The Hill's 12:30 Report: First look at 2020 money race

The Hill's 12:30 Report: First look at 2020 money race
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The Hill's 12:30 Report: First-quarter fundraising winners, losers | Trump steps up Omar fight | Says she is 'very disrespectful' to US | Latest in Paris | Authorities assess damage to Notre Dame | Pledges pour in to rebuild | Trump criticizes Fox News for Sanders town hall | Trump to counter WH correspondents' dinner with Wisconsin rally | What to know about the measles outbreak | Brock Holt teaches his toddler baseball

  

NEWS THIS MORNING

Don't cheat on me, Fox News:

President TrumpDonald John Trump2020 Democrats spar over socialism ahead of first debate Senate passes .5 billion border bill, setting up fight with House 'Teflon Don' avoids the scorn of the 'family values' GOP — again MORE criticized Fox News for its town hall event with Sen. Bernie SandersBernie Sanders2020 Democrats spar over socialism ahead of first debate 'Teflon Don' avoids the scorn of the 'family values' GOP — again Don't expect Trump-sized ratings for Democratic debates MORE (I-Vt.) and for hiring former Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Donna BrazileDonna Lease BrazileThe Hill's 12:30 Report: First look at 2020 money race Dems on Trump order: 'No man is above the law' Dem boss demands bipartisan congressional investigation into Russian hacks MOREhttp://bit.ly/2UDbK0y

He tweeted: "So weird to watch Crazy Bernie on @FoxNews. Not surprisingly, @BretBaier and the 'audience' was so smiley and nice. Very strange, and now we have @donnabrazile?" http://bit.ly/2IBEqjl

 

REACTION FROM FOX NEWS HOST BRET BAIER:

"Thanks for watching Mr. President -- we'd love to have you on a town hall soon -- or even an interview on @SpecialReport -- it's been awhile. We cover all sides."  http://bit.ly/2V0Ejo9

 

The Trump-Omar fight isn't settling down any time soon:

During an interview with local news affiliate KSTP Minnesota, President Trump accused freshman Rep. Ilhan OmarIlhan OmarThe four House Democrats who voted against the border funding bill Ocasio-Cortez: It was easier to get elected to Congress than pay off student loan debt Progressive group endorses three House freshmen MORE (D-Minn.) of being "disrespectful" to the United States. http://bit.ly/2IzRDsY

In Trump's words: Trump said Omar has "got a way about her that's very, very bad for our country." Trump also said: "She's been very disrespectful to this country. She's been very disrespectful, frankly, to Israel. She is somebody that doesn't really understand life, real life. What it's all about ...  She's got a way about her that's very, very bad for our country." http://bit.ly/2IzRDsY

 

Watch Trump discussing Omar: http://bit.ly/2GhGMB3

 

NEW THIS MORNING -- OMAR RAKES IN FUNDRAISING DURING CONTROVERSY:

"In an FEC filing released Monday, Omar's campaign reported a massive haul of almost $827,000, reflecting a jump in individual contributions that eclipsed her total of approximately $41,000 from the last fundraising cycle." Details: http://bit.ly/2UoCjSp

 

HOW DEMOCRATS FEEL ABOUT THE ISSUE: 

House Democrats are rallying behind Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) as President Trump ramps up attacks on her. How so: http://bit.ly/2v5Popg

  

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LATEST IN PARIS

Assessing the damage to Notre Dame Cathedral:

The day after a monstrous fire broke out at the 12th century Notre Dame Cathedral, investigators are assessing the damage and looking into the cause. 

Helpful graphic: Here's a diagram of how the fire spread within the building: https://nyti.ms/2UikxA9

  

HERE'S THE LATEST:

The state of the cathedral: The cathedral has remained structurally sound. Two-thirds of the roof was destroyed. 

A stained-glass window from 1260 has survived: "At least one of Notre Dame's three stained-glass rose windows dating to 1260 appears to have survived." Photo of the stained glass today: http://bit.ly/2VMzFHl

And so did the organ: "Organ may have suffered water damage but did not burn." http://bit.ly/2PlxecF

What about the relics?: The relics are safe, according to the French government. The crown of thorns believed to have been worn by Jesus Christ was saved. https://nyti.ms/2Pcx3jy

What about the art?: Some historically significant pieces of art suffered. Some have water and smoke damage. https://nyti.ms/2Pcx3jy

What's happening to the art that was saved?: The paintings are headed to the Louvre on Friday to be restored. https://nyti.ms/2Pcx3jy

Here's an insane photo of firefighters inside the cathedral: http://bit.ly/2GiW4pd

Why they did not air-drop water onto the fire: France's civil agency said dropping that much water onto a 12th century building could cause the structure to collapse. Keep in mind: Using aircraft to drop water was an idea President Trump shared on Twitter. http://bit.ly/2V1anbs

Video of the spire falling: http://bit.ly/2GlI523

This is worth watching -- the best footage I've seen from before the fire: Here's a 360-degree view inside the cathedral. I recommend you watching this on a smartphone. You will feel like you're inside. Watch: http://bit.ly/2Zd7weK

And here's a photo taken two nights ago: This is stunning: http://bit.ly/2UinJM9

From another angle: Here's what it looks like inside the cathedral right now. Wow: http://bit.ly/2V91ehe

  

This tweet is receiving a lot of attention -- find this duo!:

Full size photo: http://bit.ly/2PcQxED

 

Wow, this is a powerful photo:

http://bit.ly/2V34p9U

  

REACTIONS:

From French President Emmanuel MacronEmmanuel Jean-Michel MacronFacebook offers to hand hate speech suspect data to French courts Big donors haven't given money pledged to Notre Dame restoration: report Macron will gift Trump another tree after first one died MORE: "I'm telling you right now, very solemnly, we will rebuild this cathedral all together ... I'm committed to this project." http://bit.ly/2V1anbs

Trump told attendees at a tax reform roundtable: "So that puts a damper on what we're about to say, to be honest, because that is beyond countries, that's beyond anything," Trump said at an event on the economy. "That is a part of our growing up, it's a part of our culture, it's a part of our lives. ... That's a truly great cathedral. I've been there and I've seen it, and there's no cathedral -- I think I can probably say there's no cathedral in the world like it. It's a terrible scene." http://bit.ly/2IzZCWP

Reaction from former President Obama: "Notre Dame is one of the world's great treasures, and we're thinking of the people of France in your time of grief. It's in our nature to mourn when we see history lost – but it's also in our nature to rebuild for tomorrow, as strong as we can." http://bit.ly/2GtY1zt

Rebuilding efforts: French billionaires and companies have pledged hundreds of millions of dollars to help rebuild. Details -- you will recognize some of these companies: https://cnn.it/2Ipo9i0

 

IN CAMPAIGN NEWS

You're all winners!! <3

(Yeah, yeah, I'm a millennial):

Via The Hill's Max Greenwood, "The last of the first-quarter campaign finance reports were made public Monday, providing the most complete picture of who's ahead and who's behind in the presidential money race among declared candidates." 

The winners:

The losers: 

Details and reasons for each: http://bit.ly/2ZeTjhp

  

IN OTHER NEWS

A throwback disease:

The number of measles cases in the United States is the highest it has been since being eliminated in 2000. 

How many people are sick: 555 people in 20 states.

 

FIVE THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT THE MEASLES OUTBREAK:

  1. States are taking the lead on prevention
  2. The anti-vaccination movement is under pressure
  3. Outbreaks are concentrated in specific groups
  4. Congress is focusing on the role of social media in contributing to the outbreak
  5. Measles can have short- and long-term health effects

Context and details for each: http://bit.ly/2InwnY4

 

INTERESTING READ ABOUT PATIENT ZERO:

Via The Washington Post's Lena H. Sun, "Unaware he had measles, a man traveled from N.Y. to Michigan, infecting 39 people. 'Patient Zero' offers a cautionary tale about how speedily one of the most infectious pathogens on the planet can spread." https://wapo.st/2v7XYUt

  

NOTABLE TWEETS

This is a great moment:

Watch: http://bit.ly/2V0lHES

  

ON TAP

The House and Senate are out until April 29.

12:15 p.m. EDT: President Trump has lunch with Vice President Pence.

4 p.m. EDT: President Trump holds a ceremonial swearing in for Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Andrew WheelerAndrew WheelerTop EPA official stepping down amid ethics probe Trump pick brings scrutiny to 'revolving door' between Pentagon, industry Overnight Energy: New EPA rule could expand officials weighing in on FOIA requests | Trump plan to strip conservation fund gets bipartisan pushback | Agriculture chief downplays climate concerns MORE, who was confirmed by the Senate in February.

Thursday morning: Special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) Swan MuellerTop Republican considered Mueller subpoena to box in Democrats Kamala Harris says her Justice Dept would have 'no choice' but to prosecute Trump for obstruction Dem committees win new powers to investigate Trump MORE's Russia report will become public. Op-ed: http://bit.ly/2PfDGBz

Just announced — April 27: President Trump will hold a campaign rally in Green Bay, Wis. instead of attending the annual White House Correspondents' Association dinner. Details: http://bit.ly/2UnTNhA

 

WHAT TO WATCH

8:45 p.m. EDT: Presidential candidate Sen. Cory BookerCory Anthony BookerBooker calls for hearings on reports of ICE using solitary confinement Poll: Biden leads Democratic field by 6 points, Warren in second place The Hill's 12:30 Report: Anticipation high ahead of first debate MORE (D-N.J.) speaks at the Iowa Democratic Party Black Caucus town hall. Livestream: https://cs.pn/2UGfT3Y

 

NOW FOR THE FUN STUFF...

Today is National Eggs Benedict Day.

  

And because you made it this far, here's Red Sox player Brock Holt teaching his toddler baseball. Brock Holt learned a VERY important lesson today. It's pretty funny:  http://bit.ly/2ZffwvR

Oh and keep in mind: Brock Holt is recovering from a scratched cornea from his 2-year-old son: https://foxs.pt/2ZdiSiS