HAPPENING NOW: Pres. Joe Biden and Vice Pres. Kamala Harris deliver remarks on gun safety. trib.al/lJNPf7k
Quick Glance: New Office for Gun Violence Prevention Established in the White House
- Vice President Kamala Harris will lead the new office and collaborate with leading gun safety advocates.
- The office will implement existing safety laws and work with states.
- Establishing a new office for gun violence prevention has been a long-standing goal for violence prevention groups.
- The office will focus on bringing together political leaders and advocates to build upon the progress that has been made.
Quick Glance: Zelensky to Visit White House and Capitol Hill Next Week
- Ukrainian President Zelensky is set to meet President Biden at the White House and hold meetings on Capitol Hill during his trip to the U.S. for the UN General Assembly, according to sources.
- Congress is currently considering Biden's request for over $20 billion in additional aid for Ukraine.
- Zelensky is expected in Washington on Thursday, according to sources.
- Debate reflects GOP divide over Ukraine aid.
Quick Glance: Biden plans to reduce medical bills in credit reports
- Proposals aim to financially aid families after medical crises and prevent coercive debt collection practices.
- Improvements in credit report accuracy will ensure creditors do not rely on flawed data.
- Vice President Kamala Harris and consumer finance watchdog Rohit Chopra announced the proposals.
- Harris stated that over 100 million Americans have unpaid medical debt.
Quick Glance: American prisoners arrive in US after exchange
- Exchange facilitated by release of frozen Iranian funds
- Negotiations mediated by Qatar led to the swap
- Americans departed Iran while Iranians arrived in the US
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Quick Glance: Billion-Dollar Deal: Americans Freed from Iran in Prisoner Swap
- Iran made $6bn through exports, mainly of oil, to South Korea, but the money ended up in restricted accounts in South Korea after then-US President Donald Trump abandoned a landmark nuclear deal.
- As part of the prisoner swap deal, the US also released five Iranians.
- Released prisoner expresses gratitude towards US President Biden.
- We have just received news that the plane carrying the five American citizens freed from Iran will land in Doha shortly.
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Quick Glance: Jimmy Carter's Final Chapter: Peanut Butter Ice Cream and His 99th Birthday
- Mr. Carter holds the record as the longest-living president in US history, and his resilience in hospice is inspiring admirers worldwide.
- Former President Jimmy Carter is being honored with tributes from around the world.
- The Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Museum will host a naturalization swearing-in ceremony on his birthday.
- Mr. Carter's birthday celebration will take place at home, surrounded by family.
Quick Glance: Jen Psaki introduces new show on MSNBC
- 'Inside With Jen Psaki' will air on Mondays at 8 p.m. Eastern starting next month.
- After her daily press conferences for the Biden administration, Psaki is a familiar face.
- MSNBC has achieved great success with weekly personalities.
- In July, MSNBC averaged 1.1 million viewers during prime time.
WATCH LIVE: White House holds news briefing with National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan
Quick Glance: LIVE: White House News Briefing with National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan
- US urges North Korea to halt arms negotiations with Russia and honor public commitments not to provide or sell arms to Russia.
- White House reveals intelligence of Putin and Kim exchanging letters after Shoigu's visit.
- National Security Council spokesman John Kirby describes the letters as superficial but confirms progress in Russian-North Korean talks on weapons sale.
Biden's team tells nervous Dems: Just chill: Despite challenges, aides believe abortion and Donald Trump will propel Biden to re-election.
Quick Glance: Court orders relocation of floating barrier between US and Mexico
- A federal judge has ordered Texas to remove a large floating barrier from the riverbank of the Rio Grande.
- The judge deemed the barriers a threat to safety and relationships between the neighboring countries.
- Texas is instructed to move the barrier out of the water and onto the riverbank by September 15.
- The Biden administration also raised humanitarian and environmental concerns about the water barrier.
Quick Glance: Biden aide engages in constructive talks with Chinese diplomat
- Sullivan met with China's Foreign Minister Wang Yi in Malta for constructive discussions.
- Both sides had candid and substantive talks to stabilize relations.
- There are limited signs of restoring military communication between the two sides.
- The talks could lay the groundwork for a meeting between Biden and Xi Jinping.
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Quick Glance: Andrew Lester pleads not guilty in shooting of Ralph Yarl, trial scheduled for 2024
- Andrew Lester, 84, declares himself not guilty during the arraignment on Wednesday morning.
- The case of Andrew Lester, accused of shooting Ralph Yarl after the teenager mistakenly entered the wrong house, will be tried in 2024.
- Andrew Lester was charged with first-degree felony assault and armed criminal action.
- A judge made the decision after hearing testimony from 12 witnesses, including Ralph Yarl and his mother Cleo Nagbe.
Quick Glance: Judge denies Mark Meadows' request to move his Georgia election subversion case to federal court
- Judge Steve Jones ruled that Meadows did not meet the threshold to move his case to federal court.
- The actions in question were taken on behalf of the Trump campaign to affect state election activities and procedures.
- The ruling is a big win for District Attorney Fani Willis, who spent years investigating and building the case against Trump, Meadows, and others.
- Meadows and his lawyers argued that the charges against him should be heard in federal court and ultimately dismissed.
Quick Glance: Meadows fights against conviction during federal court proceedings
- Former Trump White House chief of staff Mark Meadows expressed concerns about being convicted in the Georgia election interference case before a decision is made on whether he should be tried in federal court.
- A judge denied Meadows's attempt to move his charges out of state court, and he promptly filed an appeal.
- While Meadows continues his fight, the ruling allows the state court to potentially convict him in the meantime.
- If a stay is not granted, the State plans to try Meadows in 42 days on October 23, 2023.
Quick Glance: Court Orders Removal of Dangerous Obstacles from Rio Grande
- Migrant rights groups and Texas Democrats welcome a federal judge's order for the state to remove orange buoys fastened with metal cables and anchored with concrete blocks from the Rio Grande.
- The federal Department of Justice sued Texas and Governor Greg Abbott in July over the obstacles.
- Democratic Texas Congressman Joaquin Castro emphasizes that Abbott is aware of the illegality of his actions.
Quick Glance: Armed Man Arrested for Impersonating US Marshal at RFK Jr. Event
- A man with two holstered weapons, a U.S. Marshals badge, and a federal ID approached Kennedy at a campaign event in Los Angeles on Friday.
- Los Angeles Police confirmed the arrest of the suspect who posed as a federal agent at the event.
- According to the department, the man did not draw or threaten anyone with the weapon during the event.
- Kennedy claimed that his request for Secret Service protection was denied by the Biden administration in June.
Quick Glance: First Lady Jill Biden tests positive for COVID-19
- Jill Biden has mild symptoms and will remain at home in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware for now.
- President Joe Biden tested negative for the virus.
- Jill Biden traveled with her husband to Florida to inspect the damage from Hurricane Idalia.
- President Biden spent the Labor Day weekend at the Delaware beach house and then traveled to a union event in Philadelphia.
Quick Glance: Biden and Netanyahu to Meet in N.Y., but No Long-Awaited White House Visit
- After almost a year in office, President Biden has not invited Benjamin Netanyahu to visit the White House.
- Netanyahu would be the first Israeli Prime Minister not to receive a White House visit in their first year.
- Netanyahu has a remarkable record of White House visits.
- The meeting in New York is unlikely to satisfy Netanyahu.
Quick Glance: Boebert's Behavior at Performance: Another Embarrassment, Says Challenger
- Boebert's Democratic challenger criticizes her behavior at the 'Beetlejuice' performance.
- It's just another embarrassment in her list.
- Boebert was thrown out of a Denver theater for vaping, singing, and causing a disturbance.
- Frisch also attacks Boebert for her position on abortion.
Biden officials watching oil prices surge as inflation ticks up: Presidents often get blamed for high gas prices but receive little credit when they come down.
Dr. Fauci says that while he isn't "alarmed" by the uptick in cases of COVID-19, "I'm certainly keeping an eye on it." trib.al/A23lPHS
Quick Glance: Fauci warns of possible Covid increase in winter
- Dr. Anthony Fauci warns of a possible increase in Covid cases in winter.
- The rising number of cases is expected to continue into the fall and winter months.
- It is important to be prepared for it.
- Fauci does not expect any federal mask mandates.
Quick Glance: Ken Paxton acquitted and returned to office
- Texas Senate acquits Attorney General Ken Paxton of corruption and bribery charges.
- Only two out of 19 Republican Senators voted in favor of conviction.
- Impeachment managers allege that Paul helped Paxton with a home renovation and an extramarital affair.
- Whistleblowers reported Paxton to the FBI after discovering an outside lawyer's involvement and Paul's business dealings.
Quick Glance: DeSantis Gets Into Heated Discussion with Audience Member
- Florida Governor Ron DeSantis engages in an argument with an audience member during a press conference in Jacksonville on Thursday.
- The man tells DeSantis, "You have allowed people to hunt people like me."
Quick Glance: 5th Circuit: Biden White House and CDC Likely Violated First Amendment
- The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit ruled on Friday that the Biden White House, top government health officials, and the FBI likely violated the First Amendment by influencing tech companies' decisions to remove or suppress posts on the coronavirus and elections.
- The court found that these agencies did not force social media companies to moderate their sites.
- The judges wrote that the White House likely coerced the platforms to make moderation decisions through intimidating messages and threats. They also found that the White House significantly encouraged the platforms' decisions by taking over their decision-making processes, which violates the First Amendment.
- A White House spokesperson stated that the Justice Department is reviewing the decision and considering options.
Quick Glance: Christie criticizes DeSantis for prioritizing politics during hurricane visit
- Christie criticizes DeSantis for putting politics ahead of his job during Biden's visit after the hurricane.
- Biden surveys the damage of Hurricane Idalia in Florida while DeSantis refuses to meet him.
- Christie emphasizes that he was just doing his job when he met with the president.
- The Florida governor has no plans to meet Biden to avoid hindering the response to Hurricane Idalia.
Quick Glance: DeSantis criticizes Trump on COVID: 'He would do the same thing all over again'
- Florida Governor Ron DeSantis (R) criticized former President Trump for his handling of the COVID-19 pandemic.
- DeSantis suggests that Trump would implement the same restrictions as he did in 2020 if another pandemic occurred.
- DeSantis assures that the mistakes made by the Trump administration would not happen again if he were elected president.
- At the time, Trump strongly disagreed with Kemp's decision to start reopening the economy in April 2020.
Quick Glance: Peace Corps Returns to El Salvador After Pause
- Peace Corps reopens its program in El Salvador.
- El Salvador's Foreign Minister Alexandra Hill Tinoco and Peace Corps Director Carol Spahn pose for a picture after signing an agreement to reopen Peace Corps programs in El Salvador, in San Salvador, El Salvador, on September 7, 2023.
- In 2015, El Salvador experienced a record number of 103 homicides per 100,000 inhabitants, one of the highest murder rates in the world at the time.
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