CBC Chair Asks NCAA for Diversity Update, Menéndez Case May Be Dismissed, Obama Has New Place to Hit the Links, and Ro Khanna Wants Barbara Lee in the Senate

Remember when Marshawn Lynch showed up to the Raiders game earlier this month wearing an “Everybody vs Trump” t-shirt? There’s a good chance Senator Bob Corker (R-TN) may rock that same shirt on the Senate floor this week. The beefs are becoming too many to track these days. After watching their Twitter beef escalate, it’s safe to say we don’t think 45 realizes that he will need Corker, who is Chair of the Foreign Relations Committee, to push major parts of his legislative agenda. On Sunday, the WH laid out its immigration principles, which undermine the deal Trump struck with Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY)The WH has called for border wall funding and also said it isn't interested in providing citizenship for DACA recipients. Now for the Real Housewives of the White House. In a Good Morning America interview, Ivana Trump joked that she was the First Lady.  In an exchange that should be moderated by Andy CohenMelania Trump fired back via a sharply worded statement to CNN from her Communications Director, calling the comments “attention-seeking and self-serving noise." Imagine for a moment if Barack Obama had an ex-wife beefing with baby mama number three. You can’t, can you? Maybe that stupid, racist Dove commercial should show the Trump ex-wives morphing into Michelle Obama. Keep it classy, ladies. You don’t dance now. You make money moves. Also in the ridiculous files, after having his life saved by a Black queer woman, Congressman Steve Scalise (R-LA) will speak at the anti-gay Family Research Council’s annual Values Voter Summit on October 13th. We missed 12 news cycles yesterday. But we were hard at work all weekend. Pay no attention to the ugly rumors that we spent all day Sunday binge watching season three of Narcos. Fake news I tell you! Ok, we’re kicking off Tuesday with this...

  • Barack Obama has another place to hit the links.
  • CBC chair joins lawmakers in asking NCAA for diversity update.
  • FBI declares “Black Identity Extremists” as major threat.
  • Black man beaten at white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, VA faces charges.
  • Congressman Ro Khanna (D-CA) wants colleague Congresswoman Barbara Lee (D-CA) to challenge Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) for re-election.
  • Senators Cory Booker (D-NJ) and Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) introduce tax plan.
  • Congressman Ted Lieu (D-CA) questions Trump’s North Korea strategy.
  • Judge’s comment fuels speculation about Senator Robert Menéndez’s (D-NJ)trial.
  • Former congressman goes after ex-AGs Loretta Lynn and Eric Holder.
  • Telemundo names new weekend anchor.
  • ESPN suspends Jemele Hill.
  • California AG Xavier Becerra sues administration over birth control rule.
  • Obama to campaign for VA gubernatorial candidate.
  • Latina legislator throws her hat into the ring in MA congressional race.
  • Q-Tip and Jason Moran inaugurate Kennedy Center hip hop programming.
  • Rev. William Barber says farewell to NC NAACP.
  • Columbia University hosts symposium on Rev. Al Sharpton’s civil rights work.
  • Women’s Media Center honors several prominent women of color.
  • The top lawyer at Fox News calls it quits amidst racial discrimination suit.
  • Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rosselló asks Congress for more aid.
  • Puerto Ricans could play key role in Florida politics.
  • Congresswoman Stacey Plaskett (D-VI) says don’t forget about the U.S. Virgin Islands.
  • Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) is focused on the Senate.
  • Congresswoman Michelle Luján Grisham (D-NM) intros bill to stop surprise medical billing.
  • Want to meet Congressman Adriano Espaillat (D-NY) for breakfast this week? RSVP in FOMO!
Brenda Arredondo