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U.S. ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley said on CBS' Face the Nation that the Treasury Department will announce new sanctions against Russia tomorrow. According to Haley, the sanctions are set to "go directly to any sort of [Russian] companies that were dealing with equipment related to Assad and chemical weapons use."

Right now [the Russians] don't have very good friends and ... the friends that they do have are causing them harm.
— Nikki Haley on Russia's cooperation with Syria, Iran and Venezuela

Haley also appeared on Fox News Sunday and told host Chris Wallace that the joint strikes against Syria from the U.S., the U.K. and France "put a heavy blow into their chemical weapons program, setting them back years. I'm sure that it's gonna take them a lot to recover from it."

Go deeper: Check out a map of where the airstrikes hit Syria.

Her full quote...

"So, basically, we will watch his actions. He now dictates his life, and he dictates what happens between the United States, our allies and his regime. And so, hopefully, he has gotten the message. It was a pretty strong message. Not only did we go after their absolute strongest research facility, we went after their storage units where they hold the products, and we went after their production. So we put a heavy blow into their chemical weapons program, setting them back years. I'm sure that it's gonna take them a lot to recover from it."

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Dan Primack, author of Pro Rata
3 mins ago - Politics & Policy

Democrats' billionaires tax explained

Illustration: Aïda Amer/Axios

There is now legislative language behind the push to tax American billionaires on unrealized capital gains, as Sen. Ron Wyden last night released his 107-page plan.

Why it matters: This would be a sea change in U.S. tax policy, which has only applied to realized gains (otherwise known as income).

50 mins ago - World

Scoop: Blinken protests Israel settlements approval in "tense" phone call

Benny Gantz (L) and Tony Blinken. Photo: Jacquelyn Martin/Pool/AFP via Getty

Secretary of State Tony Blinken protested the decision to approve 3,000 new housing units in Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank during a tense phone call on Tuesday with Israeli Defense Minister Benny Gantz, three Israeli officials tell me.

Why it matters: This is the first time new construction in the settlements has been approved since President Biden assumed office, and the Biden administration had been privately pressing the Israeli government not to proceed.

The startup that wants to disrupt big internet providers

Illustration: Maura Losch/Axios

A new startup backed by funding from AOL founder Steve Case and Laurene Powell Jobs wants to break up broadband monopolies across the country.

Why it matters: Internet access has been crucial during the pandemic, but it's not ubiquitous, and it can be both slow and unaffordable in swaths of the country.