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Jordan Candler / May 14, 2021

Friday Executive News Summary

Mask guidance modified, pipeline restored, Stefanik elected Conference chair, and more.

Top of the Fold

  • CDC drops mask “requirements” for fully vaccinated people (NBC News) | President Biden issues ominous mask-or-vaccine ultimatum (The Federalist)

  • Colonial Pipeline says it has restored full service (The Hill), but it reportedly paid hackers $5 million ransom (National Review) | Biden refuses to say if he knew Colonial Pipeline paid hackers (Fox Business)

Government & Politics

  • Elise Stefanik elected to replace Liz Cheney as House GOP Conference chair (Fox News)

  • Government watchdog says HUD Secretary Marcia Fudge violated Hatch Act (Politico)

  • Following in the CIA’s woke footsteps, U.S. Army advertisement features story of soldier raised by lesbian couple (Just the News)

Other Notables

  • We’re shocked — shocked! Crime jumps big time after court-ordered policing changes (Axios)

  • Florida Governor Ron DeSantis to pardon anyone charged for defying COVID rules (NY Post)

  • Israeli troops enter Gaza Strip as Hamas rockets continue to light up the sky (Fox News) | Democrat divide over Israel on full display (Fox News)

Closing Arguments

  • Policy: End all COVID restrictions (National Review)

  • Policy: Lines at gas stations are a feature, not a bug, of Biden’s green future (Washington Examiner)

  • Satire: AOC applauds Biden’s gas lines, demands breadlines too (Genesius Times)

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