Jordan Candler / Feb. 17, 2021

Wednesday Executive News Summary

Biden sledgehammers Trump agenda, McConnell excoriated, Harris preps for prez, and more.

Government & Politics

  • Joe Biden takes a sledgehammer to Trump immigration agenda by pulling 65 pending EOs (Free Beacon)

  • Zero-sum game: Trump unnecessarily slams Senate GOP Leader Mitch McConnell as a “dour, sullen, and unsmiling political hack” (Post Millennial)

  • Soon-to-be President Kamala Harris is now taking Biden’s head of state calls (Disrn)

  • A second underage boy accuses Lincoln Project cofounder of sexual harassment (Breitbart) | Meanwhile, the law firm “investigating” The Lincoln Project gave thousands in donations to the PAC (PJ Media)

Big Tech Oligarchs

  • Irony: Twitter suspends free speech group’s account (Daily Signal)

  • Christian actor Kevin Sorbo gets deleted by Facebook (Disrn)


  • William Shakespeare ditched by more and more woke teachers over “misogyny” and “racism” (Fox News)

  • New York school encourages parents to become “white traitors,” “white abolitionists” (Daily Wire)

  • Dumb and dumber: San Francisco school board delays talk of reopening classrooms — but keeps working on changing “racist” school names (Daily Mail)

The Latest on COVID-19

  • U.S. cases are plunging too quickly to be credited to vaccine rollout (Examiner)

  • India’s dramatic fall in cases leaves research experts stumped (NY Post)

National Security

  • National Guard mission in DC to finally conclude by mid-March, Pentagon claims (Examiner)

  • Iraq rocket attack kills contractor, wounds U.S. service member; it was the most deadly attack to hit U.S.-led forces for almost a year in Iraq, where tensions have escalated (NBC News)

Business & Economy

  • White House expands federal foreclosure moratorium, mortgage relief (UPI)

  • Wharton School analysts concludes that Biden’s proposed spending binge would actually lead to a smaller economy in 2022 (FEE)

  • We’re shocked — shocked! Venezuela turns to privatization after being bankrupted by socialism (FEE)

Around the Nation

  • Board of Registration and Elections in Fulton County, Georgia — which has a population of one million — votes to fire elections director (Examiner)

  • Unity! Andrew Cuomo squeezed by critics on the Right and Left (Examiner)

  • Winter storm leaves at least 20 dead, more than three million houses still without power (Forbes)

Odds & Ends

  • Democrat governors’ approach couldn’t be more different than the effective one Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has taken (American Spectator) | As such, Ron DeSantis gets 2024 “Tier One” designation from party insiders (PJ Media)

  • It didn’t start on January 6: A brief history of terrorist violence at the Capitol (Heritage Foundation)

“Non Compos Mentis” Headline Award

  • Pandemic lockdowns gave young people freedom to explore gender identities (USA Today)

As the old adage goes: Idle hands are the devil’s play thing.

Stranger Than Fiction

  • Lulu the border collie just inherited $5 million and is living her best life (Not the Bee)

On a Lighter Note…

  • Satirical billboards mock Michigan Gov. Whitmer as “Indiana Businessperson of the Year” (Disrn)

  • Endangered bears being released into the wild start charging their rescuers because that’s what bears do (Not the Bee)

American Spirit

  • Chick-fil-A worker wins car in company raffle, gives it to coworker who was biking to work (Not the Bee)

Closing Arguments

  • Policy: It’s time to get the National Guard off of Capitol Hill (National Review)

  • Policy: Biden should keep U.S. troops in Europe (Heritage Foundation)

  • Humor: Ignorant senator shares New York Times article thinking it’s real (Babylon Bee)

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