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July 9, 2018
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"You are a true Wonder Woman. The kids loved ita|and so did the staff.”


Dr. Lucas Collazo, Inova Children's Hospital, outside of Washington D.C., where actress Gal Gadot visited in full Wonder Woman costume. Wonder Woman 1984- the sequel – is filming in the nation's capital.

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“We must hope that sanity, and a little courage, someday, somehow prevail in Washington.”


Jeh Johnson, former DHS Sec. under Pres. Obama. In an editorial for the Washington Post, Johnson writes, "Calls to abolish ICE only serve to sow even greater division in the American public and in its political leadership." It's an interesting read – check it out on our source page.
"If those requests were gangster-like, the world is a gangster"


Sec. of State Mike Pompeo's response to North Korean officials saying America is making gangster-like denuclearization demands of North Korea – one of the preliminary agreements made at the Singapore Summit – proving yet again the addage: The devil is in the details.
"The question is no longer whether or not there will be a trade war, the war has already started"


French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire on the Trump administration's new 25% tax on steel & 10% tax on aluminum from Europe (in addition to new tariffs on China). Le Maire also threatened to tax digital giants like Apple who do business in favorable tax havens in Europe.

Have a great week!

**Abolishing ICE is not a serious policy proposal:
[https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/ice-needs-reform-not-abolition/2018/07/06/5d2cec0e-8133-11e8-b658-4f4d2a1aeef1story.html?](https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/ice-needs-reform-not-abolition/2018/07/06/5d2cec0e-8133-11e8-b658-4f4d2a1aeef1story.html?utmterm=.83ed8565348c)**
Calls to abolish ICE only serve to sow even greater division in the American public and in its political leadership, damaging any remaining prospect of bipartisan immigration reform. This is one of the things Americans hate about Washington — that politics has become the end, not the means.A Most AmericansA — whether in Laredo, Tex., or Queens, N.Y. — do not embrace the emotional and absolutist views of immigration on the extreme right or on the extreme left. They simply want to secure the country”s borders, to eliminate the inefficiencies in the system and to treat fairly the undocumented people who were brought here as children and have committed no serious crimes.
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None of these interests is being served in Washington right now. It”s just a screaming match. The American public must demand more of its leaders and those who seek that honor. In a democracy, governing requires compromise, compromise requires the acceptance of political risk, and political risk requires political courage. We must hope that sanity, and a little courage, someday, somehow prevail in Washington.

Pompeo appeals for NKorea to replicate Vietnam”s “miracle’:
https://apnews.com/01a9d33c97984d38af2b30592abfc571

by Jenna Lee,

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