The Morning Dispatch: What’s Next for Build Back Better?

Happy Monday! We at The Dispatch tend to favor pumping the brakes on the populist passions of the mob, but we do not begrudge the crowds chanting “Fire Nagy” throughout Chicago yesterday one bit.

Quick Hits: Today’s Top Stories

  • All adults over the age of 18 are now eligible to receive Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna COVID-19 booster shots six months after their second dose. The Food and Drug Administration amended the two vaccines’ emergency use authorizations on Friday, and the Centers for Disease Control formally recommended the booster shots shortly thereafter.

  • President Joe Biden—who turned 79 over the weekend—underwent a physical exam on Friday, with his primary care physician deeming him “fit to successfully execute the duties of the Presidency.” Biden’s doctor said the president is currently being treated for atrial fibrillation, hyperlipidemia, gastroesophageal reflux, seasonal allergies, and a stiffened gait.

  • Abdalla Hamdok—the Sudanese prime minister ousted in last month’s coup—was reinstated atop the country’s civilian government after reaching an agreement with military leader Gen. Abdel Fattah al-Burhan over the weekend. Hamdok said he signed the agreement to bring an end to the protests and violence that have resulted in dozens of deaths in recent weeks, but protesters—who view any deal with the military as a betrayal—remained in the street on Sunday.

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