Media Editors / Jul. 15, 2019

Monday Top News Executive Summary

ICE raids, sanctuary-city ruling, tariff effects on China, auto regs shelved, BidenCare, and more.

Immigration


ICE RAIDS: “Federal authorities were conducting raids Sunday in major cities nationwide aimed at rounding up for deportation about 2,000 illegal immigrants already ordered out of the country, according to a senior government official.” (New York Post)

JUDICIAL BENCHMARKS: “The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled for the Trump administration Friday in a case concerning the withholding of federal funds for local policing from so-called sanctuary cities. A three-judge panel of the court ruled 2-1 that the Justice Department could deny Community Oriented Policing Services grants to cities and states that have ‘sanctuary’ policies prohibiting law-enforcement cooperation with federal immigration authorities.” (National Review)

VILLAGE IGNORATI: “Authorities in Colorado restored an American flag to its place Friday evening after protesters demonstrating outside a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) facility pulled down the star-spangled banner and flew the flag of Mexico in its place.” (Fox News)

Economy


BLACK HOMEOWNERSHIP AT ALL-TIME LOW: “While Hispanic homeownership rate is on the rise, the black homeownership rate has fallen 8.6 percentage points since its peak in 2004, hitting an all-time low in the first quarter of this year, according to census data.” (The Wall Street Journal)

TARIFF IMPACTS: “China’s economic growth sank to its lowest level in at least 26 years in the quarter ending in June, adding to pressure on Chinese leaders as they fight a tariff war with Washington.” (Associated Press)

AUTOMAKER RELIEF: “The Trump administration said late on Friday it was issuing final rules to suspend a 2016 Obama administration regulation that more than doubled penalties for automakers failing to meet fuel efficiency requirements.” (Reuters)

Government & Politics


BIDENCARE: “Former Vice President Joe Biden has released a plan his campaign said would make the Affordable Care Act easier to navigate with more choices for Americans. The plan would expand upon the Affordable Care Act passed under the Obama-Biden administration and provide a public option for patients to buy into, rather than a ‘Medicare-for-all’ system that several of Biden’s 2020 rivals advocate for — a contrast Biden has already started to draw on the campaign trail.” (ABC News)

DON’T SWAP SPIT WITH JACKASSES: “After triggering backlash over tweets urging progressive congresswomen to go back to their ‘broken and crime infested’ home countries, President Trump appeared unbowed Sunday night, suggesting it was ‘so sad’ to see Democrats sticking up for the lawmakers.”(Fox News)

PELOSI’S BUDGET DEMANDS: “U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said on Saturday that a two-year budget agreement with the Trump administration must include equal increases in defense and nondefense spending, plus additional money for a program intended to improve healthcare for military veterans.” (Reuters)

NDAA APPROVED: “In a 220–197 vote, the House passed the National Defense Authorization Act on Friday, giving a win to Democratic leaders who’d spent months coaxing progressives to vote for the defense-funding package.” (National Review)

Closing Arguments


POLICY: Why federal highway policy is a speed bump slowing down better roads (The Daily Signal)

POLICY: Six ways a new report devastates the $15 minimum wage (The Heritage Foundation)

HUMOR: New study confirms all your opinions are correct (The Babylon Bee)

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