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Media Editors / Oct. 18, 2019

Friday Top News Executive Summary

Syrian ceasefire conflict, Rick Perry resigns, San Fran snubs half the union, and more.

Above the Fold


CEASEFIRE IN NAME ONLY? U.S., Turkey reach agreement on Syria, but differ over whether it’s a ceasefire or pause in operations (ABC News)

SCHUMER THWARTED: Chuck Schumer’s bid to rebuke Trump over Syria fails in Senate (The Washington Times)

Government & Politics


PERRY OUT: Energy Secretary Rick Perry to resign after Trump blamed him for Ukraine call (PJ Media)

FANNING THE FLAMES: White House announces G7 to be hosted at Trump resort amid conflict-of-interest allegations against Bidens (National Review)

BORDER WARS: Senate again fails to override Trump veto on border wall (The Washington Times)

FREE SPEECH: Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg says he fears “erosion of truth” but defends allowing politicians to lie in ads (The Washington Post)

SNUBBING NEARLY HALF THE UNION: San Francisco blacklists 22 states over pro-life laws (National Review)

World


TARIFF FALLOUT: China’s GDP growth grinds to near 30-year low as tariffs hit production (Reuters)

BREXIT DOGFIGHT: Boris Johnson is in a race against time to sell the Brexit deal he has struck with the EU to MPs ahead of a Commons vote on Saturday (BBC News)

“ABSURD, IMMORAL, AND OFFENSIVE”: UN member states hand Venezuela’s brutal Maduro regime a seat on the Human Rights Council (CNSNews.com)

Closing Arguments


POLICY: What does Brexit Deal 2.0 look like? (American Enterprise Institute)

POLICY: Why Mexico is cooperating with us on immigration (National Review)

SATIRE: Congress votes to protect Syria’s border but not the U.S. border (Genesius Times)

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