Jordan Candler / March 29, 2021

Monday Executive News Summary

Blockbuster abortion case in limbo, Biden border claim debunked, tax-hike roadblock, and more.

Top of the Fold

  • Supreme Court sits on potentially blockbuster abortion case (Examiner)

“The case, Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, has been before the court since September without a word from the justices. It has been considered at the court’s conferences eight times and each time left on the table. That likely means that fewer than four justices so far have voted to take up the case. Another possibility is that the court has already rejected the case and one of the conservative justices is working on a dissent that will be released in one of the court’s orders list. … The case arose after Mississippi passed a 2018 law banning abortions after 15 weeks. Several lower courts found that the law was inconsistent with the Supreme Court’s rulings in Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood v. Casey, the two decisions that established the status quo on abortion law in the United States. … Even if the court ultimately rejects Dobbs … anti-abortion groups have an entire arsenal of other state bills that they plan to send its way.”

  • Border Patrol discredits Biden claim on unaccompanied minors (National Pulse)

“Customs and Border Protection officials revealed a 114 percent increase in apprehensions of unaccompanied minors along the U.S. southern border as ‘compared to the same time frame last year,’ debunking claims peddled by President Biden and the mainstream media that the current border surge is seasonal.”

Addendum I: Nine-year-old girl drowns trying to cross the Rio Grande River (Business Insider)

Addendum II: New photos show what Biden is trying to hide at the border (Townhall)

Addendum III: Donald Trump confirms he’ll visit the border “over the next couple of weeks” (

Government & Politics

  • “Progressive” stumbling block: Moderate Democrats buck Biden tax hikes (Axios)

  • A filibuster bribe in plain sight: Biden nominates Senator Joe Manchin’s wife to federal post (Disrn)

  • “We cannot in good conscience take money from a company that repeatedly, and blatantly, suppresses conservative speech”: Heritage Foundation judiciously declines six-figure donations from Google and Facebook (Disrn)

  • Potential 2024 GOP presidential candidates Mike Pompeo, Tom Cotton, Rick Scott, and Tim Scott head to Iowa to canvass voters (Disrn)

Around the Nation

  • Opening statements in the Derek Chauvin trial begin this morning (Axios)

  • New York City foolishly ends qualified immunity for police officers (Fox News)

  • Meanwhile, Los Angeles County ups police funding by $36 million after rise in crime (Post Millennial)

  • Is this a hate crime? White woman drugged, raped, and found dead in Miami Beach hotel (Fox News)

  • Church membership falls below majority for first time, further demonstrating that politics is downstream of culture (Gallup)

  • First Amendment infringement: Ohio Christian college professor who rejected transgender student’s pronouns can sue university, court rules (Fox News)

Odds & Ends

  • SolarWinds hack got emails of top DHS officials (AP)

  • Birds of a feather: Iran and China sign 25-year cooperation agreement (Reuters)

  • Myanmar forces kill 100+ in deadliest day since coup (AP)

  • Suicide bomb hits Palm Sunday Mass in Indonesia (Fox News)

“Double Standards” Award

  • Twitter says calling Boulder shooter a “white Christian terrorist” is okay (Newsweek)

Closing Arguments

  • Policy: Why DC statehood would be a tragic mistake (National Interest)

  • Policy: Asset recycling could be the best fix to crumbling national infrastructure (The Hill)

  • Humor: Blockage cleared, ships moving at record speed as Chick-fil-A workers put in charge of Suez Canal (Babylon Bee)

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