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JUNE 17, 2020

Updated: Jun 18

Weekday Poll (Rasmussen) – June 17: Trump Approval at 46%

POTUS approval up 3 points today


You can protest, just not here: City of Beverly Hills issues emergency order banning protests in residential areas

As protests and riots have raged across the country in recent weeks over George Floyd's death, leftist elites have been quick to virtue-signal their support but slow to call out the violence occurring — that is, until protests encroached upon their neighborhoods. A great example of this occurred Monday in one of the nation's wealthiest and most left-leaning cities: Beverly Hills.

After a group called "Occupy" staged loud protests using "bullhorns and amplified music and disrupted the tranquility" of the city's neighborhoods, city leadership issued an emergency order effectively banning protests in residential areas.


Mayor celebrates BLM protests, then calls them 'domestic terrorism' when her home is vandalized

Mayor of Olympia, Washington, Cheryl Selby, has been a vocal proponent of Black Lives Matter and backer of the protests that have spread across the country amid the death of George Floyd, but when these same people vandalized her home, she called it "domestic terrorism." It was reported last week that "two groups converged in downtown Olympia, and some became destructive, burnings flags, smashing windows, and spray painting businesses" moving eventually migrating to Selby's neighbourhood and vandalizing her home.

This same retraction of endorsement for the behaviour of the protesters and rioters happened with ESPN sportswriter, Chris Martin Palmer, who initially supported the riots in Minneapolis, but called those same people "animals" when they came for his home.


Pence says second-wave fears are overblown

Vice President Mike Pence said that fears of a second wave of coronavirus infections were “overblown” He also touted the Trump administration’s efforts to combat the virus and cited improved testing capacity, which has covered about 7% of the U.S. population. He added that the total U.S. test-positive rate is about 6%, though public health experts maintain that the ideal positivity rate is 5%


Exclusive: Hawley unveils bill targeting Big Tech's shield

Sen. Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) Wednesday will introduce legislation that would give consumers grounds to sue companies like Facebook or Twitter over accusations of selective censorship of political speech. TheLimiting Section 230 Immunity to Good Samaritans Actwould prevent major online companies from receiving the protections of Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act unless they revise their terms of service to include pledges to operate in good faith and details of their content moderation policies, according to Hawley's office. Section 230 protects website operators from lawsuits over user-generated content and empowers them to moderate content without losing that legal protection.

  • Under Hawley's bill, users who believe the provider is not "operating in good faith" by consistently and fairly applying its content rules could sue for $5,000 and attorneys' fees.

  • The bill is also sponsored by Republican Sens. Marco Rubio, Mike Braun and Tom Cotton, Hawley's office said.


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