Jordan Candler / May 19, 2021

Wednesday Executive News Summary

Biden finds a Kremlin pipeline he likes, Hate Crimes Act approved, Trump Org criminally probed, and more.

Top of the Fold

  • Biden finds a pipeline he likes: U.S. makes “stunning” move to waive sanctions on Vladimir Putin’s pet pipeline project (Free Beacon) | Blinken/Biden hypocritical statement from March: “Nord Stream 2 is a bad deal” (State.gov)


  • Virtue-signaling Hate Crimes Act passes Congress, heads to Biden (NPR)

Government & Politics

  • Senate GOP will “push the pause button” on House riot commission (Washington Examiner)

  • New York attorney general says Trump Org probe is now criminal (AP)

  • Citizenship rules eased for kids born abroad via IVF or surrogacy (Roll Call)

  • President Decency jokes about running over reporter with vehicle during Ford test drive (Fox News)

National Security

  • Dozens of House Dems cite “racial reckoning” to oppose targeting gang members for deportation (Fox News)

  • More than 61,000 migrants released into the U.S. under Biden (Washington Examiner)

  • Border officials seized more fentanyl in the first four months of 2021 than during the same period in 2020 (Daily Caller)

Around the Nation

  • Several states report zero COVID deaths for the first time in months (Axios)

  • Texas governor bans mask mandates for public schools, local governments (Axios)

  • Officers won’t be charged in fatal shooting of Andrew Brown Jr. (The Hill)

Annals of the “Social Justice” Caliphate

  • Black Lives Matter “stands in solidarity” with Palestinians, vows to fight for “Palestinian liberation” (Fox News)

  • Twitter doesn’t follow the science, suspends Spanish politician for tweeting “a man cannot get pregnant” (PJ Media)

  • Virginia Little League coaches must attend “antiracist” training (Free Beacon)

  • Ultra-woke “Saturday Night Live” hits ultra-low rating (Daily Wire)

Annals of Integrity

  • Tennessee to mandate bathroom signs about transgender use (AP)

  • “A danger for our country”: France bans woke gender-neutral language in schools (Daily Wire)

  • UFC fighter dedicates his victory to victims of communism (FEE)

Closing Arguments

  • Policy: Tariffs on Canadian softwood lumber hitting U.S. homebuyers hard (Heritage Foundation)

  • Policy: How monetary expansion creates income and wealth inequality (Mises Institute)

  • Satire: Luke Skywalker condemned for blowing up Associated Press office located on Death Star (Babylon Bee)

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