Media Editors / December 17, 2019

Tuesday Top News Executive Summary

2020 budget, impeachment demands, Starbucks disrespects cops, and more.

Above the Fold


UGLIER THAN A CHRISTMAS SWEATER: Congress finalizes 2020 budget bill ahead of impending shutdown; bill includes federal research into “gun violence” and raising the tobacco buying age to 21 (National Review)

TONE DEAF: Chuck Schumer issues list of Democrat demands for Senate impeachment trial, gets wrecked for hypocrisy related to Bill Clinton’s impeachment trial (The Daily Wire)

Government & Politics


NEVER-ENDING WITCH HUNT: House vows to continue impeachment probes regardless of Senate outcome (Politico)

THE INSTIGATOR SPEAKS: Dossier author Christopher Steele breaks silence with IG report rebuttal (The Washington Times)

BOMBSHELL OR BLUSTER? Giuliani says he has new proof of massive corruption in Ukraine involving Bidens (The Washington Times)

SKIPPING THE 2020 DEBATES? Trump slams debate commission, raising questions about his participation (The Hill)

BARACK OBAMA, HYPOCRITE-IN-CHIEF: Women “indisputably” better than men, says dude who prevented female from becoming president (The Washington Free Beacon)

Other Notables


A TINY FRACTION OF THE 47,000 INDIVIDUALS: Just 11 migrants have qualified for asylum under Remain in Mexico program (The Daily Caller)

THERE ALMOST SEEMS TO BE A PATTERN HERE: Starbucks again apologizes after employees allegedly treat law enforcement with disrespect (The Daily Wire)

THOUSANDS OF JOBS IN JEOPARDY: Boeing will halt 737 Max production in January as FAA reviews software fix (The Washington Post)

Closing Arguments


POLICY: Eleven more examples of how firearms save gun owners’ lives and property (The Daily Signal)

POLICY: Congress should promptly scrap the medical device tax, once and for all (RealClearMarkets)

HUMOR: Santa Claus accused of quid pro quo for giving children gifts in exchange for good behavior (The Babylon Bee)

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