August 25, 2020

Tuesday Executive Summary

Hurricane Laura, RNC Day 1 highlights, Lincoln Project’s BIG Lie, and more.

Above the Fold

“Hurricane Laura is intensifying over the Gulf of Mexico and is forecast to become a major hurricane prior to striking the upper Texas or southwest Louisiana coasts late Wednesday or early Thursday. Life-threatening storm surge and destructive winds will batter the coast and a threat of flooding rain and strong winds will extend well inland. … Laura has prompted hurricane and storm surge watches for the Gulf Coast. Hurricane warnings could be issued for parts of these areas later today. … Any westward shift of the track could increase the threat of Laura’s strongest winds, storm surge and rain in the Houston-Galveston metro area. As a result, residents in these areas should prepare for a potential hurricane strike.” (The Weather Channel)

Republican National Convention

  • Everything you need to see from Night 1 of the 2020 RNC, plus what you should expect tonight (The Daily Caller)

  • GOP goes for genuine touch with convention eschewing Democrats’ bells and whistles (Washington Examiner)

  • “From cotton to Congress”: Tim Scott caps GOP convention night of minority voter outreach (Washington Examiner)

  • Black congressional candidate speaks at RNC about what Dems don’t want you to know (Fox News)

  • Nikki Haley paves the way for a post-Trump foreign policy (Washington Examiner)

Elsewhere in Politics

  • President Trump releases his second term agenda (Townhall)

  • The anti-Trump Lincoln Project fabricates Obama “monkey” quote (The Post Millennial)

  • GOP House members ask Jeff Bezos to explain Amazon’s reliance on the Southern Poverty Law Center (The Federalist)

  • DACA reboot to add restrictions to prevent backdoor path to U.S. citizenship (The Washington Times)

The Latest on COVID-19

  • Deaths average less than 1,000 over seven days in the U.S. for the first time in almost a month as infections continue to decline (UK Daily Mail)

  • New study suggests reinfection is possible — though that’s not necessarily cause for alarm (Time)

  • Is there any limit to what we’ll do to “stop coronavirus”? (The Federalist)

Around the Nation

  • Kenosha, Wisconsin, protesters and law enforcement clash in second night of unrest over what appears to be a justifiable police-involved shooting (Fox News)

  • Planned Parenthood staff admit to performing illegal partial-birth abortions for better tissue harvesting (The Federalist)

  • Americans react to Kamala Harris’s call for post-20-week abortions with pictures of their 20-week-olds (The Federalist)

  • The U.S. has added five million new gun owners in 2020 (The Truth About Guns)

Other Notables

  • Jerry Falwell Jr. retracts resignation from Liberty University over allegations of sexual improprieties (National Review)

  • University of Pittsburgh students required to take “Anti-Black Racism: History, Ideology, and Resistance” (Power Line)

Closing Arguments

  • Policy: A back-to-school guide for conservatives (The Daily Signal)

  • Policy: Learning pods aren’t the problem. They’re part of the solution. (Forbes)

  • Humor: Goodyear announces it will only sell tires for left side of car (The Babylon Bee)

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