Jordan Candler / January 5, 2021

Tuesday Executive News Summary

Georgia voters hit the polls, Harris one-ups Biden, Nunes’s well-deserved award, and more.

Georgia Runoff

  • Voters head to the polls today to determine the balance of power (Fox News)

  • On eve of runoff, Kelly Loeffler commits to challenging Joe Biden’s victory (Washington Examiner)

  • Raphael Warnock staffers admit he’s for defunding the police (Post Millennial)

Government & Politics

  • Runaway spending: House rules would exempt COVID and climate bills from budget limits (Roll Call)

  • One-upping Biden: Kamala Harris story about demanding civil rights as a toddler lifted from 1965 MLK Jr. interview (Daily Wire)

“Fun fact: ‘I have a dream’ was originally written by Kamala Harris.” —The Daily Wire

  • Well-deserved Medal of Freedom goes to Devin Nunes for “courageous” efforts to stop “plot” against Trump (Washington Times)

  • Wednesday’s Electoral College certification spurring friendly fire in GOP caucus (Fox News)

In the Know

  • Here’s how Congress’s Electoral College certification process works (Daily Signal)

Health

  • British prime minister imposes another national lockdown on England (CNBC)

  • COVID’s long-criticized lab origin explanation gains traction (National Review)

Economy

  • Nearly one million excess deaths expected over next 15 years from pandemic rise in unemployment (Washington Examiner)

  • Haven, the Amazon-Berkshire-JPMorgan venture to disrupt healthcare, is disbanding after just three years (CNBC)

  • Google workers form union in latest show of discontent with evil tech giant (CBS News)

Who’d a Thunk It?

  • China calls its puppet, the Biden administration, “a new window of hope” for U.S. relations (NY Post)

Annals of the “Social Justice” Caliphate

  • “They screamed threats, vandalized, and tried to pound open our door”: Antifa terrorizes Senator Hawley’s family (Washington Examiner)

Double Standards

  • Speaking of which, DC mayor calls in National Guard for Trump supporters but refused to during BLM/antifa riots (Post Millennial)

“Theater of the Absurd” Headline Award

  • This just in: Trans women retain athletic edge after a year of hormone therapy, study finds (NBC News)

Closing Arguments

  • Policy: The coming crisis in U.S.-China relations (AEI)

  • Policy: How to stop schools from parenting your children (Daily Signal)

  • Humor: Biden promises nationwide mask mandate and womandate (Babylon Bee)

For more of today’s editors’ choice headlines, visit Headline Report.

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