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Jordan Candler / Jun. 16, 2021

Wednesday Executive News Summary

Panderer-in-chief meets with Putin, Trump to visit border, Senate approves Juneteenth, and more.

Top of the Fold

  • Panderer-in-Chief Joe Biden meets with Russian strongman Vladimir Putin in Geneva (Fox News)

  • Donald Trump to visit southern border to “shine a spotlight” on Biden’s “crimes against our nation” (PJ Media) | Meanwhile, Kamala Harris has gone 84 days without visit to border since being tapped for crisis role (Fox News)

Government & Politics

  • Senate unanimously approves Juneteenth as federal holiday, heads to House (Fox News)

  • “Millions and possibly billions of dollars are at stake”: Judge stops Biden administration from blocking new oil and gas leases (Fox News)

  • GAO says Biden’s border wall halt was legal (Washington Times) | Showdown over border wall spending reaches Supreme Court (Roll Call)

  • Big Tech critic Lina Khan confirmed by Senate, will chair Federal Trade Commission (Axios)

  • National Republican Congressional Committee announces third straight fundraising record (Breitbart)

ChiCom Virus

  • U.S. COVID deaths hit 600,000 — equal to yearly cancer toll (AP)

  • More evidence suggests the coronavirus was stateside by Christmas 2019 (AP)

Economy

  • Worker shortage, explained: Unemployed households can earn $25/hour on welfare in 21 states (FEE)

  • College enrollment sees largest decline since 2011 (Washington Examiner)

Around the Nation

  • Multi-state shooting spree was racially motived; suspect was targeting white men (Fox News)

  • American Spirit: U.S. charitable giving hit record $471 billion in 2020 (Washington Times)

  • Southern Baptists pick Ed Litton as president (Washington Examiner)

Closing Arguments

  • Policy: Repeal this tax on factory jobs (National Review)

  • Policy: Critical Race Theory has no place in American schools (RealClearEducation)

  • Humor: Kim Jong-un attends Ivy League university to learn new brainwashing techniques (Babylon Bee)

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