Monday’s Mini-Report, 7.2.18

Today’s edition of quick hits:

* A big shift in Mexico City: “Leftist Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador claimed a landslide victory in Mexico’s presidential election on Sunday, upending politics with promises to fight violence and corruption.”

* Alabama: “A man who mimicked the derisive remarks of former Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski and brandished a handgun at immigration protesters in Alabama over the weekend was charged with menacing and reckless endangerment, AL.com reported Sunday.”

* At the border: “The Trump administration plans to detain migrant families together in custody rather than release them, according to a new court filing that suggests such detentions could last longer than the 20 days envisioned by a court settlement.”

* An interesting story about Eric Branstad: “A son of the U.S. ambassador to Beijing used his connections to President Donald Trump this week to drum up business for his public-relations firm.”

* On Friday afternoon, the Iowa Supreme Court “struck down a law requiring a 72-hour waiting period for women seeking an abortion, ruling that the restriction was unconstitutional and that ‘autonomy and dominion over one’s body go to the very heart of what it means to be free.’”

* A crisis we know how to address effectively: “Just seven weeks after an Ebola outbreak was discovered in the Democratic Republic of Congo, it’s already looking like the end is in sight.”

* I’ll be eager to see the list of co-sponsors: “The United States Senate’s three black members introduced a bill on Friday that would make lynching a federal hate crime. The move came more than two weeks after a similar bill was introduced in the House of Representatives. Nearly 200 anti-lynching bills were introduced in Congress from 1882 to 1986. None were approved.”

* The latest evidence on Medicaid expansion: “Research suggests that access to care has greatly improved, and that quality of care has generally improved.”

* This is clever framing from Dave Weigel: “The assumption that the Kennedy fight will be good for Republicans relies both on the Senate map – 10 Democrats up in Trump-won states, five where he won by landslides – and by something I’ll call Pavlov’s Diner.”

Anything to add? Consider this an open thread.