President Trump and Pauline Conner, widow of US Army 1st Lt. Garlin M. Conner, share a moment during an East Room Medal of Honor ceremony Tuesday at the White House. Credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images
Sarah Sanders to Get Secret Service Protection: It could begin as soon as today
Maybe just Delete the Tweet...: What one member of Congress is saying about RTing a Nazi sympathizer
Emin Has a New Music Video: And there's a Trump lookalike in it
Kate Bennett is off.
What Washington is Talking About: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the 28-year-old Democratic socialist who upset 10-term incumbent Rep. Joe Crowley in the primary race for New York's 14th Congressional District yesterday. The House is scheduled to vote on an immigration bill today that's not expected to pass, and former FBI agent Peter Strzok is being interviewed behind closed doors by the House Judiciary and Oversight committees.
What America is Talking About: An officer from East Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, has been charged with criminal homicide in connection with the death of Antwon Rose.
Poll of the Day: Once "America's mayor," Rudy Giuliani has seen his favorable rating drop to 32 percent, his lowest ever recorded by Gallup.
Last Night's Primary Results: Ocasio-Cortez's win was the big surprise, but there was so much other news last night too. The two candidates Trump endorsed won their primaries -- Rep. Dan Donovan over former congressman and convicted felon Michael Grimm in New York, and Gov. Henry McMaster in South Carolina. Jared Polis won the Dem race for governor in Colorado and could become the first-ever openly gay governor in America. And Mitt Romney won his race in Utah.
Get Ready, the Trump-Putin Summit is Coming: We don't know the deets yet, but a time and place have been selected, and an announcement is coming tomorrow.
Sarah Sanders to get Secret Service Protection: It could begin as soon as today, CNN has learned.
Chao Responds to Protesters: Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao was confronted by protesters playing audio Propublica obtained of crying children separated from their families at the border. Video of the confrontation has received more than 2 million views. Chao told the protesters to leave her husband, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, alone.
Maybe Just Delete the Tweet...: Rep. Steve King said his recent RT of a Nazi sympathizer was unintentional, but he's not sorry and he's not deleting it. His explanation? "Because then it'd be like I'm admitting that I did something, now I'm sorry about it. I'm not sorry. I'm human." Ahhh... 🤔
Emin Has a New Music Video: Emin, the Azerbaijani-Russian singer whose publicist helped set up the 2016 meeting between Donald Trump Jr. and a Kremlin-connected lawyer, poked fun at his connection to the Trumps and the Russia investigation in a new music video for his song "Got Me Good." The video features doppelgängers for Trump, Stormy Daniels, Hillary Clinton, and others, who party with Emin.
It also alludes to some of the unverified claims from the Steele dossier, showing Trump in a hotel room with a group of women.
The plot line of the video is hard to follow, but basically, a man sitting in front of a bunch of screens watches everything in the video play out, and deletes Trump from surveillance footage of the hotel room. He later turns out to be Kim Jong Un. Dominic Mohan, a publicist for Emin, told me yesterday the video was a "send up of fake news, American politics, global instability, [and] Russian relations."
Street Art Sighting: The group FWD.US just wrapped a six-city pop-up public art tour for Immigrant Heritage Month in Salt Lake City Tuesday. The art is a statue that reads "I ❤️ SLC," with the heart covered in flag stickers with messages written by local immigrants and descendants of immigrants.
Credit: Hunter Schwarz
That the statue was going up the day the Supreme Court ruled to uphold Trump's travel ban wasn't lost on anyone. Salt Lake Mayor Jackie Biskupski, who put up stickers for Germany and Poland in honor of her great-grandparents, read a proclamation stating that although "immigrants have helped build railroads, airports, government buildings and temples in Salt Lake City ... the role of immigrants in building and enriching our nation has frequently been overlooked and undervalued."
The other cities where these statues have gone up are D.C., Chicago, Atlanta, Houston, and San Diego.