August 19, 2020

Wednesday Executive Summary

DNC viewership tumbles, FBI’s “unjustified credence,” Portland riot, and more.

Democratic National Convention Circus

  • Viewership tumbles 24% on first night of convention (Bloomberg)

  • Five things to know about DNC Night 2 (PJ Media)

  • Elizabeth “Fauxcahontas” Warren speaks at Native American Caucus meeting (

  • Linda Sarsour, who raised funds for terrorist, featured as speaker (The Federalist)

  • DNC rejects #MeToo “reckoning” over Bill Clinton by gifting him with speaking slot (The Federalist)

Government & Politics

  • Trump takes 700% more questions than Hidin’ Biden in one month (Washington Examiner)

  • Senate Intel Committee says FBI gave “unjustified credence” to Steele dossier, Russia “took advantage” of Trump transition team (Fox News)

  • Postmaster general suspends changes to Postal Service to avoid any impact on election mail (NBC News)

  • Gov. Andrew Cuomo publishing book on his coronavirus (mis)leadership after lambasting Trump in DNC speech (Forbes)

Annals of the “Social Justice” Caliphate

  • Judge blocks Idaho law preventing biological males from competing in women’s sports (The Daily Caller)

  • Yet another riot is declared in Portland on 83rd night of trouble: 200-strong mob of protesters torch city’s famous Multnomah Building (UK Daily Mail)

  • Portland police identify suspect in brutal beating of truck driver (The Daily Wire)

  • Six arrested after George Washington statue toppled, vandalized near Los Angeles City Hall (KTLA)

Business & Economy

  • New home construction surged 23% in July (UK Daily Mail)

  • S&P 500 hits all-time high despite COVID-19 devastation (New York Post)

Other Notables

  • Dangerously incompetent Scott Israel defeated in bid for reelection as Broward County sheriff (The Truth About Guns)

  • Never-before-seen photos of Bill Clinton getting massage from Jeffrey Epstein accuser released (The Daily Wire)

  • What corporate media won’t tell you about Trump’s historic Middle East peace deal (The Federalist)

Closing Arguments

  • Policy: Some great picks Trump should consider for Supreme Court (The Daily Signal)

  • Policy: China, open-source information, and transparency (The Heritage Foundation)

  • Humor: “Five Minutes Hate”: After dismal ratings, DNC replaces 2020 convention with five minutes of loud, sustained yelling at images of Trump (Genesius Times)

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