While you were grilling out, sitting by the pool, on a boat, at the beach, or watching fireworks Thursday celebrating the birthday of the finest nation ever to exist on earth, the news cycle churned onward. Here’s the rundown of what you might have missed:
- A 6.4 magnitude earthquake shook Southern California.
- The battle over whether there will be a citizenship question on the 2020 census continued, as President Trump directed his DOJ and the Department of Commerce to continue to press for the addition of the question.
- Trump is now reportedly considering an executive order too add the question.
- According to The Washington Free Beacon, the Russian submarine that caught fire, killing all 14 of its crew onboard, was linked to the country’s underwater drone project. Another report said that it might have been sent to cut internet cables.
- On Independence Day, The People’s Republic of San Francisco announced that it will paint over a mural of George Washington, because it is allegedly “racist and degrading for its depiction of black and Native American people.”
- Joe Biden’s poll numbers continued to collapse nationwide.
- Our great President addressed the nation from the National Mall in front of a massive crowd, in a speech that was markedly non-political.
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