Tuesday’s Mini-Report, 6.21.16

Today’s edition of quick hits:
 
* Orlando: “In remarks Tuesday aimed at offering solace to a grieving city and shocked nation in the wake of the deadly attack in Orlando, U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch assured first responders and families of victims that officials are working on getting answers. And the Justice Dept. will make $1 million in emergency funding available to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement to help cover overtime costs for state and local responders, she added.”
 
* Taking their time: “Congressional negotiators may be nearing an agreement on funding to help fight the spread of the Zika virus.”
 
* Mexican unrest: “The long-simmering dispute between Mexico’s federal government and a radical arm of the country’s teachers union erupted into violence over the weekend, as riot police clashed with protesters in the southern state of Oaxaca, leaving at least six dead and more than 100 others wounded.”
 
* She’s right: “Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen blasted Donald Trump’s suggestion that he would renegotiate on the nation’s debt if elected president, warning of ‘very severe’ consequences.”
 
* This is largely the result of social conservatives’ activism: “The nation’s leading cancer doctors are pushing pediatricians and other providers to help increase use of the HPV vaccine, which studies show could help avert tens of thousands of cancer cases during young Americans’ lives. Yet a decade after its controversial introduction, the vaccine remains stubbornly underused even as some of those diseases surge.”
 
* Remember her? “Kim Davis, the Kentucky county clerk who made a splash last summer with her refusal to grant marriage licenses to gay couples, wants an appeals court to officially forget all about the incident and make the case go away.”
 
* The wrong response to Orlando: “As the Senate voted down several gun-control measures Monday evening, House Republicans introduced measures that would effectively wipe out existing gun-control laws in the District, which are among the country’s most restrictive.”
 
* It just had to be Florida: “A Republican candidate for Congress in Florida has launched a contest on his Facebook campaign page to give away a semi-automatic rifle on Independence Day.”
 
Anything to add? Consider this an open thread.
 
 
 

Tuesday's Mini-Report, 6.21.16