Jordan Candler / November 30, 2020

Monday Executive Summary

SCOTUS rebuffs Cuomo, absurd spending in Georgia runoffs, Carter Page sues the deep state, and more.

Top of the Fold

  • Supreme Court rules against Governor Andrew Cuomo’s COVID limits — with Amy Coney Barrett playing a key role (Fox News) | Barrett confirmation sparks flood of long-overdue challenges from pro-gun groups (Washington Times)

  • President Trump will campaign for Senators Kelly Loeffler and David Perdue (Fox News) | Georgia runoffs have seen $272 million in ad spending in just 22 days (Daily Caller)

  • Carter Page sues the deep-staters behind Crossfire Hurricane FISA abuse (The Federalist)

Election Debrief

  • Trump says he’ll vacate the White House if Biden wins Electoral College vote (Daily Caller)

  • Trump falls short in Wisconsin recount (NBC News)

“Dane County was the second and last county to finish its recount, reporting a 45-vote gain for Trump. Milwaukee County, the state’s other big and overwhelmingly liberal county targeted in a recount that Trump paid $3 million for, reported its results Friday, a 132-vote gain for Biden. Taken together, the two counties barely budged Biden’s winning margin of about 20,600 votes, giving the winner a net gain of 87 votes.”

  • Third Circuit rejects Trump appeal of Pennsylvania election results (Disrn) | Pennsylvania Supreme Court dismisses lawsuit against mail ballots with prejudice (Washington Post)

  • Sidney Powell files lawsuits alleging massive election fraud in Michigan and Georgia (Disrn)

  • Rudy Giuliani claims Trump team has a “mountain” of evidence (Examiner)

  • Joe Biden is unlikely to offer Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren jobs (Just the News)

  • Biden’s communications team raises questions over revolving door with leftist networks (Fox News)

Elsewhere in Politics

  • The Supreme Court considers the Census and illegal immigrants (WSJ)

“Who counts as a ‘person’ for Congressional reapportionment under the Constitution? That’s the question the Supreme Court takes up Monday in a challenge to President Trump’s order excluding undocumented immigrants from state population counts (New York v. Trump). … It’s important to recall that illegal immigration was foreign to the Founders. Aside from the Chinese Exclusion Act, Congress didn’t significantly limit immigration until the 1920s. Undocumented immigrants didn’t make up a sizable enough share of any state’s population to affect reapportionment until the late 20th century.”

  • Trump formally pardons Michael Flynn (Examiner) | Flynn pardon is only the beginning of the justice this nation deserves (The Federalist)

  • Barack Obama takes shot at evangelical Hispanics who voted for Trump despite “racist” rhetoric (Fox News)

  • After years of calling Trump supporters Nazis and Klan members, Alyssa Milano wants to “extend an olive branch” (Not the Bee)


  • Facebook used “secret internal ranking” to suppress “right-wing” sources after the election (Daily Wire)

  • CNN silent after investigation finds nurse’s claims dying patients do not believe in coronavirus is a “massive exaggeration” (Disrn)

  • YouTube snubbed Thanksgiving on its Twitter account, celebrated “Unthanksgiving” instead (Disrn)


  • Nursing home COVID deaths now eclipse 100,000 in the U.S. (Disrn)

  • Johns Hopkins published, then deleted, an article questioning the COVID death rate (Just the News)


  • New York City to reopen schools for 200,000 students December 7 (Politico)

  • 5,000 Alabama students haven’t shown up for any sort of class (AP)

  • Coronavirus delays national math and reading tests until 2022 (Fox News)

National Security

  • U.S. sends aircraft carrier to Persian Gulf as Iran vows retaliation for scientist’s assassination (Daily Wire)

  • Thrice-deported illegal immigrant arrested for double homicide after jail ignores ICE detainer (Examiner)

Business & Economy

  • Black Friday was a bust for many stores, but better for online (WSJ)

“Roughly half as many people visited stores on Black Friday as they did last year, according to research firms that track foot traffic. Meanwhile, online spending jumped 22% from a year ago, making it the second-best online shopping day ever measured by Adobe Analytics.”

  • Amazon goes on a hiring spree without equal (NY Times)

“Amazon added 427,300 employees between January and October, pushing its work force to more than 1.2 million people globally, up more than 50 percent from a year ago. Its number of workers now approaches the entire population of Dallas.”

  • Nike and Coca-Cola lobby against Xinjiang forced-labor bill (NY Times)

“Welcome to the worst in corporate greed and swamp culture. China is persecuting an entire region of its country, but who wants to have to charge more on an iPhone?” —Keith Koffler

  • Britain expects “very significant” week for Brexit talks as clock ticks down (Reuters)

Annals of the “Social Justice” Caliphate

  • Breonna Taylor protest leader, 21, killed in shooting (Louisville Courier Journal)

  • LANDBACK campaign supporters vandalize statues in “national decolonial day of action” (Disrn)

  • U.S. women’s soccer team dons BLM shirts and kneels for national anthem on foreign soil (Daily Wire)

  • Star-studded Time’s Up charities spent big on salaries, little on helping victims (NY Post)

  • Starbucks fires barista for refusing to wear “Pride” shirt, lawsuit claims (NY Post)

Double Standards

  • Denver mayor who told citizens to “avoid travel” gets caught flying for Thanksgiving (

  • Antiracism icon Robin DiAngelo paid more than black woman for the same job (Free Beacon)

  • MSNBC’s Chris Hayes haunted by 2016 “fun fact” when he suggested electors abandon POTUS-elect (Fox News)

Stranger Than Fiction

  • Taiwan lawmakers throw pig guts, punches on parliament floor (Fox News)

  • North Korean gymnast vaults a 10-foot fence to defect to South Korea (Not the Bee)

  • Fish farts almost caused a diplomatic crisis for Sweden (Not the Bee)

On a Lighter Note…

  • Alex Trebek recorded an inspiring Thanksgiving message before his death (Daily Wire)

  • Most Canada story ever: “Do not let moose lick your car,” officials warn motorists (Not the Bee)

  • Poor guy eats rum balls at party, gets busted for DUI (Not the Bee)

Closing Arguments

  • Policy: The Supreme Court got church restrictions right (National Review)

  • Policy: Jordan Peterson’s new book couldn’t be more timely (FEE)

  • Humor: Pro tip: Skip out on Black Friday deals and hold out for the next peaceful protest (Babylon Bee)

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