Jordan Candler / July 16, 2021

Friday Executive News Summary

White House colluding with Facebook, Mark Milley’s TDS, Stephen Breyer undecided, and more.

Government & Politics

  • Joe Biden’s White House censors are consulting with Facebook to “flag misinformation” (Fox News)

  • Joint Chiefs Chairman Mark Milley compared Donald Trump to Hitler and MAGA supporters to Nazi “brownshirts” (PJ Media) | Trump launches broadside against Milley over “coup” reports (Washington Times)

  • Finally: Senate unanimously passes bill to ban all products from Xinjiang, where Uyghurs are detained, surveilled, and forced into manual labor (Insider)

  • Senator Tom Cotton launches bill to defund racist Critical Race Theory (Breitbart)

  • John Durham report may not be “broad” as hoped but prosecutions in play, Rep. Devin Nunes says (Washington Examiner)

  • Justice Stephen Breyer says he’s undecided on retiring from Supreme Court (Washington Times)

National Security

  • Border agents turn back record 188,800 immigrants at southern border in June (Just the News) | Adding insult to injury: Biden admin tells border agents to prepare for the flood (Free Beacon)

  • Miami security firm faces questions in Haiti assassination (Fox News) | Sending troops to Haiti “not on the agenda,” says Biden (Axios)

Health

  • Thanks, Captain Obvious: World Health Organization chief says it was premature to rule out a lab leak as the pandemic’s origin (NPR)

  • Los Angeles County reimposing indoor mask requirement regardless of vaccination status (Fox News)

Around the Nation

  • Arizona Senate seeks more voter data as election audit raises questions (Daily Signal)

  • “The people of Georgia deserve better”: Georgia secretary of state calls for firing of Fulton County elections director and registration chief (11Alive)

Annals of the “Social Justice” Caliphate

  • American Bookseller’s Association begs forgiveness for including Abigail Shrier’s best-selling book Irreversible Damage: The Transgender Craze Seducing Our Daughters in promotional mailer (Daily Wire) | CEO also apologizes for emailing cover of “racist” Candace Owens book (Daily Wire)

  • Universal Studios faces lawsuit for Gru character making the OK gesture in photos (Not the Bee)

Karma Chronicles

  • ESPN’s ESPY Awards Show has lost 85% of its audience since it gave Caitlyn Jenner that “courage award” in 2015 (Not the Bee)

  • Environmental racism strikes again as George Floyd mural is destroyed by a lightning torpedo (Not the Bee)

Closing Arguments

  • Policy: Lower the federal gas tax to improve infrastructure — it’s time to empower governors and mayors to creatively make their own local transportation decisions (National Review)

  • Humor: Prosecutors charge white lightning with hate crime after it destroyed George Floyd mural (Genesius Times)

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