The Rundown for June 28, 2019

HOUSE PASSES EMERGENCY REFUGEE BILL… The House yesterday passed a $4.6 billion measure to care for migrant refugees detained at the southern border with Mexico. The emergency legislation was drafted in the GOP-held Senate and gained support from moderate House Democrats. The bipartisan vote was 305-102. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi gave her support to the plan in the face of stiff opposition from Republicans and Vice President Mike Pence.

SUPREME COURT TURNS DOWN CENSUS QUESTION… The Supreme Court yesterday refused to take up the question about citizenship to the 2020 Census. By sending the case back to a lower court for additional review, the High Court all but assured that a definitive ruling won’t be made in time for to be added to the 2020 census forms. Chief Justice John Roberts wrote that while the question is constitutional, the Department of Commerce and Secretary Wilbur Ross misrepresented its actual intentions for adding the question. In responding to the decision, President Trump vowed to ask his administration to delay the census.

SUPREME COURT WON’T RULE ON GERRYMANDERING… The Supreme Court dealt a blow to voting-rights activists yesterday by ruling that federal courts have no role in the policing of partisan gerrymandering. Chief Justice John Roberts wrote that the issue is a “political question” rather than the type of case that courts can decide. The challenge to gerrymandering was based on recent maps in Wisconsin, North Carolina, and Maryland that were rigged to favor the majority party, according to political scientists.

SECRET SERVICE SPENDS BIG AT TRUMP HOTEL… Expense documents obtained by NBC News indicate the Trump International Hotel in Washington charged the Secret Service more than $200,000 in taxpayer money during the first year of Trump’s presidency. The money was spent at the property from September 2016 to February 2018. One bill amounted to $33,638 for just two days of use, according to the report.

2 WOMEN SUPPORT TRUMP SEXUAL ASSAULT ALLEGATION… Two women have come public with claims that writer E. Jean Carroll told them long ago that Donald Trump sexually assaulted her in the 1990s. Both women discussed the allegations in New York Times interviews. Carroll, an advice columnist, claims the assault occurred in a Bergdorf Goodman dressing room. Trump said Carroll is not his “type” in denying the accusation.

MANAFORT PLEADS NOT GUILTY TO ADDITIONAL CHARGES… President Trump’s former campaign manager, Paul Manafort, pleaded not-guilty in Manhattan criminal court yesterday to state charges involving mortgage fraud and falsifying business records. The 69-year-old Manafort was sentenced in March to more than seven years in prison stemming from two separate cases brought by Special Counsel Robert Mueller. Following his sentencing, the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office indicted him on 16 additional charges. The charges aren’t related to Manafort’s work for Trump during the election.

ENTERTAINMENT
KEVIN SPACEY SUED OVER ALLEGED GROPING… Kevin Spacey is the target of a lawsuit filed by a man who accused the Oscar-winning actor of groping him at a bar in 2016. A former Boston TV anchor first made the accusation in 2017, claiming Spacey sexually assaulted her 18-year-old son at a restaurant and bar on Nantucket where the son was employed as a busboy. Spacey is also fighting a criminal charge stemming from the alleged assault.

IN THEATERS… In “Annabelle Comes Home,” a babysitting teenager and her friend unknowingly awaken an evil spirit trapped in a doll. Vera Farmiga and Patrick Wilson star in the R-rated horror film. “Yesterday” tells the story about a struggling musician who realizes he’s the only person on Earth who can remember The Beatles after waking up in an alternate timeline where they never existed. The PG-13 film stars Himesh Patel and Lily James.

SPORTS
MLB
NL SCORES
PHILADELPHIA 6 – N.Y. Mets 3… Maikel Franco hit a game-tying two-run homer and Jean Segura added a walkoff three-run shot as the Phillies scored five runs in the bottom of the ninth inning to double up on the Mets.

CHI. CUBS 9 – Atlanta 7… The Cubs erased a 6-1 deficit on their way past the Braves. Victor Caratini homered with a runner aboard and Kyle Schwarber smacked a solo shot. Jason Heyward knocked in three runs with a single and a triple.

Washington 8 – MIAMI 5… The Nationals rallied from three runs down to upend the Marlins. Matt Adams smashed a three-run homer and Victor Robles added a two-run shot during a five-run top of the sixth inning. Juan Soto and Kurt Suzuki also went deep.

L.A. Dodgers 12 – COLORADO 8… Enrique Hernandez’s three-run homer capped a four-run top of the ninth inning that carried the Dodgers past the Rockies. Max Muncy went 3-for-4 with a pair of homers and three RBIs. Cody Bellinger and Alex Verdugo also circled the bases.

Arizona 5 – SAN FRANCISCO 1… Alex Young (1-0) limited the Giants to a run on three hits over five innings in his major-league debut. Nick Ahmed and Carson Kelly homered for the Diamondbacks.

AL SCORES
Texas 3 – DETROIT 1… Joey Gallo drilled a pair of solo homers to power the Rangers past the Tigers. Ariel Jurado (5-3) allowed six hits over seven scoreless innings.

Tampa Bay 5 – MINNESOTA 2 (18 innings)… Yandy Diaz lifted a sacrifice fly in the top of the 18th inning to score Brandon Lowe with a tie-breaking run as the Rays outlasted the Twins. Willy Adames and Ji-Man Choi added RBI singles. Michael Brosseau doubled home a run and scored on Guillermo Heredia’s single in the second. Minnesota scored both its runs in the first.

L.A. ANGELS 8 – Oakland 3… Kole Calhoun and Shohei Ohtani blasted two-run homers for the Angels in their win over the Athletics. Luis Rengifo went 3-for-4 with a two-run single. Griffin Canning (3-4) allowed two runs on three hits over six innings.

INTERLEAGUE SCORES
Pittsburgh 10 – HOUSTON 0… Joe Musgrove (6-7) scattered nine hits over six innings and three relievers completed the Pirates’ blanking of the Astros. Josh Bell hit a two-run homer. Kevin Newman, Corey Dickerson, Starling Marte and Jacob Stallings smacked solo blasts.

MILWAUKEE 4 – Seattle 2… Orlando Arcia hit a three-run homer as the Brewers did all their scoring in the bottom of the fourth inning and held off the Mariners. Chase Anderson (4-2) gave up two runs on three hits over 5-1/3 innings. One of the runs was unearned.

TODAY’S NL SCHEDULE
Atlanta (Mike Soroka, 8-1) is at the N.Y. Mets (Jacob deGrom, 4-6)…
Cincinnati (Sonny Gray, 3-5) host the Chi. Cubs (Cole Hamels, 6-2)…
Philadelphia (Vince Velasquez, 2-4) is at Miami (Elieser Hernandez, 0-2)…
Milwaukee (Jhoulys Chacin, 3-8) hosts Pittsburgh (Chris Archer, 3-6)…
the L.A. Dodgers (Hyun-Jin Ryu, 9-1) are at Colorado (Antonio Senzatela, 6-5)…
San Diego (Eric Lauer, 5-7) hosts St. Louis (Michael Wacha, 5-3)…
Arizona (Merrill Kelly, 7-7) is at San Francisco (Shaun Anderson, 2-2)

TODAY’S AL SCHEDULE
Cleveland (Mike Clevinger, 1-1) is at Baltimore (John Means, 6-4)…
Toronto (TBA) hosts Kansas City (Danny Duffy, 3-3)…
Texas (Lance Lynn, 9-4) is at Tampa Bay (Yonny Chirinos, 7-3)…
the Chi. White Sox (TBA) host Minnesota (Jose Berrios, 8-3)…
Seattle (TBA) is at Houston (Wade Miley, 6-4)…
the L.A. Angels (Felix Pena, 5-2) host Oakland (Mike Fiers, 7-3)

TODAY’S INTERLEAGUE SCHEDULE
Washington (Anibal Sanchez, 3-6) is at Detroit (Daniel Norris, 2-6)

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