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What We’re Reading Today: Immigration, Big Tech, Trade Wars … And More

Some headlines that caught our eye.

Immigration

Trump announces plan to overhaul legal immigration with emphasis on ‘merit and skill’ — Washington Times

Trump’s immigration push faces Capitol Hill buzzsaw — The Hill

Trump to send 100s of illegals to Florida Dem strongholds — Matt Dixon, Politico

Illegal immigrant charged with killing at least 12 elderly women — Washington Times

Election 2020

Biden seeks early death blow to rivals — Alexi McCammond, Axios

What if Trump Has Driven Democrats Sane? — Rich Lowry, National Review

Biden apologetic about imprisoning criminals — Glenn Kessler, Washington Post

Bill de Blasio botches his presidential rollout — Politico

State News

Will $1 Billion Spending on California’s Homeless Fix the Problem?— California Globe

Abortion bills at nexus of national debate among states — USA Today

Idaho’s Deregulatory Revolution — Kevin Williamson

Trump Administration Revokes $929 Million for California High-Speed Rail — Wall Street Journal\

Alabama abortion law is progress against sexism and racism — Mairead McArdle, Spectator USA

Big Tech

Facebook Blocked A Trump Adviser From Sharing A Political Post — And She Says It’s No Accident — Daily Caller

Conservative Leaders Call for Social Media Giants to Clarify Hate Speech Rules on Anti-Semitism — Newsbusters

Fake News

Surprise: Acosta Misquotes Trump To Distort His Position On Asylum — Hot Air

Fact-Checkers Give Stacey Abrams a Pass on Victory Claim — Mark Hemingway, Real Clear Politics

Real Scandals

AG says public must know if DOJ ‘put their thumb on the scale’ in Russia probe in Fox News exclusive — Fox News

Frustrated House Democrats Pin Their Hopes on Mueller — New York Times

Judge orders some Mueller redactions be made public — Gateway Pundit

Nellie Ohr deleted husband Bruce Ohr’s govt emails — Washington Examiner

Trade Wars

White House Puts Off Final Decision on Auto Tariffs for 180 Days — Wall Street Journal

What if real wars were fought like trade wars? — Don Boudreaux, Pittsburg Tribune Review

These Are the Worst-Case Scenarios for China in the Trade War — Bloomberg News

National Security

Trump Tells Pentagon Chief He Does Not Want War With Iran    — New York Times

EU members buck Trump on Chinese 5G — Deutsche Welle 

Misc

Telling the awful truth about the new SAT ‘adversity’ score — Thomas Lifson, American Thinker

Canada’s Free-Market Example for the SEC — Wall Street Journal


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