Debt ceiling: Congress, White House lean toward default deadline as standoff intensifies

CNN — An upbeat Kevin McCarthy (Kevin McCarthy) left the White House seven weeks ago with optimism about the prospect of raising the national debt ceiling. “We walked away saying we’re going to continue the discussion,” the House speaker said after an hour-long meeting with President Joe Biden. In fact, the discussion has not yet … Read more

Michigan GOP faces backlash for tweet linking gun reform to massacres

CNN — The Michigan Republican Party drew criticism Wednesday after the group used imagery of the massacre to oppose what it said were Democratic proposals to limit guns. In a social media post Wednesday morning, the Michigan GOP used photos of wedding rings taken by Nazi Germany from Holocaust victims, writing: “Before they collected all … Read more

Debt ceiling: Here’s why Janet Yellen doesn’t think priority payments will avert a crash

CNN — At some point later this year, unless Congress takes action to address the debt ceiling, the U.S. will not be able to repay all of its debt in full and on time. While negotiations between House Republicans and the White House remain stalled, some GOP lawmakers are considering prioritizing certain payments in hopes … Read more

Republicans: Trump’s shadow looms over House GOP’s policy retreat

Orlando, FL CNN — House Republicans had hoped to use their annual retreat to forge consensus on upcoming policy fights and develop a strategy to protect their fragile majority. Instead, they find themselves defending their ex president donald trump. While most Republicans had hoped to steer clear of any presidential politics — though in Florida, … Read more

Justice Department seeks Supreme Court expedited review of ruling banning guns for people under domestic violence restraining order

CNN — The Justice Department on Friday asked the Supreme Court to expedite consideration of a Recent Appellate Court Decisions It’s considered an unconstitutional federal law that prohibits those subject to domestic violence restraining orders from possessing firearms. “Possession of a firearm in the home by a domestic abuser increases the risk of homicide sixfold,” … Read more

Biden meets families and victims of Monterey Park mass shooting to discuss efforts to curb gun violence

CNN — President Joe Biden will meet with families and victims of the Monterey Park mass shooting during Tuesday’s visit to California, where he will speak in largely symbolic efforts to combat gun violence in the United States. While Biden has previously taken several steps to curb gun violence, the president and his administration have … Read more

How crime is igniting new conflicts between red states and blue cities

CNN  —  Republican-controlled state governments are opening an explosive new front in their decadelong drive to exert more control over the decisions – and decision makers – in Democratic-run cities and counties. From Florida and Mississippi to Georgia, Texas and Missouri, an array of red states are taking aggressive new steps to seize authority over … Read more

Glenn Youngkin: Takeaways from Virginia Governor’s CNN Town Hall on Public Education

CNN — In a Republican Party now dominated by political boxers, the governor of Virginia. Glenn Youngkin Want to play the role of peacemaker. At least, that was his message to voters during a CNN town hall Thursday night, with a focus on public education. But Yankin, his 2021 Commonwealth Victory made him a national … Read more

Florida’s post-Parkland law raising minimum age to buy guns to 21 gets support

CNN — Federal Court of Appeals Thursday support a florida law The bill raised the minimum age to buy a firearm from 18 to 21 following the massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. The 3-0 ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit comes as age-based restrictions are becoming a flashpoint … Read more

Biden’s budget will lay the groundwork for future high-stakes fights

CNN — President Joe Biden’s Budget Blueprint to be revealed on thursday The aim is to develop a clear, if not encouraging, policy vision for the coming year. The proposal also establishes a strategic marker that White House officials plan to place on High-stakes policy and political battles loom over Washington. “There’s a vision here, … Read more