Jordan Candler / July 2, 2021

Friday Executive News Summary

A good day at SCOTUS, federal executions suspended, 850,000 jobs added, and more.

A Good Day for Free Speech and Free Elections

  • Supreme Court upholds Arizona voter fraud protections (Fox News) | President Biden blasts the decision but his own administration supported it (Daily Wire)

  • Supreme Court strikes down California’s donor disclosure requirement for charities (ABC News)

  • SCOTUS enters summer recess with uncertainty over whether another bench vacancy is imminent (Fox News)

Government & Politics

  • Attorney General Merrick Garland suspends federal executions (NBC News)

  • Liz Cheney naturally joins Dems on January 6 select committee, defying McCarthy threat (Politico)

  • Trump Organization CFO Allen Weisselberg pleads not guilty (The Hill)

  • “Simply preposterous”: Media fall in line with White House claim Republicans want to defund police (Fox News)

Around the Nation

  • U.S. added 850,000 jobs in June vs. 706,000 estimate (CNBC)

  • BSA offers to compensate sexual abuse victims in historic $850 million bankruptcy settlement (USA Today)

  • Governor Gavin Newsom recall vote set for September 14 (Fox News)

  • California homicides jumped 31% last year (Fox News)

  • Judge orders Minneapolis to hire more police officers (Fox News)

  • Forty percent of San Francisco residents plan to leave due to quality of life (Washington Examiner)

Other Notables

  • U.S. hands Bagram Airfield to Afghans after nearly 20 years (AP)

  • J.D. Vance joins already chaotic Ohio Senate primary (Politico)

  • New poll shows how Trump surged with women and Hispanics (Politico)

Closing Arguments

  • Policy: How we can fix our “Made in China” problem (The Dispatch)

  • Policy: Biden can checkmate Iranian influence in Iraq (AEI)

  • Satire: Kamala Harris removes racist white stripes from U.S. flag in time for 4th of July (Genesius Times)

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