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7 Things: Aderholt doubtful of shutdown, even Biden’s former flack thinks he’s a drag on Demos, and more …

7. New York is going to become a sanctuary tent city 

  • The influx of illegal immigrants being sent to New York City and other liberal sanctuary cities does not show any sign of stopping. The politics of this have been good for Republicans and Democrats now have to figure out how to handle the human beings being placed at their doorstep.

  • New York City has decided they will build a “tent city” complex with 1,000 beds in each tent in an effort to deal with the flow. NYC Mayor Eric Adams says the city will do what it has to in order to deal with this, “This is not an everyday homelessness crisis, but a humanitarian crisis that requires a different approach.”

6. Deadline for absentee ballots is approaching

  • Alabama Secretary of State John Merrill’s office has set the deadline for absentee ballots by mail in the general election this year for Nov. 1, with the election taking place on Nov. 8.

  • The deadline for mail-in absentee ballots to be received is Nov. 8, and absentee ballots being turned in by hand have to be returned by Nov. 3, and the deadline for them to be received is Nov. 7.

5. Biden will continue putting pressure on Russia

  • As Russian President Vladimir Putin has continued taking aggressive stances as his war with Ukraine seems stalled, President Joe Biden will allegedly continue putting pressure on Putin and Russia. However, White House National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan has said that Russia isn’t quite at the point of “state sponsor of terror designation.”

  • Later, Sullivan added, “we agree fully with the Ukrainian prime minister … we need to continue to amp the pressure on Russia economically, and we will do so.” Sullivan also said Putin’s decision to mobilize former military members is “a sign that he is struggling very badly in Ukraine, that the Russian army is struggling badly, and he doesn’t have a lot of options left because he really did not want to have to move to mobilization.”

4. Alabama men held captive in Russia have returned to the state

  • In Birmingham, Andy Tai Ngoc Huynh and Alexander Drueke, two veterans from Alabama, have returned to the state and reunited with their families after being held prisoner in Russia. The men were originally captured in Ukraine fighting against Russian forces.

  • Drueke’s aunt Dianna Shaw has said, “I knew that Alex and Andy had the training and they had the guts to make it through whatever came their way. I knew that our governments were not going to give up on them, the American government and the Ukrainian government, we had their promise that they would not be giving up.”

3. Special interests are winning

  • U.S. Rep. Mo Brooks (R-Huntsville) has regularly been outspoken against the “special interest groups” and their involvement in politics, and he’s recently said “the American people are losing, and the special interests are winning.”

  • Brooks went on to say, “About 80-90% of the Republicans in the House and the Senate are in the pockets of those that want open borders and cheap foreign labor. So we’re losing when Democrats are in charge and we’re losing when Republicans are in charge, we’re just losing in different ways … but the bottom line is there are only about 10-15% of us in the House of Representatives and the United States Senate that really want border security as the American people understand it, but most everybody is going to campaign, as a Republican, is going to campaign for border security regardless of whether they’re going to keep that campaign promise.”

2. Democrats need to make sure they’re focusing on one issue, Trump

  • Former White House press secretary Jen Psaki has cast some doubt on the Democrats’ chances in the midterm election while appearing on NBC with Chuck Todd. Psaki said that the Republicans will lose their elections “if the election is about who is the most extreme.”

  • Psaki went on to add that if the elections are “a referendum on the president, they [Democrats] will lose, and they know that.” Psaki later mentioned crime and the economy as larger issues that can harm Democratic campaigns if they’re tied to President Joe Biden. This explains President Joe Biden’s rantings on “fascism“, Hillary Clinton rambling about Nazis and the media focusing on QAnon again.

1. We should be able to avoid a government shutdown

  • U.S. Rep. Robert Aderholt (R-Haleyville) has recently discussed the possibility of the government shutting down as the deadline for a funding bill approaches at the end of this week. Aderholt said that he’s “optimistic” a funding bill will be passed.

  • Aderholt said, “I’m still optimistic that we can get a deal because everybody knows it’s an election year and everybody wants to try and get back in here in October and then we can come settle these issues after the election,” and he’s “hearing a continuing resolution through mid-December is what would most likely happen, but nothing’s a done deal at this point.”

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