Thursday Top News Executive Summary
D-Day, border numbers, free speech, fetal tissue, Clinton collusion, and more.
D-DAY ANNIVERSARY: “President Trump paid stirring homage Thursday to the brave Allied fighters who ‘stood in the fires of hell’ to help turn the tide of World War II, speaking at the edge of Omaha Beach in Normandy, France, where thousands of men stormed the shore 75 years ago in a relentless onslaught that was both a suicide mission and a historic triumph of good over evil.” (Fox News)
THE GREATEST GENERATION: 97-year-old former paratrooper makes another jump 75 years after D-Day (CBS News)
BORDER CRISIS: “132,887 people were arrested between ports of entry in May, up from 99,304 migrants in April, according to data from U.S. Customs and Border Protection released Wednesday. Arrests of single adults rose by over 5,000 last month, while apprehensions of unaccompanied children rose by 2,600 and those of family units rose by 26,000.” (National Review)
BORDER SUBTERFUGE: “The American man killed at the border in a shootout with U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers Monday night was attempting to smuggle in two Chinese nationals, officials said Wednesday.” (Fox News)
PELOSI RHETORIC: “Speaker Nancy Pelosi told senior Democrats that she’d like to see President Donald Trump ‘in prison’ as she clashed with House Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler in a meeting on Tuesday night over whether to launch impeachment proceedings.” (Politico)
SHUTTERING FREE SPEECH: “YouTube announced Wednesday it would ban videos promoting or glorifying racism and discrimination as well as those denying well-documented violent events, like the Holocaust or the Sandy Hook elementary school shooting.” (Agence France-Presse)
FETAL-TISSUE TESTS DISCONTINUED: “The Trump administration has ended the government’s contract with a bioscience company that provided human fetal tissue from elective abortions for testing purposes. … HHS was not satisfied with the results of a review it conducted to make sure that the procurements were in keeping with government regulations and with ethical and moral concerns.” (The Daily Signal)
CLINTON COLLUSION: “Judicial Watch revealed this week that new emails … show that the FBI moved swiftly to meet the demands of Clinton’s lawyer to provide him with its investigative documents on Clinton just two months prior to the 2016 election.” (CNS News)
GOD HAVE MERCY: “The Democrats have continued their mission to root God out of the public square in the name of secularism by removing ‘so help me God’ from the U.S. House of Representatives oath witnesses must take when testifying before several of the congressional committees, all of which are currently under Democratic control.” (The Daily Wire)
2A WIN: “Earlier this week, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court delivered a message that the United States Supreme Court desperately needs to hear: The lawful exercise of your Second Amendment rights does not make you a second-class citizen. … The state supreme court … could ‘find no justification for the notion that a police officer may infer criminal activity merely from an individual’s possession of a concealed firearm in public.’” (National Review)
POLICY: YouTube is wrong to censor Nazis and demonetize Steven Crowder (Washington Examiner)
POLICY: Why the Indo-Pacific is the Pentagon’s “priority theater” (The Daily Signal)
HUMOR: Controversial law permits gun ownership by people banned by Facebook (IMAO)
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