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Jordan Candler / May 12, 2021

Wednesday Executive News Summary

Liz Cheney ousted, consumer prices soar, Southeast experiencing gas shortages, and more.

Top of the Fold

  • Liz Cheney ousted from role as House GOP Conference chair; replacement still unclear (Fox News)

  • Consumer prices increase 4.2% to the highest level since 2008 (Daily Caller)

  • Southeast sees gas shortages amid pipeline shutdown (The Hill) | Gas prices reach six-year high (Free Beacon)

Government & Politics

  • CDC’s risk estimate of COVID transmission outdoors greatly exaggerated, bombshell report finds (Fox News)

  • Education secretary opens emergency grants to undocumented and international college students (Washington Post)

  • Numbers undercut Biden administration claims on ghost guns (Washington Times)

  • Crisis worsens: 178,622 attempted to cross the border illegally in April, most in two decades (Washington Examiner)

Economy

  • Job openings leaped above eight million in March, a new high (CNBC)

  • Missouri and Tennessee join states cutting pandemic payments (Reuters)

Other Notables

  • The wokest place on Earth: Disney mounts an internal campaign against “white privilege” and organizes racially segregated “affinity groups” (City Journal)

  • Judge dismisses NRA bankruptcy case in blow to gun group (AP)

  • Hamas lobs hundreds of rockets in 24 hours; Israel responds by attacking targets in Gaza (Fox News)

Closing Arguments

  • Policy: Biden’s patent waiver decision raises more problems than it solves (AEI)

  • Humor: Biden worried gas shortages may hurt Carter’s chances against Reagan (Babylon Bee)

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