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Another Loss For Trump

Late last night, U.S. District Judge Tanya Chutkan denied Trump’s emergency motion to block the Jan. 6 panel’s subpoena from going into effect while the former president appealed her earlier decision that the subpoena was valid.

The National Archives are due to start providing the material Trump claims is privileged on Friday, meaning he has just a few business hours left to stop those materials from winding up in the committee’s hands.

How might this play out? Josh Kovensky delved into some of those eventualities yesterday.

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Texas’ SB 8 Heads To The Supreme Court

On Monday, the Supreme Court will hear oral arguments on the way in which Texas’ draconian new abortion law, SB-8, is enforced. This morning, read Kate Riga on the impact that law is having on neighboring states.

Where Things Stand: Schrödinger’s Sinemanchin Prime Badge
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WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 26: U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) is followed by a swarm of reporters as he leaves a meeting between a group of bipartisan Senators in the basement of the U.S. Capitol Building on July 26, 2021 in Washington, DC. The group of Senators are trying to come to an agreement on the Infrastructure Bill before Congress heads into their August recess after the initial agreement fell apart. (Photo by Samuel Corum/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Joe Manchin

A lot happened today, and, at the end of it, it’s not clear how far we’ve come from where we were when we started.

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Where Things Stand: So, Is That It For Biden’s Climate Agenda? Prime Badge
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Senate debate climate provisions

One of the many soft deadlines Democrats are facing as they trudge forward with their reconciliation package is the looming UN Climate Change summit in Glasgow. Last year’s Conference of Parties was postponed because of the pandemic, and, with the world now two years deeper into its worsening crisis, this year’s gathering is being heralded as the most important since the Paris Agreement was hammered out in 2015.

All that build-up comes as the U.S. Senate struggles to deliver the policies that would fulfill the President’s climate agenda.

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Everything You Might Have Missed On The Reconciliation Negotiations

Congress is in recess and the firehose of public positioning we’ve experienced over the last several weeks will slow to a trickle during these next few days. But important work is still being done on the reconciliation package … or, so we hope.

Kate Riga will have an evening briefing, giving you the latest at the end of each day — at least until senators return to DC. Check out the first installment here.

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