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Biden to speak on inflation, try to turn the tables on Republicans – The Washington Post

Today, President Biden declared that fighting inflation is his top domestic priority and said he understands Americans’ frustration over high prices. Biden used a speech from the White House to address an issue that has become a major political liability for him. At the same time, he sought to draw contrasts with his Republican critics, noting the economic policies he is pushing while arguing that Republicans have no viable plan on inflation.

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Meanwhile, voters in Nebraska and West Virginia head to the polls on Tuesday. A couple of Republican primaries will offer more tests of former president Donald Trump’s sway over GOP voters. That includes the governor’s race in Nebraska, where Trump is backing a candidate accused of sexual misconduct by multiple women.

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  • 11:30 a.m. Eastern: Biden delivered remarks on inflation from the White House. Watch coverage here.
  • 12 p.m. Eastern: Sens. Lindsey O. Graham (R-S.C.) and Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) held a news conference calling on the Biden administration to designate Russia as a state sponsor of terrorism. Watch coverage here.
  • 2 p.m. Eastern: Biden holds a meeting with Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi at the White House.
  • 2:30 p.m. Eastern: White House press secretary Jen Psaki briefs reporters. Watch live coverage here.

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