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Jordan Candler / August 6, 2021

Friday Executive News Summary

Vaccination coercion, infrastructure funding comes up short, MS-13 arrests plummet, and more.

Government & Politics

  • Biden administration considers withholding funds and other measures to coerce vaccinations (Washington Post) | Federal workers could face five years in prison if they lie about being vaccinated (Insider)

  • Funding for Biden’s $1.2 trillion “infrastructure” plan comes up hundreds of billions short (Washington Times)

  • Authoritarianism: Infrastructure bill includes test program to track travel data (The Intercept) | Vehicle mileage tax could be on the table in infrastructure talks, Pete Buttigieg says (CNBC)

  • “No turning back” from electric vehicles, Biden says while signing executive order on carbon-free automobiles (Washington Examiner)

National Security

  • “We know MS-13 is still trying to sneak into the country. They’re just more successful now”: MS-13 arrests plummet amid border surge (Washington Times)

  • Hong Kong residents granted deportation amnesty to protect them from Chinese crackdown (Washington Times)

Annals of the “Social Justice” Caliphate

  • We’re shocked — shocked! Female prisoner pregnant after California allows biological men to be housed with women under new trans policy (PM)

  • Virginia school shares “Woke Kindergarten” video: “I feel safe when there are no police” (Fox News)

Annals of Integrity

  • Taking a stand: U.S. soccer star Carli Lloyd opts not to join teammates in pre-match kneeling (Fox News)

Other Notables

  • Payrolls increase 943,000 in July as unemployment rate slides to 5.4% (CNBC)

  • 12.5 million-member AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka dies at 72 (National Review)

  • Moderna says its COVID-19 shot 93% effective six months after second dose (Reuters) | CNN terminates three employees who came to office unvaccinated (The Hill)

  • What could possibly go wrong? Apple to scan U.S. iPhones for images of child sexual abuse (AP)

  • Iran’s hardline cleric Ebrahim Raisi sworn in as president (CNBC)

Closing Arguments

  • Policy: Getting a better return on education: The right incentives can encourage colleges to help low-income students succeed (City Journal)

  • Satire: Biden calls on Cuomo to resign: “Leave some women for the rest of us” (Babylon Bee)

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