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What We’re Reading Today: Sleepy Joe, China Trouble, Spoiled Children … And More

Some headlines that caught our eye.

Election 2020

Only One Thing Missing From Biden’s Events: Enthusiasm — Politico

Biden Praises 10-Year-Old Girl as ‘Good Looking’ and Holds Her Shoulders — Breitbart

Democrats’ Phony Cries of Racism Won’t Work in 2020 — Steve Cortes, Real Clear Politics

China

Trump: US ‘Not Ready’ to Make a Trade Deal With China — Newsmax

China Gears Up to Weaponize Rare Earths in Trade War — Bloomberg

Chinese Video Urges War With U.S.— Washington Free Beacon


‘We’re Not Being Paranoid’: U.S. Warns Of Spy Dangers Of Chinese-Made Drones — NPR

Iran

U.S. pressuring Iran for new deal addressing its malign behavior in Mideast — Con Coughlin, Gatestone Institute

Tankers almost certainly hit by Iranian mines: US — BBC News

Supreme Court

Ruth Bader Ginsburg speaks out with eye towards future of Roe v. Wade — CNN

Mitch McConnell tells constituents he would proceed with a Trump election year SCOTUS nomination – Krystle Callais, WPSD, Paducah, Kentucky

Real Scandals

Christopher Steele Will Refuse to Speak to Prosecutor Investigating the Origins of Trump Probe — PJ Media

Comey Denies FBI Spied on Trump Campaign, Calls It ‘Conspiracy’ Amid Multiple Probes — Breitbart

Misc

California threatens to upend Catholic ‘seal of confession’  — Washington Times

Individually-owned accounts key to solving entitlement crisis — Jay Lehr, Heartland Institute

Vatican ex-nuncio to U.S.: Pope’s denial on knowledge of Cardinal’s abuse is a lie — Diane Montagna, Lifesite News

America Has Become a Place Where Spoiled Children Paying $60,000 Tuition Consider Themselves ‘Victims’ — John Stossel, PJ Media

Private border wall construction halted by cease and desist order — Washington Times

SpaceX wants to offer Starlink internet to consumers after just six launches— Telsarati

Media Curiously Incurious About MLK Story — American Spectator

Cashless stores are the hot new thing. Now politicians are stepping in — C-Net News

The West has many wildfires, but too few prescribed burns, study finds— Los Angeles Times

Defectors from Venezuela forces arming & organizing at Columbia border — Reuters


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