Congress in chaos.
Republicans failed last night to pass a funding bill to help stem the flood of illegal immigrants coming across our Southern borders. A Tea Party revolt that seemed to start with Senator Ted Cruz.. had the GOP pulling the measure from consideration. There are reports they'll try again today, but the Senate also failed to pass anything and don't seem willing to put off their five week vacation that starts today.
Congress did manage to pass an emergency short-term measure to fund highway spending. They also passed a VA overhaul .
Former House Majority Leader Eric Cantor who resigned his post yesterday will not fill out the last of his term. He is stepping down early to allow his replacement to begin voting in the lame-duck session of Congress.
Ebola continues its dangerous spread through West Africa. More than 700 are dead in Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea. The U.S. today warning Americans to delay travel to those countries because of the outbreak of the deadly disease. So why is the U.S. letting an Ebola victim into the U.S.?! Emory University in Atlanta is allowing an ebola victim to be transferred to a special "containment facility" in Atlanta. Is that really a good idea. Hopefully John Roberts can shed some light on it. He reports live today. We'll also hear from Greg Palkot who updates the international reaction.
William La Jeunesse reporting on the arrival of diseases and vermin along with illegal immigrants from Central America into the U.S. ICE agents are reporting scabies, lice, peneumonia, TB and chicken pox are being spread at border areas where illegal immigrant children and adults are being held.
So much for a new 72-hour cease fire between Hamas terrorists and the Israelis.. it didn't last even 7 hours. Gaza terrorists fired 8 rockets and mortars after the start of the cease-fire. Israel has responded with heavy shelling. John Huddy and Conor Powell reporting live.
Fighting continues to rage in Eastern Ukraine. Investigators have been able to begin analyzing the crash site and the wreckage of Malaysian Airlines Flight 17. Steve Harrigan reports.
A Senate Intelligence Committee report on the CIA's use of enhanced interrogation on terrorists could be released as soon as today. Catherine Herridge reporting on the controversial new report. She'll also mention the CIA admitting to spying on Senate employees including possibly U.S. senators.. which is a violation of the U.S. Constitution.
A new AP/GFK poll shows the President losing ground on foreign policy. Just 43% approve of the President's handling of foreign policy..
The Dow plunged more than 300 points yesterday. The bankruptcy of Argentina and the financial fallout from the Russia/Ukraine conflict beginning to spook investors. Today we get reads on July employment and construction spending. Analysts expect more than 200,000 jobs were created, but that the jobless rate will remain unchanged at 6.1%.
A Uganda court has thrown out an anti-gay law passed earlier this year calling it unconstitutional.
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