Jordan Candler / May 11, 2021

Tuesday Executive News Summary

AOC berated border agent, fallout from Colonial Pipeline hack, Iran swarms U.S. warships, and more.

Top of the Fold

  • White House to work with states on reimposing work-search requirements following GOP outcry (Washington Post) | Biden denies workers are turning down jobs to collect unemployment — then announces push to make them stop (National Review) | Jen Psaki wrongly says there’s “not much” evidence that paying people to stay home leads to low jobs numbers (PM)

Government & Politics

  • AOC berated, falsely accused Border Patrol agent, government memos say (Daily Signal)

  • HHS restores “transgender health” protections — doctors’ convictions be damned (AP)

  • Senator Dianne Feinstein’s former staffer helped funnel millions to Christopher Steele and Fusion GPS after 2016 (Washington Examiner)

  • FDA authorizes Pfizer vaccine for emergency use in adolescents (

National Security

  • Parts of Colonial Pipeline system back online, aims to restore service by end of the week (CNBC) | FBI confirms DarkSide ransomware group behind hack (The Hill) | What to know about the hacking group DarkSide (Washington Examiner)

  • Thirteen Iranian gunboats swarm U.S. warships, dozens of warning shots fired (Daily Wire)

Around the Nation

  • Glenn Youngkin wins Virginia GOP gubernatorial nomination (Fox News)

  • More than 40 attorneys general call on Facebook to abandon plans for children’s Instagram (Washington Examiner)

  • Gavin Newsom wants to hand out cash … before California recall election (Politico)

  • Alabama to end federally funded unemployment programs (

Annals of the “Social Justice” Caliphate

Odds & Ends

  • Bill and Melinda Gates divorce partially motivated by dealings with Jeffrey Epstein (Washington Examiner)

  • Consumer spending is surging — but so is inflation (MarketWatch)

  • UK announces voter ID law to avoid U.S.-style election fraud (National Pulse)

Closing Arguments

  • Policy: How the Federal Reserve could wreck the economy (1945)

  • Policy: A welcome backlash against Critical Race Theory (National Review)

  • Humor: With Birthing Person’s Day over, families prepare for Lawnmowing Person’s Day (Babylon Bee)

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