Jordan Candler / December 6, 2021

Monday Executive News Summary

Bob Dole dies, Chris Cuomo fired, Manchin’s friendly fire, and more.

Profiles of Valor

  • Bob Dole, war hero, senator, Republican mainstay, dies at 98 (Yahoo) | “Exemplified statesmanship”: Tributes pour in (Washington Examiner)

  • The last remaining officer from World War II’s “Band of Brothers” dies at 99 (Washington Examiner)

Politics

  • New Chris Cuomo sexual misconduct allegation emerged days before CNN firing (Fox News)

  • House’s Big Brother Democrats block GOP effort to codify parents’ bill of rights (Townhall)

  • Friendly fire: Joe Manchin backs GOP-led effort to overturn Biden’s vaccine mandate for private employers (Washington Times)

Security

  • What could possibly go wrong? Biden admin waives sanctions on Iran as nuclear talks restart (Free Beacon)

  • Russia planning massive military offensive against Ukraine involving 175,000 troops, U.S. intelligence warns (Washington Post)

  • China warns of “firm countermeasures” if U.S. stages diplomatic boycott of Beijing Olympics (The Hill)

  • Who’d a thunk it? Trust in U.S. military declines as worry over China rises (Breaking Defense)

  • State Department phones hacked with Israeli company spyware (Reuters)

  • Declassified CIA inspector general reports show a pattern of child sexual abuse and a repeated decision by federal prosecutors not to hold agency personnel accountable (BuzzFeed)

Heartland

  • Dumb and dumber: Oregon working to put indoor mask rule in place indefinitely (KATU 2)

  • GOP candidate declared winner in Virginia state House race; Republicans will gain control of chamber (Just the News)

  • Wisconsin’s anarchy-enabling Democrat governor vetoes five pro-life bills (Daily Wire)

  • Richmond iconoclasts removing Robert E. Lee statue (Fox News)

Notables

  • But panic, rubes! WHO says no one has yet died from Omicron variant despite the new COVID strain being spotted in 38 countries (Daily Mail)

  • NASA looking to build nuclear power generators on moon by 2030 (Washington Examiner)

Closing Arguments

  • Policy: America’s fentanyl crisis begins at the southern border (National Review)

  • Humor: Unemployment rate among Cuomo brothers rises to 100% (Babylon Bee)

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