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Media Editors / Dec. 3, 2019

Tuesday Top News Executive Summary

William Barr leery, digital-tax fallout, ethical lapses at Chicago PD, and more.

Above the Fold


AG LEERY: William Barr reportedly doubts inspector general’s finding on Russia inquiry (The New York Times) But Sen. Lindsey Graham says to “be wary” of Leftmedia rumors.

DIGITAL-TAX FALLOUT: Trump administration proposes tariffs on $2.4 billion in French goods (The Hill)

Government & Politics


OPEN-ENDED WITCH HUNT: Democrats quietly debate expanding impeachment articles beyond Ukraine (The Washington Post)

PASSING THE BATON: Senate confirms Dan Brouillette as Trump’s pick to replace Energy Secretary Rick Perry (Fox News)

PAYBACK: Trump campaign bans Bloomberg News from events over “troubling and wrong” decision to investigate Trump but not his political opponents (Fox News)

“ETHICAL LAPSES”: Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson fired by Mayor Lori Lightfoot a few weeks before his planned retirement (Fox News)

GUILTY: California GOP Rep. Duncan Hunter says he will plead guilty to corruption charges (The Mercury News)

Other Notables


TROUBLE BREWING? The Supreme Court heard its first gun-rights case in years. It might be a misfire. (The Daily Caller)

DRAINING THE SWAMP: Betsy DeVos has cut 600 staff positions at the Department of Education (Washington Examiner)

NO DENYING IT: Iran admits to murdering protesters in cities across the country (Townhall)

Closing Arguments


POLICY: The London terrorist attack shows rehabilitative justice doesn’t work (The Federalist)

POLICY: An agenda for the intangible economy (City Journal)

“HUMOR”: Democrats fly dozens to Spain to learn about how to pollute less (Genesius Times)

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