Barack and Michelle Obama in NYC, Omarosa Beefs with April Ryan Again, and Catherine Cortez Masto Pushes on DACA

While Donald Trump continues to tweet about the NFL, this is what’s happening:  3.5 million American citizens face a humanitarian crisis in Puerto Rico. Trump did find time to tweet about it but forgot to use language offering any comfort or compassion. A lot more on Puerto Rico below. What he’s not tweeting about? The six current and formerWH advisors, including Jared Kushner, Stephen Bannon, and Reince Priebus, who have occasionally used private email addresses for official business. Will the “lock them up” chants resurface at 45’s next rally? Also, the effort to repeal the ACA appears to be dead. But even as it goes in the ground, Senators Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and Bill Cassidy (R-LA) are throwing themselves on the casket screaming “no, no, no.” We’ve all been to those types of funerals before. It’s time to let go. And, as if we don’t have enough to worry about in the homeland, we’re inching closer to war. North Korea’s foreign minister characterized Donald Trump’s threats to annihilate his country if it attacked the U.S. as a declaration of war, adding that Pyongyang now has the right to shoot down American warplanes. So seriously … does Home Depot sell bunkers? Also, as an FYI, former NY Congressman Anthony Weiner was sentenced yesterday to 21 months in prison for sexting a 15-year-old. Here’s what’s up for Tuesday...

  • Barack and Michelle Obama in NYC on Monday.
  • Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV) and 37 colleagues want DACA deadline extended.
  • Congressman Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY) gives impassioned House speech supporting athletes.
  • CBC Chair Congressman Cedric Richmond (D-LA) wants you to focus on the real reason behind taking a knee.
  • Meet the House Republican DACA task force. Meanwhile, GOP senators introduce DACA legislation.
  • April Ryan and Omarosa reignite beef during CBCF ALC ‘17 gala.
  • House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) pledges congressional support for Puerto Rico.
  • Congresswoman Nydia Velázquez (D-NY) asks admin for waivers for Puerto Rico.
  • Barack Obama appears in a mailer for CA state assembly race.
  • Hustle announces its Strategic and Political Advisory Board  -- see who below.
  • DCCC builds up its field team -- meet their latest hire.
  • Native Americans remind everyone they’re #NotYourMascot.
  • Former LA Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa ruffling feathers of one of his mainstay groups.
  • One America Appeal extended to help Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands hurricane recovery efforts.
  • Florida lawmakers introduce bill to help seniors during natural disasters.
  • Pentagon’s Defense Intelligence Agency may be on budget chopping block.
  • Tomorrow, Georgetown Law professor and author Sheryll Cashin discusses her book, Loving: Interracial Intimacy and the Threat to White Supremacy. Last chance to RSVP in FOMO!
Brenda Arredondo