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Friday Executive News Summary

Government’s COVID cover-up, Mike Pence’s speech, May jobs report, and more.


  • Government officials encouraged COVID-19 origin cover-up (Daily Caller)

  • Mike Pompeo: NIH tried to suppress State Department virus probe; Fauci repeating ChiCom “excuses” (Fox News)

  • President Trump’s CDC director received death threats after saying COVID may have come from Wuhan Institute of Virology (Daily Wire)

  • “We had no control over what they were doing”: Anthony Fauci’s boss admits funding Wuhan lab (National Pulse)

Government & Politics

  • Joe Biden proposes minimum 15% corporate tax for companies that pay no federal taxes (Breitbart) | However, the no-tax-hike Senate GOP is ready to reject the counteroffer (Washington Times)

  • White House tepidly endorses reparations legislation (Washington Examiner)

  • Mike Pence delivers speech embracing “MAGA” agenda despite rift over Capitol riot (Washington Examiner)

  • Trumpless CNN falls out of cable’s top 5 networks in prime time (Daily Wire)

National Security

  • Biden executive order broadens Trump policy restricting investment in Chinese firms (Politico)

  • $2 billion of border wall money sits idle in bank as busiest migrant area left wide open (Washington Examiner)


  • U.S. added 559,000 jobs in May, falling short of expectations for second consecutive month (National Review)

  • On the flip side, jobless claims drop to pandemic low of 385,000 (Fox Business)

Other Notables

  • Daily U.S. COVID case counts remain below 20,000 as nation averages 1.1 million vaccine shots per day (CNBC) | Nevertheless, Biden announces new bribes, including free beer, to reach vaccination goal (Fox News)

  • Google demotes — but doesn’t terminate — diversity head who wrote that Jews have “insatiable appetite for war and killing” (PJ Media)

  • Anti-Defamation League calls on Facebook to reduce antisemitism on platform (Washington Examiner)

Closing Arguments

  • Policy: Lessons from the individual mandate for Republicans seeking a resurgence today (The Federalist)

  • Humor: Dr. Fauci hires expert technician Hilgo Clintmann to secure his email server (Babylon Bee)

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