• The White House rejected another round of document requests from the House, expanding on its assertions that Democrats in Congress lacked a legitimate legislative purpose for the demands and were inappropriately replicating the work of the special counsel.
• The president issued an order to ban American telecommunications firms from installing foreign-made equipment that could pose a threat to national security, escalating a battle against China by effectively barring sales by Huawei, the country’s leading networking company.
• As the United States and China openly contemplate how to inflict economic pain on each other, the rest of the world now frets about becoming collateral damage in a trade war.
• Clasped hands, gripped arms and “God love ya.” While campaigning in New Hampshire, Joe Biden made clear that he is relying on a set of old-school retail politicking skills to connect with voters.
Today’s On Politics briefing was compiled by Margaret Kramer in New York.
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