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The Morning Briefing: Barbara Bush, RUSSIA, Immigration and Much, Much More

First Lady Barbara Bush poses with her dog Millie in 1990. (AP Photo/Doug Mills)

Good Wednesday morning.

Here is what’s on the president’s agenda today:

  • The president has a working lunch with the Prime Minister of Japan
  • President Trump hosts a joint press conference with the prime minister of Japan
  • The president and first lady have a social dinner with the prime minister of Japan and Mrs. Abe

I have a condensed version of the Briefing this morning.

R.I.P. Barbara Bush

Former first lady Barbara Bush dies at age 92

Attention seekers

John Podesta: Comey Is An ‘Idiot’

Meghan McCain faces off with Stormy Daniels on ‘The View’: ‘Seems like a publicity stunt’

Stormy Daniels reveals sketch of man who allegedly threatened her

RUSSIA “investigation”

Judge shoots down CNN request for audio of proceedings in Cohen case

WaPoABC poll: Majorities want more sanctions on Russia — and a summit

Americans have conflicting views of Mueller probe: polls

Trump anti-leak drive nets first guilty pleas

Mitch McConnell shuts down the idea of passing a bill to protect Mueller from being fired by Trump

Immigration

Justice Gorsuch Joins Supreme Court’s Liberals to Strike Down Deportation Law

New Jersey governor signs automatic voter registration bill

San Diego County Resists Sanctuary City Policy in Support of Trump Admin Lawsuit

Koch-backed groups are reigniting a push for a permanent DACA solution

Your Daily WTF

US trade rep spent nearly $1M to furnish offices: report

Historical picture of the day:

Familiar pipe on an open book, a cluttered desk and a blackboard covered with mathematical equations surround the empty chair in Dr. Albert Einstein’s office at the Institute for Advanced Study, at Princeton, New Jersey on April 18, 1955. The famous physicist died of a gall bladder ailment at the age of 76. (AP Photo/Jacob Harris)

Other morsels:

NBC/WSJ Poll: Hillary’s Extraordinary, Enduring Unpopularity

I wonder who planted this story Trump advised to stay out of House speaker race: Sources

Scalise allies upset over Ryan blindside on McCarthy endorsement

President Trump: U.S., North Korea already talking ‘at extremely high levels’

CIA Director Pompeo met with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un over Easter weekend

Trump reportedly wants to denuclearize North Korea by 2020

Starbucks manager who called police on two black customers reveals that there’s more to the story

The ACLU says there’s a large disparity in police stops in area where Starbucks arrest happened

‘London is DEBASED’ Morrissey rages at Sadiq Khan after violent epidemic

Woman tried to get into CIA headquarters with loaded gun

Missouri governor may have committed felony related to fundraising: state AG

Rubio taps head of Heritage Action as new chief of staff

Trump to hold rally on same night as White House correspondents’ dinner

In Chicago, more than $20 million in police misconduct settlements paid out in eight weeks

David Hogg is now pushing another boycott – here’s his newest target

Violent crime by juveniles up sharply since Broward County adopted PROMISE program

Rand Paul On Syria Chemical Attack — Maybe Assad Didn’t Do It

Senators leave classified briefing on Trump’s Syria policy ‘very unnerved’

Cannabis infused mascara promises to make your lashes long, not high

California has eight of 10 most polluted U.S. cities

Southwest Airlines plane’s engine explodes; 1 passenger dead

Thousands of apps in Google Play Store may be illegally tracking children, study finds

Law school dean: Disrupting free speech event was free speech

And that’s all I’ve got, now go beat back the angry mob!