The Hill's 12:30 Report: Trump hits media over 'send her back' coverage

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The Hill's 12:30 Report: Trump complains of 'crazed' media coverage of 'send her back' chant | How the Trump rally rattled Republicans | Biden, Harris rematch set for second Democratic debate | Lawmakers game plan for Mueller testimony | Trump taps Scalia's son for Labor chief | Apollo 11 anniversary | Where to celebrate | How a 10-year-old helped the astronauts return | East coast, Midwest suffer through brutal heat wave | National Ice Cream Day deals Sunday 

  

50 YEARS AGO NOW

'We went to the moon in 1969. That's when we made a landing that was luuuuuunar':

 http://bit.ly/2JHlcZR millennials will remember this song reference ;)

50 years ago Saturday, Neil ArmstrongBuzz Aldrin and Michael Collins became the first humans to land on the moon. https://go.nasa.gov/2JG7ruj

What time to mark their spacecraft landing on the moon: 4:17 p.m. EDT, Saturday.

Photos from inside Mission Control during the landing: These photos give me chills! https://cnn.it/2JHgAD1

What does the Apollo 11 landing site look like now: Via The Atlantic's Marina Korenhttp://bit.ly/2JDGBmx

Never-before-seen footage: Here is footage of scientists examining moon samples for signs of life: https://fxn.ws/2JHzl9s 
 

FASCINATING STORY -- HOW A 10-YEAR-OLD HELPED THE ASTRONAUTS RETURN TO EARTH:

Via NPR's "Morning Edition," "After Apollo 11 began its departure from the moon, a problem arose -- a bearing had broken in the dish antenna needed to track the ship. Without it, NASA risked losing the ability to communicate with the capsule as it approached Earth. Scrambling to find a solution, Charles [Force, a NASA official] called home, hoping that [his son] Greg's child-size dimensions could be of assistance. He asked Greg to come to the tracking station and squeeze his arm through the antenna's access hole and pack grease around the bearing." Read or listen to the full story -- wow: https://n.pr/2JGgYSj

 

IF YOU CLICK ONE THING -- WATCH AND LISTEN TO THE MISSION IN REAL-TIME:

Check out this website with audio, video and a full play-by-play of the mission. I've been tuning in to the stream all week. Listen and watch: http://bit.ly/2LSMNc1

 

'WHEN APOLLO 11 LANDED ON THE MOON, MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL STOOD STILL: 

Via The Washington Post's Scott Allen: https://wapo.st/2GkuXLl

  

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Yikes: The Capital Weather Gang tweeted, "Congrats DC region! The 89-90 degrees at 10a are around the hottest in the nation. We have company in Phoenix and Death Valley." http://bit.ly/2JEk2y0

  

PLACES TO CELEBRATE THE APOLLO ANNIVERSARY:

If you're in New York, N.Y.: Here's a list of celebrations: https://nyti.ms/2JGiZxR

Do it yourself: A mall in Staten Island has a virtual reality simulation of the landing. Details: http://bit.ly/2JFcJq0

If you're in Washington, D.C.: A big celebration is happening on the National Mall today and tomorrow. Here's the schedule: http://bit.ly/2JEhcck

The Washington Monument looks beautiful!: The Saturn V Rocket is being projected onto the Washington Monument. Photos -- wow: http://bit.ly/2JGPVpW

If you're in Los Angeles: Here's a list of shows and exhibitions this weekend to celebrate the landing: https://lat.ms/2JEqi8W

Full schedule of celebrations from NASA: https://go.nasa.gov/2JH1T2N 

  

Buzz Aldrin approves!:

  

IN THE WHITE HOUSE

Soo, uhh, I'm guessing the White House holiday party for journalists isn't back on this year?:

President TrumpDonald John TrumpGraham to introduce resolution condemning House impeachment inquiry Support for impeachment inches up in poll Fox News's Bret Baier calls Trump's attacks on media 'a problem' MORE complained about the "crazed" media coverage about the "send her back" chants at his North Carolina rally. http://bit.ly/2JHJZgh

Trump tweeted: "It is amazing how the Fake News Media became 'crazed' over the chant 'send her back' by a packed Arena (a record) crowd in the Great State of North Carolina, but is totally calm & accepting of the most vile and disgusting statements made by the three Radical Left Congresswomen ...  Mainstream Media, which has lost all credibility, has either officially or unofficially become a part of the Radical Left Democrat Party. It is a sick partnership, so pathetic to watch!" Read Trump's full tweets: http://bit.ly/2JHKeYJ

 

HOW FEARS OF VIOLENCE ARE GROWING:

http://bit.ly/2JHzJVr

 

HOW THE GOP WAS RATTLED BY THE TRUMP RALLY:

http://bit.ly/2JG7kyS

  

Trump taps Scalia's son for Labor secretary:

President Trump announced last night that he is nominating Eugene Scalia, the son of the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, to be Labor Secretary. http://bit.ly/2LZW6Xt

Trump tweeted about his pick: "Gene has led a life of great success in the legal and labor field and is highly respected not only as a lawyer, but as a lawyer with great experience working with labor and everyone else. He will be a great member of an Administration that has done more in the first 2 ½ years than perhaps any Administration in history!"

  

IN CONGRESS

Happening Wednesday -- Mueller time:

House lawmakers are getting ready for next week's hearings with former special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) Swan MuellerFox News legal analyst says Trump call with Ukraine leader could be 'more serious' than what Mueller 'dragged up' Lewandowski says Mueller report was 'very clear' in proving 'there was no obstruction,' despite having 'never' read it Fox's Cavuto roasts Trump over criticism of network MORE

Details of the hearings: Mueller is scheduled to first testify with the House Judiciary Committee for three hours, followed by two hours before the House Intelligence Committee. 

What to expect in the Judiciary Committee's questioning: "Committee staff told reporters Thursday that many questions will focus on five particular episodes laid out in Volume II of the report, including Trump's instruction to former White House counsel Don McGahn to have Mueller removed and Trump's effort to have former campaign aide Corey LewandowskiCorey R. LewandowskiCash surge puts more Senate races in play Lewandowski told by Fox Business host he was being 'a little slurry' during interview The Hill's Morning Report - New impeachment battle: Pompeo vs. House Dems MORE persuade then-Attorney General Jeff SessionsJefferson (Jeff) Beauregard SessionsSanctuary city policies are a threat to decent people Trump attacks Sessions: A 'total disaster' and 'an embarrassment to the great state of Alabama' Ocasio-Cortez fires back at Washington Times after story on her 'high-dollar hairdo' MORE to limit the investigation."

What to expect in the Intelligence Committee's questioning: "Intelligence lawmakers, on the other hand, are expected to focus on the contacts between the Trump campaign and Russia laid out in Volume I."

Don't expect too many fireworks from Mueller: Robert Mueller has said the report ~is~ his testimony, so he is not expected to say much that is not written in the report. 

What Democrats want to get out of the hearings: Democrats want Mueller to outline to the American people what he found in the report.

What Republicans want to get out of the hearings: Republicans will finally get a chance to question the investigation that plagued the Trump administration for 22 months. 

Everything we know about the upcoming hearings: http://bit.ly/2JGbh6U

 

TIDBIT -- AHH, LIFE ON THE PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN TRAIL:

"[Senate Minority Leader Charles SchumerCharles (Chuck) Ellis SchumerTurkey says soldier killed despite cease-fire in Syria Schumer calls for FDA to probe reports of contaminated baby food How Trump and Pelosi went from bad to worse MORE (D-N.Y.)] to [Sen. Kirsten GillibrandKirsten GillibrandSanders seeks spark from Ocasio-Cortez at Queens rally Overnight Defense — Presented by Boeing — House passes resolution rebuking Trump over Syria | Sparks fly at White House meeting on Syria | Dems say Trump called Pelosi a 'third-rate politician' | Trump, Graham trade jabs Senate confirms Trump's Air Force secretary pick MORE (D-N.Y.)] as they leave press conference together: 'Have fun fundraising'" (Via Politico's Burgess Everett)  http://bit.ly/2JN9V92

 

ON THE CAMPAIGN TRAIL

Debate lineups are set:

The lineups were drawn for the next round of Democratic primary debates on July 30 and 31, hosted by CNN. https://cnn.it/2M2HKWg

 

On July 30: Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersOvernight Health Care — Presented by Partnership for America's Health Care Future — ObamaCare premiums dropping for 2020 | Warren, Buttigieg shift stances on 'Medicare for All' | Drug companies spend big on lobbying Mellman: Trumping peace and prosperity Tlaib to join Sanders at campaign rally in Detroit MORE (I-Vt.), Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth Ann WarrenOvernight Health Care — Presented by Partnership for America's Health Care Future — ObamaCare premiums dropping for 2020 | Warren, Buttigieg shift stances on 'Medicare for All' | Drug companies spend big on lobbying Mellman: Trumping peace and prosperity On The Money: Waters clashes with Trump officials over 'disastrous' housing finance plan | Dems jump into Trump turf war over student loans | House passes bill targeting anonymous shell companies MORE (D-Mass,) South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete ButtigiegPeter (Pete) Paul ButtigiegOvernight Health Care — Presented by Partnership for America's Health Care Future — ObamaCare premiums dropping for 2020 | Warren, Buttigieg shift stances on 'Medicare for All' | Drug companies spend big on lobbying Poll: Biden holds 2 point lead over Sanders nationally Saagar Enjeti: Warren, Buttigieg don't stand a chance against Trump MORE, former Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D-Texas), Sen. Amy KlobucharAmy Jean KlobucharHillicon Valley: Zuckerberg would support delaying Libra | More attorneys general join Facebook probe | Defense chief recuses from 'war cloud' contract | Senate GOP blocks two election security bills | FTC brings case against 'stalking' app developer Senate Republicans block two election security bills Warren overtakes Sanders in new poll MORE (D-Minn.), former Colorado Gov. John HickenlooperJohn HickenlooperThe Hill's 12:30 Report: Trump seeks distance from Syria crisis Gardner dodges questions about Trump's call for Biden probe 2020 Presidential Candidates MORE, former Rep. John DelaneyJohn Kevin DelaneyWarren, Yang fight over automation divides experts The Hill's Campaign Report: Biden camp faces new challenges Warren's surge brings new scrutiny to signature wealth tax MORE (D-Md.), Rep. Tim RyanTimothy (Tim) John RyanThe Hill's Campaign Report: Biden camp faces new challenges Third-quarter fundraising sets Sanders, Warren, Buttigieg apart The Hill's 12:30 Report: Hunter Biden speaks out amid Ukraine controversy MORE (D-Ohio), author Marianne WilliamsonMarianne WilliamsonMarianne Williamson on impeachment: Trump's actions 'too perilous' not to continue inquiry Marianne Williamson: DNC is 'dictating' rather than 'facilitating the process of democracy' Marianne Williamson explains how she, Tulsi, and Yang have been marginalized MORE and Montana Gov. Steve BullockSteve BullockSuper PAC seeks to spend more than million supporting Yang The Hill's Campaign Report: Biden camp faces new challenges Private flight spending soars in Democratic presidential race MORE (D).

 

On July 31: Former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenSupport for impeachment inches up in poll Overnight Defense: Trump's Syria envoy wasn't consulted on withdrawal | McConnell offers resolution urging Trump to rethink Syria | Diplomat says Ukraine aid was tied to political investigations Democrats say they have game changer on impeachment MORE, Sen. Kamala HarrisKamala Devi HarrisSaagar Enjeti: Warren, Buttigieg don't stand a chance against Trump Warren overtakes Sanders in new poll The Hill's 12:30 Report: Trump faces backlash for comparing impeachment to 'lynching' MORE (D-Calif.), Sen. Cory BookerCory Anthony BookerProgressive commentator: Voters becoming weary of Warren policy proposals Saagar Enjeti: Warren, Buttigieg don't stand a chance against Trump The Hill's 12:30 Report: Trump faces backlash for comparing impeachment to 'lynching' MORE (D-N.J.), Rep. Tulsi GabbardTulsi GabbardHillary Clinton has said she'd consider 2020 race if she thought she could win: report Biden, Gabbard suffer hits to favorability after debate The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Better Medicare Alliance - Trump's impeachment plea to Republicans MORE (D-Hawaii), former Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julián Castro, New York Mayor Bill de BlasioBill de BlasioTwo members of far-right 'Proud Boys' sentenced to prison for part in New York street brawl New York City lawmakers vote to close Rikers Island jail by 2026 2020 Presidential Candidates MORE, Sen. Michael BennetMichael Farrand BennetThe Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Better Medicare Alliance - Trump's impeachment plea to Republicans Bennet, Udall aim to conserve 30 percent of US lands by 2030 From learning on his feet to policy director MORE (D-Colo.), Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.), Washington Gov. Jay Inselee (D) and businessman Andrew YangAndrew YangSaagar Enjeti: Warren, Buttigieg don't stand a chance against Trump Warren overtakes Sanders in new poll Poll: Biden leads Warren by 15 points in California MORE.

 

EIGHT TAKEAWAYS FROM THE LINEUPS: 

https://cnn.it/2M0ua5W

  

IN OTHER NEWS

Be careful this weekend:

The East Coast is experiencing excessive heat through early next week.

How long the heat will last -- The Weather Channel's forecast: https://wxch.nl/2LYifFL

  

NOTABLE TWEETS:

*nervous laugh*:

 

ON TAP

The House and Senate are out. President Trump and Vice President Pence are in Washington, D.C. Trump heads to Bedminster, N.J., this afternoon. 

11:45 a.m. EDT: President Trump, first lady Melania TrumpMelania TrumpMelania Trump breaks ground on new White House tennis pavilion Overnight Health Care — Presented by Coalition Against Surprise Medical Billing — Buttigieg unveils aggressive plan to lower drug prices | Supreme Court abortion case poses major test for Trump picks | Trump takes heat from right over vaping crackdown Kroger to stop sales of e-cigarettes at stores MORE and Vice President Pence take a photo commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing.

3 p.m. EDT: President Trump leaves for Bedminster, N.J.

5:30 p.m. EDT: President Trump holds a roundtable with supporters in Bedminster, N.J.

6 p.m. EDT: President Trump speaks at a joint fundraising committee dinner in Bedminster, N.J.

Saturday: The 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing. Op-ed: http://bit.ly/2O3OFRV 

3 p.m. EDT Monday: The Senate meets next.

 

WHAT TO WATCH

This morning: Secretary of State Mike PompeoMichael (Mike) Richard PompeoTrump hotel cancels Christian aid group's event to support the Kurds: report Pence on Syria: 'Our troops are coming home' House calls on Russia to release Paul Whelan or else provide evidence of wrongdoing MORE gives remarks on counterterrorism at a Western Hemisphere Counterterrorism Ministerial event in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Livestream: https://cs.pn/2JDCsit

  

NOW FOR THE FUN STUFF...

Today is National Daiquiri Day! And for planning purposes, Sunday is National Ice Cream Day!

To celebrate: Here's a list of ice cream deals on Sunday: http://bit.ly/2XO2ZCp

  

This kid's going places:

A police department received multiple calls about a little boy with a sign selling "ICE COLD BEER." When they arrived, they realized the word "root" was written in a small font above "beer." Photo of the police officers posing with the boy and his sign: https://cbsn.ws/2M2qqRx

 

And because this is pretty crazy, here are 10 toads escaping a storm by hitching a ride on a snake's back. This looks like the Friday afternoon Acela: http://bit.ly/2M4lFqr