Jordan Candler / October 8, 2021

Friday Executive News Summary

Abysmal jobs report, Senate votes to raise debt limit, gain-of-function malfeasance, and more.

Top of the Fold

  • September’s jobs report badly misses expectations with payrolls increasing by just 194,000 (CNBC)

  • Senate votes to raise debt limit by $480 billion after 11 Republicans join Democrats to break filibuster (ABC News) | Rabble-rouser and liar Chuck Schumer thanks Democrats for solving “Republican-manufactured crisis” (National Review)

Politics

  • “Look at the bigger story”: Scranton Joe dismisses unvaccinated losing their jobs (Washington Examiner)

  • Gain-of-function malfeasance: Leaked grant proposal confirms Chinese and American scientists planned to create novel coronavirus (National Review)

Security

  • U.S. troops have been secretly training troops in Taiwan for at least a year (AMN) | Senate Republicans applaud U.S. military presence in Taiwan (Washington Examiner)

  • Army deploys Iron Dome missile defense to counter Chinese threats (Washington Times)

  • CIA launches new ChiCom-focused unit (Politico)

Heartland

  • Mind-boggling: Alleged school shooter in Texas released from jail on bond day after shooting multiple people (Daily Wire)

  • Tesla moving headquarters from blue state of California to red state of Texas (Daily Wire)

  • Terry McAuliffe lead in Virginia cut to margin of error — 49%-45% (Washington Examiner)

Notables

  • Google/YouTube oligarchs to prohibit ads and monetization on climate change contrarianism (Axios)

  • COVID booster shots surpassing initial vaccination doses by nearly half (NBC News)

  • GOP now polling better among independents than Democrat Party (FrontPage Magazine)

Closing Arguments

  • Policy: Biden’s reckless Afghan resettlement strategy (National Review)

  • Policy: Why we don’t need “human infrastructure” (Daily Signal)

  • Satire: Experts predict LGBTQ acronym could circle Earth three times by 2022 (Babylon Bee)

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