12/21/2017 05:21 CDT


MAJOR CORPORATIONS ANNOUNCE BONUSES AND PAY RAISES TO EMPLOYEES IN WAKE OF TAX CUT NEWS, DEMOLISHING DEMOCRATIC TALKING POINT; FBI’S MCCABE CAN’T BACK DOSSIER UNDER INTENSE QUESTIONS BY GOP; FAILING ILLINOIS CONTINUES TO LOSE RESIDENTS


TODAY’S TOP 10

TAX REFORM ALREADY BACKLASHING on Democrats as major companies announce worker bonuses, investments. Power Line.

FBI’S DEM-FRIENDLY MCCABE FAILS TO PROVIDE verification of Fusion GPS “dossier” after 7.5-hour grilling by House intel committee. Fox News.

GOP CONGRESSMAN CALLS for investigation into Obama administration’s interference with Hezbollah crackdown. Breitbart.

U.S. HOME SALES HIT 11-year high, supply still tight. Reuters.

CENSUS DATA CONFIRMS Illinois leaking residents, falling from 5th to 6th largest state. Illinois Policy Institute.

NYT ALLOWS REPORTER SUSPENDED for sexual harassment to return to work. Politico.

DRUDGE IS 4TH MOST influential media figure on new list of top 75 figures. Mediate.

DESPITE APPEALS BY COLLEAGUES to stay, Franken says he will step down from Senate on Jan. 2. The Hill.

MERYL STREEP DENIES SHE KNEW about Weinstein assaults after “She Knew” posters crop up in LA. Hot Air.

CNN PROMOTES CHILDREN’S BOOK with gay-married Santa Claus. Breitbart.


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COMMENTARY WORTH READING


VIDEO WORTH WATCHING

  • NBC’s Guthrie hammers Paul Ryan on tax cuts. NewsBusters.
  • Politico reporter pushes back against Obama aides after bombshell Hezbollah report. Fox News.
  • Former FBI official says “Fifth Estate” was plotting against Trump. Real Clear Politics.

WE ARE DEVELOPING QUITE A “DISCOMFORT” WITH PUBLIC COLLEGES AND THEIR LEFTIST DRIVEL

  • University of Michigan “teaching” white employees to overcome “discomfort” of being white. The College Fix.

TWEETS OF NOTE

  • (@davidharsanyi) Is CNN going to do their cute parenthetical factchecks when every Dem lies about the tax today? Tweet.
  • (@DineshDSouza) People are supposed to DIE from this tax bill. Let’s keep a running total of the number of people who die as a result of getting a tax cut. Tweet.

DRUDGE LEAD AT TIME OF EMAIL

  • TRUMP TRIUMPHS; TAX CUTS FOR CHRISTMAS; FRESHMAN YEAR ENDS ON HIGH NOTE Drudge.