Jordan Candler / July 8, 2021

Thursday Executive News Summary

Trump’s class action lawsuits, IRS acquiesces, election integrity win, and more.

Top of the Fold

  • Tucker Carlson sought Vladimir Putin interview at time of spying claim (Axios) | Carlson: NSA has been reading my private emails, planned to leak the contents (Fox News)

  • Donald Trump filing class action lawsuits against Facebook, Twitter, and Google (ABC News) | House Republicans unveil legislative plan to break up Big Tech and stop censorship (Washington Examiner)

Government & Politics

  • IRS reverses course and grants tax-exempt status to Christian group (Washington Examiner)

  • Friendly fire: Washington Post fact-checker debunks Biden admin’s pathetic claim that Republicans support defunding the police (Daily Wire)

  • What’s behind the oil squabble in the Gulf? Divergent OPEC strategies (Morning Brew)

Around the Nation

  • “We will continue to meet them and beat them in court”: District court swats away private Georgia election bill lawsuit (National Review)

  • Surfside condo collapse search efforts turn from rescue to recovery; death toll at 54 (CBS Miami)

National Security

  • Capitol fencing will finally come down as soon as Friday (Washington Examiner)

  • Judge says Air Force is mostly responsible for a 2017 Texas church shooting (NPR)

  • Series of attacks target U.S. personnel in Iraq and Syria (Reuters)

Other Notables

  • This 1963 report on how the Communist Party wanted to take over America is so relevant for today that it’s unreal (Not the Bee)

  • Good news, criminals: Manhattan’s next DA has your back (National Review)

  • Police arrest suspects in Haitian president’s assassination (Washington Examiner) | Haiti’s future uncertain after brazen slaying (AP)

Closing Arguments

  • Policy: The new child tax credit: Welfare administered by the IRS (National Review)

  • Policy: Deprivation is not simply a material matter (Education Next)

  • Humor: Updated death certificates require choosing between COVID, climate change, or systemic racism as cause of death (Babylon Bee)

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