Jordan Candler / Feb. 2, 2021

Tuesday Executive News Summary

Biden advisers push back, PA state secretary resigns, at-home test kit deal, and more.

Government & Politics

  • Friendly fire: Some of Biden’s top economic advisers are pushing back on his stimulus package (Daily Caller)

  • Totally trustworthy: Pennsylvania secretary of state at the center of Trump election concerns resigns for failing to comply with an unrelated state election law (NY Post)

  • Bail fund praised by Kamala Harris has twice freed the same rioter. He was just charged again. (Daily Wire)

  • Seems legit: Confused Harris warns of West Virginia’s “abandoned land mines” (The Federalist)

  • Transparency! White House asking reporters to share questions in advance of briefings (Examiner)

  • Stacey Abrams (in addition to BLM) nominated for Nobel Peace Prize (The Hill)

Leftmedia

  • New York Times reviews book advocating blowing up pipelines to combat climate change (Daily Signal)

Health

  • White House strikes $230 million deal for at-home coronavirus testing kits (U.S. News)

  • Republicans introduce measure to block Gitmo detainees from being vaccinated before Americans (Daily Wire)

  • Governor Andrew Cuomo loses nine top health officials after downplaying experts (Fox News)

  • Who’d a thunk it? Top epidemiologist says double-masking increases infection risk (Disrn)

Business & Economy

  • CBO sees rapid growth recovery, labor force returning to pre-pandemic level by 2022 (CNBC)

  • Landlords are struggling to make ends meet as CDC extends eviction ban (FEE)

  • “They are playing with our lives”: Locals lash out at Biden canceling Keystone XL (Daily Wire)

  • Dodge warns that regulations are killing the V8 engine (Auto Blog)

Annals of the “Social Justice” Caliphate

  • An Oregon economist could not think of another example of “an area that has so quickly fallen into disfavor” (Willamette Week)

The lowdown: “Portland has gone from one of the most desirable locations in the country just four years ago to near the bottom of an 80-city ranking. That ranking was compiled by the Urban Land Institute in a report titled ‘Emerging Trends in Real Estate 2021.’ It shows that a survey of more than 1,300 lenders, investors, developers and other national real estate experts found Portland the third-most desirable real estate market in the nation in 2017. For 2021, it now ranks 66th of 80 cities on the list.”

  • This woman disembowel the pervasive brainwashing of Critical Race Theory in under 60 seconds (Not the Bee)

Odds & Ends

  • Biden threatens sanctions against Burma following military coup (Daily Caller)

  • Seventy-four percent of American teens and young adults embrace moral relativism (Disrn)

  • SpaceX announces first space flight manned solely by civilians (Examiner)

Stranger Than Fiction

  • Anti-vaxxers won’t stop harassing a Chattanooga nurse they’re convinced is dead (Daily Beast)

Closing Arguments

  • Policy: Why John Kerry’s claim on solar and wind jobs misses the mark (Examiner)

  • Policy: The real greenhouse gas polluter isn’t the U.S.; it’s China (The Federalist)

  • Humor: Wife promises to “circle back” to question about how much she spent at Hobby Lobby (Babylon Bee)

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