Wednesday News Executive Summary
Warren-Sanders squabble, Dems’ Iran appeasement, Flynn plea, and more.
Above the Fold
INTRAPARTY SQUABBLE: Elizabeth Warren made a forceful case for a female president and stood behind her accusation suggesting sexism by progressive rival Bernie Sanders in a Democratic debate that raised gender as a key issue in the sprint to Iowa’s presidential caucuses (Associated Press)
WITH LAWMAKERS LIKE THESE, WHO NEEDS ENEMIES? Democrats block a vote to support Iran protesters (The Daily Caller)
THE ART OF THE DEAL: Britain, France, Germany suddenly harden toward Iran after killing of Soleimani (The Daily Wire)
OBSTRUCTION: House Democrats launch investigation into Trump’s “Remain in Mexico” program (The Daily Caller)
Government & Politics
“THE GOVERNMENT’S … BAD FAITH”: Michael Flynn asks to withdraw guilty plea in case stemming from Mueller probe (NPR)
IRONY: The 2020 Census has no citizenship question — but offers assistance in 58 foreign languages (Bongino.com)
TRADE-DEAL LEVERAGE: The U.S. will keep billions of dollars of tariffs on Chinese goods in place until after the 2020 election as leverage to keep Beijing from violating a phase-one trade deal (National Review)
NEW BUDGET BUSTER: Warren promises to cancel student-loan debt using executive powers (Politico)
MEANWHILE… U.S. budget deficit topped $1 trillion in 2019 for the first time in seven years (CNBC)
POLICY: Why the European Union just admitted the Iran deal is dead (Washington Examiner)
POLICY: Three Mile Island and the exaggerated risk of nuclear power (Foundation for Economic Education)
HUMOR: Sanders campaign doubles down with new ad warning Americans they’ll never be able to hear a female president over the sound of her vacuum (The Onion)
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