Jordan Candler / January 15, 2021

Friday Executive News Summary

Biden’s pricey COVID plan, “Squad” members promoted, Twitter whistleblower, and more.

Government & Politics

  • The sticker price for Joe Biden’s COVID relief plan is $1.9 trillion — which isn’t enough for AOC (Examiner)

  • Biden’s coronavirus board is in the dark on final vaccine plan (Politico)

  • Democrats pressure Speaker Pelosi to expel Madison Cawthorn (Fox News)

  • What could possibly go wrong? “Squad” members elevated to key House committees (National Review)

  • South Carolina politico and unsuccessful Lindsay Graham challenger Jaime Harrison selected as Biden’s DNC chairman (Politico)


  • Twitter whistleblower leaks video of CEO telling staff actions will be “much bigger” than Trump ban (Fox News)

  • Politico boss pilloried for handing over its signature news product to Ben Shapiro (Daily Beast)

  • AOC wants a government commission to (unconstitutionally) “rein in” media (PJ Media)

Memo to AOC: “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.” —1st Amendment

Cancel Culture

  • Harvard students seek to revoke Trump graduates’ diplomas (Fox Business)

  • Macaulay Culkin supports erasing Trump cameo in “Home Alone 2” (Daily Wire)

Science & Health

  • Large study of UK healthcare workers suggests most people immune for at least five months after catching COVID for first time (Nature)

  • Mayo Clinic study: Antibody-rich plasma treatment reduced chance of COVID death by 25% (NY Post)

  • 2020 (probably) sets another global temperature record (AP)

National Security

  • Leftist Utah activist charged with joining Capitol riot (Politico)

  • Dozens on FBI terrorist watchlist were in DC during Capitol riot (Examiner)

  • Federal prosecutors hit MS-13 “board of directors” with terror charges (NY Post)

  • Killing of Christians increased 60% in 2020, mostly due to Islamic violence in Nigeria (Disrn)

The ChiCom Chronicles

  • Senior NASA scientist pleads guilty to making false statements related to China’s Thousand Talents Program (DOJ)

  • Former Harvard-affiliated researcher ordered to leave country after attempt to smuggle cancer research to China (College Fix)

  • MIT professor charged with hiding work for China (AP)

Business & Economy

  • Weekly unemployment claims jump to 965,000 as virus takes toll (AP)

  • Record 21 million guns sold in 2020, up 60%; women and blacks top buyers (Examiner)

Now That Trump Lost

  • Mayor Lori Lightfoot pushing for Chicago bars and restaurants to reopen for indoor dining “as quickly as possible” (Chicago Tribune)

  • “We must reopen the economy”: Governor Andrew Cuomo’s tone shifts after months of lockdowns (Fox News)

Annals of the “Social Justice” Caliphate

  • “Kill all Republicans”: Amazon sells 204 items promoting violence and hate (NewsBusters)

  • The mobbing of a Portland bookstore reminds us why Fahrenheit 451 was written (FEE)

  • Memory refresher: A left-wing terrorist who bombed the Capitol building in 1983 was pardoned by Clinton and now fundraises for BLM (Not the Bee)

Non Compos Mentis

  • Data shows U.S. police more likely to use force against liberal protesters (UPI)

Food for thought: Which “protesters” caused at least a billion dollars in damage via vandalism and infernos last summer? Which “protesters” committed numerous murders while causing said damage? And which “protesters” put people out of business and ruined livelihoods?

On a Lighter Note…

  • Message in a bottle makes 1,500-mile, two-year journey across the Pacific to the shores of Papua New Guinea (Daily Mail)

Closing Arguments

  • Policy: The impoverished idea of a wealth tax (Governing)

  • Policy: EU’s new investment deal with China a blow to transatlantic alliance (Daily Signal)

  • Humor: AOC suggests nuking sun at night when it’s colder to fight climate change (Genesius Times)

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