Today, former president Donald Trump is slated to address a conference in Nashville of the Faith and Freedom Coalition, a gathering of religious conservatives. His remarks come a day after the latest hearing by the House committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, insurrection at which witnesses testified about the pressure Trump placed on then-Vice President Mike Pence to help overturn the 2020 presidential election results.
Meanwhile, President Biden headed to the beach Friday after having announced a series of climate-related initiatives, including steps to reduce methane emissions from the oil and gas industry, as part of a virtual forum with other nations. On Thursday, he made headlines on the economy in a rare sit-down interview with the Associated Press, insisting that a recession is “not inevitable” but acknowledging that Americans are “really down” after coping with the far-reaching consequences of the coronavirus pandemic and a long stretch of economic uncertainty punctuated by inflation and high gas prices.
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