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President Biden plans to pitch the Inflation Reduction Act to business and labor leaders in a virtual meeting from the White House. Tennessee is holding primary elections Thursday for redrawn congressional seats, governor and the state legislature. The Republican Party is expected to name Milwaukee as the host of the 2024 national convention, sources say. The Biden administration plans to declare the monkeypox outbreak a public health emergency as soon as Thursday, Dan Diamond reports. Democrats are scrambling to push the package through the chamber under budget reconciliation rules that would allow passage without any Republican votes, assuming all 50 members of the Democratic caucus are on board. The bill aims to lower health-care costs, combat climate change, reduce the deficit and revise the U.S. tax code. Read more about what this declaration would mean here

Biden tested positive again for the coronavirus, White House physician says. Biden is still experiencing a “very occasional cough” but the cough is improving, the physician said. Biden renewed his call for Russia to release WNBA star Brittney Griner, shortly after she received a nine-year prison sentence for bringing less than a gram of cannabis oil into the country in February. Biden will continue his “strict isolation” and work from the residence of the White House, a physician added. The Senate’s near-unanimous vote Wednesday to bring Sweden and Finland into NATO amounts to a considerable expansion of U.S. military commitments in Europe, The Daily 202 writes in The Post's Olivier Knox. Ohio Democratic nominee Nan Whaley is out with a pair of television ads that seek to highlight her middle-class background and the wealth of Gov. Mike DeWine

Odessa Kelly would be the first openly gay, Black woman to represent Tennessee's 7th Congressional District. Blake Masters, who won the Republican Senate primary in Arizona with the backing of Donald Trump, makes no mention of the former president in his first general election ad. Rep. Carolyn B. Maloney apologized to President Biden for saying she doesn’t think he’ll run for reelection in 2024. Donald Trump endorsed 11 state legislative candidates who were on the ballot Tuesday in Michigan, many of them running in primaries against Republicans backed by Betsy DeVos, his former education secretary, and members of her influential family. A race for prosecutor in Tennessee’s most populous county has become a partisan showdown over abortion rights and voting rights.

China unleashed a show of force against Taiwan on Thursday, firing missiles into the sea and threatening the island’s territorial waters. Tensions in the Taiwan Strait spiking to the highest level in decades, raising fears of a dangerous miscal