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August 11, 2022

Post Politics Now: Trump, Pence make dueling appearances in Arizona, as both eye 2024

Post Politics Now: Trump, Pence make dueling appearances in Arizona, as both eye 2024  The Washington Post

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Today, former president Donald Trump and former vice president Mike Pence plan appearances in Arizona with rival Republican gubernatorial candidates. It’s the latest sign that Pence is distancing himself from his former boss as they both eye potential 2024 White House bids. Trump’s rally will provide a platform for him to respond to Thursday’s prime-time hearing of the House select committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, insurrection. The panel featured dramatic testimony about how little Trump did to quell the violence that day.

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On Friday afternoon, Stephen K. Bannon, the right-wing podcaster and longtime confidante of Trump, was convicted of contempt of Congress for his refusal to provide documents or testimony to the House committee.

Meanwhile, President Biden, who tested positive for the coronavirus on Thursday, participated in virtual meetings from the White House residence, including one on falling gas prices, as the administration sought to portray a sense of normality. “I’m feeling much better than I sound,” Biden said at the start of one meeting. In a letter released Friday, his doctor said he had an elevated temperature on Thursday night but that his symptoms overall have improved.

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  • 12:30 p.m. Eastern time: Vice President Harris speaks at the National Urban League Annual Conference at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C.
  • 3 p.m. Eastern: White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre and White House Covid-19 Coordinator Ashish Jha held a briefing. Watch here.

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