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The conservative group Club for Growth is launching its first ad in a campaign to pressure Republicans to oppose a key plank of Paul Ryan's tax plan — the $1 trillion border adjustment tax.

Target 1: Rep. Kristi Noem of South Dakota, who serves on the tax-writing Ways and Means committee. The Club's attack ad against Noem will run on TV and digital in South Dakota, starting Wednesday, with an initial buy of more than $150,000.

The strategy: Spook congressional Republicans, beginning with Noem, into opposing border adjustment by arguing that the import tax hike will raise household costs. The Club's President David McIntosh says he expects the Noem ad to be the first of a series the group will air in states and congressional districts across the country. Other members of Ways and Means will be targeted.

Why this matters: The fight over the border adjustment tax is shaping up as the biggest tax fight of the year. On one side: House Republican leadership, an outside coalition led by General Electric and Boeing, and — possibly, though it's still unclear — President Trump. On the other side: Major retailers like Walmart, oil and gas companies, the Koch donor network, a growing number of House conservatives, and now the Club for Growth.

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Bill Clinton released from hospital following treatment for non-COVID infection

Photo: Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Former President Bill Clinton was discharged from the University of California, Irvine Medical Center on Sunday, nearly a week after he was admitted for a non-COVID-related infection, according to his spokesperson Angel Ureña.

What they're saying: "His fever and white blood cell count are normalized and he will return home to New York to finish his course of antibiotics," wrote Dr. Alpesh Amin, who has been overseeing the team of doctors treating Clinton. "On behalf of everyone at UC Irvine Medical Center, we were honored to have treated him and will continue to monitor his progress."

Worth noting: Clinton had a urinary tract infection that spread to his bloodstream, per CNN.

  • The California-based medical team had been administering IV antibiotics and fluids, and was in constant communication with Clinton's New York team, including his cardiologist, according to the former president's physicians.
  • President Biden spoke by phone with Clinton on Friday to see how he was doing, and the catch-up included a discussion of recent politics.
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TikTok drives new nostalgia economy

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Older brands, trends and technologies are making a comeback as younger consumers desperately chase slower, less chaotic times.

The big picture: TikTok's algorithm makes it easy for flashback items to resurface and quickly go viral both on its platform and eventually on other social networks.

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Reports: Up to 17 U.S. missionaries kidnapped in Haiti

Haitian soldiers guard the public prosecutor's office in Port-au-Prince earlier this month. Photo: Richard Pierrin/AFP via Getty Images

Children were among up to 17 American Christian missionaries and their relatives kidnapped by a gang in Haiti on Saturday, the New York Times first reported.

Details: The missionaries had just left an orphanage and were traveling by bus to the airport to "drop off some members" and were due to travel to another destination when the gang struck in Port-au-Prince, Haitian security officials said, per the NYT.