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Meghan McCain said Thursday that she will be leaving ABC's "The View" in July after four seasons.

Why it matters: McCain, the daughter of late Arizona Sen. John McCain, is the only conservative host on the show, which has experienced some of its best ratings with her on the panel.

  • She has often feuded with liberal co-hosts Whoopi Goldberg, Joy Behar and Sunny Hostin on-air.
  • Prior to joining "The View," McCain worked as a columnist for The Daily Beast, a host for Fox News and a regular MSNBC contributor.
  • News of McCain's departure from the view was first reported by the Daily Mail.

Background: Sources tell Axios that ABC fought to keep McCain but wanted her to work from the New York City studio. She currently lives in the Washington, D.C., area, where she and her husband, Ben Domenech, live with their new baby, Liberty.

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CDC approves boosters for Moderna and J&J and allows mix-and-match

Boxes containing vials of the Janssen COVID-19 vaccine. Photo: Jon Cherry/Getty Images

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's independent advisory panel voted unanimously to recommend booster doses of Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccine for certain populations and allow people to mix-and-match doses.

The big picture: The agency aligns with the Food and Drug Administration authorization Wednesday night which said people could switch to whichever vaccine they wanted for their booster shot.

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Israel to approve new construction in West Bank settlements

Bennett (L) and Biden discussed the settlements issue. Photo: Nicholas Kamm/AFP via Getty

Israel will approve the construction of 4,400 new homes in the West Bank next week: 3,10o in the Jewish settlements and 1,300 in Palestinian villages.

Why it matters: This will be the first time Israel has approved new settlement building since President Biden assumed office, and it's the first time since 2007 that it approves a significant number of new homes for Palestinians in "Area C" of the West Bank, which is controlled by Israel.

House votes to hold Bannon in contempt of Congress

Steve Bannon. Photo: Stephanie Keith/Getty Images

The House of Representatives voted 229-202 on Thursday to hold former Trump strategist Steve Bannon in contempt of Congress for refusing to comply with a subpoena from the Jan. 6 select committee.

Why it matters: The Justice Department will now consider bringing criminal charges against Bannon, marking a significant escalation in the Jan. 6 committee's efforts to enforce subpoenas against Trump allies who refuse to cooperate.