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Friday Top News Executive Summary

Impeachment vote advances, Brexit buoyed, China trade progress, and more.

Media Editors · Dec. 13, 2019

Above the Fold

POLITICAL OPTICS: Judiciary Committee votes to advance articles of impeachment against Trump to the full House — after Jerry Nadler delayed it for a daytime audience (CNBC)

“BIGGEST MAJORITY SINCE MARGARET THATCHER’S WIN IN 1987”: British voters delivered a stunning victory to Prime Minister Boris Johnson and his Conservative Party in Thursday’s general election, giving the Brexit backer a large majority in the House of Commons (NPR)

Government & Politics

TRADE PROGRESS: U.S., China agree to limited trade deal; new tariffs avoided (ABC News)

PERPETUAL DEBT: Even in impeachment-crazed DC, it’s always a good time to borrow and spend! Donald Trump, Democrats, and Republicans agree on trillion-dollar deficits for as far as the eye can see (Reason)

“DEADER THAN A DOORNAIL” IN THE SENATE: House Democrats pass bill to give government more control over drug prices (National Review)

WHO NEEDS FACTS? Rashida Tlaib deletes tweet blaming “white supremacy” for New Jersey shooting — because the assailants were actually black supremacists (The Washington Times)

National Security

ACTIONS SPEAK LOUDER THAN WORDS: U.S. envoy to Afghanistan announces “pause” in Taliban peace talks after attack on airbase (NBC News)

UNANIMOUS DECISION — TO ERDOGAN’S CHAGRIN: Senate passes bill to recognize Armenian genocide (New York Post)

Around the Nation

“THERE ARE GOING TO BE CONSEQUENCES”: Virginia governor offers “veiled threat” against state’s Second Amendment sanctuary cities (The Daily Wire)

THE SWAMP: Nine of 20 richest counties are DC suburbs; Virginia suburbs beat Silicon Valley (CNSNews.com)

Closing Arguments

POLICY: How two years of tax cuts have supported our strong economy (The Daily Signal)

POLICY: Can we avoid collateral damage in the 5G battle with China? (Hudson Institute)

HUMOR: Poll finds most people would rather be annihilated by giant tidal wave than continue to be lectured by climate-change activists (The Babylon Bee)

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