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Jordan Candler / Mar. 13, 2020

Friday News Executive Summary

Coronavirus package deal, market injection, NRA convention canceled, and more.


  • “WE’RE CLOSE”: House Speaker Nancy Pelosi aims for coronavirus package deal with White House today (Washington Examiner)

  • NOT A CHECK: Federal Reserve to inject $1.5 trillion into markets to offset economic impact of coronavirus (National Review)

  • COMMUNIST DISINFORMATION: China government spokesman says U.S. military may have brought virus to China (Reuters)

  • A RELUCTANT DECISION: NRA cancels annual meeting (The Washington Free Beacon)

  • MORE SPORTS FALLOUT: Major League Baseball announced Thursday it will cancel the rest of spring training and delay the start of the regular season for at least two weeks amid the coronavirus outbreak. MLB followed in the footsteps of the National Basketball Association and Major League Soccer in deciding to put their season on hold. The NBA and NHL both suspended their seasons. (Fox News)

  • PRIME MINISTER IN ISOLATION FOR TWO WEEKS: Justin Trudeau’s wife tests positive for new coronavirus (AP)

Government & Politics

  • RETALIATION: U.S. launches strikes in Iraq against Iranian-backed militias after attack that killed coalition troops (The Washington Post)

  • OH, BY THE WAY: Buried from Trump Tower meeting: translator telling FBI “no collusion” (RealClearInvestigations)

Around the Nation

  • SEVEN MONTHS TOO LATE: 1619 Project leader admits she got it wrong (Washington Examiner)

  • “I HAVE DECIDED TO STEP DOWN”: U.S. Soccer president Carlos Cordeiro resigns amid women’s national team pay dispute (ESPN)

  • BORROWING DENIED: Had enough? Taxed-enough-already Californians turn down higher taxes, debt (AP)

Closing Arguments

  • POLICY: The case against a coronavirus stimulus plan (E21)

  • POLICY: No, the Fed is not cutting a check to banks (National Review)

  • HUMOR: Parents worried they’ll have to raise their own children as government schools shut down (The Babylon Bee)

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