Today’s edition of quick hits:
* Fortunately, the vote wasn’t close: “The House on Friday passed the most ambitious congressional push yet to address the growing opioid epidemic, with provisions directing federal agencies to prioritize training, support recovery centers and expand research on several fronts.”
* In this case, Roberts voted with the four center-left justices: “In a 5-4 decision, the U.S. Supreme Court gave a victory to privacy advocates on Friday, ruling that police generally must have permission from a judge before they can get cellphone records to plot the movements of individual customers.”
* Donald Trump today accused Democrats of concocting politically motivated “phony stories of sadness and grief.” The fact that this is predictable doesn’t make it any less offensive.
* Of course it did: “The European Union fought back on Friday against the Trump administration’s tariffs, slapping penalties on an array of American products that target the president’s political base, like bourbon, motorcycles and orange juice.”
* I’ll look forward to the appeal: “A New York federal judge ruled Thursday that the structure of the Consumer of Financial Protection Bureau is unconstitutional and that the watchdog agency should be eliminated.”
* This guy: “Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) said Friday that he doesn’t want Somali Muslims working at meat-packing plants in his district because they want consumers of pork to be sent to hell.”
* Sinclair strikes again with another “must-run” segment: “Audiences across the country are watching a segment on their local news telling them that liberals in media had overblown reports of children separated from their parents and detained in cages near the border – all thanks to Sinclair Broadcast Group.”
Anything to add? Consider this an open thread.