September 15, 2020

Tuesday Executive Summary

John Durham speculation, CDC defies Trump, Hurricane Sally update, and more.


  • John Durham speculation reaching fever pitch after aide resignation, Lindsey Graham comments, and phone-wipe mystery (Fox News)

  • YouTube censors White House adviser Scott Atlas (The Federalist)

  • CDC is moving ahead with critical race theory trainings despite Trump order (National Review)

  • Justice Department internal watchdog is investigating Roger Stone’s sentencing (NBC News)

  • Wildfires will get worse under decades-old Bill Clinton policies, veteran forester says (The Daily Caller)

Around the Nation

  • Hurricane Sally is crawling toward the Gulf Coast with life-threatening storm surge and prolific flooding (The Weather Channel)

  • Federal court rules Pennsylvania’s lockdown order is unconstitutional (Reason)

  • Attacks on Chicago officers are up “five times” over previous years (The Daily Wire)

  • Two Los Angeles County deputies in stable condition after being shot; search for assailant continues (ABC 7)

  • Wounded female LA deputy, shot through jaw and both arms, gave partner emergency medical treatment after ambush (Disrn)

  • Rochester mayor fires police chief over handling of Daniel Prude case (Washington Examiner)

  • Federal ruling: Florida can require eligible felons to pay fines and fees to vote (Washington Examiner)

  • President Trump awards Distinguished Flying Cross to seven California National Guardsmen (

Annals of the “Social Justice” Caliphate

  • Riots and looting hit Pennsylvania after cop shoots a minority man who was charging at the officer with a knife (The Daily Wire)

  • Protesters demand cops let themselves be stabbed or shot (New York Post)

  • If the child porn in Netflix’s “Cuties” surprised you, you haven’t been paying attention (The Federalist)

  • NBC’s woke Sunday Night Football ratings plummet nearly 30% compared to 2019 (Disrn)

  • “They’re there to cover the game”: CBS tells announcers not to editorialize on NFL “social justice” (The Resurgent)


  • New York teacher’s assignment compares police to KKK and slave owners (The Daily Caller)

  • Maryland to add LGBTQ content to public schools’ history curricula (The Daily Caller)

  • University of Chicago’s English Department declares it will only accept applicants interested in working “in and with Black studies” for its next graduate admissions cycle (Daily Mail)

  • College Board reportedly became “key partner” with Chinese regime; the academic behemoth behind AP, SAT helped advance Chinese infiltration in K-12 schools (The Washington Free Beacon)

National Security

  • 9th Circuit Appeals Court rules government can end humanitarian protections for some 300,000 immigrants (NPR)

  • DHS cracks down on goods made with Chinese forced labor (The Washington Free Beacon)

  • DHS leaked email confirms antifa is an organized group (The Post Millennial)

  • Trump issues stark warning to Iran after reports country is considering plot to assassinate U.S. ambassador (Fox News)

The Latest on COVID-19

  • University of Pittsburgh scientists discover antibody that “neutralizes” SARS-CoV-2 (Fox News)

  • An anti-inflammatory drug may shorten COVID recovery time (Politico)

  • U.S. halts ineffective symptom checks and screenings for high-risk countries (New York Post)

Closing Arguments

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