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MNI POLITICAL RISK - Spkr Johnson Opens Door For Ukraine Aid

Executive Summary:

  • President Biden yesterday thanked Middle Eastern leaders “for their commitment” to the process which allowed for an extension of the Israel-Hamas truce .
  • Israeli Defense Forces officials met with Senate Democrats yesterday amid concern amongst progressives about Israel's operations in Gaza.
  • House Speaker Mike Johnson (R-LA) indicated yesterday that he will bring Ukraine aid to the House floor if he is sufficiently satisfied with the US-Mexico border agreement under negotiation in the Senate.
  • President Biden has announced new measures designed to bolster supply chains and tackle inflation.
  • A vote to expel Republican Rep George Santos (R-NY) from Congress is expected by Thursday at the latest.
  • Democrat strategists have revived a successful line of attack after former President Donald Trump said over the weekend he would "never give up" on repealing the Affordable Care Act.
  • Aides say President Biden will not attend the COP28 climate summit as he, "is consumed by other global crises."
  • Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin are both in Brussels for the first NATO foreign ministers’ meeting since the NATO leaders’ summit in Vilnius in July.
  • Argentina president-elect Javier Milei will meet today with White House National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan as he continues a tour of Washington ahead of his December 10 inauguration.
  • Poll of the Day: The US-German relationship remains strong but strain may emerge due to differing views on China.

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