Media Editors / Oct. 23, 2019

Wednesday Top News Executive Summary

Bill Taylor testifies, Russia and Turkey strike a deal, identity socialism, and more.

Above the Fold


RUDY GIULIANI MOST IMPLICATED: Diplomat Bill Taylor, testifying in House impeachment probe, raises concern about possible quid pro quo over investigations seen as aiding Trump (The Wall Street Journal)

SANCTIONS LIFTED: Trump announces “permanent ceasefire” in Syria between Turkey and Kurds; lifts sanctions on Ankara (Fox News)

WICKED BEDFELLOWS: “Russia and Turkey have agreed to ensure Kurdish forces withdraw from areas close to Syria’s border with Turkey and to launch joint patrols, in a deal hailed as ‘historic’ by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.” (Agence France-Presse)

Government & Politics


IDENTITY SOCIALISM: Fake Indian Elizabeth Warren is running out of fake money to pay for her terrible ideas (Reason)

COLLUSION DELUSION: “Do-nothing Congress”: Pelosi, Democrats produce more subpoenas than laws (The Washington Times)

NINTH CIRCUS: Ninth Circuit upholds block on birth-control exemption for religious employers (National Review)

Business & Technology


NURTURING COMPETITION: Senate Republican Josh Hawley introduces bipartisan bill empowering users to withdraw their data from social-media giants (National Review)

OFF TO MORE FRIENDLY ENVIRONMENTS: Tech companies are accelerating their exodus from China (The New American)

MEANWHILE… For the first time, there are fewer wealthy Americans than Chinese (CBS News)

Other Notables


HOT AIR: California governor who wanted higher gas prices wants investigation of high gas prices (Associated Press)

CONCESSION: “The Hong Kong government on Wednesday withdrew the controversial extradition bill that sparked months of violent protests, but that is only one of the five demands that continue to drive protesters to the streets.” (Fox News)

Closing Arguments


POLICY: Is it time for America to begin decoupling from communist China? (The Federalist)

POLICY: Breathe free: Capitalism helps protect the environment (The Daily Signal)

HUMOR: Hillary Clinton sells out tour for new book, Everyone I Don’t Like Is a Russian Agent (Genesius Times)

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