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Jordan Candler / September 13, 2021

Monday Executive News Summary

Dems’ spending goal slipping away, dubious Afghan drone strike, NoKo missile test, and more.


  • Democrats see $3.5 trillion socialist spending goal slipping away (The Hill)

  • Voters rightly concerned trillions in domestic spending will fuel inflation (Free Beacon)

  • House Democrats propose making permanent expanded ObamaCare subsidies (The Hill)


  • White House says it’s simply “up to Americans” to choose to flee Afghanistan, despite many hiding from Taliban (Fox News)

  • Drone strike targeting suspected ISIS bomber likely killed aid worker and children (Washington Examiner) | Ex-Obama CIA head calls for investigation into the drone strike (Daily Wire)

  • FBI releases declassified records on its investigation into possible Saudi-9/11 links (Washington Examiner)

  • North Korea tests first cruise missile with possible nuclear capability (Reuters)


  • Ron DeSantis’s Florida school mask mandate ban back in effect after appeals court order (Fox News)

  • A trip down memory lane: Biden administration promised it wouldn’t mandate COVID vaccine (The Federalist)

  • Jen Psaki admits vax mandate doesn’t include migrants at border, refuses to answer why (Daily Wire)

  • New CDC studies show waning vaccine effectiveness against hospitalization in elderly (Politico)

  • England scraps vaccine passport plan (Politico)


  • Producer inflation surged 8.3% in largest annual increase since 2010 (National Review)

  • Apple must change its tightly controlled App Store, judge rules (NPR)

  • Illinois set to rescue ailing nuclear power plants as part of clean energy push (Washington Examiner)


  • Tropical Storm Nicholas a major flood threat for Texas and Louisiana (Weather.com)

  • Portland callers to 911 more often on hold for over five minutes as calls rise, staff drops (The Oregonian)

  • Dumb… Salesforce CEO says he’ll move workers out of Texas due to abortion law, yet California-based businesses have been flocking to Texas to escape higher taxes and regulations (Fox Business)

  • …and dumber: Don’t let California become Texas, Gavin Newsom says — as residents and businesses flee (Fox News)


  • Capitol Police recommend disciplinary action for six officers after internal investigation into January 6 riot (CBS News)

  • Russia completes construction of Biden-approved Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline (NBC News)

Closing Arguments

  • Policy: Compassionate enforcement: Cities must balance public services with public order to reduce homelessness (City Journal)

  • Policy: Seven hard truths Americans should know about Social Security — and five ways to strengthen it (Heritage Foundation)

  • Humor: Jen Psaki provides electricity to all of DC by backpedaling on exercise bike (Babylon Bee)

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