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Rep. Karen Bass running for Los Angeles mayor

"I’ve spent my entire life bringing groups of people together in coalitions to solve complex problems and produce concrete change, especially in times of crisis," Bass said in a statement.
Image: Karen Bass, Congressional Black Caucus Presser
Image: Karen Bass, Congressional Black Caucus Presser

Biden facing government funding deadline, critical votes on top priorities

President Biden faces make-or-break decisions on his signature priorities this week: the bipartisan infrastructure plan, and on massive climate and social program spending. Lawmakers are up against a Friday deadline to prevent a government shutdown.
Biden facing government funding deadline, critical votes on top priorities
Biden facing government funding deadline, critical votes on top priorities
2h ago

Senate Republicans block bill to avert government shutdown and to extend debt limit

Republicans said they intend to block the bill because they want Democrats to raise the debt limit separately, on a party-line basis.
Image: Mitch McConnell
Image: Mitch McConnell

A U.S. general warned the Taliban to stay out of Kabul or be bombed. The Taliban rolled into Kabul anyway.

Senators are expected to grill Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin, the chairman of the Joint chiefs and the head of Central Command about the Afghanistan pullout.
Taliban fighters patrol in Kabul on Aug. 19, 2021.
Taliban fighters patrol in Kabul on Aug. 19, 2021.

Watch: Biden receives Covid booster shot

President Biden received his booster shot for the Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine and encouraged Americans to receive the booster if they qualify and get vaccinated if they haven't already.
Watch: Biden receives Covid booster shot
Watch: Biden receives Covid booster shot

'The View' hosts say they had false positive Covid tests during Kamala Harris interview

Sunny Hostin and Ana Navarro were pulled off the air in a startling moment of live television that forced an abbreviated interview with the vice president.
Sunny Hostin and Ana Navarro on \"The View\" on Sept. 27, 2021.
Sunny Hostin and Ana Navarro on \"The View\" on Sept. 27, 2021.

Liberal group points to meat companies as reason for higher grocery store prices

The Agriculture Department has said it expects beef prices to climb 1 percent to 2 percent this year, poultry as much as 1.5 percent and pork 2 percent to 3 percent.
A butcher stocks a display case with packages of steaks at a Costco store on May 24, 2021, in Novato, Calif.
A butcher stocks a display case with packages of steaks at a Costco store on May 24, 2021, in Novato, Calif.

Distrust between progressives and moderates complicates Democratic congressional agenda

First Read is your briefing from "Meet the Press" and the NBC Political Unit on the day's most important political stories and why they matter.
Senate Judiciary Committee Hears Testimony From Attorney General Nominee Merrick Garland
Senate Judiciary Committee Hears Testimony From Attorney General Nominee Merrick Garland
12h ago

Rep. Liz Cheney says she was 'wrong' to oppose same-sex marriage

Cheney said in a 2013 TV interview that she opposed same-sex marriage despite the fact that her sister, Mary, is gay and married with children.
Rep. Liz Cheney, R-Wyo., speaks during a House hearing on July 27, 2021.
Rep. Liz Cheney, R-Wyo., speaks during a House hearing on July 27, 2021.
16h ago

Diversity visa lottery was some Afghans' ticket to America. Now, they're 'hopeless.'

"I had so many plans, but right now, I’m hopeless," student Mohammad Saeedi said.
Image: Afghanistan refugees
Image: Afghanistan refugees

Supreme Court's popularity shifts after abortion decisions

A part of the GOP may strongly favor overturning Roe, but data suggest that if it actually attained its goal, political backlash could be immense.