Tuesday Top News Executive Summary
Impeachment dismissal, Iran sympathizers in media, Weinstein charged, and more.
Above the Fold
LACK OF PROSECUTION: GOP senators move to dismiss articles of impeachment amid battle with Pelosi (Fox News)
DRAFT-LETTER FRENZY: Pentagon scrambles: “There’s been no decision to leave Iraq” (Axios)
Media, Government, & Politics
ISLAMIST SYMPATHIZERS: Leftmedia impressed and sobered by tears at Qasem Soleimani’s funeral (Washington Examiner)
STAMPEDE: A stampede at the funeral of slain Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps Quds Force commander Qasem Soleimani has left at least 50 people dead and over 200 injured. (National Review)
3% INCREASE OVER PREVIOUS HIGH: FBI gun background checks, linked closely to weapons sales, recorded the second-highest month ever in December, propelling 2019’s count to the most since the National Instant Criminal Background Check System began in 1998 (Washington Examiner)
PRIVILEGES: Chelsea Clinton made $9 million since 2011 from corporate board position (New York Post)
ENFORCEMENT: U.S. implements plan to send Mexican asylum seekers to Guatemala (Reuters)
FOR THE RECORD: Iran has terrorists embedded inside the U.S. and across our border (The Federalist)
“ENDLESS ARRAY” OF TARGETS: The terrifying possibilities for an Iranian cyberattack (Washington Examiner)
“USED HIS POWER AND INFLUENCE TO … COMMIT VIOLENT CRIMES”: Harvey Weinstein charged with rape, sexual battery in Los Angeles over 2013 allegations (USA Today)
“NO EVIDENCE THAT THE SHOOTING WAS … CONNECTED TO THE THEFT”: Lawsuit from Kate Steinle’s parents over stolen gun tossed by San Francisco judge (Fox News)
POLICY: How Trump can sort out the Middle East (National Review)
POLICY: California’s privacy law shows that congressional action is needed (American Enterprise Institute)
HUMOR: Iran declines to sign Colin Kaepernick after reviewing workout video (The Babylon Bee)
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