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Jordan Candler / February 11, 2020

Tuesday News Executive Summary

New Hampshire primary, sanctuary-city sanctions, Chinese charged, Oscars, and more.

Above the Fold


PRIMARY BEGINS: New Hampshire primary voting kicks off, with Bernie Sanders and Pete Buttigieg locked in fierce battle (Fox News)

“SYSTEMATICALLY VIOLATING THE RULE OF LAW”: Attorney General William Barr announces sweeping new sanctions, “significant escalation” against left-wing sanctuary cities (Fox News)


National Security


“GREAT NEWS TO REPORT”: Funding secured for 1,000 miles of border barrier, White House officials say (The Daily Caller)

CYBERWARFARE: DOJ charges four Chinese military officials in connection with infamous Equifax data breach (The Daily Wire)

CLEANING HOUSE: Bigger than Vindman: President Trump scrubs 70 Obama holdovers from National Security Council (Washington Examiner)


Culture & Heartland


TUNING OUT: Viewership for Oscars unconscious-bias training seminar sinks to new low with 23.6 million (Variety)

INEXCUSABLE: Six-year-old girl with Down’s syndrome points finger gun. School district notifies police. (The Daily Wire)

BACKFIRE: Virginia Democrats are very good for Virginia gun sales (Hot Air)


Other Notables


OUT OF TOUCH: While Nancy Pelosi asserts “January jobs report shows the rot at the heart of the Trump economy,” Americans say they feel the current economy is the best since the late 1990s (The Washington Post)

CORONAVIRUS UPDATE: China still mostly closed down as virus deaths pass 1,000 (AP) (See Mark Alexander’s analysis COVID-19 Perspective and Preparedness.)


Closing Arguments


POLICY: Trump budget cuts size of federal government, but bolder reforms needed (The Heritage Foundation)

POLICY: Obama promised a “middle class” economy; Trump delivered it (Issues & Insights)

HUMOR: Bernie Sanders confused by New Hampshire state motto “Live Free or Die” — “Both of those options sound horrible” (The Babylon Bee)

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