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The Hill's 12:30 Report: Fallout from Crowley's shocking defeat | Supreme Court delivers blow to unions | Sarah Huckabee Sanders gets Secret Service protection | Kremlin says they have time, place for Trump-Putin summit | Judge orders officials to start reuniting families | National Ice Cream Cake Day

 

BREAKING THIS A.M.

Bad day for unions:

Via The Hill's Lydia Wheeler, the Supreme Court dealt a blow to public unions this morning, ruling that public-sector unions for state and local employees can't force nonmembers to pay a "fair-share" union fee. The ruling: 5-4. Keep in mind: "The court's newest member, Justice Neil Gorsuch, likely cast the deciding vote in the dispute, which deadlocked the justices in a 4-4 split in a similar case in 2016 following the death of Justice Antonin Scalia." http://bit.ly/2IuLfQ8

 

Happy Hump Day! I'm Cate Martel with a quick recap of the morning and what's coming up. Send comments, story ideas and events for our radar to cmartel@thehill.com, @CateMartel and on Facebook.

 

PROGRAMMING NOTE: The 12:30 Report will be off tomorrow and Friday for a long weekend. We'll be back on Monday. Enjoy the weekend and don't do anything I wouldn't do! ;) 

 

FROM THE CAMPAIGN TRAIL

Talk of the morning -- a 28-year-old #FeelTheBern millennial defeats the House Democratic Caucus chair:

Via The Hill's Lisa Hagen, longtime Rep. Joseph Crowley (D-N.Y.) has lost his primary to 28-year-old Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a former organizer for Sen. Bernie SandersBernard (Bernie) SandersPoll: Gillum leads DeSantis by 5 points in Florida governor race Sanders: Kavanaugh accusers 'have risked their lives to come forward' Helping citizens unite in post-Citizens United America MORE's (I-Vt.) presidential campaign. Why this is big: Crowley is the chairman of the House Democratic Caucus and has been viewed as a potential Speaker of the House. Keep in mind: The loss was a shocker. This is the first time in 14 years that Crowley even had a primary challenger. http://bit.ly/2yM5RDB

How Crowley reacted to the news -- he played his guitar: Crowley took the stage at his election night watch party and performed Bruce Springsteen's "Born to Run." Clip of his performance: http://bit.ly/2twb51y

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Some context on why this upset is so stunning: "It happened in NYC, a culturally liberal city with a rigid, wildly out-of-date political structure & laws that discourage competition & voting." (From The New York Times's Alexander Burnshttp://bit.ly/2yPnpyY

Throwback: "The Joe CrowleyJoseph (Joe) CrowleyFor Capuano in Massachusetts, demography was destiny Carper fends off progressive challenger in Delaware primary Election Countdown: Fallout from Massachusetts stunner | In Delaware, Carper looks to avoid next progressive upset | Dem 2020 primary already in full swing | How a Dem ex-governor hopes to take red-state Tennessee | GOP challengers hit Dems over tax votes MORE moment I'll never forget is him shouting over the din of floor as the first bailout vote tanked... along with the markets." (From The New York Times's Glenn Thrushhttp://bit.ly/2tzZ9M3

JUST NOW — Pelosi tries to comfort worried Dems: House Minority Leader Nancy PelosiNancy Patricia D'Alesandro PelosiHillicon Valley: State officials share tech privacy concerns with Sessions | Senator says election security bill won't pass before midterms | Instagram co-founders leave Facebook | Google chief to meet GOP lawmakers over bias claims Collins defends ad showing opponent speaking Korean against claims of bigotry Hoyer questions feasibility of new threshold for Speaker nomination MORE (D-Calif.) said the progressive candidate’s win shouldn’t be viewed as something larger in the Democratic Party. She told reporters: "They made a choice in one district. So let’s not get yourself carried away as an expert on demographics and the rest of that. Within the caucus or outside the caucus, we are ... again, we have an array of genders, generations, geography, and there is opinion in our caucus, and we’re proud of that.” http://bit.ly/2KpOOfu

  

OTHER HIGHLIGHTS FROM LAST NIGHT'S PRIMARIES: 

Making history: Three LGBT candidates have won the nomination for governor this year. That's the first time in history that more than one LGBT candidate has won a nomination in a cycle. http://bit.ly/2KmaKIe

M-I-T-T, Mitt, Mitt, Mitt: Former presidential nominee Mitt RomneyWillard (Mitt) Mitt RomneyOvernight Health Care: Bill banning 'gag clauses' on drugs heads to Trump's desk | Romney opposes Utah Medicaid expansion | GOP candidate under fire over ad on pre-existing conditions Romney opposes Utah's Medicaid expansion ballot measure Maher makes million donation to Democratic Senate super PAC MORE is projected to win the GOP senate nomination in Utah. Which seat: To replace retiring GOP Sen. Orrin HatchOrrin Grant HatchGOP divide in Congress over Rosenstein's future Senate eyes Kavanaugh floor vote next week Republicans hire female attorney to handle Kavanaugh, Ford questioning MOREhttp://bit.ly/2tFza5b

Actual footage of Mitt Romney's reaction: http://bit.ly/2KdwEyg ;)

  

FROM THE WHITE HOUSE

Just announced — we have a date and a venue:

Via The Hill’s Jordan Fabian, the White House and the Kremlin have agreed to a time and place for a summit with President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump: Dems playing destructive 'con game' with Kavanaugh Several Yale Law classmates who backed Kavanaugh call for misconduct investigation Freedom Caucus calls on Rosenstein to testify or resign MORE and Russian President Vladimir PutinHow we know: The Russia government made the announcement. SoOoo, what are the meeting details?: The details will likely be announced Thursday, but the summit will happen next month. http://bit.ly/2KcalZD

 

*Cue quiet, New York, heavy-smoker, Hollywood-mafia-type voice* -- 'I'll give you protection':

Via CNN's Elizabeth Landers and Jim Acosta, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders will be given Secret Service protection starting today, though it's unclear for how long. Why: The news comes after Sanders was kicked out of a restaurant in Virginia. It sparked national attention on the criticism and protests being directed at those working for the Trump administration. https://cnn.it/2Ix4cBs

 

I have the perfect sweatshirt for Melania TrumpMelania TrumpNY Times columnist Bret Stephens calls Ted Cruz ‘a serpent covered in Vaseline’ The Hill's Morning Report — Ford, Kavanaugh to testify Thursday as another accuser comes forward Trump Jr. to Dem Senator: 'You admitted to hitting your wife so hard it gave her a black eye!' MORE to wear this time!

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First lady Melania Trump is expected to make another visit to child detention centers on the U.S.-Mexico border. When and where?: Those details haven't been released yet. http://bit.ly/2KnpGWt

BACK STORY: The first lady wore a controversial jacket to her last visit to the child detention centers. It read: "I really don't care. Do U?" http://bit.ly/2Kv0vOQ

 

Reunited and it feels so good:

A federal judge has ordered the Trump administration to reunite immigrant families who were separated on the U.S.-Mexico border. Timing for children under the age of 5: They must be reunited within two weeks. Timing for children between the ages of 5 and 17: They must be reunited within 30 days. In the meantime: The judge said all parents must be able to speak with their children within the next 10 days. http://bit.ly/2MvapAC

NEW TIDBIT -- IVANKA DONATES: Ivanka TrumpIvana (Ivanka) Marie TrumpHard choices in training Americans for AI workplace of future Ex-Trump, progressive strategists battle over charges of anti-Semitism surrounding Eric Trump Ethics watchdog requests probe into Trump officials traveling to campaign events MORE made a personal donation of $50,000 to a Texas megachurch that is caring for migrant children separated from their families. Details: http://bit.ly/2tHJ4mJ 

 

FROM CAPITOL HILL

Happening at 1:30 p.m. — finally, the immigration vote:

House Republicans are scheduled to vote on an immigration bill. Which bill is this: The compromise between conservatives and centrists. Is it expected to pass?: Lol, that’s very unlikely. What we’re watching: Will this bill get more votes or fewer votes than the conservative immigration bill last week? https://cnn.it/2lFi2cc

THIS A.M. — I’M NOT YELLING. I’M JUST REALLY EXCITED AND LIKE USING ALL CAPS:  President Trump, who has been back and forth on whether he supports this compromise immigration bill, tweeted, “HOUSE REPUBLICANS SHOULD PASS THE STRONG BUT FAIR IMMIGRATION BILL, KNOWN AS GOODLATTE II, IN THEIR AFTERNOON VOTE TODAY, EVEN THOUGH THE DEMS WON’T LET IT PASS IN THE SENATE. PASSAGE WILL SHOW THAT WE WANT STRONG BORDERS & SECURITY WHILE THE DEMS WANT OPEN BORDERS = CRIME. WIN!” https://wapo.st/2N0zHHE

 

IN OTHER NEWS

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Satellite images show North Korea upgrading its nuclear research facility. Timing: This development comes weeks after President Trump and North Korea's Kim Jong Un signed an agreement that called for the country's denuclearization. What upgrades: "The improvements include a new cooling water pump house, multiple new buildings, completed construction on a cooling water reservoir and an apparently active radiochemical laboratory. It is unclear whether the reactor is still in operation, the report said." http://bit.ly/2Mr13FL

See the satellite images for yourself: http://bit.ly/2KnJNk1

Op-ed on why the Trump-Kim meeting was a failure from the Fletcher School's Sung-Yoon Lee: http://bit.ly/2Kq6NlJ

 

Just released -- Latina leaders to watch:

The Hill released its list of Latina leaders to watch in 2018. *Mentally bookmarking this phrase to describe all of Washington*: "He is the swampiest of the swamp monsters who has ever lived," said Texas Democratic politician Veronica Escobar about the president. Escobar is hoping to be the first Latina elected to Congress from Texas. The full list: http://bit.ly/2KsfXhy

 

NOTABLE TWEETS

OK, this is pretty cute:

Watch: http://bit.ly/2IwyEvC

  

ON TAP

The House and Senate are in.

Today: Peter Strzok, the FBI agent who sent anti-Trump text messages during the campaign, will have closed-door interviews with House Judiciary Committee and House Oversight and Government Reform Committee investigators. Details: http://bit.ly/2N08B3o

Today: National HIV Testing Day. Op-ed: http://bit.ly/2lG7MAq

11:30 a.m. EDT: President Trump receives his intelligence briefing.

12:45 p.m. EDT: President Trump has lunch with Secretary of State Mike PompeoMichael (Mike) Richard PompeoRod Rosenstein must resign now Civilian deaths in Yemen up by 164 percent: report Trump team must do more to end the ongoing crisis in Yemen MORE.

1:15 p.m. EDT: Vice President Pence and second lady Karen PenceKaren Sue PenceThe Hill's Morning Report — Ford, Kavanaugh to testify Thursday as another accuser comes forward The Hill's 12:30 Report — Trump rips 'ridiculous' spending bill | FBI dragged into new fight | Latest on Maryland shooting The Hill's Morning Report — Sponsored by United Against Nuclear Iran — GOP again has momentum on Kavanaugh rollercoaster MORE tour the Amazon River in Brazil. They then leave for Ecuador.

1:15 p.m. EDT: First votes in the House.

2:05 p.m. EDT: President Trump meets with President Rebelo de Sousa of Portugal and holds a bilateral meeting.

4:20 p.m. EDT: President Trump leaves for North Dakota for a campaign rally.

9 p.m. EDT: Last votes in the House.

  

WHAT TO WATCH

11:45 a.m. EDT: Vice President Pence delivered remarks at Santa Catarina Church in Brazil. Livestream: http://bit.ly/2KeYM43

12:15 p.m. EDT: President Trump speaks at the Face-to-Face With Our Future event in the south court auditorium. Livestream: http://bit.ly/2ty33oR

2:30 p.m. EDT: Secretary of State Mike Pompeo testifies on his department's 2019 budget. Livestream: https://cs.pn/2N2zVhm

8 p.m. EDT: President Trump holds a campaign rally in Fargo, N.D. Livestream: https://cs.pn/2tCuc9g

  

NOW FOR THE FUN STUFF...

Today is National Ice Cream Cake Day!

 

Why didn't I think of this? It could have been my Shark Tank product:

There is now a vending machine that sells cheese. The problem: The vending machine is in Switzerland. They get all the fun. Video of how it works: http://bit.ly/2KmS9vB

 

And because you made it to the end, here are two dogs herding a flock of ducks into a crate. Even the last, rebellious duck: http://bit.ly/2KbIKYp