Jordan Candler / September 17, 2021

Friday Executive News Summary

John Durham indictment, Texas migrant encampment, Americans still trapped, and more.

Top of the Fold

  • John Durham indicts Democrat lawyer/cutout/scapegoat Michael Sussmann for false statement (National Review) | However, Durham is not expected to bring charges tied to intel assessment on Russian election interference (Washington Examiner)

  • Judge rejects DOJ move to block Texas pro-life law (Fox News)


  • Number of migrants encamped under Texas bridge swells to more than 9,000 (Washington Times)

  • Federal judge blocks Biden administration from expelling migrants under COVID public health order (National Review)

  • Americans still trapped at Mazar-i-Sharif Airport in Afghanistan, and — surprise! — the Taliban is not cooperating (Daily Wire)

  • “Angry and bitter”: France snubs Biden over defense agreement with Australia, cancels gala celebrating U.S.-French relationship (Daily Wire)


  • Virginia governor’s debate gets heated as Terry McAuliffe and Glenn Youngkin trade swipes (Washington Examiner)

  • Arizona 2020 election audit report due for public release September 24 (Washington Examiner)

  • Minnesota Supreme Court allows anti-cop ballot question concerning Minneapolis police (NPR)

  • Our education dollars at work: Los Angeles high school classroom decorated with “f*** the police” poster and other left-wing symbols (Washington Examiner)


  • Italy mandates COVID passports for all workers (Washington Examiner)

  • France suspends 3,000 unvaccinated health workers without pay (Axios)

  • Combo shot for COVID and flu vaccines under development (HealthDay News)

  • Who’d a thunk it? Obesity in children accelerated during the pandemic (Axios)


  • Small business group announces lawsuit against Biden administration over vaccine mandate (Just the News)

  • New congressional plan would push top tax rate to an astounding 60% in four states (FEE)

  • The global food price crisis isn’t going away (Axios)


  • Big Brother: Treasury Department seeks to track financial transactions of personal bank accounts over $600 (FEE)

  • Here’s Anthony Fauci pre-pandemic laughing at the “paranoid” idea that masking is effective against infectious disease (Not the Bee)

Closing Arguments

  • Policy: Eight things you need to know about the Democrats’ tax bill (Daily Signal)

  • Policy: Making sense of the new poverty data for 2020 (AEI)

  • Satire: CDC cautions against taking the red pill (Babylon Bee)

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