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Jordan Candler / August 9, 2021

Monday Executive News Summary

Infrastructure bill advances, Obama’s double standards, Taliban’s lightning offensive, and more.

Government & Politics

  • The left hand doesn’t know what the right hand is doing: Eighteen Republicans join Senate vote pushing “infrastructure” bill closer to passage (Washington Times) | And yet, House Republicans use government-caused inflation as campaign issue (Washington Times)

  • Like everything else, student loan payment pause extended to January 31 (NBC News)

  • Texas Democrats who fled voter integrity sue Governor Abbott for trying to bring them back (Fox News)

Double Standards

  • Dr. Anthony Fauci berates mass outdoor gathering in South Dakota, but gives Obama’s birthday bash a pass (Fox News)

  • Obama seen dancing maskless at booze-filled birthday party (Washington Examiner)

  • Obama’s guests delete Instagram posts (Fox News)

National Security

  • In six months, enough illegals have crossed the border to create the 10th largest city in the U.S. (Just the News)

  • Taliban captures three provincial capitals in lightning offensive (Washington Times) | State Department urges U.S. citizens to leave Afghanistan (Axios)

Around the Nation

  • Andrew Cuomo’s top aide resigns as embattled governor faces multiple sexual misconduct allegations (Fox News)

  • Hillsong founder charged with concealing late father’s alleged child sex abuse (Not the Bee) | Brian Houston says sex abuse concealment charges are “a shock to me” (Christian Post)

  • Court awards full custody to James Younger’s mother but requires permission for puberty blockers and sex-reassignment surgeries (National Review)

Annals of the “Social Justice” Caliphate

  • “Laurel Hubbard is a man” tweet lands Erick Erickson and Allie Beth Stuckey in Twitter jail (Washington Times)

  • Antifa assaults families and children at Christian prayer event in Portland park (PM)

  • University of Wisconsin removes rock from campus after declaring it “painful symbol of racism” (Washington Examiner)

American Spirit

  • Tokyo Olympics close with U.S. leading in medals (Washington Examiner)

  • “True American”: California firefighter rescues U.S. flag from wildfire (Breitbart)

Other Notables

  • Israeli Defense Minister Benny Gantz: Iran is 10 weeks from breakout to a nuclear weapon (Jerusalem Post)

  • Dixie fire becomes largest in California history (The Hill)

  • Worker wages are rising, but not enough to keep pace with inflation surge (Fox Business)

Closing Arguments

  • Policy: Emergencies need an expiration date (National Review)

  • Humor: Obama’s party ruined as mansion sinks into sea thanks to climate change (Babylon Bee)

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