Friday Top News Executive Summary
Impeachment vote advances, Brexit buoyed, China trade progress, and more.
Above the Fold
“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)
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)
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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