Daily Clips: June 28, 2016

OH, DONALD: The headline of this Washington Post story says it all: “Trump promised millions to charity. We found less than $10,000 over 7 years.” It’s becoming increasingly apparent that Trump is not worth anything near the billions that he claims.

THE FACE OF WASHINGTON IS CHANGING: The Seattle Times‘s delightful FYI Guy, Gene Balk, reports that Washington state is getting less white:

New data from the U.S. Census Bureau show that small-town Washington — from Ocean Shores to Spokane Valley and everywhere in between — is becoming less white.

Since the start of the decade, non-Hispanic whites have declined as a percentage of the population in all 39 counties in Washington. In King County and six others, the white population dropped by at least 3 percentage points in the past five years.

For God’s sake, whatever you do, don’t read the comments on that story.

SUPREME COURT CONTINUES TO DEFEND ABORTION RIGHTS: Hot on the heels of yesterday’s strong support of abortion clinics, the Supreme Court has blocked a pair of similar cases, thereby proving that yesterday’s decision was not a fluke:

The U.S. Supreme Court let stand lower court rulings on Tuesday that blocked restrictions on doctors who perform abortions in Mississippi and Wisconsin a day after the court struck down a similar measure in Texas.

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