Jordan Candler / October 13, 2021

Wednesday Executive News Summary

Debt default avoided, Dems’ shrinking spending bill, Pelosi’s Leftmedia lecture, and more.


  • House sends debt limit hike to Joe Biden, staving off default — for now (AP)

  • All 206 House Republicans voted against raising the debt ceiling (Insider)

  • Nancy Pelosi signals colossal spending package will shrink to only $2 trillion (Washington Examiner)

  • Not Leftmedia enough: Pelosi lectures reporters, says they “could do a better job selling” Build Back Better (Fox News)

  • Pelosi doubles down on the powerful IRS tracking bank accounts (

  • Revisionist historian Kamala Harris denounces European explorers for ushering in “wave of devastation” for Native Americans (Fox News)

  • House Budget Committee Chairman John Yarmuth to retire, giving GOP prime pickup opportunity (Washington Examiner)


  • DHS secretary orders ICE to stop worksite raids in latest limits on immigration enforcement (Fox News)

  • U.S. to reopen land borders in November for fully vaccinated (unless you’re an illegal immigrant) (AP)

  • Brave Marine who criticized military over Afghan withdrawal to plead guilty at court martial (CBS News)


  • Drivers wanted: U.S. supply chain can’t keep on trucking (Washington Times)

  • Supply chain crunch: White House admits “there will be things you can’t get” at Christmas (Breitbart)

  • A record 4.3 million workers quit their jobs in August, led by food and retail industries (CNBC)


  • Famed Art Institute of Chicago fires all docents, primarily white women. Critics charge racism. (Daily Wire)

  • “People don’t want to be the police:” Chicago and other cities suffering officer shortage, can’t find recruits (Daily Wire)

  • “I don’t know”: Ben and Jerry’s cofounder stumped when pressed about Israel boycott hypocrisy (Daily Wire)

  • Cancel culture failure: Professor booted from MIT lecture draws thousands for alternative online speech (Daily Wire)


  • Judge’s ruling strikes blow to Kentucky’s new school choice law (Louisville Courier Journal)

  • Second Facebook whistleblower is willing to testify before Congress (New York Post)

  • NBA team bans star player Kyrie Irving until he gets vaccine (Fox News)

Closing Arguments

  • Policy: When unemployment begets unemployment (National Review)

  • Policy: America’s inflation problem won’t be solved by ignoring it (1945)

  • Humor: Gavin Newsom takes dip in Pacific Ocean causing massive oil slick (Babylon Bee)

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