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)
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)
“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)
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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