The Senate will meet in a rare weekend session to vote on a number of issues including President Biden's Inflation Reduction Act, which stands to be a key piece of the Biden administration. Natalie Brand is on Capitol Hill with the latest.
It could be a long night for lawmakers as they try to advance a massive spending bill in the Senate. The bill aims to reduce drug and health care costs while spending billions to combat climate change. Michael George reports for CBS2.
- Washington Post
The Senate passed the sprawling legislation, a key part of President Biden’s economic agenda, on Aug. 7 after almost 20 hours of debate on the Senate floor.
- Miami Herald
Since flamethrowers are mostly known as weapons you see in World War II movies, one might ask: Why would anyone have a flamethrower in Florida? And are they legal to own?
Graham directly insulted Hassan and presiding officer Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) stepped in.
- The Hill
Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) received a warning early Sunday morning to follow the Senate’s decorum rules after he accused Sen. Maggie Hassan (D-N.H.) of being “deceitful” and “dishonest” and vowed “we’re going to call you out.” “This gives phony and cynical a bad name,” Graham exclaimed when Hassan introduced her amendment. Graham’s outburst at Hassan…
Josh Hawley offers back-handed praise for Senate Democrats over their recent legislative accomplishments: 'There's a lesson there for the GOP'
The Democratic-led Senate has passed a raft of significant legislation over the last several weeks, culminating in the Inflation Reduction Act.
- USA TODAY
The Senate's sweeping climate, health care and tax bill keeps limit on SALT tax deductions. House Democrats who oppose the cap plan to support the bill anway.
- Raleigh News and Observer
North Carolina Sens. Thom Tillis and Richard Burr faced online criticism following a failed vote Sunday to cap private insurers from charging more than $35 for insulin.
- Business Insider
Liz Cheney says she favors serving with Democratic women with national security backgrounds over GOP lawmakers like Marjorie Taylor Greene and Lauren Boebert
Cheney said she may have ideological disagreements with national security-minded Democrats, but "they love this country" and "do their homework."
- Ukrayinska Pravda
Ukraine's security forces foil Russian assassination attempts on Defence Minister and intelligence chief
VALENTYNA ROMANENKO - MONDAY, 8 AUGUST 2022, 16:41 Ukrainian law enforcement officers have foiled assassination attempts by the Russian secret service on Oleksii Reznikov, Minister of Defence of Ukraine, and Kyrylo Budanov, Head of the Chief Intelligence Directorate.
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- Rolling Stone
The latest example of the former president seeing himself as a dictator comes in a shocking excerpt from The Divider: Trump in the White House, 2017-2021
- ABC News
Republicans strip $35 insulin price cap from Democrats' bill -- but insist Senate rules are to blame
Nearly uniform Republican opposition in the Senate on Sunday stripped a proposed cap on insulin prices in private insurance from Democrats' party-line climate, health and tax bill. Democrats had sought to overrule a decision from the Senate rules official, the parliamentarian, that a $35-per-month limit on insulin costs under private insurances did not comply with the budget reconciliation process, which allowed Democrats to pass their bill with a bare majority. The cap, which was proposed by Sen. Raphael Warnock, D-Ga., needed 60 votes to pass and remain in the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA).
- Ukrayinska Pravda
OLENA ROSHCHINA - Monday, 8 August 2022, 23:35 President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, recalling the wars in Georgia and Ukraine, said that only Russia's loss of everything captured and international legal responsibility for an act of aggression will work as safeguards against new wars.
The Razoni, the first ship to depart Ukraine under an U.N.-brokered deal, is looking for another port to unload its grain cargo as the initial Lebanese buyer refused delivery citing a more than five-month delay, Embassy of Ukraine in Lebanon said on Monday. "According to the information provided by the shipper of the Ukrainian grain aboard the Razoni, the buyer in Lebanon refused to accept the cargo due to delays in delivery terms," the embassy said in a Facebook post. "So the shipper is now looking for another consignee to offload his cargo either in Lebanon/Tripoli or any other country/port."
Twitter users slammed U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D, CA-12) for saying she has always felt a “connection” with China. During a speech on Friday in Tokyo, the last stop of Pelosi’s recent visit to Asia, Pelosi recalled a childhood memory about China. Nancy Pelosi says she’s always felt a connection to China because when she was a little girl her parents told her if she kept digging a hole at the beach eventually she’d reach China.
- The Hill
National Republican Senatorial Committee Chair Rick Scott said on Sunday that it will be tough for GOP lawmakers to take back the Senate in the upcoming midterm elections. During an appearance on CBS’s “Face The Nation,” moderator Margaret Brennan asked the Republican senator from Florida if it will get harder for Republicans to take control…
- The Recount
Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) proposes amendment to reconciliation bill to limit pregnancy resources "to biological females."
CLERK: With changes that one are within the jurisdiction of such committee and two would contain a definition for the term pregnancy that limits maternal and infant related program resources to biological females. SENATOR MURRAY: Mr. President, let's be clear about what's going on here. You know, it's actually outrageous that Republicans are trying to talk about pregnancy when in this country right now they are forcing women to stay pregnant, no matter their circumstances, pushing cruel and extreme abortion bans.
- USA TODAY Opinion
The Inflation Reduction Act win shows President Joe Biden and Democrats delivering on two important promises.
- The Hill
Russia’s military has suffered roughly 70,000 to 80,000 casualties since it first attacked Ukraine in late February, the Pentagon’s top policy official said Monday. “The Russians are taking a tremendous number of casualties,” Colin Kahl, Defense Department under secretary for policy, told reporters. “There’s a lot of fog in war but I think it’s safe…