Friday’s Mini-Report, 6.10.16

Today’s edition of quick hits:
 
* Dallas Love Field Airport: “Dallas’ number two airport was thrown into chaos Friday after a police officer shot and wounded a man who had reportedly ‘rushed’ at him with a rock following a domestic disturbance.”
 
* Trying to defend Donald Trump’s criticism of Judge Gonzalo Curiel, an RNC spokesperson claimed today the Republican presidential hopeful “was not trying to speak to the judge’s heritage.” For the record, Trump quite literally referenced the judge’s “Mexican heritage.”
 
* Media: “Under pressure from a $140 million legal judgment in favor of Hulk Hogan, Gawker Media filed for bankruptcy protection on Friday, and is putting itself up for auction.”
 
* California: “A 5.2 magnitude earthquake early Friday occurred on one of Southern California’s most active faults and triggered hundreds of aftershocks, but caused no major damage, experts and public safety officials said.”
 
* If there’s a coherent defense for this farce, I can’t think of it: “House Benghazi Committee Republicans have subpoenaed a Pentagon official to testify next week after Chairman Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) suggested the person may have misled congressional officials who were seeking to track down a witness with knowledge of the 2012 attack.”
 
* Puerto Rico: “The House on Thursday passed legislation to tackle Puerto Rico’s debt crisis, as Congress took a large step towards addressing the economic and humanitarian crisis enveloping the island. The carefully crafted compromise passed 297-127, earning majorities in both parties.”
 
* It’s a new day: “The Department of Transportation (DOT) has approved six commercial U.S. airlines to begin flying to Cuba this fall as part of the administration’s push to normalize relations with the country, the agency announced Friday. The airlines being allowed to start service are American Airlines, Frontier Airlines, JetBlue Airways, Silver Airways, Southwest Airlines and Sun Country Airlines.”
 
Anything to add? Consider this an open thread.
 
 
 

Friday's Mini-Report, 6.10.16