Keith Ellison and John Lewis Launch Resistance Summer, Rubén Kihuen Helped Dems Beat the GOP Last Night, and Black Lives Matter Awarded on the Global Stage

Donald Trump met the Pope. So we know at least one person held his hand. Trump presented the Pope books by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Since the books were never read aloud for several consecutive hours on any cable news outlet, what are the odds Trump read them himself? Former CIA Director John Brennan testified before the Senate yesterday and suggested that Russian agents may have successfully co-opted Trump aides. But what the White House heard was a solid confirmation that there is no collusion. The Senate Intelligence Committee presses on with two new subpoenas to businesses run by former National Security AdvisorMichael Flynn after he refused to comply with a request to turn over all documents related to the investigation. And today, the CBO will score the House's American Health Care Act as passed. Here’s what's up for this hump day read:

  • Congressman Ted Lieu (D-CA) says if you believe in math, you can't believe in Trump's budget. See how it impacts communities of color.
  • DNC Deputy Chair Congressman Keith Ellison (D-MN) and Congressman John Lewis (D-GA) launch Resistance Summer.
  • Black Lives Matter receives a global prestigious award.
  • Gold Star father Khizr Khan joins the board of a newly launched PFAW PAC.
  • Former Senate staffer campaigns to flip California's 45th.
  • Hey Team Trump: we've got some leaks for you to worry about. The Dakota Access Pipeline!
  • WHO elects first Director General from Africa.
  • Want to have breakfast with Valerie Jarrett? Be sure to RSVP below in FOMO.
  • Lawsuit says Mississippi failed Black students.
  • Did you guys know that Congressman Rubén Kihuen (D-NV) played soccer?! Like for real!
Brenda Arredondo