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Tuesday Executive News Summary

Cuba’s defenders are silent, inflation warning, Haiti assassination mystery deepens, and more.

Government & Politics

  • Cuban regime’s biggest defenders in Congress silent on anti-communism protests (Free Beacon)

  • Democrat authoritarians reportedly pushing SMS carriers to crack down on vaccine “misinformation” spread through private messages (Daily Wire)

  • Carter’s Biden’s America”: Economists issue warning for Americans to “brace themselves” for years of inflation (Daily Wire)

National Security

  • Top U.S. general in Afghanistan steps down as chaotic pullout nearly complete (Washington Times)

  • A blind squirrel finds a nut: Biden upholds Trump rejection of the ChiComs’ South China Sea claim (AP)

  • Senate confirms Jen Easterly as head of Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (Politico)

  • Florida suspect in Haiti president killing deepens mystery (Fox News)

Around the Nation

  • Obstructionist Democrats leave Texas in bid to stonewall GOP voting integrity bills (Washington Examiner) | Governor Greg Abbott says the Dems will be arrested upon return (Fox News)

  • Chicago police retirements this year already top all of 2018, could end up among highest ever (Sun-Times) | Chicago gangsters outnumber cops 10 to 1 (Fox News) | Rapper shot 64 times moments after leaving Chicago jail (Fox News)

  • Good riddance: Critical Race Theory battles are driving out woke educators (NBC News)

Annals of the “Social Justice” Caliphate

  • Activist group hangs “God Bless Abortion” banner on Christ of the Ozarks statue (Not the Bee)

Irony Award

  • Governor Gavin Newsom suspends environmental rules to expand fossil fuel energy in heat wave (Breitbart)

Other Notables

  • Conservative pundit Larry Elder enters California recall election (AP)

  • FDA adds new warning on Johnson & Johnson vaccine related to rare autoimmune disorder (Washington Post)

  • G20 finance ministers sign off on economically harmful global minimum tax deal (Politico)

Closing Arguments

  • Policy: A truly progressive student loan policy (AEI)

  • Policy: Cuba is crying out. Will we listen? (National Review)

  • Humor: Bernie Sanders heads to Cuba to tell protesters to be more grateful for their excellent social programs (Babylon Bee)

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