Good Monday morning. Here are some of the stories making news in Washington and politics today.
• Outbreaks of scabies, shingles and chickenpox. Constant crying. The overwhelming stench of filthy clothing. An investigation from The New York Times and The El Paso Times into the migrant detention center in Clint, Tex., found nightmarish conditions at a facility where hundreds of children are held.
• Top Trump administration immigration officials contested reports that migrant children were being held in horrific conditions, including the president himself, who tweeted that The Times’s story was “phony and exaggerated.”
• In the span of just a few weeks, Senators Elizabeth Warren and Kamala Harris have been propelled toward the top of the Democratic pack by a deep hunger within the Democratic electorate for big ideas and groundbreaking female leadership.