Tuesday Top News Executive Summary

Border lawsuit, African migrants, antitrust, green scam, disaster aid, and more.

Media Editors · Jun. 4, 2019
  • BORDER LAWSUIT TOSSED: “Washington, D.C., district court Judge Trevor McFadden threw out House Democrats’ lawsuit seeking an injunction against President Trump’s emergency border wall funding reallocation, saying that the matter is fundamentally a political dispute and that the politicians lack standing to make a legal case.” (Fox News)

  • ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION’S WIDE NET: “U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Del Rio Station apprehended a large group of 116 individuals Thursday. … This is the first large group apprehended in the Del Rio Sector and the first large group of people from Africa — including nationals from Angola, Cameroon and Congo — apprehended on the Southwest border this year.” (U.S. Customs and Border Protection)

  • ANTITRUST BLITZ: “Congress will be taking a close look at the power of big tech. The House Judiciary Committee announced Monday that it will hold a series of hearings as part of a bipartisan investigation into whether there is enough competition among U.S. technology companies.” (NBC News)

  • DOXXING BELLIGERENCE: “Over the weekend, the Daily Beast — apparently with Facebook’s help — exposed the identity of the man who allegedly uploaded the now-famous ‘drunk Nancy Pelosi’ viral video.” (National Review)

  • BIDEN’S GREEN SCAM: “Former Vice President Joe Biden on Tuesday unveiled a $1.7-trillion, 10-year plan to combat climate change, the latest entry in a spate of proposals from Democratic White House hopefuls to address a global environmental issue that was rarely addressed in past presidential campaigns.” (Los Angeles Times)

  • DISASTER AID: “The House passed a long-delayed aid bill on Monday that will send $19.1 billion to states and territories hit by flooding, wildfires, tornadoes, hurricanes and other natural disasters in recent months. The legislation … now goes to President Trump. The president has described the bill as ‘great’ and is expected to sign it.” (The Washington Post)

  • ECONOMIC HARBINGER? “The U.S. Manufacturing Purchasing Managers’ Index fell by more than two-points to 50.5 in May, the lowest level since Sept. 2009, according to IHS Markit. New orders contracted for the first time since August 2009. The overall index has fallen by almost six points over the last year.” (Bloomberg)

  • CENSUS RACE BAIT: “More than 4 million people — including a significant portion of black and Latino Americans — could be left out of the 2020 census, according to a study from the nonpartisan Urban Institute.” (NBC News)

  • ELECTORAL SECURITY THREAT: “Silicon Valley investors are nudging election officials toward an innovation that prominent coders and cryptographers warn is downright dangerous for democracy. Voting by phone could be coming soon to an election near you.” (Los Angeles Times)

  • POLICY: Three things to know about a disaster spending bill conservatives couldn’t stop (The Daily Signal)

  • POLICY: The Tiananmen Square massacre still matters (The Daily Signal)

  • HUMOR: Left vows to topple patriarchy by allowing biological males to dominate women’s sports (The Babylon Bee)

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