Jordan Candler / January 26, 2021

Tuesday Executive News Summary

Record number of EOs, impeachment charge delivered, Janet Yellen confirmed, and more.

Government & Politics

  • Rule by decree: Joe Biden sets record with at least 21 executive orders in first week (Breitbart)

  • House Democrats deliver latest Trump impeachment charge to the Senate (Examiner) | “Nastiest Democrat” Patrick Leahy will preside over impeachment (Power Line)

Chief Justice John Roberts, who presided over the first trial, values precedent above anything else. Thus, his opting out is emblematic of the unconstitutional reality of this sham trial.

  • Mitch McConnell says power-sharing agreement in Senate can move forward after two Democrats — Joe Manchin and Kyrsten Sinema — embrace keeping the filibuster (Examiner)

  • Senate confirms Janet Yellen as treasury secretary (UPI)

  • FBI’s Kevin Clinesmith didn’t act alone when he lied to FISC about Carter Page (RealClearInvestigations)

  • DOJ IG wrongly investigates whether staffers sought to improperly overturn 2020 election result — à la what the aforementioned Clinesmith and his ilk endeavored to do when Hillary Clinton lost (USA Today)

  • Supreme Court throws out lawsuit alleging Trump profited illegally from presidency (Post Millennial)

  • “It has gotten harder and harder to break through the partisan gridlock”: Ohio Senator Rob Portman not running for reelection in 2022 (Fox News)

  • Biden admin to “speed up” efforts to place Harriet Tubman on $20 bill honor gun-wielding Republican who freed Democrat slaves (National Review)


  • New York Times claims Dr. Fauci has “commitment to hard facts” after he admitted to paper he lied about herd immunity (Fox News) | By the way: Fauci is the highest paid employee in the federal government (Forbes)

  • Twitter launches “Birdwatch,” a community to help moderate misinformation police free speech (Gizmodo)

National Security

  • Unity! Biden officially ends Trump’s ban on troops suffering from gender dysphoria (American Military News)

  • Thousands of National Guard troops to remain in DC for Trump impeachment trial (Examiner)

  • Testing Biden: For second straight day, China provokes Taiwan — and the U.S. (NY Post)

Odds & Ends

  • Moderna says its vaccine is effective in blocking new COVID strains (UPI)

  • Globally, job losses from coronavirus were four times as bad as the 2009 financial crisis (AP)

  • And not a minute too soon: Seattle police chief announces tougher policy of prosecuting anarchists (Seattle Times)

  • Ironic: Baltimore “Safe Streets” gun control advocate shot and killed (TTAG)

Closing Arguments

  • Policy: The Left wants to transform and nationalize our election system (Daily Signal)

  • Policy: The Biden administration seems determined to run the country on the ruinous model of the Golden State (City Journal)

  • Humor: Kamala sneaks a “Do Not Resuscitate” order in Biden’s stack of executive orders (Genesius Times)

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