While Congress enjoys their five week vacation, the speaker of the House prepares for his toughest challenge of raising the country’s debt ceiling. Congress will only have 12 days to work on increasing the country’s debt ceiling, and if they fail it will be the first time the U.S. would default on their loan payments ever before.
House Republicans launch a website blasting the media for focusing on “chaos,” rather than their accomplishments made during President Trump’s first 200 days in office. The website called “Did You Know” says the news has not been keeping Americans informed on all the legislation GOP lawmakers have passed in the House.
U.S. officials are warning the international community that North Korea has successfully developed a miniature-nuclear warhead for it’s intercontinental ballistic missiles. The new data comes from the Defense Intelligence Agency, which completed an assessment of North Korea’s weapons capabilities.
An Iranian drone comes within 100 feet of of a U.S. fighter jet in the Persian gulf, prompting the jet to take necessary action to avoid collision. The U.S. Navy reported the warplane was preparing to land on the U.S.S. Nimitz on Tuesday when a drone came into close proximity of the jet.
The private attorney for President Trump calls out Obama-era Attorney General Loretta Lynch. This comes after redacted emails were released relating to her controversial tarmac meeting with Bill Clinton last year.
A Philadelphia tax on sugary drinks now makes buying soda more expensive than beer. The city’s beverage tax is at 1.5 cents per ounce on non-alcoholic sugary drinks, which is 24 times higher than the state’s tax rate on beer.
U.S. diplomats begin talks with leaders of four Arab countries about resolving the Qatar dispute, and its alleged financing of terrorists. On Monday, retired Marine General Anthony Zinni and Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Timothy Lenderking met with Kuwait’s foreign minister to discuss the growing crisis.
The Department of Justice will develop guidelines to ensure that forensic testimony meets scientific standards. Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein announced the plan Monday, saying the DOJ is fully committed to strengthening forensic science, especially in the courtroom.
Secretary of State RexTillerson expresses optimism that the U.S. and Russia can find a way to ease tensions between the two countries. One America’s Mario Solano has the latest on the conflict following Tillerson’s meeting with Russia’s top diplomat.