Jordan Candler / July 23, 2021

Friday Executive News Summary

Pelosi’s epic Jan. 6 fumble, Milley fails to impress, Cuba sanctioned, and more.

Top of the Fold

  • Epic fumble: Nancy Pelosi says “deadly serious” January 6 inquisition to go without GOP (AP)

  • Pentagon’s top general, Mark A. Milley, defends military as “apolitical” after reported Nazi comments about Trump — but ultimately fails to impress (Washington Post)

Government & Politics

  • An end-run around freedom of speech: Senator Amy Klobuchar proposes stripping Section 230 protections for “health misinformation” (Washington Examiner)

  • Justice Department launches gun “strike forces” in five major Democrat-run cities (Washington Times)

  • Pelosi reiterates the double-cross: No bipartisan infrastructure bill without reconciliation package (Fox Business) | House GOP seeks budget caps as check to President Biden’s “harmful spending agenda” (Washington Times)

  • Credit where it’s due: Biden sanctions Cuban regime after crackdown on protesters (Politico)


  • Jobless claims (419,000) show surprise gain, well above expectations (CNBC)

  • The housing market frenzy may have peaked (Morning Brew)


  • COVID cases jump by 55% in week (Daily Signal)

  • NFL warns teams that COVID outbreaks among unvaccinated players could lead to forfeited games (ESPN) | “I can’t do it”: Growing number of NFL stars speak out against vaccine pressure (Daily Wire)

Around the Nation

  • Michigan legislature yanks emergency powers that enabled Governor Whitmer’s tyranny (The Federalist)

  • Clinton appointee blocks West Virginia law banning biological males from girls sports (Washington Times)

Other Notables

  • Racism. Solved. Cleveland Indians to change name to Cleveland Guardians (MLB Trade Rumors)

  • Never discussed business, eh? Hunter Biden was arranging for VP Joe to quit politics and start a DC “swamp” consultancy firm together (Daily Mail)

  • House rightly votes to increase the number of visas for Afghans who have helped U.S. troops. (NY Times)

Closing Arguments

  • Policy: Three tips for spending COVID-19 funds in evidence-based ways (AEI)

  • Policy: What will China do if its interests in Africa are threatened? (1945)

  • Satire: CNN airs hourlong PSA on warning signs of dementia (Babylon Bee)

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