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Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) speaks during a U.S. House select committee hearing on the Jan. 6 Capitol riots. Photo: Andrew Harnik/Pool via Xinhua and Getty Images

The Wyoming Republican Party has voted to no longer recognize Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) as a member of the GOP, AP reports.

Why it matters: Since voting to impeach former President Trump, Cheney has faced repeated criticism from Republicans and was removed from her leadership position in the House.

The big picture: Cheney, who serves as vice chair of the House Jan. 6 select committee, has not retreated from her attacks on Trump.

  • In a fiery speech last week, she called on the Republican Party to reject Trump's lies and return to an identity rooted in "fidelity to the Constitution ... [and] the rule of law."

What they're saying: “She is bound by her oath to the Constitution. Sadly a portion of the Wyoming GOP leadership has abandoned that fundamental principle and instead allowed themselves to be held hostage to the lies of a dangerous and irrational man,” Cheney spokesman Jeremy Adler told AP.

Go deeper: Wyoming GOP censures Liz Cheney for voting to impeach Trump

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Democrats brace for retaliation over Gosar censure

Rep. Paul Gosar rides a Capitol subway car Wednesday, before he was censured. Photo: Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images

House Democrats are braced for retribution if Republicans retake the majority next year, after House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy promised it as he complained about the effort to censure Rep. Paul Gosar (R-Ariz.).

Why it matters: The speeches that preceded Wednesday's vote illustrated how an effort to hold a member to account only exacerbated the divide between congressional Democrats and Republicans.

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Scoop: Iran preparing to enrich weapons-grade uranium, Israel warns U.S.

Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi holds a press conference. Photo: Presidency of Iran handout via Getty

Israel has shared intelligence over the past two weeks with the U.S. and several European allies suggesting that Iran is taking technical steps to prepare to enrich uranium to 90% purity — the level needed to produce a nuclear weapon, two U.S. sources briefed on the issue tell me.

Why it matters: Enriching to 90% would bring Iran closer than ever to the nuclear threshold. The Israeli warnings come as nuclear talks resume in Vienna, with Iran returning to the negotiating table on Monday after a five-month hiatus.

Biden: Fight against Omicron won't include "shutdowns or lockdowns"

Photo: Mandel Ngan/AFP via Getty Images

President Biden on Monday said that the new coronavirus variant, Omicron, is "a cause for concern, not a cause for panic."

Driving the news: Biden said later this week the administration will be releasing a strategy on how "we're going to fight COVID this winter. Not with shutdowns or lockdowns, but with more widespread vaccinations, boosters, testing and more."