🌞 Happy Tuesday! If you're in D.C. today, please join me at 8 a.m. for breakfast and conversation with Sen. Tom Cotton; Brian Hook, U.S. special representative for Iran; Michèle Flournoy, former undersecretary of defense; and Susan Lund of the McKinsey Global Institute, an author of a huge automation study.
The big picture: The long waits have resulted in many Central American families being released after crossing the border illegally, because it is nearly impossible for their cases to be decided within the 20-day detention limit for children.
⚡Breaking: The Trump administration moved yesterday "to in effect end asylum for the vast majority of migrants who arrive at the U.S.-Mexico border, an enormous shift in policy that could block hundreds of thousands of people from seeking protection ... and is certain to draw legal challenges." (L.A. Times)
Above: Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) speaks as she holds a press conference at the U.S. Capitol yesterday with (from left) Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.), Rep. Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.) and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.).
Below: President Trump tucks away talking points about the first-year congresswomen after speaking yesterday on the White House South Lawn.
P.S. ... N.Y. Times Quotation of the Day: Larry Kudlow, Trump's economic adviser, when asked about the weekend tweets:
President Trump's racist tweets had an unintended consequence: They gave House Democrats a new rationale for impeachment, Axios' Alexi McCammond reports.
Rep. Al Green (D-Texas) announced yesterday that he'll introduce articles of impeachment this month based on President Trump's bigotry.
By the numbers: A Pew Research poll in April found that 56% of Americans polled said Trump had made race relations in the U.S. worse.
What to watch: Whether other Democrats, including Green's colleagues in the Congressional Black Caucus, take up impeachment now that he's citing bigotry.
The Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum plans a "once-in-a-lifetime" light show on the National Mall to mark Saturday's 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission, WTOP reports:
In the Senate, the race between a former fighter pilot and retired astronaut — Sen. Martha McSally (R) and Mark Kelly (D) — is shaping up to be expensive.
In the House, entrenched incumbents padded their fundraising leads over any potential challengers.
Joe Biden has more years in Washington than any presidential nominee in U.S. history, Republican lobbyist Bruce Mehlman of Mehlman Castagnetti Rosen & Thomas points out in his latest slidedeck.
"Hispanics are experiencing the largest homeownership gains of any ethnic group in the U.S., a turnaround for the population hardest hit by the housing bust that could help buoy the market for years." (Wall Street Journal)
Between the lines, per The Journal: "This divergence marks the first time in more than two decades that Hispanics and blacks, the two largest racial or ethnic minorities in the U.S., are no longer following the same path when it comes to owning homes."
Snap Inc. has hired Laura Nichols, former head of communications for National Geographic Partners, as vice president of communications, Axios' Sara Fischer has learned.
Nichols previously had top jobs at the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) and Center for American Progress (CAP).
Between the lines: It's been a good year for Snap, which has invested heavily in a new executive team and senior-level hires.
"China’s economy grew at its slowest pace in almost three decades in the second quarter as the trade war with the US took its toll on exports." (Financial Times)
The Bank of England announced that codebreaker and computing pioneer Alan Turing, who did groundbreaking work on AI, has been chosen as the face of Britain's new 50 pound note, per AP:
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