7-5-2017 Political Nuggets….
- Sixty percent of registered voters support President Donald Trump’s temporary travel ban on visitors from six predominantly Muslim countries, according to a new poll that suggests the policy may be more popular when it’s separated from the president. (Politico)
- Trump embarked today on his second foreign trip since taking office. He’s scheduled to stop in Poland before a two-day summit of the Group of 20 nations in Germany, where he’s expected to have his first ever bilateral meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin. (The Wall Street Journal)
- A bipartisan group of lawmakers – Sens. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), John McCain (R-Ariz.), Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.) – said Trump needs to fill vacancies at the State Department in order to manage growing security and diplomatic concerns. The senators issued their statement during an official visit to Afghanistan. (The New York Times)