Jim Geraghty, Gordon Chang & Mike Chase on The Larry O’Connor Show 07.01.19

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Trump says Kim Jong Un responded to DMZ handshake offer (Washington Examiner)

President Trump says Kim Jong Un responded to his offer to shake hands at the Korean demilitarized zone — but he isn’t saying if the North Korean leader accepted.

Trump told reporters in Seoul, South Korea, that officials received a response to the tweeted offer.

“We have, yes,” Trump said, regarding whether he heard from Kim. [Read More]

Hong Kong police evict protesters who stormed parliament (BBC)

Activists had occupied the Legislative Council (LegCo) building for hours after breaking away from a protest on the anniversary of Hong Kong’s transfer of sovereignty to China from Britain.

After midnight (16:00 GMT), hundreds of police secured the building following a warning to protesters to clear it.

It follows weeks of unrest in the city over a controversial extradition law. [Read More]

How to Become a Federal Criminal: An Illustrated Handbook for the Aspiring Offender (Amazon)

Have you ever clogged a toilet in a national forest? That could get you six months in federal prison. Written a letter to a pirate? You might be looking at three years in the slammer. Leaving the country with too many nickels, drinking a beer on a bicycle in a national park, or importing a pregnant polar bear are all very real crimes, and this riotously funny, ridiculously entertaining, and fully illustrated book shows how just about anyone can become—or may already be—a federal criminal.

Whether you’re a criminal defense lawyer or just a self-taught expert in outrageous offenses, How to Become a Federal Criminal is your wonderfully weird window into a criminally overlooked sector of American government. [Read More]

Thuggery Comes to Portland (National Review)

Making the click-through worthwhile: The Antifa thugs take over the streets of Portland again, a disturbing report that the Trump administration is considering accepting the North Korean nuclear program, and the lesser-known Democratic candidates start feeling the pressure. [Read More]

Trump Makes Room Laugh At Jim Acosta During G20 Summit (The Daily Caller)

President Donald Trump took a jab at CNN chief White House correspondent Jim Acosta during a press conference at Saturday’s G20 Summit.

Acosta, back on the beat after promoting his new book, asked the president about his supposed “coziness with some of these dictators and autocrats at these summits.” He then wanted to know whether Trump didn’t respond to a question asked in front of the Saudi crown prince about the death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi because he was “afraid of offending him.” [Read More]

A bill would make it illegal to contact employees after work (WUSA 9)

It’s not a stretch to say most people believe the best part of the work day is when it’s over. For many people though, the work day never really ends because their boss can call or email at any time.

“We live under that anxiety and never really take the time to decompress,” says Brooklyn Councilman Rafael Espinal Jr. [Read More]

 

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