October 21, 2020

Wednesday Executive Summary

Updates on Hunter Biden and COVID relief, felon voters, massive meth bust, and more.

Top of the Fold

  • DOJ and FBI confirm Hunter Biden laptop is not part of “Russian disinformation campaign” (The Daily Wire)

  • Rudy Guiliani turns over Hunter Biden’s hard drive to police over alleged photos of underage girls and illicit texts (The Post Millennial)

Spending Like There’s No Tomorrow

  • Nancy Pelosi abandons deadline amid “hope” of deal on COVID aid package (Washington Examiner)

  • Mitch McConnell signals Senate Republicans don’t want bigger relief bill before the election (NBC News)

Elsewhere in Politics

  • Indeed it is: 2020 election is about choice between “American dream” and “socialist hellhole,” says Trump (Dirsn)

  • Biden campaign faces backlash for TV ad depicting Michigan tech CEO as struggling bar owner (Fox News)

  • Gretchen Whitmer admits it: No release from lockdown without a vote for Joe Biden (American Thinker)

  • The Democrat game plan: More than 67,000 Florida felons registered to vote in key swing state (Washington Examiner)

  • Leftist newspaper USA Today supports leftist Joe Biden in first-ever presidential endorsement (Disrn)

  • For the record: Pollster who predicted 2016 election says Donald Trump is on track to win again (Daily Mail)

Big Media

  • Twitter is nuking retweets until after the election (The Federalist)

  • Facebook demonetizes satire site The Babylon Bee, claims monty python spoof “incites violence” (The Federalist)

Annals of the “Social Justice” Caliphate

  • NFL announcers Joe Buck and Troy Aikman seemingly mock military flyover (The Daily Wire)

  • Breonna Taylor grand juror speaks out, says prosecutors steered them away from homicide charges (Yahoo! News)

  • Breonna Taylor shooting “had nothing to do with race,” officer says (Louisville Courier Journal)

  • CHOP zone businesses pursue lawsuit against riot-friendly Seattle (The Daily Signal)


  • More states see rising COVID-19 hospitalizations (Washington Examiner)

  • Major health toll from collapse in cancer screenings in pandemic (Washington Examiner)

  • Researchers find cold water may help ward off dementia (Disrn)


  • Critical race theory permeates new student survey in Fairfax Public Schools (The Federalist)

  • San Francisco aims to strip the names of Founders, Abraham Lincoln, and an abolitionist from public schools (The Daily Signal)

  • Like schools everywhere, the “nation’s report card” is dumbing down to hide racial disparities (The Federalist)

  • Liberal totalitarianism is dominating college campuses (The Daily Signal)

Business & Economy

  • Single-family homebuilding surges to more than 13-year high (Reuters)

  • Biden tax rates to hit 62% in New York and California (FrontPage Magazine)

National Security

  • What border crisis? Largest domestic meth bust in DEA history made — worth $18.5 million (Law Enforcement Today)

  • “No free riders”: Pentagon chief says Trump’s push on NATO defense spending has worked (The Washington Times)

  • Russia appears set to extend last remaining nuclear pact (AP)

  • Education Department warns about national security risks posed by Chinese funding on campus (Washington Examiner)

Other Notables

  • Trump’s greatest accomplishments are what he hasn’t done (The Federalist)

  • Faith in humanity restored: Robert Downey Jr. defends Chris Pratt after woke warriors attacked him for his conservative politics and Christian faith (Daily Mail)

Closing Arguments

  • Policy: How to put a stop to Twitter’s game-playing on censorship (National Review)

  • Policy: The United States needs to get serious about defending Taiwan (Foreign Policy)

  • Humor: Texas passes law banning Californians from voting after they move there (The Babylon Bee)

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