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Jordan Candler / September 14, 2021

Tuesday Executive News Summary

California recall, FDA regulators quit, Tony Blinken testifies, and more.

Top of the Fold

  • What to know about today’s California recall election that could (but probably won’t) remove Gavin Newsom (CNBC)

  • “Evidence does not show the need for widespread use of booster vaccination”: Tension over COVID boosters rises as FDA regulators quit and publicly blast Biden’s plan (Ars Technica)

  • Tony Blinken testifies before House on botched Afghanistan withdrawal (Washington Examiner) | Thousands of lawful U.S. residents left in Afghanistan (Washington Examiner)


  • House Democrats propose one of the largest tax increases ever to pay for President Biden’s $3.5 trillion socialist spending bill (Washington Times) | The proposals amount to a $2 trillion tax hike (Washington Examiner)

  • Circling the wagons: Twitter did not violate election laws by throttling Hunter Biden article, Biden’s FEC finds (National Review) | New York Times quietly deletes claim Hunter laptop story was “unsubstantiated” (Washington Examiner)

  • White House handlers abruptly cut feed when Biden appears to go off script — and it’s not the first time it’s happened (Fox News)

  • Lyin’ Biden claims “first job offer” from Idaho lumber company, but it’s news to them (New York Post)


  • DHS chief of staff resigns amid ongoing migrant crisis (New York Post)

  • Stranger than fiction: FBI fires Gretchen Whitmer kidnap case agent amid wife beating allegations (Detroit News)

  • Apple releases security update after researchers uncover new exploit (UPI)

  • Fencing to be reinstalled ahead of “Justice for J6” rally (Washington Post)

“Social Justice”

  • We’re shocked — shocked! “Transgender” (read: biological male) fighter who served in the Army Special Forces pulverizes first female opponent in MMA debut (Not the Bee)

  • Evangelical Lutheran Church installs first “transgender” (read: female) bishop (Daily Wire)


  • Tropical Storm Nicholas lashes Texas coast (

  • Tone-deaf AOC wears “Tax The Rich” dress at $30,000-per-ticket Met Gala (Fox News)

  • Team Newsom: No scenario where we lose recall election (Fox News)

  • It’s now almost impossible to get arrested for drugs in Washington state (Daily Wire)

Closing Arguments

  • Policy: Skyrocketing natural gas prices create new opportunity for nuclear energy (Forbes)

  • Satire: Woman attending ultra-exclusive gala for the elite in expensive designer dress lectures nation on inequality (Babylon Bee)

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