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President Biden walks out of the Oval Office to board Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington on Thursday. (Demetrius Freeman/The Washington Post)

Today, former president Donald Trump has lost a costly legal round to one-time aide Omarosa Manigold Newman, while Rep. Liz Cheney (Wyo.), one of Trump’s biggest GOP critics, is being rewarded for her courage. House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) disputed a report that he and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) had privately vowed to push Trump out of politics in the wake of the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the Capitol.

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President Biden, meanwhile, is in the West Coast, where he touted his administration’s accomplishments on infrastructure in Portland, Ore., before headlining a pair of fundraisers in Portland and Seattle. The trip — a mix of official White House travel and campaign events — underscores Biden’s increasing political engagement ahead of the midterm elections.

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  • 9:45 a.m. Eastern: Biden announced an additional $800 million in military assistance and $500 million in economic assistance to Ukraine. Watch coverage here.
  • 11 a.m. Eastern: House Speaker Nancy Pelosi held a photo opportunity with visiting Ukrainian Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal.
  • 2:10 p.m. Pacific: Biden delivered remarks from Portland on the bipartisan infrastructure law.
  • 3:30 p.m. Pacific: Biden participates in a fundraiser for the Democratic National Committee in Portland.
  • 6:30 p.m. Pacific: Biden participates in a fundraiser for the Democratic National Committee in Seattle.

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