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Jordan Candler / Jul. 20, 2021

Tuesday Executive News Summary

Dems’ amnesty scheme, “red flag” funding, Biden backpedals, MTG suspended, and more.

Government & Politics

  • “The dumbest idea in the history of the Senate”: Lindsey Graham warns Democrats aim to sneak amnesty into infrastructure deal that can pass without a GOP vote (Fox News)

  • House bill allocates $40 million for hazardous “red flag” gun confiscation program (AMN)

  • President Biden disingenuously backpedals on claim Facebook is “killing people” with COVID lies (Daily Beast)

  • Meanwhile, Biden wrongly claims “no serious economist” is worried about inflation (Breitbart) | Poll: Voters are overwhelmingly concerned about inflation (Breitbart)

National Security

  • Kevin McCarthy names five Republicans to serve on January 6 special committee inquisition (Washington Times)

  • Florida man gets eight months in prison in first felony sentence from Capitol riot (NBC News) | New chief picked for Capitol Police after six months (Washington Examiner)

  • Microsoft Exchange hack formally blamed on China (AP)

  • U.S. transfers Guantanamo Bay prisoner to Morocco; Gitmo population drops to 39 (Washington Times)

Heartland & Health

  • “Defund police” advocates are silent after DC already passes 100 homicides in 2021 (Fox News)

  • Sixth Texas Democrat tests positive for COVID (NBC News)

  • Indiana University’s vaccine mandate upheld by Trump appointee Judge Damon R. Leichty, who cites early 20th century smallpox vaccine mandate (National Review)

  • American Academy of Pediatrics ridiculously recommends masks in school for everyone over the age of two (Washington Times)

Annals of the “Social Justice” Caliphate

  • Even women willing to be objectified can’t get ahead: Sports Illustrated releases swimsuit issue with transgender biological male cover model (The Hill)

  • Marie Claire sickeningly urges Hollywood to depict more parents having abortions (Fox News)

  • Pentagon contractor investigating “extremism” asserts that web searches about BLM raise concerns about white supremacy (Fox News)

Other Notables

  • Twitter oligarchs suspend Marjorie Taylor Greene over “misleading” COVID info (NY Post)

  • It’s official: The COVID recession lasted just two months, the shortest in U.S. history — but not inflation (CNBC)

  • Two-thirds of likely voters say VP Harris not ready to be president, even though in reality she’ll never be ready (Washington Times)

Irony Award

  • AOC invests over $1.4 million in “Tax the Rich”-themed political merchandise (Daily Caller)

Closing Arguments

  • Policy: The Democrats’ budget agreement would burn the economy (Daily Signal)

  • Policy: $3.5 trillion is just the beginning (AEI)

  • Policy: Expand Medicare? How about we fix it first? (The Dispatch)

  • Humor: McDonald’s employee who said “my pleasure” under fire for appropriating Chick-fil-A culture (Babylon Bee)

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