Jordan Candler / January 21, 2021

Thursday Executive News Summary

Avril Haines confirmed, Biden’s executive orders, antifa trashes Portland, and more.

Government & Politics

  • Senate confirms Avril Haines 84-10 to be director of national intelligence (CBS News)

  • Democrats take control of Senate as Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff are sworn in (National Review)

  • Joe Biden signs executive orders ending Donald Trump’s travel ban and stopping border wall construction (National Review), disbanding the 1776 Commission (National Review), and rejoining the Paris climate accord (CNBC)

Examine all 17 executive orders, memorandums, and proclamations here.

  • If not for double standards… Biden doesn’t wear a mask at Lincoln Memorial after signing mandate requiring masks on federal land (Daily Wire)

  • So woke! White House adds preferred pronouns dropdown to contact form (Examiner)

National Security

  • Department of Homeland Security suspends deportations, stops “Remain in Mexico” policy (NPR)

  • China sanctions 28 Trump team members, including Mike Pompeo and Peter Navarro (National Review)

  • Evidence shows well-laid plan by some Capitol rioters (Politico)

Odds & Ends

  • Workers file 900,000 new jobless claims as COVID total tops 75 million (NY Post)

  • “Anti-Facebook” MeWe social network adds 2.5 million new members in one week (ZDNet)

  • Colleges lobby Biden to halt federal probe into foreign donations; Education Department has already found $6.5 billion in unreported gifts (Free Beacon)

  • Unsatiated antifa anarchists trash Oregon Democrat Party HQ to mark Biden’s inauguration (Post Millennial)

  • Pro-Trump protests fizzle out across the country (Examiner)

Closing Arguments

  • Policy: Disbanding of 1776 Commission shows Left’s war on U.S. history (Daily Signal)

  • Policy: Trump’s Top 10 triumphs (Issues & Insights)

  • Humor: Biden sees own shadow, predicting just six weeks of being president (Babylon Bee)

  • Relate humor: Biden and Harris rushed to burn ward after touching Bible (Babylon Bee)

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