150 DAYS until polling day. Today is D-Day.
LARRY KUDLOW sit with GRETA VAN SUSTEREN for an interview for his show “Full Court Press with Greta Van Susteren. There is an interesting sentence that you should check: “When we come back, negotiations for the next package will probably be after the weekend of July 4th.
THE WHITE HOUSE seems to expect negotiations on a new coronavirus rescue package after 4th July. It’s new. We expected negotiations in June with the general goal of moving something forward before 4th July.
CAVEAT: KUDLOW was not involved in the negotiations. And Republicans, in general, will be less likely to push for another big package since unemployment has fallen and jobs have returned. Still: that’s a notable comment as you absorb the fire hydrant news – good and bad – from the White House.
THE NYT gave the president DONALD TRUMP the unimpressed eyes emoji on the unemployment rate, leading the paper with a large graph of unemployment, and the bug “From worst to second worst” NYT A1
DAILY NEWS: “BY GEORGE, DON’T TONE A MOUSE” … N.Y. POST: “BOUNCE OF HOPE: 2.5 million jobs come back in May… Good surprise for the takeover of COVID ”
LET US READ … Republic of Arizona: “1,000 DEATHS”… San Jose Mercury News: “A BREATH OF FRESH AIR: THE OUTDOOR MEAL IS BACK” … Denver Post: “Hick has broken ethics laws” … Chicago Tribune: “Police under surveillance”…. Cleveland Plain dealer: “More than 100 people arrested during a long week of unrest” … Dallas Morning News: “Dallas PD to ban chokeholds” … Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: “Chief Morales says police are ‘crucified'”
FWIW: MURIEL BOWSER’S Black Lives Matter painting on 16th Street, NW near the White House front page L.A. Times, WaPo, Baltimore sun, Boston globe,
Good Saturday morning. DOWNTOWN D.C. will be largely closed today for a massive demonstration. … WAPO: “Tens of thousands of protesters are expected in the nation’s capital on Saturday in a complete rebuke of aggressive police tactics, racism and the militant approach of the Trump administration in the days of unrest that gripped the cities of the district of Los Angeles. and hundreds in between. ”
WHITE HOUSE IS MOVING: AMY SWONGER, who held the Senate wallet for the White House leg business, takes over the acting leg business. CASSIDY HUTCHINSON, who was also in the leg business, is now the president’s special assistant and legislative affairs coordinator at the COS office. … Karoline Leavitt is now an assistant press officer with the White House. Most recently, she was Associate Director of the White House Presidential Correspondence Office.
BTW, THEY USED RIPPING GAS … CNN: “The park police spokesperson said it was a mistake to deny that tear gas was used to clean Lafayette Square. The acting chief then again denied having used tear gas. “
– AND THE PENTAGON WANTED THESE MINCERS: “The Pentagon ordered an aggressive response from the National Guard helicopters to D.C.” by Thomas Gibbons-Neff and Eric Schmitt: “Senior Pentagon officials ordered National Guard helicopters to use what they called ‘persistent presence’ to disperse protests in the capital this week, officials say military.
The loosely worded order provoked a series of low-level maneuvers that human rights organizations quickly criticized as a show of force usually reserved for combat zones.
“Ryan D. McCarthy, Secretary of the Army and one of the officials who authorized part of the helicopter mission planning on Monday evening said Friday that the military had opened an investigation into the episode. ”
NANCY COOK: “Trump is planning a message of” summer recovery “in a dark context”
BILL BARR SHOOTING A SHAGGY: IT WASN’T ME! … AP: “Barr says he did not give a tactical order to expel the demonstrators”, by Michael Balsamo: “Attorney General William Barr said law enforcement was already on the move to repel protesters from a park outside the White House when he arrived Monday evening, and said he did not not ordered to disperse the crowd, although he supported the decision. …
“I’m not involved in the execution of tactical commands like that” he said. “I was frustrated and I also feared that as the crowd grew, it would get harder and harder to do. So my attitude was to do it, but I didn’t say, “Go ahead.” ”
WAPO: “Trump-connected lobbyist ends coronavirus contract with D.C. amid Bowser-White House rivalry” by Josh Dawsey and Fenit Nirappil: “A lobbyist with ties to President Trump ended his dealings with the District of Columbia on Friday as tensions increased between President and Mayor Muriel E. Bowser.
“Brian Ballard, who was hired by the city last month through the city to secure funding for coronaviruses, said on Friday that it was withdrawing from its contract with the DC government “We cannot be effective in the current situation,” said Ballard, about an hour after Trump lambasted Bowser on Twitter over a multi-day feud over protests in the nation’s capital. ”
LAT: “Lawyers prosecute LAPD for protest tactics, alleging disabled homeless man was shot in the face with a rubber bullet” by James Queally
MIGUEL AND JACKLYN BEZOS – JEFF BEZOS » parents – donated approximately $ 1 million each to the With Honor Fund, a PAC focused on electing more veterans.
BEHIND THE SCENES… ANNIE KARNI and MAGGIE HABERMAN: “How Trump’s demands for a plenary meeting in Charlotte have derailed a convention”: “The buyer’s remorse over the choice of Charlotte, North Carolina, to host President Trump’s nomination convention had already taken place last January, months before the coronavirus forced the two parties to rethink the way of holding large-scale political events.
“Sitting in the lobby of the Trump Hotel in Washington, D.C., that month, a group of Republican fundraisers expressed concern that what could have been a high-octane celebration of the Republican Party’s complete takeover of Mr. Trump would not meet expectations.
“The congress cities are chosen well in advance of the event. But at this point, North Carolina looked less like an electoral problem for Trump than Florida, the president’s new home state, and focused solely on winning. And the governor of North Carolina, Roy Cooper, a Democrat, was viewed with caution by party officials as a tough political player they could not trust.
“Now, after important issues and a public quarrel with Democratic officials In a state he won four years ago, Trump and the Republican National Committee are largely focused on shifting convention procedures, including the President’s acceptance speech on the last night, out of Charlotte. After a call with the R.N.C., state presidents officially told delegates that they should suspend the purchase of airline tickets to Charlotte for the event in late August. ”
JAMES PINDELL OF BOSTON GLOBE: “Joe Biden is under pressure to choose a woman of color as a running mate. Who is more likely? ”
HOLLY OTTERBEIN: “Democrats discover new team player: Bernie Sanders”: “Many Democratic leaders were furious in 2016 about what they saw as Bernie Sanders’ failure to fully support Hillary Clinton and to work hard to get her elected.
“Four years later, they praise the Vermont senator and his senior officers for their efforts to bring Joe Biden to the White House. …
“‘ Sen. Sanders has been a tremendous force in helping to unify “Said Neera Tanden, chair of the liberal think tank Center for American Progress and longtime collaborator of Hillary Clinton, who has criticized Sanders in the past. “I am grateful for his work in urging his supporters to support Biden and fight Trump. He knows the stakes of this election, has always said that he would support the candidate and was a man of his word. »»
THE PRESIDENT OF SATURDAY: No public event planned.
HEADS UP, via Rukmini Callimachi and Eric Schmitt of NYT: “The French army said on Friday that its forces in Mali had killed one of the oldest Al Qaeda commanders in Africa, Abdelmalek Droukdal, who has run a branch of the terrorist network since more than a decade. . ”
AP / CHARLOTTE: “Jordan gives $ 100 million for racial equality and justice”
CLICKER – “The cartoonists of the nation during the week in politics” edited by Matt Wuerker – 15 goalies
READING OF THE GRAND WEEKEND, organized by Margy Slattery and the staff of POLITICO magazine:
– “The videos that rocked America. The song that knows our rage “, by NYT’s Wesley Morris: “In the appalling video mosaic taken by black cameraphone speakers, I found myself doubled over the kitchen sink. Then a word gave me strength. ” NYT
– “It doesn’t matter if you’re good”, by R. Eric Thomas in Elle: “On Omar Jimenez, George Floyd, Christian Cooper and the myth of non-threat”. She
– “The deadly story of rubber bullets”, by Mark Wilson in Fast Company: “Over a century of manufacturing, rubber bullets can cause serious injury or even death, and it took a while for the semantics to catch up. ” Fast Company
– “Our brother Kaizen”, by the Lucas brothers in New York Vulture magazine: “He would be described as a murderer and a domestic terrorist. But for us, he was family. Our struggles against systemic racism were the same. ” New York
– “How Iceland beat the coronavirus”, by Elizabeth Kolbert in The New Yorker: “The country has not only succeeded in flattening the curve; he practically eliminated it. ” New Yorker
– “Guardian of Glaciers”, by Alex Basaraba in the summer issue of the American Scholar: “As climate change threatens the future of the Himalayas, could mountain salvation lie in granting them legal rights? ” American researcher
– “An uprooted dream” by Latria Graham in Garden & Gun: “After fighting for years to save his piece of the family farm, a writer ponders what it means to lose one’s anchor in the world. ” Garden & Gun
– “Literary life in a year of plague”, by W. Ralph Eubanks in the summer issue of the Virginia Quarterly Review: “During the morning walks in an empty city in April, being careful in a whole new way, I became acutely aware of being surrounded of literature, how it manifests in many areas of Washington. streets in places where writers have written and lived. ” VQR
– “Bruce Lee – Asian pioneer, original American”, by Tom Junod in ESPN: “To want to be him was to face the uncomfortable realization that he was not allowed to be us. ” ESPN
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TRANSITIONS – James Hewitt will join the EPA on Monday as an associate administrator for public affairs. Most recently, he was a senior advisor in the State Department’s Office of Global Public Affairs. … Laura Schlapp is now Regional Media Director for Vice President Mike Pence. She was previously a special assistant at DoD.
BIRTHDAYS: Senator Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) 68 years old… Representative Madeleine Dean (D-Pa.) 61 years old… Eric Cantor is 57 years old… Weijia Jiang, CBS News White House correspondent (her husband Luther Lowe ) the twin brothers Alexander and Yevgeny Vindman are 45 years old… Natalie Morales from NBC is 48 years old… Ward Baker… Michael Goldfarb… Margaret White, co-executive director of No Labels (h / ts Liz Morrison and Jon Haber)… Max Docksey, RNC la director of the target state (fiancee m / t Cassie Smedile)… Justin Sink, Bloomberg correspondent for the White House, is 33 years old… Katherine Faulders, journalist for the White House and Capitol Hill at ABC News… Felicia Sonmez of WaPo and Christopher Rowland… Ariel Edwards-Levy, HuffPost journalist and editor… Emily Murry… Abby Ginzberg… Anna Epstein, associate director of Finsbury, is 29… former representative David Bonior (D-Mich.) At 75… Regina LaBelle… Meredith Barnett… Thomas Pritzker a 7-0… Rob Kuhlman… Eli Broad a 87 years old… Matt Heinz is 43 years old… Kam Rahman from POLITICO… Caroline Simon from CQ… Farrin Jay from Snap…
… Kevin Liptak, CNN White House reporter (m / t Kevin Bohn) … AIPAC Allie Freedman… Jordan Finkelstein, Joe Biden campaign ad manager… Leah Abrams… Vanessa Bajko, Legislative Correspondent to Senator Kyrsten Sinema (D-Ariz.) (H / t Alyson Chwatek)… Sarah Frostenson … Sophie Emery of Civic (m / t James Fulgenzi)… Heather McGhee… Togolese President Faure Gnassingbé is 54… Anja Crowder Morice… Jay Westcott… Josh Taylor… Lydia O’Neal of Bloomberg… Sarah Gadsden, senior partner at Eagle Hill Advice… Matt Cunningham and Graham Hardock of Edelman… Kelly Polce… Jacky Monterosso… Geoffroy Vitoux… Mehdi Peeters… Boaz Weinstein… Jonathan Kopp… Amanda Muñoz-Temple… Donna Fenn… Kathryn Riccobono… Ben Keesey… Marlene English… Ben Holzer… Keith Perine… Jen Hemmerdinger from EY… Joshua Rovner is 44… Bruce Colburn… Anne Sayers (h / ts Teresa Vilmain)
SHOWS (Full list of Sunday shows here)
CBS “Face the Nation”: A.G. Bill Barr… Condoleezza Rice… Mayor of Houston Sylvester Turner… Scott Gottlieb.
ABC “This week”: DHS Acting Secretary Chad Wolf… Representative Val Demings (D-Fla.)… Martin Dempsey. Sign: Mary Bruce, Jonathan Karl, Rachel Scott and Pierre Thomas.
CNN “State of the Union”: Colin Powell… HUD Secretary Ben Carson… Representative Karen Bass (D-California)
NBC “Meet the press”: Senator Cory Booker (D-N.J.)… Alicia Garza… Lonnie Bunch… James Stavridis. Sign: David French, Eugene Robinson and Kristen Welker.
Sinclair TV “America this week with Eric Bolling”: HUD Secretary Ben Carson… Representative Devin Nunes (R-California)… Kellyanne Conway… Rudy Giuliani… Anthony Scaramucci… Marc Lamont Hill… K.T. McFarland… Mustafa Tameez.
Fox “Fox News Sunday”: DHS Acting Secretary Chad Wolf… D.C., Mayor Muriel Bowser… Adm. Mike Mullen… Mohamed El-Erian. Sign: Jason Riley, Marie Harf and Ben Domenech.
Gray TV “Full Court Press with Greta Van Susteren”: Larry Kudlow… James Craig, Detroit Police Chief, Kaitlin Rust of WAVE