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August 31, 2020

Monday Executive Summary

Trump to visit Kenosha, Hidin’ Biden to resurface, murder in Portland, and more.

Above the Fold

  • Trump will visit Kenosha despite Wisconsin governor asking him to “reconsider” (National Review)

  • Kenosha police union says reporting on Jacob Blake shooting “wholly inaccurate” (Fox News)


  • Hidin’ Biden to resume in-person campaigning as race with Trump kicks into gear (The Washington Post)

  • Kamala Harris promises unconstitutional national mask mandate if elected (New York Post)

  • Biden plan would upend traditional 401(k) plans (CQ-Roll Call)

  • Sarah Palin can sue The New York Times for defamation, court rules (Reuters)

  • Michelle Obama apocryphally asserts: “White people don’t even see me” when I’m in public (The Washington Times)

Annals of the “Social Justice” Caliphate

  • Trump supporter murdered in Portland (Power Line)

  • Trump rails against “incompetent” Portland mayor (Fox News)

  • Portland protesters stage sit-in at mayor’s home after he and Trump trade barbs (Fox News)

  • DC BLM anarchist: “Put police in graves.” “Burn the White House down.” “Take it to senators.” (The National Pulse)

  • Democrat State Rep. Vernon Jones harassed by BLM activists after endorsing Trump (Law Enforcement Today)

Around the Nation

  • Eight police officers have been shot since June 1 in St. Louis (KSDK)

  • Virginia Republicans sign “Police Pledge” to back the blue (The Daily Signal)

  • Iowa judge tosses 50,000 absentee ballot requests after Democrat commissioner fills out voter information (The Daily Wire)

  • California to ban stores from selling flavored tobacco and e-cigarettes (San Francisco Chronicle)

  • Death toll up to 16 for Hurricane Laura (ABC News)

National Security

  • U.S. to cut troop deployment in Iraq to 3,500, lowest number since rise of ISIS (The Daily Caller)

  • Another arrest at U.S. university for China connections (Sharyl Attkisson)

  • China tightens tech export controls, potentially jeopardizing TikTok deal (CNBC)


  • China has built 268 new reeducation camps, some large enough to hold 10,000 people (Hot Air)

  • India is becoming the world’s new COVID epicenter (Bloomberg)

  • UAE officially ends boycott on Israel following peace deal (The Daily Caller)

  • Looming Middle East arms race sparks fear of unprecedented regional war (The Washington Free Beacon)

Other Notables

  • After decades of dividing America on race, leftists insists the Right is really to blame (The Federalist)

  • Corporate media didn’t report what it’s really like in Kenosha, Wisconsin, so I will (The Federalist)

  • Confessions of a voter fraud: I was a master at fixing mail-in ballots (New York Post)

Closing Arguments

  • Policy: Restore the teaching of American exceptionalism in the classroom (The Heritage Foundation)

  • Policy: Black communities around the United States want better interactions with law enforcement, not the abolition of police departments (City Journal)

  • Humor: Millionaires refuse to play with bouncy ball to protest inequality (Genesius Times)

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