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Political Editors / Oct. 14, 2020

Wednesday Executive Summary

Barrett hearings continue, COVID relief, Biden corruption, pollaganda, and more.


Amy Coney Barrett


  • Epic: Barrett asked to hold up notes she’s using to answer questions. She holds up a blank notepad. (The Daily Wire)

  • Barrett won’t commit to recusing herself from ObamaCare case, says she would follow rules (Fox News)

  • Barrett says original meaning will dictate approach to Second Amendment cases (The Washington Free Beacon)

  • Fact-checking gun control activists’ lies about Amy Coney Barrett (The Daily Signal)


The Latest on COVID-19


  • McConnell slates October revote on GOP COVID relief plan (Associated Press)

  • Nancy Pelosi calls Wolf Blitzer a GOP “apologist” during epic on-air spat (New York Post)

  • Pelosi, citing “leverage” over Trump, holds strong to $2.2T in COVID-19 aid (The Hill)

  • Even The New York Times praises Trump administration’s “remarkable efficiency” on COVID (The New York Times)

  • Cuomo memoir blames Republicans, right-wing media for nursing home coronavirus scandal (National Review)


Election 2020


  • Smoking-gun email reveals how Hunter Biden introduced Ukrainian businessman to VP dad (New York Post)

  • Biden’s son-in-law advises campaign on pandemic while investing in COVID startups (Politico)

  • Don’t believe the pollaganda: New study suggests polls are missing shy Trump voters (Bloomberg)

  • Data from Florida rally show 30% of attendees weren’t Republicans, 24% didn’t vote in 2016 (Washington Examiner)

  • Supreme Court allows Trump to wind down Census early (U.S. News & World Report)

  • Unmasking probe commissioned by AG Barr concludes without charges or any public report (The Washington Post)


Around the Nation


  • Michigan Supreme Court orders lockdown lifted immediately, rejects Whitmer’s request for delay (The Daily Wire)

  • Delaware man charged in Michigan governor kidnap plot was pardoned by Democrat Governor John Carney last year (Delaware Online)

  • FBI: Kidnapping plot also targeted Virginia governor (WORLD)


National Security


  • Washington secures three new arms deals with Taiwan (The Washington Free Beacon)

  • China, Russia, and Cuba — countries that kill journalists, keep concentration camps — elected to UN Human Rights Council (The Federalist)


Closing Arguments


  • Policy: COVID-19 lockdowns have been a disaster — end them now (Issues & Insights)

  • Policy: The country needs another relief package (National Review)

  • Humor: Democrat proposing to his girlfriend says he won’t reveal position on adultery until after the wedding (The Babylon Bee)

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