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- Congress just avoided a shutdown. Kevin McCarthy’s fight is just beginning.California Republican Kevin McCarthy (right) with Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) on January 6, 2023, during the fourth day of voting for house speaker. McCarthy was finally elected speaker after an unprecedented 15 ballots were cast. | Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images McCarthy, Matt Gaetz, and the motion to vacate, explained. Congress finally managed to squeeze out a … Read more
- At least 13 killed as fire tears through 3 Spanish nightclubsAt least 13 people were killed when a fire tore through three nightclubs on the outskirts of the Spanish city of Murcia, officials said Sunday.
- Gaetz slammed for bailing out Dems in budget battle, giving them potential leverage in ousting speakerA bid by Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fla., to remove House Speaker Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., has earned scorn from some fellow Republicans, who fear the Florida lawmaker is handing leverage to Democrats in the continuing battle over the budget. “The only way he can be successful is if he has 200 plus Democrats,” Rep. Jason Smith, … Read more
- Biden presses Republicans after spending bill drops Ukraine aid – ReutersBiden presses Republicans after spending bill drops Ukraine aid Reuters Ukraine aid dropped from bill to avert government shutdown CBS News Ukraine Aid Falls by Wayside as Congress Passes Spending Bill Yahoo News Opinion | Spider Boots, Boxers, Hoverboards: When Ukrainian Troops Ask, We Deliver The New York Times US Congress avoids government shutdown in last-minute deal BBC
- Everything you need to know about government shutdownsAccess to the Charlton Flat campground is blocked by a locked gate in the Angeles National Forest on October 2, 2013 in the San Gabriel Mountains, northeast of Los Angeles, California, during a partial government shutdown that year. | David McNew/Getty Images What is — and isn’t — closed during a government shutdown. The US … Read more
- Las Vegas police arrest person in connection with Tupac Shakur murder investigationA Nevada man, believed to be the last living suspect investigated in the 1996 slaying of Tupac Shakur, was arrested Friday in connection with the long-unsolved case, officials said.
- Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen warns of economic perils of government shutdownTreasury Secretary Janet Yellen on Friday warned that economic progress could be negatively impacted by a government shutdown through the halting of key programs for small businesses and children. Yellen, speaking at the Port of Savannah in Georgia, urged Republicans in the House to adhere to a budget deal agreed to in May in order … Read more