Today in 5 Lines
President Trump continued his tirade against Amazon, tweeting that the company is costing taxpayers “many billions of dollars” through subsidized rates at the U.S. Post Office.
During a meeting with the heads of Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania, Trump claimed “nobody has been tougher on Russia” than he has, and said he planned to have the military guard the U.S.-Mexico border until a wall is built and security is tightened.
Amid a series of damaging reports that raised the possibility Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt could be fired, Trump and White House Chief of Staff John Kelly called Pruitt to convey support.
Seventeen states and seven cities are suing the Census Bureau and Commerce Department in an attempt to remove a new citizenship question from the 2020 Census questionnaire.
San Bruno Police Chief Ed Barberini said at least four people have been transferred to the hospital with gunshot-related injuries after a shooting at YouTube’s headquarters.
The Race We’re Watching
Voters in Wisconsin are headed to the polls to cast their ballot for a new state Supreme Court justice. The two candidates are Rebecca Dallet, a center-left former prosecutor and circuit court judge, and Michael Screnock, a lawyer and former conservative activist.
The race has received national attention as another test of the nation’s mood heading into the midterms. Screnock, a conservative, has been endorsed by the NRA, while Dallet, a liberal, was backed by former Vice President Joe Biden. If Dallet wins, it would change the ideological balance of the state’s Supreme Court to four conservatives and three liberals.