Jordan Candler / Feb. 9, 2021

Tuesday Executive News Summary

Sham impeachment kicks off, Richard Shelby to retire, minimum wage study, and more.

Top of the Fold

  • Sham impeachment trial formally kicks off (Fox News)

  • Trump lawyers rail against “political theater” on eve of proceedings (Fox News)

  • Trump impeachment trial could conclude within a week under procedural agreement (Roll Call)

Government & Politics

  • U.S. to reengage with the farcical UN Human Rights Council (State.gov)

  • Senator Richard Shelby is fourth Republican to not seek reelection in 2022 (Senate.gov)

  • Senate confirms Denis McDonough as secretary of Veterans Affairs (Axios)

  • Minimum wage increase would kill 1.4 million jobs, CBO finds (Daily Caller)

  • Biden press secretary says illegal immigrants convicted of crimes will not be prioritized for deportation (Post Millennial)

Health

  • Ron Wright is the first congressman to die after coronavirus diagnosis (NPR)

  • Biden administration considers COVID tests for domestic flights (Roll Call)

Odds & Ends

  • South Dakota legislation seeks to nullify Biden executive orders, which, if court-tested and survives, would have substantial implications (Daily Wire)

  • North Dakota bill would legally define abortion as first-degree murder (Disrn)

  • Chicago reaches deal with petty teachers union, preventing strike; in-person classes now finally set to resume (Disrn)

  • Hacker attempted to poison water supply in Florida city near Super Bowl in Tampa (Examiner)

We’re Shocked — Shocked!

  • WHO whitewash: Investigators back Beijing’s claim COVID did not leak from a Wuhan lab and call for “no further study into that theory” (Daily Mail)

  • Paris court finds France guilty of failing to meet its own Paris climate accord commitments (CBS News)

Cancel Culture

  • Chase Bank closes account of pro-Trump Covfefe Coffee company (Disrn)

“Non Compos Mentis” Award

  • Tom Brady called “racist” on social media for winning Super Bowl during Black History Month (PJ Media)

Closing Arguments

  • Policy: Iran has no interest in altering its behavior (AEI)

  • Policy: Is America’s educational system becoming more pluralistic? (The Atlantic)

  • Satire: Nation prepares to celebrate first anniversary of two weeks to flatten the curve (Babylon Bee)

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