Wednesday Top News Executive Summary
Tariff opposition, D-Day, "Dreamer" citizenship, refugee admissions, Parkland charges, and more.
D-DAY COMMEMORATION: “President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump joined Queen Elizabeth II and more than 300 D-Day veterans in Portsmouth on Wednesday for a national ceremony of remembrance on the 75th anniversary of the allied military invasion remembered as a turning point of World War II.” (ABC News)
POLITICAL COVER: “Republican senators are declaring deep opposition to President Donald Trump’s threatened tariffs on all goods coming into the U.S. from Mexico. But it’s unclear they have the votes to stop him, and Trump said they’d be ‘foolish’ to try.” (The Associated Press)
IMMIGRATION POLITICKING: “Despite a veto threat from President Trump, House Democrats on Tuesday passed a bill that would provide a pathway to citizenship for an estimated 2 million undocumented immigrants whose parents brought them to the United States as children.” (Fox News)
REFUGEE ADMISSIONS: “From October 1 last year until the end of May, a total of 18,051 refugees have been resettled in the United States, and almost eight in ten self-identify as Christians.” (CNS News)
PARKLAND OFFICER CHARGED: “A former Parkland, Florida, school safety officer who failed to confront the gunman when 17 people were fatally shot at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School last year, was arrested Tuesday on multiple charges, including child neglect and perjury.” (NBC News)
CONTEMPT-VOTE ABOUT-FACE: “House Democrats plan to move forward next week with a vote to hold U.S. Attorney General William Barr and White House counsel Don McGahn in contempt of Congress, despite signaling two weeks ago that they were moving away from such a vote.” (The Daily Wire)
DEMONSTRATING ITS PERPETUAL TOTALITARIAN REGIME: “China’s government lashed out Tuesday at Secretary of State Mike Pompeo for commemorating the ‘heroic’ protests leading to the violent crackdown at Beijing’s Tiananmen Square in 1989, warning that its critics would ‘end up in the ash heap of history.’” (The Wall Street Journal)
CUBA EMBARGO: “The Trump administration on Tuesday ended the most popular forms of U.S. travel to Cuba, banning cruise ships and a heavily used category of educational travel in an attempt to cut off cash to the island’s communist government.” (The Associated Press)
FOREIGN QUIETUS: “A 17-year-old Dutch girl who sought to be euthanized after she said the pain of being raped and molested as a child had become ‘unbearable’ was reportedly allowed to die at home this weekend.” (The Daily Beast)
DOMESTIC QUIETUS: The Maine Legislature voted Tuesday to legalize assisted suicide… The bill now goes to Democratic Gov. Janet Mills, who has 10 days to act on the bill and has not indicated whether she will let it become law. Her office said she has not yet taken a position.“ (The Associated Press)
HUMOR: Major corporations bravely come out in support of incredibly popular, socially acceptable movement (The Babylon Bee)
POLICY: Legacies of "The Longest Day” (American Enterprise Institute)
POLICY: The 30th anniversary of Tiananmen Square reminds us of how far China has to go (The Federalist)
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