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Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Sen. Chuck SchumerPhoto: Zach Gibson/Getty Images

Democratic leaders Rep. Nancy Pelosi and Sen. Chuck Schumer are scheduled to address the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) Conference, which kicks off Sunday and will feature speeches from dozens of members of Congress, as well as two of the candidates in Israel's upcoming election.

The big picture: This year's policy conference comes on the heels of a controversy sparked by freshman Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.), who was accused of using anti-semitic tropes in her criticism of AIPAC's lobbying. 2020 candidates Bernie Sanders, Kamala Harris and Elizabeth Warren, who defended Omar despite condemnation from Democratic leadership, will not be speaking at the conference.

Other notable speakers:

  • Vice President Mike Pence
  • House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (D-Calif.)
  • House GOP Conference chair Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.)
  • House Democratic Caucus chair Hakeem Jeffries (D-N.Y.)
  • House Foreign Relations chair Eliot Engel (D-N.Y.)
  • Senate Foreign Relations ranking member Bob Menendez (D-N.J.)
  • Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas)
  • U.S. Ambassador to Israel David Friedman
  • Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu
  • Israeli election candidate Benny Gantz

Go deeper: Netanyahu’s re-election campaign is coming to D.C.

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The European Central Bank and the market's moment of truth

ECB president Christine Lagarde; Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

The biggest event for markets this week will be Thursday's meeting of the European Central Bank's governing council and the press conference following it from ECB president Christine Lagarde.

Why it matters: With interest rates jumping around the globe, investors are looking to central bank heads to see if they will follow the lead of Fed chair Jerome Powell, who says rising rates are nothing to worry about, or Bank of Japan governor Haruhiko Kuroda, who has drawn a line in the sand on rates.

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Manchin's next power play

Photo: "Axios on HBO"

Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), America's ultimate swing voter, told me on "Axios on HBO" that he'll insist Republicans have more of a voice on President Biden's next big package than they did on the COVID stimulus.

The big picture: Manchin said he'll push for tax hikes to pay for Biden's upcoming infrastructure and climate proposal, and will use his Energy Committee chairmanship to force the GOP to confront climate reality.

Why picking a jury for the Derek Chauvin trial is so hard

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The tough task of selecting a jury for former MPD officer Derek Chauvin's trial for the killing of George Floyd is set to begin Monday.

The state of play: "This case may be the most highly publicized criminal trial in a long time. ... That means that it's harder to find people who really have an open mind," Richard Frase, University of Minnesota Law School professor of criminal law, told Axios.