The Hill's 12:30 Report: Biden's abortion funding reversal riles 2020 field

The Hill's 12:30 Report: Biden's abortion funding reversal riles 2020 field
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The Hill’s 12:30 Report: Biden changes decades-long position on abortion funding | US economy adds a weak 75k jobs in May | US-Mexico trade talks continue | Monday’s tariffs could be delayed | Uber helicopter launching in July | Capital Pride Festival events, road closures | National Doughnut Day deals

 

TALK OF THE MORNING

Don’t Hyde your feelings: 

Just one day after former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenTrump hits polling on Fox News: 'Something weird going on at Fox' Trump hits polling on Fox News: 'Something weird going on at Fox' 2020 Democrats look to cut into Biden's lead with black voters MORE reaffirmed his decades-long support for a band on federal funding for abortions — the Hyde Amendment — he changed his mind.

Biden said last night: "If I believe health care is a right, as I do, I can no longer support an amendment that makes that right dependent on someone's ZIP code … I can't justify leaving millions of women without the access to care they need, and the ability to exercise their constitutionally protected right.” 

Watch Biden’s commentshttp://bit.ly/2wGqUDR

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Some context: Just two days ago, Biden reaffirmed his support for the Hyde amendment. https://nbcnews.to/2wFrPnV

Reaction from Planned Parenthood CEO Leana Wen: "Happy to see Joe Biden embrace what we have long known to be true: Hyde blocks people—particularly women of color and women with low incomes—from accessing safe, legal abortion care.” http://bit.ly/2K373Y7

WHY BIDEN’S QUICK REVERSAL IS IMPORTANT:

https://cnn.it/31igyZ2

 

HOW DEMOCRATS ARE PREPARING FOR THE JUNE 26–27 DEBATES:

Via The Hill’s Niall Stanage, “Democratic presidential candidates are ramping up their media appearances, pumping out policy proposals and sharpening attacks on their rivals as two critical moments loom.” How sohttp://bit.ly/2IDY3px

It’s Friday! Vice President Pence turns 60 years old today. Happy Birthday! 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 — and follow along on Twitter @CateMartel and Facebook.

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NEWS THIS MORNING

May June be better:

The U.S. economy added 75,000 jobs in May, falling extremely short of expectations. http://bit.ly/2EXGIXv

For context: Economists expected around 185,000 jobs added in May after more than 200,000 jobs were added in April. 

The unemployment rate: Stayed at 3.6 percent.  

Labor force participation: Stayed at 62,8 percent. 

Updates to March and April jobs’ numbers: “The Labor Department also revised down March’s gain from 189,000 to 153,000 jobs, and April’s gain from 263,000 to 224,000 jobs. The revision shave 75,000 jobs off the books for 2019.”

The good news: “The jobs report included one bright spot: A broader measure of unemployment that includes people wanting to work but not seeking a job fell to a decade low of 7.1 percent.”

WHY THIS REPORT STRENGTHENS THE CASE TO CUT INTEREST RATES:

Via USA Today’s Paul Davidsonhttp://bit.ly/2MBSCwm

Yikes, that was a close call:

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“A Russian destroyer nearly collided with an American guided-missile cruiser in the Philippine Sea, the U.S. Navy said on Friday, calling the incident ‘unsafe and unprofessional.’ The Russian Pacific Fleet, meanwhile, blamed the U.S. for the close encounter.” 

The Navy released video of the incident — watch: Yikes. http://bit.ly/2K4ia3g

IN THE WHITE HOUSE

I don’t want to jinx anything, but the Mexico tariffs ~could~ be delayed:

Via The Hill’s Jordan Fabian, “The White House is moving ahead with plans to impose tariffs against Mexico in response to a surge in illegal migration, but President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump says 'Failing New York Times' should be held 'fully accountable' over Russia report Trump says 'Failing New York Times' should be held 'fully accountable' over Russia report Trump tweets ICE will begin removing 'millions' of undocumented migrants MORE could decide over the weekend to delay them, a senior administration official said Friday.” http://bit.ly/2I15XKn 

What changed: Negotiations and deliberations are ongoing. 

If nothing changes, when the tariffs are expected to take effect: Monday, June 10 

Op-ed: http://bit.ly/2MuatVN

SIX TAKEAWAYS FROM TRUMP’S TRIP TO EUROPE:

http://bit.ly/2WMSwWE

IN OTHER NEWS

You can request an Uber helicopter starting on July 9:

Via The New York Times’s Shivani Vora, “Uber Copter to Offer Flights From Lower Manhattan to J.F.K.: For an 8-minute, one-way flight, the average ride will cost between $200 and $225 per person and include private ground transportation on both ends of the trip.” The full storyhttps://nyti.ms/2Mws5k3

NOTABLE TWEETS:

Trending — This letter a kid wrote to get out of school is laugh-out-loud funny:  

 

Hyperlink http://bit.ly/2MvgMZf



Getting traction:

 

 

Watchhttp://bit.ly/2ZcBRJu

ON TAP

The House and Senate are out. 

President Trump is returning from his trip. 

Vice President Pence has no public events on his schedule. 

4:45 p.m. EDT: President Trump and first lady Melania TrumpMelania TrumpPress: Why do we need a new press secretary? What President Trump needs in his next press secretary  White House mulling restoring daily press briefing with Sanders replacement: report MORE get back to the White House after their trip to England, Ireland and France. 

June 11: The Hill is hosting an event titled "Affordable Housing & the American Dream." Featured speakers: Reps. Emanuel Cleaver (D-Mo.) and Steve StiversSteven (Steve) Ernst StiversLawmakers battle over HUD protections for homeless transgender people Lawmakers battle over HUD protections for homeless transgender people Lawmakers say major changes needed to expand access to affordable housing MORE (R-Ohio). Details and how to RSVP: http://bit.ly/2WpEj1N

June 25: The Hill is hosting an event at the Newseum to discuss "Cost, Quality and Care: The Medicare Equation." Featured speakers: Reps. Brett GuthrieSteven (Brett) Brett GuthrieOvernight Health Care: Democrats attack after Trump revives talk of ObamaCare replacement | Cruz, Ocasio-Cortez efforts on birth control face major obstacles | CVS investing M to fight teen e-cig use The Hill's 12:30 Report — Presented by MAPRx — Supreme Court double jeopardy ruling could impact Manafort The Hill's 12:30 Report — Presented by MAPRx — Supreme Court double jeopardy ruling could impact Manafort MORE (R-Ky.) and Doris MatsuiDoris Okada MatsuiOvernight Health Care: Democrats attack after Trump revives talk of ObamaCare replacement | Cruz, Ocasio-Cortez efforts on birth control face major obstacles | CVS investing M to fight teen e-cig use The Hill's 12:30 Report — Presented by MAPRx — Supreme Court double jeopardy ruling could impact Manafort The Hill's 12:30 Report — Presented by MAPRx — Supreme Court double jeopardy ruling could impact Manafort MORE (D-Calif.). Details and how to RSVPhttp://bit.ly/2WJsnYC

WHAT TO WATCH

This morning: Attorney General William BarrWilliam Pelham BarrForeign interference is a threat to the 2020 elections — presidential interference is, too Foreign interference is a threat to the 2020 elections — presidential interference is, too America's crisis of compassion is a Constitutional crisis, too MORE spoke at the FBI National Academy graduation in Quantico, Va. Livestreamhttps://cs.pn/2XvyWvh

8:20 p.m. EDT: Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersTrump hits polling on Fox News: 'Something weird going on at Fox' Trump hits polling on Fox News: 'Something weird going on at Fox' 2020 Democrats look to cut into Biden's lead with black voters MORE (I-Vt.) participates in “The Political Party Live!” podcast in Iowa. Livestreamhttps://cs.pn/2wDuUoE

NOW FOR THE FUN STUFF...

Today is National Doughnut Day! Here’s a list of where to get free doughnuts today: http://bit.ly/2KwdQJg

Oh, Canada — I’m cryinnng:

Jimmy KimmelJames (Jimmy) Christian KimmelThe Hill's 12:30 Report: Biden's abortion funding reversal riles 2020 field The Hill's 12:30 Report: Biden's abortion funding reversal riles 2020 field Pelosi promises 'ironclad case' against Trump MORE Live!” asked Toronto Raptors fans to trash their NBA finals rival, the Golden State Warriors. Watch — this is so Canadianhttp://bit.ly/2K2n6FF

Get out your rainbows!:

The Capital Pride Festival is happening in Washington, D.C., this weekend.  

Where to celebrate in D.C.: Washingtonian has a helpful list of “food and drink specials, drag brunches, pool parties, and more.” The listhttp://bit.ly/2ZdaejG 

Here’s a list of road closureshttp://bit.ly/31bJRfP

And because you made it this far, here’s a six-month-old puppy learning to walk down stairs. So cute: http://bit.ly/2XD5dk8

“My six-month-old puppy learned how to walk down the stairs by watching her brother. Her brother only has three legs.”