Morning Greatness: Biden Signs Law for New National Juneteenth Holiday

Good Friday morning.

President Biden signs law marking Juneteenth as a federal holiday
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Other morsels:
Love him! Joe Rogan torches CNN’s Brian Stelter: ‘Hey motherf—er, you’re supposed to be a journalist’
BestBuy, Target and Starbucks are among the companies celebrating Juneteenth as PTO or holiday pay
Unanimous Supreme Court Backs Catholic Adoption Agency in Dispute Over Gay Foster Parents
‘It’s still a BFD’: Democrats applaud ruling upholding ObamaCare
Hundreds of Hong Kong Police Raid Anti-Communist Newspaper Apple Daily
Iranian ships once believed to be headed toward Venezuela change course, U.S. officials say
Alleged drunk driver was receiving oral sex during deadly crash outside bar
New publishing house combats conservative censorship: ‘Basic right of free speech’ is being attacked
A huge backlog at China’s ports could spoil your holiday shopping this year
Israel bombs Gaza City in 2nd day of strikes since breaking cease-fire

And that’s all I’ve got, now go beat back the angry mob!


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About Liz Sheld

Liz Sheld is the senior news editor at American Greatness. She is a veteran political strategist and pollster who has worked on campaigns and public interest affairs. Liz has written at Breitbart and The Federalist, as well as at PJ Media, where she wrote "The Morning Briefing." In her spare time, she shoots sporting clays and watches documentaries.

Photo: WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 17: U.S. President Joe Biden prepares to sign the Juneteenth National Independence Day Act into law in the East Room of the White House on June 17, 2021 in Washington, DC. The Juneteenth holiday marks the end of slavery in the United States and the Juneteenth National Independence Day will become the 12th legal federal holiday — the first new one since Martin Luther King Jr. Day was signed into law in 1983. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)