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Wednesday Executive News Summary

Biden rolls out next boondoggle, FBI opens civil rights probe, darkness falls at WaPo, and more.

Top of the Fold

  • Biden rolls out $1.8 trillion plan to boost social welfare spending and tax the rich (Washington Examiner)

“Biden will present the American Families Plan during his first presidential report to Congress Wednesday as the second installment of his infrastructure-plus legislative priority. Along with the American Jobs Plan, both proposals form his $4 trillion ‘Build Back Better’ agenda introduced after the passage of the American Rescue Plan. But Biden’s ‘Build Back Better’ agenda faces an unfriendly Congress. Despite Democratic majorities, the party and its independent allies only have 51 votes in the Senate, when the tiebreaking vote of Vice President Kamala Harris is included. That is shy of the 60 votes needed to end debate and avoid a filibuster. The process of reconciliation could be relied on to pass a bill without Republicans, but its provisions have to affect the federal budget. The Biden administration hinted Tuesday it is not as amenable to negotiations regarding the American Families Plan as it is on the American Jobs Plan.”

  • FBI opens federal civil rights investigation into death of Andrew Brown Jr. (NBC News)

“The Black man who died during an attempted arrest in North Carolina last week was shot five times, once in the back of the head, his family said Tuesday. Less than [an] hour after an independent autopsy concluded that the man, Andrew Brown Jr., 42, was killed by a bullet in the back of his head, the FBI announced that it was opening a federal civil rights investigation.”

Government & Politics

  • Darkness falls: Jeff Bezos-owned Washington Post to stop keeping track of perpetual fibber Joe Biden’s lies (Free Beacon) | But it can “fact-check” Tim Scott’s family history in Jim Crow south (Washington Examiner) | Meanwhile, the white supremacist Washington Post endorses Terry McAuliffe over two qualified black women (Free Beacon)

  • “He is sending a message to the world”: White House gives pathetic excuse for fully vaccinated Biden wearing a mask during the virtual climate summit (PJ Media)

  • Former Obama White House advisor Seth Andrew arrested, accused of stealing from charter school he founded (CNBC)

  • Senate confirms Pentagon nominee Colin Kahl after battle over tweets, Mideast views (Politico)

National Security

  • Federal court approved FBI’s continued use of warrantless surveillance power despite repeated violations of privacy rules (Washington Post)

  • DHS limits power of ICE to arrest immigrants in courthouses (NPR)

Around the Nation

  • Connecticut lawsuit to protect girls and women’s sports dismissed (IWF) | Female athletes appeal judge’s dismissal (Daily Caller)

  • Arizona governor signs pro-life bill into law (UPI) | Red state pro-life reforms could spark Supreme Court standoff (Free Beacon)

Other Notables

  • Black people overwhelmingly support local police departments (Washington Examiner)

  • Los Angeles police officer invites LeBron James to a discussion on policing (Disrn)

  • Real ID deadline extended again to May 3, 2023 (Arizona Republic)

  • Reporter resigns from New York Post over dubious Kamala Harris book story (The Hill)

  • Man pictured in Pelosi’s office during Capitol riot released from jail (Washington Examiner)

Closing Arguments

  • Policy: Why Joe Biden’s so-called “infrastructure” plan is a mistake (Heritage Foundation)

  • Policy: Critical Race Theory: The enemy of reason, evidence, and open debate (National Review)

  • Satire: Iranian government hires John Kerry as new propaganda minister (Genesius Times)

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