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Debt-ceiling deal apparently reached in Congress, averting trouble for now

At least, Congress has reached a debt-ceiling settlement. It should save us from future trouble.

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A debt-ceiling agreement was apparently made in Congress. This should help to avoid future problems.
It may not contain an infrastructure bill. It has at the very least an off ramp.

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Democrats and Republicans came to a deal on Wednesday regarding the debt ceiling. 

Senator Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) called for a vote on breaking a filibuster over a bill which would suspend the debt limit through December 2022.

The threat of what would happen to the federal government if it fell into debt was a warning. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen warned that the government wouldn’t have enough money to pay health care benefits to Americans because the U.S. couldn’t borrow to make up the difference.

Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, snubbed a question about whether he has heard from Wall Street giants or major banks regarding the GOP’s inaction on the debt ceiling battle. The investment community was likely to hammer Washington, if Congress stumbled into a crisis over the debt limit. 

Washington was shaken by the possibility that credit rating agencies might downgrade America’s creditworthiness prior to Oct. 18, the date at which Treasury declares the United States will run out cash. 

Now everyone has lost their focus on the debt limit. Democrats will apparently take McConnell’s offer to suspend the debt ceiling for the time being. CLICK HERE TO VIEW OUR TOP STORY

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Psaki doesn’t rule out McConnell’s short-term debt ceiling extension proposal
Hannity urges Mitch McConnell not to be a swamp animal.

Texas district court judge stops Texas “fetal heartbeat” abortion law 
The Texas S.B. was blocked by a temporary order of restraining ordered issued Wednesday by a district court judge The U.S. Department of Justice had requested the temporary restraining order in support of 8 the abortion law. 

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“A person’s right under the Constitution to choose to obtain an abortion prior to fetal viability is well established. The State was fully aware of the flagrant violation of its citizens’ rights by state intervention, and devised a transparent, unprecedented statutory scheme to accomplish this,” U.S. District Judge Robert Pittman of Austin Division in Texas wrote in a 113-page decision.

Republican governor of Texas, Greg Abbott, has signed the Texas law. Greg Abbott in May, prohibits abortions once medical professionals can detect cardiac activity, usually around six weeks and before many women know they’re pregnant. Rather than having the state enforce the ban, the law creates a private right of action against individuals who commit or aid and abet an abortion that violates the law – but not against the woman who undergoes the procedure.

Requests for a stay by abortion providers to stop the law going into effect were rejected by the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals. Although the plaintiffs appealed the decision to the Supreme Court the Supreme Court granted the law its full effect. Pittman granted the motion by President Biden’s Department of Justice to stop the law from taking effect. CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE

Other developments
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Biden reverses Trump’s ban of federal funds for abortion-referring facilities
Shelley Lynn Thornton, a ‘Roe-baby’ says that she won’t let any side use her during the abortion debate
Pro-life progressive group launched, claiming that the ‘abortion industrial complex’ places profits above people

Brian Laundrie: Lawyer says Brian Laundrie is on the run
Florida fugitive Brian Laundrie’s attorney said Wednesday that father Christopher Laundrie would begin assisting authorities in the search for his son – who was last seen Sept. 13, just days after his fiancée Gabby Petito officially became a missing person.

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The FBI later found Petito’s remains at a remote Wyoming campsite on Sept. 19.

Steve Bertolino on Wednesday evening stated that Chris Laundrie was requested to aid law enforcement as they search for Brian in the preserve. Chris was unable to search for Brian because the preserve is closed to the public. Roberta and Chris believe that Brian might be there.

He stated that North Port Police in Florida had “to postpone” Laundrie’s participation. Wednesday saw an increase in police presence, as resources appear to have been reduced over the weekend.

Roberta and Chris are optimistic there will again be an opportunity to assist,” he said. He was referring both to Brian Laundrie’s parents.

Josh Taylor, the North Port Police Department’s chief spokesman, told Fox News that his department did not ask for Chris Laundrie’s involvement – nor did police “postpone” it. CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE

Other developments
The FBI is investigating a claim made by a Hiker that he found Brian Laundrie.
Gabby Petito posted a YouTube video while Brian Laundrie was away from her in Utah
– Brian Laundrie’s survival skills are ‘mediocre,’ sister Cassie says
Gabby’s mom, Dr. Phil, takes Gabby to task in an interview

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SOME PARTING WORDS

Mike Pompeo: Peter Daszak has to explain gain-of-function research at Wuhan lab Video

Ex-Secretary of State, United States Mike Pompeo appeared Wednesday night on Fox News’ “The Ingraham Angle” where he spoke about Peter Daszak, the scientist with the nonprofit EcoHealth Alliance who’s been facing pressure because of his ties to a Chinese laboratory in Wuhan that is suspected by some to have links to the origins of the coronavirus.

EcoHealth Alliance provided funding for the project. Peter Daszak participated in it. … That was the group that was connected to the work inside the Wuhan Institute of Virology related to gain-of-function on the very kinds of viruses that we saw escape from that lab with near certainty,” Pompeo said.

“Peter Daszak’s got a lot of questions to explain on how this happened, why American taxpayer dollars were going for this and ultimately the Chinese Communist Party needs to be held accountable for what they did to the world.”

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