Jordan Candler / Feb. 15, 2021

Monday Executive News Summary

Sham impeachment trial flunks, historic winter storm, Minneapolis’s about-face, and more.

Top of the Fold

  • Trump acquitted 57-43 in sham impeachment trial (NBC News) | “I have much to share with you”: Trump celebrates acquittal, hints at political future (PJ Media)

  • Historic winter storm spreading snow, damaging ice from the Deep South into the Northeast (Weather.com)

Government & Politics

  • Joe Biden makes (terrible) history: He’s the first president in 40 years to punt on contacting Israel (Free Beacon)

Surely, no one’s more thrilled than anti-Semitic Congresswoman Ilhan Omar.

  • Regrettably, Biden is poised to swing the 9th Circuit Circus back to the left (Examiner)

  • Healing! White House deputy press secretary who threatened female reporter resigns (PJ Media)

  • Systemic sexual misconduct: Lincoln Project cofounder Steve Schmidt resigns as group’s scandal grows (Examiner)

Cancel Culture

  • ABC’s “Bachelor” host Chris Harrison forced to step aside to become “educated” and “anti-racist” (Disrn)

  • David Hogg steps down from “March for Our Lives” group after his pillow venture roils peers (Disrn)

  • Government plan to rename Confederate bases moves forward (Daily Wire)

Media

  • New York Times quietly updates report on fire extinguisher striking Capitol Police officer (Examiner) | What happened to Brian Sicknick? (National Review)

  • Twitter inevitably nets $1.14 billion loss for 2020 (Disrn)

Health

  • U.S. dips below 100,000 average daily new coronavirus cases for first time in months (Examiner)

  • WHO changes its mind again, says Wuhan lab leak as COVID-19 origin deserves more consideration (Disrn)

National Security

  • Insanity: National Guard could stay in DC “at least through Fall 2021” (Daily Wire)

  • 1.2 million illegal immigrants are awaiting deportation, and most are living freely in communities nationwide (Washington Times)

  • Meanwhile, DHS will allow 25,000 illegals to enter from Mexico (CNSNews.com)

  • Biden administration moves forward with plans to close Guantanamo Bay terrorist detention facility (Disrn)

Annals of the “Social Justice” Caliphate

  • Violent protest from “peaceful” BLM leaves two NYPD cops injured (Fox News)

  • Oregon warns math is racist, promotes program for teachers to dismantle its “white supremacy” (Disrn)

  • Washington National Cathedral faces blowback for allowing guest preacher who preaches what the Bibles teaches (Daily Wire)

Around the Nation

  • On second thought… Minneapolis suddenly shifts approach, spends millions to hire more police officers (Examiner)

  • South Carolina legislators virtuously pass “heartbeat” bill banning abortion after six weeks (Disrn)

  • Maryland set for first digital ad tax in the country after state Senate overrides veto (Examiner)

Around the World

  • Russia threatens to cut ties with EU if sanctions are imposed over jailing of Alexei Navalny (NPR)

  • Mario Draghi sworn in as Italy’s new prime minister (BBC News)

  • Tokyo Olympics boss resigns after saying “annoying” female board members don’t stop talking (Disrn)

“Non Compos Mentis” Award

  • AOC blamed Trump for assaults on elderly Asians; the attacker was Muslim (FrontPage Mag)

Closing Arguments

  • Policy: Democrats flirt with destroying another Senate guardrail (National Review)

  • Policy: How to handle the growing China space threat (National Review)

  • Belly laugh of the week: Trump now most acquitted president in history (Babylon Bee)

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