President Barack Obama will take executive action on immigration reform. Calling his plan "administrative action," he promised to direct law enforcement resources away from deportation and toward border security. Republicans forced his hand by blocking meaningful legislation on the issue, he claimed.
- The New York Times editorial board endorsed new federal government mandates for how colleges must handle sexual assault investigations. The government is perfectly justified in requiring campus judicial bodies to use a low burden of proof, according to the NYT.
- The Democratic Party took the release of the Hobby Lobby and Harris v. Quinn Supreme Court decisions as an opportunity to reignite its base for the upcoming November elections. DNC promotional material warned that a GOP takeover of the Senate would cement the gains made by conservatives at the Supreme Court today.
- Dutch airline KLM apologized for tweeting "Adios Amigos!" after Mexico's loss to the Netherlands. No offense was intended, according to a KLM spokesperson, though some had construed the Tweet as racist.
Adult performers are outraged at the proposed licensing requirements, and have vowed to fight the bill.
Are Democrats about to nominate a socialist for president?
"Nick Sutton has gone from a life-taker to a life-saver," read a clemency petition filed by corrections staff, the families of several victims, and five of the jurors who sentenced him to death.
Instead of $12.5 billion in new agriculture purchases exports to China this year, the USDA expects less than $4 billion.