To our readers: Your generosity and commitment have made it possible to offer The Patriot Post without a subscription fee to military personnel, students and those with limited means — for over 23 years! Please support The 2020 Patriots' Day Campaign today.

Thursday News Executive Summary

Coronavirus response, New York Times sued, sanctuary-city win, and more.

Jordan Candler · Feb. 27, 2020

Above the Fold

“WE’RE READY TO ADAPT”: President Donald Trump outlines U.S. response to coronavirus, puts Vice President Mike Pence in charge of effort (New York Post)

NEW PUZZLEMENT: Coronavirus infects patient for second time, prompting new worries about how “cured” is defined (Fox News)

Government & Politics

CLOSING IN: Bernie Sanders the favorite to win all Super Tuesday states except Alabama (

BIRDS OF A FEATHER: Cuba’s Communist Party newspaper gives Sanders a glowing review (MRCTV)

REPORTED “AS FACT”: Trump campaign sues The New York Times for libel over Russia opinion article (CNBC)

National Security

SCOTUS REVIEW LIKELY: Court hands Trump win in sanctuary-city fight, says administration can deny grant money (Fox News)

FRANKLY, RULE OF LAW — NOT REFORMS — IS THE ISSUE: Republicans break with Attorney General William Barr on FISA renewal, urge reforms before reauthorization (National Review)

SUSPICIOUS BACK-TO-BACK REFINERY FIRES: Cause of Los Angeles-area refinery fire under investigation (AP) | Fire erupts at ExxonMobil refinery in Louisiana (USA Today)

Other Notables

AWAITING A MOTIVE: In one of the worst shootings in Wisconsin history, a man shot and killed five people — and then himself — during a rampage Wednesday afternoon on the Milwaukee campus of Molson Coors (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel)

SYMBOLISM: House passes anti-lynching bill after 120 years of failure (The New York Times)

Closing Arguments

POLICY: Trump’s India statecraft is forward-thinking and necessary (Washington Examiner)

POLICY: Electric cars aren’t nearly as green as people think (Foundation for Economic Education)

HUMOR: CDC recommends breathing masks at Bernie rallies to prevent spread of deadly socialism (Genesius Times)

For more of today’s editors’ choice headlines, visit In Our Sights.

The Patriot Post is a certified ad-free news service, unlike third-party commercial news sites linked on this page, which may also require a paid subscription.

Click here to show comments

Coronavirus got you homebound?
Stay current with America’s News Digest.