Media Editors / December 23, 2019

Monday Top News Executive Summary

Spending bill signed, Christianity Today condemned, Bloomberg misleads, and more.

Above the Fold


SPENDING BILL SIGNED: President Trump signed into law Friday night a $1.4 trillion spending package that avoids a government shutdown, funds all federal agencies through September, provides up to 12 weeks of paid family leave for most federal employees and spends $1.375 billion on his border wall (The Washington Times)

“OFFENSIVELY QUESTIONED … SPIRITUAL INTEGRITY”: Nearly 200 evangelical leaders condemned Christianity Today editorial on Trump (Fox News)

Government & Politics


DEFENDING RULE OF LAW: President Trump has installed 187 federal judges so far (Disrn)

FAKE NEWS: Bloomberg ad makes wildly misleading claim: 263 school shootings “since Trump took office” (The Daily Wire)

NO RACISM: Service academies find cadets were playing “circle game” and not making white-power hand gesture during Army-Navy game (National Review)

KINSHIP: Trump hosts Amish in historic Oval Office visit (The Washington Times)

National Security


KHASHOGGI TRIAL: Saudi Arabia sentences five to death for Jamal Khashoggi’s brutal murder (Associated Press)

“A MAJOR BLOW TO THE GANG’S LEADERSHIP”: Ninety-six MS-13 members arrested in New York in largest takedown of gang (U.S. News & World Report)

Other Notables


BLUE-STATE EXODUS: California population growth slowest since 1900 as residents leave, immigration decelerates (Los Angeles Times)

COMMUNISM RISING: Here’s how China became the world’s No. 2 economy and how it plans on being No. 1 (CNBC)

Closing Arguments


POLICY: Raising the smoking age is a drastic response to a nonexistent problem (Washington Examiner)

POLICY: Immigration will shift Electoral College in favor of Democrats, study finds (The Daily Signal)

HUMOR: Dems ban red plastic Solo cups because they “look too much like MAGA hats” (Genesius Times)

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