Daily Bread for 6.26.19

Good morning.

Wednesday in Whitewater will be sunny with a high of eighty-five.  Sunrise is 5:18 AM and sunset 8:37 PM, for 15h 19m 17s of daytime.  The moon is a waning crescent with 39.4% of its visible disk illuminated.
Today is the nine hundred sixtieth day.

On this day in 1834, an act of Congress creates new land districts:

On this date an Act of Congress created the Green Bay land district (east of a line from the northern boundary of Illinois to the Wisconsin River) and west of this, the Wisconsin Land district. The act followed land cessions by Native Americans defeated in the Black Hawk War. The creation of the land districts opened up much of southeastern Wisconsin for settlement.

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Mary Spicuzza, Patrick Marley, and Molly Beck report Provision on electric vehicles is aimed at getting GOP senator who sells Tesla parts to vote for budget:

A last-minute budget provision to make it easier to sell cars made by Tesla is aimed at winning the crucial vote of Sen. Chris Kapenga, who has pushed for the measure in the past and owns a business that sells Tesla parts and salvaged electric vehicles.

Assembly Republicans added the measure to the budget Tuesday, a day before the GOP-controlled Senate was to take it up. Kapenga is a longtime supporter of the Tesla proposal but said he wasn’t sure yet if he would vote for the budget.

(How very odd: it’s almost as though WISGOP scheming were no more subtle than an avaricious landlord and his few dogsbodies interfering in the economic policy of a small rural town.)

 Danny Hakim reports N.R.A. Shuts Down Production of NRATV:

The National Rifle Association has shut down production at NRATV.

The N.R.A. on Tuesday also severed all business with its estranged advertising firm, Ackerman McQueen, which operates NRATV, the N.R.A.’s live broadcasting media arm, according to interviews and documents reviewed by The New York Times.

While NRATV may continue to air past content, its live broadcasting will end and its on-air personalities — Ackerman employees including Dana Loesch — will no longer be the public faces of the N.R.A. It remained unclear whether the N.R.A. might try to hire some of those employees, but there was no indication it was negotiating to do so.

The move comes amid a flurry of lawsuits between the N.R.A. and Ackerman, and increasing acrimony that surfaced after two prominent N.R.A. board members first criticized NRATV in an article in The Times in March. The separation had become inevitable: The two sides said last month that they were ending their three-decade-plus partnership.

(A legitimate defense of the Second Amendment involves neither support for Trump nor financial dependency on Russian oligarchs.  See Investigators Are Zeroing in on Top NRA Leaders’ Russia Ties—and Challenging the Gun Group’s Story.)

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