The border crisis is back in the spotlight, with Texas Gov. Greg Abbott saying his state has had to bear the brunt of the burden. He said Tuesday, “Because the Biden administration has been promoting and allowing open borders policies, it has been the state of Texas that had to step up and address this challenge and work the local mayor, the local county judge, and the local sheriff.” This comes as Homeland Security head Alejandro Mayorkas faced lawmakers on Capitol Hill, leading to a tense exchange over the southern border.

A showdown is looming on Capitol Hill as Democrats attach a debt limit to the spending bill to avert government shutdown. This raises questions around raising the debt ceiling. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen says if the United States defaults on its debt, it could lead to financial turmoil, including a spike in interest rates and a drop in stock prices. Republicans so far have repeatedly said they will not vote to raise the debt limit. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell said, “Democrats decided to govern alone. Their unified democratic government must put basic governing duties ahead of partisan wishlists. If they don’t, the consequences for our country would be catastrophic.”

An extremely rare official first-edition printed copy of the U.S. Constitution is going up for auction. The value is estimated at $15 million to $20 million and is said to be more rare than the Declaration of Independence. Sotheby’s said this copy would be offered for bid at a New York evening sales event. It will take place in November, but the date is yet to be announced. This will be the first time a manuscript or historical document will be presented for auction, along with major pieces of fine art.

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Tiffany Meier
Tiffany Meier is a New York-based reporter and host of NTD’s “China in Focus” and “Deep Dive.”

September 21, 2021 11:40 pm

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