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Jordan Candler / October 19, 2021

Tuesday Executive News Summary

IG probing Afghan debacle, two more Dems retire, attorneys general condemn DOJ, and more.

Security

  • State Department IG to probe Biden administration’s chaotic Afghanistan withdrawal (Fox News)

  • “I will share my thoughts in the coming days and weeks”: Top U.S. envoy to Afghanistan steps down (Washington Examiner)

  • Midnight runs: Biden secretly flying underage migrants into New York in the dead of night (New York Post)

  • Haiti kidnappers demand $17 million ransom for missionaries (BBC News)

  • North Korea fires two ballistic missiles into Sea of Japan (Fox News)

Politics

  • The writing is on the wall: House Democrat retirement rush continues with two new departures (Politico)

  • “Chill[ing] lawful dissent by parents”: 17 state AGs condemn DOJ targeting school board meetings (Daily Wire)

  • Supreme Court protects cops from lawsuits in two qualified immunity cases (Fox News)

Economy

  • China’s GDP slows to disappointing 4.9% in third quarter (The Hill)

  • U.S. careening into another recession as worried consumers flash warning signs (New York Post)

  • LA ports a ghost town much of the weekend despite President Biden’s goal to move cargo (Washington Examiner)

  • Climate backfire: Coal-fired power jumps as natural gas prices soar (Washington Times)

“Social Justice”

  • NYC commission votes unanimously to move Thomas Jefferson statue from city council chambers (ABC 7)

  • Federal judge rules University of North Carolina can continue race-based admissions (Fox News)

  • Rioters tear through Portland and cause $500K in damage; cops say new law restricting response leaves them powerless (Daily Wire)

Health

  • City leaders, police departments push back over impending COVID vaccine mandates (USA Today)

  • Nick Rolovich fired as Washington State football coach after refusing COVID vaccine (The Oregonian)

Notables

  • Jury selection moving slow in Ahmaud Arbery slaying trial (AP)

  • Ten absurdly wasteful items tucked into the Democrats’ $3.5 trillion tax-and-spend monstrosity (Daily Signal)

  • DOJ ignores Washington Post-prompted death threats against Waukesha, Wisconsin, school board member (The Federalist)

  • Silent disgrace: Where is the national media on abandoned Americans in Afghanistan? (Hot Air)

Belly Laugh of the Week

  • Monkey business: Enormous bronze Harambe statue appears on Wall Street (Daily Wire)

Closing Arguments

  • Policy: It’s time to transform the WTO (National Review)

  • Satire: Pete Buttigieg says he cannot come into work as he is on breastfeeding duty (Babylon Bee)

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