1/ Biden’s physician, Dr. Kevin O’Connor, confirmed that Dr. Kevin Cannard, the Parkinson’s expert who visited the White House eight times, “was the neurological specialist that examined President Biden for each of his annual physicals.” O’Connor, after obtaining permission from Biden and Cannard, shared publicly that Biden had a physical in February and that he showed no signs of any neurological disorder, including Parkinson’s disease. Biden has not seen a neurologist outside his annual physicals. Yesterday, the White House refused to identify Cannard nor say if he ever treated Biden or consulted on his care due to privacy reasons, despite public White House visitor logs showing Cannard had visited the White House eight times over an eight-month span between last July and March of this year. (ABC News / Axios / The Guardian / NBC News)

2/ The Republican Party abandoned its explicit endorsement of a national ban on abortion for the first time in 40 years. Instead, the party adopted Trump’s leave-it-to-the-states approach on abortion and same-sex marriage in an attempt to de-emphasize the issues, which have consistently been unpopular in public polling. Overall, the new Republican Party platform leans into Trump’s preferred “America First” stances: Republicans “will oppose Late Term Abortion while supporting mothers and policies that advance Prenatal Care, access to Birth Control, and IVF (fertility treatments)”; there is no longer a reference to “traditional marriage” as between “one man and one woman”; instead of reducing the national debt, the platform calls to “end inflation” by “slashing wasteful government spending” to “Make America Affordable Again”; and calls for ending “the weaponization of government against the American people.” (Associated Press / Politico / NPR / New York Times / Washington Post / NBC News / ABC News / CNN)

3/ Trump attempted to distance himself from the conservative “Project 2025” playbook that was spearheaded by the Heritage Foundation and numerous former Trump administration officials, and backed by more than 110 conservative groups. The 922-page document is a sort of wish list for the first 180 days of the “next conservative administration,” that includes further restrictions on abortion access, “dismantling the administrative state” and replacing thousands of federal employees with ideological loyalists. “I know nothing about Project 2025,” Trump claimed. “I have no idea who is behind it. I disagree with some of the things they’re saying and some of the things they’re saying are absolutely ridiculous and abysmal.” Trump’s disavowal comes two days after Heritage Foundation president Kevin Roberts told Steve Bannon that “[W]e are in the process of the second American Revolution, which will remain bloodless if the left allows it to be.” Roberts added that “the radical left” was “apoplectic” because “our side is winning.” (ABC News / Axios / HuffPost / Wall Street Journal / Semafor / Rolling Stone / Washington Post / Daily Beast / CNN / Business Insider / Associated Press / Bloomberg / The Guardian / The Intercept)

4/ An Oklahoma man who falsely claimed that climate change is “the greatest hoax ever perpetrated on the American people” is dead at 89. Former Republican Sen. Jim Inhofe once argued that it was hubristic for humans to claim that burning fossil fuels could alter the divinely ordained natural climate cycles. So in a February 2015 stunt, Inhofe brought a snowball onto the Senate floor to falsely argue against the existence of climate change. [Editor’s note: ✌️] (Politico / Associated Press)

poll/ 61% of Americans say their state should allow a person to obtain an abortion if they don’t want to be pregnant for any reason – up from 49% in June 2021, a year before the Supreme Court overturned the constitutional right to an abortion. (Associated Press)

✏️ Notables.

  1. The media has been breathlessly attacking Biden. What about Trump? “The bigger story is Donald Trump’s appalling unfitness for office. He tried to overturn a legitimate election and is a felon.” (The Guardian)

  2. The Double Standard in Trump-Biden Coverage. “It’s real, and it’s not going anywhere.” (The Atlantic)

  • 📅 The WTFJHT Calendar: Now until then.

  • 🛠️ July 15-18: WTFJHT Infrastructure Week (limited publishing)
    🐘 July 15: Republican National Convention.
    🇮🇱 July 24: Netanyahu addresses joint session of Congress.
    🫏 Aug. 19: Democratic convention.
    ⛔️ Sept. 2: Labor Day – No WTFJHT.
    📺 Sept. 10: Biden-Trump debate.
    ⚖️ Sept. 18: Trump is sentenced.
    📆 Oct. 6: Last day to register to vote in some states.
    ⛔️ Oct. 14: Indigenous Peoples’ Day – No WTFJHT.
    🗳️ Nov. 5: Presidential Election.