October 9, 2020

Friday Executive Summary

Hurricane Delta, kidnap plot thwarted, media blames Trump, and more.

Top of the Fold

  • Hurricane Delta tracking toward the Louisiana coast; landfall later today (TWC)

  • Plans to kidnap Gov. Whitmer, overthrow government thwarted (Detroit News)


  • Media blames Trump for inciting militia’s kidnapping plot against Whitmer (Fox)

  • Deadline runs preempted story that Pence has COVID (Post Millennial)

Elsewhere in Politics

  • Biden tweets Charlottesville hoax to blame Trump for Michigan (Breitbart)

  • Biden will announce position on Court packing “when the election is over” (NR)

  • Pelosi: “We’re going to be talking about the 25th Amendment” (Fox)

  • Pelosi says no stand-alone aid for airlines without bigger stimulus bill (CNBC)

  • Debate commission declines request to hold in-person debate (Examiner)

  • Biden announces town hall event in place of second debate (Disrn)

  • China censored Pence when he criticized it (Just the News)

  • Kamala Harris’s top five lies from the VP debate (Bongino.com)

  • Trump will guest host “The Rush Limbaugh Show” today (Daily Caller)

Annals of the “Social Justice” Caliphate

  • Portland DA rejects over 540 riot-related cases (Post Millennial)

  • BLM mob smashes windows on Wisconsin residential street (Disrn)

Around the Nation

  • Enrollment is dropping in public schools around the country (NPR)

  • Texas Democrat House candidate hasn’t lived in TX for years (WFB)

  • Religious groups sue New York over new COVID restrictions on worship (NR)

  • Police documents shine light into Breonna Taylor investigation (Fox)

The Latest on COVID-19

  • Wisconsin becomes America’s new hotspot (Daily Mail)

  • CDC: Being overweight, not just obese, makes you more susceptible (Daily Mail)

  • New study confirms remdesivir’s effectiveness as a treatment (Time)

Business & Economy

  • U.S. to collect tariffs on $1.96 billion worth of aluminum sheet goods (Fox)

  • Nearly eight times more women than men left workforce in September (Disrn)

  • DOJ sues Yale University for discriminating in admissions (Power Line)

National Security

  • Trump: Troops will be out of Afghanistan by Christmas (Military Times)

  • Election politics aren’t slowing down border security efforts (Daily Signal)

Stranger Than Fiction

  • Colin Kaepernick’s new project imagines a utopia without police or prison (Disrn)

  • Amazon faces pregnancy discrimination suit from “transgender” worker (Disrn)

  • 44% of “Christians” believe the Bible’s “ambiguous” on abortion (Disrn)

Closing Arguments

  • Policy: How Trump restored welfare reform (Daily Signal)

  • Policy: What’s wrong with a wealth tax (Manhattan Institute)

  • Humor: Harris’s ratings plummet as people realize they’d have to listen to her voice for next four years (Babylon Bee)

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