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Jordan Candler / September 2, 2021

Thursday Executive News Summary

Biden’s rescuer left behind, majority think president should resign, pro-life win, and more.

Afghanistan Postscript

  • Afghan interpreter who helped rescue Joe Biden in 2008 left behind (Fox News) | Majority of Afghan visa applicants abandoned in U.S. withdrawal (National Review)

  • Defense Department holding 20,000 evacuated Afghans in U.S., 43,000 more overseas (Washington Times)

  • Those left in Afghanistan understandably complain of broken promises (Fox News)

  • Sacramento school district confirms 24 students are still stranded in Afghanistan (Sacramento Bee)

Government & Politics

  • Fifty-two percent of voters think Biden should resign over Afghanistan withdrawal (Rasmussen)

  • Rahm Emanuel becomes latest nominee to divide Democrats (Washington Examiner)

  • Israeli leader surprised Biden hardly raised China during visit (Axios)

Around the Nation

  • Supreme Court votes 5-4 to leave Texas pro-life law in place (Fox News)

  • Hurricane Ida’s remnants rip through Philly, New Jersey, and New York (Weather.com)

  • Colorado grand jury indicts police, paramedics in death of Elijah McClain (Denver Post)

  • State health department probing Dallas Fire-Rescue over alleged improper patient care, including in Tony Timpa death (Dallas Morning News)

  • California, LA County both to pay $400,000 settlement to John MacArthur’s church (RNS)

  • Pro-antifa California teacher to be fired by school district (Fox News)

  • UPDATE: California teacher who removed U.S. flag and suggested students pledge allegiance to pride flag removed from classroom (Fox News)

Stranger Than Fiction

  • A fake high school tricked ESPN into airing one of its football games (Not the Bee)


  • Veterans Affairs suicide hotline received more than 35,000 calls during Afghanistan evacuation (Washington Examiner)

  • The demise of Fox News has been greatly exaggerated: In August, FNC wins 94 to 6 against all competitors — combined (National Review)

Closing Arguments

  • Policy: The crumbling justification for vaccine passports (National Review)

  • Satire: Brian Williams tearfully recounts clinging to outside of airplane to escape Kabul (Babylon Bee)

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