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President Biden arrives for Mass at St. Joseph on the Brandywine Catholic Church in Wilmington, Del., on Saturday. (Patrick Semansky/AP)

Today, President Biden remains on vacation in Delaware. He plans to return to Washington this week in time for a rally Thursday in Rockville, Md., where he will “highlight the choice voters have in the midterms,” according to the Democratic National Committee, which is organizing the event. The rally provides a chance for Biden to frame the fall elections following one of the best stretches of his presidency. But it’s unclear how eager fellow Democrats are to campaign with him.

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In New York and Florida, candidates are making final pitches ahead of primaries on Tuesday. And later this week, a federal judge in Florida is expected to decide whether to release a redacted version of the affidavit underpinning the FBI search of former president Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago residence in Palm Beach, Fla. A written order Monday gives the Justice Department until noon Thursday to submit redactions. Elsewhere on Monday, Trump filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida, arguing that the FBI’s warrant was too broad and accused the Justice Department of violating his Fourth Amendment right against unreasonable searches.

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  • Biden is on vacation with no public events scheduled.
  • The House and Senate are in recess.

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