This right here is exactly what the facepalm emoji was made for: It’s looking ever more likely that Republicans and Democrats are headed for a September showdown over raising the debt ceiling. A two-year suspension of the borrowing limit expired at the end of July and the Treasury Department has started employing “extraordinary measures” to enable the government to keep paying its bills and avoid breaching the ceiling. Those extraordinary measures may be exhausted shortly after Congress returns
A large system of ocean currents in the Atlantic has been disrupted due to human-caused climate change, scientists reported in a new study.
The Congressional Budget Office says the bipartisan infrastructure bill currently under debate in the Senate would add $256 billion to deficits over 10 years. Negotiators had claimed that the $550 billion spending package would be fully offset, but it's been clear that their financing proposals wouldn't cover all the costs in the official score. Since the result was largely anticipated, the CBO report may not swing many votes – or at least not enough to affect passage of the bill. One of the mai