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Add The Note to stay up-to-date with ABC News latest news, videos and analysis. [19659004] He can argue with himself about the importance of the Midterms. But if President Donald Trump wants them to hold a referendum on himself and his agenda, he gets his wish.

Trump's visit to Nashville on Tuesday underscores the unmistakable trend: there is virtually no room between Trump and the Senate candidates hoping to hold his Republican majority this year. And the Republicans seem to comfort Trump's leadership far more than the Democrats argue against.

Trump's influence drove Senator Bob Corker out to run for another term in Tennessee, and kept him outside when he flirted with the return home.
In his place is MEP Marsha Blackburn, who faces only nominal opposition in the GOP in August. She will join nominees who have already emerged from states such as Indiana, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia, winning bouts focused on the most loyal Trump loyalists.

It is also said that while Trump will attack Tennessee's presumed Democratic candidate, Phil Bredesen, Bredesen already promises on television "to separate the message from the messenger."

"Look, I'm not running against Donald Trump," Bredesen said recently in an ad campaign.

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No, there is no law that requires immigration officials to separate children from their parents. But yes, federal officials are now forcibly extracting minors from parents suspected of illegally crossing the border (regardless of the age of minors), said members of the Trump administration and experts in the field.

The new practice was conceived and implemented by the Trump administration this spring and has nothing to do with "Democrats", despite false statements by the President on Twitter .

  PHOTO: Houses can be seen on the Mexican side of the US-Mexican border fence on April 6, 2018 in Jacumba, California. Sandy Huffaker / AFP / Getty Images
Homes are seen on the Mexican side of the US-Mexican border fence on April 6, 2018 in Jacumba, California.

Instead, the protocol is a consequence of a major policy change This decision, a decision to prosecute all reported illegal border crossings. For example, people who may be seeking asylum may not only be deported but also sent to jail.

The "100%" persecution policy raises serious questions: does it make sense to have profit-oriented prisons and detention centers? Are federal agents trained to limit trauma to children? Should the federal authorities trust that minors are in custody when they admitted the loss of 1,475 minors last year? If illegal border crossings have subsided but gang violence in Central America is over, does it make sense for the US Federal Government to seek the hardest and most cruel ways to deter those seeking refuge?

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Surveys in California will be completed exactly one week before today, and just seven days before the end, the Democrats outside the Golden State spent more than $ 8 million to avoid election conflicts in the congressional race.

An ABC News report from the Federal Election Commission records show that on Friday, various Democratic groups have spent a lot of money tsunami, stuffing mailboxes, and spamming social media.

These editions are in races in just three seats: the 39th, 48th and 49th Congressional Districts. All are in Southern California, and all are currently held by Republicans, of which only one – Rep. Dana Rohrabacher – is fighting for reelection.

  PHOTO: ep. Dana Rohrabacher, R-Calif., Attends a press conference on April 26, 2018, on the reform of medical cannabis research. Bill Clark / Getty Images
ep. Dana Rohrabacher, R-Calif., Attends a press conference on the reform of medical cannabis research on April 26, 2018.

Most of the money went to the 49th congressional district, a place vacant after Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif. Announced that he did not seek re-election.

There, two Republican-tuned Republicans were successful in rallying the traditionally conservative district, pulling out in front of the pack, threatening to knock the Democrats out of the race and effectively leveraging the so-called "blue wave" that the Democrats wanted to invade stop home victory.

California is the first state to elect a top-2 primary system for congressional elections this year. In a Top Two system, also called "Jungle Primary", the two candidates come with the most votes regardless of party affiliation to the parliamentary elections.

It would be catastrophic for the Democrats hoping to retake the house if they did not find a candidate in at least two of these Republican-led seats in Southern California.


  • President Trump is having lunch with Vice President Mike Pence and Minister of Housing and Urban Development Ben Carson at 12:15 pm
  • The President meets with Minister of Health Service Alex Azar and the director of the National Institutes of Health Francis Collins at 13:30
  • The President attends a roundtable with Nashville followers at 6 pm EDT
  • The President attends dinner with Nashville followers at 19.00. EDT
  • The President hosts the "Make America Great Again" rally in Nashville at 20.00. EDT
  • Defense Secretary James Mattis meets with Japanese Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera at 18.45. ET and with Indonesian Defense Minister Ryamizard Ryacudu at 20:30 ET in Honolulu, Hawaii.
  • US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo delivers an opinion on the release of the 2017 Annual Report on International Religious Freedom at 9:00.
  • Arlington National Cemetery holds wreath-laying ceremony at the grave of President John F. Kennedy in honor of his birthday at 10 am

    "The tragedy is that any person – Republican, Democrat or Independent – who has known me for some time and has some integrity, knows two things: I'm a good man and I'm an alcoholic. which I've ever made public. "- Republican Republican Republican Virginia, Thomas Garrett, announced Monday in a video recording that he is not seeking re-election and has yet to place another seat in the GOP House.


    Oil-rich Gulf states spend millions on Trump insiders. Even before the 2016 election, Qatar, the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia intensified their promotion of Trump Insider. (Ali Dukakis) https://abcn.ws/2GWLTVE

    Trump announces his achievements on Memorial Day, reporting on fallen soldiers. Two hours after firing a controversial tweet claiming fallen soldiers were proud of his political accomplishments, President Trump visited Arlington National Cemetery on Monday to attend a wreath-laying ceremony. (Alexander Mallin and Karen Travers) https://abcn.ws/2IWrSR4

    More military veterans are running at a time when there are fewer in Congress. More than 300 former service members have run or walked in this year's Midterms for the Congress. (Cheyenne Haslett and Luke Barr) https://abcn.ws/2kwrSfJ

    2018 primaries see Democratic participation, but GOP also shows signs of energy. In the thirteen states where the primaries took place in 2018, Democrats have seen a rise in voter turnout, which makes them confident that they are leveraging President Donald Trump's dissatisfaction and turning it into political gains. (John Verhovek) https://abcn.ws/2LzRkxc

    Trump accused Democrats of "terrible" immigration policies. The President's criticism of the "terrible" policy comes less than a month after US Attorney General Jeff Sessions has announced a "zero tolerance" approach to illegal border crossings. (Bill Hutchinson) https://abcn.ws/2kuYExS

    Former CIA chief unsure Trump "has done the necessary homework" about North Korea. The former intelligence official also discussed his concern that the call for North Korea to abandon its nuclear program completely "could end in a very bad place". (William Parsons and Cheyenne Haslett) https://abcn.ws/2xitN0Z

    Miller's agents inquired about Roger Stone, says Trump's supporters. Investigator of the Special Adviser Robert Mueller's team questioned a conservative London author about his interactions with longtime Trump Adviser Roger Stone as part of the investigation. (Pierre Thomas, Ali Dukakis and James Gordon Meek) https://abcn.ws/2L2DLFC

    Former President George H.W. Bush hospitalized. Former President George H.W. Bush was hospitalized on Sunday afternoon for hypertension and fatigue, his spokesman Jim McGrath said. (Meridith McGraw) https://abcn.ws/2siKzau

    The Republican Senator says Kim Jong Un will not denuclearize, "call peaceful gestures" a show. Republican Senator Marco Rubio, a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, said he was convinced that North Korea will not give up its nuclear program and his release of US prisoners and other gestures is "a show." Cheyenne Haslett) https://abcn.ws/2GVCVYN

    The Washington Post reports the announcement of Rep. Thomas Garrett about his alcoholism and not about re-election. https://wapo.st/2GYHCkz

    The New York Times reports a scheduled meeting between President Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Abe ahead of the summit with North Korea. https://nyti.ms/2kv0Ntt

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