Jordan Candler / October 7, 2021

Thursday Executive News Summary

Congress nears compromise, GOP’s border crisis plan, Texas pro-life law blocked, and more.

Top of the Fold

  • Congress reaches short-term compromise on debt ceiling (Fox News)

  • Republican governors unveil 10-point plan for ending Democrats’ border crisis (Washington Examiner)

  • Federal judge blocks Texas pro-life law, ironically says women (but not the children being murdered) face “irreparable harm” (USA Today)

Politics

  • “We raised the alarm. Now [Merrick] Garland is trying to silence parents”: Biden’s attorney general faces scrutiny over ties to ed consultancy amid Critical Race Theory battles (Fox News)

  • Left-leaning Quinnipiac poll has Joe Biden at a new low (Washington Examiner)


  • Bernie Sanders refused to sign letter condemning Kyrsten Sinema harassment (Fox News)

  • Now do Biden: Adam Schiff claims Robert Mueller suffering “heartbreaking” cognitive decline (Washington Examiner)

  • Rashida Tlaib says she’s only wearing a mask because of a “Republican tracker” near her (Fox News)

Security

  • Biden was paying $5 million a day NOT to build the border wall (White House Dossier)

  • Border Patrol confiscating record amount of narcotics (Just the News)

  • Who’d a thunk it? Afghan gun shops sell U.S. weapons seized by Taliban (Free Beacon)

Health

  • More Americans have died of COVID this year than all of 2020 (ABC News)

A trip down memory lane: “I’m not going to shut down the country. I’m not going to shut down the economy. I’m going to shut down the virus.” —Joe Biden, October 30, 2020

  • However, COVID cases and deaths stemming from the Delta wave are finally falling (Axios)

  • Top COVID experts reportedly tell Biden to scrap widespread booster shot plan in “tense” phone call (Daily Wire)

  • Los Angeles OKs one of the nation’s strictest vaccination mandates (AP)

  • World Health Organization recommends groundbreaking malaria vaccine for children at risk (WHO)

Economy

  • “The equivalent of a full grocery, electric or cellphone bill”: Inflation costing U.S. households an extra $175 per month (Fox Business)

  • Sticker shock: Dealerships add “market adjustment” fees on sales amid inflation, supply-chain woes (Just the News)

  • The Grinch may steal Christmas as toy delay looms (Fox Business)

  • Gas prices under Vice President President Biden hit seven-year high (Free Beacon)

Notables

  • The New York Times refused to cover this story of two top trans doctors who are sounding the alarm on how the industry is harming kids (Not the Bee)

  • The South Pole just had its coldest winter on record (Live Science)

Closing Arguments

  • Policy: Unshackling American infrastructure: Congress should address the runaway environmental-review process that bogs down improvement projects (City Journal)

  • Satire: Aides quickly drag president away as he tries to join in “F*** Joe Biden” chant (Babylon Bee)

For more of today’s editors’ choice headlines, visit Headline Report.

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