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Executive Summary:

  • President Biden is working remotely following a second positive COVID-19 test.
  • The Senate is expected to take up the Schumer-Manchin Inflation Reduction Act later this week but Republicans aren't convinced the bill is over the line yet.
  • The White House appears in a "lose-lose" situation as Taiwan looms over House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's (D-CA) CODEL to Asia.
  • US Secretary of State Antony Blinken warned of consequences to annexations of Ukrainian territory in a call with his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov.
  • The US-Japan Economic Consultative Committee (EIPC) was "a resounding success," according to a joint statement.
  • This week, Blinken will try to convince "Bongbong" Marcos to keep the Philippines within the US orbit.
  • Poll of the Vote: Apathy amongst young voters might scupper the Democrats' midterm recovery.

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MNI POLITICAL RISK ANALYSIS – US Daily Brief 01-08-22 .pdf

Source: CBS

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