Thursday Executive News Summary
Colonial Pipeline back online, border wall construction resumes, Israel masses troops, and more.
Top of the Fold
No rest for the weary: Cracked Memphis bridge remains indefinitely closed, disrupting supply chain (NPR)
Biden administration to finish 13-mile section of Trump’s border wall in Texas (Washington Examiner) | Texas immigration agents spend less than 50% of time patrolling border amid surge (Washington Times)
Government & Politics
Facebook “fact-checks” scientific piece arguing COVID-19 originated in Chinese lab (Free Beacon)
Federal taxes, spending, and deficit all set records through April (CNSNews.com)
124 retired generals and admirals say U.S. in “deep peril” under Biden (Blaze Media)
In wake of pipeline hack, Biden signs executive order on cybersecurity (NPR)
Russian spy unit suspected of directed-energy attacks on U.S. personnel (Politico)
China increases spending 500% to influence America (Axios)
Ohio bets taxpayer-funded lottery will convince people to get shots (AP)
President of the University of Colorado stepping down after informally referring to “Trail of Tears” (Blaze Media)
“Non Compos Mentis” Award
- Officials warn people not to fill plastic bags with gasoline amid panic over gas shortage (CBS News)
Policy: Blame government regulation, not financial speculation, for skyrocketing housing prices (City Journal)
Policy: Break up urban school districts (Education Next)
Satire: White House reminds nation that permission slips to eat a hot dog on the 4th of July are due by Friday (Babylon Bee)
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