Jordan Candler / Mar. 2, 2021

Tuesday Executive News Summary

Cuomo faces fresh accusations, Dr. Seuss cancel culture, Minneapolis prepares, and more.

Top of the Fold

  • Governor Andrew Cuomo accused by third woman of unwanted sexual advances (Fox News)

“Anna Ruch has claimed that Cuomo asked to kiss her at a wedding in 2019. In an interview Monday, she specified that Cuomo put his hand on her bare lower back.”

Meanwhile: “Cuomo hires criminal defense lawyer after sexual harassment allegations, nursing home scandal.” —Fox News

  • Cancel culture: Six Dr. Seuss books to stop being published because of “racist” imagery (Fox News)

“‘These books portray people in ways that are hurtful and wrong,' Dr. Seuss Enterprises told The Associated Press in a statement. … Copies of 'And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street,' 'If I Ran the Zoo,’ ‘McElligot’s Pool,’ ‘On Beyond Zebra!,’ ‘Scrambled Eggs Super!,’ and ‘The Cat’s Quizzer’ will no longer be published.”

National Security

  • Biden administration to allow migrant families to reunite in the U.S. (UPI)

  • Pentagon: One militia member killed, two injured in Syria airstrike (UPI)

  • We’re shocked — shocked! Iran rejects Biden offer to discuss new nuclear deal (Disrn)

Around the Nation

  • California lawmakers reach agreement to return schools to in-person learning (UPI)

“All public schools would be required to offer in-person instruction for kindergarten through second grade students as well as ‘high-needs students,’ while schools districts in areas with seven or fewer cases per 100,000 residents would be required to provide in-class learning for all elementary school students and at least one grade of middle or high school by the end of March. Schools that do not return to in-class learning would lose 1% of eligible funds every day that they fail to do so.”

  • Minneapolis prepares for unrest during Derek Chauvin trial next week (Examiner)

“From now until the end of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin’s trial, swaths of the city’s downtown will be closed to traffic and strictly limited for pedestrians. Businesses have begun boarding up windows in hopes of limiting further damage following last summer’s riots.”

  • Virginia to become 16th state to legalize marijuana (Daily Caller)

Double Standards

  • Gavin Newsom ignores his own shutdown rules again at restaurant (PJ Media)

  • California teachers union president who led school closures caught dropping daughter off at private school (Daily Caller)

Odds & Ends

  • Senate confirms Miguel Cardona as secretary of education (UPI)

  • Andrew Cuomo backers reevaluate fundraising amid sexual harassment probe (CNBC)

  • Conservative United Methodists detail breakaway plan (World)

  • Golden Globes suffer ratings nightmare (Disrn)

Stranger Than Fiction

  • A rooster killed its owner with a knife (Not the Bee)

Closing Arguments

  • Policy: A $15 minimum wage would hit parents hardest (National Review)

  • Policy: Blowing four factual holes in the Biden gun control agenda (Heritage Foundation)

  • Humor: Women’s History Month canceled for implying there is such a thing as “women” (Babylon Bee)

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