Obama Names Museum Director, Vanita Gupta Sets Her Agenda, and Eric Holder and California Press Pause


Imagine if the Warriors and the Cavs all wore the same uniform. The players would not immediately know who was on what team. Well ... that’s likely what White House staffers feel this morning after Donald Trump and his Twitter fingers just, once again, threw his own team under the bus. After Sean Spicer chastised the “fake news” media for calling Trump’s EO a travel ban, saying it’s not, his boss tweeted this morning, “People, the lawyers and the courts can call it whatever they want, but I am calling it what we need and what it is, a TRAVEL BAN!” It’s pandemonium in that White House, people. Cue the fan fight now. Welcome back! Recess is over as Capitol Hill braces for James Comey, who is set to testify on Thursday, and a string of intel officials are set to testify on Wednesday. Meanwhile, despite the disastrous House bill that passed, repealing the ACA does not look promising, as the GOP in the Senate can’t even get on the same page to set a timeline. There is no quiet before this coming storm. Here’s what we’ve got on this cloudy Monday morning:

  • BFFs Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) and Congressman Trey Gowdy (R-SC) pen a book together.
  • The Obama Presidential Center names a Director.
  • A challenger for Congressman Rubén Gallego (D-AZ)
  • The Leadership Conference's Vanita Gupta sets her agenda. Want to meet her and ask her a question? RSVP below in FOMO.
  • LA chooses a new representative tomorrow.
  • CBS names a new VP of News Operations.
  • The Obamas dine with Alonzo Mourning on Saturday night.
  • While the world lends support, Trump chastises London's Muslim mayor.
  • England isn't the only country that faced terrorism last week
  • Oscar López Rivera backs out of Puerto Rican Day parade.
  • WaPo stands up for displaced Haitians.
  • Eric Holder and the California State Assembly press pause.
Brenda Arredondo