Andrés Manuel López Obrador has won Mexico’s presidential election after the concession of his top two rivals. This victory makes him the first leftist president since Mexico transitioned to a multiparty democracy 30 years ago. The former mayor of Mexico City has made promises to the poor and declared a battle against corruption. Obrador said his government would, “represent all citizens rich and poor, religious or nonbelievers, migrants, human beings of all manner of thought and all sexual preferences.”
President Trump said he is close to deciding his Supreme Court nominee after evaluating the four leading candidates at his New Jersey golf club. The President must take into account the likely response of key senators and his core supporters to each prospect. Trump has remained quiet about his decision, which he is expected to announce on July 9th at 9 pm, but it will likely be one of the following federal judges: Raymond Kethledge, Amy Coney Barrett, Brett M. Kavanaugh, and Thomas Hardiman. This decision could move abortion opponents one step closer to overturning the landmark case of Roe v. Wade.