Jordan Candler / October 6, 2021

Wednesday Executive News Summary

Biden broaches nuclear option, Manchin goes soft, Yellen defends intrusive proposal, and more.


  • Joe Biden broaches nuclear option in spending standoff with GOP (Politico)

  • “I’m not ruling anything out”: Mercurial Joe Manchin now open to spending bill above $1.5 trillion (Fox Business)

  • Manchin: Reconciliation DOA if it doesn’t include Hyde Amendment (National Review) | Biden says he’d sign bill that includes Hyde Amendment (National Review)

  • We’re shocked — shocked! George Soros bankrolling far-left groups harassing Manchin and Kyrsten Sinema (Washington Times)


  • Joe Biden faces hostile Michigan protesters as he arrives to promote stalling agenda (Fox News) | “Covers her in every way, both in terms of physically, and mentally, and every other way”: Biden makes bizarre gaffe while introducing Gretchen Whitmer (Washington Examiner)

  • Janet Yellen defends intrusive IRS proposal requiring banks to report all transactions over $600 (New York Post)

  • Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen urges senators to regulate social media (Courthouse News) | “Just not true”: Mark Zuckerberg hits back at whistleblower claims (Guardian) | Haugen is working with a former Obama operative (PM)

  • More abuse: DOJ watchdog reveals over 200 errors in FBI FISA applications (Fox News)

  • Supreme Court rules in favor of Trump’s plan to use $3.6 billion for border wall (Newsweek)


  • Oklahoma judge blocks pro-life laws including measure similar to Texas heartbeat ban (National Review)

  • Eating their own: Mayor Lori Lightfoot and prosecutor Kim Foxx exchange war of words over no charges filed in gang gunfight (Fox News)

  • Judge sides with Loudoun County parents, against prosecutor on school board recall (Daily Wire)


  • Unwoke ESPN anchor Sage Steele taken off air after questioning why Obama identifies as black when “he was raised by white mom,” calling vaccine mandates “sick,” and saying female reporters “know what [they’re] doing” when they wear revealing outfits (Daily Mail)

  • China-Taiwan military tensions “worst in 40 years” (BBC)

Closing Arguments

  • Policy: Biden’s environmental plans aren’t serious solutions (National Review)

  • Humor: Disney+ to release separate Dr. Anthony Fauci documentary for each time he’s changed his mind (Babylon Bee)

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