1. Health Scares And Funding Fights Cloud Congress' Return NPR 15:41

Mitch McConnell, the Senate Minority Leader, again froze suddenly during a press conference. The 81 year-old’s medical incidents have raised concerns about his future in Washington.

And funding the war in Ukraine, funding the government, responding to natural disasters, and investigating President Biden are all inter-related dilemmas as Speaker of the House Kevin McCarthy walks the high rope that is guiding his caucus through the fall legislative session.

This episode: White House correspondent Tamara Keith, congressional correspondent Deirdre Walsh, and senior political editor and correspondent Domenico Montanaro.

The podcast is produced by Elena Moore and Casey Morell. Our editor is Eric McDaniel. Our executive producer is Muthoni Muturi.

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