Jordan Candler / April 27, 2021

Tuesday Executive News Summary

Red states benefit from reapportionment, Oscars ratings crater, pivotal 2A case, and more.

Top of the Fold

  • Five out of seven new House seats go to red states after reapportionment (Daily Wire)

“Texas has gained two seats, while North Carolina, Florida, and Montana gained one seat. Oregon and Colorado also gained one seat. California, Michigan, Ohio, Illinois, Pennsylvania, New York, and West Virginia all lost one seat. … According to The Washington Post, the 2020 Census shows that the United States population grew at the ‘second-slowest pace in history.’”

“The 2021 Oscars ceremony was watched by the smallest audience the award show has ever received. On par with the performances of the Emmys and Golden Globes during the pandemic, the Academy Awards struggled to pull in mainstream viewers. Only 9.85 million viewers tuned into Sunday’s ceremony… That’s a nearly 59% drop from the 23.6 million viewers that turned on their TVs for the program last year.”

Government & Politics

  • Supreme Court finally takes pivotal Second Amendment case that seeks to expand concealed carry in public places (USA Today)

  • We bet we know what it’s going to find: DOJ launching Louisville police investigation (Fox News)

  • USA Today stealth edits Stacey Abrams op-ed published before MLB pulled game in Atlanta, waters down boycott support (Fox News)

  • Biden establishes $15-an-hour minimum wage for federal contractors (NPR)

National Security

  • John Kerry denies tipping off Iran to Israeli military operations in Syria (Washington Examiner) | Leaked audio imperils nuclear talks with U.S. (Washington Times)

  • DHS launches review of “white supremacy” among its ranks (UPI)

  • Iran aims to expand WMD program, German intel agency concludes (Free Beacon)

Culture & Heartland

  • Gavin Newsom recall officially triggered as verified signature threshold met (Fox News)

  • Oklahoma and Montana governors sign pro-life laws (UPI)

  • The United Methodist Church leaders file to create new denomination, separate over issues of sexuality and gender (Disrn)

Closing Arguments

  • Policy: Containment can stop the China threat (National Interest)

  • Policy: The stock market is not the U.S. economy (1945)

  • Humor: All scientists forced to retire after realizing the science is now settled (Babylon Bee)

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