News Roundup 6/26/20

by | Jun 26, 2020

News Roundup 6/26/20

by | Jun 26, 2020

News Roundup from The Libertarian Institute by Kyle Anzalone

US News

  • Three North Carolina cops were fired after accidentally recording themselves talking about killing black people. [Link]
  • 1.5 million Americans filed for unemployment this week. Over 6 million have filed for unemployment since the start of June. [Link]
  • The Air Force launches an investigation into the Air National Guard surveillance of protests. [Link]
  • Aaron Mate explains, that despite the hype, Bolton’s book actually harms the impeachment narrative. [Link]

Congress

  • The House is pushing to add hypersonic missiles to the issue-plagued Zumwalt class destroyers. [Link]
  • The House is putting provisions in the 2021 National Defense Authorization Act that will prevent Trump from withdrawing troops from Africa or South Korea. [Link]
  • Trump administration officials say the president is attempting to end Congress’ ability to review weapon sales. [Link]

Venezuela

  • US official Elliot Abrams says Russia and China need to contribute more aid to Venezuela. [Link]

Middle East

  • Max Blumenthal explains the US and Qatari scheme to get expansive sanctions placed on Syria. [Link]
  • The Iraqi military raided the offices and detained some leaders of Kataib Hezbollah. [Link]
  • At least 54 people died after the Saudi-ceasefire in southern Yemen fell apart. The Southern Transitional Council is fighting the Saudi-backed Hadi government. [Link]

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