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Executive Summary:

  • President Biden will on Wednesday hold his first in-person meeting with House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) since his elevation to the office of Speaker earlier this month.
  • The Republican National Committee on Saturday re-elected Ronna McDaniel to a fourth term as chair after an acrimonious campaign by right-wing candidate Harmeet Dhillon.
  • Florida Governor Ron DeSantis (R-FL) has made preliminary moves appearing to prepare the ground for a 2024 presidential bid.
  • The Netherlands and Japan have agreed to comply with US export controls to China after a series of key meetings over the last month.
  • US General Mike Minihan, head of the US Air Mobility Command, has warned of an impending war with China in a letter to 110,000 US troops under his command.
  • US Secretary of State Antony Blinken told reporters in Cairo, Egypt on Sunday that “everything is on the table,” when it comes to preventing Iran acquiring a nuclear weapon.
  • Poll of the Day: Government has replaced inflation as the most important problem facing the country.

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