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Jordan Candler / October 22, 2021

Friday Executive News Summary

Biden’s town hall, Garland’s testimony, Steven Bannon in contempt, and more.

Joe’s Town Hall

  • President Biden pushes back against the problematic Joe Manchin, says he doesn’t think people need to work to get the expanded child tax credit (Insider)

  • Flip-flopper-in-chief says he’s open to altering and/or eliminating the filibuster (The Hill)

  • Biden says police officers and first responders should be fired for refusing jab exercising individual liberty (Fox News)

  • Friendly fire fact-check: Biden overstates his record on COVID vaccine (AP)

Politics

  • Merrick Garland grilled on Loudoun County case, says he “doesn’t know” about alleged hellacious assault by boy in girls’ bathroom (Daily Wire)

  • “I’m comfortable with zero”: Joe Manchin reportedly willing to tank reconciliation to avoid overspending (Daily Caller)

  • Scranton Joe keeps telling bizarre Amtrak story that was already debunked (Fox News)

  • House votes to hold Steve Bannon in contempt of Congress (New York Post) | The nine Republicans who caved (The Hill)

  • Federal Reserve imposes new restrictions on investments after trading controversy (NPR)

Security

  • The buck stops… NIH admits to funding gain-of-function research in Wuhan but disingenuously blames EcoHealth for violating reporting requirements (National Review) | Remembering those journalists who helped cover for Anthony Fauci’s misdirection (National Review)

  • Afghan placed in Montana by Biden administration charged with raping teen (Daily Wire)

Health

  • CDC approves Moderna and J&J COVID vaccine boosters, allowing people to mix-and-match shots (CNBC)

  • Once again, COVID hospitalizations are increasing in the North, declining in the South (National Review)

  • Pfizer says COVID vaccine more than 90% effective in kids (who still don’t need it) (AP)

Heartland

  • Bunch of liars: Email from Loudoun County superintendent alerted school board on day of bathroom assault (WTOP)

  • Man who allegedly dressed as woman charged with child porn, reportedly used pen cameras laced into sneakers (Daily Wire)

  • “We’re hiring”: Indiana invites Chicago cops to move to state (Daily Wire)

  • 🎵 All I want for Christmas is freedom 🎵: Biden’s vaccine mandate has cargo giants in a pre-holiday panic (Politico)

Notables

  • Celtics games no longer airing in China after Enes Kanter posts pro-Tibet video on social media (CBS)

  • FBI identifies human remains as belonging to Brian Laundrie (Washington Examiner)

  • Actor Alec Baldwin discharges prop gun on movie set, killing one and injuring another (Daily Wire)

Closing Arguments

  • Policy: What is the root cause of our supply chain problems? (Daily Signal)

  • Policy: The U.S. must defend Taiwan’s independence (Daily Signal)

  • Humor: Sad: Supply chain issues prevent teen farmer from picking up power converters at Tosche Station (Babylon Bee)

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