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Jordan Candler / August 30, 2021

Monday Executive News Summary

Updates on the Afghanistan debacle, American heroes ID’d, Hurricane Ida, and more.

Afghanistan Dumpster Fire

  • Three hundred Americans still trying to flee Afghanistan as withdrawal enters final stage (Washington Times) | What could possibly go wrong? State Department announces joint arrangement with the Taliban to evacuate Afghan allies after deadline (Washington Examiner)

  • Here are the identities of the 13 American heroes killed in Kabul suicide bombings (AMN) | Incompetent Joe Biden checks his watch during transfer of bodies (Townhall)

  • Pentagon prepared for “mass casualty” attack at Kabul airport hours before bombings (Politico)

  • Drone thwarts terrorist attack in Kabul; car loaded with bombs was headed to airport (Washington Times) | Kabul airport targeted in rocket attack foiled by U.S. system (Fox News)

  • CENTCOM investigating reported civilian casualties after drone strike on ISIS-K suicide vehicle (AP)

  • U.S. handed out blank copies of visas in Afghanistan, setting terrorists up (Washington Examiner)

  • Marine battalion commander fired after blasting “inept” military leadership over Afghanistan withdrawal (Free Beacon) | “This guy is all class,” says Congressman and former SEAL Dan Crenshaw (Daily Wire)


  • More than 3,000 pediatricians and medical professionals sue Biden admin over transgender mandate (Daily Wire)

  • Now that COVID is solved… CDC restarts discontinued gun violence research program (National Review)

  • Having COVID-19 once confers much greater immunity than a vaccine (Science)

  • Amherst College’s new COVID restrictions are almost too insane to be real (Townhall)

Around the Nation

  • Hurricane Ida plunges New Orleans into total darkness (TWC)

  • Florida judge rejects Ron DeSantis’s ban on mask mandates in schools (Fox News)

  • Wisconsin lost track of 82,000 ballots in state Biden won by 20,000 (Daily Signal)

  • Key inflation gauge rises 3.6% from a year ago to tie biggest jump since the early 1990s (CNBC)


  • North Korea appears to have restarted key nuclear reactor (Fox News)

  • Billionaire progressives fund Weather Underground terrorist’s Ivy League think tank (Free Beacon)

  • Gavin Newsom praised pro-Chinese Communist Party newspaper for “journalistic integrity” (Free Beacon)

  • Mother of slain U.S. Marine unloads on “feckless, dementia-ridden” Biden (Daily Wire)

Closing Arguments

  • Policy: The case for Democrats’ spending binge doesn’t hold up (National Review)

  • Satire: Biden drone strikes White House after vowing to kill those responsible for American military deaths in Kabul (Babylon Bee)

  • Related satire: Taliban buys Hunter Biden painting for presidential palace (Babylon Bee)

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