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September 23, 2020

Wednesday Executive Summary

Burisma interim report, spending bill approved, Seattle cuts police, and more.

Above the Fold

  • “The Obama administration ignored the glaring warning signs”: GOP-led committees release interim report on Hunter Biden-Burisma probe (Fox News)

  • Burisma bribed officials to shut down investigation seven months after Hunter joined board (The Federalist)

  • Hunter’s Chinese payments raise criminal concerns, extend to James Biden (The Federalist)


  • QAnon-level stupidity”: Reuters attacks freedom of religion, compares Amy Coney Barrett’s faith to dystopian series “Handmaid’s Tale” (The Federalist)

  • Both are in the same church, but media love Joe Biden’s faith and hate Amy Coney Barrett’s (The Federalist)


  • President Trump’s Supreme Court pick to be announced Saturday at the White House (Fox News)

  • Jill Biden’s ex-husband says Joe — whom Democrats put on a pedestal — lied about marriage to cover up infidelity (The Washington Free Beacon)

  • Cindy McCain endorses Biden, citing debunked hit piece on Trump’s disparagement of troops (The New York Times)

  • Trump expands ban against anti-racism Marxist CRT training to federal contractors (Axios)

  • House approves spending bill, sends legislation to Senate just days before government set to shut down (USA Today)

  • GOP senators introduce bill to prohibit schools from allowing biological men to compete in women’s sports (Washington Examiner)

  • Free college, guaranteed income: State and local officials steer coronavirus aid money toward leftist priorities (Fox News)

Around the Nation

  • Public schools across the country promote Black Lives Matter, organize protests (The Daily Caller)

  • Seattle’s woke city council overrides mayor’s veto of police cuts (Fox News)

  • Florida advocates rally to raise money, pay legal obligations, register felons to vote (Washington Examiner)

  • Ruth Bader Ginsburg enabled an atrocity equal to slavery, and Andrew Cuomo wants to build her a statue (The Federalist)

The Latest on COVID-19

  • Death toll in the U.S. officially hits 200,000 (AP)

  • Just 1% of U.S. counties have had nearly half of all deaths (The Daily Signal)

  • Trump tells UN to hold China accountable for the pandemic (Fox News)

Other Notables

  • Iran says it is ready to swap all prisoners with U.S. (Reuters)

  • Election watchdog finds 350,000 dead registrants on voter rolls in 42 states (The Washington Free Beacon)

  • “Defund the police” activist Alyssa Milano sparks massive police presence after calling 911 (Daily Mail)

  • Tucker Carlson airs never-before-seen footage from Kyle Rittenhouse shooting in Kenosha (The Daily Wire)

Closing Arguments

  • Policy: To counter China, we must strengthen ties with Europe (American Enterprise Institute)

  • Policy: What’s needed for healthcare reform: Personalized care that puts you and your doctor in charge (The Daily Signal)

  • Humor: Giggling Trump prank calls Merrick Garland to tell him he’s been shortlisted for SCOTUS (The Babylon Bee)

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