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Deadline nears as Congress continues negotiations

Lawmakers on Capitol Hill rebuffed ongoing pleas by the administration to include new assistance for Ukraine in a stopgap funding measure, deeply disappointing many supporters of Kyiv and leaving the…

Gaetz war against McCarthy could leave Dems playing kingmaker

CNN  —  With the clock ticking down toward a government shutdown, Republican Rep. Matt Gaetz approached a Democratic lawmaker on the House floor this week with a surprising pitch. Gaetz,…

Federal judge won’t block Medicare from negotiating drug prices

CNN  —  A federal court judge in Ohio denied Friday an attempt by the US Chamber of Commerce to immediately stop the Biden administration’s implementation of Medicare’s new drug price…

Government shutdown: US barreling toward deadline

CNN  —  Congress remained on track Friday to trigger a government shutdown, as Speaker Kevin McCarthy suffered another high-profile defeat when the House failed to advance a last-ditch stopgap bill…

Trump heads to California GOP event two days after skipping debate

CNN  —  A California Republican showdown featuring Donald Trump is coming – two days after the former president skipped his party’s second 2024 primary debate in Simi Valley. Trump is…

Iranian vessels shined laser at American helicopter over Persian Gulf, US says

CNN  —  Iranian vessels shined a laser at a US attack helicopter in international airspace over the Persian Gulf on Wednesday in what the US Navy is calling an “unsafe…

Tensions erupt between McCarthy and Gaetz at closed-door House GOP meeting as shutdown nears

CNN  —  Tensions erupted as House Republicans met behind closed-doors on Thursday, the latest sign of deep divisions and infighting as the House GOP conference has failed to coalesce around…

Travis King: American soldier back in US after being freed by North Korea

CNN  —  US Army Private Travis King arrived back on United States soil Thursday after being returned to American custody weeks after he crossed into North Korea, a Defense Department…

McConnell and McCarthy split deepens as GOP divide prompts shutdown fears

CNN  —  House Speaker Kevin McCarthy privately delivered a message to Senate GOP Leader Mitch McConnell this week: The Senate’s bipartisan bill to keep the government open wouldn’t get a…

Biden approves emergency declaration in Louisiana for saltwater intrusion that threatens New Orleans

CNN  —  President Joe Biden approved an emergency declaration for Louisiana, the White House announced Wednesday, as the state battles saltwater intrusion along the Mississippi River that is contaminating drinking…