Jordan Candler / January 11, 2021

Monday Executive News Summary

Impeachment article incoming, Big Tech censorship, cabinet picks, and more.

Top of the Fold

  • Even though President Trump vacates the White House in just over a week, article of impeachment to be introduced today (Daily Wire)

Big Tech

  • Twitter permanently suspends Trump’s account; president teases new platform (ABC News)

  • Twitter also suspends Mike Flynn and Sidney Powell for “coordinated harmful activity” (Disrn)

  • Amazon, Google, and Apple jettison free speech promoter Parler (Examiner)

  • “It’s an assault on everybody”: Parler CEO speaks out after big tech censorship of platform (Post Millennial)

  • Even the president of corrupt Mexico condemns Twitter and Facebook for blocking Trump (Washington Post)

Election Debrief

  • Joe Biden selects Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo for commerce chief (The Hill); Boston Mayor Marty Walsh for labor secretary (Axios); and William Burns for CIA director (Fox News)

Government & Politics

  • Nancy Pelosi says she spoke to chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff about protecting nuclear codes from Trump (Fox News)

Really? Let’s tell the whole world that no one is in charge. Brilliant!

  • Quasi-Democrat Joe Manchin on proposed round of $2,000 checks: “Absolutely not” (The Hill)

  • Trump allies reelected to lead RNC as party faces reckoning (Politico)

Cancel Culture

  • Marriott, Blue Cross Blue Shield, and Commerce Bank suspend donations to lawmakers who objected to certifying Electoral College vote (Washington Examiner)

  • Mozilla CEO says deplatforming Trump isn’t enough (PJ Media)

  • PGA strips Trump’s Bedminster golf course of its 2022 championship (Daily Mail)

Double Standards

  • The day after permanently banning Trump for “inciting violence,” Twitter allows “Hang Mike Pence” to trend (Not the Bee) | No joke: Instagram pulls screenshot of the trend for “violence and incitement” (Not the Bee)

  • Pope Francis prays for Capitol violence victims — but not other victims of violence (Examiner)

Annals of the “Social Justice” Caliphate

  • Measure creating reparations committee advances at Illinois statehouse (Examiner)

Around the Nation

  • Four dead following hourslong shooting spree in Chicago area (ABC News)

  • Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler assaulted by left-wing agitators while dining (Disrn)

The Latest on COVID-19

  • New York is throwing away vaccines rather than distributing them competently (Reason)

  • Just 1 in 100,000 had severe allergic reaction to vaccine (Insurance Journal)

  • Study suggests Pfizer vaccine works against virus variant (AP)

  • A medical doctor explains what we know about the new strains (Daily Signal)

National Security

  • At least 25 domestic terrorism cases opened in response to Capitol riot (Fox News)

  • Off-duty Capitol Police officer dies; law enforcement officials cite suicide (Washington Post)

Closing Arguments

  • Policy: Why ban of @realDonaldTrump proves Twitter is not “just a platform” (NY Post)

  • Policy: A smart move on criminal justice (AEI)

  • Satire (we think?): Trump sneaks back on Twitter by disguising self as PR rep for Chinese Communist Party (Babylon Bee)

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