-Written by Elaine Godfrey (@elainejgodfrey)
Today in 5 Lines
In a meeting with South Korean President Moon Jae In, President Trump suggested that his historic summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un could be delayed: “There’s a very substantial chance that it won’t work out,” he told reporters.
The Treasury Department sanctioned five Iranians who allegedly provided military expertise to rebels in Yemen on behalf of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard.
During a House Education and the Workforce Committee hearing, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos told lawmakers that the nation must “address the underlying issues that create a culture of violence” and stressed the physical safety of students, but made no mention of guns or gun control.
House Speaker Paul Ryan, trying to tamper down an uprising on immigration among his conference, promised to bring up immigration legislation next month.
The Environmental Protection Agency blocked the Associated Press and CNN from attending a summit on water contaminants, and reportedly shoved a reporter out of the building.
The Races We’re Watching
Voters in Georgia, Texas, Arkansas, and Kentucky will select nominees for House, Senate, and gubernatorial races in their states’ primary elections.
The Georgia gubernatorial primary could say a lot about the coalitions Democrats will try to build in 2018 and 2020. Two progressive, Democratic women—Stacey Abrams and Stacey Evans—are running to secure the party’s nomination. Abrams has structured her campaign around minority outreach and empowerment, while Evans is targeting moderates and persuadable Trump voters. Whoever wins will go up against one of five Republican candidates—Georgia Lieutenant Governor Casey Cagle is currently leading the pack.