Morning Greatness: Birx Traveled for Thanksgiving After Warning Americans Against Family Holidays

Good Monday morning.

Here is what’s on the president’s agenda today:

  • The president has no public events scheduled.


Oh. Birx traveled to Delaware vacation property with family after warning of holiday gatherings
COVID-19 relief package: $600 stimulus checks, $300 bonus for federal unemployment benefits in new deal
Here’s what’s in the second stimulus package

Election news:
Trump’s talk of martial law sends White House staffers rushing to the press
Former DNI Grenell ‘very concerned’ over Biden admin’s reported ties to China: They’ve ‘been playing us’
Trump campaign takes fight over Penn. election, ballot laws to Supreme Court
Of course. Biden spokeswoman says AG candidates won’t be asked about Hunter Biden
John Barrasso: Confirmations for Biden nominees ‘not going to be a garden party
Oh FFS. Chris Wallace defends Jill Biden: No one ‘made a fuss’ over calling Martin Luther King Jr. a ‘doctor’
Progressives Push Biden to Tap Foreign Policy Experts With Deep Koch, Soros Ties

Coronavirus update:
Older adults and ‘frontline essential workers,’ CDC advisers recommend
Why is Congress getting the vax before the filthy casuals? AOC gets coronavirus vaccine on social media, as Congress begins to receive Pfizer injections
First Moderna COVID-19 vaccines roll out of distribution center in Mississippi
Business Owners Speak Out Against PA Gov. Tom Wolf’s Lockdown Restrictions
Brett Giroir: Trump Taking Vaccine Would ‘Generate More Confidence’
New COVID-19 ‘Mutation’ In UK Prompts Several Countries To Ban Travel
Surgeon general: Immigration status should not be barrier to receiving COVID-19 vaccine
Pressley: Prison Inmates Should Receive First Coronavirus Vaccines
Overdoses Kill 621 in San Francisco Thus Far in 2020; Coronavirus Kills 173
NOPE. Andrew Yang Calls for ‘Barcode’ to Prove Coronavirus Vaccination
Russian scientist working on COVID-19 vaccine plummets to death in St. Petersburg
Apple is temporarily closing all California stores, a dozen more around U.S. amid COVID-19 surges

Protests/riots/Black Lives Matter/crime:
George Floyd Trial Will Be Livestreamed After Judge Upholds Decision
Kansas City Star apologizes for its coverage of Black people

Other morsels:
US to announce new criminal charges Monday in Pan Am terrorist bombing
Congress passes one-day stopgap bill ahead of shutdown deadline
Hungarian opposition unites in bid to unseat Viktor Orbán
‘A shining moment’: Congress agrees to restore Medicaid for Pacific Islanders
Scorching heat leading to record migrant border deaths in Arizona
Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp draws anger and mockery after attending White House Christmas party amid Trump attacks
McCarthy after FBI briefing: ‘No way’ Swalwell should serve on intel committee
Rockets fired at Baghdad Green Zone in ‘terrorist act,’ Iraq says
Top Intelligence Democrat accuses Russia of cyber hack that resulted in ‘big haul’
Report: Social media manipulation affects even US senators

And that’s all I’ve got, now go beat back the angry mob!

About Liz Sheld

Liz Sheld is the senior news editor at American Greatness. She is a veteran political strategist and pollster who has worked on campaigns and public interest affairs. Liz has written at Breitbart and The Federalist, as well as at PJ Media, where she wrote "The Morning Briefing." In her spare time, she shoots sporting clays and watches documentaries.

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