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Friday Executive News Summary

SCOTUS decisions, Juneteenth official, HR 1 compromise shot down, and more.

Top of the Fold

  • Supreme Court upholds ObamaCare in full; 7-2 decision likely an unfortunate end to the legal battle over the disastrous law (Free Beacon)

  • On the other hand, SCOTUS rightly sides with Catholic foster agency that excludes same-sex couples in 9-0 ruling (Fox News)

Government & Politics

National Security

  • House votes to repeal 2002 Iraq War authorization as Senate prepares to take action (CNBC)

  • Biden’s half-cocked “off-limits” list for Russian cyberattacks criticized as “green light” to target everything else (Fox News)

  • Chinese defector was top counterintelligence official (RedState)

Around the Nation

  • “These officers find themselves in a no-win situation”: Fifty law enforcement personnel resign en masse from Portland’s crowd control unit (The Oregonian)

  • Iowa governor signs “Back the Blue” bill to crack down on rioting, establish qualified immunity (Washington Examiner)

  • More projection: Murder Capital Mayor Lori Lightfoot declares racism a public health emergency (Washington Times)

  • Mark and Patricia McCloskey plead guilty to misdemeanors, forfeit guns (Fox 2)

Around the World

  • Editors of Hong Kong newspaper arrested under bogus security law (AP)

  • Beijing considers lifting all birth restrictions by 2025 (Bloomberg)

Other Notables

Closing Arguments

  • Policy: What two parents mean for black and white children (IFS)

  • Policy: January 6: An intelligence failure? (AEI)

  • Humor: Biden retaliates for Chinese defector by giving China the entire FBI (Genesius Times)

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