Morning Greatness: McCarthy Says He Won’t Drop Out of Speaker’s Race

Good Wednesday morning.

Here is what’s on 46 agenda today:

8am: The President receives the Presidential Daily Briefing

12:45pm: The President delivers remarks on how his economic plan is rebuilding our infrastructure, creating good-paying jobs that don’t require a four-year degree, and revitalizing communities left behind in Hebron, Kentucky



McCarthy says he won’t drop out of race for speaker
Rep. Jordan: ‘No’ chance I become speaker
GOP Rep. Bob Good says McCarthy opponents will ‘never cave’
McCarthy falls short in third House speaker vote as Jordan gains momentum
GOP speaker defectors rally around Jordan in second ballot
McConnell still ‘pulling’ for McCarthy amid speaker struggles
FDA says it will greenlight pharmacies to fill prescriptions for abortion pill
Incoming California congressman to be sworn in on Superman comic
Lauren Boebert plays coy on carrying gun after House detectors gone
‘Long Past Time’: Source Behind SCOTUS’ Dobbs Leak Still A Mystery 8 Months Later
Biden Will Not Attend Funeral Of Pope Benedict ‘In Line With The Wishes Of The Vatican’
Biden Renominates Board Member at Anti-Israel Group to Small Business Administration
These senators face the most trouble getting re-elected in 2024

Twitter files:
Twitter Files: Rep. Adam Schiff’s office requested tech giant to suspend accounts
Adam Schiff’s Office Asked Twitter To Ban Investigative Journalist, Docs Show
State Department Reportedly Flagged Twitter Accounts For Pushing Lab Leak Theory, Docs Show

Civil unrest:
Missouri executes transgender woman for 2003 murder of girlfriend
California Tech CEO Arrested For Allegedly Peeping In Women’s Bathroom
Glenn Youngkin Asks Virginia AG To Investigate Prestigious School That Reportedly Withheld Merit Awards From Students
LA County to pay $20M for Black family’s seized land
Covid patients overwhelm Chinese hospitals
Keeping track of all of NY Rep.-elect George Santos’ lies
Florida burglars call 911 to get help moving stuff: sheriff
US Virgin Islands fires attorney general in Epstein cases
Sam Bankman-Fried pleads not guilty in charges stemming from FTX collapse
At least 70% of Shanghai’s 25M residents infected with COVID, doctor fears

Other morsels:
US News to change ranking system after law schools’ boycott
Apple has lost $1 trillion in market value in a year
DeSantis calls Florida ‘land of sanity,’ slams Biden policies in his inaugural address
Fans raise more than $4 million for Damar Hamlin’s toy drive
NFL Announces Fate Of Cancelled Monday Night Game
TikTok’s Chinese Parent Company Fires Hundreds in Mass Layoff
Ron DeSantis takes a shot at ‘floundering’ DC in inauguration speech
Europe’s hot mess response to China’s Covid surge

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



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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 - JANUARY 03: U.S. House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) reacts as Representatives cast their votes for Speaker of the House on the first day of the 118th Congress in the House Chamber of the U.S. Capitol Building on January 03, 2023 in Washington, DC. Today members of the 118th Congress will be sworn-in and the House of Representatives will elect a new Speaker of the House. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)