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Government shutdown to begin Sunday if Congress fails to reach deal

CNN  —  Federal agencies are making final preparations with the government on the brink of a shutdown and congressional lawmakers racing against Saturday’s critical midnight deadline – as House Speaker…

DeSantis supports 15-week federal abortion ban for first time in second GOP debate

CNN  —  Sen. Tim Scott on Wednesday successfully pinned down Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis for the first time on whether he would support a 15-week federal abortion ban. “Yes, I…

Government shutdown: US barreling toward deadline

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

Government shutdown nears as Congress continues negotiations

House Speaker Kevin McCarthy vowed not to “surrender” and negotiate with the Senate on a short-term spending bill in the face of an expected government shutdown. Pressed by CNN’s Manu…

A week that laid bare the stakes of the 2024 election

CNN  —  America’s next presidential election is 13 months away. But while the first Republican primary votes will not be cast until the dead of winter, the last week of…

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…

Senate unanimously passes formal dress code

CNN  —  The US Senate has passed a resolution formalizing business attire as the proper dress code for the floor of the chamber by unanimous consent. This comes after Senate…

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…