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Good morning. I'm James Holman from the Washington Post. And this is the daily to for Thursday, June twenty-seventh in today's news, US asylum, officers, go to court to warn the President Trump's new asylum policies. Endanger, the lives of migrants, President Trump touches down in Japan for high stakes meetings with Vladimir Putin and Xi Jinping and the house subpoenas, Kellyanne Conway while using an appropriations Bill to send a message. But first, the big idea. The first debate of the twenty twenty presidential campaign last night offered a pretty clear, roadmap of a new Democratic Party, one that favors a series of IMB issues and liberal domestic initiatives. And that is much more willing than most Democrats of the past to use the power of the federal government to intervene in the economy on a range of issues from immigration and climate change to healthcare. The democratic candidates were unabashedly in their enthusiasm for more government activism, they signalled Donelly differences with Trump, but also with a more cautious approach of Democrats, like Barack Obama, whether the Democrats put their best face forward was another question. However, the debate was often marred by squabbling, interruptions, and candidates. Talking over one another and ignoring time limits. The fractious tone, highlighted the stakes for many of the people who were on stage who have struggled for attention during the opening months of the campaign, the second debate with. With ten more candidates, including Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders will take place tonight at nine pm eastern also on MSNBC, but the Wednesday debate was not a warm up for that, nor was it the undercard event in advance of the main attraction like the Republicans had back in two thousand sixteen among the ten politicians on stage last night. There were plenty of strong resumes and experienced politicians instead, Wednesday's debate serve to open a new and important phase in the campaign for the democratic nomination. The economy described by the candidates bore little resemblance to the economy. The president speaks about on an almost daily basis at a time when unemployment is at a half-century low and the stock market continues to rise, the Democrats spoke of the imbalance between giant corporations and wealthy individuals and working families who candidates cetera being taken advantage of on healthcare, Democrats differed over whether the path to universal coverage mean Medicare for all an end to private insurance or did. It could be accomplished in a perhaps more piecemeal way. But all of them signaled, eight new aggressiveness on the part of their party to move beyond the Affordable Care Act immigration, pretty some of the sharpest exchanges of the night, as former housing secretary Hooghly on Castro challenged, others, most specifically, fellow Texan Beto aerobic to join him in changing the offense for crossing the border illegally from a criminal to a civil penalty. But overall the democratic indictment of the Trump administration was consistent and strong with the image fresh in people's minds of that father and his young daughter, who drowned trying to enter the country illegally. The Democrats denounced Trump's policies of separating families Elizabeth Warren was the lone candidate from the top tier and Wednesday's debate, the only candidate of the ten who's pulling in double digits in national polls. So she got most of the questions in the opening segments from the moderators and she made the. Most of our opportunities she projected herself as a fighter forever Americans and the enemy of big banks, big oil, big pharma, and others with the men's power over the economy. Cory Booker seeking debris out in join others in the top tier was passionate when he spoke diverting from campaign message that is talked about love and unity in favor of much more aggressive rhetoric and Amy klobuchar whose policies intemperate temperament make her more moderate than most of arrivals got off several of the best lines of the evening. When Jay Inslee, the governor of Washington state noted that he was the only candidate who's passed a law protecting a woman's right of reproductive health. She jumped into note that the female candidates on stage of pretty hard for a woman's right to choose as well. And that's the big idea here are three other headlines that should be on your radar. Number one US asylum officers, urged a federal court yesterday to block Trump's remain in Mexico program warn. That it is endangering, the lives of migrants, the labor union representing asylum. Officers filed a friend of the court amicus brief that cited with the American Civil Liberties union and other groups challenging Trump's migrant protection protocols initiative, which has already sent twelve thousand asylum-seeking migrants to Mexico since the start of the year, the union argues that the policy goes against this nation's longstanding view that asylum seekers and refugees should have a way to escape persecution in their homelands with the United States, embracing it status as a safe haven ever since before it was founded really with the arrival of the pilgrims, in the seventeenth century, the union seven the court papers that the policy is compelling, sworn officers to participate in the quote widespread violation of international and federal laws, something that they did not sign up to do, when they decided to become officers of the United States government meanwhile, up on Capitol Hill. The Senate passed a four point six billion dollar package yesterday to address the. The situation at the border, but the legislation is threatening to get hung up in disputes over a different version of the Bill that passed the house with mostly democratic votes, even as leaders in both chambers insist they won't head home for July fourth recess until they get this done a normally gridlock, congress does appear poised to act, although the legislation under consideration is a narrow funding Bill that doesn't address any of the broad problems in the asylum laws or the base causes of migration that lawmakers of both parties agree are crucial to address the legislation would however pour billions into the coffers of undermanned and overwhelmed agencies that have buckled under the burdens of nearly unprecedented levels of migration from Central America and we're learning more this morning about Trump's next big target in his war. Unim- agrements. This president is moving to withdrawal deportation protections for the family members of active duty US. True. Oops. Attorneys for the family members of men who were deployed to combat zones. Overseas are racing. Disappointed applications for what's known as parole in place. The wives of deployed soldiers have been told that this option is being terminated soon. According to NPR, the protections will only be available under rare circumstances, going forward, according to lawyers who have been talking to government officials this could so chaos in the military how can troops concentrate on keeping us safe when they're worried about their loved ones being deported. Number two, Trump touched down this morning in Sokha, Japan for the big G twenty summit as he prepared to leave DC yesterday. He unexpectedly telephoned into FOX business to attack many of the American allies. He's scheduled to meet with among them, Japan and its leader, Shinzo Ave, the country, and the prime minister hosting the meeting, the president questioned the value of the US Japanese military alliance. A cornerstone of global secure. Since the end of World War. Two Trump also insulted, European leaders who's going to sit down with the meeting renewed a tariff threat against the Europeans denounced. His handpicked Federal Reserve chairman and complained to the Vietnam is terrible. The comments fit with his habit of criticizing mischaracterizing, his counterparts before big global summits. Remarks that often put our allies on edge, and scramble, the potential for progress Trump reportedly is pretty close to getting some kind of tariff truce with China and hopes to make an announcement while he's in Japan after sitting down with Chinese president Xi Jinping, the deal would avert, the next round of tariffs from going into effect, which could push the US economy toward a self inflicted recession, but Trump is taking with him to the g twenty his top China critic and a leading cheerleader for protectionism inside the White House. Peter Navarro Navarro was a last minute. Addition to the White House's travel team Chinese officials are worried that Navarro's coming because of his longstanding hostility to Beijing. He co authored a twenty eleven book called death by China confronting the dragon there's some worry, he could derail a deal at the eleventh hour and the Kremlin confirmed overnight that Trump will meet. With Vladimir Putin for at least an hour on the sidelines of the summit, Kremlin aide, Yuri, you. Chak off said Syria, North Korea, Afghanistan Venezuela, and Iran among other things will be on the agenda for the meeting. The president's are scheduled to be joined by four other officials from each of their governments. Number three, the house oversight committee voted yesterday to authorize a subpoena of Kellyanne Conway to compel the White House, counselor to testify about her alleged hatch act violations. The oversight committee voted twenty five to sixteen for the subpoena after special counsel Henry Kerner said, she blatantly violated the hatch act, which is the law that bars federal employees from engaging in partisan politics, during work congressman just in a mosh. The Michigan Republican who's back the impeachment of Trump was the only member of the GOP to cross party lines and vote for the subpoena tunnel could be held in criminal contempt of congress, if she doesn't appear after this, and the house voted yesterday to include a provision in a twenty four billion dollar appropriations Bill, not the border funding Bill, that advanced, that would bar, the federal government from doing any business with Trump, affiliated establishments at all the Bill passed two hundred twenty four to one Ninety-six largely along party lines. The Senate hasn't. On the corresponding Bill, and the Republican majority. There's very unlikely to agree to include any kind of restriction that would ultimately become law and not to mention Trump would probably veto it, but the amendments still sends a message to the White House at brushes the plate over the propriety of taxpayer funds going to the president's personal businesses, which he owns and has refused to divest and other words taxpayer money going directly to the president's pocket, and that's unlikely to change. And that's the daily to two for Thursday, June twenty-seventh. Thanks for listening. I'm James Holman have a great day. I'll talk to you tomorrow..