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Impeachment collusion, Bolton summoned, GDP, Baghdadi raid video, and more.

Media Editors · Oct. 31, 2019

Above the Fold


RULES APPROVED: Democrats push impeachment rules package through House (Associated Press)

COLLUSION: Anti-trump “whistleblower” worked with DNC operative who sought dirt on Trump from Ukrainian officials (The Federalist)

Government & Politics


BOLTON SUMMONED: Former national security advisor John Bolton summoned to testify in House impeachment inquiry (Associated Press)

“WEAPONIZED IMPEACHMENT”: Nancy Pelosi targeted in ethics complaint filed by 40 conservative groups (Fox News)

MYSTERY SOLVED: “The co-chairman of a Turkish-American advocacy group with close ties to Ankara contributed $1,500 last month to the campaign for Rep. Ilhan Omar, who is under fire this week over votes she cast supporting Turkish government positions.” (The Daily Caller)

NO MORE ADS: Twitter bans political ads ahead of 2020 election (Associated Press)

Business & Economy


GROWTH… U.S. GDP rose a better-than-expected 1.9% in the third quarter as consumers continued to spend (CNBC)

…ALBEIT WITH TROUBLING SIGNS: Fed cuts rates again to boost a slowing economy (NPR)

Heartland


SHOT DOWN: Pennsylvania judge throws out Pittsburgh gun-control measures (The Washington Free Beacon)

MIND-BOGGLING: Police blew up an innocent man’s house in search of an armed shoplifter. Too bad, court rules. (The Washington Post)

Other Notables


RAID TAPE: U.S. releases Baghdadi raid video, warns of likely retribution attack (Reuters)

Closing Arguments


POLICY: The Supreme Court should end DACA (National Review)

POLICY: How micro-school networks expand learning options (Foundation for Economic Education)

HUMOR: Ocasio-Cortez applauds California for using natural light from wildfires instead of electric lighting from fossil fuels (Genesius Times)

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