G7 UPDATE … FROM ANDREW BEATTY OF AFP, TODAY’S POOLER: “Around 8:15 the pool was led into the equality breakfast where the leaders were sat around a large oval table.

“There was an empty chair where POTUS was meant to be. Regardless, PM Trudeau cracked on with his brief opening remarks, after he concluded the floor was turned over to Isabelle Hudon, the [Canadian] ambassador to France, was speaking POTUS walked in.

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“President Macron gave him a wink as POTUS entered. He sat down and exchanged pleasantries with Christine Whitecross, who I believe is a Canadian military lieutenant-general, and was sat to his left. The pool then exited.” AP pic of Trump walking in late http://bit.ly/2sTyZ5U

NEWS … QUICK IMMIGRATION UPDATE … The push to craft a GOP immigration bill in the House is not going well, to say the least. The GOP leadership — including House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy — hosted a meeting yesterday between moderates and conservatives in the Capitol to try to craft a compromise to avoid a wide-ranging, bipartisan immigration debate that would come to the floor this month.

REPS. MARK MEADOWS (R-N.C.), Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) and Raul Labrador (R-Idaho) were there from the conservative side, and Reps. Jeff Denham (R-Calif.) and Carlos Curbelo (R-Fla.) were there representing the moderates. House Homeland Security Chairman Mike McCaul (R-Texas) and Judiciary Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) were also in the room.

WE SPOKE TO a bunch of people after the meeting, who tell us this surprising nugget: the pathway to citizenship is not the thorniest issue at the moment. Interior enforcement — and how far Republicans should go on that front — is a big point of disagreement. That’s not to say the other items are all solved.

TALKS ARE CONTINUING throughout the weekend, lawmakers told reporters yesterday.

MEANWHILE, the discharge petition is really spooking Republican leadership at the moment. The prospect that the Dream Act could pass the House a few months before the election could deeply split the leadership.

RIGHT OR WRONG, some conservatives will blame the SPEAKER PAUL RYAN, HOUSE MAJORITY LEADER KEVIN MCCARTHY and HOUSE MAJORITY WHIP STEVE SCALISE for allowing the Dream Act to come to a vote, even though the discharge petition itself is a way to circumvent top Republicans.

ALSO KEEP YOUR EYES OPEN … Conservatives are piping mad about what they consider the Justice Department’s inaction in delivering documents detailing their decision making during the 2016 election. This will be another clash between the right and leadership — and it’s likely to come to a head next week. Ryan, for his part, has said that he too is frustrated and has pressed DOJ to step up its document production — with some success.

GOOD READ … WAPO’S PAUL KANE on MITCH MCCONNELL: “‘Herding cats’ and discipline: McConnell’s long game delivers a Senate GOP record”: “‘I’m not the right one to write my own epitaph,’ McConnell said. ‘Particularly since this is not the time for an epitaph. It’s just breaking a record. It’s not, it’s not, a goodbye.’” https://wapo.st/2sUbUQj

WHAT IN GOD’S NAME … TAMPA BAY TIMES: “Adam Putnam’s office stopped concealed weapons background checks for a year because it couldn’t log in,” by Steve Contorno: “For more than a year, the state of Florida failed to conduct national background checks on tens of thousands of applications for concealed weapons permits, potentially allowing drug addicts or people with a mental illness to carry firearms in public.

“A previously unreported Office of Inspector General investigation found that in February 2016 the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services stopped using a FBI crime database called the National Instant Criminal Background Check System that ensures applicants who want to carry a gun do not have a disqualifying history in other states.

“The employee in charge of the background checks could not log into the system, the investigator learned. The problem went unresolved until discovered by another worker in March 2017 — meaning that for more than a year applications got approved without the required background check.” http://bit.ly/2JG2G4Q

U.S. AT WAR … “1 U.S. Soldier Is Killed and 4 Are Wounded in Somalia Firefight,” by NYT’s Thomas Gibbons-Neff and Helene Cooper: “An American Special Operations forces soldier was killed and four others were wounded on Friday in an attack in southwestern Somalia against fighters for the Islamic extremist group the Shabab, three Defense Department officials said. The casualties were the first to have been publicized in Africa since an ambush in Niger in October.

“The American forces were alongside Somali troops at a small outpost near the town of Jamaame when they came under small arms and mortar fire, Defense Department officials said on Friday.

“The American team was backed up by armed surveillance aircraft overhead, but it could not determine the location of the mortar fire in what one official called ‘a very quick engagement’ by the militants. The Shabab, an affiliate of Al Qaeda, claimed responsibility for the attack; it has been fighting American forces in East Africa for more than a decade.” https://nyti.ms/2xSMHLY

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CNN’S MANU RAJU and ASHLEY KILLOUGH: “Illinois GOP warns Trump: ‘Stupid’ to free Blagojevich”: “Illinois Republicans in Congress are making an urgent plea to President Donald Trump: Don’t let Rod Blagojevich off the hook. … ‘I’m not going to talk about his thinking, but I think pardoning Blagojevich would be stupid,’ said Illinois Rep. Adam Kinzinger.” https://cnn.it/2xZT68k

Good Saturday morning. Belmont Stakes post time tonight is 6:37 p.m. and will be broadcast on NBC.

AT THE G7 — “Trump Attends G-7 with Defiance, Proposing to Readmit Russia,” by NYT’s Michael Shear in La Malbaie, Quebec: “President Trump aggressively confronted America’s closest allies on Friday as they convened their annual summit meeting, calling for Russia’s readmission to the Group of 7 nations and refusing to ease his assault on the global trading system.

“The response from the leaders of Europe, Canada and Japan was swift and angry. Most rejected the return of Russia, which was ousted from the diplomatic forum after President Vladimir V. Putin violated international norms by seizing parts of Ukraine in 2014. And they assailed Mr. Trump’s embrace of protectionism as illegal and insulting.” https://nyti.ms/2xTvXnX

— “Trump’s surprise G-7 pitch: ‘We should at least consider no tariffs,’” by David M. Herszenhorn in La Malbaie, Quebec: “President Donald Trump on Friday floated the idea of ending all tariffs and trade barriers between the U.S. and its G-7 allies — an unexpected pitch that comes amid a tit-for-tat trade war Trump recently launched. Trump offered the aspirational proposal at the end of a contentious meeting on trade disputes at the G-7 summit in Quebec, an annual gathering of the leaders from seven major industrialized nations.

“During the private gathering, Europe’s major economic powers pushed back hard against Trump’s repeated assertions that the U.S. is a victim of unfair trade practices. ‘We should at least consider no tariffs, no barriers — scrapping all of it,’ Trump said, according to officials who were listening and taking notes. Trump floated the idea — which was received as somewhat rhetorical — as the meeting was breaking up and was quickly challenged by Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, who asked, ‘What about subsidies?’” https://politi.co/2kX0dF7

IS THAT A PROMISE? … PRESIDENT TRUMP on Twitter yesterday: “I am heading for Canada and the G-7 for talks that will mostly center on the long time unfair trade practiced against the United States. From there I go to Singapore and talks with North Korea on Denuclearization. Won’t be talking about the Russian Witch Hunt Hoax for a while!”

— DARREN SAMUELSOHN: “Forget Rudy: Here are Trump’s fiercest defenders”: https://politi.co/2Jp3WKf

THE LATEST ON NORTH KOREA …

EVAN OSNOS in The New Yorker, “Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un’s Nuclear Summit and the Bid for History: In Kim’s attempt to unleash the economy and hold on to his dictatorship, he seems to be taking a lesson from China’s Communist Party: change, or die”: “In the city of Pyongyang, the sanctum sanctorum of the Workers’ Party of Korea, there are changes afoot that would have vexed Stalin.

“Repression has not dimmed, but, to indulge the aspirations of the young North Korean élite, a class known to foreigners as ‘Pyonghattan,’ the government has permitted the odd yoga class, squash court, and sushi bar. In Chinese-made taxis, which have proliferated since 2013, the meter starts at a dollar, an exorbitant sum for the average worker in the countryside, but unremarkable for residents of the capital.

“The drivers pay a fee to the state and keep the profits, in one of many quasi-capitalist accommodations that the government has adopted in recent years to defuse demands for a more modern life. … North Korea will never simply import China’s system, and Pyongyang is wary of Beijing’s influence. But, in recent years, as President Xi Jinping has intensified political control, the Chinese model has become easier for Pyongyang to adapt.” http://bit.ly/2JviAvA

— “From ‘Punk Kid’ to 21st Century Tyrant: Kim Jong Un Seizes His Moment,” by WSJ’s John Lyons: “If North Korea’s propaganda machine is to be believed, ‘Supreme Leader’ Kim Jong Un comes from a long line of mythical heroes. His grandfather was the greatest genius ever to have walked the Earth. His father was a prodigy in all areas, proving himself a crack pistol shot—on horseback—by age 5.

“So International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach was pleasantly surprised during a March meeting in Pyongyang when the North Korean dictator broke the ice with a self-effacing remark about his own diminutive size and portly physique. ‘Even if it may not look like it, I love to play sport, and especially basketball,’ Mr. Bach, a former Olympic fencer, says Mr. Kim told him.” https://on.wsj.com/2xUqcGo

THE INVESTIGATIONS …

— JOSH GERSTEIN and DARREN SAMUELSOHN: “Mueller hits Manafort with new obstruction of justice charges”: “Special counsel Robert Mueller’s office obtained a new indictment Friday against former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort, adding a pair of charges that he and a longtime aide alleged to have ties to Russian intelligence, Konstantin Kilimnik, obstructed justice by attempting to tamper with witnesses.

“The new criminal charges — the first public ones against Kilimnik — track with allegations Mueller’s team leveled earlier this week that Manafort and an associate tried to influence the testimony of two men involved in a public relations campaign several years ago to buff up the image of Ukraine and its president at the time, Viktor Yanukovych. Legal experts said Mueller’s latest move could be particularly damaging for Manafort, predicting that the judge could soon rescind the former campaign chairman’s current house arrest arrangement.” https://politi.co/2Jmzy2ZThe new indictment https://politi.co/2JyEkXz

ONE MORE TIME … — “Trump’s latest health care move squeezes Republicans,” by Jen Haberkorn and Adam Cancryn: “Republicans who have tried to repeal Obamacare for nearly a decade believe the Trump administration is reviving a politically risky battle with a court filing that could eliminate one of the most popular parts of the law: protections for people with pre-existing conditions.

“The administration wants a federal court to strike the protections, providing fresh fodder to Democrats who argue that the GOP cannot be trusted to protect Americans’ health insurance months ahead of a midterm election in which health care was already a top issue. It also threatens to shift attention away from the GOP’s message on tax cuts, refocusing it on an Obamacare fight most Republicans wanted to put behind them.”
https://politi.co/2l0aaSn

— WAPO: “‘You’ve handed us an issue’: Democrats pounce on Trump administration’s health-care move,” by Erica Werner and Amy Goldstein: https://wapo.st/2sXeTI6

HMM — “John Kelly Instructed A DHS Official Not To Email Staff To Avoid Public Scrutiny,” by BuzzFeed’s Jason Leopold: “When John Kelly was Secretary of Homeland Security, he instructed an official to refrain from sending emails to staff about the department’s work to limit public scrutiny and leaks. ‘As we discussed in NYC about the toxic atmosphere here in the D.C. cesspool, my folks are nervous about e-mails you send and ask that you no longer include them on any postings,’ Kelly wrote in a June 8, 2017, email. Referring to the Freedom of Information Act … Kelly added: ‘FOIA is real and everyday here in the cesspool, and even federal court action on personal accounts is real.’” https://bzfd.it/2Hz8S9A

YOU’RE INVITED — HOUSE MAJORITY WHIP STEVE SCALISE (R-La.) will sit down with us this TUESDAY morning at the D.C. Bar headquarters (901 4th Street NW). RSVP http://bit.ly/playbookscalise

THE JUICE …

— DAN ALLEN is joining Mike Shields’ firm Convergence Media as director of media strategy. He worked for Scottie Howell and is an NRSC alum.

TRUMP’S SATURDAY — The president is at the G7 Summit in Canada where he will participate in a gender equality advisory council breakfast, participate in a scroll signing and participate in a working session. Trump will then leave in the late morning en route to Singapore.

CLICKER – “The nation’s cartoonists on the week in politics,” edited by Matt Wuerker — 12 keepers https://politi.co/2kZkWs0

FOR YOUR RADAR — “China hacked a Navy contractor and secured a trove of highly sensitive data on submarine warfare,” by WaPo’s Ellen Nakashima and Paul Sonne: “Chinese government hackers have compromised the computers of a Navy contractor, stealing massive amounts of highly sensitive data related to undersea warfare — including secret plans to develop a supersonic anti-ship missile for use on U.S. submarines by 2020, according to American officials. The breaches occurred in January and February … The hackers targeted a contractor who works for the Naval Undersea Warfare Center, a military organization headquartered in Newport, R.I., that conducts research and development for submarines and underwater weaponry. …

“Taken were 614 gigabytes of material relating to a closely held project known as Sea Dragon, as well as signals and sensor data, submarine radio room information relating to cryptographic systems, and the Navy submarine development unit’s electronic warfare library. The data stolen was of a highly sensitive nature despite being housed on the contractor’s unclassified network. The officials said the material, when aggregated, could be considered classified, a fact that raises concerns about the Navy’s ability to oversee contractors tasked with developing cutting-edge weapons.” https://wapo.st/2sOO49N

— “U.S. pulls 2 more from Cuba amid new potential health cases,” by AP’s Josh Lederman and Matt Lee: “The United States has pulled out two more of its workers from its embassy in Cuba and is testing them for possible brain injury, three U.S. officials told The Associated Press on Friday, amid concerns they may have been affected by mysterious health incidents harming U.S. diplomats in Cuba and China. … Until Friday, the most recent suspicious incidents disclosed by the U.S. in Cuba had been in August 2017, leading many to suspect that the incidents had stopped. The two new individuals removed from Cuba were medically evaluated in just the past few weeks.” http://bit.ly/2JzSECn

COMING ATTRACTIONS — AP/QINDAO, China — “Kremlin: Vienna possible venue for Putin-Trump summit”: “The Kremlin says that Russian President Vladimir Putin and U.S. President Donald Trump have mentioned Vienna as a possible venue for their summit, but no decision has been made. Putin’s spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters Saturday that Putin and Trump discussed the prospects for their meeting in a March phone call and talked about locations, with Vienna as a possibility.” http://bit.ly/2sGYybc

K-FILE — “Carl Higbie, who left Trump administration over racist comments, resigns from Trump-aligned group,” by CNN’s Andrew Kaczynski and Christopher Massie: “Higbie served as the director of advocacy for America First Policies, a non-profit closely aligned with the White House that reportedly raised $26 million to support president Trump’s agenda. Higbie formerly served as the public face of the Corporation for National and Community Service, the agency that runs AmeriCorps. He resigned in January after a KFile story revealed a history of racist, sexist, anti-Muslim and anti-gay comments.” https://cnn.it/2sU0xIa

****** A message from PhRMA: For more than 10 years, Medicare has provided prescription drug coverage for seniors. Competition continues to keep premiums low, but seniors are facing higher out-of-pocket spending. Insurers negotiate significant discounts for medicines in Part D. Giving seniors 80% of those discounts at the pharmacy counter could save a senior with diabetes more than $350 per year on their health care costs. The change could also save Medicare nearly $1,000 per year for every senior taking diabetes medication. How? By helping patients afford the drugs they need to stay healthy and stay out of the hospital. Seniors share the cost. They should share the savings. https://letstalkaboutmedicare.org/ ******

VALLEY TALK – “Facebook Gave Some Companies Special Access to Additional Data About Users’ Friends,” by WSJ’s Deepa Seetharaman and Kirsten Grind: “Facebook struck customized data-sharing deals that gave select companies special access to user records well after the point in 2015 that the social network has said it walled off that information, according to court documents, company officials and people familiar with the matter.

“Some of those and other agreements, collectively known internally as ‘whitelists,’ also allowed certain companies to access additional information about a user’s Facebook friends … That included information like phone numbers and a metric called ‘friend link’ that measured the degree of closeness between users and others in their network, the people said. The whitelist deals were struck with companies including Royal Bank of Canada and Nissan Motor Co., who advertised on Facebook or were valuable for other reasons.” https://on.wsj.com/2JJOMyM

MEDIAWATCH — “‘There is reason for significant First Amendment concern,’” by Jason Schwartz: “First Amendment advocates erupted in outrage and concern in response to the news that the Department of Justice had seized years’ worth of email and phone records from a New York Times reporter as part of an investigation into government leaks — and wondered how many other journalists may be under similar surveillance. … Investigators are only supposed to seize reporters’ records — without giving them a chance to challenge the decision — in a small set of circumstances, including a pressing national security emergency.

“‘One of the most important protections journalists have is the ability to go to court and defend their First Amendment interests,’ [Floyd] Abrams said. ‘On its face, this does not sound as if there was some immediate national security threat.’ That there was no apparent imminent crisis, he said, ‘means it’s all the more troubling that this was not handled by a subpoena to the journalist with a chance of a juridical determination.’” https://politi.co/2Hy7ioB

— ALI WATKINS PROFILE: “Young reporter in leak investigation enjoyed meteoric rise in Washington journalism,” by WaPo’s Sarah Ellison and Paul Farhi: https://wapo.st/2JIretO

GREAT WEEKEND READS, curated by Daniel Lippman, filing from Nantucket:

— “Goldman Sachs Lobby Art Explains Everything That’s Wrong With Our Elites,” by James McElroy in the American Conservative: “What this $5 million mural says about art and finance stewing in the same nihilistic culture pot.” http://bit.ly/2Juqx4f

— “How Britain let Russia hide its dirty money,” by Oliver Bullough in The Guardian: “For decades, politicians have welcomed the super-rich with open arms. Now they’re finally having second thoughts. But is it too late?” http://bit.ly/2LBwexB

— “Don’t Eat Before Reading This,” by Anthony Bourdain in the New Yorker’s April 19, 1999 issue: “A New York chef spills some trade secrets.” http://bit.ly/2Hy8UhRPatrick Radden Keefe’s 2017 profile http://bit.ly/2l1Ktlj (h/t Longform.org)

— “The Bulls***-Job Boom,” by Nathan Heller in the New Yorker, reviewing “Bulls*** Jobs: A Theory” by David Graeber: “For more and more people, work appears to serve no purpose. Is there any good left in the grind?” http://bit.ly/2Jpdm8w$16.20 on Amazon https://amzn.to/2Md3Cfl

— “Body Positivity Is a Scam,” by Amanda Mull in Racked: “How a movement intended to lift up women really just limits their acceptable emotions. Again.” http://bit.ly/2Hww0Wg (h/t Longreads.com)

— “After the Miracle,” by Rollo Romig in California Sunday Magazine: “For a generation, Americans have been outsourcing work to India, where companies like Infosys grew bigger than Facebook and Google combined and created a new middle class. It seemed as though the boom would last forever.” http://bit.ly/2Jqx0Rx

— “‘This Place Is Crazy,’” by John J. Lennon in Esquire: “Our mental-health-care system is broken. Ten of every eleven psychiatric patients housed by the government are incarcerated. Here’s what this crisis looks like from the inside—a series of lost lives and a few rare victories—as reported by a prisoner-journalist.” http://bit.ly/2sJATqr

— “Tears ‘R’ Us: The World’s Biggest Toy Store Didn’t Have to Die,” by Susan Berfield, Eliza Ronalds-Hannon, Matthew Townsend, and Lauren Coleman-Lochner on the cover of Bloomberg Businessweek: “An object lesson in financial mismanagement and miscalculation from the fallen Toys ‘R’ Us.” https://bloom.bg/2M7Shgu

— “‘It was my job, and I didn’t find him’: Stoneman Douglas resource officer remains haunted by massacre,” by WaPo’s Eli Saslow in Boynton Beach, Fla.: https://wapo.st/2xXGxKC

— “The financial scandal no one is talking about,” by Richard Brooks in The Guardian – per TheBrowser.com’s description: “The Big Four global accounting firms audit 97 percent of US public companies and all the top 100 British companies. They take billions from the companies they are supposed to hold to account, while rarely suffering even for their most gigantic errors — among them, giving the world’s banks a clean bill of health before the 2008 crash. Their declared priority is profit.” http://bit.ly/2sSaN3W

— “The Tower,” by Andrew O’Hagan in the London Review of Books – per Longreads.com’s description: “In an epic seven-part piece, Andrew O’Hagan writes on the harrowing Grenfell Tower fire that took place in London, England on June 14th, 2017. Telling dozens of individual stories of survivors and victims of the catastrophe, his essay posits that shoddy renovations and a poorly managed fire response that urged residents to ‘stay put’ and wait for rescue — a policy only rescinded until it was too late for residents on the upper floors to evacuate — cost 72 people their lives.” http://bit.ly/2LACjKY

— “The Astonishing Tale of the Man Mueller Just Indicted,” by The Atlantic’s Franklin Foer: “One of the most shocking revelations from the special counsel’s investigation is the suggestion that Paul Manafort’s longtime aide is a pawn of Russian intelligence.” https://theatln.tc/2sJaitqFoer’s March Atlantic cover story on Manafort http://theatln.tc/2DJCVyk

SPOTTED: House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi in a comfort seat Friday afternoon on a Delta flight from DCA to LAX … Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) at District Wharf Friday evening with his family and a “Mi Vida doggy bag in tow,” per our tipster.

SPOTTED at Evan Ryan and Tony Blinken’s house last night for a party for Ben Rhodes and his new book, “The World As It Is: A Memoir of the Obama White House” — (Atlantic adaptation https://theatln.tc/2y6uPxx$18 on Amazon https://amzn.to/2Jm2FUl): Ann Norris, Sen. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.), Cathy Russell and Tom Donilon, Susan Rice and Ian Cameron, John and Kathy Brennan, Sally Yates, French Ambassador Gerard Araud, Jim and Autumn VandeHei, Patrick Steel and Lee Satterfield, Jeff and Mary Zients, Nicole Elkon and Neal Wolin, Andrea Mitchell, Michele Flournoy, Jason and Yeganeh Rezaian, Sally Quinn, Jeremy and Robyn Bash, David and Suzy Cohen, Steve Clemons, Wendy Sherman and Bruce Stokes, …

… Derek Chollet, Shana Mansbach, Mike Allen, Jonathan Swan, Meridith Webster, Juleanna Glover and Christopher Reiter, Margaret Carlson, Nick Johnston, Kurt Campbell, Matt Olsen, Evan Medeiros and Bernadette Meehan, Mark Ein, Jeff Goldberg and Pamela Reeves, Julianna Goldman and Mike Gottlieb, Todd Stern and Jen Klein, Charlie Rivkin and Susan Tolson, Mark Leibovich, Jonathan Capehart and Nick Schmit, Linda Douglass, Jen Psaki, Capricia Marshall, Michael Ryan, and Greta Lundeberg.

HAPPENING TODAY – per a tipster: “Dave Lugar of the Lugar Hellmann Group will once again ‘Brave the Shave’ to help raise funds to find a cure for Osteosarcoma and pediatric cancer. His wife Katherine, CEO of American Hotel Lodging Association, will help in wielding the clippers for the event. Today’s event comes on the heels of President Trump signing the STAR Act, the most significant piece of legislation addressing pediatric cancer ever signed into law. The event at Washington Golf and Country Club is expected to draw hundreds of people and is on course to raise $500,000.”

WELCOME TO THE WORLD — OBAMA ALUMNI: Jen O’Malley Dillon, a co-founder of Precision Strategies and an Obama 2012 alum, and Patrick Dillon, a partner at Hilltop Public Solutions and an Obama WH alum, welcomed Kevin Emmett O’Malley Dillon. “After clearly being inspired by the Emily’s List gala the night before, Kevin decided to show up 4 weeks early — making his debut with a handsome head of red hair befitting his lineage and name — Kevin from Jen’s dad and Emmett from Patrick’s. His big sisters Mary and Katie are over the moon.” Pic http://bit.ly/2JrK9pj

BIRTHWEEK (was yesterday): AJ Lenar, SVP at GMMB, turned 4-0 (hat tip: Melanie Fonder Kaye) … (was Thursday): Raleigh Miller, a director in the public affairs and crisis practice at Burson Cohn & Wolfe. He celebrated by cheering on his Golden State Warriors to an NBA Championship last night (h/t Ben Chang)

BIRTHDAY OF THE DAY: Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge. How she’s celebrating: “I am spending my birthday trying not to be too hot while 7 months pregnant with our first child and cheering on our Razorback baseball team (on TV) in a Super Regional with my husband Boyce. Go Hogs!” Read her Playbook Plus Q&A: https://politi.co/2sJJskW

BIRTHDAYS: Margaret Talev, senior White House correspondent for Bloomberg and CNN political analyst (h/ts Jon Garcia, Olivier Knox and Richard Keil) … Zac Petkanas, president of Petkanas Strategies (h/t Adrienne Watson) … Lori Lodes, co-founder of Get America Covered … Jess O’Connell (h/t Jon Haber) … Jeff Solnet, a principal on the communications team at Precision Strategies (h/t Tom Zigo) … Marvin Kalb is 88 … Dick Vitale is 79 … Aaron Sorkin is 57 … Stephen Spector … Liz Mair is 4-0 … Joe Curl … Caroline Ryan … Bloomberg’s Ashley Bahnken … Rep. Don Young (R-Alaska) is 85 … Candi Wolff, Citi’s EVP of global gov’t affairs (h/t Kam Mumtaz) … Politico’s Ramsen Shamon … Dante Atkins … Anne Venzor … Betsy Mullins …Michael Shapiro, NAM director of strategic communications, is 2-8 (h/t Michael Short) … Haley Cohen Gilliland …

… journalist Miles O’Brien … Raj Goyle, a Dem “politician/lawyer/fundraiser/entrepreneur” (h/t Maggie Severns) … Jeff Berkowitz, founder and CEO at Delve, a competitive intelligence and oppo research firm … Alyson Chwatek of Blue Engine (h/t Kevin Lewis) … Kelsey Glover … Matt Martini … Ashley Lowerre, digital director at Adam Putnam for Governor … Brad Gallant … Google’s Ria Bailey-Galvis … author Matthew Schrier … Robert Heath Townsend Jr. is 3-0 … Raj Goyle … Devin Banerjee, senior financial services editor at LinkedIn … Laura Matthews … Diane Webber … Frank Chi … Carnegie’s Natasha Metzler … Benj Pasek … Patrick Sheridan … Alexandra Toma, executive director at Peace and Security Funders Group … Mike Smith … Robyn Mills … Andrew Mills … Vicki Shabo (h/ts Teresa Vilmain)

THE SHOWS, by @MattMackowiak filing from Washington:

— “Fox News Sunday”: Former U.S. chief negotiator with North Korea Amb. Robert Gallucci … Gordon Chang … Bill Richardson … David Nakamura … Rich Edson. Panel: Jason Chaffetz, Jonah Goldberg, Adrienne Elrod (live from Singapore)

— ABC’s “This Week”: Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) … Sen. Bob Menendez (D-N.J.). Foreign policy panel: Martha Raddatz, Tom Bossert, Jonathan Cheng, Jennifer Jacobs, David Sanger, Eric Talmadge and Bob Woodruff (live from Singapore)

— CBS’s “Face the Nation”: Larry Kudlow … Susan Rice … Sen. Ed Markey (D-Mass.) … Ken Starr. Panel: Seung Min Kim, Molly Ball, Salena Zito and Evan Osnos

— CNN’s “State of the Union”: Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.). Panel: Karine Jean-Pierre, David Urban, S.E. Cupp and Paul Begala

— NBC’s “Meet the Press”: Preempted for French Open coverage

— CNN’s “Inside Politics” with John King, Panel: Margaret Talev, Karoun Demirjian, Sahil Kapur and Jonathan Martin

— Fox News’ “Sunday Morning Futures”: Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) … Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) … Stephen Harper. Panel: Ed Rollins and James Freeman

— Fox News’ “MediaBuzz”: Mollie Hemingway … Juan Williams … Susan Ferrechio … Larry Sabato … Emily Jashinsky … Philippe Reines

— CNN’s “Fareed Zakaria GPS”: Panel: Tony Blinken, Elise Hu and Sue Mi Terry … Ben Rhodes

— CNN’s “Reliable Sources”: Ben Smith. Panel: Steven Brill, Indira Lakshmanan and David Frum … Elaina Plott … Rob Reiner

— Univision’s “Al Punto”: Rep. Nydia Velázquez (D-N.Y.) … Vilma Tarazona … Ricardo Anaya … Lorella Praeli … Chilean foreign minister Roberto Ampuero … Gustavo Petro … Sebastian Yatra

— C-SPAN: “The Communicators: American Cable Association president & CEO Matthew Polka and TDS Telecom senior vice president Andrew Petersen … “Newsmakers”: Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio), questioned by Scott Wong and Kristina Peterson … “Q&A”: Ross Douthat

— MSNBC’s “Kasie DC”: Anthony Scaramucci … Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) … Rep. Francis Rooney (R-Fla.) … Gordon Chang … Phil Rucker … Evelyn Farkas … Jonathan Swan … Ken Vogel … Amber Phillips … Jon Ward … Nate Boyer … Kate Andersen Brower

— Washington Times’ “Mack on Politics” weekly politics podcast with Matt Mackowiak (download on iTunes, Google Play, or Stitcher or listen at http://bit.ly/2mGabdq): The Federalist co-founder Sean Davis.

****** A message from PhRMA: For more than 10 years, Medicare has provided prescription drug coverage for seniors. Competition continues to keep premiums low, but seniors are facing higher out-of-pocket spending. Insurers negotiate significant discounts for medicines in Part D. Giving seniors 80% of those discounts at the pharmacy counter could save a senior with diabetes more than $350 per year on their health care costs. The change could also save Medicare nearly $1,000 per year for every senior taking diabetes medication. How? By helping patients afford the drugs they need to stay healthy and stay out of the hospital. Seniors share the cost. They should share the savings. https://letstalkaboutmedicare.org/ ******

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