September 18, 2020

Friday Executive Summary

Mail-in ballot trouble in PA, Biden’s softball town hall, NJ tax hike, and more.

Above the Fold

  • Pennsylvania Supreme Court sides with state’s Democrats, permits mail-in ballots to be counted three days after Election Day (The Daily Wire)

  • Election fraud? Four voters claiming NPR as residence turn up in search of California voting records (The Daily Signal)

  • Judge blocks Postal Service changes that slowed mail delivery (Fox News)

Government & Politics

  • President Trump announces executive order establishing “1776 Commission” to combat “1619 Project” (The Federalist)

  • D'oh! Education Department opens investigation into Princeton University after president deems racism “embedded” in the school (Washington Examiner)

  • “The questions … sound as if they were written by Biden’s campaign”: CNN panned for softball Joe Biden town hall (Fox News)

  • Trump fielding roughly five times more reporter questions than Biden since July (New York Post)

  • Leaked 2016 phone call to Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko reveals that hypocrite Joe Biden — who suggested using the Logan Act against Michael Flynn — risked national security to sabotage Trump (The Federalist)

  • Birds of a feather: Twitter public policy director decamps for Biden transition team (Politico)

  • DOJ considered bringing charges against Portland officials over unbridled rioting (New York Post)

Around the Nation

  • Seventeen-year-old arrested for shooting at troopers in Arizona; third attack on police officers in a week (Daily Mail)

  • Louisville city council votes “no confidence” in mayor for handling of media-distorted Breonna Taylor case (NBC News)

  • New California Rainbow Mafia law increases the risk of child sexual abuse (The Daily Signal)

  • Not just Chicago: New York City murder rate soars by 27% and gang violence rises 52% in 2020 (Daily Mail)

  • New Jersey to hike taxes on state’s millionaires (Fox Business)


  • Buffalo school teaching students to question nuclear family as part of BLM-integrated village academic curriculum (Fox News)

  • NYC again delays in-person learning for most students (AP)

The Latest on COVID-19

  • Pandemic restrictions reintroduced across Europe under threat of a second wave (Washington Examiner)

  • Nashville mayor’s office and health department concealed low COVID numbers tied to restaurants, emails show (National Review)

National Security

  • FBI Director Chris Wray: “Antifa is a real thing”; FBI has cases against people identifying with movement (Fox News)

  • U.S. pushes arms sales surge to Taiwan, needling the ChiComs (Reuters)

Other Notables

  • Planned Parenthood whistleblower David Daleiden sues abortion mill for defamation (The Federalist)

  • Woman with concealed carry permit holds supermarket murder suspect at gunpoint until cops arrive (New York Post)

Closing Arguments

  • Policy: Trump accomplished in the Middle East what no other president could (The Federalist)

  • Policy: Competition among schools is healthy, especially in a pandemic (Newsweek)

  • Humor: Biden campaign holds boat parade, but it’s just Biden alone in a paddleboat (The Babylon Bee)

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