The Hill's 12:30 Report: Pelosi looks to squash fight with progressives

The Hill's 12:30 Report: Pelosi looks to squash fight with progressives
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The Hill's 12:30 Report: Pelosi looks to squash public fight with progressives | Says she is done talking about controversy | Ocasio-Cortez clarifies remarks, says Pelosi 'absolutely not' racist | Dems struggle to unite | Trump to announce executive action on census | Immigrant deportation raids to begin Sunday | Why Senate Dems want some 2020 contenders to drop out | Dems refuse to join Pence border trip | Free Slurpee Day

    

HAPPENING AT 5 P.M.

The gift that keeps on givin':

I'm adorable -- so, will you just tell ~me~ what your plan is??:

Via The Hill's Jordan Fabian and Brett Samuels, President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump's newest Russia adviser, Andrew Peek, leaves post: report Hawley expects McConnell's final impeachment resolution to give White House defense ability to motion to dismiss Trump rips New York City sea wall: 'Costly, foolish' and 'environmentally unfriendly idea' MORE plans to announce an executive action related to adding a citizenship question to the 2020 census. http://bit.ly/2JDrt7s

What do you mean 'executive action'?: The details of the action are unclear. White House officials said it may not be a full-blown executive order. 

Trump's announcement on Twitter: "The White House will be hosting a very big and very important Social Media Summit today. Would I have become President without Social Media? Yes (probably)! At its conclusion, we will all go to the beautiful Rose Garden for a News Conference on the Census and Citizenship." http://bit.ly/2Lfj3qb

 

HOW TRUMP HAS INCREASINGLY BOXED HIMSELF IN ON THE CENSUS QUESTION: 

http://bit.ly/2JArJnP

  

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STARTING ON SUNDAY

Raids on undocumented immigrant families:

Via The New York Times's Caitlin Dickerson and Zolan Kanno-Youngs, Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents are beginning nationwide raids on Sunday to arrest thousands of undocumented immigrant families. https://nyti.ms/2JGktXl

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Where the raids will happen: In at least 10 major cities in the United States, including Miami, Los Angeles, Baltimore and Chicago. https://nyti.ms/2LgBDhL

How many immigrants will be targeted: At least 2,000 immigrants. Some are being deported for failing to appear in court. 

Where the deported immigrants will go: Family detention centers in Pennsylvania and Texas until travel documents are prepared. If the detention centers run out of space, some families will be placed in hotels.

Timing -- this was actually scheduled to happen in June: President Trump delayed the raids in June, "but he threatened to unleash Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents in two weeks if Democrats do not submit to changes in asylum law they have long opposed." https://nyti.ms/2LgBDhL

Everything we know so far: https://nyti.ms/2JGktXl

  

HAPPENING FRIDAY:

Vice President Pence invited a bipartisan delegation from the Senate Judiciary Committee to visit the border on Friday. Yeah, but: Nine of the 10 Democrats on the committee told The Hill they are not attending. http://bit.ly/2LfUadR

  

IN CONGRESS

AOC is publicly fighting her boss:

In an interview with The Washington Post's Rachael Bade and Mike DeBonis, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-CortezAlexandria Ocasio-CortezAyanna Pressley's 'squad' of congresswomen offers support after she opens up about alopecia Here are the 10 senators who voted against Trump's North American trade deal Artist paints Michelle Obama, other women as battered in campaign against domestic violence MORE (D-N.Y.) accused Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiREAD: House impeachment managers' trial brief Desperate Democrats badmouth economy even as it booms Pelosi offers message to Trump on Bill Maher show: 'You are impeached forever' MORE (D-Calif.) of singling out newly elected women of color. https://wapo.st/2NO0PhG

In AOC's words: "When these comments first started, I kind of thought that she was keeping the progressive flank at more of an arm's distance in order to protect more moderate members, which I understood. ... But the persistent singling out ... it got to a point where it was just outright disrespectful ... the explicit singling out of newly elected women of color." 

 

THEN LATE THIS MORNING -- CNN ASKED AOC ABOUT HER PELOSI CRITICISM:

CNN's Manu Raju asked Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) whether she stands by her comments about Pelosi. AOC's response: "Well I think it's really just pointing out a pattern, right? We're not talking just about progressives, it's singling out four individuals and knowing the media environment we're operating in ... knowing the amount of death threats we get, knowing the amount of concentration of attention, I think it's worth asking why."  http://bit.ly/2LhRJaS

Raju asked AOC whether she believes Pelosi is racist: "No, no, absolutely not, absolutely not." http://bit.ly/2Jy9GyA

 

PELOSI WAS ALSO ASKED ABOUT THE COMMENTS:

During Speaker Nancy Pelosi's (D-Calif.) weekly press conference, she said she is done talking about the feud with the "squad."  http://bit.ly/2Ldcbd3

In Pelosi's words: "They took offense because I addressed, at the request of my members, an offensive tweet that came out of one of the members' offices that referenced our Blue Dogs and our New Dems essentially as segregationists. Our members took offense at that. I addressed that. How they're interpreting and carrying it to another place is up to them ... But I'm not going to be discussing it any further. I said what I'm going to say." http://bit.ly/2Ldcbd3

Livestream of Pelosi's press conference this morning: http://bit.ly/2Sanq6t

  

STOP FIGHTING, YOU GUYS!:

Via The Hill's Cristina Marcos and Mike Lillis, "House Democrats are scrambling to pick up the pieces following one of their biggest ruptures since seizing the House majority in the historic elections of last fall." http://bit.ly/2JFGCFi

From Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) yesterday: Pelosi reprimanded House Democrats at a closed-door meeting yesterday for publicly criticizing each other over policy disputes.

How this could play out: http://bit.ly/2JFGCFi

 

TIDBIT FROM MAY -- WHAT'S YOUR NAME, DEAR?: 

The Washington Post is reporting that after acting White House budget director Russell Vought spoke during a meeting in May, Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) asked, "What was your name again, dear?" http://bit.ly/2JETKdL

   

ON THE CAMPAIGN TRAIL

Dem senators: 'Cough cough, cou-DROP OUT-gh, cough':

Via The Hill's Alexander Bolton, Senate Democrats are hoping a few of the 2020 Democratic candidates will follow Rep. Eric SwalwellEric Michael SwalwellMartha McSally fundraises off 'liberal hack' remark to CNN reporter Enes Kanter sees political stardom — after NBA and WWE Swalwell pens op-ed comparing Trump impeachment to XYZ Affair MORE's (D-Calif.) lead and drop out of the presidential race. http://bit.ly/2LfQzfR

Not to name names but...: "Democratic senators also see a potential silver lining to a narrowing field: They are holding out hope that candidates like Montana Gov. Steve Bullock (D), former Colorado Gov. John HickenlooperJohn HickenlooperHickenlooper raised .8 million for Colorado Senate bid in fourth quarter of 2019 George Conway group releases ad targeting GOP senator: 'You're just another Trump servant' The 5 most vulnerable senators in 2020 MORE (D) and former Rep. Beto O'RourkeBeto O'RourkeBiden calls for revoking key online legal protection Trump mocks Booker over suspended presidential campaign Julián Castro endorses Warren in 2020 race MORE (D-Texas) could still run for the Senate."

From Senate Democratic Whip Dick DurbinRichard (Dick) Joseph DurbinSunday shows preview: Lawmakers gear up for Senate impeachment trial Parnas pressure grows on Senate GOP Overnight Defense: Book says Trump called military leaders 'dopes and babies' | House reinvites Pompeo for Iran hearing | Dems urge Esper to reject border wall funding request MORE (Ill.): "I'd like to get the debate into a one-night event. Right now, with 25 or whatever the number is, that's hard to do."

From Sen. Jon TesterJonathan (Jon) TesterPelosi set to send impeachment articles to the Senate next week Pelosi says she'll send articles of impeachment to Senate 'soon' Pressure building on Pelosi over articles of impeachment MORE (D-Mont.): "It has to narrow down." Specifically: "For the supporters of Yang, I apologize, and the lady who writes the books." He means Marianne WilliamsonMarianne WilliamsonMarianne Williamson drops out of 2020 race Bill Press: Don't forget about Amy 2020 Democrats: Iran airstrike 'reckless,' 'could cost countless lives' MORE

 

NOTABLE TWEETS

He had a dad joke locked and loaded!:

Watch: http://bit.ly/2LfXzti

 

ON TAP

The House and Senate are in. President Trump is in Washington, D.C. Vice President Pence is in California.

11 a.m. EDT: The Senate had several roll call votes. The Senate's full schedule today: http://bit.ly/2JDm40a

11:45 a.m. EDT: President Trump received an intelligence briefing.

1:05 p.m. EDT: Vice President Pence and Karen PenceKaren Sue PenceThe Hill's 12:30 Report: Senate receives impeachment articles as trial opens The Hill's Morning Report - Dems to lay out impeachment case to senators next week The Hill's 12:30 Report: Trump says Iran 'standing down' after missile strike MORE visit the Naval Amphibious Base Coronado.

1:30 p.m. EDT: First votes in the House. The House's full schedule today: http://bit.ly/2JARxjC

3:45 p.m. EDT: President Trump speaks at the Presidential Social Media Summit in the East Room of the White House. 

5 p.m. EDT: Last votes in the House. 

9:10 p.m. EDT: Vice President Pence speaks at a Trump campaign dinner in Rancho Santa Fe, Calif.

July 17: Special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) Swan MuellerSchiff: Trump acquittal in Senate trial would not signal a 'failure' Jeffries blasts Trump for attack on Thunberg at impeachment hearing Live coverage: House Judiciary to vote on impeachment after surprise delay MORE will testify before the House Judiciary and Intelligence committees. http://bit.ly/2Llw8gS

  

WHAT TO WATCH

1 p.m. EDT: Former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenBiden alleges Sanders campaign 'doctored video' to attack him on Social Security record Sanders campaign responds to Biden doctored video claims: Biden should 'stop trying to doctor' public record Capt. "Sully" Sullenberger pens op-ed in defense of Biden: 'I stuttered once, too. I dare you to mock me' MORE gives a foreign policy speech. Livestream: https://cs.pn/2JGOiaB

2:45 p.m. EDT: Vice President Pence delivers remarks to members of the U.S. Coast Guard. Livestream: http://bit.ly/2JAHQBW

5 p.m. EDT: President Trump announces executive action on the citizenship census question. 

 

NOW FOR THE FUN STUFF...

Today is National Mojito Day!

  

Flurpies!:

7-Eleven is giving out free Slurpees today. Details: https://cnn.it/2JFPavS

 

And because you read until the end, meet Winston, the 7-week-old puppy. He is exhausted but refuses to miss out on the fun: http://bit.ly/2LjEt5w