Monday Top News Executive Summary

Iran's proxy war, tariffs eased, SCOTUS rulings, leftist heartache, pro-life updates, and more.

Media Editors · May 20, 2019
  • IRAN’S PROXY WAR: “The rocket that exploded Sunday outside the U.S. embassy in Baghdad is of a design trafficked by Iran and used by Middle Eastern terrorist groups,” the Washington Examiner reveals. This follows a recent Guardian report revealing that “Iran’s most prominent military leader has recently met Iraqi militias in Baghdad and told them to ‘prepare for proxy war.’”

  • SHOT ACROSS THE BOW: “President Trump threatened to destroy Iran in a tweet sent in the wake of reports that a rocket was fired into Baghdad’s heavily fortified Green Zone less than a mile away from the US Embassy. ‘If Iran wants to fight, that will be the official end of Iran. Never threaten the United States again!,’ Trump tweeted Sunday afternoon.” (New York Post)

  • TARIFFS EASED: “The United States agreed Friday to lift its tariffs on industrial metals from Mexico and Canada, clearing a major obstacle to congressional passage of President Trump’s new North American trade deal.” (The Washington Post)

  • REBUFFING THE WITCH HUNTERS: “The Treasury Department said Friday that it would not comply with congressional subpoenas to provide six years of President Donald Trump’s tax returns.” (NBC News)

  • IMPENDING SUPREME COURT RULINGS: ABC News lists “11 Supreme Court cases with imminent decisions.”

  • MORE LEFTIST ANGUISH: “Australia’s Prime Minister Scott Morrison won re-election on Saturday, stunning pollsters who had anticipated his defeat for several months. Morrison championed working-class economic stability during his campaign, and his victory is part of a populist trend, which now stretches across the U.S., Brazil, Hungary and Italy.” (NPR)

  • PRO-LIFE UPDATE #1: “The Missouri House on Friday approved a restrictive abortion bill that would ban abortions after the eighth week of pregnancy… The bill was passed by the Senate on Thursday, and now with approval from the House goes to Republican Gov. Mike Parson, who is expected to sign it.” (Fox News)

  • PRO-LIFE UPDATE #2: “Bucking many members of his party, Louisiana Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards says he’ll sign an abortion restriction bill that comes to his desk should it clear the state Legislature. The ‘heartbeat bill’ would restrict abortions after a heartbeat is detected in the fetus, which is about six weeks into a pregnancy. The bill faces one final vote in the state House.” (USA Today)

  • FAKE FAMILIES: “In a pilot program, approximately 30% of rapid DNA tests of immigrant adults who were suspected of arriving at the southern border with children who weren’t theirs revealed the adults were not related to the children.” (Washington Examiner)

  • BE CAREFUL WHAT YOU WISH FOR: “Men are scared of women now. LeanIn.org and SurveyMonkey’s new #MentorHer poll reveals Friday that 60% of male managers report feeling ‘too nervous’ about being accused of harassment to interact with women in ‘common workplace’ activities such as mentoring, socializing and one-on-one meetings.” (New York Post)

  • POLICY: The merit of merit-based immigration (National Review)

  • POLICY: The “death threat” to Huawei: A step forward (American Enterprise Institute)

  • HUMOR: Groundbreaking new late show to exclusively make fun of conservatives (The Babylon Bee)

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