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Tuesday Executive Summary

Senate confirms ACB, late ballots in Wisconsin rejected, Biden's SCOTUS spin, and more.

Top of the Fold


  • CNN and MSNBC skip historic Senate vote confirming ACB (Fox News)

  • Media excuse Joe Biden’s mix-up: He was talking about George Lopez (The Daily Wire)

  • Defund NPR: Man plots to kill Biden, NPR omits from story that he was a Bernie Bro with books on Islam (PJ Media)

Elsewhere in Politics

  • COVID aid on hold until after the election (Bloomberg)

  • Democrats who endeavor to pack the Supreme Court say Republicans will regret Barrett confirmation (Fox News)

  • In new spin, Biden floats rotating SCOTUS justices if he’s elected (New York Post)

  • Trump asks justices to block North Carolina mail-in ballot extension (National Review)

  • Awkward: Biden unmentioned in Barack Obama’s telling of healthcare bill’s passage (The Washington Free Beacon)

  • Biden draws bulk of fundraising support from wealthiest zip codes (National Review)

  • Another rapper endorses Trump, rips Biden’s tax plan (Not the Bee)

  • Hunter Biden sought to avoid registering as a foreign agent in Chinese business venture (The Daily Caller)

  • Déjà vu: Polls in battleground states nearly identical to 2016 (The Daily Wire)

For the Record

  • Biden cannot claim to fight for our nation’s soul while supporting unborn genocide (The Federalist)

  • When Kamala Harris could have pushed to investigate police shootings, she didn’t (The Federalist)

Around the Nation

  • Zeta becomes a hurricane as it takes aim at already hard-hit Louisiana (Washington Examiner)

  • Utility says its equipment may have sparked California blaze that’s forcing large evacuations (AP)

  • Fatal police shooting of a knife-wielding black man prompts heated protests in West Philly (The Philadelphia Inquirer)

  • Man who bought firearms used in San Bernardino terrorist attack gets 20 years (The Daily Signal)

The Latest on COVID-19

  • Cases are skyrocketing, but deaths are flat — so far (Time)

  • Hospitalized patients already taking aspirin daily were 47% less likely to die of coronavirus (Daily Mail)

National Security

  • In western Arizona, over a hundred miles of new border wall is getting results (Washington Examiner)

  • Germany favors U.S. partnership to thwart Russia and China’s “global supremacy” quest (Washington Examiner)

  • Six cases of Chinese infiltration of universities and research — and what Trump is doing about it (The Daily Signal)

  • U.S. threatens to destroy Iranian missiles shipped to Venezuela (Fox News)

  • Colleges hid more than $6.5 billion in foreign funding (The Washington Free Beacon)

Stranger Than Fiction

  • Elton John gets his own Barbie doll (KTLA 5)

  • KFC’s fried chicken-scented fire log is back (Best Products)

  • Social media erupts over woman who focuses on getting her dad to vote for Biden while he’s literally dying (The Daily Wire)

  • Billionaire Bill Gross allegedly blared “Gilligan’s Island” theme song on loop to annoy neighbor during dispute over sculpture (The Daily Caller)

Other Notables

  • Fox announcers caught on live mic bashing military flyover said they were mimicking crew (Disrn)

  • NASA discovers more water on the moon than previously thought (Disrn)

  • Japan pledges to be carbon neutral by 2050 (NPR)

Closing Arguments

  • Policy: Biden’s energy agenda would destroy the American energy renaissance (National Review)

  • Policy: It’s time to transform the U.S.-Japan alliance (American Enterprise Institute)

  • Humor: Newly sworn-in ACB immediately orders all nation’s women to wear Handmaid’s outfit (The Babylon Bee)

  • Related humor: Democrats ask ACB to recuse herself from any cases involving the Constitution (The Babylon Bee)

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