Jordan Candler / March 18, 2020

Wednesday News Executive Summary

Coronavirus legislation, Biden’s primary sweep, asylum-seeker changes, and more.

Above the Fold

  • “GAG AND VOTE FOR IT ANYWAY”: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says Senate will pass House coronavirus bill without changes (The Hill)

  • “WE’RE GOING BIG”: President Trump wants checks sent to Americans within next two weeks (The Daily Wire)

  • WORSE THAN 2008? Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin warns virus could yield 20% jobless rate without action (Bloomberg)

  • TAX PAYMENTS POSTPONED: Treasury and IRS to delay tax payment deadline by 90 days (CNBC)


Government & Politics

  • BLOWOUT: Joe Biden crushes Bernie Sanders in primary sweep of Florida, Illinois, and Arizona (Fox News)

  • 2020 VISION: Trump officially secures Republican nomination (The Daily Wire)


National Security

  • CANNOT RISK AN OUTBREAK: U.S. to send back all asylum seekers at southern border (National Review)

  • RULE OF LAW: Border chief won’t hand over criminal illegal immigrants to sanctuary cities (Washington Examiner)


Culture & Heartland

  • AVERAGE OF DAILY ARRESTS DROPS BY 240: Los Angeles releases more than 600 inmates, slashes arrests to “combat coronavirus” (The Daily Wire)

  • FOLLOWING SUIT: Philadelphia police stop some arrests to manage jail crowding during coronavirus pandemic (Washington Examiner)


Closing Arguments

  • POLICY: How coronavirus could change healthcare for the better (Washington Examiner)

  • POLICY: Governance in crisis: A guide to what the states can and can’t do about coronavirus (Washington Examiner)

  • HUMOR: Economic crisis averted as Mike Bloomberg vows to give $1 million to every American (The Babylon Bee)

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