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Jordan Candler / February 14, 2020

Friday News Executive Summary

Border funding, Iran vote, YouTube politics, Huawei charged, and more.

Above the Fold


“NECESSARY IN THE NATIONAL INTEREST”: Trump administration diverts $3.8 billion in Pentagon funding to border wall (NPR)

APPEASING THE MULLAHS: Senate votes to limit Trump’s power on Iran (The Daily Wire)


Government & Politics


DEMOCRAT MEDIA COMPLEX: YouTube nixes video of Rand Paul mentioning alleged whistleblower’s name during impeachment trial (The Daily Caller)

BUDGET IMBALANCE: Federal taxes and spending set records through January (CNSNews)

FAMILIAR FACE RETURNS: Hope Hicks returning to Trump White House as senior adviser (ABC News)

ON TOP OF FRAUD, IP THEFT: Huawei charged with racketeering and defying U.S. sanctions in business with Iran and North Korea (National Review)

UNDERSTANDABLE COMPLAINT: Attorney General William Barr warns Trump over tweeting on Roger Stone case: “Cannot do my job” with “constant background commentary that undercuts me” (The Daily Wire)

ON THE OTHER HAND: Lead juror in Roger Stone case ran for Congress as a Democrat in 2012 (The Daily Caller)


Other Notables


CHANGING TIMES: McClatchy, publisher of dozens of U.S. newspapers, files for bankruptcy protection (NBC News)

WHO’S REALLY DIVIDING US? Man arrested for attacking 15-year-old Trump supporter in New Hampshire (The Daily Wire)

Closing Arguments


POLICY: Skills development, not education, is key to workforce transformation (Issues & Insights)

POLICY: Solve the Kosovo dispute to counter Chinese and Russian influence in Europe (American Enterprise Institute)

HUMOR: Elizabeth Warren hopes to pick up crucial dog-faced pony soldier vote with facial reconstruction surgery (Genesius Times)

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