Did you know? The Patriot Post is funded 100% by its readers. Help us stay front and center in the fight for Liberty and support the 2021 Year-End Campaign.

Media Editors / December 16, 2019

Monday Top News Executive Summary

Congress’s high-stakes week, MAGA achievements, antifa violence, and more.

Above the Fold


PIVOTAL END-OF-YEAR VOTES: Congress faces high-stakes week with impeachment, trade, and funding votes ahead (CNBC)

MAGA ACHIEVEMENTS: While the media and his critics focused on the bitterly divided House impeachment hearings, President Trump last week collected the most agenda wins yet (Washington Examiner)

Government, Politics, & Economy


SETTLING THE MATTER ONCE AND FOR ALL: Supreme Court justices to take up dispute over subpoenas for Trump records, with a decision expected in June (Associated Press)

“THERE IS NOTHING NEW AND UNUSUAL”: Freshman Democrat Jeff Van Drew to switch parties over nothing-burger impeachment (National Review)

OR MAYBE THE FEARS WERE UNFOUNDED TO BEGIN WITH? U.S. economy shakes free of recession fears in striking turnaround since August (The Washington Post)

Heartland & Culture


LEFT-WING VIOLENCE: Antifa’s deadly year shows the extremism on the far Left (Newsweek)

SURRENDERING TO THE RAINBOW MAFIA: In reversal, Hallmark throws conservatives under the bus by reinstating same-sex marriage ads (Associated Press)

STILL A BRIDGE TOO FAR: Virginia Democrats are proposing a mandatory state gun registration measure after widespread public outrage forced them to back off a more aggressive plan to confiscate so-called assault weapons (The Epoch Times)

BLUE LIVES MATTER: Arkansas police officer “executed” in car was shot 10 times in the head, investigators say as video emerges (Fox News)

National Security


COMMUNIST SPIES: Two Chinese diplomats expelled from U.S. after entering military base (New York Post)

Closing Arguments


POLICY: How to turn the reviving North Korea crisis into a triumph (The Federalist)

POLICY: The Chinese economic miracle: How much is real, and how much is a mirage? (American Enterprise Institute)

HUMOR: It’s time to admit that “Orange Man Bad” is the only legitimate reason for impeachment (NPC Daily)

For more of today’s editors’ choice headlines, visit In Our Sights.

The Patriot Post is a certified ad-free news service, unlike third-party commercial news sites linked on this page, which may also require a paid subscription.

Start a conversation using these share links:

Who We Are

The Patriot Post is a highly acclaimed weekday digest of news analysis, policy and opinion written from the heartland — as opposed to the MSM’s ubiquitous Beltway echo chambers — for grassroots leaders nationwide. More

What We Offer

On the Web

We provide solid conservative perspective on the most important issues, including analysis, opinion columns, headline summaries, memes, cartoons and much more.

Via Email

Choose our full-length Digest or our quick-reading Snapshot for a summary of important news. We also offer Cartoons & Memes on Monday and Alexander’s column on Wednesday.

Our Mission

The Patriot Post is steadfast in our mission to extend the endowment of Liberty to the next generation by advocating for individual rights and responsibilities, supporting the restoration of constitutional limits on government and the judiciary, and promoting free enterprise, national defense and traditional American values. We are a rock-solid conservative touchstone for the expanding ranks of grassroots Americans Patriots from all walks of life. Our mission and operation budgets are not financed by any political or special interest groups, and to protect our editorial integrity, we accept no advertising. We are sustained solely by you. Please support The Patriot Fund today!

★ PUBLIUS ★

“Our cause is noble; it is the cause of mankind!” —George Washington

The Patriot Post is protected speech, as enumerated in the First Amendment and enforced by the Second Amendment of the Constitution of the United States of America, in accordance with the endowed and unalienable Rights of All Mankind.

Copyright © 2021 The Patriot Post. All Rights Reserved.

The Patriot Post does not support Internet Explorer. We recommend installing the latest version of Microsoft Edge, Mozilla Firefox, or Google Chrome.