☕ Good Sunday morning.
📊 Breaking: 62% of Americans in an NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll say President Trump has not been truthful about the Russia investigation.
Beto Fever has spread to Iowa. Rep. Beto O'Rourke, 46, the losing but charismatic Senate candidate from Texas, comes in third this morning in a Des Moines Register/CNN/Mediacom poll, behind only Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders.
But Axios' Alexi McCammond has discovered a potential hurdle for the Beto bandwagon:
Why it matters: The left is where the energy is in today's Democratic Party. Nearly half of Democratic voters describe themselves as liberal, up 17 points from a decade ago, according to Pew Research Center.
Waleed Shahid, communications director for Justice Democrats, a progressive political action committee, who also worked with Sanders during the 2016 election, said: "I can’t remember anything from Beto's campaign that seems like a big policy idea."
The problem for O'Rourke, some Democratic activists say, is that he didn't support bills they consider to be crucial to the progressive platform. And he was a member of the centrist, fiscally conservative New Democrat Coalition.
Another progressive group leader, who asked to remain anonymous because the group hasn't decided who to endorse yet, said he's heard a constant refrain among activists: "I love Beto, but I also don’t know what he’d do as president."
"An explosive court ruling to wipe out Obamacare has revived the acrimonious health care battle in Washington and tossed a political bomb in President Trump’s lap as he gears up to run for re-election," Bloomberg's Sahil Kapur writes:
The N.Y. Times reports that the Texas ruling "is so sweeping that many legal analysts believe it is likely to be overturned. The Supreme Court, in a 5-to-4 decision, has already upheld the Affordable Care Act’s legality."
Be smart: Republicans now are going to debate whether they want to take a popular program away from voters — not where a party wants to be.
Major indexes drop in unison ... "For the first time in decades, every major type of investment has fared poorly, as the outlook for economic growth and corporate profits is dampened by rising trade tensions and interest rates," the N.Y. Times' Matt Phillips writes:
Be smart: "If this persists, or grows worse, it could create a damaging feedback loop, with doubts about the economy hurting the markets, and trouble in the markets undermining growth."
Above, a man decorates the U.S.-Mexico border fence during a Posada Without Borders event yesterday in Tijuana, Mexico.
Below, Central American migrants, who had been traveling in a caravan, look for a spot to cross the Mexico-U.S. border to San Diego County from Tijuana, Mexico.
Above, Central American migrants cross the Mexico-U.S. border fence to San Diego from Tijuana.
Below, Central American migrants are taken into custody after crossing.
Below, pro-Trump demonstrators protest near the U.S.-Mexico border in Imperial Beach, San Diego County, as seen from Playas de Tijuana, Mexico.
"Two years after Donald Trump won the presidency, nearly every organization he has led in the past decade is under investigation," the WashPost writes.
P.S. ... N.Y. Times' Michael Schmidt: "Mueller’s investigators and Mr. Trump’s lawyers were still negotiating as recently as this past week about whether Mr. Trump would sit for an interview."
Amazon has trained us "to buy everything from major appliances to daily staples online. Now it is having second thoughts about some of those sales because they don’t make money," according to The Wall Street Journal's Laura Stevens, Sharon Terlep and Annie Gasparro (subscription):
"Now, as Amazon focuses more on its bottom line in addition to its rapid growth, it is increasingly taking aim at CRaP products, according to major brand executives and people familiar with the company’s thinking."
"One example: ... Coca-Cola will start shipping [some Smartwater] orders directly to consumers, sparing Amazon the expense of shipping from its warehouses."
"Michael Cohen" hugs "Donald Trump" on "Saturday Night Live" in "It's a Wonderful Trump," from Liberty Films and RKO Radio: