Obama Takes the Stage, Julián Castro Teases 2020, Mazie Hirono Says #MeToo

Appearing on ABC’s Good Morning AmericaMyeisha Johnson -- the widow of fallen soldier Sgt. La David Johnson -- spoke out and echoed the account ofCongresswoman Frederica Wilson (D-FL) about Donald Trump’s phone call to Johnson’s family. After tweeting more criticism of NFL players this morning accusing them of disrespecting the flag and country, Donald Trump then turned his attention back to Johnson’s widow and rebuked her claims. This was a continuation of the attacks he directed towards Congresswoman Wilson on Saturday while she was attending Johnson’s funeral. He was golfing. On Sunday, he threatened GOP lawmakers on a conference call, telling lawmakers they need to pass the Senate budget as soon as possible or pay a heavy price in 2018. The battle is over tax reform and conservatives who don’t want to pass legislation that will raise the federal deficit by $1.5 trillion. Meanwhile, the Senate will hold a procedural vote this evening on the $36.5 billion disaster relief package that passed the House earlier this month. Final passage is expected no later than Tuesday. Also, remember when Trump faced criticism for the lack of diversity on his staff? The administration promised that the lower rungs of the bureaucracy would ultimately look more diverse. Nope. Recently available government data on the ethnic and gender make up of the broader Trump administration shows that with more than 1,000 mid-level political jobs filled by mid-year the appointees look much like the top leadership: mostly white and male. We’re kicking off the week with this...

  • Julián Castro 2020?
  • Former President Barack Obama joins the other living presidents for hurricane relief concert.
  • WH COS John Kelly misrepresents Congresswoman Frederica Wilson (D-FL), and CBC women demand apology from him.
  • What happened with the ‘Colored Girls’ drama and DNC Chair Tom Pérez? We’ve got your recap.
  • Senator Mazie Hirono (D-HI) says #MeToo.
  • FCC Chairman Ajit Pai heads to the Hill.
  • Meet the two Black GOPers hoping to unseat Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI).
  • Former Obama intern drops out of PA congressional race.
  • BlackPAC mobilizes in Virginia.
  • Latino group threatens to rally against Verizon for removing Univisión from its lineup.
  • Meet the new President of the Association of Film Commissioners.
  • CLS Strategies has a new Managing Director.
  • Jemele Hill is not backing down from her comments.
  • Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV) crosses aisle to intro bipartisan next-gen broadband bill.
  • Congresswoman Judy Chu (D-CA) intros bill blocking Trump mandate on birth control.
  • NAACP Interim President Derrick Johnson named its permanent leader.
  • Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) is skipping women’s conference to meet with San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz.
  • Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi (D-IL) introduces a Diwali resolution.
  • Congressman Elijah Cummings (D-MD) presses WH on use of private email servers.
  • Suge Knight allegedly called Straight Outta Compton Director F. Gary Gray and threatened him while he was filming. But when it came time to testify, Gray says he doesn’t recall. Check it out in Blogs.
Brenda Arredondo