Jordan Candler / December 11, 2020

Friday Executive Summary

Texas lawsuit update, Susan “Benghazi” Rice joins White House, Georgia’s tawdry candidates, and more.

Top of the Fold

Georgia Runoffs

  • Abuse allegations and health-code violations plagued Raphael Warnock summer camp (Free Beacon) | Warnock likened Benjamin Netanyahyu to George Wallace (NY Post)

  • Jon Ossoff’s deputy political director admits to Democrat court-packing scheme (Post Millennial)

Government & Politics

  • Joe Biden says defund-police movement “beat the living hell” out of Democrats on Election Day (Daily Caller)

  • Hunter Biden email names Kamala Harris and others as key contacts for “joint venture” with China Energy Co. (PJ Media) | Joe Biden’s brother is reportedly also being investigated by federal prosecutors (The Blaze)

“If Joe doesn’t pass away from, err, food poisoning or pulling on his dog’s tail, his impeachment will nicely clear the decks for President Harris.” —Ed Driscoll

“Let me ask you a question. What happens when China tells President Biden that they will release 300,000 Hunter Biden emails unless he backs off on Hong Kong?” —Keith Koffler

  • Joe Biden and Kamala Harris jointly named Time’s “Person of the Year” (Reuters)

And the Nobel Prize is most assuredly being prepared à la Barack Obama.

  • Nancy Pelosi invariably defends Eric Swalwell after his ties to Chinese spy are revealed (Daily Signal)

  • Chuck Schumer reportedly had to tell Dianne Feinstein to step down twice — because she forgot the first time (Free Beacon)

  • HUD pick Marcia Fudge vouched for Ohio man who later killed wife (NY Post)

  • Department of Education launches free speech hotline (Free Beacon)

Keith Koffler rightly observes, “Well, that phone line will go dead the minute the Biden people get there, because they don’t believe in free speech.” On the other hand, pulling the plug will also be a bad PR look, which was probably the administration’s point in implementing it this late in the game.

  • Democrat Rep. Tulsi Gabbard introduces born-alive bill (LifeSiteNews) | Gabbard and Markwayne Mullin introduce bill that would allow only biological females in women’s sports (Daily Caller)


  • CNN anchor ironically touts $380 “facts first” cashmere sweater — after the network spiked Hunter Biden story during campaign (Fox News)

The Latest on COVID-19

  • FDA panel endorses Pfizer’s COVID vaccine (Fox News)

  • Prisoners to get first crack at vaccine under Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker’s plan (Boston Herald) | Inmates and the homeless will also be among first to receive vaccine in DC (Free Beacon)

  • California HHS secretary admits outdoor dining ban is about control, not science (RedState)

Around the Nation

  • St. Louis circuit attorney off McCloskey gun case after using it for fundraising (Fox News)

  • FBI agents seek Texas attorney general records in Paxton probe (Austin American-Statesman)

Around the World

  • Israel and Morocco agree to normalize relations in latest U.S.-brokered deal (Free Beacon)

Business & Economy

  • Unemployment claims jump to 853,000 — a 137,000 week-over-week increase (NPR)

  • Homeowners are $1 trillion richer thanks to the pandemic-driven housing boom (CNBC)

  • MasterCard and Visa finally stop allowing their cards to be used on Pornhub (The Hill)

Belly Laugh of the Week

  • Obama blames Fox News, Rush Limbaugh for destroying “connection” he had with conservatives (Just the News)

Annals of the “Social Justice” Caliphate

  • Portland autonomous zone is stockpiling weapons, police say (Daily Caller)

  • Vanderbilt women’s basketball team will stay in their locker room during the national anthem for the rest of the season (Not the Bee)

“Theater of the Absurd” Headline Award

  • Journalism, y'all: Biden will have White House disinfected after Trump leaves (The Hill)

  • BIG, if true: Operations are more likely to go wrong if the surgeon is celebrating a birthday (Daily Mail)

Village Idiot

  • Melinda Gates “incredibly disappointed” Trump put Americans first for vaccines (Daily Wire)

Non Compos Mentis

  • Ben & Jerry’s creates Colin Kaepernick-inspired ice cream flavor (CNN)

Stranger Than Fiction

  • Ex-bin Laden henchman freed from prison after judge deems him too fat for jail (NY Post)

  • Specially trained dogs can detect people infected with COVID just by sniffing their armpits (Daily Mail)

Closing Arguments

  • Policy: Why more stimulus checks aren’t the answer (Daily Signal)

  • Policy: Liberal economists say debt doesn’t matter. They’re wrong. (Washington Post)

  • Humor: Nation’s CEOs beg AOC to start a boycott against them (Babylon Bee)

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