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July 5, 2018

“It is a very great irony that the words of Thomas Jefferson should now be censored in America.”

Casey Stinnett, managing editor of “The Vindicator”, a community newspaper in Liberty County, Texas. “The Vindicator” posted excerpts of the Declaration of Independence on its Facebook page leading up to July 4th; Facebook blocked a post citing hate speech, and later restored it.

‘The chicken specialist dominates the rankings with the highest score across both restaurant categories, and its food quality continues to rate higher than the competition.”

American Customer Satisfaction Index’s annual survey on best fast-food restaurants in America. Chick-fil-A took the top spot.
“It looks like the first shots to the trade war are about to be fired.”

Geoff Raby, Australia’s former ambassador to China, to CNBC. At 12:01 a.m. Friday, July 6th $34B of tariffs will be levied on Chinese imports into America; China also has a list of retaliatory tariffs on American imports.
“On this trip I’m seeking to fill in some details on these commitments and continue the momentum towards implementation of what the two leaders promised each other and the world.”

Sec of State Mike Pompeo upon his arrival to North Korea – his first visit since the Singapore Summit.

“It is extremely difficult for me to cease serving you in this role first because I count it a blessing to be serving you in any capacity…However, the unrelenting attacks on me personally, my family, are unprecedented and have taken a sizable toll on all of us.”

Resignation letter from EPA Dir Scott Pruitt to Pres. Trump. A long time critic of the agency he oversaw, Pruitt was under investigation for a series of ethic violations.


Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) Executive Director Noah Bookbinder released a one-word statement after news of Scott Pruitt's resignation.

Have a wonderful weekend!

by Jenna Lee,