September 22, 2020

Tuesday Executive Summary

Ginsburg to lie in state, Louisville “state of emergency,” ballot updates, and more.


  • Locked in? Republicans appear to have votes to take up a SCOTUS nominee this year (Washington Examiner)

  • Trump vetting five women for Supreme Court (Washington Examiner)

  • Joe Biden says he will not release Supreme Court list (National Review)

  • Biden on radical idea of packing the Supreme Court: “I’m not going to answer that question” (The Daily Wire)

  • Ruth Bader Ginsburg to lie in state in U.S. Capitol on Friday — the first woman to hold that honor (The Daily Caller)

  • CNN’s Don Lemon suggests blowing up “entire system” (Fox News)

Annals of the “Social Justice” Caliphate

  • BLM quietly scrubs anti-American, Marxist language from its website (The Post Millennial)

  • Second wounded Los Angeles deputy released from hospital after ambush attack (Fox News)

  • “State of emergency” declared by Louisville police ahead of Breonna Taylor decision (LEX 18)

  • Florida Governor Ron DeSantis proposes new felony charges for violent protesters, harsh penalties for cities that defund police (The Daily Wire)

Around the Nation

  • Federal judge orders Wisconsin absentee ballots postmarked by November 3 to be counted in 2020 election (Fox News)

  • Pennsylvania mail-in ballot ruling could cause 100,000 ballots to be rejected (Forbes)

Business & Economy

  • Congressional Budget Office: Federal debt nears “unsustainable” levels (The Washington Times)

  • U.S. household net worth spikes, surpassing pre-pandemic peak (National Review)

  • Anyone notice that the Trump recovery is doing much better than expected? (Issues & Insights)

National Security

  • CIA whistleblower Edward Snowden agrees to forfeit more than $5 million from book proceeds to the U.S. government (Daily Mail)

  • New York City, Portland, and Seattle deemed by DOJ as “anarchist jurisdiction” (WABC)

  • Sweeping new sanctions hit Iran’s nuclear and ballistic missile programs (The Washington Free Beacon)

  • Mike Pompeo threatens China with sanctions over Iran arms deals (Washington Examiner)

  • House Foreign Affairs Committee report says China tried to cover up scope of COVID-19, could have prevented pandemic (The Daily Wire)

  • Trump administration invests more than $100 million to fight human trafficking (Disrn)

Other Notables

  • Beta becomes 9th landfall storm of 2020 in a record-shattering season (NBC News)

  • Even with lockdowns, the woke Emmys post lowest ratings ever (The Daily Wire)

  • More than half of all Supreme Court justices were confirmed in 45 days or less (The Federalist)

  • California wants me to vote, even though I haven’t lived there for over eight years (The Daily Signal)

Closing Arguments

  • Policy: Too much centralization is turning everything into a political crisis (Mises Institute)

  • Policy: America needs a plan to bring key manufacturing home (Issues & Insights)

  • Humor: Ninth Circuit Court overturns death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg (The Babylon Bee)

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