Friday Top News Executive Summary

High Court tax-return scuffle, Rashida Tlaib investigated, trade progress, and more.

Media Editors · Nov. 15, 2019

Above the Fold

LANDMARK SCUFFLE: Trump asks Supreme Court to let him keep his tax returns secret, setting up a landmark fight (CNBC)

BIRDS OF A FEATHER, PART I: Congress releases messages showing Rep. Rashida Tlaib asked campaign for personal money, announces investigation into her (The Daily Wire)

BIRDS OF A FEATHER, PART II: Florida Rep. Alcee Hastings faces House ethics investigation of relationship with top staffer (National Review)

Government & Politics

TRADE PROGRESS: Nancy Pelosi says finalized trade deal with Mexico and Canada “imminent” (National Review)

MEMO TO STACEY ABRAMS: Bevin concedes in Kentucky governor’s race (The Washington Times)

DUMB AND DUMBER: Elizabeth Warren sells “Billionaire Tears” mug on platform created by billionaire (Townhall)

National Security

BACKGROUND HERE: Federal judge rules U.S.-born “ISIS bride” not an American citizen, U.S. not required to repatriate her (National Review)

BORDER FENCING: Trump admin preparing to take over private land in Texas for border barrier — which is progress given that new barriers have yet to be erected (NBC News)

AWKWARD: U.S. manufacturing group hacked by China as trade talks intensified (Reuters)


IRON FIST: Hong Kong violence continues to escalate as China’s Xi Jinping makes strongest statement yet (Hot Air)

Closing Arguments

POLICY: The Green New Deal isn’t just expensive. It’s also bad environmental policy. (The Daily Signal)

POLICY: Don’t reauthorize the Export-Import Bank — defund it (Washington Examiner)

HUMOR: “We don’t need to look into the Bidens’ corruption,” insists Adam Schiff while attempting Jedi mind trick (The Babylon Bee)

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