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July 6, 2017

7-6-2017 Political Nuggets….

Today in 5 Lines

The United Nations Security Council held an emergency meeting on Wednesday in response to North Korea’s test-launch of an intercontinental ballistic missile. Pentagon spokesman Captain Jeff Davis said the missile was “not one we’ve seen before.” President Trump arrived in Poland where he will deliver a speech in Warsaw before attending the G-20 summit in Germany. The Senate Judiciary Committee will hold the confirmation hearing for Christopher Wray, Trump’s choice for FBI director, on July 12. New York City Police Officer Miosotis Familia was fatally shot by a gunman in what Police Commissioner James O’Neill called “an unprovoked attack on cops.”

Washington Brief

  • President Donald Trump said he is considering “some pretty severe things” in response to North Korea’s efforts to develop an intercontinental ballistic missile that could make the United States vulnerable to a nuclear attack. (The Wall Street Journal)
  • World leaders are meeting today in Hamburg, Germany, for the Group of 20 summit, where they’re expected to discuss issues such as trade, climate and migration. Trump is slated to meet Friday with Russian President Vladimir Putin. (Bloomberg News)
  • Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) said his panel will hold a confirmation hearing on Wednesday for Christopher Wray, Trump’s nominee to lead the Federal Bureau of Investigation. (Politico)
  • The office of House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.), who was shot by a gunman at a Congressional Baseball Game practice on June 14, said the Louisiana Republican is back in the intensive care unit and in serious condition “due to new concerns for infection.” (CNN)

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