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

Wisconsin Democrats shell-shocked in 2016 have regrouped for 2018, 2020

Donald Trump’s romp through white, working-class America in 2016 was nowhere more traumatic for Democrats than in Wisconsin, which flipped for a Republican president for the first time since 1984. Two years later, shell-shocked Democrats are picking up the pieces, pouring money and resources into Wisconsin in a test run for 2020. > POLITICO

Gun by her side, Vukmir’s first campaign TV ad talks of threats

With a holstered handgun next to her on a dining room table, Republican U.S. Senate candidate Leah Vukmir promises in her first television ad of the campaign released Monday to stand with President Donald Trump just as she did against death threats in Wisconsin. > AP News

Pocan among Dem lawmakers visiting immigration centers in South Texas

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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

 

Gallagher discusses his take on North Korea summit

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Details about the U.S.-North Korea summit are being examined and some skepticism is emerging. Wisconsin’s U.S. Rep. Mike Gallagher spoke with NPR’s Ari Shapiro about the need he sees for caution on North Korea moving forward. Listen or read the transcript here.

Dems keep getting good news out of a state that crushed their spirits in 2016 (aka, Wisconsin)

Trump pulled off the upset in Wisconsin in 2016. But with two special election victories, a state Supreme Court win, and much tighter margins where Republicans managed to still win in the state since Trump took office, Wisconsin Democrats are turning the tables in 2018. > Slate

Baldwin, Johnson in general agreement on summit between U.S. and North Korea

A meeting between the leaders of the United States and North Korea was short but historic, and ended in a deal being struck. But Democrats and Republicans remain skeptical and are demanding Congressional approval of any deal. > ABC 18 Eau Claire