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Jordan Candler / March 12, 2020

Thursday News Executive Summary

Coronavirus pandemic, Europe travel ban, economic fallouts, and more.


  • OFFICIAL PANDEMIC: The World Health Organization declares coronavirus a global pandemic (Fox News)

  • PRECAUTIONS: President Trump announces 30-day ban on travel from Europe over coronavirus threat (National Review)

Business & Economy

  • BEAR MARKET: Dow is down 20% from last month’s record close (CNBC)

  • SPORTS REPERCUSSION, PART I: NBA suspends season indefinitely after Utah Jazz player tests positive for coronavirus (CNBC)

  • SPORTS REPERCUSSION, PART II: NCAA basketball tournaments to take place “with only essential staff and limited family attendance” (Fox News)

Government & Politics

  • RULE OF LAW: Supreme Court justices allow “Remain in Mexico” asylum policy to continue (AP)

  • STAYING THE COURSE: Bernie Sanders vows to stay in race and debate even after crushing primary loss to Joe Biden (New York Daily News)

  • FOR THE RECORD: Ilhan Omar reveals she married the man she denied having affair with (The Daily Wire)

  • JUSTICE: Harvey Weinstein sentenced to 23 years in prison for sexual assault (The Daily Wire)

Closing Arguments

  • POLICY: How effective would a new fiscal stimulus be? Not very. (National Review)

  • POLICY: Sound policy responses to the economic consequences of the coronavirus (The Heritage Foundation)

  • HUMOR: Trump cancels 2020 election over coronavirus concerns (The Babylon Bee)

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