Media Editors / January 16, 2020

Thursday News Executive Summary

Pelosi’s impeachment souvenirs, House handoff, China trade deal, and more.

Above the Fold


GRANDSTANDING: Pelosi marks sad, solemn, prayerful impeachment with souvenir signing pens for Trump-deranged Democrats (Hot Air)

THE GRAND “FINALE”: Senate takes over Trump’s impeachment after House handoff (Associated Press)

Government & Politics


HARDLY IMPARTIAL: Nearly all of Pelosi’s impeachment managers supported impeachment before whistleblower complaint was filed (The Daily Caller)

BUREAUCRATIC BATTLE: Federal watchdog finds OMB violated law by withholding Ukraine aid — conveniently timed for the beginning of the Senate impeachment trial today. (Axios)

TRADE WIN: Trump signs Phase One trade deal with China (National Review)

JUDICIAL OBSTRUCTION: Judge blocks Trump order that lets states, cities reject refugees (United Press International)

THE TRUTH HURTS: “You called me a liar,” Warren told Sanders post-Iowa debate (Associated Press)

Climate


AND YET LIFE CONTINUES: The last decade was the warmest on record, NASA and NOAA find (NBC News)

VILLAGE ACADEMIC CURRICULUM: California teachers could be required to teach about climate change (CBS13)

Other Notables


“CREDIBLE THREATS,” OR CONSTITUTIONAL END-RUN? Northam declares state of emergency, Capitol weapon ban ahead of gun-rights rally (Associated Press)

STRENGTHENING HIS IRON FIST: All senior Russian officials resign as Putin announces reforms that would weaken his successor (National Review)

Closing Arguments


POLICY: Today is Religious Freedom Day: Why America must recommit to religious freedom (The Daily Signal)

POLICY: Counter Iran with an independent Kurdistan (Washington Examiner)

HUMOR: All-white Democrat debate mistaken for KKK rally (The Babylon Bee)

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