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Dossier analyst Danchenko arrested
Russian analyst Igor Danchenko was arrested Thursday on charges of lying to the FBI about his sources of information. Danchenko had worked on a dossier of Democratic-funded research into ties between Russia and Donald Trump.
 
NJ Senate President loses re-election bid to truck driver
State Senate President Stephen Sweeney (Democrat), one of New Jersey's most powerful Democrats, lost his bid for re-election to Edward Durr (Republican), a truck driver for a furniture chain. In a statement on Wednesday, Sweeney stated, "Due to the closeness of several State Senate elections, the Leadership Caucus scheduled for tomorrow will be delayed," adding, "The caucus will be rescheduled once the result of every Senate election is determined."
 
Republican candidate Youngkin apparent winner of the VA gubernatorial race
Unofficially, Republican candidate Glenn Youngkin is leading the VA gubernatorial election with 50.82% of the votes. The unofficial results show that Democratic candidate Terry McAuliffe and Liberation candidate Princess L. Blanding received 48.40% and 0.69% of the votes, respectively.
 
Pentagon report reveals accelerated nuke production in China
The Department of Defense (DOD) announced the release of its annual report on "Military and Security Developments involving the People's Republic of China" on November 3rd. The report states, "The PRC is investing in, and expanding, the number of its land-, sea-, and air-based nuclear delivery platforms and constructing the infrastructure necessary to support this major expansion of its nuclear forces."
 
House Democrats reach Drug Price Negotiation Agreement
On November 2nd, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi stated that House members had reached an agreement on landmark provisions to decrease prescription drug pricing. Following the agreement, President Joe Biden announced the Prescription Drug Pricing Plan as a part of the Build Back Better Act framework.
 
Biden talks about China & Russia’s absence at COP26
President Joe Biden spoke at a COP26 press conference on November 2nd in Glasgow, Scotland. Biden said that by showing up at the Summit, the US has had a "profound impact" on how the world views the nation and its leadership role.
 
White House Press Secretary tests positive for Covid
White House press secretary Jen Psaki said she has tested positive for Covid-19 and is experiencing mild symptoms. Psaki did not travel with the President to Rome for the G20 summit or the Glasgow summit.
 
Britain and France at odds in fishing dispute
British PM Boris Johnson and French President Emanuel Macron stuck to opposing positions when they met on Sunday to discuss the post-Brexit fishing dispute. The two leaders held a bilateral during the G20 summit in Rome but failed to resolve the issue.
 
Kishida’s coalition retains majority in Japan
In a parliamentary election Sunday, according to preliminary results, Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida's governing coalition kept a majority. The Liberal Democratic Party and its junior coalition partner Komeito together won 274 seats, with 40 seats undecided, in the 465-member lower house.
 
Biden travels to Rome for G20 summit
On Friday, President Joe Biden met with the President of France, Emmanuel Macron, to dilute tensions and rebuild trust after the unpleasantness over a nuclear submarine deal. Biden tweeted, "I had a great meeting with French President Emmanuel Macron this afternoon. The United States has no older, no more loyal, no more decent ally than France. They've been with us from the beginning — and we will always be there for them."