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MNI POLITICAL RISK - White House Set For Pivot To The Economy

  • Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) yesterday downplayed comments he made at a private meeting on Wednesday which appeared to suggest that former president Donald Trump’s political priorities for 2024 could undermine negotiations on border security.
  • The White House appears set for a pivot to the economy after yesterday’s ‘blockbuster’ GDP report provided more evidence that the US can avoid recession and stick a soft landing.
  • CIA Director William Burns has been dispatched to Europe for a meeting with Israeli, Egyptian, and Qatari officials to discuss a major deal which could see hostages exchanged in return for an extended ceasefire between Israel and Hamas.
  • The Biden administration is enacting a pause on the approval of new LNG exports. As the measures affect only unpermitted projects, and aren’t slated to come online for years, the immediate effect to US LNG exports would be limited. The move suggests that Biden is plotting a return to some of the policy positions - derailed by the Russian invasion of Ukraine - which helped deliver the White House in 2020.
  • White House National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan will meet top Chinese diplomat Wang Yi today and tomorrow in Bangkok, Thailand with Red Sea security likely on the agenda.
  • President Biden will host Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida at the White House for a State Dinner on April 10.
  • US officials have warned of growing tensions on the Korean Peninsula.
  • Poll of the Day: Americans' views on the economy are showing signs of improvement.
Full article: US Daily Brief

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