Quick Glance: White House prepares for government shutdown as House Republicans lack a viable plan
- Speaker Kevin McCarthy announces that the House will start voting on the latest plan next week.
- The White House is preparing to direct federal agencies to get ready for a shutdown after House Republicans left without a realistic plan to fund the government and avoid disruptive consequences.
- A federal shutdown after September 30 appears likely unless Speaker Kevin McCarthy can convince his rebellious, right-wing faction to approve a temporary funding measure to prevent closures during ongoing talks.
- The standoff with House Republicans over government funding jeopardizes various activities, including military and law enforcement personnel pay, food safety and aid programs, air travel, and passport processing, potentially causing havoc in the US economy.
Quick Glance: Garland to Testify Before Congress, Focus on His Record
- With a few words, President Biden caused turmoil among the leadership of the Justice Department.
- Garland also aimed to reassure the Justice Department staff.
- When Garland assumed the role of attorney general in March 2021, the president's son was already under investigation by Delaware U.S. Attorney David Weiss, a nominee of the previous administration.
- The president and his attorney general rarely make joint public appearances.
Quick Glance: Lawsuit filed against Rudy Giuliani for unpaid legal fees
- Giuliani's former attorney is suing him for outstanding bills totaling $1.36 million.
- Giuliani has only paid $214,000 and still has an outstanding balance of $1.36 million.
- Attorney Robert Costello and his law firm also provided legal representation for Giuliani in various lawsuits.
- To cut costs, Giuliani has represented himself in certain legal disputes.
Quick Glance: McCarthy Starts Impeachment Inquiry without Budget, Contradicting Past Criticism
- McCarthy called for the inquiry to appease far-right members of the Republican caucus.
- He previously criticized Democrats for prioritizing impeachment over basic government responsibilities.
- McCarthy expressed concern that impeachment has overtaken congressional work and hindered resources for troops.
- He emphasized the potential consequences of lowering the impeachment standard.
Rep. Ralph Norman, R-SC, tells our Amna Nawaz that a government shutdown is "100%" likely due to Republican division over a path to fund the ... Show more
Quick Glance: US House Democrat Foresees 'Civil War' Among Republicans as Shutdown Approaches
- House Speaker Kevin McCarthy pledges to hold a vote on the defense spending bill despite opposition from hardline Republicans
- Republican-controlled House and Democratic-led Senate must act to avoid a partial shutdown by Oct. 1
- McCarthy aims to prevent a shutdown on Oct. 1, as it would benefit Democrats
- Former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi warns of the impact of a shutdown on vulnerable individuals
Quick Glance: Gaetz advocates impeachment votes and warns McCarthy
- Gaetz forecasts upcoming impeachment votes and issues a warning to McCarthy.
- Gaetz urges seizing the initiative and forcing impeachment votes.
- If McCarthy stands in our way, he may not have the job long, says Gaetz.
- An impeachment inquiry would be costly, illegitimate, and politically motivated.
Quick Glance: GOP senators consider 'special' meeting to discuss leadership after McConnell's freeze
- McConnell's health is a sensitive topic: The 81-year-old, the longest-serving party leader in Senate history, prefers not to talk about it.
- A few GOP senators are considering a challenging internal debate about the future of their leadership following Mitch McConnell's second public freeze within a month.
- Party leadership is not currently involved in these discussions, and no decisions have been made yet, according to a source.
- It only takes five Republican senators to convene a special conference meeting, which is the most direct way to have a specific discussion about the minority leader after his public pause on Wednesday raised questions about his condition.
Vice President Kamala Harris rejected Gov. Ron DeSantis’ suggestion to debate Florida’s new Black history curriculum.
Quick Glance: DeSantis and Harris Clash Over Slavery Curriculum
- Vice President Harris and Governor DeSantis engage in a heated battle over the curriculum on teaching slavery.
- Harris uses this controversial topic to put pressure on DeSantis during the campaign.
- DeSantis tries to close the gap with Trump while Harris criticizes his policies.
- The Vice President criticizes Florida's plans to teach students that enslaved people benefited from slavery.
Quick Glance: The Real Reason for the Backlash Against the Barbie Movie
- In a time of unprecedented attacks on women, conservatives also criticize things that bring us joy, like this movie.
- The 2023 Barbie movie neglects faith, family, and positive collaboration between men and women.
- Matt Gaetz initially had a different opinion, finding the movie worth seeing because of Margot Robbie's attractiveness.
- Conservatives believe faith and family can only be depicted through prayer or forced childbirth, ignoring other expressions.
Quick Glance: Greta Gerwig discovers memorable alt-rock song for Kens in 'Barbie'
- Ryan Gosling initially felt self-conscious about performing the nostalgic hit.
- The Barbies plan to reclaim Barbie Land from the Kens and the patriarchy.
- The Kens perform a cover of the song 'Push' by the campfire, while the Barbies feign interest in other Kens.
- Gosling's cover of 'Push' will also be featured on the soundtrack Barbie: The Album.
Quick Glance: 'Barbie' Triumphs Over 'Oppenheimer' at International Box Office
- Greta Gerwig's very pink fantasy-comedy 'Barbie' collected a stunning $182 million at the international box office over the weekend, bringing its worldwide total to $337 million.
- Meanwhile, Christopher Nolan's R-rated historical drama 'Oppenheimer' held its own, igniting to $93.7 million from ...
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Quick Glance: FBI Director Highlights Recruitment Despite Gaetz's Claim of Bureau's Unpopularity
- Rep. Matt Gaetz claimed the bureau was more trusted under the notorious leadership of J. Edgar Hoover.
- FBI Director Christopher Wray brags about bureau recruitment in response to Gaetz's inquiry about Americans' view of the FBI.
Quick Glance: Rick Scott faces Democratic challenger in Navy veteran Phil Ehr
- Navy veteran and former congressional candidate Phil Ehr (D) announced that he's launching a Senate bid to take on Sen. Rick Scott (R-Fla.) next year in Florida.
- Ehr last ran for Congress in 2020 against Rep. Matt Gaetz in Florida's 1st Congressional District, losing by more than 30 points.
- Scott campaign spokeswoman Priscilla Ivasco said, "It says everything you need to know about Chuck Schumer and the Florida Dems' recruitment efforts that the best they can do is a guy who lost a congressional race two cycles ago by 30 points."
Quick Glance: Marjorie Taylor Greene expelled from House Freedom Caucus
- For the first time, a member has been expelled from the conservative Freedom Caucus.
- The House Freedom Caucus voted for the removal of Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene last month.
- Greene's dispute with Rep. Lauren Boebert was a reason for the expulsion.
- This is the first public confirmation of Greene's fate within the conservative group.
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