12/19/2018 05:14 CDT


FEDERAL JUDGE ERRATICALLY MISSTATES FACTS AND ULTIMATELY STEERS FLYNN TOWARD DELAYING HIS SENTENCING; WH BACKS DOWN FOR THREAT FOR WALL SHUTDOWN; MCSALLY GETS THE NOD IN ARIZONA


TODAY’S TOP TEN

BIZARRE FLYNN HEARING RESULTS IN SENTENCING DELAY

FEDERAL JUDGE PRODS FLYNN TO WITHDRAW plea then criticizes him before postponing sentencing until March. Fox News.

  • FBI already knew exactly what Flynn and Kislyak talked about prior to interview in WH. Fox News.
  • Abrams: Judge either unprepared or vindictive. Mediate.

WHITE HOUSE BACKS DOWN FROM WALL SHUTDOWN threat and says it will get money from other agencies. CNBC.

ARIZONA GOVERNOR ANNOUNCES THAT HE WILL appoint Martha McSally to replace Kyl as Senator until 2020 special election. NTK Network.

TRUMP ADMINISTRATION BAN ON BUMP STOCKS will be official later this week. Hot Air.

MAJOR ADVERTISERS REJECT LIBERAL-PROMPTED boycott of Tucker Carlson show because he opposes illegal immigration. Washington Times.

AMERICANS WANT PAID LEAVE UNTIL THEY REALIZE they have to pay for it. Daily Signal.

JUNK NEWS: RUSSIA INFLUENCE REPORT DONE by anti-conservative academics. NewsBusters.

SOROS-FUNDED ORGANIZATION GAVE $500,000 to activists who later accosted Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi at movie theater. Daily Caller.

BRENDA SNIPES SUES FOR REINSTATEMENT as Broward County Elections Supervisor. Legal Insurrection.

PRO-LIFE GROUPS SAY NIH DIRECTOR THWARTING Trump’s pro-life agenda. Grace Carr.


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COMMENTARY WORTH READING

  • Lone Star showdown: How land-use regulation threatens the future of Texas. Connor Harris.
  • The five questions “global warming” policy must answer. Roy Spencer.
  • What happened to Strzok’s and Page’s iPhones? Byron York.

VIDEO WORTH WATCHING

  • Sarah Sanders: President asking agencies for wall funding. Real Clear Politics.
  • Rep. King: Nothing Flynn did reflects on President Trump. Fox News.
  • Newly elected Ilhan Omar calls impeachment a question of “when and how.” Free Beacon.

OFFBEAT BEAT

  • Almost one-third support making Santa female or “gender-neutral.” Legal Insurrection.

TWEETS OF NOTE

  • (@SteveSGoddard) Dropping fossil fuels makes no sense from a scientific or engineering standpoint, but it makes perfect sense is your plan is sharply reduce global population. Tweet.
  • (@NateSilver538) If you wrote out a list of the most important factors in the 2016 election, I’m not sure that Russian social media memes would be among the top 100. The scale was quite small and there’s not much evidence that they were effective. Tweet.

DRUDGE LEAD AT TIME OF EMAIL

  • WALL FUNDING OFF TABLE; USA GIVING $4.8 BILLION TO MEXICO Drudge.