In addition to striking down President Barack Obama's attempt to bypass the Senate to appoint people to the National Labor Relations Board, the Supreme Court ruled unanimously that a 35-foot buffer zone blocking protests at abortion clinics in Massachusetts was too broad a restriction. The court has two cases left to announce, including the Hobby Lobby Obamacare birth control case.
- The United States soccer team lost its World Cup match against Germany, but Ghana also lost to Portugal, and then some complicated rules about the number of goals applies, and so the United States is moving on anyway.
- Howard Baker, former Tennessee senator and former chief of staff for President Ronald Reagan, has died at age 88 from complications due to a stroke.
- Even though yesterday's federal appeals court ruling that Utah's ban on gay marriage is unconstitutional has been stayed (and only covered Utah), Boulder County in Colorado has used the ruling as a reason to start handing out marriage licenses to same-sex couples.
- New York City's financial chief has signed off on a settlement for the five men falsely accused of raping a jogger in Central Park in 1989. Though the amount has not been formally revealed, sources tell Reuters it's $40 million.
- The German government has canceled a contract with Verizon in the wake of Edward Snowden's disclosures about U.S. surveillance there.
Yet the Libertarian presidential nominee is still not being polled in one-third of the country, including states that are historically friendly to third-party candidates.
Glenn Greenwald Resigns from The Intercept, Citing 'Pathologies, Illiberalism, Repressive Mentality' of Pro-Biden Newsroom
The progressive outlet's co-founder claims he was prevented from publishing an article because it was critical of Joe Biden.
Lawmakers are bribing citizens with a tiny tax break in exchange for the power to jack up income tax rates down the line.
Donald Rainwater, who is polling north of 10 percent, attracts voters who oppose Indiana's heavy-handed coronavirus lockdowns.
The former vice president's vision of an all-powerful government goes far beyond massive spending and tax hikes.