Good Saturday morning.
Situational awareness: "Liberal activists, parents and first-time protesters motivated by accounts of children separated from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border plan to rally in hundreds of cities nationwide [today] to press President Trump’s administration to reunite the families quickly," per AP.
Illustration: Rebecca Zisser/Axios
Top Democrats tell me they're worried that a sudden wave of ambitious party members calling for the abolition of ICE — U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, which is newly controversial because of the caged kids — will make the party look weak on security, a key issue for many swing voters.
Axios' Stef Kight and Haley Britzky point out that "Abolish ICE" is the perfect antithesis to Trump's "Build a wall": It represents an entire immigration ideology in one simple phrase that resonates with their base.
Celinda Lake, longtime Democratic pollster, told me: "I worry that abolishing ICE tips the issues from humane treatment to security. The Republicans are already trying to move the issue in that direction."
Republicans are rejoicing at the notion of a new litmus test for Democrats, especially ones who have presidential ambitions in 2020.
Where the debate is going ... A well-known Democratic strategist told me: "'Abolish' alone could be a political disaster, akin to Trump’s gutting the [Affordable Care Act] is for Republicans. … It suggests that Dem concern for undocumented immigrants goes beyond compassion and into irresponsibility."
Go deeper: The left's push to #AbolishICE
Shot — AP: " Trump’s on a hot streak: ... A Supreme Court vacancy just fell in his lap, offering a chance to shape the court for decades. The current court handed him two favorable rulings in a single week. And there’s a Russia summit on the horizon, promising headlines for a week or more."
"The Pentagon is analyzing the cost and impact of a large-scale withdrawal or transfer of American troops stationed in Germany, ... [following] Trump’s expression of interest in removing the troops, made during a meeting earlier this year with White House and military aides," the WashPost reports:
P.S. Cover of The Times of London, "Trump’s war on western world order":
The National Security Agency on May 23 began deleting more than 685 million call records the government obtained since 2015 from telecommunication companies. The NSA is deleting all of the records it collected from the program.
Trump said he'll announce his Supreme Court nominee July 9 (the Monday after July 4) ... has narrowed his list to "about five," including two women, but will "probably interview six or seven."
Tristan Harris, co-founder of the Center for Humane Technology, in May (Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile via Getty Images)
"The New Tech Avengers ... An unlikely trio of tech insiders is aiming to reform an industry they say can no longer police itself ... on privacy and addiction," by The Wall Street Journal's Betsy Morris (Subscription):
Why they matter: "[T]hey are united against a precept that defined Silicon Valley for decades: that technological progress is by definition good for society."
"Are D.C.’s poorest neighborhoods falling off the electoral map?"
"Voting plunges in District's Southeast ... Leaders say decline signals resignation in poorest neighborhoods," by Peter Jamison and Fenit Nirappil:
Why it matters: "The indifference of largely African American voters east of the Anacostia River contrasts with previous decades, when the same voters formed a vocal constituency and a cornerstone in the political coalitions of leaders such as former mayor Marion Barry Jr."
Thanks for reading. Live updates all weekend on Axios.com.