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Tuesday Executive Summary

Omar's felonies, election night delay, BLM "reparations," and more.

Jordan Candler · Aug. 11, 2020

Government & Politics


  • New evidence from nearly three dozen Somalis reveals a probable spree of felonies by Ilhan Omar (The Blaze)

  • Half of Democrats don’t think Joe Biden will serve all four years of his term if elected (UK Daily Mail)

  • FEC commissioner: “Substantial chance” 2020 results won’t be known on election night due to pandemic-induced changes (Washington Examiner)


Annals of the “Social Justice” Caliphate


  • “That is reparations”: Black Lives Matter holds rally in Chicago to support those arrested after looting and unrest (Fox News)

  • Seattle City Council votes to scale back police department funding; police chief resigns (Washington Examiner)


The Latest on COVID-19


  • Russia’s approval of virus vaccine greeted with alarm (AP)

  • New U.S. cases drop to the lowest in a month as spread slows in Sunbelt states (UK Daily Mail)

  • Scientists discover fleece neck gaiters multiply infectious droplets while N95s and cotton masks work best (UK Daily Mail)

  • Three great pieces of coronavirus news we should be talking about (The Resurgent)

  • Without proper context, leaked COVID-19 data is worse than misleading (The Daily Signal)


National Security



Business & Economy


  • Gig-economy earthquake: California judge orders Uber and Lyft to consider all drivers employees (NPR)

  • Scramble to save college football season from COVID (Washington Examiner)


World


  • “Corruption is bigger than the state”: Lebanese PM and his cabinet resign over explosion that killed 160, saying he has faced a brick wall trying to bring in reforms (UK Daily Mail)

  • Hong Kong arrests pro-democracy media mogul Jimmy Lai (The New York Times)

  • Protests in Belarus turn deadly following sham election (Axios)


Other Notables


  • Teachers openly fret that parents might hear them brainwashing children, call parents "dangerous" (The Daily Wire)

  • Half a million incorrect absentee ballot applications sent across Virginia, including to dead people (JusttheNews.com)


Closing Arguments


  • Policy: Why Trump’s WeChat ban is much more important than his TikTok ban (The Federalist)

  • Policy: China’s emerging Middle Eastern kingdom (Hudson Institute)

  • Humor: Biden sad no popcorn appeared after pushing “popcorn” button on microwave (Genesius Times)

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