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What We’re Reading Today: Iran’s Media Arm, Who Loves Trump?, Recession Odds … And More

Some headlines that caught our eye.


Second day of protests in Iran over downed plane turns up heat on leaders — BBC News

Trump tweet in Farsi ‘the most liked Persian tweet’ in history of Twitter  —  Washington Examiner

WATCH: Pelosi Downplays Iranian Protests — Legal Insurrection

WATCH: Dem Supercuts: ‘Soleimani Was A Terrorist, But…’ — Weaselzippers

Kerry on $1.7 Billion Payment to Iran: ‘We Gave Them a Little Bit of Money’ — Washington Free Beacon

Iran’s sole female Olympic medalist says she’s defected  — CNN

Election 2020

Bernie campaign slams Warren as candidate of the elite — Politico

Once overlooked, Bernie Sanders now has momentum. Here’s why his camp thinks this time, he can win — USA Today

There Will Be More Billionaires than Black People on Stage at the Next Democratic Debate — PJ Media

Can Amy Klobuchar pull off a surprise in Iowa’s presidential caucuses? — Los Angeles Times

WARREN: ‘Survival of Planet’ Depends on Election… Grabien

Impeachment Follies

Pelosi says Trump ‘impeached for life’ as House set to send articles to Senate for trial — Washington Post

Trump Wants Pelosi, Schiff as Impeachment Witnesses — Newsmax

How the House Destroyed Its Own Case for Impeachment — The Hill

Medicare for All

Bernie’s ‘Medicare-for-all’ misinformation — learn these facts before this week’s debate – Sally Pipes, Fox News

Media Malpractice

‘Garbage!’: Fox News Wrecks MSNBC for ‘Airing Iran’s Propaganda’ — Newsbusters


Trump’s average unemployment rate is the lowest in recorded history — Washington Examiner

Barron’s: No Chance of 2020 Recession — Newsmax

Trade War Between U.S. and China Took a Toll, But Only a Minor One — Wall Street Journal

Deep State

Ex-DOJ Official Picked To Assist FISA Reform Was Ardent Defender Of FBI’s Surveillance Of Carter Page — Daily Caller


UK Jews say rift with Corbyn’s Labour will take a decade to heal — Hot Air

The Regulatory State

FDA’s Shoddy, Misleading Changes to Nutrition ‘Facts’ Label Take Effect — Reason

‘Get something built’: Trump proposes sweeping rewrite of environmental-impact rules — Washington Times

Beam Him Up

Patrick Stewart Didn’t Want To Reprise Captain Picard In A Post-Brexit World — NPR


Which countries love Trump the most and least? — BBC News

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