12/26/2018 05:05 CDT


CHRISTMAS SALES STRONG ACROSS COUNTRY; POPE CALLS FOR WORLD “FRATERNITY;” PUBLIC IS BORED WITH CLIMATE CHANGE AND DEMOCRATS ARE PERPLEXED HOW TO USE THE ISSUE POLITICALLY


TODAY’S TOP TEN

CHRISTMAS SALES STRONG ACROSS AMERICA

U.S. HOLIDAY RETAIL SALES ARE STRONGEST in years, early data shows. Wall Street Journal.

CHRISTIANS AT RISK OF EXTINCTION IN LAND where Christmas began. The Hill.

POPE’S CHRISTMAS WISH: WORLD “FRATERNITY” despite differences. Politico.

NYT REPORTERS ADVOCATE TRACKING GUN PURCHASES made with credit cards. Daily Caller.

THE PUBLIC IS INCREASINGLY BORED WITH “climate change” hysteria. Real Clear Politics.

CLIMATE CHANGE CAUSING ELECTORAL tension among Democrats. Houston Chronicle.

THE FIVE MOST POLITICALLY BIASED COLLEGE courses in America. ZeroHedge.

GEORGETOWN OFFERS FREE COUNSELING to people affected by government shutdown. Legal Insurrection.

SPITZER REPEATEDLY SNUCK $5,000-A-NIGHT prostitute into his apartment in a suitcase. ZeroHedge.

BABY BOOMERS SAY “IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE” is their favorite Christmas movie. Daily Caller.


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COMMENTARY WORTH READING


VIDEO WORTH WATCHING

  • Karl Rove: Democrats have incentive to end shutdown before 2019. Fox News.
  • Why Obamacare doesn’t work as promised. Prager University.
  • Daniel Krauthammer finishes father’s book. Fox News.

OFFBEAT BEAT


TWEETS OF NOTE

  • (@ComfortablySmug) You all doubted me, but within weeks of getting elected AOC is attending Goldman Sachs lobbyist hosted orientation meetings and attacking Fake News on Twitter. Tweet.
  • (@mikebwonder) J. Edgar Hoover’s family is glad that James Comey has come along to become the new most hated FBI Director in United States history. Tweet.

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  • POPE CALLS FOR WORLD LOVE Drudge.