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Political Editors / Oct. 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)

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