. 1 Trump's Summer Vacation
Most presidents leave Washington DC every summer for a few weeks and relax – for President George H.W. Bush usually went to his family home in Maine. President George W. Bush liked his ranch in Crawford, Texas, during his time as Commander-in-Chief.
Presidents Bill Clinton and Barack Obama both favored the beaches of Martha's Vineyard, a Massachusetts island south of Cape Cod, reminiscing about the Kennedy clan.
And President Donald Trump spends part of each summer at his golf club in Bedminster, New Jersey. New York Times reporter Michael Shear said the president is going there sometime this summer – though Trump says he's not happy about it.
"All presidents are sensitive to vacation," Shear said. "Trump was defensive and made it clear he would not only play golf."
In fact, the president said he did not want to leave the city at all because "I like to work." (He spent quite a few weekends at Bedminster or at his Mar-a-Lago club in Florida.)
"The White House has not really said when it's going to start its summer vacation," Shear said, which I take for granted is tweeting everywhere and everywhere, given the President's inclination. Actually, being on vacation is not so different from the White House executive.
2. Challenges of collecting donations in the summer
3. Black Voters and Dismissal
4. Military Cases of Sexual Assault
The Senate Armed Forces Committee is having its confirmation hearings this week to Trump's election as deputy n chairmen of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
"It will be a balancing act for legislators on sexual assault," Demirjian said. "It's the first time since the Kavanaugh hearings that this has surfaced in Congress, addressing the same issues as the legislature rates these kinds of cases."
It's also an opportunity for Congress to take a broader look at how the military is investigating sexual assault, Demirjian said.
5. Three Big Numbers
By CNN Chief Correspondent John King :
"The Squad" allegedly heads the Democratic House – not Parliament Speaker Nancy Pelosi.
But Three House numbers in the past week give a closer look at the state of affairs: 219, 65 and 3.
So, read the tweets and GOP discussion points about how Pelosi lost control of her caucus on The Squad. And then count on expenses: Two-thirds of Republicans in the House of Representatives voted against the president's position, while more than 90% of Democrats persisted in voting for Pelosi.
Five are a relatively modest number and all five are solid to fairly solid GOP districts. By comparison, three dozen Republicans of the House of Representatives did not run for reelection in 2018. (Two House Democrats have announced to date that they will not seek re-election in 2020, there were 18 democratic retirements in 2018.)
However, keep an eye on this figure in both parties after the legislature's return from a summer break at home We move through the autumn and approach the election year. Retirements are a barometer of party optimism regarding the upcoming cycle. One Republican predicted, based on the preparations for early 2020, that a dozen or more members of the GOP House would quit by the end of the year.