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Schumer: Avoiding default is ‘simply and entirely up to the Republican senators’

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Politico.com – For more and to sign up click here Schumer: Avoiding default is ‘simply and entirely up to the Republican senators’ 1 00:00:00,500 –> 00:00:06,350 >> Republicans face a choice. Vote yes to pay our bills and keep the government open 2 00:00:06,350 –> 00:00:12,460 or vote no. Which......

House Democrats introduce $1B funding bill for Israel’s Iron Dome

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Politico.com – For more and to sign up click here “The United States’ commitment to the security of our friend and ally Israel is ironclad. Replenishing interceptors used to protect Israel from attacks is our legal and moral responsibility,” DeLauro (D-Conn.) said in a statement Wednesday. “While this funding would......

Dems seek to ‘avoid a shutdown, at all costs’ as GOP picks debt fight

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Politico.com – For more and to sign up click here Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, joined by Sen. Ron Wyden, speaks to reporters after a weekly policy meeting at the Capitol on Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2021. | J. Scott Applewhite/AP Photo Sen. Mark Kelly (D-Ariz.), facing one of the toughest......

Abbott: ‘We are arresting and jailing anybody who comes into the border illegally’

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Politico.com – For more and to sign up click here Abbott: ‘We are arresting and jailing anybody who comes into the border illegally’ 1 00:00:00,060 –> 00:00:05,580 >> And when you have an administration. That is not enforcing the law in this country. When 2 00:00:05,580 –> 00:00:10,950 you have......

McConnell to Dems: ‘Don’t play Russian roulette with our economy’

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Politico.com – For more and to sign up click here McConnell to Dems: ‘Don’t play Russian roulette with our economy’ 1 00:00:00,840 –> 00:00:06,250 >> Look we all agree America must never default the debt ceiling will 2 00:00:06,250 –> 00:00:09,320 need to be raised. 3 00:00:09,380 –> 00:00:14,880 >>......

GOP grasps in vain for unity on Afghan refugee message

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Politico.com – For more and to sign up click here As a pool of potential refugees grows, “there’s always concerns that a terrorist organization can take advantage of a mass movement of people,” Senate Intelligence Committee Vice Chair Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) said in a brief interview. “But I don’t know......

Biden set to play peacemaker for warring Democratic factions

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Politico.com – For more and to sign up click here Many of those restive Democrats have been waiting weeks for their president, who has spent the summer largely focused on crises off the Hill, to turn his attention to the House. And Biden’s attempt at a kumbaya moment could hardly......

The porn industry turns to K Street to fight Trump-fueled internet regulations

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Politico.com – For more and to sign up click here The Free Speech Coalition, a trade organization for the adult entertainment industry, has enlisted two lobbyists at Clarity Consulting, a D.C.-based lobbying firm: Keith Nelson, a former Republican Hill staffer and Bush White House alumnus, along with Shawn Delaney, a......

‘The world is looking at us’: Minneapolis puts ‘defund the police’ to a vote

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Politico.com – For more and to sign up click here Democrats have been divided nationally over whether the push to “defund the police” seriously damaged their electoral prospects in 2020 or had no effect at all. It’s a debate happening in nearly every big city in America. “After George Floyd,......

Canadian Conservative leader tested leftward shift against Trudeau. Will the new course stick?

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Politico.com – For more and to sign up click here His strategic shift included a climate plan, with a price on carbon, and a different tone on LGBTQ2 issues. “I told Conservatives that our party needed the courage to change because Canada has changed,” O’Toole said early Tuesday morning in......

House sends bill aiding ‘Havana Syndrome’ victims to Biden’s desk

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Politico.com – For more and to sign up click here The bill, dubbed the HAVANA Act, authorizes new funding for treatment and gives the CIA director and the secretary of state increased flexibility on how the money is spent. It also requires both to report regularly to Congress on the......

China’s Xi pledges to end funding for overseas coal power plants

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Politico.com – For more and to sign up click here China had been the subject of a pressure campaign by the United States and other G-7 nations to halt its overseas support of coal power plants. U.S. climate envoy John Kerry had made coal the central topic of his meetings......

Shutdown, default odds increase as GOP buckles up to block debt limit hike

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Politico.com – For more and to sign up click here Sens. John Kennedy and Bill Cassidy, the two Louisiana Republicans, are viewed as probable “yes” votes after their state’s Hurricane Ida experience. Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) declined to say if she’d vote to advance the bill, reiterating instead her hopes......

Opinion | Why Sane Republicans Are Purging Themselves

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Politico.com – For more and to sign up click here Last week, Gonzalez (Ohio), the 37-year-old former rising star, announced that he wouldn’t stay and fight his Trump-backed primary challenger, walking away from what had once been a safe seat in Congress. The decision was greeted with dismay among anti-Trumpers......

Mayorkas vows ‘dramatic results’ in coming days on Haitian migrants

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Politico.com – For more and to sign up click here Mayorkas said that the administration is continuing to ramp up “the frequency and number” of repatriation flights for the migrants, the bulk of whom hail from Haiti. He said that DHS is also transporting them to other processing centers in......

Schumer whacks Biden administration over handling of Haitian migrants

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Politico.com – For more and to sign up click here A federal judge last week ruled against the Biden administration’s use of the Trump-era public health order known as Title 42 to expel migrants without the opportunity to seek asylum, an order that’s set to go into effect within days.......

Biden says U.S. will quadruple climate aid to poor countries

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Politico.com – For more and to sign up click here “We also have to support the countries of people that will be hit the hardest and that have the fewest resources to help them adapt,” Biden said, saying that spending combined with leveraging private financing would bring rich countries closer......

Democrats reveal shutdown and debt patch that’s doomed in Senate

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Politico.com – For more and to sign up click here “The Democrats have the House, the Senate, the White House, and they have the capacity to raise the debt ceiling,” Rep. John Barrasso (R-Wyo.) said on Monday night. He reiterated the GOP stance that Democrats should handle the debt limit......

Dems fear Biden’s domestic agenda could implode

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Politico.com – For more and to sign up click here Those headwinds threaten to sap the momentum from this summer, when Biden clinched a bipartisan infrastructure deal in the Senate and found support from all corners of his party for a budget setting up his sweeping spending bill. Now, Manchin......

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