Jordan Candler / August 2, 2021

Monday Executive News Summary

Infrastructure bill produced, Hyde Amendment ditched, Texas sued, and more.

Top of the Fold

  • Senators produce $1 trillion infrastructure bill (AP) | AOC says there’s “more than enough” House votes to block infrastructure if no $3.5 trillion reconciliation bill (Fox Business)

  • Ditching the Hyde Amendment: For the first time, radical House Democrats vote for unlimited taxpayer funding of abortion for Medicaid recipients (National Review)

Government & Politics

  • Biden admin sues Texas over commonsense executive order restricting transportation of illegal immigrant COVID-spreaders (Daily Caller)

  • President Biden looks to have feds provide lawyers for migrants at border (Washington Examiner)

  • Biden and Congress allow eviction ban to expire (CNBC) | AOC blames “conservative Democrats” (Washington Examiner)

  • DOJ orders Treasury to turn over Trump’s tax returns to House Ways and Means Inquisition Committee (National Review)

National Security

  • ICE nabs more than 300 illegal immigrant sex offenders since June (Fox News)

  • 50,000 illegal immigrants released into U.S. without court date; only 13% have reported to ICE (Not the Bee) | Meanwhile, Coast Guard sends 27 Cubans found at sea back to communist island (Epoch Times)

  • Taliban launched 22,000 attacks in four months after Biden delayed Afghanistan withdrawal (Breitbart)

  • U.S. and UK blame Iran for drone strike on oil tanker in Arabian Sea (Axios)

Economy

  • U.S. GDP badly missed growth estimates in second quarter (Insider)

  • Chickens coming home to roost: Andrew Cuomo begs businesses to return to NYC after devastating shutdown (Fox Business)

Health

  • Texas governor signs statewide ban on government-required masks and vaccines (Not the Bee)

  • Top teachers union: We’ll “try” to open schools in the fall (Townhall) | Meanwhile, average teacher salaries rose almost 3% during year of school closures (Just the News)

Culture

  • Murderapolis: City at center of George Floyd “protests” hits all-time high homicide record (Daily Caller)

  • Democrat donor Ed Buck — who preyed almost exclusively on homeless black men — found guilty in drug overdose deaths (Washington Examiner)

  • Defrocked cardinal Theodore McCarrick charged with sexually assaulting teenager in 1970s (Boston Globe)

Other Notables

  • Mad as hell and taking it no more: Even friendly polls show President Biden tanking amidst renewed lockdowns and mask mandates (National Pulse)

  • GOP report says evidence “proves” COVID emerged from Wuhan lab (Washington Examiner)

  • Trump has built a war chest of more than $100 million (NY Times)

Double Standards Award

  • It took less than 24 hours for DC mayor to be caught violating her new mask mandate (Daily Caller)

Closing Arguments

  • Policy: COVID-19 report: Which policies worked, which didn’t, and who’s accountable (Heritage Foundation)

  • Satire: Infrastructure bill stalled until someone can look up what number comes after trillion (Babylon Bee)

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