Trump asserted, with no evidence, that Alabama ‘would most likely be hit (much) harder than anticipated,’ staff was told to ‘only stick with official National Hurricane Center forecasts if questions arise from some national level social media posts which hit the news this afternoon.’
“They were also told not to ‘provide any opinion,’ according to a copy of the email obtained by The Washington Post.” WaPo
ON THE BORDER — “Trump’s plan to stem border crossings gets results,” by Ted Hesson: “President Donald Trump’s plan to force Mexico to stem the flow of migrants across the southwest border of the U.S. appears to be working.
“Border arrests, a metric for illegal crossings, plummeted to 51,000 in August, according to preliminary government figures obtained by POLITICO Wednesday, down more than 60 percent since a peak in May. And border watchers say it’s largely because of an agreement Trump struck with Mexico in June. Mexican authorities, backed by the newly formed National Guard, are now cracking down on migrants traversing Mexico’s southern border with Guatemala, monitoring river crossings and stopping buses carrying migrants from Central America through Mexico. At the same time, the U.S. is making tens of thousands of asylum seekers wait in Mexico while their applications are considered.
“The decline in border traffic — if sustained — could amount to a major victory for Trump as he heads into the 2020 election. Perhaps more important, the experimental measures taken by his administration could reshape immigration enforcement for years to come.” POLITICO
MEANWHILE … “Dems eye payback against Trump’s immigration tactics,” by Sarah Ferris and Heather Caygle: “Democrats say they’re no longer willing to throw cash to President Donald Trump for his border demands. But they still can’t escape making a deal with Trump — a scenario that could divide the caucus over exactly how far to take their fight against the president.
“Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) are preparing to rebuff Trump’s requests for additional wall money this month as payback for Trump’s summer of hard-line immigration moves — a position that’s in contrast to the billions of dollars that Democrats have handed over for border fencing and security since the start of Trump’s term, according to half a dozen lawmakers and aides.
“The end result of the border wall fight, however, could be another deal with Trump that triggers a fierce backlash within the Democratic Caucus, as Pelosi and her leadership team remain wary of aggressive tactics that would catapult the government into yet another shutdown.” POLITICO
KENNEDY WATCH — “Suffolk/Globe poll finds Kennedy leading Markey in possible Senate primary matchup,” by Boston Globe’s Matt Stout
2020 WATCH — “Anti-conservative bias? Trump’s got an app for that,” by Anita Kumar: “Sometimes Twitter isn’t enough. After spending years alleging anti-conservative bias on social media, President Donald Trump will soon have another way to get his message out how he wants.
“Trump’s reelection campaign plans to launch a new smartphone app this fall to encourage supporters to donate, volunteer and reel in like-minded voters — all while providing the president more unfiltered access to his followers. Supporters who download the all-in-one app are expected to be able to sign up for a Make America Great Again rally, canvas a neighborhood or call voters, maybe even register to vote as the campaign looks to turn passive supporters into activists.” POLITICO
— NEW POLL: “Top trio far ahead in 2020 poll,” by David Cohen: “The three top candidates in the Democratic field are the only contenders polling in double-digits, according to a Washington Post-ABC poll released Sunday. Former Vice President Joe Biden at 29 percent, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders at 19 percent and Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren at 18 percent are the top contenders by far in the Post-ABC poll — attracting the support of approximately two-thirds of those registered Democratic voters polled.
“California Sen. Kamala Harris sits in fourth place with 7 percent, followed by South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg at 4 percent.” POLITICO
— BIDEN ON THE TRAIL … “I come from the corporate state of the world, Delaware. Many of you are incorporated there,” Joe Biden said during a fundraiser Saturday in Massachusetts, according to pooler Sarah Mucha of CNN. “He said that the corporate culture in America has changed. ‘When did Milton Friedman die and become king?’”
— “Arizona G.O.P. Leader Said Party Would Stop Mark Kelly ‘Dead in His Tracks’,” by NYT’s Derrick Bryson Taylor
TRUMP’S SUNDAY — The president has no public events.
BREXIT UPDATE: NYT’S MARK LANDLER in London: “Boris Johnson Finds His Party Loyalists Aren’t as Loyal as Trump’s”
— “He defied Boris Johnson. Now the prime minister’s party is gunning for his seat, with Brexit on the line,” by WaPo’s Griff Witte in Bracknell, England: “When Phillip Lee walked across the carpeted green aisle in the House of Commons on Tuesday, the lawmaker instantly erased British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s majority. When Lee strolled through an upscale shopping center in his home district days later, voters showed why Johnson thinks an election just might win it back.
“‘Traitor,’ hissed a woman in a blue sweater. ‘I’m absolutely disgusted with you,’ snapped another in a yellow raincoat. Lee’s dramatic defection from the Conservative Party was one of several indignities in the past week that have left Britain’s once-swaggering prime minister staggering. Not only did Johnson lose his governing majority, he also fell short in a string of critical votes that could have cleared a path to the E.U. exit he has promised by Oct. 31. Even his brother abandoned him, quitting as a Conservative lawmaker and minister.” WaPo
WESLEY MORGAN: “‘Tequila-drinking Navy SEAL’ in the running to oversee elite troops”: “The Pentagon is considering recommending a brash former Navy SEAL who has bragged about his tequila drinking for the top civilian post overseeing special operations forces — eliciting concerns about whether he has the mindset to rein in a pattern of misconduct among the elite troops
“Lou Bremer is the leading contender to be assistant secretary of Defense for special operations and low-intensity conflict, according to two current and former defense officials. Besides being an eight-year SEAL veteran, Bremer is a private equity investor with ties to the Trump administration through his boss, billionaire Stephen Feinberg.
“But word of his candidacy has alarmed some former special operations troops, Pentagon officials and experts in irregular warfare who worry that Bremer’s persona as a self-styled rebel would send the wrong message amid the spate of allegations involving homicides, sexual assaults and illegal drug and alcohol use among the SEALs and other commando forces. More broadly, they expressed doubts that a former SEAL with deep allegiance to the exclusive band of warriors would aggressively confront their systemic problems.” POLITICO
VALLEY TALK — JOHN HARRIS emails this morning — “Do you know who Brad Smith is? If you work anywhere near public policy around the tech sector, the answer is surely yes, you know who Smith is, and quite likely know him personally. But the Microsoft president has a comparatively low profile with the rest of the world, considering his outsized role in technology in the quarter-century since joined the firm as a young lawyer in his thirties.
“That may change this week. A landslide of publicity for Smith’s new book, co-authored with Carol Anne Browne, began with the lifting of an embargo Sunday morning. ‘Tools and Weapons: The Promise and the Peril of the Digital Age’ is intended as a major statement on the proper role of government and liberal democracy in regulating what promise to be some of history’s most disruptive technologies, with the advent of artificial intelligence and cyberwarfare, among others.”
BEYOND THE BELTWAY — “‘The Trumps will be a dynasty that lasts for decades’,” by Carla Marinucci in Indian Wells, Calif.: “With their dominance dissolved in once-storied bastions like Orange County and ranks reduced to third party status, California Republicans this weekend gathered to reboot and forge strategy for a 2020 comeback — in a solidly blue state where President Donald Trump is wildly unpopular.
“The president’s high disapproval ratings in the state failed to dampen the mood of the more than 1,000 California Republicans who descended on the toney Renaissance Indian Wells Resort and Spa starting Friday for what was billed as a special “Training Convention.” The idea was to get inspiration and soak up strategy from Trump insiders and surrogates including campaign manager Brad Parscale, Energy Secretary Rick Perry, and former Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker.
“Attendees could choose from no fewer than 35 different sessions on subjects ranging from ‘Engaging Hispanic Communities’ to ‘Surviving on Liberal College Campuses,’ with at least five ‘Trump Victory Leadership Initiative’ classes designed to teach field organizing, volunteer recruitment, the mechanics of ‘ballot harvesting,’ and introduce new tools for voter registration.” POLITICO
BONUS GREAT WEEKEND READS, curated by Daniel Lippman (@dlippman):
— “The Real Donald Trump Is a Character on TV,” by James Poniewozik, author of “Audience of One: Donald Trump, Television and the Fracturing of America,” on the cover of the NYT Sunday Review: “If you want to understand what President Trump will do in any situation, then, it’s more helpful to ask: What would TV do? What does TV want? It wants conflict. It wants excitement. If there is something that can blow up, it should blow up. It wants a fight. It wants more. It is always eating and never full.”NYT … $19.57 on Amazon
— “American Animals,” by Robert Moor in NY Mag: “Joe Exotic bred lions, tigers, and ligers at his roadside zoo. He was a modern Barnum who found an equally extraordinary nemesis.” NY Mag
— “Inside Five Deeps’ record-setting quest to reach the bottom of each ocean,” by Josh Dean in Popular Science: “Adventurer Victor Vescovo hopes to change the landscape of exploration with his deep-sea submersible.” Pop Science
— “The Other Brother Duo That Brought Us the Modern GOP,” by Darren Dochuk in POLITICO Magazine: “Today, we associate the Pew name with moderate bipartisan organizations like the Pew Charitable Trust and Pew Research Center. But decades ago, J. Howard Pew and his brother Joseph N. Pew, Jr., made sure it stood for staunchly conservative principles and an unbending right-wing Republicanism. From the rise of the religious right to the death of the moderate Republican, it’s the Pews whose fingerprints are all over the modern GOP.” POLITICO Magazine
— “Eros at play,” by Jamie Mackay in Aeon Magazine: “Why the ancient erotic poems of Sappho and Wallada bint al-Mustakfi are far more stimulating than modern pornography.” Aeon (hat tip: ALDaily.com)
— “Ghislaine Maxwell’s Father Was a Dark and Mysterious Figure, Just Like Jeffrey Epstein,” by The Daily Beast’s Clive Irving: “Robert Maxwell set out to build a media empire. He ended up like a John le Carré villain embracing spooks across the world. Even his death is an enigma.” Daily Beast
— “Minimum Viable Bureaucracy,” by Steven Wittens in Acko: “It can seem magical when things spontaneously come together, but it’s actually the result of some well-spotted cow paths being paved, and a few helpful individuals picking up the slack. If your organisation seems to magically run by itself, consider that you merely have no idea who’s actually running it.” Acko (h/t TheBrowser.com)
— “On the Job, 24 Hours a Day, 27 Days a Month,” by NYT’s Andy Newman in Stamford, Conn.: “A home health aide for a 77-year-old man serves as social worker, diaper changer, dietitian, day planner, warden and more — all at dismal wages.” NYT
— “Meet the superhumans,” by Emma John in The Guardian in Nov. 2012: “From Serena Williams and her unbeatable serve, to the pianist with the fastest fingers in the world and the man who learnt Icelandic in a week, Emma John tracks down five people whose powers are out of this world.” Guardian
— “Student Debt Is Transforming the American Family,” by Hua Hsu in the New Yorker: “The cost of a degree—and the ‘open future’ that supposedly comes with it—has become one of the defining forces of middle-class life.” New Yorker
— “Magic Eraser Juice,” by Elizabeth Rosen in Hazlitt: “Fentanyl is quick, cheap, and it kills you. What does it mean to drive around with an antidote? It’s a strange feeling, knowing that there’s an ‘oops’ button on an overdose. We don’t always get there in time. If you’re by yourself, or if you took a particularly strong blend, or if your friends suck at calling 911, sometimes you die all the way. But a lot of the time you die most of the way and then we pop you full of magic eraser juice and you stumble back from the edge.” Hazlitt (h/t TheBrowser.com)
— “Lyme Disease Is Baffling, Even to Experts,” by Meghan O’Rourke in The Atlantic’s September issue: “Reported cases [have] increased almost fivefold from 1992 to 2017, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that annual incidences have risen to more than 300,000, and may even range above 400,000.” The Atlantic
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SPOTTED at a Bush/Cheney alumni reunion at the Anthem on Saturday, which featured former President George W. Bush and former Vice President Dick Cheney in conversation and a family update/slideshow from Laura Bush in front of more than 2,400 people: Reps. Elise Stefanik (R-N.Y.) and Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.), HHS Secretary Alex Azar, Dana and Peter Perino, Tony Fratto, Mel and Kitty Martinez, Alphonso Jackson, Ari Fleischer, Don Evans, Stuart and Ali Siciliano, Steve Hadley, Israel Hernandez, Al Hubbard, Gordon Johndroe, Holly Kuzmich, Ken Mehlman, John Negroponte, Jack Oliver, Ed Gillespie, Karl Rove, Susan Schwab, Margaret Spellings, Kevin and Jo Sullivan, Andy Card, Josh Bolton, Joe Hagin, Rod Rosenstein, Brian Bartlett, Joey Smith, Ben Ginsberg, Garrett Marquis, Leah Malone, John McConnell and Peter McMahon.
SPOTTED at a Bush/Cheney press office alumni reunion Friday night, hosted by Ari Fleischer and Dana Perino at Rosa Mexicano: Scott Stanzel, Pam Stevens, Emily Schillinger, Eryn Witcher Tillman, Pete Seat, Sean McCormack, Carlton Carroll, Stuart Siciliano, John Roberts, Will Holley, Trent Duffy, Claire Buchan Parker and Georgia Godfrey.
WEDDINGS — Monica Chinn, director of government affairs for policy at American Airlines, and Alec Davis, parliamentarian and policy director for the House Appropriations Committee, got married this weekend outside of Philadelphia. Pic … SPOTTED: Kay Granger, Anne-Marie Chotvacs, Al Hunt, Judy Woodruff, Matt Leffingwell, Matt Dornic, Alicia Amling, Hugh Halperin, Ryan Ethington, Katie and Chris Bond and Torrie and Kyle Matous.
— Sean Cooksey, chief counsel for Sen. Josh Hawley (R-Mo.), and Ellyn Creasey, a manager at Capital One and former U.S. Navy officer, got married Saturday at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Shaw.
— Jennifer Sherman, director of public affairs for the Office of the Surgeon General, and William Gray, communications director at Issue One, got married Thursday evening at Tween Waters on Captiva Island, Fla. They met during the 2012 presidential debates. Pic … Another pic
— “Kristen Holmes, Noah Gray,” via NYT: “The bride and groom work in the Washington bureau of CNN … she as an on-air correspondent and he as a White House and political producer, currently assigned to the 2020 presidential campaign. Ms. Holmes, 32, graduated from Northwestern and received a master’s degree in journalism from Columbia. … Mr. Gray, 27, graduated from American University.” With a pic: NYT
— “Blaire Edgerton, James Wu,” via NYT: “Ms. Edgerton, 29, is a communications adviser at the State Department in Washington, working for the office of the special envoy for the global coalition to defeat the Islamic State. She graduated from the University of Michigan and received a master’s degree in communications from Georgetown. … Mr. Wu, also 29, works in Washington as a senior consultant at BCG Platinion, a division of the Boston Consulting Group, based in Boston.” With a pic: NYT
BIRTHDAYS: Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) is 78 … former Defense Secretary Jim Mattis is 69 … Rep. Mike Simpson (R-Idaho) is 69 … Steve McMahon, CEO and co-founder of Purple Strategies … David Dixon (hat tips: Jon Haber) … JoAnne Anton … Don Schimanski (h/ts Teresa Vilmain) … Richard Cullen … Jonathan Rosen, principal and co-founder of BerlinRosen … Morgan Hook of SKDKnickerbocker … Will Brunelle … Sharon Páez, partner at Hilltop Public Solutions … POLITICO’s Jeremy White and Bryan Sauka … Rhea Beal … Judy Diaz … Jillian Harding … Andrei Berman … Matthew McGregor … Michael Pratt … WSJ’s Akane Otani … Zack Ford … Jason Mattera … Howard Lorber … Ali Pardo, national press secretary for the House GOP Conference, is 31 … Alexis Marks Mosher of Apple … Jess Tocco, SVP at Rasky Partners and CEO of A10 Associates … Harry Liberman … Gabby Deutch …
… former Sen. Sam Nunn (D-Ga.) is 81 … Ruben Verastigui (h/t Alex Sarp) … Samantha Osborne Reynolds, senior director of strategy at Advoc8 (h/ts husband Matthias and Blake Waggoner) … WNYC’s Andrew Golis … Deloitte’s Mark Abman … Carey Hickox … Bob Bierman … Dan Gurley … Andy Zack … Dylan McDowell … Will Batson … Axios’ Alayna Treene … Kim Coalter … Mike Danylak … Jaime Lennon … Jasi Edwards … Lenore Cho … Nick Bouknight … former NEC Director Al Hubbard … Brookly McLaughlin … Andrea Hoffman … Diedtra Henderson … Paul Fletcher … Charlotte Spears Ivancic … Michael Johns … Brandon Wright … Gail Leftwich Kitch … Lex Wexner is 82 … Jill McClain