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Post Politics Now: Biden says inflation 'unacceptably high' but not as bad as it looks – The Washington Post

Today, President Biden acknowledged that inflation, documented in a new report showing prices soaring by 9.1 percent in June compared to a year ago, is “unacceptably high” — but he argued that the numbers are dated and don’t fully reflect more recent decreases in gas prices in July. Despite his pushback, Biden said in a statement that the issue of inflation — a clear liability for Democrats heading into the congressional midterms — is his top priority.

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Biden’s statement came at the outset of his first trip as president to Israel. During an arrival ceremony in Tel Aviv on Wednesday, Biden stressed his deep ties to the country stemming from his long political career as a U.S. senator and vice president and underscored his strong support for Israeli statehood, saying, “You need not be a Jew to be a Zionist.”

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  • 8:30 a.m. Eastern: Biden delivered remarks at an arrival ceremony in Tel Aviv. Watch here.
  • 9:20 a.m. Eastern: Biden received a briefing on Israel’s Iron Dome and Iron Beam Air defense systems in Tel Aviv.
  • 11 a.m. Eastern: Vice President Harris hosted a White House Summit on the American Rescue Plan and Workforce. Watch here.

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