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Jordan Candler / May 17, 2021

Monday Executive News Summary

FBI reclassifies 2017 shooting, reporters fume at White House, mask confusion, and more.

Top of the Fold

  • Israeli strikes kill dozens, topple buildings in Gaza City (Fox News) | Associated Press denies any knowledge Gaza office building was shared with Hamas terrorists (Breitbart) | CNN contributor deletes tweet saying “the world today needs a Hitler” (Washington Examiner)

  • Better late than never: FBI reclassifies 2017 shooting of Republican lawmakers as domestic terrorism (Washington Times)

Government & Politics

  • “A pernicious, insidious, awful practice”: Reporters fume at White House “quote approval” rules (Politico)

  • Maxine Waters among lawmakers accused of abusing privilege of air marshals on flights (Fox News)

  • House members announce bipartisan deal for January 6 commission (Washington Post)

  • Eighty percent of Republicans agree with decision to replace Liz Cheney (Washington Examiner)

  • Feds announce July 15 as start of expanded child tax credits (Fox News)


  • To mask or not to mask? Confusion swirls among shoppers after CDC issues new guidance (Daily Wire) | Speaking of confusion: CDC says students — the least at-risk demographic — should continue wearing masks for remainder of the school year (National Review)

  • An inconvenient truth: Texas, which has a population of 30 million, reports zero deaths two months after Biden called its reopening plan “Neanderthal thinking” (Newsweek)

Odds & Ends

  • Over 33,000 New Yorkers fled to Florida during pandemic (Washington Examiner)

  • Jesus statue toppled, American flag burned in NYC church attack (NY Post) | Meanwhile, Biden revokes measures to protect statues (NY Post)

  • University of California will no longer consider SAT and ACT scores (NY Times)

  • Green push presents cybersecurity problems of its own (Washington Examiner)

  • Microsoft board forced Bill Gates out over office affair (Fox Business)

Closing Arguments

  • Policy: Two actions U.S. must take in wake of Colonial Pipeline crisis (Daily Signal)

  • Policy: Biden’s tax-and-spend plan expands federal power, not jobs (Heritage Foundation)

  • Satire: Eight warning signs you might be sharing office space with terrorists (Babylon Bee)

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