Morning Greatness: House Passes Bill to Nix Normal Trade Relations with Russia, Belarus

Good Friday morning.

Here is what’s on 46 agenda today:

  • 9am: The President speaks with His Excellency Xi Jinping, President of the People’s Republic of China
  • 11:am: The President receives the President’s Daily Brief
  • 1:30pm: The President meets with researchers and patients to discuss ARPA-H, a new cutting-edge health research agency that will accelerate progress on curing cancer and other health innovations

Russia/Ukraine:
House passes bill to end normal trade relations with Russia and Belarus
Biden says US is open to help Ukrainian refugees
The influencers behind the Ukrainian PR machine
GOP Moves To Bar Biden Admin From Lifting Iran Sanctions That Would Expand Russia’s War Machine
Leaders call for probe into heavy civilian casualties in Ukraine
Republican senators introduce bill to ban Russian uranium imports
US concerned about China weighing help to Russia
Comedy Starring Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy Returns To Netflix
Biden calls Putin a ‘pure thug’ and ‘murderous dictator,’ doesn’t repeat ‘war criminal’ charge
Nancy Pelosi gets eye rolls for reading poem by Bono comparing Zelensky to St. Patrick
The art world responds to Russian invasion of Ukraine by canceling shows and cutting ties
Thick smoke over Kharkiv after shelling hits giant market
Russian government websites face “unprecedented” level of hacking

46:
Republicans hammer Democrats on inflation in midterms advertising
House progressives urge Biden to take slew of executive actions on immigration
Psaki dodges questions on past dismissal of Hunter Biden laptop as ‘Russian disinformation’
‘An Alarming Pattern’: Sen. Josh Hawley Questions Ketanji Brown Jackson’s Record On Child Porn Rulings
Biden takes flak for joke suggesting the Irish are dumb
White House sticking to Biden’s testing protocol despite Covid scares
Mark Ruffalo, Leonardo DiCaprio, Ben Stiller and more stars sign letter protesting Canada Gas Pipeline
IRS commissioner: Massive backlog of unprocessed returns to be eliminated by end of year

Civil unrest:
LOL. ‘Ghost guns’ showing up in school shootings, experts fear trend will get worse
Polls show Americans support FL education bill after ABC News poll declares unpopular when omitting key detail
Lia Thomas picks up victory in 500 free national championship
Judge takes unusual guilty plea from Capitol riot suspect
New York College To Host Convicted Cop Killer Jalil Muntaqim
Young Police Officer Dies, Another Wounded After Shootout With Suspect At Missouri Motel 6
Author Of 1619 Project Brings Her Own Book On Plane, Responds After Some People Mock Her
New Poll Is Bad News For A Left-Wing DA Facing Recall
San Francisco Mayor London Breed downplays crime in city as right wing media ‘noise’
2 killed, 2 injured in shooting on Florida transit bus

Coronavirus news:
WHO says global rise in COVID cases is ‘tip of the iceberg’
‘Let’s Just Go For A Bigger Chunk’: Pelosi Seeks $45 Billion More In COVID-19 Relief
Kansas Senate revives anti-vax, pro-ivermectin bill
Biden White House Says Vulnerable Senate Dems Are Playing ‘Politics’ on Pandemic Safety
More than 30 companies to start making Pfizer’s COVID pill
Moderna seeks FDA authorization for 4th dose of COVID shot
COVID cases predicted to rise in coming weeks because of new BA.2 variant
7 in 10 long COVID patients are dealing with memory and concentration problems
Xi Signals Strategy Tweak, Shenzhen Eases Lockdown

Other morsels:
Wisconsin dentist found guilty of breaking patients’ teeth so he could fix them in fraud scheme
China spies went after US Olympic figure skater Alysa Liu and father: Justice Dept.
Disney employees among 108 arrested in Florida human trafficking sting: police
N.C. investigators are probing Mark Meadows’ voter registration
Amazon closes $8.5B deal to acquire Hollywood studio MGM
U.S. antitrust enforcers won’t challenge Amazon’s MGM deal, dashing hopes of monopoly critics
Michigan AG: ‘Paxton is a walking hate crime’
Andrew Cuomo open to running for New York governor again
House Oversight Committee opens investigation into New Mexico 2020 election audit
Experts lay out a strategy for U.S. energy independence amid Ukraine war
6 dead after massive pileup on Missouri highway: report
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand ripped for nominating campaign donor to lifetime judgeship
Chris Cuomo is burning down CNN. And he’s taking Don Lemon with him.

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 17: U.S. President Joe Biden applauds for entertainers who performed during an event celebrating St. Patrick’s Day in the East Room of the White House March 17, 2022 in Washington, DC. Irish Prime Minister Micheál Martin was scheduled to attend the event before it was announced that he has tested positive for COVID. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

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