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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)


Politics


  • 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)

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