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Jordan Candler / August 12, 2021

Thursday Executive News Summary

Biden’s foolishness on oil, the untouchable Hunter Biden, hour pay suffers, and more.

Government & Politics

  • “Pathetic and embarrassing”: Biden asks OPEC to up oil output while suffocating U.S. energy production (Washington Times)

  • The untouchable Hunter Biden says he lost another laptop to Russian drug dealers in video with prostitute (Breitbart)

  • Judge rules House can subpoena some, not all, of Trump’s taxes (Washington Times)

  • Common sense, part I: Senate passes amendment preventing federal funds from promoting CRT in school (Fox News)

  • Common sense, part II: Senate adopts amendment to provide Internet to the Cuban people (Senate.gov)


  • Bidenflation: Real hourly pay suffers one of the worst collapses ever (Breitbart)

  • Transitory inflation is fading, but sticky inflation is growing (Breitbart)

National Security

  • Warning shot: Senate votes to back transportation ban of COVID-positive migrants (Washington Times)

  • NSA quietly awards $10 billion cloud contract to Amazon, drawing protest from Microsoft (Washington Post)

  • Belarus revokes consent for U.S. ambassador, demands embassy staff cuts (NBC News)

Around the Nation

Other Notables

  • Washington Post attacks Facebook for insufficient censuring of conservatives (PJ Media)

  • Double standards: John Kerry family jet has emitted 30 times more carbon in 2021 than average vehicle does in a year (Daily Wire)

  • Eleven notable topics in Senate vote-a-rama on spending $3.5 trillion (Daily Signal)

  • Judge set to begin key hearing in Boy Scouts bankruptcy case (NY Post)

  • Tunisia was the only success story of the Arab Spring. Now its democracy is in jeopardy. (TIME)

Closing Arguments

  • Policy: Inflated expectations: Politicians and public health officials are setting unrealistic goals for controlling COVID-19 (City Journal)

  • Satire: Members of Congress excited to find out what they just spent $1.2 trillion on (Babylon Bee)

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