Jordan Candler / February 27, 2020

Thursday News Executive Summary

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

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 (Bongino.com)

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)

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