President Joe Biden says he’s optimistic about U.S./Russia relations; plus, does a third ruling from the Supreme Court upholding the ACA mean the decade-long fight to dismantle it is over?


Meeting this week in Geneva between the leaders of two rival superpowers.


PRESIDENT JOE BIDEN: It’s clearly not in anybody’s interest, your country’s or mine, for us to be in a situation where we’re in a new cold war.

SIMON: President Joe Biden speaking to reporters after his three-hour summit meeting with Russian President Putin. Meanwhile, a new federal holiday commemorates the end of slavery in this country. And joining us now to talk about the week in politics is NPR White House correspondent Ayesha Rascoe. Happy Juneteenth.

AYESHA RASCOE, BYLINE: Thanks for having me.

SIMON: And let’s start, please, with that Juneteenth legislation….

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