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Jordan Candler / August 24, 2021

Tuesday Executive News Summary

CIA chief meets with Taliban, Biden walks away, Pfizer vaccine approved, and more.

Afghanistan Postscript

  • Pentagon may ask Biden to stay in Afghanistan past August 31 (Fox News)

  • Taliban warns there will be “consequences” if Biden delays withdrawal of U.S. troops (Sky News)

  • CIA director met Taliban leader in Kabul on Monday (Reuters)

  • Joe Biden walks away from questions about the thousands of stranded Americans (Breitbart)

Government & Politics

  • FDA fully approves Pfizer’s COVID vaccine (National Review) | Mandates begin in earnest after approval (Washington Times)

  • Nancy Pelosi forced to delay vote on $3.5 trillion spending bill after pushback from moderate Dems (Washington Times)

  • “Botched and discredited”: Ron DeSantis blasts AP over “smear” COVID drug story (Fox News)

Around the Nation

  • Andrew Cuomo says ouster “unfair and unjust” in farewell address (National Review) | Kathy Hochul sworn in as New York governor (Axios)

  • Judge rules California Prop 22 gig workers law is unconstitutional (The Verge)

Other Notables

  • China has improved accuracy of its missile force, U.S. Army says (Bloomberg)

  • Wuhan lab filed patent for treating “accidental exposure” to deadly pathogens one month before COVID outbreak (National Pulse)

  • Hospitals in states struggling with COVID are facing severe staff shortages due to burnout (Insider)

Closing Arguments

  • Policy: How chaos at the border fuels opioid crisis (Daily Signal)

  • Humor: Tired of being president, Biden hangs “Trump Won” sign out of White House window (Babylon Bee)

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