Government Shutdown Looming: Is Ukraine Aid the Real Culprit?

As Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky visits Capitol Hill, the issue of aid to Ukraine remains a contentious topic. Kevin McCarthy, the House Minority Leader, has been unsuccessful in advancing a bill to fund the Defense Department for the second time. This failure keeps the U.S. government on track for a potential shutdown on October 1. … Read more

The Blame Game in Debt Ceiling Talks Take A New Turn

House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) has consistently outmaneuvered Democrats. President Joe Biden has been backed into a corner and seems unable to get out the way the Democrats had planned. Thanks to McCarthy’s skillful maneuvering Biden has encountered a series of setbacks as he and the White House strive to demonstrate competence and strength during debt ceiling negotiations.