Jordan Candler / Mar. 26, 2021

Friday Executive News Summary

Election reform in Georgia, Hunter Biden’s gun problem, “bump stock” ruling, and more.

Top of the Fold

  • Georgia governor signs sweeping, though imperfect, election reform bill (Business Insider)

“The bill did not eliminate no-excuse absentee voting, unlike another election omnibus bill presented this session … would have done. But it does modify requirements for absentee voting. The bill requires voters to provide an identifying number from a government-issued ID, such as the number on their drivers’ license or state ID card, to apply for an absentee ballot, and include one of those numbers, or the last four digits of their Social Security number, on their ballot envelope for their ballot to be accepted. … The bill also shortens the window for voters to request absentee ballots, moving the deadline to request a ballot from four to 11 days before an election.”

Government & Politics

  • Transcript of President Biden’s first press conference (Whitehouse.gov) | New photos show cheat sheets used by Biden (NY Post)

  • Five takeaways as Big Tech CEOs testify about “misinformation” (Daily Signal) | Congress to CEOs: New laws are coming (Axios)

  • Secret Service intervened in Hunter Biden gun incident; he may have lied on background check form (Daily Wire) | For the record: Most gun owners aren’t as reckless as Hunter Biden (The Federalist)

  • Bump stocks not “machine guns” and not subject to ATF ban, federal appeals court rules (Washington Times)

Around the Nation

  • Of course she did: Governor Whitmer vetoes bill that would have limited her admin’s emergency powers in Michigan (Fox News)

  • Arkansas dignifies women, bans biological men from female sports (UPI)

  • Washington state to automatically restore voting rights for people on parole and probation (Axios)

  • San Francisco school board, which wasn’t satisfied with her attempts to make amends, strips VP’s title after anti-Asian tweets surface (Fox News)

  • Irony: Abe Lincoln statue vandalized by Black Lives Matter activist in Boise, Idaho (Daily Wire)

  • USC reaches $852 million sex abuse settlement involving former doctor and 710 female victims (UPI)

Culture

  • New survey finds majority of Republicans now support same-sex marriage (Disrn)

  • High school cancels teacher after she accurately disputes cause of George Floyd death during class (Disrn)

Odds & Ends

  • Parler says it repeatedly warned FBI about violence planned for January 6 (Daily Caller)

  • Dominion Voting sues Fox for $1.6 billion over 2020 election claims (AP)

Closing Arguments

  • Policy: Why does American infrastructure cost more and take longer to build than it used to? (Reason)

  • Policy: Nuclear modernization is our top defense priority (Heritage Foundation)

  • Satire: Kamala Harris to hold discussion with Harvey Weinstein on empowering women (Babylon Bee)

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