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Jordan Candler / November 20, 2020

Friday Executive Summary

Giuliani’s fiery press conference, Georgia recount results, Pfizer applies for EUA, and more.

Election Debrief

  • Rudy Giuliani anecdotally presses Trump election challenge case in fiery news conference (Fox News) | Six big claims by Trump’s lawyers about overturning the election results (Daily Signal)

  • Judge dismisses Arizona GOP lawsuit seeking audit of county’s ballots (The Hill)

  • Trump campaign withdraws Michigan election lawsuit (Washington Times) | Why the Trump campaign withdrew its Michigan lawsuit (NR)

  • Biden still ahead by 12,000 votes after Georgia recount (Examiner)

Scranton Joe

  • Biden declares there will be “no national shutdown” (Examiner) | He also discussed a national mask mandate with governors (NR)

  • Biden transition adviser wanted Congress to probe Brett Kavanaugh last year (Fox News)

  • Palestinians eagerly anticipate Biden “reset” — by which they mean “anti-Israel policies” (Washington Times)

Government & Politics

  • Nearly a third of Democrats believe the election was stolen from Trump (PJ Media)

  • The push to “cancel” student loan debt completely ignores the reason college is so expensive (FEE)

  • Trump tax write-offs are ensnared in two New York fraud investigations (NY Times)

  • Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac overseer seeks to end federal control (WSJ)

The Latest on COVID-19

  • Pfizer applying for emergency authorization of vaccine today (The Hill)

  • CDC pointlessly warns Americans not to travel for Thanksgiving (NR)

  • CDC director: Schools among “safest places” kids can be (Daily Wire) | New York government slammed by critics for closing schools but not indoor dining (The Week)

  • Hypocrite Gavin Newsom orders one-month curfew in California (The Hill)

Around the Nation

  • Georgia’s Floyd County terminates election director after state audit uncovers uncounted votes (Fox 5)

  • California school replaces third-grade math class with “anti-racist” curriculum (Not the Bee)

Business & Economy

  • Birds of a feather: Leftmedia outlet Huffington Post being sold to BuzzFeed (Just the News)

  • Treasury secretary declines to extend several emergency lending programs (WSJ)

Stranger Than Fiction

  • Pizza Hut creates a giant pizza blanket and it sells out in hours (Not the Bee)

  • A NYC fight club was broken up by the cops for not social distancing (Not the Bee)

  • German police arrest popular protester for COVID crimes (Not the Bee)

On a Lighter Note…

  • These lads got around Ireland’s COVID restrictions by booking cheap flights and then just drinking at the airport (Not the Bee)

  • Peanuts holiday specials to air on PBS after public laments its removal (Disrn)

  • Critics roast Rudy Giuliani for apparent hair dye mishap (USA Today)

  • Chalk sketch found in Italy could be a Da Vinci depiction of Christ (Disrn)

Closing Arguments

  • Policy: The pandemic isn’t killing cities. Housing regulations are. (NR)

  • Policy: The perversities of rejoining the Paris Climate Agreement (AEI)

  • Humor: Local leftist replaces his “Resist!” bumper sticker with “Obey” sticker (Genesius Times)

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