Gwen Moore Says No to Trump, Omarosa Hosts Baby Shower at WH, Fox News Latino Lawsuit, and Lucille Roybal-Allard and Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Join Forces

We’re a little delayed getting this to you this morning. Why? Because we were absolutely transfixed by WH Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci’s interview with CNN’s Chris Cuomo this morning. We don’t even know which three letter acronym to use here. OMG? WTF? Or, in a pure state of delirium, LOL? From threatening the WH Chief of Staff to confirming that the embattled AG Jeff Sessions is launching a crackdown on government leaks, the interview was decidedly an odd exchange between the Mooch and the media. See a clip here. We can’t imagine what Sean Spicer is thinking this morning. Or maybe we can. He had several meetings with ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox. Our money is on Fox. After his obligatory stint on ABC’s Dancing with the Stars, of course. Yesterday, it appears Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke was playing the role of Trump’s Luca Brasi. According to reports, he called Alaska Republican Senators Lisa Murkowski and Dan Sullivan and let them know the vote had put Alaska's future with the administration in jeopardy. Now that Senate Republican leaders still don't have the votes to pass some kind of anti-Obamacare bill this week, the GOP leaders are aiming for a final vote tomorrow. This will likely be on their "skinny repeal" following a long night of unlimited amendments known as the vote-a-rama. We need a skinny martini after tracking this long, dramatic process. We’re late! But it’s because we have all this to tell you:

  • Happening now: HUD Secretary Ben Carson joins the Joint Center/INSIGHT America for a bipartisan breakfast this morning.
  • Congresswoman Gwen Moore (D-WI) is not down for a photo op with the president.
  • Omarosa hosts a White House baby shower for a fellow reality TV personality.
  • More CEOs come together in the name of increased diversity.
  • NAACP and Airbnb partner to increase African American hosts.
  • Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi (D-IL) wants presidential pardons out in the open.
  • Congresswomen Lucille Roybal-Allard (D-CA) and Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL)intro House DREAM Act.
  • Congresswomen Lee and Luján Grisham help lead a critique of teen pregnancy prevention cuts.
  • Minority members rip Trump over transgender military ban.
  • First out trans member of the military speaks out.
  • Bill to protect historic civil rights sites clears House.
  • Ex-head of Fox News Latino sues network.
  • Congressman Ben Ray Luján (D-NM) lays out DCCC strategy.
  • Trump loses facts on African American unemployment.
  • Rihanna meets with President Macron.
  • Native American groups protest another proposed pipeline.
Brenda Arredondo