Thursday Executive News Summary
Rush Limbaugh goes to Heaven, Andrew Cuomo probed, Twitter hypocrisy, and more.
“For government to give, it must first take away”: The 20 greatest quotes from Limbaugh (Bongino.com)
Government & Politics
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo under investigation for callous nursing home deaths (ABC News)
Bowe Bergdahl targets Trump and McCain comments in lawsuit challenging court-martial (Fox News)
Joe Biden rightly disappoints hard leftists on minimum wage hike and student loan forgiveness (Examiner)
Hypocritical Twitter allows grotesque hashtags to trend following Limbaugh’s death (Daily Wire)
CNN says Chris Cuomo is no longer allowed to interview his brother, Governor Cuomo (Examiner)
“Glad they nipped that in the bud before it got weird. #TooLate” —Nate Jackson
The U.S. is now administering average of 1.7 million vaccine doses per day (Disrn)
U.S. life expectancy drops a year in pandemic — the most since WWII (Fox News)
Government seizes over 10 million phony N95 masks in COVID probe (AP)
Three North Korean military hackers indicted in wide-ranging scheme (Justive.gov)
Business & Economy
U.S. retail sales rebounded sharply in January — up a seasonally adjusted 5.3% (Reuters)
Google and News Corp strike a deal: Google will start paying for the use of News Corp’s journalism in the U.S., UK, and Australia (NBC News) | Meanwhile, Facebook will restrict users from sharing news in Australia (Axios)
“Non Compos Mentis” Awards
- Baltimore activist suggests paying killers not to kill (Fox News)
Only in Baltimore. Next thing you know, he’ll be mayor!
Security camera catches LA County health inspector breaking into dance like a psycho moments after ordering bar to shut down (Not the Bee)
Karma: At least 30 Taliban terrorists blow themselves up during bomb-making class (Disrn)
Stranger Than Fiction
Pigs can play video games with their snouts, scientists find (BBC News)
Florida man (of course!) steals rings from one girlfriend to propose to another (Complex)
- Porch pirate attempts to steal a package and is met with a loaded rifle (Not the Bee)
Policy: The failure of the Texas power grid is worse than you think (The Federalist)
Policy: Technology alone won’t end poverty. We need savings first. (Mises Institute)
Humor: Party of Love and Progress™ rejoices over death of political opponent Rush Limbaugh (Babylon Bee)
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- Executive Summary