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What We’re Reading Today: Biden’s Boast, Hong Kong’s Protests, California’s Betrayal … And More

Some headlines that caught our eye.

Election 2020

More brutal 2020 poll numbers for Trump — Washington Post

ABC, CBS Boast About Biden Beating President Trump in National Poll — Newsbusters

Biden promises he’ll cure cancer if elected president — Washington Examiner

Biden, Trump Assail Each Other in Dueling Iowa Visits — Newsmax

He Can’t Help Himself: Joe Biden Plagiarizes Disgraced Michael Avenatti During Iowa Speech — PJ Media

Hong Kong

Hong Kong Police and Protesters in Tense Standoff After Clashes — New York Times

Hong Kong’s identity as a city of rights and freedom is under threat — so we protest — Antony Daprian, The Guardian

Hong Kong extradition: Police fire rubber bullets at protesters — BBC

Immigration

Private border wall group ordered to keep gate open — Washington Times

Poll: Majority of Likely Voters in Swing States Support Ending Chain Migration — Breitbart

Trump administration demands $4.5 billion in emergency aid: ‘The border is at its breaking point’ — Washington Times

Red State

Texas governor signs controversial ‘Save Chick-fil-A’ bill into law — Fox News

Victory Over Communism: Texas Decriminalizes Lemonade Stands — Steven Hayward

Blue State

California’s Progressive Betrayal — Joel Kotkin, City Journal

Outrage: California stiffed farmers over land seized for high-speed rail route — Hot Air

Impeachment Follies

John Dean Blows Hole in Democrats’ Impeachment Push — American Thinker

Harris: Justice Dept. ‘Would Have No Choice’ But To Prosecute Trump After Presidency — NPR

Big Tech

Google Axes Lobbyists Amid Growing Government Scrutiny — Wall Street Journal

Google Protecting Jussie Smollett From ‘Disparaging’ Searches — Washington Free Beacon

Journalism groups call on Congress to save them from Google, Facebook — Washington Times

Misc

Francois-Noel Babeuf: The Marxist Before Marx — Lawrence W. Reed/Foundation for Economic Education

Climate Change Poses Major Risks to Financial Markets, Regulator Warns — New York Times

GOP leader, Ocasio-Cortez give boost to lawmaker pay hike — The Hill

New York Times Thinks Nobel Laureate Milton Friedman Is the Gateway to the Alt-Right — PJ Media

Electric vehicles are overhyped — American Thinker


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