Pete's Prep: Friday, Dec. 20, 2019

  • NY Times: "The federal prosecutor scrutinizing the Russia investigation has begun examining the role of the former C.I.A. director John O. Brennan in how the intelligence community assessed Russia’s 2016 election interference, according to three people briefed on the inquiry. John H. Durham, the United States attorney leading the investigation, has requested Mr. Brennan’s emails, call logs and other documents from the C.I.A., according to a person briefed on his inquiry. He wants to learn what Mr. Brennan told other officials, including the former F.B.I. director James B. Comey, about his and the C.I.A.’s views of a notorious dossier of assertions about Russia and Trump associates."
  • Forbes: North Carolina ranks tops in the US for business for the third straight year
  • Wall Street Journal: Some big changes are coming to retirement plans. Congress just passed sweeping changes.
  • WBTV: "The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department has thousands of confiscated firearms stored in their facilities, according to Chief Kerr Putney."
  • Carolina Journal: "In 2020, the N.C. Department of Public Instruction will complete a review and revision of academic standards for the state’s K-12 social studies courses. ... Overall, the standards reflect an interpretation of American history that is imbued with cynicism about the American experiment."
  • WLOS: "If you were up early Friday morning, you may have captured a glimpse of a rocket streaking across the sky. "