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Jordan Candler / October 20, 2021

Wednesday Executive News Summary

Dems abandon “free” college, IRS snooping pared back, border arrests at 35-year high, and more.


  • Democrats abandon “free” community college as White House warns reconciliation bill that costs $0 will shrink below $2 trillion (NBC News)

  • Democrats pare back Orwellian IRS bank reporting proposal (Politico)

  • January 6 committee recommends holding Steve Bannon in contempt (National Review)


  • Thanks to open borders, illegal immigration arrests hit 35-year high (National Review)

  • Facebook acknowledges that it allows messages on human smuggling (Washington Examiner)

  • FBI raids DC home of Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska (Washington Examiner)

  • “Rachel” Levine, openly “transgender” health official, sworn in as four-star admiral (Washington Post)


  • Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas tests positive for COVID (Yahoo)

  • White House rolls out unnecessary plan to vaccinate hardly-at-risk kids against COVID (NBC News)

  • San Francisco temporarily closes In-N-Out for not enforcing vaccine mandate. Restaurant fires back: “We refuse to become the vaccination police for any government.” (Daily Wire)

  • Chicago FOP president estimates more than 3,000 officers defying vaccine mandate (PJ Media)

  • New York City to require COVID vaccinations for all public employees (WSJ)

  • Southwest drops plan to put unvaccinated staff on unpaid leave starting in December (CNBC)

“Social Justice”

  • Parents fight segregation in Boston-area public schools (Boston Globe)

  • Netflix “transgender” employees walking out to protest Dave Chappelle special (PJ Media)

  • Climate scientist quits Berkeley over canceled speaker (PJ Media)


  • Record-breaking 100 ships anchored and waiting at Los Angeles and Long Beach ports (Breitbart)

  • Undermanned Portland police resort to traffic barrels to stop drive-bys as murders soar (Washington Examiner)

  • Significant decline in school enrollment for all age groups (Census.gov)


  • CNN goes first two weeks of October without any program reaching one million viewers (Fox News)

  • Terry McAuliffe shuts down interview and chides reporter for not asking “better questions” (Washington Examiner)

  • Long chain of failures left sailors unprepared to fight USS Bonhomme Richard fire, investigation finds (USNI)

Closing Arguments

  • Policy: Is the spike in federal revenue permanent? (AEI)

  • Policy: Ten reasons to cut debt (National Review)

  • Satire: Support for climate change skyrockets after computer models show it will flood California (Babylon Bee)

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