Jordan Candler / September 30, 2021

Thursday Executive News Summary

Shutdown and debt limit updates, record border apprehensions, and more.


  • Chuck Schumer announces agreement on continuing resolution to prevent government shutdown (CBS News)

  • House Democrats pass bill to raise the debt limit, but it’s likely to bite the dust in the Senate (Axios)

  • “Fiscal insanity”: Joe Manchin hammers home opposition to $3.5 trillion reconciliation bill (National Review) | That said, his alternative plans still stink (Politico)

  • Kyrsten Sinema goes full John McCain, tests patience of own party (Washington Times)

  • Nancy Pelosi could postpone Thursday infrastructure vote (Washington Examiner)

  • Dems sneak OSHA enforcement provision into $3.5 trillion reconciliation bill; amazingly, violations of Biden vaccine mandate could now cost upwards of $700,000 (Daily Wire)


  • Pentagon leaders blame State Department for chaotic Afghanistan evacuation of civilians (Fox News)

  • General Milley warns “real possibility” of Al-Qaeda, ISIS resurgence in Afghanistan by spring (National Review)

  • More than 100 Americans being denied entry into U.S. after evacuating Kabul (National Review)

  • U.S. intensifies talks to use Russian bases for Afghan counterterrorism ops (Politico)

  • Border Patrol breaks all-time apprehension record in 2021 (Breitbart)

  • Panama’s foreign minister: We warned Biden about Haitian migrant crisis; 60,000 more coming (Daily Wire)


  • Of course, Dr. Anthony “Flip-Flop” Fauci revises the definition of “fully vaccinated” (PJ Media)

  • Crash landing: United Airlines to fire almost 600 employees over vaccine mandate (Daily Wire)

  • YouTube oligarchs crack down on “anti”-vaccine videos, bans major accounts (NBC News)

  • No one outside of China allowed to attend 2022 Winter Games in Beijing (Daily Wire)


  • Off-putting Kamala Harris hires messaging gurus spin doctors to shore up “long-term planning” (Washington Examiner)

  • “Total garbage”: Governor Kristi Noem denies allegation of affair (Fox News)

  • Congressional Baseball Game (which the GOP won, by the way, as noted 19 paragraphs into this story) comes across as tone-deaf as Congress comes close to whiffing on its big deadlines (Washington Post)

  • Democrat push to expand government and inject race alienates 2022 swing voters (Just the News)

Closing Arguments

  • Policy: States must block the federal government from countermanding localities with fake constitutional protections (American Mind)

  • Policy: Will Pakistan sponsor extremism in the United States? (1945)

  • Satire: Biden makes all Monopoly money legal tender to pay for $3.5 trillion spending bill (Genesius Times)

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