October 1, 2020

Thursday Executive Summary

Stopgap legislation, debate rule changes, Pope Francis’s politicking, and more.

Above the Fold

  • President Trump signs stopgap bill to prevent government shutdown after funding briefly lapses (CNBC)

  • Future presidential debates to be more structured, says debate commission (Disrn)


  • Over 73 million people watched the first debate on TV — a 13% decline from 2016 (Axios)

  • Democrats fear Kavanaugh 2.0 brawl could hurt them in November (National Review)

  • Republicans grow frustrated as James Comey claims ignorance over Russia probe: “You don’t seem to know anything” (Fox News)

  • Attorney for Kyle Rittenhouse to sue Joe Biden for libel after campaign video labels his client a white supremacist (Disrn)

  • Wife of Boston Marathon hero said Biden touched her in “an inappropriate and uncomfortable way” (Washington Examiner)

  • Pope Francis denies audience with Mike Pompeo; the ever-politicking Vatican warns against playing politics over China (Reuters)

Big Tech

  • YouTube adds disclaimer to Heritage Foundation video on mail-in ballots (The Daily Signal)

  • Facebook removes Trump ads that claim accepting refugees from abroad increases COVID-19 risks (Daily Mail)

Around the Nation

  • NYC’s nanny-state mayor announces $1,000 fine for anyone not wearing a mask (Disrn)

  • California’s nanny-state governor signs corporate boardroom diversity law (Fox Business)

  • California task force will consider paying reparations for slavery (AP)

  • Suspect arrested, charged in ambush attack on Los Angeles sheriff's deputies (The Daily Wire)

  • Massive $20 million settlement reached in fatal January shooting of handcuffed man by black police officer in Maryland (The Baltimore Sun)

Business & Economy

  • Disney lays off 28,000 employees (Disrn)

  • American and United to lay off 32,000 as airline aid talks drag on (Bloomberg)

  • Movie-industry group pleads for aid from Congress, warning “theaters may not survive” (MarketWatch)

Other Notables

  • Americans increasingly believe violence is justified if the other side wins (Politico)

  • Trump plans to slash refugee admissions to new low of 15,000 (Reuters)

  • Everything The New York Times found suspicious in Trump’s tax returns, it put there (The Federalist)

Closing Arguments

  • Policy: How the administration is taking back the courts (The Daily Signal)

  • Policy: It’s beyond time to reform the UN Human Rights Council (The Dispatch)

  • Humor: Sweet Meteor O'Death surges in the polls after dismal presidential debate (Genesius Times)

For more of today’s editors’ choice headlines, visit In Our Sights.

The Patriot Post is a certified ad-free news service, unlike third-party commercial news sites linked on this page, which may also require a paid subscription.

Start a conversation using these share links:

Who We Are

The Patriot Post is a highly acclaimed weekday digest of news analysis, policy and opinion written from the heartland — as opposed to the MSM’s ubiquitous Beltway echo chambers — for grassroots leaders nationwide. More

What We Offer

On the Web

We provide solid conservative perspective on the most important issues, including analysis, opinion columns, headline summaries, memes, cartoons and much more.

Via Email

Choose our full-length Digest or our quick-reading Snapshot for a summary of important news. We also offer Cartoons & Memes on Monday and Alexander’s column on Wednesday.

Our Mission

The Patriot Post is steadfast in our mission to extend the endowment of Liberty to the next generation by advocating for individual rights and responsibilities, supporting the restoration of constitutional limits on government and the judiciary, and promoting free enterprise, national defense and traditional American values. We are a rock-solid conservative touchstone for the expanding ranks of grassroots Americans Patriots from all walks of life. Our mission and operation budgets are not financed by any political or special interest groups, and to protect our editorial integrity, we accept no advertising. We are sustained solely by you. Please support The Patriot Fund today!

The Patriot Post and Patriot Foundation Trust, in keeping with our Military Mission of Service, are proud sponsors of the National Medal of Honor Heritage Center, the Congressional Medal of Honor Society, Folds of Honor, Honoring the Sacrifice, Warrior Freedom Service Dogs, Officer Christian Fellowship, the Air University Foundation, the Naval War College Foundation, and the Naval Aviation Museum Foundation.


“Our cause is noble; it is the cause of mankind!” —George Washington

Join us in prayer for our nation, that good and righteous national leaders would rise and prevail, and that division would be healed so we would be united as Americans. We pray also for the protection of our military Patriots, first responders and their families, and comfort for veterans who are suffering.

The Patriot Post is protected speech, as enumerated in the First Amendment and enforced by the Second Amendment of the Constitution of the United States of America, in accordance with the endowed and unalienable Rights of All Mankind.

Copyright © 2023 The Patriot Post. All Rights Reserved.

The Patriot Post does not support Internet Explorer. We recommend installing the latest version of Microsoft Edge, Mozilla Firefox, or Google Chrome.