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October 12, 2020

Monday Executive Summary

Barrett hearings, Durham report, coronavirus relief, and another Nobel nomination.

Top of the Fold

  • Barrett to praise Scalia in opening hearing statement, say court should not make policy (Fox News)

  • Biden says voters don’t deserve to know his position on court packing (The Washington Free Beacon)

  • Democrats collude to accuse GOP of “court packing” ahead of Barrett hearings (Washington Examiner)


  • Barr tells Republicans Durham report won’t be ready by election (Axios)

  • Hillary Clinton maintains 2016 election “was not on the level,” and “we still don’t know what really happened” (National Review)

  • Trump preparing new $1.8T coronavirus relief package, urges Congress to “go big” (Fox Business)

  • Trump picks up another Nobel Peace Prize nomination from Europe after diplomatic victories (Fox News)

  • Dem group spends millions on Fake News Facebook stories in key districts (National Review)

  • Nearly 50,000 Ohio voters receive wrong ballots (The Washington Free Beacon)

Annals of the “Social Justice” Caliphate

  • One dead after leftist BLM-antifa groups clash with Patriot rally in Denver (The Federalist)

  • Planned Parenthood audit shows accusations of multiple incidents of racism (The Daily Wire)

  • Lakers win NBA title; no one watches (Washington Examiner)

  • Washington Post blames “systemic racism” for George Floyd robbing a Latino woman at gunpoint (Front Page Mag)

  • Security guard hired by local NBC News station charged with murder of right-wing protester (The Daily Wire)

The Latest on COVID-19

  • Trump is no longer a COVID-19 “transmission risk,” says the White House doctor (National Review)

  • Trump says he seems immune to COVID, Twitter labels his tweet “misleading” (Washington Examiner)

  • Coronavirus: WHO backflips on virus stance by condemning lockdowns (

Closing Arguments

  • Policy: How China is overtaking the U.S. with the world’s No. 1 navy (The Daily Signal)

  • Policy: Nationalizing 5G is the wrong way for the U.S. to compete with China (The Daily Signal)

  • Humor: Biden: “I won’t reveal whether I plan on abolishing the Constitution and establishing a glorious communist utopia until after I’m elected” (The Babylon Bee)

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