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



Don't cheat on me, Fox News:

President TrumpDonald John TrumpTed Cruz knocks New York Times for 'stunning' correction on Kavanaugh report US service member killed in Afghanistan Pro-Trump website edited British reality star's picture to show him wearing Trump hat MORE criticized Fox News for its town hall event with Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersChamber of Commerce argues against Democratic proposals for financial transaction taxes Top Sanders adviser: 'He is a little bit angry' Working Families Party endorses Warren after backing Sanders in 2016 MORE (I-Vt.) and for hiring former Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Donna BrazileDonna Lease BrazilePoliticon announces lineup including Comey, Hannity, Priebus Trump: 'Top shows' on Fox News, cable are 'Fair (or great)' to me Fox's Cavuto roasts Trump over criticism of network MORE

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?"



"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."


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 OmarOmar says she hopes Netanyahu not reelected Sunday shows - Guns dominate after Democratic debate Omar responds to family of 9/11 victim who called her out at anniversary ceremony MORE (D-Minn.) of being "disrespectful" to the United States.

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."


Watch Trump discussing Omar:



"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:



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


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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:



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:

And so did the organ: "Organ may have suffered water damage but did not burn."

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.

What about the art?: Some historically significant pieces of art suffered. Some have water and smoke damage.

What's happening to the art that was saved?: The paintings are headed to the Louvre on Friday to be restored.

Here's an insane photo of firefighters inside the cathedral:

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.

Video of the spire falling:

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:

And here's a photo taken two nights ago: This is stunning:

From another angle: Here's what it looks like inside the cathedral right now. Wow:


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

Full size photo:


Wow, this is a powerful photo:



From French President Emmanuel MacronEmmanuel Jean-Michel MacronWhistleblower Edward Snowden calls on Macron to grant him asylum in France Trump to meet with India's Modi in Texas, Australia's Morrison in Ohio Amazon tribal chief nominated for Nobel Peace Prize for effort to protect rainforest MORE: "I'm telling you right now, very solemnly, we will rebuild this cathedral all together ... I'm committed to this project."

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."

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."

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



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:



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.



  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:



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."



This is a great moment:




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 WheelerOvernight Energy: Harris goes after DOJ antitrust probe of automakers over emissions | Trump on energy-efficient light bulbs: 'I always look orange' | Climate change only briefly discussed in third presidential debate Overnight Energy: Trump administration to repeal waterway protections| House votes to block drilling in Arctic refuge| Administration takes key step to open Alaskan refuge to drilling by end of year Trump administration to repeal waterway protections MORE, who was confirmed by the Senate in February.

Thursday morning: Special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) Swan MuellerFox's Cavuto roasts Trump over criticism of network Mueller report fades from political conversation Trump calls for probe of Obama book deal MORE's Russia report will become public. Op-ed:

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:



8:45 p.m. EDT: Presidential candidate Sen. Cory BookerCory Anthony BookerWorking Families Party endorses Warren after backing Sanders in 2016 Five top 2020 Democrats haven't committed to MSNBC climate forum Progressive tax-the-rich push gains momentum MORE (D-N.J.) speaks at the Iowa Democratic Party Black Caucus town hall. Livestream:



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:

Oh and keep in mind: Brock Holt is recovering from a scratched cornea from his 2-year-old son: