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- Programming observe: We’re off for the vacation on Monday, however will likely be again very first thing Tuesday.
This is what we’re speaking about:
What we’re watching in the present day: President Biden will go to Louisana to see hurricane harm and meet with native leaders.
With Phil Rosen.
1. ON THE TRAIL: Ted Cruz’s allies are eyeing one other presidential run. They view the Texas senator as a “formidable candidate” given the intensive community and identify recognition he in-built 2016 marketing campaign that fell simply wanting the nomination.
However like everybody else, Cruz’s determination is not his alone: “Trump is his personal orbit. If he runs, no one else runs,” mentioned a former Cruz marketing campaign staffer.
- Historical past has been (principally) type to the GOP’s silver medalists: George H.W. Bush, Bob Dole, John McCain, and Mitt Romney all later received the Republican presidential nomination after falling simply quick in earlier cycles. However solely Bush went on to be elected president.
A have a look at the key names to watch as Cruz weighs his options:
- Jeff Roe, Cruz’s 2016 marketing campaign supervisor: Cruz’s Senate marketing campaign is already a shopper of Roe’s consulting agency. (He is up for reelection in 2024, which means he’ll be operating for one thing it doesn’t matter what.) Roe, a Missouri native identified for his aggressive ways, is the epicenter of Cruzworld.
- Catherine Frazier, Cruz’s former nationwide press secretary: Frazier has labored for Clout Public Affairs, a division of Roe’s consulting agency, since 2019. She’s well-known by the DC press corps and is an alum of former Vitality Secretary Rick Perry’s 2012 presidential run.
- David Polyansky, Cruz’s former Senate chief of workers: Polyansky, who was a senior advisor on Cruz’s 2016 marketing campaign and his profitable Senate reelection marketing campaign towards Beto O’Rourke, was already noticed in Iowa throughout Cruz’s newest swing via the caucus state. Polyansky comes loaded with Iowa ties as a former senior advisor to Sen. Joni Ernst’s 2014 marketing campaign.
2. At least 46 dead after Ida’s remnants hammer the Northeast: It devastated New York, New Jersey, and two different states three days after it made landfall in Louisana, The New York Occasions experiences. It’s the area’s deadliest storm since Hurricane Sandy. Officials say Ida illustrates the lethal ferocity of climate change.
3. Supreme Court docket’s Texas abortion ruling upends politics: Activists on each side of the controversy say the court docket’s determination to let the nation’s strictest anti-abortion legislation go into impact may jolt supporters into motion, The Washington Submit experiences. Democratic gubernatorial candidates in Virginia and Pennsylvania rapidly made the worry over the way forward for abortion rights a part of their fundraising pitches. More on how the decision is shifting next year’s midterm elections.
- Republicans wish to observe Texas’ instance: Florida Senate President Wilton Simpson informed reporters that state lawmakers have been engaged on their model of Texas’ legislation. A lawmaker in Arkansas ordered up comparable laws for his state. And Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts pledged to closely watch Texas as he prepares his personal anti-abortion proposals. More on how Republicans see Texas as the roadmap.
4. Manchin calls for large cuts to Biden’s agenda: Sen. Joe Manchin, a Democrat from West Virginia, needs to “hit the pause button” on his occasion’s huge $3.5 trillion spending plan, a transfer that would imperil the core of Biden’s home agenda. Manchin, who has beforehand criticized the dimensions of the laws, got here out firmly towards its present price ticket in a Wall Road Journal op-ed. Manchin’s opposition may force fellow Democrats to tear up their plans.
5. Oklahoma ERs are overflowing with individuals ODing on ivermectin: The scenario is so dire that folks with gunshot wounds have to attend their flip to get remedy, Dr. Jason McElyea, an ER doctor affiliated with a number of hospitals in Sallisaw, informed an area TV station. The CDC and FDA have warned individuals towards self-medicating with ivermectin for COVID-19 as many flip to a drug supposed for livestock. Some patients have taken so much of the drug that their conditions are worse “than if they’d caught COVID,” McElyea mentioned.
6. Final US pilots to fly out of Afghanistan describe “apocalyptic” scenes: Pilots noticed stray canine on the tarmac and will even make out Taliban militants waving goodbye, the Related Press experiences. Air Pressure Lt. Col. Braden Coleman mentioned it appeared “like a type of zombie films.” More on the final moments of America’s longest war.
7. Japanese prime minister to step down after one yr in workplace: Yoshihide Suga will resign on September 30, The Occasions experiences. Suga has tried to salvage his approval, however he’s faced intense blowback over his dealing with of the pandemic and determination to press on with the Olympics. More on what lays ahead for Japan and why the nation could be headed for a period of political uncertainty.
8. GM is shutting down some manufacturing traces over chip scarcity: Basic Motors is reducing manufacturing in crops throughout North America because of the semiconductor scarcity that is been plaguing the automotive trade for months. The crops in Mexico, the US, and Canada are scheduled to renew manufacturing by the tip of September. The chip shortage isn’t expected to get better for another two years.
9. Housing disaster options differ on the place you reside: The US, Canada, and New Zealand all have wildly totally different methods in terms of eradicating residence shortages and record-breaking surging costs. As distant work sparked an unprecedented demand for houses, costs spiked and provide evaporated. Here’s how each of these countries plan to fix their housing dilemmas.
10. The finalists for this yr’s Comedy Wildlife Pictures Awards don’t disappoint. The annual awards spotlight animals at their funniest. This yr’s alternatives have been notably aggressive, that includes otters, monkeys, bears, and extra. Comical poses alternate with sass and gusto. See the hilarious moments of the 42 finalists yourself.
In the present day’s trivia query: Should Ted Cruz run in 2024, he’ll attempt to defend his first-place end within the Iowa caucuses. Traditionally, Iowans haven’t been type to former caucus champs in a aggressive yr. Who’s the one one who can declare to have received two aggressive Iowa presidential caucuses outright? E mail your guess and a recommended query to me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
That is all for this week. Have an exquisite vacation weekend!