First Right: Wednesday, August 23, 2017


08/23/2017 05:55 CDT


ESPN GOES OFF THE RAILS BY YANKING ANNOUNCER BECAUSE HE HAS SAME NAME AS CONFEDERATE GENERAL; SANTORUM RESCUING OBAMACARE REPEAL? SCALISE ON THE MEND


TODAY’S TOP 10

LIBERAL LUNACY: ESPN PULLS ASIAN-AMERICAN Robert Lee from announcing football game because his name matches the former Confederate general. Power Line.

RICK SANTORUM CRAFTING DIFFERENT Obamacare repeal plan with lawmakers and is confident it will pass. Breitbart.

REP. SCALISE IS RECOVERING and is “gonna walk again,” says Speaker Ryan. Long Room.

THE STRANGE INDICTMENT of Debbie Wasserman Schultz’s IT scammers. Andrew McCarthy.

TEN TIMES PRESIDENT OBAMA promised to end the war in Afghanistan. Independent Journal Review.

LIBERAL ST. LOUIS NEWSPAPERS CALL for resignation of Democrat state senator who wants to see Trump assassinated. NTK Network.

DEMOCRATS STILL TRYING to manufacture their own Tea Party candidates. Legal Insurrection.

U.S. WARNS CITIZENS ABOUT TRAVELING to Cancun because of gang violence. Bloomberg.

WISCONSIN SENATOR TAMMY BALDWIN’S office refuses to meet with Tomah VA whistleblower. Free Beacon.

CALIFORNIA KINDERGARTEN TEACHER stages “transition ceremony” for transgender 5-year-old boy. Daily Wire.


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COMMENTARY WORTH READING


VIDEO WORTH WATCHING

  • NYT opinion writer compares Rex Tillerson to Pol Pot. NTK Network.

  • CNN panel of Trump supporters unbothered by Charlottesville comments. Daily Caller.

  • Normal people can afford private planes, says Democrat Senator Claire McCaskill. NTK Network.


WOULD YOU RATHER HAVE A JOB OR AN EXHIBIT IN THE SMITHSONIAN?

  • Colin Kaepernick items to be included in Black Lives Matter “collection” at Smithsonian. Free Beacon.

TWEETS OF NOTE

  • (@SteveScalise) Enjoyed talking to my @HouseGOP colleagues on the phone today & look forward to seeing them all once I'm able! Tweet.

  • (@gehrig38) Any suggestions for the renaming of Washington? Given he owned slaves I'm thinking it should be something inclusive, tolerant, like Sharpton. Tweet.


DRUDGE LEAD AT TIME OF EMAIL

  • POWERHOUSE: TRUMP BATTLES IN AZ Drudge.