Castro Taking the CHC to Mexico, Howard University Names Obama Alumnus CoS, and DC Politicos Get Married Over the Weekend

Congress is out. Trump is back. Signaling what shake-ups lie ahead, Axios is reporting that WH Communications Director Mike Dubke has tendered his resignation. And scandal continues to rock this White House as the Kushner web unravels and reports surface that Russian government officials discussed having potentially 'derogatory' info on Trump during the 2016 election. Speaking of unraveling ... in one tweet, Donald Trump is complaining that the media is making up sources. In the next tweet, he is criticizing sources leaking to the media. Throwback to last week when someone must have held Trump's phone under lock and key to keep those Twitter fingers occupied with world diplomacy. Meanwhile, part of The Beat team is hitting send from a remote location where the weather is warm, the water is blue, there’s no CNN -- what’s a DC insider to do? Here's what's up on this post-Memorial Day Tuesday kickoff to a week of recess:

  • Congressman Joaquín Castro (D-TX) takes CHC to Mexico.
  • Love is in the air! A DC political couple celebrated their second ceremony in Mexico over the weekend.
  • NMAAHC knighted in the UK.
  • A message from Solidarity Strategies.
  • A Republican TX state rep threatened to put a bullet in the head of his Democratic colleague. True story.
  • Manuel Noriega dies.
  • Howard University President names Obama alumnus as Chief of Staff.
  • WSJ profiles DNC Treasurer Bill Derrough.
  • Colin Powell criticizes Trump admin.
  • Eric Holder could issue a statement on Uber sexual harassment charges as soon as tomorrow.
  • Harvard gets lit with Black grad ceremony.
Brenda Arredondo