June 30, 2017

6-30-2017 Political Nuggets….

Today in 5 Lines

Morning Joe hosts Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough accused the White House of threatening them with a negative tabloid story, the day after President Trump attacked the couple on Twitter. Today on Twitter, President Trump called on Senate Republicans to immediately repeal the Affordable Care Act and replace it later, if they aren’t able to pass their health-care bill. During a joint statement with South Korean President Moon Jae-in from the White House, Trump declared that U.S. patience with North Korea “is over.” Trump and his family are headed to Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, New Jersey, where they are expected to spend the holiday weekend. At least three doctors were shot by a gunman at the Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center in the Bronx borough of New York City.

Washington Brief

  • Hawaii challenged the implementation of President Donald Trump’s travel ban by asking a federal judge to clarify whether the government violated instructions from the Supreme Court in defining which family members are affected by the temporary travel restrictions. (Bloomberg News)
  • The House passed two measures that would incorporate two pillars of Trump’s immigration agenda: withholding federal funds from so-called sanctuary cities and imposing stiffer penalties for undocumented immigrants with criminal convictions who illegally re-enter the United States illegally after previous deportation. The bills face long odds in the Senate. (Roll Call)
  • Trump is expected to have his first meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin next week on the sidelines of the Group of 20 summit in Hamburg, Germany. (The Associated Press)
  • Trump was rebuked by several congressional Republicans after he tweeted disparaging remarks about the appearance and intellect of MSNBC “Morning Joe” co-host Mika Brzezinski. Trump’s actions threaten to erode support among women as the White House and Republicans on Capitol Hill continue with efforts to repeal and replace the 2010 Affordable Care Act. (The New York Times)

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