Jordan Candler / December 9, 2020

Wednesday Executive Summary

Texas sues battleground states, Michael Flynn case dismissed, COVID relief bill, and more.

Election Debrief

  • Supreme Court nixes Republicans’ Pennsylvania lawsuit (National Review)

  • However, Texas sues four battleground states claiming unconstitutional voting changes (Fox News)

  • Seven things to know about Biden’s radical choice to run HHS (Daily Signal)

  • Immigration a top issue for voters ahead of Georgia runoffs (Washington Examiner) | Candidate Jon Ossoff’s father met with communist “dignitaries” while touring his China-built yacht (National Review)

Government & Politics

  • Judge dismisses Michael Flynn case following pardon from Trump (AP) | Judicial activist Emmet Sullivan releases whiney, politicized 43-page opinion (RedState)

  • Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says he wants Congress to pass a coronavirus relief bill with neither legal immunity for businesses nor state and local government relief (CNBC)

  • Deficit climbs 25% to $430 billion through November — with another “stimulus” on the way (The Hill)

  • What could possibly go wrong? Democrats want to bring earmarks back (NPR)

  • Pro-abortion members of Congress are pushing for taxpayer-funded abortion (Daily Signal)

The Latest on COVID-19

  • Biden pledges 100 million vaccine shots in 100 days (MarketWatch)

National Security

  • Suspected Chinese spy reportedly slept with, courted U.S. officials to gain intel (NY Post) | Tucker Carlson: Why is Eric Swalwell still on House Intel Committee after Chinese spy revelations? (Fox News)

  • House passes defense spending bill with veto-proof majority despite Trump opposition (Axios)

  • FireEye cybersecurity tools compromised in state-sponsored attack (probably Russia) (The Verge)

  • 14 Fort Hood leaders fired, suspended over on-base sexual assault and harassment (American Military News)

Around the Nation

  • California church found in contempt, fined over COVID diktats (NBC News)

  • California’s expanded COVID unemployment system corrupted by $2 billion in fraud (FEE)

  • Bizarre chainsaw attack sparks viral 2A video that hits home with black women (PJ Media)

Annals of the “Social Justice” Caliphate

  • Anarchists erect new “autonomous zone” in Portland (Newsweek) | Mayor Ted Wheeler, who has enabled such behavior, authorizes “all lawful means” to clear the anarchists (Fox News)

“Theater of the Absurd” Headline Award

  • Chinese COVID-19 vaccine is 86% effective, UAE says (Time)

And we’ve got beachfront property here in the hills of Tennessee.

Double Standards

  • Biden’s black HUD nominee objected to relegation of African Americans to HUD (Free Beacon)

Non Compos Mentis

  • Man in Taiwan fined $3,500 for leaving quarantine room for eight seconds (Vice)

Stranger Than Fiction

  • For some reason, breakdancing is now an Olympic sport (Not the Bee)

Closing Arguments

  • Policy: When it says how much we owe, government excludes trillions of dollars in obligations (City Journal)

  • Policy: College administrative bloat is robbing our children of their futures (Washington Examiner)

  • Humor: Biden to defeat skin cancer by ordering Americans to avoid sunlight for 100 days (The Babylon Bee)

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