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The best way to keep Donald Trump’s presidency in perspective isn’t to go down the rabbit hole with every fight he picks or statement that mangles reality, but instead to realize the sheer volume, Axios managing editor David Nather writes.
The list includes:
🐀 Breaking ... Trump this morning attacks House Oversight Chairman Elijah Cummings of Baltimore:
The Supreme Court, 5-4, handed President Trump a major victory by allowing him "to divert $2.5 billion from the military’s budget and use it to build ... 100 miles of border wall in California, Arizona and New Mexico," the L.A. Times reports:
Swiss-based ProtonMail, which bills itself as the world’s most secure email platform, "has been caught up in a sophisticated cyber attack aimed at investigative journalists and other experts who are probing Russian intelligence activities," The Financial Times' Sam Jones reports from Zurich (subscription).
Sen. Bernie Sanders rallies in Santa Monica.
Speaker Pelosi, "whose 'San Francisco values' were the focus of tens of millions of dollars and nearly a decade’s worth of Republican attacks, is [the GOP's] Public Enemy No. 1 no more," the N.Y. Times' Jeremy Peters writes:
The bottom line ... WashPost: "Democratic wins show Pelosi firmly in charge ... With a month of victories, Pelosi shows who holds the reins in a fractious House."
Boris Johnson, 55, is the 14th prime minister of the 67-year reign of Queen Elizabeth II, age 93.
See pictures of the queen with all 14.
Mindful snacking — slowly and deliberately chewing food — is being promoted by food companies "who want to convince increasingly health-conscious consumers that indulging in cookies, crackers and candy is OK to do sometimes," The Wall Street Journal's Ellen Byron writes in an A-hed (subscription).
This is us leading the future for our consumers to continue to build and have a healthy relationship with their snacking behavior and for us to help them love our brands.
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