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The Morning Briefing: SCOTUS, Immigration and Much, Much More

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders points to a reporter for a question during a press briefing at the White House, Monday, July 2, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Good Tuesday morning.

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

  • The President has lunch with the Secretary of Defense
  • President Trump delivers remarks at the Salute to Service dinner in White Sulphur Springs, WV

I have a condensed version of The Briefing for you today.

SCOTUS

Pro-abortion rights activists sending coat hangers to GOP senator: report

Trump expected to meet with 2nd female, 5th overall SCOTUS candidate Tuesday

CNN’s Chris Cillizza Gets Dragged For Tweet About Amy Coney Barrett’s ‘Appearance’

Liberal group launches $5 million push against Trump’s SCOTUS pick

Our new normal

Video shows a woman confronting EPA administrator Scott Pruitt in a Washington, DC restaurant

Man allegedly threatens to chop up GOP Sen. Rand Paul’s family with an ax

Capital Gazette shooting

Woman harassed for years by suspect in Capital Gazette shooting says she knew that if he ever carried out a mass shooting, it would target the newspaper

Police: Annapolis suspected killer sent threatening letters on day of shooting

Annapolis mayor: Trump declines request to lower US flags after Capital Gazette shootings

Immigration

First lady of Honduras tells citizens: Stop fleeing to US – we’ll do better

Merkel gives in: German chancellor agrees to tighten immigration policies

DHS Can’t Just Detain Asylum Seekers, Must Grant Parole Hearings, Judge Rules

Man who promised immigrants a place to stay molested girl: cops

ACLU Calls for Defunding Department of Homeland Security Until Agency Stops ‘Terrorizing Immigrants’

New Polling Reveals Percentage Of Democrats Who Support Open Borders. It Is Terrifying

Historical picture of the day:

Professor Albert Einstein began an Adirondacks vacation, July 3, 1936, with a nine-hour sailing lark that really wound up as a towing operation with a reporter’s speed boat on the pulling end. The mathematician is shown leaning against the mast of his boat at Saranac Lake, New York. (AP Photo)

Other morsels:

Nunes Calls For Testimony From 10 State Dept., Obama White House Officials On Surveillance Abuse

White House lashes out at Kamala Harris, Elizabeth Warren

Federal Facebook probe now includes FBI, SEC

Officer’s hesitation during Las Vegas shooting prompts review

Rachel Dolezal, also known as Nkechi Diallo, booked and released on welfare fraud, other charges

Attempt at transgender bathroom ballot initiative falls short in Montana

James Comey castigates NRA in new interview: Organization ‘sells fear’ in wake of mass murders

Antifa Furious That Democratic Socialists Left Them Hanging Once The Cops Showed Up

The top Democratic Senate recruit who’s ditching Chuck Schumer

Judge sets hearing in Flynn case

Mueller Has Likely Had ‘Secret’ Access to NRA Docs Revealing Origins of $30 Million Spent on 2016 Election

Facebook bug let as many as 800,000 blocked users see content

Brian Ross out at ABC News months after botched report on Donald Trump, Russia tanked stock market

Belgian couple arrested in plot to bomb Iranian opposition event attended by Giuliani, Gingrich

Harvey Weinstein indicted on three additional sex assault charges

Pompeo returning to North Korea, White House says

Have a great 4th of July, I’ll see you on the 5th!