THE LATEST ON DISASTER RELIEF — SCOOP via JENNIFER SCHOLTES and JOHN BRESNAHAN: “White House might need another $1.4B as border crisis blows past ‘high-end estimate’”: “The White House cautioned congressional leaders Friday that the situation at the U.S.-Mexico border has “continued to deteriorate” since President Donald Trump first requested $4.5 billion in emergency funding this month and that $1.4 billion more could be needed.
“In a letter to leaders on Capitol Hill obtained by POLITICO, the acting White House budget director said the number of unaccompanied immigrant children crossing the nation’s Southern border ‘has increased dramatically to unprecedented levels’ and is ‘exceeding the previous high-end estimate.’
“At this rate, the Department of Health and Human Services will soon burn through all money available for services that involve the ‘immediate welfare’ and ‘safety of human life,’ said OMB’s Russell Vought.” POLITICO
THE DEMOCRATIC FRONTRUNNER — JOE BIDEN will deliver a kick off speech this afternoon in Philadelphia. The campaign is viewing it as an “informal bookend” to their three-week launch. While Biden and other candidates, most recently NYC Mayor Bill De Blasio, have focused on their ability to fight back against Trump, today the former VP will look to make the case for unity.
— WHAT HE WILL SAY: “So why do we begin this journey in this place – Philadelphia? Because this was the birthplace of our democracy. It was here that two of the most important documents in the world’s history were written.
“In 1776, the Declaration of Independence: ‘We hold these truths to be self-evident.’ Those words formed the American creed. Equality. Equity. Fairness. America didn’t live up to that promise for most of its people, for people of color, for women. But we are born of the idea that every single person in this country — no matter where you start in life — there’s nothing that’s beyond your capacity if you work hard enough for it.”
— ON THE UNITY FRONT: “Some say Democrats don’t want to hear about unity. That they are angry– and the angrier you are – the better. That’s what they are saying to have to do to win the Democratic nomination. Well, I don’t believe it. I believe Democrats want to unify this nation. That’s what we’ve always been about. Unity.
“If the American people want a president to add to our division, to lead with a clenched fist, closed hand and a hard heart, to demonize the opponents and spew hatred — they don’t need me. They already have a President who does just that. I am running to offer our country – Democrats, Republicans and Independents – a different path.”
— IT’S WORTH NOTING: The massive Democratic field has largely played nice against each other, but look for other Dems to sharpen their attacks against Biden as they try to push back against the sense of inevitability for Biden’s general election candidacy.
— “Cedric Richmond eyed for role on Biden campaign,” by John Bresnahan and Heather Caygle: “Rep. Cedric Richmond is looking to play a formal role in Joe Biden’s presidential campaign, possibly even as a campaign co-chair, according to Democratic sources.”
BERNIE’S SOVIET TIES — HOLLY OTTERBEIN in Burlington, Vt.: “Bernie’s mystery Soviet tapes revealed”: “It’s 1988 and newlywed Bernie Sanders is in the Soviet Union with his wife, Jane, handing out gifts to the mayor of a midsized city they’ve befriended. … ‘I have met many fine mayors in the United States,’ Sanders says, ‘but I want to say that one of the nicest mayors I’ve ever met is the mayor of Yaroslavl.’ At another point, a member of Sanders’ delegation hands a Russian woman a small American flag. ‘If you’re wondering what’s wrong with capitalism, it’s made in Hong Kong,’ he jokes. ‘Sorry about that.’ The scene is part of 3½ hours of raw, never publicly seen footage of the trip Sanders took to the Soviet Union that year — his ‘honeymoon.’
“POLITICO viewed the tapes this week, along with a forgotten hourlong episode of a TV show created by Sanders that featured the same trip, at the offices of a Vermont government access channel. … The hours of footage include a scene of Sanders sitting with his delegation at a table under a portrait of Vladimir Lenin. Sanders can also be heard extolling the virtues of Soviet life and culture, even as he acknowledges some of their shortcomings. There are flashes of humor, too, such as his host warning the American guests not to cross the KGB, or else.” POLITICO
SCOOP – ALEX ISENSTADT, “Republicans take $400k from casino mogul accused of sexual assault”: “The national Republican Party has accepted nearly $400,000 in donations from disgraced ex-casino mogul Steve Wynn — a move that comes just over a year after he was accused of sexually harassing or assaulting employees over a decade-long period. Wynn gave $248,500 to the [RNC] and $150,000 to the [NRSC] in April, according to two people familiar with the contributions.
“The donations are set to be disclosed publicly later this month. Wynn, a longtime Republican Party donor whose net worth has been pegged at nearly $3 billion, stepped down as chairman of Wynn Resorts in January 2018 following accusations that he engaged in an extensive pattern of sexual misconduct toward female employees at his Las Vegas casino. Wynn, 77, also resigned his post as RNC finance chairman.” POLITICO
Good Saturday morning. THE PREAKNESS STAKES’ post time is 6:48 p.m. Eastern at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore and will air on NBC.
THE GOLF PRESIDENT — “Donald Trump posts first official score of 2019, and it’s 28 (!) strokes better than his last one,” by Golf.com’s Kevin Cunningham
FOR YOUR RADAR — AP: “U.S. warns airliners flying in Persian Gulf amid Iran tensions,” by Jon Gambrell in Dubai, United Arab Emirates: “U.S. diplomats warned Saturday that commercial airliners flying over the wider Persian Gulf faced a risk of being “misidentified” amid heightened tensions between the U.S. and Iran. The warning relayed by U.S. diplomatic posts from the Federal Aviation Administration underlined the risks the current tensions pose to a region crucial to global air travel. It came as Lloyd’s of London warned of increasing risks to maritime shipping in the region.” AP
— HAPPENING TUESDAY: Top administration officials will brief House lawmakers on Iran Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. in the CVC Auditorium. The invite
PALACE INTRIGUE — “Acting secretary blocked Stephen Miller’s bid for another DHS shakeup,” by WaPo’s Nick Miroff and Josh Dawsey: “An attempt by President Trump’s senior adviser Stephen Miller to engineer a new shake-up at the Department of Homeland Security was blocked this week by Kevin McAleenan, the department’s acting secretary, who said he might leave his post unless the situation improved and he was given more control over his agency, administration officials said.
“The closed-door clash flared over the fate of Mark Morgan, the former FBI official the president has picked to be the new director of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. With Morgan eager to move into the top job at ICE, Miller on Wednesday urged the president to have Morgan installed as the new commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) instead.
“McAleenan the next day told senior White House officials that he — not Miller — was in charge of the department, said three Trump administration officials, who spoke on the condition of anonymity to describe internal tensions one Trump aide likened to an ‘immigration knife fight.’ McAleenan also argued that he should make personnel decisions at his agency, or at least be involved in them, these people said, and that communication needed to improve. McAleenan met with Mick Mulvaney, the acting White House chief of staff, among others.” WaPo
— “Trump Administration Flying Migrants Out of Texas to Ease Overcrowding at Border,” by NYT’s Zolan Kanno-Youngs and Patricia Mazzei: “Hundreds of migrants are being flown from South Texas to holding cells in California by the Department of Homeland Security, in a move that officials said on Friday could be expanded by sending asylum seekers to processing centers throughout the United States, including the border with Canada. Customs and Border Protection officials said they began flying migrant families from overcrowded facilities in the Rio Grande Valley in Texas to San Diego on Tuesday. It is expected that as many as three flights, each carrying up to 135 migrants, will be scheduled each week. The agency also recently started flying migrants five times each week from the Rio Grande Valley to Del Rio, Tex. Nearly all of the migrants are traveling as families, including some with young children.” NYT
— ANITA KUMAR and DANIEL LIPPMAN, “Immigration activists stew over Pence’s role on immigration plan: Hard liners never forgave Pence for what they say was an ‘amnesty’ plan he offered as a congressman in 2006.”
NANCY COOK and ANDREW RESTUCCIA, “Trump aides try to quash tax hike rumors amid infrastructure talks”: “The White House is reassuring conservative leaders that it has no plans to hike the gas tax to help fund a massive infrastructure package that President Donald Trump hopes to negotiate with Congress. Both acting White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney and Russ Vought, Trump’s budget director, have repeatedly downplayed the possibility in private meetings with fiscal conservatives who are expressing alarm that Trump might embrace a massive tax increase. Concerns have specifically centered around a potential gas tax boost, an idea that Trump has flirted with during his presidency.” POLITICO
ABORTION WARS — “After Alabama Abortion Law, 3 Democrats Propose a New Strategy,” by NYT’s Maggie Astor: “Responding to a series of highly restrictive abortion laws aimed at overturning Roe v. Wade, several Democratic presidential candidates have called on Congress to codify abortion rights, signaling a newly aggressive approach in a debate whose terms have long been set by conservatives.
“Senator Cory Booker of New Jersey was first out of the gate on Wednesday, telling BuzzFeed News that if elected president, he would pursue legislation to guarantee abortion rights nationwide, superseding state restrictions, even if the Supreme Court overturned Roe. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand of New York promised the same on Thursday, and Senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts came forward Friday morning with a more detailed plan.” NYT
— GABBY ORR, “Trump’s silence on Alabama abortion bill is golden for activists: Aides and anti-abortion advocates have been advising the president to stay quiet, wary that his comments could bolster lawsuits challenging the new laws.”
— THE STEP BACK: “New abortion laws set battle lines for 2020,” by James Arkin and Alice Miranda Ollstein
THE INVESTIGATIONS — “No Mueller, no McGahn and stalled investigations leave House Democrats frustrated,” by WaPo’s Rachael Bade and Mike DeBonis: “An increasing number of House Democrats are frustrated by their stalled investigations into President Trump, with an uncooperative chief executive, their own leader’s reluctance about impeachment and courts that could be slow to resolve the standoff. Democrats have yet to hear from special counsel Robert S. Mueller III, who led the nearly two-year investigation into Russia interference in the 2016 election and possible involvement with the Trump campaign.
“Even with negotiations, the earliest Mueller could testify would be next month. And any hopes of former White house counsel Donald McGahn facing a congressional panel on Tuesday are slim, as the White House moves to block all current and former aides from cooperating with congressional inquiries. Weighing all options, Democrats have raised the specter of imposing fines or jailing people who ignore subpoenas, extreme measures that have prompted some legal experts to wonder whether Democrats have a strategy for this constitutional conflict.” WaPo
HMM – “Flynn contacted GOP Mueller critic while cooperating with special counsel,” by CNN’s Pamela Brown, Jeremy Herb, Katelyn Polantz and Kaitlan Collins: “While he was cooperating with special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation, former Trump national security adviser Michael Flynn contacted at least one member of Congress who was publicly criticizing the special counsel probe, according to messages obtained by CNN. Flynn sent Twitter direct messages to Rep. Matt Gaetz, encouraging the Florida Republican to ‘keep the pressure on.’
“It’s not clear if Flynn sent additional messages to other lawmakers. ‘You stay on top of what you’re doing. Your leadership is so vital for our country now. Keep the pressure on,’ Flynn wrote in an April 2018 message to Gaetz, which was obtained by CNN. On the evening Flynn sent the message to Gaetz, the lawmaker had appeared on Fox Business’ ‘Lou Dobbs Tonight’ where he criticized the Mueller investigation.” CNN
2020 WATCH … GILLIBRAND’S STRUGGLING PREZ BID — NYT’S SHANE GOLDMACHER: “Ms. Gillibrand raised less money from small contributors in her first quarter as a presidential candidate than she had in six of the eight previous quarters when she wasn’t running for president, according to federal campaign records. … Now, Ms. Gillibrand is making some changes. Her campaign is winding down the role for one of her longest-serving political and digital firms, Anne Lewis Strategies, where she spent $5.6 million in 2017 and 2018.
“That was nearly 60 cents of every dollar she spent, much of it to buy Facebook ads. Ms. Lewis’s firm received another $826,000 in Ms. Gillibrand’s first two-plus months as a presidential candidate — by far her single largest expenditure. This month, Ms. Gillibrand began to bring that digital work and ad buying ‘in-house,’ said [spokesperson Meredith] Kelly, leaning on two respected Democratic digital strategists, Gavrie Kullman and Emmy Bengtson, already on staff.” NYT
— @teddyschleifer: “New: Pete Buttigieg now has four scheduled fundraisers in Silicon Valley on Saturday, June 1. Invites here.” The invites
— “Kansas’ Kobach is weighing a Senate bid. National Republicans are ready to stop him,” by Lindsay Wise, Bryan Lowry and Jonathan Shorman in the Kansas City Star: “National Republicans are prepared to intervene in the Kansas Senate primary to ensure that conservative firebrand Kris Kobach does not win the party’s nomination should he run, multiple sources told the Kansas City Star. Kobach said last week that he is still ‘actively considering’ a bid for the U.S. Senate next year in Kansas.
“The seat will come open with the retirement of Republican Sen. Pat Roberts, 83, who announced in January that he would not run for re-election. Any anti-Kobach efforts by groups such as the [NRSC] or the Senate Leadership Fund likely would take the form of undermining Kobach without actively supporting any of the other GOP candidates running against him.” KC Star
NEW … “OUR CARTOON PRESIDENT” — COLD OPEN … “The Democrats Freak Out Over Cartoon Joe Biden’s Lead”
TRUMP’S SATURDAY — The president has nothing on his public schedule.
THE CRISIS IN VENEZUELA – “Venezuela’s Collapse Is the Worst Outside of War in Decades, Economists Say,” by NYT’s Anatoly Kurmanaev in Maracaibo, Venezuela: “Zimbabwe’s collapse under Robert Mugabe. The fall of the Soviet Union. Cuba’s disastrous unraveling in the 1990s. The crumbling of Venezuela’s economy has now outpaced them all. Venezuela’s fall is the single largest economic collapse outside of war in at least 45 years, economists say. … As the country’s economy plummeted, armed gangs took control of entire towns, public services collapsed and the purchasing power of most Venezuelans has been reduced to a couple of kilograms of flour a month.
“In markets, butchers hit by regular blackouts jostle to sell decomposing stock by sunset. Former laborers scavenge through garbage piles for leftovers and recyclable plastic. Dejected retailers make dozens of trips to the bank in hopes of depositing several pounds’ worth of bills made worthless by hyperinflation.” NYT
ALSO WORTH WATCHING — AP: “Australia’s ruling coalition appears headed to surprise win,” by Rob McGuirk in Canberra, Australia
BEYOND THE BELTWAY — “Meet the Fixers Pitting States Against Each Other to Win Tax Breaks for New Factories,” by WSJ’s Cezary Podkul: “Georgia rolls out a red carpet for them at the Masters Golf Tournament. Kentucky gets them tickets to the Kentucky Derby. Arkansas takes them on a private duck hunt with the governor. Utah recently arranged a private ski trip with an Olympic medalist.
“Such is the life of site selectors—consultants who jet around the country helping corporations decide where to build new headquarters, factories or expansion projects, often pitting communities against each other in multistate bidding wars to maximize tax breaks, grants, land deals and other incentives. As communities across America race to win such marquee projects, these middlemen have quietly become some of the most powerful consultants in corporate America.” WSJ
SCOOP — “U.S. Quietly Waters Down Another Communique on Gender Equality,” by Foreign Policy’s Robbie Gramer: “The Trump administration pushed the G7 nations to water down a declaration on gender equality last week as part of its broad effort to stamp out references to sexual and reproductive health in international institutions, according to people involved in the process and drafts reviewed by Foreign Policy.
“It is only the latest iteration of the administration’s hard-line stance against any language that might suggest approval of abortion in the official documents of international institutions that include the United States. The heavy-handed diplomatic strategy has put Washington at odds with European allies and drawn criticism from women’s advocacy groups for undercutting wider efforts to improve global gender equality.” FP
— “Where women call the shots,” by WaPo’s Emily Wax-Thibodeaux in Carson City, Nev.: “The nation’s first majority-female legislature is currently meeting in Nevada. Carson City may never be the same.”
BLOOMBERG’S SALEHA MOHSIN and JOE LIGHT: “Mnuchin Wins Almost $220,000 in Private-Jet Company Lawsuit”: “Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin won more than $200,000 in a lawsuit against a private-jet company after he claimed the company broke an agreement to reimburse him after he terminated his membership. The judgment issued May 14 orders JetCard Plus Inc. of Miami to pay $219,692 to Steven T. Mnuchin Inc., which the Treasury chief owns. JetCard sold members prepaid hours to fly on its jets. Mnuchin in September signed an agreement with JetCard that would terminate his company’s membership and JetCard would wire his company $202,668 by Oct. 1.” Bloomberg
CLICKER – “The nation’s cartoonists on the week in politics,” edited by Matt Wuerker — 12 keepers
GREAT WEEKEND READS, curated by Daniel Lippman, filing from Middlebury, Connecticut:
— “Why I (Still) Love Tech: In Defense of a Difficult Industry,” by Paul Ford in Wired: “I was exceptionally lucky to be born into this moment. I got to see what happened, to live as a child of acceleration. The mysteries of software caught my eye when I was a boy, and I still see it with the same wonder, even though I’m now an adult. I love the whole made world. But I can’t deny that the miracle is over, and that there is an unbelievable amount of work left for us to do.” Wired
— “Joe Exotic: A Dark Journey Into the World of a Man Gone Wild,” by Leif Reigstad in Texas Monthly: “He called himself the Tiger King and plastered his face on highway billboards in Texas and Oklahoma. He bred big cats, bears, baboons, and more. He lived, with a parade of partners, on the grounds of his private zoo. He threatened a rival with murder—repeatedly, on YouTube—and tried to hire a hit man to do the deed.” Texas Monthly
— “How an Anti-totalitarian Militant Discovered Ultranationalism,” by Bernard-Henri Lévy in The Atlantic: “After 30 years, I spoke with Viktor Orbán again.” The Atlantic
— “Primal Fear: Can Monkeys Help Unlock the Secrets of Trauma?” by Luke Dittrich in the NYT Magazine: “Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico’s ‘monkey island.’ The surviving primates could help scientists learn about the psychological response to traumatizing events.” NYT Magazine
— “If You Fear the Deep State, History Explains Why,” by John Gans in The Atlantic: “Unaccountable National Security Council staffers manage America’s foreign policy. Past reforms only amplified their influence.” The Atlantic
— “Why books don’t work,” by Andy Matuschak in Square Signals – per TheBrowser.com’s description: “Read a non-fiction book, and within a few days or weeks you will have forgotten all but a few key points. Our basic error is to think that complex knowledge can be relayed efficiently just by means of words on a page. No. To take in information you need to read slowly, think deeply, take notes; return later to the book, revise it, test yourself or have others test you. This is the scholarly method, and it does work; but it has no part in the standard reading model.” AndyMatuschak.org
— “James Ellroy finally has happiness in his sights,” by Leo Robson in the June/July issue of 1843 Magazine: “What happens when America’s darkest crime writer sees the light? Leo Robson meets him at home in Colorado to find out.” 1843 Magazine( h/t Longform.org)
— “The Brilliant Code Used by Concentration Camp Inmates to Tell the World About Nazi Experiments,” by Gil David in Haaretz: “‘As a sign that you have read this, send me a blue thread in a parcel’: The heroic tale of young Ravensbrück inmates whose coded messages to their families were no less than genius.” Haaretz
— “I trained myself to be less busy — and it dramatically improved my life,” by David Sbarra in Vox in Jan. 2017: “My overwhelming schedule left me exhausted and empty. Here’s how I fought back.” Vox
— “The Curse of Genius,” by Maggie Fergusson in the June/July issue of 1843 Magazine – per TheBrowser.com’s description: “Very brilliant children tend to have very difficult lives. Fast neural functioning makes them hyper-sensitive to physical and mental stimuli. They worry about everything. They sleep badly. Their classmates do not understand them. The ‘socially optimal’ IQ for a child is probably somewhere in the range of 125-155 — clever, but not too clever.” 1843 Magazine
MEDIAWATCH — DANA INTERVIEWS HER FORMER BOSS — @DanaPerino: “21 great minutes with 43. Learn the story of who really came up with ‘strategery’ in The Strategerist podcast”. Listen
— Luiza Savage will be executive director of cross-platform content at POLITICO. She most recently was executive director of POLITICO’s Canada project and led the editorial events portfolio before that.
TRANSITION — Frank Hugelmeyer will be president of the National Marine Manufacturers Association. He previously was president of the RV Industry Association.
WELCOME TO THE WORLD – Nirvi Shah, senior deputy editor at POLITICO, and Hemanth Nair, principal consultant at Vis-à-Vis Information Visualization and Analytics, welcomed daughter Aarya.
BIRTHWEEK (was yesterday): David Brancaccio turned 49
BIRTHDAYS: Tina Fey is 49 … Matt Yglesias … Erik Smith, founder of Blue Engine Message & Media and co-founder of Bully Pulpit Interactive (hat tips: Edith Gregson and Tim Burger) … Tim Chapman … Vox’s Libby Nelson … Querry Robinson (h/ts Tammy and Burger) … Sen. Tom Udall (D-N.M.) is 71 … POLITICO’s Bryan Bender, Cristiano Lima, Simona Lightfoot, Gaelle Louisgene and Felicia Figueiredo … Anthony Cruz is 26 (h/t Sally Fox) … NBC’s Josh Lederman … Alex Witt, deputy digital director at Cory 2020 … Gary Kopff … Teddy Nykiel … Abby Sugrue … Snap’s Sofia Rose Gross … Peter Watkins (h/t Blain Rethmeier) … Robin (Roberts) Winchell … Jason Meininger … Jules Kroll is 78 … Nate Denny … Apple’s Fay Sliger (h/t Fred Sainz) … Dana Singiser …
… Ezra Cohen-Watnick is 33 … Heather Swift (h/t Amanda House) … Clyde Haberman … Elsa Rinta-Kanto … Rokk Solutions’ Ryan Hughes (h/t Katy Summerlin) … Jennifer Foley Lisaius … Eliza Krigman, newsdesk editor at Gartner … Democrat Matt Gorman (h/t Adam Parkhomenko) … Julie Percha … Ariel Min … Farah Melendez, celebrating in Salt Lake City with her family and nephew Armani (h/t Geoff Burgan) … John Pouland … Pete Boogard of FWD.us … Nate Garvis … Caitlyn Reuss … Darla Marburger … Jonathan Broder … AP’s Meg Kinnard … Eric Trager … GMMB SVP Liz Oxhorn … Taylor West … Judy Boullet … Sam Graham-Felsen … Kari Lacosta … Caitlin Manaois … Katie Young … Brenda Kole … Shlomo Yanai, senior adviser at Moelis & Company, is 67.
THE SHOWS, by @MattMackowiak, filing from Austin:
“Meet the Press”: Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) … Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.). Panel: Rich Lowry, Janet Napolitano, Heidi Przybyla and Eugene Robinson
“This Week”: Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hawaii) … John Hickenlooper … Rep. Seth Moulton (D-Mass.) … David Petraeus. Panel: Jonathan Karl, Chris Christie, Heidi Heitkamp (D-N.D.) and Yvette Simpson
“State of the Union”: Sen. Mitt Romney (R-Utah) … Montana Gov. Steve Bullock. Panel: Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-Wash.), Rick Santorum, Bakari Sellers (D-S.C.) and Mia Love
“Face the Nation”: Homeland Security Acting Secretary Kevin McAleenan … Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) … Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) … David Maraniss. Panel: Peter Baker, Kristen Soltis Anderson, Jamelle Bouie, and Ed Wong
“Fox News Sunday”: Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) … Sen. Pat Toomey (R-Pa.). Panel: Ben Domenech, Julie Pace, Katie Pavlich and Mo Elleithee … “Power Player of the Week”: Robert Caro
“Sunday Morning Futures”: Rep. Doug Collins (R-Ga.) … House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) … Rep. Debbie Dingell (D-Mich.) … Trey Gowdy
“MediaBuzz”: Mollie Hemingway … Beverly Hallberg … Juan Williams … Chris Wallace … Susan Ferrechio … Emily Jashinsky
“Inside Politics”: Panel: Maggie Haberman, Jonathan Martin, Seung Min Kim and Jeff Zeleny
“Fareed Zakaria GPS”: Jim Sciutto and Robin Wright … Rana Foroohar … Kevin Rudd … Michael Pillsbury … Adam Gopnik
“Reliable Sources”: Panel: Irin Carmon, Jane Coaston and Oliver Darcy … Joe Lockhart … Catherine Hadro … Suzanne Craig … Brian Lowry
“Al Punto”: National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference president Rev. Samuel Rodriguez … Diego Maradona … Adryana Aldeen and Ana María Archila … Sen. Bob Menendez (D-N.J.) … Luis Coronel
“The Communicators”: US Telecom CEO Jonathan Spalter, questioned by Steven Overly … “Newsmakers”: Sen. Ben Cardin (D-Md.) … “Q&A”: David McCullough
“Kasie DC”: Rep. Ruben Gallego (D-Ariz.) … Rep. Anthony Brown (D-Md.) … Rep. Harley Rouda (D-Calif.) … Antonia Ferrier … Nina Totenberg … Julia Ainsley … Paul Kane … Jeremy Peters … Ken Vogel … Anna Palmer … Laura Barron Lopez … Alexi McCammond … Vaughn Hillyard … Ali Vitali
“Mack on Politics” weekly politics podcast with Matt Mackowiak (download on iTunes, Google Play, Spotify or Stitcher or listen at MackOnPoliticsPodcast.com: Tom Cotton.