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MNI POLITICAL RISK - Pressure On Johnson After Navalny's Death

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  • The White House is increasing pressure on House Speaker Mike Johnson (R-LA) to permit a floor vote on the Senate-passed USD$95 billion foreign aid package after the death of Russian opposition figure Alexei Navalny and a major battlefield victory for Moscow.
  • According to Lebanese and Iraqi officials, Iran is privately urging Hezbollah and its other proxies in the Middle East to exercise restraint against US forces.
  • Former South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley intends to continue her campaign for the Republican presidential nomination despite likely heading for another heavy defeat to former President Donald Trump at Saturday’s primary election in her home state.
  • Trump has been slapped with a USD$355 billion penalty and barred him from running a business in New York state for three years, bringing total penalties issued against Trump to USD$443 billion.
  • The Biden administration has announced the first major CHIPS and Science Act award for the semi-conductor industry, pledging USD$1.5 billion in grants to GlobalFoundries.
  • Poll of the Day: 74% of Americans view the war in Ukraine as important to US national interests.
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  • The White House is increasing pressure on House Speaker Mike Johnson (R-LA) to permit a floor vote on the Senate-passed USD$95 billion foreign aid package after the death of Russian opposition figure Alexei Navalny and a major battlefield victory for Moscow.
  • According to Lebanese and Iraqi officials, Iran is privately urging Hezbollah and its other proxies in the Middle East to exercise restraint against US forces.
  • Former South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley intends to continue her campaign for the Republican presidential nomination despite likely heading for another heavy defeat to former President Donald Trump at Saturday’s primary election in her home state.
  • Trump has been slapped with a USD$355 billion penalty and barred him from running a business in New York state for three years, bringing total penalties issued against Trump to USD$443 billion.
  • The Biden administration has announced the first major CHIPS and Science Act award for the semi-conductor industry, pledging USD$1.5 billion in grants to GlobalFoundries.
  • Poll of the Day: 74% of Americans view the war in Ukraine as important to US national interests.
Full article: US Daily Brief