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June 16, 2021

Biden Loses Temper With CNN Reporter

Howdy Americans,

President Biden snapped at CNN’s Kaitlan Collins on Wednesday during a press conference he gave following the Geneva summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin. Collins asked him why he was confident Putin would change his behavior following their meeting, to which Biden responded, “I’m not confident he’ll change his behavior! What the hell? What do you do all of the time? When did I say I was confident?” Later, he apologized for losing his temper. “I shouldn’t have been such a wise guy with the last answer I gave,” Biden said. “To be a good reporter, you got to be negative, that you got to have a negative view of life, it seems to me.”

Biden’s highly anticipated meeting with Russian President Vladmir Putin went better than his interaction with the CNN correspondent. President Biden said the tone of the meeting was “good” and “positive,” saying he made “no threats” to Putin, but warned of “consequences.” He went on to say, “This is about how we move from here. This is about practical, straight forward, no nonsense decisions that we have to make, or not make.” Putin also indicated the meeting was positive, saying that he felt “both of these sides showed a willingness to understand one another.”

The US government put an end to two Trump-era restrictions on those seeking asylum due to violence. On Wednesday, Attorney General Merrick Garland said that immigration judges should no longer follow the Trump-era rules that made it harder for immigrants who were fleeing domestic or gang violence to obtain asylum in the United States. The decision was celebrated by immigrant advocates.

Whoever purchased this house is braver than I am. The home where the 1969 Manson family LaBianca murders took place has been finally been sold after nearly eight months on the market. The home was previously purchased by paranormal investigator Zak Bagans in 2019. The infamous Los Angeles home was initially listed for $2.2 million, and it finally sold at a discounted price of $1,875,000.

A number of big companies, including Nike, Allstate, and Target, are opting to make Juneteenth a paid holiday. Juneteenth, or June 19, 1865, is the day slaves in Texas learned of their freedom. President Abraham Lincoln had signed the Emancipation Proclamation on Jan. 1, 1863, but it wasn’t until 1865 that Maj. Gen. Gordon Granger of the Union Army landed in Galveston, Texas, and delivered the news that the Civil War had ended. Christy Harris, Allstate’s senior vice president of human resources, said, “Not only is inclusive diversity and equity the moral thing to do, but it actually makes good business sense, too.”

Lastly, the market closed at a loss on Wednesday, after the Federal Reserve indicated that they now expect interest rates to rise in 2023. The Dow Jones industrial average was down 265 points, S&P 500 down 23 points, and the Nasdaq Composite was down 33 points.

Be well,

Fraser Dixon

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