Good Wednesday morning. Situational awareness: Yesterday's massive protests (60,000 in Houston) were largely peaceful. Last night, the nation’s streets were the calmest they have been in five nights. Looting was vastly reduced in a boarded-up Manhattan.
- AP tallies more than 9,000 arrests nationwide since unrest began Thursday.
- Protests have been held in at least 140 U.S. cities, per the N.Y. Times.
🗳️ Breaking: "Republican voters ousted U.S. Rep. Steve King on Tuesday, delivering an end to the two decades of controversy [and racist remarks] he brought to his heavily conservative district." (Des Moines Register)
- The establishment got him: The U.S. Chamber of Commerce helped build a coalition to pound the message that King had been ineffective.