Jordan Candler / Mar. 22, 2021

Monday Executive News Summary

GOP’s HR 1 counterattack, immigration bills hit snag, Leftmedia hypocrisy, and more.

Top of the Fold

  • “An all-hands moment”: GOP rallies behind noble effort to quash tyrannical HR 1 (AP)

“From statehouses to Washington, the fight over who can vote and how … has galvanized a Republican Party in search of [a] unifying mission in the post-Trump era. … Anti-abortion rights [read: pro-life] group, the Susan B. Anthony List, has partnered with another conservative Christian group to fund a new organization, the Election Transparency Initiative. FreedomWorks, a group formed to push for smaller government, has initiated a $10 million calling for tighter voting laws in the states. … Meanwhile, Heritage Action has announced a new effort also focused on changes in state voting laws. It included a $700,000 ad campaign to back GOP-written bills in Georgia, the group’s first foray into advocating for state policy. So far, the states have been the center of the debate. More than 250 bills have have been introduced in 43 states that would change how Americans vote.”

  • Democrats’ House immigration bills will hit snag in the Senate (Examiner)

“House Democrats easily passed two measures on Thursday that would provide a pathway to citizenship for up to 4 million people now living here illegally. Majority Leader Steny Hoyer said Democrats plan to go even further in the coming months, with a broader amnesty bill proposed by Biden that would offer a means to obtain citizenship for all of the nation’s approximately 11 million illegal immigrants. … [Senate Majority Whip Richard] Durbin said he’s unsure if he can find bipartisan support to pass either of the two bills, never mind the much larger comprehensive package that would legalize 11 million people. Democrats control 50 votes and would need at least 10 GOP lawmakers to advance legislation due to the filibuster.”

Editor’s Note: In other words, the filibuster is once again an obstruction to the Democrat agenda, and will continue to be. Which is why Democrats, who once championed it, are now resorting to calling it “racist” and “undemocratic.”

Government & Politics

  • Climate pseudo-scientist Michael Mann’s lawsuit against National Review finally dismissed after nearly nine years (Power Line)

  • Heartland GOP governors rally in response to ant-meat attack by Colorado Governor Jared Polis (Free Beacon)

  • Double standards: CNN and MSNBC erupted over Trump’s ramp walk — but virtually ignore Biden’s embarrassing staircase stumble (Fox News)

  • “It’s going to completely redefine the game”: Trump to return to social media with new platform (Post Millennial)

Health

  • Trial finds AstraZeneca vaccine 79% effective with no serious side effects (Axios)

  • CDC changes guidelines for schools, says three feet of distance is acceptable (Daily Wire)

  • Almost half of all healthcare workers in U.S. haven’t had COVID vaccine (CBS News)

National Security

  • Non compos mentis: ICE ends long-term detention of migrant families (Washington Times) while securing hotel rooms to hold growing number of migrant families (Axios)

Around the Nation

  • California caves on AR-15 registration fight, will reopen bungled registration system and pause prosecutions (Free Beacon)

  • “Principled,” or just a charlatan? South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem neuters bill protecting women’s sports (PJ Media)

Around the World

  • Europeans protest in the streets over unscientific lockdowns (Disrn)

  • Swimming upstream: International spectators will be barred from Olympics in Japan (Reuters)

  • China is restricting use of Tesla cars by its military and government workers (Business Insider)

On a Lighter Note…

  • Taiwan urges residents not to change names to “salmon” for free sushi (UPI)

Closing Arguments

  • Policy: The Equality Act is a push for ideological submission, not civil rights (National Review)

  • Policy: Colleges need a reality check on cancel culture (Minding the Campus)

  • Humor: Putin challenges Biden to stair-climbing contest (Babylon Bee)

  • Related humor: Mexico installs stairs to keep Biden out (Babylon Bee)

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