Wednesday Executive News Summary

Another pro-impeachment Republican bites the dust, Biden signs semiconductor bill, Afghan immigrant a suspected serial killer of Muslim men, and more.

Top of the Fold

  • Another pro-impeachment Republican bites the dust: In Washington State’s jungle primary, former Green Beret Joe Kent bested Republican incumbent Representative Jaime Herrera Beutler. In doing so, he eliminated yet another of the 10 House Republicans who voted in favor of impeaching Donald Trump (the second time). Kent welcomed Trump’s endorsement by calling it the “most powerful endorsement in the country” and the “gold standard” for conservative politicians. It would appear that, at least in Kent’s case, his observation was correct. However, Beutler’s fellow Evergreen State GOP impeachment supporter, Dan Newhouse, was able to fend off his Trump-endorsed challenger to win his primary contest. Meanwhile, moving east to Minnesota, a Democrat House race came down to the wire, as far-leftist firebrand, anti-Semite, and Squad member Ilan Omar squeaked by her primary opponent, Don Samuels. The vote came down to a spread of 50.39% to 48.15%, with Samuels conceding late Tuesday evening but offering a warning to Omar that the closeness of the race indicated that constituents aren’t happy with how she “has proven to be a divisive force in Congress,” and her anti-police stance shows that “she’s been out of touch with voters.”

  • Biden signs semiconductor bill: On Tuesday, Joe Biden signed the Chips and Science Act, which allocates $200 billion in spending for domestic production of semiconductor computer chips. The bill passed with bipartisan support in both chambers of Congress last month. In signing the bill, Biden stated: “American manufacturing is the backbone of our economy, and it was hollowed out. We let semiconductor manufacturing go overseas, and as a result, today, we barely produce 10% of semiconductors, despite being a leader in chip design, as well as research.” While the price tag of the bill is significant, the need for the U.S. to significantly increase domestic production of semiconductors has been exposed by both the COVID pandemic-induced global supply-chain issues as well as China’s increasingly aggressive stance toward Taiwan, which currently provides the lion’s share of semiconductors America depends upon.

  • Arrested Afghan immigrant a suspected serial killer of Muslim men: A 51-year-old Afghan immigrant has been arrested in Albuquerque, New Mexico, following a string of killings that targeted members of the city’s Muslim community. Muhammad Syed has been charged in two murders and is the “primary suspect” in two other killings. All of the victims were Muslim men who had immigrated to the U.S. One was from Afghanistan and the three others were from Pakistan. Investigators said Syed had a “possible personal relationship” with the first victim, who was killed last November, although he has yet to be charged for that crime. As the number of killings mounted over the past few months, fears grew within Albuquerque’s Muslim community that a serial killer was targeting Muslims. A Republican candidate for the state House, Khalid Emshadi, who is a Muslim, canceled a campaign event last week over the growing fear that “something bad is going to happen.” A Muslim community activist within the city, Samia Assed, pointed out a sad irony: “These are young men who come to America for the peace of mind of just living a life and not having to worry about the issues that they left back home.” Prior to the arrest, Joe Biden weighed in on the murders by insinuating that hatred of Muslims was the motive behind the killings: “I am angered and saddened by the horrific killings of four Muslim men in Albuquerque. While we await a full investigation, my prayers are with the victims’ families, and my Administration stands strongly with the Muslim community. These hateful attacks have no place in America.” Now with a suspect arrested who is a member of that very community, it’s obvious that Biden’s lobbing the hate-crime grenade before any real information was known only served to incite divisiveness. Never mind the fact that Biden has been mum on spiking murder rates in Democrat-run cities.

Headlines

  • Inflation climbed 8.5% in July as prices cool but remain near record high (Fox Business)

  • Home listings surge at record rate as housing market starts to cool (Fox Business)

  • U.S. labor productivity suffers biggest crash ever recorded, labor costs soar most since 1982 (Breitbart)

  • FBI confiscates cell phone of Republican Congressman Scott Perry (Daily Wire)

  • Judge who repped Epstein cronies reportedly signed off on Trump raid (Daily Wire) | Four key questions after FBI raids Trump’s home (Daily Signal)

  • Federal appeals court rules Congress can go after Trump’s tax returns (Daily Wire)

  • Nearly 8 in 10 Americans believe U.S. has a two-tiered justice system (Daily Wire)

  • Most electric vehicles won’t qualify for federal tax credit (AP)

  • Remember when ObamaCare was supposed to solve all our healthcare problems? “Medical deserts” strand millions without access to life-saving healthcare (Washington Examiner)

  • With 87,000 new workers, here’s who the IRS may target for audits (CNBC)

  • Police officers are ditching the job at a rate “never seen before” (Fox News)

  • Construction executive Tim Michels wins Wisconsin governor primary (Daily Wire)

  • New York will use different term for “inmates” to “reduce harmful stigma” (Fox News)

  • California judge strikes down San Francisco law allowing noncitizens to vote in school board elections (Townhall)

  • Policy: Medical deserts: What they are, where they are, and who they affect (Washington Examiner)

  • Humor: Fourteen things the FBI found in Donald Trump’s safe (Babylon Bee)

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