Wednesday’s Mini-Report, 6.15.16

Updated
Today’s edition of quick hits:
 
* Quite a sight: “Led by the senators who represent Newtown, Connecticut – where a gunman fatally shot 26 people, including 20 children, in 2012 – Democrats took control of the Senate floor Wednesday and vowed to keep talking until lawmakers start doing something about gun violence.”
 
* The only responsible choice: “The Federal Reserve did not raise its benchmark interest rate on Wednesday, and the central bank said it expected to raise rates more slowly in coming years, an acknowledgment that economic growth had again disappointed its expectations.”
 
* CBS News poll: “According to the survey, Americans give the President net positive ratings on his response to the Orlando attack. More than half disapprove (51 percent) of presidential candidate Donald Trump’s response and are split in their opinions in how Hillary Clinton has handled the situation.”
 
* Texas: “Amarillo Police say an armed man who allegedly took hostages at a Walmart store was fatally shot by police. No shoppers, employees or hostages were harmed in the incident, police said. Police have not yet released the identity of the suspect or [said] if he was a Walmart employee.”
 
* Aaron Persky, “the judge facing intense backlash over his sentencing in the sexual assault trial of a former Stanford swimmer, has been removed from another sex assault case at the request of the Santa Clara District Attorney’s Office.”
 
* California now has the sixth largest economy in the world: “The federal Bureau of Economic Analysis says that California’s economy … had been the eighth largest economy, and passed France and Brazil with the release of the latest report.”
 
North Dakota voters yesterday “rejected a move by the state to loosen its Depression-era rules prohibiting corporate farming.”
 
* How very unfortunate: “Following this weekend’s shooting at a gay nightclub in Orlando, President Obama ordered that, ‘as a mark of respect for the victims,’ the United States flag be flown at half-staff ‘upon all public buildings and grounds’ through the end of the day Thursday. Officials in Cole County, Missouri decided this didn’t apply to them.”
 
Anything to add? Consider this an open thread.
 
 

Wednesday's Mini-Report, 6.15.16

Updated