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House approves bill to avert government shutdown, aid Ukraine, sending it to Biden to sign

The Democratic-led House passed a short-term spending bill on Friday that finances the federal government through mid-December as lawmakers acted to avert a partial government shutdown set to begin after midnight.

Justice Jackson makes Supreme Court debut in brief ceremony

Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson made her first appearance on the Supreme Court bench in a brief courtroom ceremony Friday, three days before the start of the high court’s new term.

Trump called his supporters ‘[expletive] crazy,’ wanted to fire Jared and Ivanka by tweet, and other revelations from new Haberman book

Excerpts from from the book have been published by a number of outlets over the past month. Here’s a look at some of the major revelations that have been reported so far.

Thomas meets with Jan. 6 panel

The testimony from Thomas was one of the remaining items for the panel as it eyes the completion of its work. The panel has already interviewed more than 1,000 witnesses and shown some of that video testimony in its eight hearings over the summer.

‘Our country hurts’ after Hurricane Ian slams Florida, President Biden says

During a visit to the headquarters of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, President Biden said, “The numbers are still unclear, but we’re hearing early reports of what may be substantial loss of life.”

Senate passes short-term spending bill to avert government shutdown, aid Ukraine

The bill finances the federal government through Dec. 16 and buys lawmakers more time to agree on legislation setting spending levels for the 2023 fiscal year. It now goes to the House for consideration.

Virginia Thomas appears for interview with House Jan. 6 committee

Conservative activist Virginia “Ginni” Thomas, the wife of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, appeared on Thursday for a voluntary interview with the House panel investigating the Jan. 6 insurrection.

GOP states sue Biden administration over student loan plan

Six Republican-led states are suing the Biden administration in an effort to halt its plan to forgive student loan debt for tens of millions of Americans, accusing it of overstepping its executive powers.