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Mike Memoli with Joe Biden outside a town hall at the Cellar Peanut Pub in Newton, Iowa, on Jan. 30, 2020. Photo: Adam Schultz/Biden for President

NBC News White House correspondent Mike Memoli — who may hold the record for serving in Joe Biden pools — plans a book about President Biden, "The Long Run," coming from Twelve Books after the 2024 election.

Why it matters: Memoli has covered Biden, his family, and his inner circle of advisers for more than a dozen years.

Memoli first interviewed Biden in the fall of 2007, as an NBC embed in New Hampshire:

  • The then-senator was campaigning in New Hampshire's North County during his second presidential campaign, and spoke at the Coös County Democrats' Harry Truman Dinner.
  • Memoli ended up assigned to Biden full time when he became Barack Obama's running mate in August 2008. Memoli logged a lot of miles on Air Force Two for the L.A. Times, then rejoined NBC.
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In the two months since signing the $1 trillion infrastructure bill into law, President Biden has by almost every measure bombed big time on the things that matter most.

The big picture: Biden, who marks one year in office next Thursday, has never been less popular nationally, after personally lobbying his party and the public on Build Back Better and voting rights — and failing.

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Why it matters: For taxpayers, especially with complex or paper filings, this means headaches, delayed refunds, and mistakes.

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China blocked all four of Disney's Marvel movies from being released in its theaters last year, a grim sign for U.S. film giants being squeezed out of the world's fastest-growing box office.

Why it matters: The Chinese Communist Party is using domestic films as a key conduit for mass messaging aimed at achieving political goals, leaving little room for foreign views.