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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, right, with President Trump and the North Korean leader, Kim Jong-un, during a meeting in Singapore last month. Mr. Pompeo will visit North Korea this week to try to work out more details of a disarmament plan.

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, right, with President Trump and the North Korean leader, Kim Jong-un, during a meeting in Singapore last month. Mr. Pompeo will visit North Korea this week to try to work out more details of a disarmament plan. Doug Mills/The New York Times

Good Monday morning,
Here are some of the stories making news in Washington and politics today:
  • President Trumps national security adviser, John R. Bolton, said on Sunday that North Korea could dismantle all of its nuclear weaponsin a year, a far more aggressive schedule than the one Secretary of State Mike Pompeo outlined for Congress recently. His comments came as Mr. Pompeo prepares to make his third trip to North Korea late this week.
  • Senator Susan Collins, a moderate Maine Republican whose vote could prove decisive in filling the Supreme Courts vacant seat, said on Sunday that she would not vote for a nominee who showed hostility toward Roe v. Wade. She said such a position would mean to me their judicial philosophy did not include a respect for established decisions, established law.
  • The Supreme Court decision striking downmandatory union fees for government workers was not only a blow to unions. It will also hit hard at a vast network of groups dedicated to advancing liberal policies and candidates. Their funding is now in jeopardy because of the prospective decline in union revenue.
  • Mr. Trump went on the attack against Democratic lawmakers who have called for abolishing Immigration and Customs Enforcement, encouraging them to embrace demands to dissolve the agency.Theyre going to get beaten so badly, he said on Fox News Sunday.I think theyll never win another election.
  • Protesters marched in Washingtonopposite the White House on Saturday and chanted, Families belong togetherto counter Mr. Trumps zero tolerance immigration policy, and were joined in declaring that message by dozens of other rallies from New York to California.Organizers estimated that there were more than 700 protests, in all 50 states and even internationally.
The First Draft Team


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