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Tuesday Executive News Summary

Official end to Afghan war, Americans left behind, debt ceiling battle, and more.

Afghanistan Dumpster Fire

  • Pentagon announces official end to war in Afghanistan (Daily Wire)

  • President Biden’s credit-taking statement (Whitehouse.gov) | Antony Blinken outlines path to “legitimacy” for Taliban (Washington Examiner)

  • Secretary of state confirms U.S. left hundreds of Americans behind (National Review)

  • “He talked more about his son than my son”: Fathers of Marines killed in Kabul blast rip Biden (Fox News)

  • “Begin impeachment proceedings immediately”: Lawmakers write to Nancy Pelosi calling for Biden’s removal (Daily Wire) | Dozens of ex-military officers call for Lloyd Austin and Mark Milley to resign over Afghanistan debacle (NY Post)

Government & Politics

  • In June, Biden waived congressional mandate for report on Afghanistan withdrawal risks (Free Beacon)

  • Education Department opens (ahem) civil rights investigations into five states for banning school mask mandates (Fox News)

  • Debt ceiling battle looms ahead of Congress’s return (Just the News)

  • John Kerry heads to coal-happy China with coal on the pointless agenda (Axios)

National Security

  • Convicted rapist reached the U.S. on Afghan evacuation flight (Washington Times)

  • Southern border deaths soar; 2021 could break all-time record (Washington Times)

Around the Nation

  • Hurricane Ida death toll reaches four; millions remain without power (USA Today)

  • Florida defies judge and punishes two school districts over masks (Politico)

Notables

  • Photo of last soldier to leave Afghanistan (The Hill)

  • Homeschooled children increased from 13,000 in 1973 to five million in 2020 (Just the News)

  • China limits online video games to three hours a week for minors (Morning Brew)

Closing Arguments

  • Policy: Digital currency and the next financial crisis (Law & Liberty)

  • Humor: Scandal as Gavin Newsom campaign produces old yearbook photo showing Larry Elder in blackface (Babylon Bee)

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