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Media Editors / January 31, 2020

Friday News Executive Summary

Impeachment endgame, Carter Page sues, WHO a global health threat, and more.

Above the Fold


GAME OVER: Republican Sen. Lamar Alexander of Tennessee declared late Thursday night he will oppose calling more witnesses in President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial, all but dashing Democratic efforts for more testimony and pushing the Senate toward an imminent vote to acquit the president. (Associated Press)

“THIS IS ONLY THE FIRST SALVO”: Ex-Trump aide Carter Page files suit against DNC over dossier (Fox News)

Health


GROWING THREAT: WHO declares China coronavirus that’s killed more than 200 a global health emergency, prompting Delta to cancel flights (CNBC)

FOR THE RECORD: Risk from influenza is far greater than coronavirus, health experts warn (The Washington Times)

(See Mark Alexander’s analysis COVID-19 Perspective and Preparedness.)

Government & Politics


PICK ME! PICK ME! Watch Schiff’s hilarious attempt to stop Nadler from delivering closing remarks (Townhall)

ADDRESSING EXPLOITATION: Trump to sign executive order combating human trafficking (The Hill)

IDEOLOGY TRUMPS MORALITY: Warren vows to give “young trans person” veto power over her secretary of education pick (National Review)

MEMO TO DON LEMON: Trump supporters score higher on verbal ability tests (The Volokh Conspiracy)

National Security


“TIME TO VOTE AGAINST THE IRAQ WAR”: Trump ally Matt Gaetz calls for AUMF repeal (CNSNews)

ATTACK FALLOUT: Fourteen more U.S. troops diagnosed with brain injury following Iranian missile attack, bring the total to 64 (NBC News)

Closing Arguments


POLICY: Do subprime auto loans threaten the U.S. economy? (RealClearPolicy)

POLICY: Poverty stats greatly overstate how many Americans are destitute (Intellectual Takeout)

HUMOR: BREAKING: The Senate will call impeachment witness John Blasey Bolton (Genesius Times)

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