Book club

The Trump administration sued former national security adviser John Bolton on Tuesday to block him from publishing a book about his time in the White House [Reuters].

President Donald Trump may sue his niece to prevent the publication of a tell-all book she is authoring [Daily Beast].


Police reform

President Donald Trump signed an executive order on policing, but critics say it doesn't go far enough [NBC News].

Republicans in the Senate are rallying around a police reform bill to require more disclosure about the use of force and ban chokeholds [Politico].


Coronavirus

Florida, Arizona and Texas have reported a record number of daily Covid-19 cases this week [CNN].

Beijing expands its lockdown as officials cancel more than 1,000 flights [Bloomberg].

Scientists say a commonly available drug could help save the lives of patients who are seriously ill with coronavirus [BBC].

Dr. Anthony Fauci says he doesn't see the need for another Covid-19 lockdown yet, but he's nervous about states re-opening too soon [Daily Beast].

President Trump mentioned an AIDS vaccine that does not exist while promising a Covid-19 vaccine by the end of the year [Forbes].


Congress

House Republicans are furious as Speaker Nancy Pelosi is asking House committees to require the wearing of masks [WaPo].


Trump's Tulsa rally

The mayor of Tulsa said Tuesday he was nervous about a full arena amid a rising number of coronavirus cases in Oklahoma. He also said he didn't know about Trump's rally until the city was contacted about police support for the event [Twitter].

The Trump campaign is exploring the use of an overflow facility for his Saturday rally [CNN].

A judge denied a lawsuit from some Oklahoma residents seeking to block Trump's rally [WaPo].


Yikes!

Nebraska Democrats have denounced their nominee for U.S. Senate and called on him to drop out of the race after he made sexually explicit comments about one of his staffers in a group text [AP].


Economy

Retail spending jumped a record 17.7 percent in May [AP].

Bank profits in the U.S. plummeted 70 percent during the first quarter of 2020 [Reuters].

Spending on renewable energy will surpass oil and gas drilling for the first time next year [Bloomberg].


This will end well

North Korea says it's sending soldiers to a number of sites along the border with South Korea [AP].