Good evening, everyone. Speaking of an unexpected surprise, a bombshell report from The Washington Post says up to 300 million users were exposed as they made unauthorized disclosures to Facebook over the past two years. It means any disgruntled voters, hackers, identity thieves, and other criminal organizations could have had access to their most intimate information at Facebook.
President Trump is meeting with key Senate Republicans and Democrats this afternoon to work out a possible deal on the agenda for next year. Republicans will seek deals on reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act, the Children’s Health Insurance Program, and what to do about the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program, which protects young immigrants brought to the U.S. illegally.
President Trump meets with tech CEOs today at the White House.
And President Trump and Kim Jong Un had their first conversation over the phone this week, a rare and important call. Details are sparse, but according to a highly-placed source who spoke with FOX News, it was a “very cordial” and “positive” conversation, with Kim extending an invitation to Trump to visit North Korea.
House Democrats have unveiled their new plan for raising America’s minimum wage to $15/hour. Democrats have been pushing for a hike for the past several years, but Republicans in the House have been slow to approve it. The Senate version has passed by the number of votes required to override a presidential veto.
7:00pm: Republican Sen. Bob Corker is speaking on Fox Business.
10:00pm: President Trump will hold a rally in Fargo, North Dakota.
The White House is downplaying concerns over President Trump’s vacation and attendance at the G20. A White House spokesman said President Trump is committed to attendance and making decisions about the G20 that are in the best interest of the American people.