WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday that he and congressional leaders had discussed the possibility of jettisoning a long-standing cap on U.S. government debt, saying it is not really needed. "It could be discussed," Trump told reporters as he sat down to meet with the ruler of Kuwait. "It complicates things. It's really not necessary." On Wednesday Trump agreed with Democratic leaders in Congress on a three-month extension of the debt ceiling tied to hurricane relief legislation and funding for government operations into December. The Washington Post, citing three people familiar with the decision, said Trump and Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer had also agreed to work toward a permanent debt-limit repeal. Trump and Schumer, along with House of Representatives Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, would work on a plan over the next few months to remove the need for Congress to periodically raise the limit, the newspaper reported. "The president encouraged congressional leaders to find a more permanent solution to the debt ceiling so the vote is not so frequently politicized," White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders said, when asked about the Post report. Any measure would still have to pass both the House and the Senate, both currently controlled by Republicans. House Speaker Paul Ryan said on Thursday he opposes any effort to do away with the role of Congress in approving increases to the federal debt limit. (Reporting by Roberta Rampton and James Oliphant; Writing by Susan Heavey and Tim Ahmann; Editing by Jeffrey Benkoe and James Dalgleish)
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- The Hill
Former White House communications director Alyssa Farah Griffin on Tuesday said the FBI’s raid on former President Trump’s Mar-a-Lago property could be the key to him winning the 2024 presidential election. Griffin, in an appearance on CNN’s “New Day,” said she hoped the investigation is about more than Trump not complying with certain archiving laws…
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- BuzzFeed News
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The Fox News host unloaded a hyperbolic rant about the FBI search at Mar-a-Lago.
- Rolling Stone
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- The Daily Beast
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- LA Times
Prosecutors say they are reviewing previous crashes linked to woman charged with six counts of murder and five counts of vehicular manslaughter.
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- Country Living
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During an extensive review process, Donald Trump's FBI appointee Christopher Wray most likely had to approve the search warrant.
- The Hill
Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.), a stalwart Senate ally of former President Trump, is facing fresh uncertainty in his race for reelection after telling a podcast last week that Social Security and Medicare should be classified as discretionary spending, with Congress authorized to set their budgets every year. Johnson had been cruising to reelection in…
On Aug. 8, the FBI executed a search warrant for Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach, Florida, and needless to say, the former president was anything but pleased.
- Associated Press
A jury on Tuesday acquitted a commercial truck driver of causing the deaths of seven motorcyclists in a horrific head-on collision in northern New Hampshire that exposed fatal flaws in the processing of license revocations across states. Volodymyr Zhukovskyy, 26, of West Springfield, Massachusetts, was found innocent on seven counts of manslaughter, seven counts of negligent homicide and one count of reckless conduct in connection with the June 21, 2019, crash in Randolph.
- Ukrayinska Pravda
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Donald Trump's niece Mary spoke of his "panic" after the FBI raid at Mar-A-Lago, saying he will not have expected feds to take such strong action.
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