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Giuliani met with Jan. 6 committee for 9 hours: reports

Rudy Giuliani, who served as a personal lawyer for former President Trump, met with members of the House select committee investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol riot for 9 hours, according to reports from CNN and NBC News. Two sources told CNN that Giuliani appeared virtually to the committee for a deposition Friday that lasted over…

Harris urges the AAPI community to fight hate with votes

Story at a glance The vice president on Friday headlined an event hosted by the AAPI Victory Fund, a political group that rallies Asian American and Pacific Islanders to vote. The event marked AAPI Heritage Month and the one-year anniversary of the COVID-19 Hate Crimes Act that was signed into law by President Biden. Harris…

Biden names John Kirby as NSC coordinator for strategic communications

President Biden on Friday named John Kirby as the new National Security Council coordinator for strategic communications at the White House. “John Kirby is uniquely qualified for this position, and I look forward to bringing his background, knowledge, and experience to the White House,” Biden wrote in a statement. Kirby is currently the assistant to…

UN ambassador: Global food shortages have reached level 10

U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Linda Thomas-Greenfield said Friday that global food shortages due to the Russia-Ukraine conflict have reached the highest level of alarm. “I can tell you on a scale of one to 10, I’m probably at the 10 level of alarm, because this crisis has exacerbated what is already a serious…

On The Money — Prices remain high while stocks sink

Food prices could increase even more amid international export bans. We’ll also look at this week’s stock market carnage, IRS changes and the continued push for action on student loans. But first, learn more about how Europe and Russia are escalating their energy showdown amid soaring oil prices. Welcome to On The Money, your nightly guide to…

Energy & Environment — Intercontinental energy fight heats up

Russia, Europe escalate energy showdown  Russia and the West are engaging in an escalating energy sparring match as European countries seek to limit their dependence on the Kremlin because of its invasion of Ukraine. The latest development, on Friday, came as it was announced that Russia will cut off natural gas to Finland. Previously, members…

Providers of single-family rental homes are an important part of America’s housing ecosystem

President Biden’s release this week of a “Housing Supply Action Plan” represents a commendable effort to bring much needed quality, affordably-priced housing to communities throughout the country. In taking steps to “ease the burden of housing costs over time” the administration has presented a legitimate framework to address the supply constraints that have been at…

Health Care — Democrats ramp up pressure over COVID impasse

Harry Styles just dropped his third solo album, and you can listen to the entire thing here. Today in health care, Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) is facing growing pressure to bring COVID relief funds up for a vote. And tonight, a judge blocked the lifting of border restrictions that have been caught up in the COVID funding…