Jordan Candler / September 16, 2020

Wednesday Executive Summary

“Dawn of a new Middle East,” Biden votes in person, Bolton probe, and more.


Above the Fold


  • President Trump declares “dawn of a new Middle East” as he presides over signing of historic diplomatic deals (Fox News)

  • Up to nine additional nations could join peace deal with Israel, including Saudi Arabia, Trump says (The Daily Wire)


Politics


  • Clueless Joe refers to the “Harris-Biden administration” (Washington Examiner)

  • Biden votes in person, wrecks the Democrats’ mail-in voting narrative (PJ Media)

  • House GOP releases “Commitment to America” agenda (The Resurgent)

  • House Speaker Nancy Pelosi unpractically seeks to put pressure on GOP in COVID-19 relief battle (The Hill)

  • Senator Tom Cotton: The U.S. should eliminate China’s “most favored nation” trade status (The Washington Free Beacon)

  • Criminal probe opened into John Bolton’s book, The Room Where It Happened, which may contain classified information (Politico)

  • A former NRA insider paints an unflattering picture (National Review)


Annals of the “Social Justice” Caliphate


  • Three charged for harassing patrons at Pittsburgh restaurants during Labor Day BLM protest (National Review)

  • Judge throws the book at 13 alleged Lancaster rioters and sets $1 million bail for seven of them (Daily Mail)

  • Up to 95% riots are linked to Black Lives Matter (The Federalist)

  • Virginia police hunting for person who shot patrol car three times (Fox News)

  • “Evil is real”: North Carolina police officer pens heartfelt resignation letter to community amid “unprecedented” exodus from the force (The Daily Wire)


Around the Nation


  • Hurricane Sally lashing Gulf Coast with flooding rain, storm surge, and damaging winds after making landfall near Gulf Shores, Alabama (The Weather Channel)

  • Breonna Taylor’s family reaches massive settlement with City of Louisville for $12 million (WAVE 3 News)

  • High school suspends football players after they carried flags supporting first responders while taking field for September 11 game (Disrn)

  • LA County sheriff calls out LeBron James, wants him to match reward for deputies’ shooter (The Truth About Guns)


National Security


  • Chinese virologist claims the ChiCom government “intentionally” released COVID-19 (Fox News)

  • Chinese organization with Communist Party ties funds Black Lives Matter ventures (The Federalist)

  • Chinese software firm that “provides intelligence to the government and military” collects data from 50,000 Americans (Daily Mail)

  • “Worst-case scenario”: Baltimore murder suspects protected by sanctuary laws (The Washington Times)

  • Trump says he favored plan to eliminate Syrian dictator Bashar Assad, but then-Secretary of Defense James Mattis opposed it (Disrn)


Business & Economy


  • FTC prepares possible antitrust lawsuit against Facebook (Bloomberg)

  • Oil demand has collapsed, and it won’t come back any time soon (NPR)


Other Notables


  • Alan Dershowitz files multimillion-dollar defamation lawsuit against CNN (Washington Examiner)

  • Southern Baptists want to change their name to “Great Commission Baptists” because the word “Southern” is triggering (Not the Bee)


Closing Arguments


  • Policy: The U.S. dollar collapse is greatly exaggerated (Mises Institute)

  • Policy: Greenland is more important to America’s interests than you might think (The Daily Signal)

  • Satire: New Netflix movie actually murders puppies to teach that murdering puppies is bad (The Babylon Bee)

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