Political Editors / Feb. 12, 2021

Friday Executive News Summary

Dems rest impeachment case, Pelosi’s medals, Cuomo’s admission, and more.

Top of the Fold

  • House Democrats conclude Trump impeachment case, warning of potential violence if Republicans refuse to convict (Washington Post)

  • Pelosi says officers who protected Capitol will get Congressional Gold Medal (The Hill)

Remember back in January when Biden said the Capitol Police were racist?

  • Cuomo aide admits they hid nursing home data so feds wouldn’t find out (New York Post)

Government & Politics

  • Schumer leaves door open to 14th Amendment measure to bar Trump from office (Fox News)

  • New “gun trafficking” bill could cripple legal firearms market (Bearing Arms)

  • Pelosi banned congresswoman’s military officer son from attending her swearing-in (Daily Caller)

  • Lincoln Project faces fierce backlash as more abuse evidence emerges (Fox News)

Well, except from CNN, which avoids the topic altogether.

  • AG Barr quashed plea deal by fired Officer Derek Chauvin in George Floyd death (NBC)

Pandemic

  • Biden administration finalizes deal for 200 million vaccine doses from Pfizer, Moderna (NBC)

  • Biden says U.S. will have enough vaccine for 300 million people by end of July (Washington Post)

  • Doctor destroyed for vaccinating patients (Power Line)

  • White House considering domestic travel bans to stop coronavirus mutations surge (Washington Times)

  • Psaki admits parents shouldn’t be “satisfied” with in-person school one day a week, even as Biden slow-walks promise for reopening (Fox News)

  • CDC considering classifying schools into color-coded zones for reopening (CBS)

Business & Economy

  • Gas prices are up 18% since Biden took office (Not the Bee)

Cancel Culture

  • Twitter permanently bans Project Veritas account (WFSB)

  • China bans BBC after harrowing report on atrocities against Uyghurs (Fox News)

Culture

  • So sad: “Sexting, unwanted touching, spiritual abuse, and rape”: the devastating report on Ravi Zacharias has been released (Disrn)

  • Berkeley dorms guarded by cops who only let students out to eat, use the bathroom, or get a COVID-19 test (Reason)

  • France sees foreign threat: “out-of-control woke leftism of American campuses” (Legal Insurrection)

Closing Arguments

  • Policy: Unemployment, inflation, and automation: The truth about the $15 minimum wage (Daily Wire)

  • Policy: Call transportation bailouts what they are: More welfare for labor unions (Heritage Foundation)

  • Not Satire: To prove cancel culture doesn’t exist, Disney fires actress who condemned cancel culture (Babylon Bee)

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