Jordan Candler / Apr. 8, 2021

Thursday Executive News Summary

Stacey Abrams’s BIG lie, more Capitol political theater, anti-gun actions, and more.

Top of the Fold

“Major League Baseball (MLB) commissioner Robert Manfred decided to move the All-Star Game on his own after holding extensive discussions with voting rights groups associated with Lebron James, Stacey Abrams and Rev. Al Sharpton, sources familiar with the move tell Fox News. Abrams and Sharpton told the commissioner players would boycott the game if not. Sources say that Abrams’ current stance, that she is disappointed about the Georgia boycott, is suspect as she was a key player in the decision.”

  • Political theater: Officer William Evans to lie in honor in Capitol Rotunda (WORLD)

Editor’s Note: To be clear, it’s not that Officer Evans isn’t deserving of honor. The problem is that the Left will keep using these law enforcement deaths — which they otherwise ignore — to perpetuate a narrative and keep the new Capitol security features permanent.

Government & Politics

  • Biden issues new anti-Second Amendment actions (Fox News) | Biden’s ATF director nominee: AR-15 weapons of war should be regulated like machine guns (TTAG)

  • “I don’t care”: Andrew Cuomo ignored accuser’s warning when he allegedly groped her at governor’s mansion (Washington Times)

  • For the record: Trump says Matt Gaetz never asked him for a pardon (Washington Times)

National Security

  • “The Biden administration is now presiding over the abuse of children”: Allegations emerge of sexual assault at Texas child migrant facility (Fox News)

  • U.S. restores terrorism-subsidizing aid for the Palestinians (State.gov)

Around the Nation

  • Better late than never: Pennsylvania agrees to remove 20,000 dead citizens from voter rolls (Washington Times)

  • Facing imminent recall election, Gavin Newsom announces California will fully reopen June 15 (Disrn)

  • Federal court rules Wayne State University discriminated against Christian club that — get this — mandates Christian leaders (Disrn)

Odds & Ends

  • 64 percent correctly view cancel culture as threat to freedom (The Hill)

  • Best-selling devotional includes prayer asking God to help author “hate white people” (Disrn)

  • Wayne LaPierre’s executive assistant used $40,000 of NRA funds to pay for a wedding (TTAG)

‘Non Compos Mentis’ Journalism Award

  • Why it took decades for LGBTQ stories to be included in Holocaust history (Time)

‘Captain Obvious’ Headline Award

  • Trust in CDC during coronavirus pandemic saw declines, survey suggests (NY Post)

Stranger Than Faction

  • Geologist beaten up by “angriest octopus” on beach in Australia (Yahoo)

Closing Arguments

  • Policy: The social construction of racism in the United States (Manhattan Institute)

  • Policy: Face it: Trump’s tax cuts weren’t so bad (AEI)

  • Satire: “60 Minutes” releases exclusive secret photos of Ron DeSantis clubbing baby seals with Hitler (Babylon Bee)

Editor’s Note: Surely Rafael Cruz was partaking too.

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