Democratic Debate One. 10 Democratic presidential hopefuls faced off in Miami Wednesday night. The hopefuls tangled over Medicare for all, immigration and the economy - https://nyti.ms/2NvVCuT

  • It was not a good night for Beto O'Rourke, while Cory Booker, Elizabeth Warren and Julian Castro had praiseworthy performances - https://politi.co/2NhuRdd
  • Several of the Democrats on last night's debate stage answered questions in Spanish - http://bit.ly/2NhtefO
  • Former HUD Secretary Julian Castro bodyslammed former Rep. Beto O'Rourke over immigration - https://politi.co/31SEAdf
  • Former Democratic party chair Howard Dean warned the party would lose the 2020 election if they put "two old white guys" on their presidential ticket - https://wapo.st/2NvYlV9

Democratic Debate Two...Electric Boogaloo. Thursday night's second debate will feature several of the frontrunners including Joe Biden, Bernie Sanders, Kamala Harris and Pete Buttigieg - https://nyti.ms/31VN6Z9


Supreme Court. The justices finish their term on Thursday as they will issue rulings on cases involving partisan gerrymandering and the fight over adding a citizenship question to the 2020 Census - http://bit.ly/31Yu04H


G20. President Donald Trump arrived in Japan Thursday morning ahead of the G20 economic summit where he plans to push for more trade concessions from other foreign leaders - https://wapo.st/2Nrdkzg

  • President Trump threatened China with new tariffs on Wednesday if the two countries cannot reach a trade deal - https://nyti.ms/2Nf9qJX

Iran. President Trump said Wednesday if the brewing conflict with Iran erupts into an all-out war it would not "last very long" nor would it involve ground troops - https://wapo.st/31ZdX6K

  • Iran warned another violation of its borders by the U.S. military would result in a "stronger" retaliation - https://reut.rs/31UY2Gn

Mueller time. Read this great behind the scenes account of how House Democrats finally convinced a reluctant Robert Mueller to testify before Congress next month - https://nyti.ms/2NgAjx8

  • President Trump, without evidence, accused the former special counsel of destroying evidence related to his investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election - https://wapo.st/2NgXAPD
  • House Democrats who back opening an impeachment inquiry into President Trump think next month's testimony by Mueller could be a game changer - https://cnn.it/31UWoEH

Democrats subpoena Conway. The House Oversight Committee voted to authorize a subpoena for White House counselor Kellyanne Conway after she failed to appear at a hearing on her alleged violations of the Hatch Act - https://politi.co/2Nhgrdk


McConnell jams Pelosi. The Senate passed a $4.6 billion package of humanitarian aid for the southwestern border, rejecting a competing bill passed by the House. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi rejected the Senate's bill outright, setting up a stalemate on the issue - https://nyti.ms/2NiI5Xn


Trump vs. the Fed. In a rambling 47-minute interview with Fox News, President Trump blasted Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell who he said was not doing enough to spur economic growth by lowering interest rates - https://nyti.ms/31WaZ2J


Immigration. U.S. asylum officers filed suit in federal court challenging the Trump administration's policy of forcing migrants to remain in Mexico while they wait for immigration hearings - https://wapo.st/31WeNRn


Sending a message. The House passed legislation barring the White House and other federal agencies from doing business with Trump-affiliated firms - https://wapo.st/31UWzzR

  • The Trump International Hotel in Washington, D.C. charged the Secret Service $200,000 during the first year of Trump's presidency, including $30,000 for two days of use - 

Whoa. President Trump has raised more than $36 million since he launched his re-election campaign last week - https://cnb.cx/2NgBZ9U


Notable. New data shows the number of overdose deaths in the U.S. will likely fall for the first time since 1990 - https://on.wsj.com/31YLCNO


Climate change. A new U.N. report says climate change will push 120 million people into poverty by the year 2030, setting up a system of "climate apartheid" between those who can afford to protect themselves and those who cannot - https://cnn.it/31SDOgl