Morning Greatness: House Passes $1.5T Budget After Pelosi Cuts Coronavirus Aid

Good Thursday morning.

Here is what’s on 46 agenda today:

  • 9:30am: The President receives the President’s Daily Brief
  • 10am: The President holds a phone call with President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan of Turkey to discuss the latest developments regarding Russia and Ukraine
  • 1:40pm: The President participates in a bilateral meeting with His Excellency Iván Duque Márquez, President of the Republic of Colombia, to celebrate 200 years of positive diplomatic relations and consult on a range of regional and global issues of mutual interest
  • 7:15pm: The President delivers remarks to Democratic National Committee members at their Winter Meeting


House votes to sanction Russia, ban energy imports over Ukraine invasion
Media companies launch tech workarounds to bypass Russia’s restrictions
Pentagon again rejects Poland’s plan to make US provide Ukraine fighter jets
Russia confirms use of thermobaric ‘vacuum bombs’ in Ukraine, UK says
Psaki: ‘Be on lookout’ for Russia to use chemical, bioweapons in Ukraine
White House warns that Russia could use chemical weapons in Ukraine
Zelensky has survived ‘more than a dozen’ assassination attempts, aide says
Hungary has become the EU home of Kremlin talking points
US rejects Polish proposal to transfer MiG-29 planes to Ukraine, calls move ‘high-risk’
Sean Penn calls on US, Poland to supply Ukraine with jets amid war
China’s promotion of Russian disinformation indicates where its loyalties lie
Mariupol children’s hospital destroyed in targeted attack, Ukrainian officials say

House passes $1.5 trillion spending plan: Ukraine aid in, COVID funding out
Calls to suspend gas taxes across U.S. grow as prices surge
Kamala Harris finds herself center stage of the Ukraine crisis
Pelosi Kills Billions In COVID-19 Spending Due To Democratic Civil War
As Democrats try to unify, a messy spending fight leaves emotions raw
Manchin has ‘positive’ meeting with Biden’s Supreme Court nominee
Finger-pointing ensues after Congress fails to extend universal school meals

Civil unrest:
RNC to sue Jan. 6 committee over Salesforce subpoena
Florida House passes bill creating election police force
DC police officer’s suicide days after Jan. 6 riot ruled line-of-duty death
ADL Cooks Books To Conceal Black Nationalist Violence
Jussie Smollett scheduled to be sentenced for hate crime hoax
New York McDonald’s Employee Stabbed Repeatedly While On The Job, Suspect On The Run
Drag Queen Who Says Biden Is a ‘Senile’ ‘White Supremacist’ Scheduled To Perform at Dem Retreat
Fortune 500 Company Hosts Trans Activist for ‘International Women’s Day’ Talk
Texas State Bar refers Sidney Powell to judge for discipline over efforts to overturn election
Texas court tosses appeal of order halting investigations of trans teens
Georgia Senate Dems Who Voted Against School Choice Bill Sent Their Kids To Private Schools
DeSantis agrees to meet with Disney CEO amid ‘Don’t Say Gay’ fallout
Federal judge to personally review 111 documents former Trump attorney John Eastman wants to keep secret
Stephen Miller sues to block January 6 committee’s subpoena for his phone records

Coronavirus news:
Young students have suffered ‘alarming’ drops in reading skills during pandemic

Other morsels:
How South Korea’s new president could shake up the region
Giant spiders are invading the East Coast
Jeff Zucker paid $5 million bonus in CNN exit deal: report

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: WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 9: Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) speaks during her weekly news conference on Capitol Hill March 9, 2022 in Washington, DC. House Democratic leaders are removing emergency spending for COVID-19 response in the $1.5 trillion government funding package after opposition from rank and file lawmakers. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

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