Fellow Patriot: The voluntary financial generosity of supporters like you keeps our hard-hitting analysis coming. Please support the 2021 Year-End Campaign today. Thank you for your support! —Nate Jackson, Managing Editor

Political Editors / October 16, 2020

Friday Executive Summary

Barrett vote scheduled, the latest on Hunter, Twitter under fire, and more.

Top of the Fold

  • Judiciary Committee sets vote on Barrett confirmation for October 22 (CBS News)

  • Chuck Schumer: Dems will deny GOP a quorum to advance Barrett (Power Line)

  • House Republicans ask FBI if it had Hunter Biden’s alleged laptop during Trump’s impeachment (Fox News)

The Twittersphere

  • Senators to subpoena Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey for “actively interfering” in election (The Daily Wire)

  • Twitter changes hacked material policy after backlash over blocking NYPost story about Biden’s son (CNBC)

  • 11 hacks, leaks, and hoaxes that Twitter and Facebook didn’t throttle — because they hurt Trump (The Federalist)

  • FCC Chairman plans to amend Section 230 legal protections for media platforms (Washington Examiner)

Political Money

Elsewhere in Politics

  • C-SPAN’s would-be debate moderator Steve Scully suspended indefinitely after admitting he lied about being hacked to cover for anti-Trump collusion (The Federalist)

  • Democrat Mark Kelly disciplines campaign spokesman for calling cops “worthless f—ing pigs” (AZ Central)

  • Bruce Ohr leaves DOJ after being rebuked for contact with Christopher Steele during Russia investigation (USA Today)

Annals of the “Social Justice” Caliphate

Closing Arguments

  • Policy: Paused trial shows that fearmongering over ‘Trump vaccine’ was both dumb and harmful (Washington Examiner)

  • Policy: Will Joe Biden’s America remain a democracy or become a monarchy? (The Hill)

  • Humor — except it’s not: Big Tech fights election interference by interfering in election (The Babylon Bee)

For more of today’s editors’ choice headlines, visit Headline Report.

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!


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

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 © 2021 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.