Obama the Movie Coming Soon, Cortez Masto Codes Like a Girl, DNC Drama, and Cory Booker Honored

Remember when former President George W. Bush was a favorite target of the left? Now, nearly a decade after he left office, he sparks nostalgia for people on both sides of the aisle. Without mentioning Trump by name, both Bush and former President Barack Obama directed pointed criticisms at the current administration in separate appearances on Thursday. More on Obama’s remarks below. Meanwhile, Republicans may be on track to approve a tax package by early next year with the Senate passing a budget blueprint that would protect a $1.5 trillion tax cut from a Democratic filibuster. It still needs to pass in the GOP-controlled House as well. Barring something major, we expect it to get through the lower chamber as early as next week. On Tuesday, Donald Trump will be on Capitol Hill to address GOP senators during their weekly Caucus lunch. There’s a lot to tell you today, but we predict many “out of office” messages as numerous HBCU homecoming celebrations are kicking off. And finally, we can take a break from talking about football. Why? Because during an HBCU homecoming the real battle takes place on the field during halftime when the bands belt out true musicianship and alumni, trying to revisit their youth, pull hamstrings. So, if you’re on a flight to Atlanta, DC, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, etc., make sure you stretch, people.  As The Beat DC’s Spanish-speaking writers say, “¡Vamos a Comenzar!”

  • Obama throws shade without naming Trump and tries to smooth tensions in VA.
  • Lawmakers want VP Mike Pence to reimburse Treasury for NFL walkout.
  • Rumors target ‘Colored Girls’ at the DNC’s Fall meeting.
  • Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV) Codes Like a Girl.
  • Obama the movie coming soon to a cinema near you.
  • WH COS John Kelly criticizes Congresswoman Frederica Wilson (D-FL).
  • UN Ambassador Nikki Haley calls Russian interference in 2016 “warfare.”
  • Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rosselló asks for equal treatment for island residents.
  • Michelle Obama talks leadership in Austin.
  • Oprah is back on 60 Minutes this Sunday.
  • Senators push for an accurate death toll in Puerto Rico.
  • Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-TX) says women can invite sexual assault ...
  • YWCA CEO Alejandra Castillo shares her vision for the organization.
  • LPAC names Urvashi Vaid as interim Executive Director.
  • Jacksonville Jaguars owner says he knows why Trump is obsessed with the NFL.
  • FCC Chair Ajit Pai pauses review of proposed Sinclair takeover.
  • GQ Mexico edition names José Díaz-Balart its International Journalist of the Year.
  • Meet The Daily Beast’s new Senior Editor.
  • Drug policy reformers honor Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ).
  • CA blocks state and local jurisdictions from sharing any personal info on religion with the feds.
  • Silicon Valley, top corporations forming new coalition to advocate for “DREAMers.”
  • We’ve got an edition of Beats By, y’all! We talk Kendrick Lamar withCongresswoman Yvette Clarke (D-NY).
  • 2016 race between then-Congressman Mike Honda and now-Congressman Ro Khanna (D-CA) revealed divisions among AAPI voters.
Brenda Arredondo