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Tuesday Executive News Summary

A hundred shot in Chicago, another ransomware attack, Tropical Storm Elsa, and more.

Top of the Fold

  • One hundred shot, 18 fatally, in weekend shootings across Chicago (WLS)

  • New York City crime wave triggers rethink of SJW policing changes (Washington Times)

Government & Politics

  • Biden administration mocked after touting July 4 cookouts will cost “16 cents” less in 2021 (Washington Examiner) | Exhibit A: Gas prices hit seven-year high (NY Post) | Exhibit B: Thanks to inflation, back-to-school prices expected to skyrocket (Daily Wire)

  • Regrettably, SCOTUS declines to hear case of florist sued for not serving same-sex wedding (Fox News)

  • “DC excuse-making”: Voters blame Biden and Democrats, not filibuster, for gridlock (Washington Examiner)

  • Laptop shows Joe Biden attended meetings between Hunter and his Mexican business partners (NY Post)

  • Peter Daszak, major funder of Wuhan lab, refuses House request for documents (Just the News)

  • Adding insult to injury: U.S. taxpayers may have to pay $15 billion in damages to Canadian firm because Biden canceled pipeline (Daily Wire)

Big Tech Oligarchs

  • Dumb and dumber: Facebook roasted for blocking hashtag “revolution” on Independence Day weekend (Washington Times) | Facebook warns users of so-called extremism as conservatives slam “Orwellian thought police” (NY Post)

  • YouTube removes videos exposing China’s abuse of Uyghurs, citing policy violation (Fox News)

National Security

  • Broken system: Deportation backlog now nearly three years for average case (Washington Times)

  • Between 800 and 1,500 companies potentially affected by ransomware attack (Fox Business)

  • Harbinger: Bagram Airfield looted as U.S. forces slip away in the night (NY Post)

  • State Department rightly backs Iranian protesters (Free Beacon)

Annals of the “Social Justice” Caliphate

  • Woke Disney theme parks drop “boys and girls” salutation from fireworks show (Just the News)

  • Nation’s largest teachers union says it will teach Critical Race Theory in all 50 states, 14,000 school districts (Daily Wire)

Around the Nation

  • Tropical Storm Elsa has time to strengthen before reaching Florida (Fox News)

  • Miami condo collapse death toll rises to 27 after demolition clears way for search to resume (Fox News)

  • Allen West announces he is running against Texas Governor Greg Abbott in Republican primary (Texas Tribune)

  • Virginia Democrat gubernatorial nominee Terry McAuliffe touts endorsement from anti-Israel group (Free Beacon)

Around the World

  • Afghan soldiers flee into bordering nation as Taliban advances (Daily Caller) | Tajikistan mobilizes 20,000 reservists to bolster border with Afghanistan (The Hill)

  • Chinese state media publishes “three-stage” plan for invading Taiwan (PM)

Other Notables

  • Public school enrollment drops 3% nationally (Just the News)

  • The three Biden scandals you’re not hearing about (Daily Wire)

  • Ghislaine Maxwell didn’t kill herself: Judge unseals documents linking Maxwell to the Clintons (PM)

Closing Arguments

  • Policy: Medicare is insolvent, and getting worse. Here are three ways to start fixing it. (The Federalist)

  • Policy: What should “care infrastructure” for working families look like? (AEI)

  • Humor: Facebook warns anyone attending 4th of July fireworks that they may have been exposed to extremist activity (Babylon Bee)

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