There's New People of Color Heading to the Trump Admin and We Have WHCA Weekend Pics

The Sunday night bipartisan deal to fund the government through September does not include any money for the border wall, continues to fund Planned Parenthood, includes $2 billion in new money for the NIH, and increases defense spending by $25 billion over current levels. Here's what's kicking off Monday:

  • This is Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage month!
  • Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL) announces her retirement.
  • A Latina is tapped for U.S. Treasurer.
  • Richard Branson has late-night cocktails with the Obamas on Friday.
  • Police killings spike among Native Americans.
  • CBC Chair Congressman Cedric Richmond (D-LA) probes AG Jeff Sessions and the DOJ about the Alton Sterling killing.
  • BET joins forces with Black Twitter. 
Brenda Arredondo