Jordan Candler / June 17, 2021

Thursday Executive News Summary

Biden’s embarrassing Europe trip, Juneteenth approved, border wall down payment, and more.

America Last

  • President Biden’s Europe trip a bumbling, stumbling, blundering, and embarrassing debacle (Daily Wire)

  • Biden-Vladimir Putin summit a “good day for Russia,” Donald Trump says (NY Post)

  • Putin deflects questions on human rights record, rants about U.S. gun crime and BLM riots (National Review)

  • “One of the most pathetic moments” in U.S. “diplomatic history”: Biden ignites firestorm over what he told Putin on cyberattacks (Daily Wire)

Government & Politics

  • Juneteenth bill passes House, set to become federal holiday (Washington Examiner)

  • Twenty-one House Republicans vote against awarding congressional medals to Capitol Police at riot (Fox 4)

National Security

  • Texas Governor Greg Abbott puts $250 million down payment on a border wall (Washington Post)

  • “Florida is going to support Texas and Arizona”: Governor Ron DeSantis sending law enforcement to southern border (Daily Caller)

  • Justice Department deletes Trump-era decisions limiting asylum claims (Washington Times)

  • Blind squirrels find a nut: G-7 leaders back Taiwan for first time (Washington Times)


  • We’re shocked — shocked! Fed estimates inflation will grow faster than projected just three months ago and moves up expectations for rate hike (Washington Post)

  • Inflation Nation: Housing starts and permits disappoint in May, weighed down by rising costs (Breitbart)

Around the Nation

  • Records suggest more than 100 batches of absentee ballots in Fulton County, Georgia, could be missing (Just the News)

  • Greg Abbott signs permitless carry bill into law (Texas Tribune)

  • “We need help”: Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot now begs for federal assistance after shootings (Daily Wire) | On a related note: Emails from Mayor Lightfoot reveal just how callously she treats her staff (Fox News)

  • Thanks to SCOTUS’s narrow rulings, Colorado court rules against Christian baker who refused to make gender “transition” cake (National Review) | “The weaponization of our justice system”: Jack Phillips appeals ruling (The Federalist)

  • Good riddance: Nickelodeon ratings crash amid LGBTQ push (Daily Wire)

Other Notables

  • Sadly, most eligible voters would fail U.S. immigration civics test, survey finds (National Review)

  • When intersectionality eats its own: New Zealand climate group disbands itself for being “racist” (read: too white) (Washington Post)

Closing Arguments

  • Policy: How Critical Race Theory grew from law school thesis to K-12 trend (Washington Times)

  • Policy: Is an invasion coming? China’s growing threat to Taiwan (AEI)

  • Humor: Trump announces 1,954-mile-long Trump Hotel along southern border (Babylon Bee)

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