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)
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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