As negotiations continue over whether to include emergency funding for the water crisis in Flint, Mich., in the stopgap spending bill, White House press secretary Josh Earnest weighed in on Speaker Paul D. Ryan’s statements that it be included in another bill. The two each spoke about the issue in separate news conferences on Tuesday.
This week in Washington, President Barack Obama is expected to veto a 9/11 bill that would allow allow lawsuits against nations that support terrorist attacks in the United States. A vote in Congress to override that veto would likely be close. Congress dealt this week with the issue of funding the government after Oct. 1 and experts say a shutdown is more likely than several weeks ago after talks stalled once again.
Elections Editor Nathan L. Gonzales discusses where the national presidential election stands as Hillary Clinton's advantage over Donald Trump has nearly faded in some polls. And find out how the Democrats' hope of overtaking the Senate looks with six weeks to go before Nov. 8, as well as the current status of House races.