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
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)
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)
- 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)
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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