We're Less Than 24 Hours Away: The Trump-Kim summit is finally here

Monday, June 11, 2018
President Trump blows out a candle ahead of his 72nd birthday Thursday at a working luncheon hosted by Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong today. Credit: Ministry of Communications and Information, Republic of Singapore/Handout/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images

We're Less Than 24 Hours Away: The Trump-Kim summit is finally here

A G7 Handshake for the Ages: That left a mark

Javanka's Russian Meeting: And by Russian meeting I mean they saw the Washington Capitals' captain, Alex Ovechkin, who's Russian

Kate Bennett is off. Her section will return this week.

Hunter Schwarz

What Washington is Talking About:
Prepping for tomorrow's parade for the Stanley Cup champion Capitals. And the House passed a bill Friday that could allow for an audit of Robert Mueller's Russia investigation and is set to vote on more than 20 bills about opioids.

What America is Talking About:
Oakland is getting ready for tomorrow's parade for the NBA champion Warriors, IHOP revealed the "b" in its sent name change to IHOb stands for "burgers," and Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School students performed "Seasons of Love" at the Tonys.

Poll of the Day:
No matter their party, Americans have grown increasingly worried about North Korea's nuclear threats. From 2013 to 2017, the percentage of Dems and Repubs who say the US should take North Korea's threats seriously has risen, according to Pew.
Credit: Pew

We're Less Than 24 Hours Away From the Trump-Kim Summit:
It's scheduled for 8 p.m. Singapore time, 8 a.m. ET. President Trump said he'll know within 60 seconds if Kim Jong Un is serious about negotiating, saying in Quebec Saturday, "Within the first minute, I'll know. My touch, my feel, that's what I do." Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said the only way sanctions on North Korea will be lifted will be if they completely give up their nuclear weapons program. Kim went out for a tour of Singapore, and Singapore's minister of Foreign Affairs Vivian Balakrishnan posted a selfie with him.
Credit: @VivianBala/Twitter

Mueller's Latest Charges:
Former Trump campaign chair Paul Manafort and his associate Konstantin Kilimnik were indicted Friday. Mueller's office accused the men of obstruction of justice and conspiracy to obstruct justice. When Trump was asked Friday if he'd consider pardoning Manafort and his attorney Michael Cohen, he said he "hadn't thought about it."

A G7 Summit Handshake for the Ages:
At the G7 summit in Canada over the weekend, Trump said the US wouldn't endorse the group's communique on issues including trade and national security, he got into a beef with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, and John McCain tried to assure America's allies that "Americans stand with you, even if our president doesn't." And then there was this handshake between Trump and French President Emmanuel Macron that left...
Credit: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images

Credit: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images

Credit: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images

Net Neutrality is Over:
Today is the day the net neutrality repeal kicks in.

Javanka's Russian Meeting:
And by Russian meeting I mean meeting Alex Ovechkin, the Russian captain of the Caps. The team partied all weekend with the Cup (the Post had a breakdown of its travels through Georgetown and to Nats Park), including a stop at Cafe Milano where they got a pic with Jared and Ivanka.
Credit: @keeperofthecup/Twitter

Street Art Sighting:
Indian sand artist Sudarshan Pattnaik made this color sand sculpture of Trump and Kim at the Bay of Bengal Sea beach.
Credit: STR/NurPhoto via Getty Images

If you spot political street art, tweet me @hunterschwarz, tag me on Instagram @hunterschwarz, or email me at coverlinehunter@cnn.com with your sighting so I can feature it in COVER/LINE.

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