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Jordan Candler / April 12, 2021

Monday Executive News Summary

Biden’s plans benefit China, SCOTUS repudiates California, border coordinator leaving, and more.

Top of the Fold

  • Biden’s “Made in America” electric vehicle push to benefit communist China (Washington Times)

“President Biden’s push to fill the nation’s roads with electric vehicles would be a boon for China and would increase America’s dependence on the communist power, which dominates the globe in advanced battery production and the mining of rare minerals needed to make those batteries. … China produced 72% of the world’s lithium-ion rechargeable batteries in 2019, and the U.S. accounted for 9%. The batteries are used most frequently to power electric vehicles, according to the Energy Department. The Chinese regime’s dominance is the result of long-range investment and planning. Beijing is on track to develop at least 107 lithium-ion battery megafactories by 2030. At least 53 are already up and running. Meanwhile, the U.S. is expected to develop nine megafactories, three of which are now operational. If those trends continue, then most of the electric vehicles built in the U.S. will rely on key components imported from China.”

  • Supreme Court rules against California’s limits on in-home religious gatherings (Fox News)

“The 5-4 unsigned ruling follows other similar decisions recently regarding churches and the coronavirus pandemic. The decision noted it was the fifth time the court has rejected the Ninth Circuit’s analysis of California coronavirus restrictions. … The ruling stated that before it can limit religious gatherings, the government must prove they pose a greater danger than secular activities that remain open, such as shopping or attending movies.”

Government & Politics

  • Mission, uh, accomplished! White House southern border coordinator Roberta Jacobson leaving post end of April (CNBC) | U.S. considering cash payments to Central America to stem migration (Reuters)

  • DOJ nominee Kristen Clarke organized conference championing cop killers (Fox News) | Meanwhile, left-wing Jewish groups defend Clarke against accusations of anti-Semitism (Free Beacon)

  • Biden, who once called Supreme Court packing “a bonehead idea,” unveils commission to study changes at SCOTUS (USA Today)

  • CEO oligarchs plan new push against voting integrity (WSJ)

  • Congressman Matt Gaetz faces probe by House Ethics Committee (AP)

Annals of the “Social Justice” Caliphate

  • Cashing in: BLM cofounder Patrisse Cullors buys $1.4 million home in 1.4% black neighborhood (Disrn)

  • Hate crime hoax: Outrageously racist graffiti messages sparked days of protests. A black student wrote them. (Daily Wire)

Around the Nation

  • Deadly Minnesota police shooting involving person with an outstanding warrant sparks unrest (Fox News)

  • Maryland first state to repeal police bill of rights, overriding governor’s veto and eradicating due process (Politico)

  • Kentucky limits no-knock warrants after Breonna Taylor death (Politico)

  • RIP: Sole survivor of South Carolina shooting by ex-NFL player dies (Disrn)

  • Soros-backed St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner loses bid to stay on McCloskey case (Examiner)

  • Double standards: Whitmer’s chief operating officer goes to Florida for spring break days after governor issues travel warning (Disrn)

  • Judge prohibits release of undercover recordings incriminating Planned Parenthood (Free Beacon)

Other Notables

  • Amazon workers rightly vote against unionization (Disrn)

  • Veteran badass Dan Crenshaw will be “effectively blind” for a month following surgery for detaching retina (Examiner)

  • Dems send $168 million in “relief” to elite Ivies that have endowments worth more than $140 billion (Just the News)

  • Republican attorneys general plan legal roadblocks for Biden agenda (Daily Caller)

  • Women report far more side effects from the COVID vaccine than men (USA Today)

  • Iran calls atomic site blackout “nuclear terrorism” by Israel (AP)

  • Ecuador shuns socialism with surprise election (Reuters)

Closing Arguments

  • Policy: Government against bourgeois values: Encouraging drug use and other vices risks social catastrophe (City Journal)

  • Policy: Child allowances vs. child tax credits (Pairagraph)

  • Humor: Biden appoints construction worker Donaldio Trumptinez to finish border wall (Babylon Bee)

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