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Executive Summary:

  • We have a full review of the shock announcement from Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) on the reconciliation bill once known as Build Back Better.
  • Senate Republicans may have reason to feel aggrieved as they appeared to have been outmaneuvered by Schumer and Manchin.
  • President Biden will seek to diffuse tensions over Taiwan in a call with his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping today.
  • Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov will hold their first call since the war in Ukraine began, "in the coming days."
  • Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdollahian again says that Tehran remains open to JCPOA negotiations.
  • US Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin told a Defense Ministerial in Brazil that China is undermining the stability of the region.
  • Poll of the Day: Independents are more likely to blame Trump for Capitol riot since the January 6 Committee hearings.

Please find the full article attached below:

MNI POLITICAL RISK ANALYSIS – US Daily Brief 28-07-22 .pdf

Chart 1: Share of voters who say former President Donald Trump was at least somewhat responsible for the events that led to the January 6 Capitol Attack

Morning Consult/Politico

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