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Jordan Candler / October 18, 2021

Monday Executive News Summary

Interior Department “insurrection,” Biden’s energy crisis, Psaki’s Hatch Act complaint, and more.

Top of the Fold

  • Climate protesters just tried to take over a federal building in Washington, which is an “insurrection” under the new rules … right? (Not the Bee)

  • Lack of self-awareness: Joe Biden begs industry he’s pledged to destroy to rescue nation from looming energy crisis (The Federalist)

Politics

  • Joe Manchin is demanding child tax credit come with a work requirement and income cap around $60,000 (Insider)

  • Watchdog group files Hatch Act complaint against Jen Psaki for promoting Terry McAuliffe (Washington Examiner)

  • Christopher Steele defends bogus anti-Trump Russia dossier (Axios)

  • FCC acting chairwoman on way out because she’s not leftist enough (Washington Examiner)

  • Two conservatives resign from Biden’s pointless Supreme Court commission (The Hill)

Security

  • Haiti gang kidnaps American missionary group, including children (Fox News)

  • U.S. regains seat on UN “Human Rights” Council, reversing Trump’s wise withdrawal (Washington Post)

  • Obama’s Defense Secretary Robert Gates: Biden has “gotten a lot wrong,” “Trump got it right” on China (Daily Wire)

  • Brave Marine who criticized Afghanistan withdrawal sentenced to reprimand, forfeiture of $5,000 in pay (Fox News)

  • “No idea how they did this”: U.S. officials sound alarm on stunning Chinese hypersonic missile test (Daily Wire)

Health

  • “Power given is seldom returned”: ESPN reporter leaving network over vaccine mandate (Daily Wire)

  • Defense Department could make unvaxxed Navy SEALs pay for their training (Daily Wire)

“Social Justice”

  • YouTube oligarchs suspend Steven Crowder for transgender “hate speech” (Washington Examiner)

  • Woke Superman’s finished with “American Way.” Now it’s “A Better Tomorrow.” (Daily Wire)

Heartland

  • Loudoun County far-left school board member resigns (Daily Wire)

  • Head of largest California union arrested on grand theft, tax fraud charges (Times of San Diego)

  • The Golden Grifter State: “Trained Marxist” BLM cofounder appointed as a Los Angeles County commissioner (Daily Wire)

  • Texas Senate passes commonsense bill requiring students to play on sports teams corresponding with biological sex (Fox News)

  • Assailant pleads guilty in Parkland school shooting (ABC News)

Notables

  • Colin Powell, former general and secretary of state, dead at 84 (New York Post)

  • Double standards: Bidens caught violating DC mask mandate at posh Georgetown restaurant (Fox News)

  • UK lawmaker stabbed to death while meeting with constituents (AP)

Closing Arguments

  • Policy: Biden’s taxes hit Americans at the top and bottom (Heritage Foundation)

  • Policy: Childcare entitlement will send federal costs skyrocketing (RealClearPolicy)

  • Humor: Due to supply shortages, husbands may need to begin shopping for Christmas presents prior to December 24 this year (Babylon Bee)

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