Media Editors / Oct. 28, 2019

Monday Top News Executive Summary

ISIS leader dead, Katie Hill out, judicial activism, news from The Swamp, and more.

Above the Fold

“HE DIED … WHIMPERING AND CRYING”: Trump confirms death of Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi in U.S. raid (Agence France-Presse)

OUT OF OPTIONS: Rep. Katie Hill resigns amid allegations of sexual relationships with staffers (The Hill)

Government & Politics

END OF AN ERA: Longest-serving black congressman John Conyers dies at 90 (Washington Examiner)

JUDICIAL ACTIVISM: Obama judge orders DOJ to turn over Mueller grand-jury material for Democrats’ impeachment probe (The Washington Times)

NEWS FROM THE SWAMP: Trump showered with boos, chants of “lock him up” at World Series game in Washington, DC (NBC News)

MORE NEWS FROM THE SWAMP: Federal deficit increases 26% to $984 billion for fiscal 2019 — the highest in seven years (CNBC)

THINNING OF THE HERD: DNC raises thresholds for candidates to qualify for December debate (The Federalist)

Culture & Heartland

“ENORMOUSLY DISAPPOINTED”: Chicago teachers’ strike enters another week after talks fail (Reuters)

TOPSY-TURVY: Biologically male NCAA runner named conference “female” athlete of the week (The Daily Caller)

INFERNO: California declares state of emergency as wildfires spread (National Review)

Closing Arguments

POLICY: Missile defense needs Trump’s attention (Hudson Institute)

POLICY: Why Bernie Sanders’ universal jobs guarantee is not a worthy goal (Foundation for Economic Education)

HUMOR: Motorcyclist who identifies as a bicyclist sets cycling world record (The Babylon Bee)

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