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

Media Editors · Oct. 18, 2019

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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