Monday News Executive Summary
Bolton manuscript leaks, Middle East turbulence, WOTUS replaced, and more.
Above the Fold
“IT WAS ONLY TO SELL A BOOK”: John Bolton’s manuscript leaks as memoir preorders begin on Amazon; Trump fires back (Fox News)
MIDEAST TURBULENCE: Three rockets hit U.S. embassy in protest-hit Iraqi capital (AFP)
Government & Politics
OBAMA RULE GETS THE HEAVE-HO: Trump administration repeals onerous federal protections on puddles, dry stream beds, and some ditches (Reason)
TOPSY-TURVY: Trump soars to highest job-approval rating of presidency despite impeachment trial (The Daily Wire)
MEANWHILE… For all the gravity of a presidential impeachment trial, Americans don’t seem to be giving it much weight (AP)
TARGETING ORIGINALISTS: The ethical advisory arm of the federal judiciary is circulating a draft rule that would ban judges and their clerks from belonging to the Federalist Society (RealClearPolitics)
WHAT’S NEXT — THE NOBEL PEACE PRIZE? Michelle Obama wins Grammy award — for reading her own book (PJ Media)
AND NOT A MOMENT TOO SOON: Little Sisters of the Poor get a shot at the Supreme Court (Washington Examiner)
TWO CAN PLAY THIS GAME: Oklahoma bans state travel to California in tit for tat over LGBT laws (National Review)
POLICY: Waters of the United States (WOTUS) replacement will help end excessive overreach (The Heritage Foundation)
POLICY: March for Life was also a model of intersectionality (Washington Examiner)
HUMOR: Pentagon replaces go-to torture waterboarding with endless video of Adam Schiff speeches (Genesius Times)
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