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President Biden and first lady Jill Biden are visiting Kentucky to meet with families and get a briefing on flooding. The trip comes ahead of a pair of high-profile bill signings at the White House this week. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is hitting the campaign trail this month for GOP candidates in some key states on the ballot this fall. Trump once told a top adviser that he wanted “totally loyal” generals like the ones who had served Adolf Hitler, according to a new book about the Trump presidency by journalists Peter Baker and Susan Glasser. Got a question about politics? Submit it here: Send it to the Daily Discussion after 3 p.m. weekdays, return to this page. Back to the page you came Daily Discussion for today's page

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The Senate left for August recess without taking up the House-passed bill to codify the right to same-sex marriage. Vice President Harris broke the 50-50 tie Sunday afternoon to pass Democrats’ climate change, health-care and tax bill. President Biden and first lady Jill Biden are heading to Kentucky on Monday to visit with families and get a briefing on the worst flooding in the state’s history. Tim Michels stands out from other gubernatorial hopefuls around the country endorsed by former president Donald Trump, who won’t say whether he would attempt the legally impossible feat of reversing his 2020 loss. The president is scheduled to travel to Kentucky from his home in Rehoboth Beach, Del., where he ended his isolation.

The Bidens are expected to be met in Kentucky by Gov. Andy Beshear and his wife, Britainy. Biden plans to sign two pieces of high-profile legislation on Tuesday and Wednesday. Vice President Harris is scheduled to remain in Washington on Monday with one public event on her schedule: a meeting with university and college presidents to discuss access to reproductive health care.