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