Media Editors / Oct. 21, 2019

Monday Top News Executive Summary

Trump's G7 reversal, Middle East puzzlement, Hillary's malfeasance, and more.

Above the Fold


G7 U-TURN: “President Donald Trump said Saturday that he will no longer be hosting the next G7 summit at his Doral resort in Florida following pushback from ‘the Hostile Media & their Democrat Partners.’” (The Daily Caller)

MIDDLE EAST PUZZLEMENT: The Associated Press reports that “Defense Secretary Mark Esper says he is discussing an option that would keep a small residual U.S. military force in northeast Syria.” Furthermore, “While Trump has insisted he’s bringing home Americans from ‘endless wars’ in the Mideast, Esper said all U.S. troops leaving Syria will go to western Iraq.”

Government & Politics


HILLARY’S MALFEASANCE: State Department concludes Clinton email review, says it found nearly 600 security violations (The Daily Wire)

HUD’S HOODLUMS: HUD officials knowingly failed “to comply with the law,” stalled Puerto Rico hurricane relief funds (NBC News)

SNAKE-OIL SALESWOMAN DAWDLES: Warren says she’ll reveal plan to pay for “Medicare for All” soon, amid fears of rising middle-class taxes (Fox News)

CFPB TESTED: The Supreme Court will consider a constitutional challenge to the composition of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (The Volokh Conspiracy)

Around the Nation


ILLEGAL-IMMIGRANT PROSECUTIONS: Record 110,000 illegal border crossers and smugglers prosecuted in 2019 fiscal year (Washington Examiner)

VILLAGE ACADEMIC CURRICULUM: Furman University has an “Acts of Intolerance” policy, which could punish “theme parties” and “costumes” that “reinforce stereotypes” (Campus Reform)

Other Notables


BOEING’S IMBROGLIO WORSENS: FAA asks Boeing why it hid test pilot’s discovery of “egregious” 737 Max issues (USA Today)

BREXIT UPDATE: “Prime Minister Boris Johnson will again try to put his Brexit deal to a vote in parliament on Monday after he was forced by his opponents to send a letter to Brussels seeking a delay to Britain’s departure from the European Union.” (Reuters)

Closing Arguments


POLICY: How bad constitutional law leads to bad economic regulations (The Atlantic)

POLICY: The principles of conservatism (The Heritage Foundation)

SATIRE: Hillary Clinton asked to leave Costco after repeatedly accusing sample lady of being a Russian asset (The Babylon Bee)

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