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7:20 AM ET, September 18, 2023


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Washington Post:
House Republicans strike deal on short-term funding, but Senate likely to reject it  —  Half a dozen House Republicans announced a deal on Sunday to temporarily fund the government with the goal of averting a shutdown at the end of the month.  But it's far from certain that the proposal …
Discussion: The Messenger
Lauren Peller / ABC News:
House GOP groups propose agreement on short-term government funding bill  —  House Republicans from both sides of the conference came to a deal.  —  LIVE  —  FILE PHOTO: The U.S. Capitol Building is seen in Washington, U.S., August 31, 2023.  REUTERS/Kevin Wurm/File Photo
Discussion: Semafor, The Hill and CNN
Punchbowl News:
9/18/23 ☀️ Punchbowl News AM  —  This is an enormous week for Speaker Kevin McCarthy and House Republicans.  —  The federal government will shut down in 13 days unless Congress greenlights more funding.  And House Republicans are pushing a partisan stopgap spending bill …
Playbook: McCarthy's latest gambit falls flat  —  Presented by With help from Eli Okun and Garrett Ross  —  DRIVING THE DAY  —  BREAKING OVERNIGHT — “Iran-US prisoner swap likely set in motion as $6 billion of once-frozen Iranian assets reaches Qatar,” by AP's Jon Gambrell …
Kristin Wilson / CNN:
McCarthy says defense spending bill will get a vote this week ‘win or lose’
Discussion: The Hill and Political Wire
New York Times:
Trump Says He Hopes Meadows Will Remain ‘Loyal’ to Him in Election Case  —  The former president, who has been warned against saying anything that could influence witnesses in his election interference case, made the statements during an interview on “Meet the Press.”
Discussion: HuffPost and
Sarah K. Burris / Raw Story:
Rhetoric expert explains why there's no way to fact-check Trump's ‘layers of lies’  —  Rhetoric expert, Professor Jennifer Mercieca, explained that the way that new “Meet the Press” host Kristen Welker held the interview with Donald Trump had no hope of ever being able to adequately fact-check the president.
Discussion: CNN
Corbin Bolies / The Daily Beast:
Kristen Welker's ‘Meet the Press’ Debut Derailed by Trump Derangement
NBC News:
Full transcript: Read Kristen Welker's interview with Trump
Trump moves to put the nail in DeSantis' campaign coffin  —  The ex-president is upping his presence in Iowa in an attempt to close any door on a comeback by the Florida governor.  —  Donald Trump's campaign believes Ron DeSantis is flatlining.  Now, they want to bury him.
New York Times:
‘A Terrible Mistake’: Trump Criticizes DeSantis on Abortion Ban
Scoop: Schumer ditches Senate's informal dress code … - “Senators are able to choose what they wear on the Senate floor. … - Fetterman, who was elected last year, initially followed Senate tradition and wore suits. … The change applies only to senators — staff members will still be required to follow the old dress code.
Fox News:
Senate will no longer enforce a dress code for senators
Washington Post:
Lawmakers are spending way more to keep themselves safe.  Is it enough?  —  A Post analysis of campaign and congressional reports shows spending on security has skyrocketed since the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol  —  Candidates running for House and Senate offices increased campaign spending …
Patrick Svitek / The Texas Tribune:
Ken Paxton emerges victorious from yet another career scandal  —  It marked a screaming milestone in a two-decade political career that has seen Paxton harness the state's increasingly conservative politics — and later the rise of Donald Trump — to stay in power longer than his vulnerabilities would suggest.
Discussion: Diane Ravitch's blog
Miranda Nazzaro / The Hill:
Two pilots killed in crash at National Championship Races in Reno  —  Two pilots were killed Sunday after their planes collided while landing at the National Championship Air Races in Reno, Nevada, the race organizers confirmed.  —  The Reno Air Racing Association (RARA) …
Timothy Snyder / The Guardian:
Elon Musk likes to think he saved us from Armageddon.  He's just brought it closer  —  Whatever his new biography says, by giving into Russia's nuclear blackmail the X boss can only encourage more threats from Putin  —  he Silicon Valley oligarch, perhaps the richest man in the world …
Associated Press:
Indiana attorney general sues hospital system over privacy of Ohio girl who traveled for abortion  —  The lawsuit, filed Friday in Indianapolis federal court, marked Attorney General Todd Rokita's latest attempt to seek disciplinary legal action against Dr. Caitlin Bernard.
Discussion: Fox News and Raw Story
Peter Wade / Rolling Stone:
Boebert Claims She Was Booted from ‘Beetlejuice’ for Being ‘A Little Too Eccentric’  —  The congresswoman was caught vaping and engaging in disruptive behavior during a musical performance in Denver … That's certainly one way of framing it.  Theater surveillance footage …
Discussion: HuffPost, The Hill, Insider and The Guardian
Alicia Diaz / Bloomberg:
Biden Says ‘Lots of Luck’ to Republicans Looking to Impeach Him  — President first reacted to impeachment inquiry last week  — Republicans probe as federal budget deadline approaches  —  President Joe Biden derided the House's impeachment probe against him, responding with sarcasm …
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