Jordan Candler / Feb. 22, 2021

Monday Executive News Summary

U.S. rejoins Paris accord, Manchin opposes Tanden, Psaki dodges Cuomo questions, and more.

Top of the Fold

  • Supreme Court declines to shield President Trump’s tax returns from Manhattan DA’s witch hunt (The Hill)

  • U.S. officially back in unconstitutional Paris climate accord, which China and India couldn’t care less about (Daily News)

  • Senator Joe Manchin rightly announces he will oppose provocateur Neera Tanden, likely defeating her Office of Management and Budget nomination (Disrn)

Government & Politics

  • “It doesn’t always have to be a yes or no answer”: Press Secretary Jen Psaki dodges questions about Governor Cuomo’s nursing home failures (Post Millennial) | Friendly fire: AOC calls for “full investigation” into nursing home scandal (Daily Caller)

  • Biden admin urges passage of “Equality Act” to conflate gender identity with sexual orientation (Post Millennial)

  • Democrats planning revival of congressional earmarks following GOP’s 10-year ban (Just the News)

  • Prominent Democrat fundraiser sentenced to 12 years in prison for foreign money campaign schemes (Disrn)

  • Donald Trump will speak at CPAC in first post-White House appearance (Fox News) | YouTube censors new interview with Trump (Post Millennial)


  • Support for Biden’s handling of the pandemic falls by 5% (Blaze Media)

  • Making “a bad situation worse”: Study finds Andrew Cuomo’s reckless nursing home directive may have led to 1,000 more COVID deaths (Washington Times)

  • Lockdown upshot: Flu activity is “unusually low” this year (Disrn)

  • An epidemic of loneliness is overspreading America — and lockdowns sure haven’t helped (FEE)

National Security

  • Six more Oath Keepers associates charged in Capitol riots conspiracy case (USA Today)

  • Iran refuses to change “terms” of nuclear deal as U.S. says “the ball is in their court” (Examiner)

Business & Economy

  • President Biden approves Texas disaster declaration (

  • Texas storm may cost insurers record first-quarter losses (Reuters)

  • Some Texans now face huge variable-rate electricity bills to the tune of thousands of dollars (NPR)

  • Biden administration announces reforms to PPP to assist small businesses (Fox Business)

Annals of the “Social Justice” Caliphate

  • Bronx teacher fired for refusing to make "Black Panther" salute (Examiner)

  • Amazon drops Ryan T. Anderson’s When Harry Became Sally book without explanation (Disrn)

  • Coca-Cola holds “anti-racist” training that instructs employees to “be less white” (Not the Bee)

  • Planned Parenthood committed 354,871 abortions in the past year and was given $618 million in taxpayer money (Not the Bee)

  • Racism at Smith College: Whistleblower reveals institution’s psychological abuse of white employees (Disrn)

  • “We want to acknowledge its harmful impact”: Disney slaps ridiculous “offensive content” label on “The Muppet Show” (Daily Wire)

Double Standards

  • The celebs who say you’re killing the planet with minivans are using private jets at record pace (Not the Bee)

Stranger Than Fiction

  • A Colorado homeowner was making a sandwich when plane debris pierced kitchen ceiling (CBS4)

  • A gas leak led this Tennessee family to discover a family of bears living under their house (Not the Bee)


  • Now you can Rickroll people in 4k thanks to this hero who remastered Rick Astley’s classic “Never Gonna Give You Up” music video (Not the Bee)

  • Apollo 16 lunar rover footage upscaled to a mesmerizing 4k 60fps (Not the Bee)

Closing Arguments

  • Policy: The Biden-made border crisis (Daily Signal)

  • Policy: How Congress can prevent Big Tech from becoming the speech police (The Hill)

  • Humor: To fight white supremacy, Coca-Cola discontinues Vanilla Coke (Babylon Bee)

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