John Legend slams Paul Ryan for tone-deaf Father’s Day tweet

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Musician John Legend had harsh words for Speaker Paul Ryan in response to the lawmaker’s Father’s Day tweet. Legend and his wife, model Chrissy Teigen, have been outspoken critics of President Trump’s “zero tolerance” policy to prosecute more migrants crossing the border illegally and separate detained families. > The Hill

Pocan among Dem lawmakers visiting immigration centers in South Texas


U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan was among eight Democratic members of Congress who visited the South Texas border Sunday to tour the Customs and Border Protection processing centers in the Rio Grande Valley. The lawmakers came, they say, to learn more about the agency’s processing of undocumented immigrants entering the U.S. > NBC News


Racine area residents grill gubernatorial candidates

Seven of the 10 major Democratic candidates for governor spoke with potential voters Wednesday evening in Racine, with most of the questions and discussion focusing on the Foxconn land acquisition process, immigration, and public education. > Racine Journal Times

Johnson sends strong message to Trump: Wisconsin needs more workers

U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson sent a strong message to the Trump administration on the need for more workers in Wisconsin: “There’s not one manufacturing plant in Wisconsin, not one dairy farm, not one resort that can hire enough people,” Johnson said. Unfortunately, the president’s Department of Homeland Security doesn’t seem to be listening. > Wisconsin State Journal

GOP measuring Paul Ryan for cement shoes

Whatever you think about about Paul Ryan, we can all agree that he’s been a good soldier for Republican priorities ever since Donald Trump took office. But some of his colleagues are trying to push him out before his intended retirement. This is the thanks he gets for masterminding their precious tax cuts? > Vanity Fair

Paul Ryan’s hold on Speaker’s job being tested by GOP infighting

Speaker Paul Ryan pledged to “run through the tape” and finish out his term when he announced last month that he would retire from Congress. But with Republicans in revolt on both his right and his left, Ryan is increasingly facing questions about whether he can manage to even stumble across the finish line. > NY Times

Ryan vents frustration over GOP infighting over immigration


A frustrated Speaker Paul Ryan chided House Republicans for election-season infighting over immigration that sank the party’s farm bill last week. “I think he said ‘gee whiz’ and ‘gosh’ and used the word ‘crap’ once,” Rep. Mark Amodei, R-Nev., said of Ryan’s remarks. “For Paul Ryan, ‘crap’ is pretty blue language.” > AP News