Jordan Candler / Apr. 1, 2021

Thursday Executive News Summary

Social engineering in the military, Biden’s “Four Pinocchios,” Dem drops challenge, and more.

Top of the Fold

  • Social engineering: Military re-allowing “transgender” troops to serve openly and “transition” on the taxpayer dole (U.S. News & World Report)

“The Pentagon on Wednesday announced that transgender troops may serve openly in the military and receive medical benefits for gender transitions, following through on President Joe Biden’s pledge from earlier this year. The new policies will allow transgender people to enlist in the military and serve openly as their self-identified gender, and that they will have access to medical treatments for transition-related care authorized by law.”

  • Friendly fire: Biden earns “Four Pinocchios” for false claim about Georgia voting law (Fox News)

“The Washington Post Fact Checker knocked President Biden on Tuesday for falsely claiming a new Georgia law ‘ends voting hours early,’ giving him its harshest rating of Four Pinocchios for spreading the misinformation. … Washington Post fact-checker Glenn Kessler wrote Biden’s claim couldn’t be substantiated. ‘One could understand a flub in a news conference. But then this same claim popped up in an official presidential statement. Not a single expert we consulted who has studied the law understood why Biden made this claim, as this was the section of law that expanded early voting for many Georgians,’ Kessler wrote. ‘On Election Day in Georgia, polling places are open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., and if you are in line by 7 p.m., you are allowed to cast your ballot. Nothing in the new law changes those rules. However, the law did make some changes to early voting. But experts say the net effect was to expand the opportunities to vote for most Georgians, not limit them,’ Kessler continued.”

Government & Politics

  • President Biden formally unveils multitrillion-dollar infrastructure boondoggle (NY Post) | Only 5% will go toward roads and bridges (Power Line)

  • Democrat Rita Hart finally drops challenge to results of Iowa race, concedes to Marianette Miller-Meeks (Daily Caller)

The Latest on COVID-19

  • The coronavirus was the third-leading cause of death in the U.S. in 2020 (Axios)

  • Pfizer says its vaccine is 100% effective in children ages 12-15 (ABC News)

  • Shipments of Johnson & Johnson vaccine halted after 15 million doses are ruined by human error (The Hill)

Other Notables

  • Derek Chauvin trial: Key witness to invoke the 5th Amendment, refuses to testify (Fox News)

  • Brown University students vote in favor of reparations to “atone” for abolitionist founder (Free Beacon)

Closing Arguments

  • Policy: Take “SALT limit” repeal with a truckload of salt (Issues & Insights)

  • Policy: Restoring the Founders’ original vision for our constitutional republic (Daily Signal)

  • Satire: Parents disguising kids as illegal immigrants so they can receive in-person teaching (Babylon Bee)

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