12/05/2018 05:14 CDT


ANOTHER PROSECUTION OF RUSSIA COLLUSION “CENTRAL FIGURE” FIZZLES AS MUELLER RECOMMENDS NO JAIL TIME FOR GENERAL FLYNN; WEEKLY STANDARD ABOUT TO GO UNDER? NRCC HACKED


TODAY’S TOP TEN

MUELLER RECOMMENDS NO PRISON TIME for Flynn; Giuliani compares offenses to “spitting on sidewalk,’ calls prosecutors “sick puppies.” Fox News.

NEVERTRUMP-LED WEEKLY STANDARD APPEARS poised to go out of business. CNN Business.

EMAILS OF TOP NRCC OFFICIALS STOLEN in midterm hack by suspected foreign actor. Politico.

GRASSLEY SAYS HE HOPES DOJ IS TREATING seriously the “extremely misleading if not false testimony” of Fusion GPS founder Glenn Simpson. Chuck Ross.

MACRON IN FRANCE LEARNS THE HARD WAY: “Carbon” taxes are not popular and may backfire. Reuters.

WHY WAS GEORGE H.W. BUSH only a one-term president? John Fund.

ARE COASTAL LIBERAL ELITES’ OBSESSION with “climate change” hysteria hurting Democrats’ chances in 2020? The Federalist.

APPLE CEO TIM COOK DEFIANTLY PROCLAIMS the platform will define “hate, division, and violence.” NewsBusters.

BETO SKATES BY ELIZABETH WARREN in early 2020 Dem presidential polling. Legal Insurrection.

“CREEPY PORN LAWYER” MICHAEL AVENATTI says he won’t run for president in 2020. Fox News.


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COMMENTARY WORTH READING


VIDEO WORTH WATCHING

  • Dan Quayle pays tribute to George H.W. Bush. Real Clear Politics.
  • Heather Mac Donald warns U.S. colleges are breeding hate. Fox News.
  • Lengthy PBS interview with Brad Parscale sheds light on how Trump won in 2016 and how he plans to campaign in 2020. Real Clear Politics.

OFFBEAT BEAT

  • California Highway Patrol has to outsmart autopilot on Tesla with sleeping driver at wheel. Los Angeles Times.

TWEETS OF NOTE

  • (@C3C3) So let me get this straight: Hillary gave Russia 20% of US Uranium, Obama funded Iran nukes/terror, Holder armed Cartels, Lerner used IRS to target Americans, Comey leaked classified info, Brennan & Clapper lied under oath, etc. But Flynn was indicted for NOT lying to the FBI? Tweet.
  • (@ComfortablySmug) I say please and thank you to my Google home both out of habit and so when the robot uprising begins, they’ll let me live to help them manage the surviving humans in the salt mines. Tweet.

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