Jordan Candler / December 22, 2020

Tuesday Executive Summary

Relief package details, Georgia’s voter fraud warning, confronting Russia, and more.

Relief Package

  • Congress passes coronavirus relief and government spending package (Axios) | New round of relief checks to hit bank accounts next week (Washington Examiner)

  • Nine things you need to know about the spending deal (Daily Signal)

  • Congress had six hours to read a 6,000-page bill (Fox News)

As Speaker Nancy Pelosi once so infamously declared: “We have to pass the bill so that you can find out what is in it.”

  • “If money really did grow on trees, why not give more free money?” Rand Paul’s floor speech against COVID bill goes viral (Fox News)

Election Debrief

  • Joe Biden poised to pick Connecticut schools chief Miguel Cardona as education secretary (Washington Post)

  • Peter Navarro updates election report to show 379,000 “possible illegal votes” for Biden in Michigan (Washington Examiner)

  • Rand Paul: Voter fraud “happened” and election was in “many ways stolen” (Washington Examiner)

  • Mark Meadows says “stay tuned” after Trump meets lawmakers to discuss “mounting evidence” of voter fraud (Washington Examiner)

  • Matt Gaetz to join long-shot GOP bid to challenge election results in Congress (Washington Examiner)

  • A trip down memory lane: In 2018, an 11-year-old changed election results on a replica Florida state website in under 10 minutes (PBS)

Glenn Reynolds observes, “Now it would be considered ‘conspiracy theory,’ and probably censored by Facebook for ‘spreading misinformation.’”

Georgia Runoff

  • “A warning” against fraud: Georgia sends letters to thousands of out-of-state voters who asked for absentee ballots (Washington Examiner)


  • New York Times admits it botched award-winning “Caliphate” podcast, heavily featured material from “con artist” (Disrn)


  • Half of U.S. states prioritizing black and Hispanic populations in COVID-19 vaccinations (Disrn)

Big Tech

  • Apple targets car production by 2024 and eyes “next level” battery technology (CNBC)

Ed Driscoll has a good question: “How many of the components will be built in China?”

American Spirit

  • 73-year-old grandma makes and delivers 800 tamales to hospital staff that saved her life from COVID (Disrn)

Stranger Than Fiction

  • McDonald’s China introduces a limited edition Spamburger topped with Oreos (Not the Bee)

Something tells me our Spam-loving managing editor, Nate Jackson, would love this. Just don’t tell him I said that…

Settled Science

  • “Die Hard” director says film is a Christmas movie (Disrn)

Closing Arguments

  • Policy: Time to go on offense against Russian cyberattacks (National Review)

  • Policy: The 2017 tax cuts will make economic recovery easier (Daily Signal)

  • Humor: Jupiter and Saturn fined for not obeying social distancing (Babylon Bee)

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