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Jordan Candler / February 5, 2020

Wednesday News Executive Summary

Trump’s SOTU address, Pelosi’s petulance, Virginia gun-control skirmish, and more.

State of the Union


NOT BACKING DOWN: Trump takes on “radical left” in defiant and dramatic State of the Union address, but petulant Pelosi rips up speech (Fox News)

BRAYING JENNY: Pelosi violates protocol by refusing to announce Trump properly (The Daily Wire)

WELL DESERVED: Trump surprises Rush Limbaugh with the Presidential Medal of Freedom (New York Post)

WE’RE NOT CRYING, YOU’RE CRYING: Trump surprises military family with reunion (Fox News)


Politics


STRENGTH IN NUMBERS: Susan Collins will vote to acquit Trump, saying he’s “learned” from impeachment (CBS News)

2020 VISION: Trump job approval at personal best 49% (Gallup)

PROBABLY A GOOD IDEA: Nevada Democrats vow not to use the same app that contributed to Iowa caucus failure (National Review)


Other Notables


WHO’D A THUNK IT? Sacramento proposes homeless shelter near school. It doesn’t go well. (Hot Air)

GOOD GUYS WIN THE SKIRMISH: Virginia Senate blocks another Northam-backed gun bill (Fox News)

CORONAVIRUS: Hong Kong and Taiwan, territories that China sees as its own, restrict travel from the mainland (The Washington Post)


Closing Arguments


POLICY: Impeachment shows the ethical difficulties of foreign assistance (The Hill)

POLICY: Brexit’s three key implications for U.S. policymakers (The Heritage Foundation)

HUMOR: Iowa caucus results delayed due to DNC using Common Core math to tally votes (Genesius Times)

BUT NOT TO WORRY — THEY GOT IT FIGURED OUT: Surprise candidate Hiltasha Clintonov declared winner of Iowa caucus (The Babylon Bee)

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