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Biden expected to meet with House Democrats, push progressives to pass infrastructure bill

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is aiming to hold a vote Thursday on the stalled bipartisan infrastructure bill.
Image: President Biden Arrives To White House After New Jersey Travel
Image: President Biden Arrives To White House After New Jersey Travel
4h ago

New York AG Letitia James may be on the verge of gubernatorial run

James, the state's first Black and first female attorney general, "has made a decision regarding the governor’s race," her spokesperson said.
New York Attorney General Letitia James at a news conference at her office, in New York on May 21, 2021.
New York Attorney General Letitia James at a news conference at her office, in New York on May 21, 2021.

Democrats scramble to reach agreement on Biden’s spending plans

Democratic leaders struck an optimistic note about the negotiations, but there are still a number of unresolved issues between moderates and progressives. President Biden wants to have the plans finalized before he leaves for a high-stakes trip to Europe tomorrow.
Democrats scramble to reach agreement on Biden’s spending plans
Democrats scramble to reach agreement on Biden’s spending plans
8h ago

Michigan redistricting meeting delayed for hours by death threat

The redistricting process has become incredibly political in recent years.
Syndication: The Times Herald
Syndication: The Times Herald
8h ago

Senate confirms Latina voting expert Myrna Pérez as federal appeals judge

Pérez, who was confirmed after Republicans blocked a sweeping voting rights bill, will be the 2nd Circuit's only Latino judge.
Myrna Perez swears in before testifying before the Senate Judiciary Committee during her nomination hearing to be U.S. circuit judge for the Second Circuit on July 14, 2021.
Myrna Perez swears in before testifying before the Senate Judiciary Committee during her nomination hearing to be U.S. circuit judge for the Second Circuit on July 14, 2021.

Trump asks judge to block IRS from handing tax returns to Congress

Former President Trump and his lawyers are asking a federal judge to block the Internal Revenue Service and Treasury Department from giving his tax returns to the House Ways and Means Committee. NBC's Pete Williams has details.
Trump asks judge to block IRS from handing tax returns to Congress
Trump asks judge to block IRS from handing tax returns to Congress
12h ago

Black Caucus chair says spending bill will fund top priorities, including HBCUs and housing

Congressional Democrats are trying to reach an agreement on the legislation’s framework before Biden heads to Europe this week.
Rep. Joyce Beatty, D-Ohio, center, Chair of the Congressional Black Caucus, speaks outside the West Wing of the White House on Oct. 26, 2021.
Rep. Joyce Beatty, D-Ohio, center, Chair of the Congressional Black Caucus, speaks outside the West Wing of the White House on Oct. 26, 2021.

Former New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof declares run for Oregon governor

Kristof, who resigned from the paper earlier this month, announced he'll run as a Democrat for the seat being vacated by term-limited Kate Brown.
Image: Nicholas Kristof
Image: Nicholas Kristof
13h ago

Puerto Rico governor signs into law debt-restructuring bill

The federal control board overseeing the U.S. territory's finances had previously said it would not approve of the law, with the impasse threatening years of bondholder negotiations.
Puerto Rico's Gov. Pedro Pierluisi
Puerto Rico's Gov. Pedro Pierluisi

Democrats and Republicans each have one big advantage in close Virginia race

First Read is your briefing from "Meet the Press" and the NBC Political Unit on the day's most important political stories and why they matter.
Image: Glenn Youngkin
Image: Glenn Youngkin

Stacey Abrams group moves to erase medical debts of residents in five states

The move is part of the group's advocacy for expanding Medicaid coverage in the 12 states that have refused to expand the health insurance to all poorer adults.
Image: Stacey Abrams speaks to reporters in Atlanta
Image: Stacey Abrams speaks to reporters in Atlanta