Want to catch up with the news quickly? Here are the top stories from Thursday, September 28, 2023.
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1. A government shutdown is days away — how will it impact Americans?
Congress currently has just three days to strike a deal and prevent a government shutdown that would impact millions of Americans. Lawmakers have made little progress towards preventing a crisis that would hit homes across the country on Oct. 1, unless lawmakers can pass a federal budget.
President Biden stated that Americans need House Republicans to “do their job” as he holds out hope that congress will take action by the end-of-week deadline and shutdown will be avoided.
2. Republican presidential candidates spew hatred at second primary debate
The second Republican presidential debate of 2023 aired last night on the Fox News Channel and Fox Business Network. Univision anchor Ilia Calderón served as moderator, and former president Donald Trump once again declined to attend.
The discussions were rife with anti-transgender sentiment, with candidates calling trans people mentally ill and promising to ban gender-affirming health care. The debate was also marked by the usual GOP talking…