Jordan Candler / November 23, 2020

Monday Executive Summary

Sidney Powell shunned, another effective vaccine, Kyle Rittenhouse makes bail, and more.

Election Debrief

  • Trump legal team shuns Sidney Powell as insiders see no evidence supporting her fraud claims (Examiner)

  • Trump campaign appeals Pennsylvania judge’s decision to dismiss lawsuit that seeks to delay certifying election results (CBS News) and also requests second Georgia recount (NR)

  • Trump is running out of time as key states set to certify Biden victory (NPR)

  • Joe Biden to name Antony Blinken as secretary of state (USA Today)

  • Ilhan Omar suggests Biden should “reverse” Trump’s Middle East agreements (Fox News)


  • Despite CDC travel warnings, one million pass through U.S. airports Friday (USA Today)

  • AstraZeneca says its vaccine — the third major prospect — is “highly effective” (AP)

  • Operation Warp Speed advisor expects vaccine to ship mid-December, herd immunity by May (NY Post)

  • FDA grants emergency authorization of antibody treatment given to Trump (NY Times)

National Security

  • Mike Pompeo meets Taliban leaders ahead of planned U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan (Free Beacon)

  • Saudi Arabia should be a “partner” on any future nuclear deal with Iran, foreign minister says (CNBC)

  • U.S. officially pulls out of Open Skies Treaty with Russia over its blatant violations (Washington Times)

  • State Department says anti-American educators undermine efforts to counter China (Free Beacon)

Around the Nation

  • Kyle Rittenhouse, the teen who went to Wisconsin with a rifle and killed two rioters, makes bail (Fox News)

  • 15-year-old charged in connection with Wisconsin mall shooting that injured eight (ABC News)

  • Weekend violence in Chicago leaves 47 shot, five dead (Fox News)

  • Oregon’s nanny governor urges residents to tattle-tale by calling cops on shutdown violators (Washington Times)

  • California’s clown governor exempts entertainment industry from COVID restrictions (Daily Wire) | Golden State sheriffs tell Gavin Newsom they won’t enforce curfew (Free Beacon)

  • Nevada governor issues three-week “statewide pause” as COVID cases surge (Fox News)

Non Compos Mentis

  • No joke: Andrew Cuomo will receive Emmy for coronavirus TV briefings (NY Post)

  • Powerful and connected New York City Democrats break COVID rules because they can (Not the Bee)

  • Dutch doctors can now spike grandma’s drink so she can’t change her mind about her assisted suicide (Not the Bee)

  • Strong contender for greatest parking fail of all time (Not the Bee)

Now for Some Good News…

  • Federal court strikes down conversion therapy bans in Florida (NBC News)

  • Appeals court rules Tennessee can outlaw abortions based on “sex, race, or disability” (Disrn)

Closing Arguments

  • Policy: Transracial adoption in the time of Black Lives Matter (AEI)

  • Policy: The real-world cost of remote learning (NR)

  • Humor: In addition to Cuomo’s award, Joseph Stalin to receive International Emmy for his outstanding hunger relief efforts (Babylon Bee)

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