Situational awareness: ABC green-lights “Roseanne” spinoff — without Roseanne. Working title: “The Conners" ... 10 episodes, airing Tuesdays at 8 p.m. (Statement)
Putin and Trump at APEC summit in Vietnam in November (Russian Presidential Press and Information Office/Handout/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
As President Trump's administration plans for a summit in Europe next month with Russia President Vladimir Putin, U.S. national-security officials tell Jonathan Swan and me that one of the most urgent issues will be Moscow's covert intrusion into American politics:
As preparations for the summit speed up on both sides, CNN reported that Russia has given the State Department a list of "known irritants" — diplomatic lingo for background issues that could interfere with bigger progress.
But for the U.S. side, the top issue is the threat of Russian hacking and intervention into this year's midterms and the 2020 elections:
Be smart: The issue poses a significant test for Trump, who has been criticized for doing too little to respond to Russian invasions of the 2016 election. He hates talking about the subject, fearing it'll raise questions about the legitimacy of his victory. So how insistent will he be when he has his chance with Putin?
"The U.S. military has been asked to get ready to house up to 20,000 immigrant children, ... as President Donald Trump’s efforts to roll back a widely condemned policy of separating children from their parents were beset by confusion," per Reuters:
A crisis that flew under the radar ... N.Y. Times p. A15, "In New York City, There Were Hints of a Crisis for Immigrant Children" ... Meghan Newman, a book publisher who lives a block away from a child care agency in East Harlem that has taken in children separated from their parents at the border (online: "16 and Alone, Inside a Center for Separated Children in New York"):
Go deeper ... WashPost: "Lawyers searching for migrants’ children encounter ‘a total labyrinth’: Parents endure chaotic attempts to reunite with their children."
A year ago, nearly half of Americans considered North Korea the greatest immediate threat to the United States. Today, that number has plummeted and fear of China has increased — to the point where the two nations are essentially tied, according to a new Axios/SurveyMonkey poll.
Takeaways by Axios' Erica Pandey:
Two nations ... 38% of Americans think President Trump's trade war with China will be good for jobs, and 58% think it will hurt jobs:
A sailboat crosses the overcast horizon last evening off Santa Monica beach.
Two young men eat dinner on a surfboard atop Dune Du Pilat in Arcachon Bay, France, near Bordeaux.
P.S. What President Trump is reading ...
The lobbying has started for the $80 million Michael Bloomberg plans to spend for House Democrats in the midterms ... Rep. Seth Moulton (D-Mass.), a possible 2020 presidential candidate, wants it to go to military veterans who are running, per the Boston Globe's Liz Goodwin:
George Will, "The Charles Krauthammer I knew":
Worthy of your time ... WashPost excerpts from 1,600 colums, "Things that matter, in the words of Charles Krauthammer."
TV tonight ... “Charles Krauthammer: His Words,” 9 p.m. ET/1 a.m. ET on Fox News Channel, including Krauthammer's voice and reflections by Bret Baier, Brit Hume, Sean Hannity, Tucker Carlson, Laura Ingraham, Fred Barnes, George Will.
"For anyone who’s ever marveled at Nintendo’s vivid, phantasmagoric, zoologically ornate video games, visiting the company’s understated home in Kyoto, Japan, can be disorienting at first" — Bloomberg Businessweek's Felix Gillette:
"Salah, Neymar, Messi, messy, messy: World Cup stars stifled" — AP's Mauricio Savarese in Saransk, Russia: