Morning Greatness: Expanding Afghanistan Troop Presence Beyond August is Under Discussion

Good Monday morning.

Here is what’s on 46 schedule today:

  • 9:30am President receives his daily brief
  • 10am The President meets with his national security team to hear intelligence, security, and diplomatic updates on the evolving situation in Afghanistan
  • 2pm Press Briefing by Press Secretary Jen Psaki
  • 3:30am The President welcomes the Seattle Storm to the White House to honor the team for their 2020 WNBA Championship by 9:00 am

46:
Biden: Troop extension in Afghanistan beyond Aug. 31 under discussion
Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin says US will look for every way possible to get people to Kabul airport
Deadly shooting at Kabul airport’s north gate, German military says
Biden urges Taliban to provide for ‘well being’ of Afghans
Biden says access around Kabul airport has expanded
3 in 4 say removal of US troops from Afghanistan has gone badly: poll
CBS reporter instructs WH staff to show Biden the poll about his job approval falling
Biden Laughs, Says He Hasn’t Seen New Poll That Found Majority Of Americans No Longer See The President As ‘Competent, Focused Or Effective’
Senate Republican: ‘We want to welcome Afghan evacuees who are fully vetted’
Liberal Lawyer Freed Taliban Commando on Frontlines of Kabul Surge
Fox News rescues Afghan colleagues and their families from Kabul
Afghanistan VP tells Lara Logan al Qaeda and the Taliban are like Coke and Pepsi
Ex-CIA director compares Trump supporters to the Taliban

Civil unrest:
Antifa members throw explosives, disperse chemical spray in violent Portland riots

Coronavirus news:
Full Covid-19 vaccine approval won’t just boost confidence. It’ll likely lead to new business requirements, surgeon general says
Australian rescue dogs shot dead over COVID-19 restrictions
Jesse Jackson and wife remain under observation for Covid
Maryland governor says he got booster shot of COVID-19 vaccine
Chinese Embassy Calls For WHO Investigation of U.S. Lab
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott now testing negative for COVID-19

Other morsels:
Flash flood in Tennessee leaves at least 22 dead, including baby twins ripped from dad’s arms
Harvey Weinstein to be arraigned for previously dismissed sexual assault charge
Elder shakes up recall campaign team
9 of 10 fastest growing districts repped by Republicans, Census data shows

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.

Photo: A boy carries Taliban flags to sell in the Karte Mamorin area of Kabul on August 22, 2021. (Photo by Hoshang Hashimi / AFP) (Photo by HOSHANG HASHIMI/AFP via Getty Images)

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