Wednesday Top News Executive Summary

Stopgap funding bill, Jeffrey Epstein probe, Medicare for All about-face, and more.

Media Editors · Nov. 20, 2019

Above the Fold

STOPGAP FUNDING BILL: House votes to avoid government shutdown for a month, sending funding bill to Senate (CNBC)

EPSTEIN PROBE: FBI looking into possibility that “criminal enterprise” was involved in Jeffrey Epstein’s death (National Review)

Government & Politics

NEVER MIND: Elizabeth Warren gives up on Medicare for All: By planning to pass single-payer in year three of her presidency, she’s acknowledging it will never happen at all (Reason)

GESTURES: Senate passes bill in support of Hong Kong protesters (UPI)

National Security

PUSHBACK: Navy seeks to eject four, including sailor championed by Trump, from elite SEALs (NBC News)

DOWN BUT NOT OUT: ISIS rebuilds in Syria after Turkish incursion and U.S. drawdown, Pentagon watchdog says (NBC News)

Culture & Heartland

TOTAL SURRENDER: GLAAD commends Chick-fil-A for dropping donations to Christian groups but demands franchise change “anti-LGBTQ” brand (National Review)

BALTIMORE MAYOR CHARGED: Former Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh charged with fraud, faces up to 20 years in prison (National Review)

DIVINE INTERVENTION: Sixteen-year-old girl arrested before attack on predominantly black Georgia church (Atlanta Journal-Constitution)

Other Notables

IRAN DISSENT: Iran imposes “largest Internet shutdown ever” as protests spread (National Review)

Closing Arguments

POLICY: How Medicare for All would make most families poorer (The Daily Signal)

POLICY: Trump admin is right to reapply sanctions to Iran’s uranium enrichment (The Federalist)

HUMOR: BREAKING: Two Epstein prison guards scheduled to be suicided tomorrow (Genesius Times)

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