Jordan Candler / Jul. 7, 2020

Tuesday News Executive Summary

Spending-bill setup, spike in blue-city violence, "faithless" electors, and more.

Above the Fold

  • The Washington Examiner reports: “House Democrats released spending bills Monday that are likely to clash with Senate Republicans and earn a veto threat from President Trump less than three months from a critical government funding deadline. One spending measure kills any new border wall funding in 2021, another legalizes the hiring of ‘Dreamers’ by members of Congress. A provision also requires the removal of an expanded list of statues now on display in the Capitol, depicting men linked to the Confederacy and other racial injustices.” This is how Democrats plan to set up Trump — ensure a veto and hang him as cold-hearted for not passing out more checks.

  • “Violence has spiked in cities nationwide following weeks-long anti-police protests over the death of George Floyd, according to government statistics and media reports,” The Daily Caller reveals. “Both New York City and Minneapolis have had over 100 shootings since Floyd’s May 25 death. In Los Angeles, the homicide rate rose 250% in just one week, and homicides in Atlanta have doubled since this time last year. Seattle’s ‘Capital Hill Autonomous Zone’ (CHAZ) led to a 525% increase in crime, including the death of two teenagers. As crime rates rose, activists have called to abolish the police, an idea that’s gained traction among liberals.”

Government & Politics

  • Supreme Court unanimously rules states can sanction or remove “faithless” presidential electors, hampering the Democrats’ efforts to undermine the Electoral College (Fox News)

  • Mitch McConnell opens door to direct payments in next coronavirus bill (The Hill)

  • George Soros set to double 2016 spending, pouring $40 million into super PAC (The Washington Free Beacon)

  • Unhinged: Anti-Trump Republicans endorse an increasingly leftist Joe Biden (Issues & Insights)

The Latest on COVID-19

  • Three-quarters of people who live with a coronavirus sufferer may develop “silent” immunity without needing antibodies (UK Daily Mail)

  • Immunity can be “short-lived,” expert warns (Fox News)

  • Herd immunity may not be achievable in fight against coronavirus (Fox News)

  • EPA approves use of Lysol surface disinfectant products against COVID-19 (Fox News)

  • Protests and riots may have spread coronavirus, some cities admit (National Review)

  • Is the pandemic coming to an end at last? (Issues & Insights)

Business & Economy

  • Judicial activism: Dakota Access pipeline must shut down by August 5, court rules, adding pressure to an already fragile industry (New York Post)

  • Harvard — with its $41 billion endowment — goes online, but $50K tuition cost is unchanged (Fox Business)

  • U.S. travel ban is costing Europe billions (Forbes)

  • States mandate masks and begin to shut down again — to the Left’s glee (The Washington Post)

Culture & Heartland

  • Georgia governor authorizes National Guard troops after eight-year-old killed (AP)

  • New bill would require New York cops to have personal insurance for liability suits (New York Post)

  • Massachusetts expands mail-in voting to all voters in state (Washington Examiner)

  • Florida orders public schools to reopen in August (Miami Herald)

  • “Cancel Hamilton” trends as social-justice warriors demand Disney pull musical that “glorifies slave trader” (The Daily Wire)

Other Notables

  • Country music legend and American patriot Charlie Daniels dies at 83 (Fox News)

  • DHS rule change will allow ICE to remove foreign students taking online course load in the fall (The Daily Caller)

  • Corrupt UN slams Donald Trump for killing Iranian General Soleimani because there was “insufficient evidence he was behind an ongoing or imminent attack” (UK Daily Mail)

  • Communist China detains Xu Zhangrun, leading critic of President Xi Jinping (The Washington Post)

Closing Arguments

  • Policy: Supreme Court’s “faithless electors” decision safeguards Electoral College (The Daily Signal)

  • Policy: Protecting undersea cables must be made a national-security priority (Hudson Institute)

  • Humor: Clinton Foundation now offering “suicide insurance” to Ghislaine Maxwell (Genesius Times)

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