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McConnell Says Democrats' Glee on Debt Limit Deal Was Premature

McConnell Says Democrats' Glee on Debt Limit Deal Was Premature

These key provisions would grant the Treasury more power to extend the limits of federal borrowing, by shuffling money more freely between different government accounts, and use that money to fuel borrowing. "So, yes. without the debt limit, we have leverage - leverage in the sense that they need our votes", Hoyer said. As a result, Thune said, that postponement of the debt ceiling debate "does increase the likelihood that we will get a spending bill that's going to be more to our liking".


First Look at Damage From Irma-Slammed Fla. Keys

First Look at Damage From Irma-Slammed Fla. Keys

One man in SC was killed by a falling tree limb and another died in a traffic accident, officials said . "Basically every house in the Keys was impacted in some way or another", Federal Emergency Management Agency Administrator Brock Long said at a news conference.


Irma continues destructive path in Florida

Irma continues destructive path in Florida

More than 1.3 million people across the state were without power Tuesday at noon. Shredded awning whips in tropical storm winds at the Coral Ridge Yacht Club as Hurricane Irma hits Fort Lauderdale. Florida: Two deaths: A driver died in a auto accident on State Road 417, said Orange County Fire Rescue Chief Otto Drozd. At least 26 people were arrested for burglary and looting Sunday night in Miami, and schools, airports and Orlando's DisneyWorld were on the list of closures.


China says diplomacy needed to rid Korean peninsula of nuclear weapons

China says diplomacy needed to rid Korean peninsula of nuclear weapons

North Korea on Monday threatened to "inflict pain and suffering" on the U.S., after Washington pushed for new sanctions against Pyongyang for its sixth nuclear test in the UN Security Council , the state-media reported. The US and Japan have led the way on so-called "secondary sanctions" that target third-country businesses that surreptitiously deal with North Korea in breach of the United Nations rules, including Chinese banks and companies.


Hurricane Jose continues to meander in the Atlantic

Hurricane Jose continues to meander in the Atlantic

So, right now, it's a category one hurricane. It comes as Hurricane Irma tore a path of destruction across the Caribbean and through the south east. After that, the storm is likely to remain at sea rather than heading toward the U.S. The National Hurricane Center's "cone of uncertainty"-the area in which a storm is predicted to wind up-currently shows Jose staying in the Atlantic basin through Saturday".


North threatens USA to stop further sanctions

North threatens USA to stop further sanctions

The new draft does ban textile exports from North Korea , prohibits the sale of natural gas to North Korea and sets a cap on refined petroleum sales to the country of two million barrels per year. Earlier, North Korea said it would not accept any chastisement over its nuclear and missile program, which it says is vital to stave off the threat of an American invasion.