Tim Scott Could be President, Obama Weighs in on Kenyan Elections, and Rubén Kihuen Poolside

Today at 3P, Donald Trump is hosting a briefing on the opioid epidemic, according to a tweet sent at 7:11A this morning. Meanwhile, the beef between the U.S. and North Korea has intensified. A statement from the totalitarian regime reads, “Packs of wolves are coming in attack to strangle a nation. They should be mindful that the D.P.R.K.’s strategic steps accompanied by physical action will be taken mercilessly with the mobilization of all its national strength.” The statement is the strongest indication yet that the country could conduct another nuclear or missile test, as it had often done in response to past United Nations sanctions. In climate change news, according to a draft report by scientists from 13 federal agencies, the average temperature in the U.S. has risen dramatically since 1980, and is the highest it has been in 1500 years.The report obtained by the NYT contradicts claims by the Trump administration, whose approval is required for the document to be released officially. Just this morning UN Ambassador Nikki Haley said on NBC’s TODAY Show that climate change is real. And Kenya is not the only African country with an important vote today. In South Africa,President Jacob Zuma faces a no-confidence vote which could remove him from office. Congress is out until September. It’s a cool and breezy week in the nation’s capital. And, again -- strictly for research purposes, we’ve carefully studied the photo of Congressman Rubén Kihuen (D-NV) poolside. Have more research for us? Be sure to send us your vacay pics to info@TheBeatDC.com.  Here's what we've got today:

  • Former President Barack Obama weighs in on today’s vote in Kenya.
  • Google CEO speaks out as the author of the anti-diversity manifesto is fired.
  • Tim Scott for President?
  • A member of the Obama family has joined the Knicks front office.
  • Ex Congresswoman Corrine Brown’s fate hinges on a judge and “the Holy Spirit.”
  • Phil Donahue reportedly wants to mentor TV veteran Tamron Hall.
  • WSJ reports an alarming drop in Black-owned banks.
  • FCC chairman Ajit Pai pushes to close rural digital divide.
  • National Geographic Magazine names new Executive Editor: an African American woman.
  • Congressman Ro Khanna (D-CA) blasts RAISE Act as bad news for the country. 
  • A September showdown expected for DACA.
  • DNC chair Tom Pérez stands with Native American community.
  • New Spanish-language streaming service is unveiled.
Brenda Arredondo