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From Washington: Can McCarthy Avoid A Shutdown And Keep The Speakers Gavel

Evening Edition: GOP Works To Avoid Shutdown Despite Division In Party

Congress has just ten days to come to a compromise and avert a government shutdown on the first of October. The House currently seems to be unable to pass anything, including the GOP's defense spending bill that failed this week. Negotiations are set to continue over the weekend with a stopgap funding bill being a possible solution, but no one is confident a shutdown will be avoided. FOX's Ryan Schmelz speaks with Rep. August Pfluger (R-TX), part of the GOP negotiations team, about where talks stand, possible solutions for compromise and his concerns moderate Republicans will be forced to ally with Democrats. Click Here To Follow 'The FOX News Rundown: Evening Edition' Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

VP Mike Pence Makes The Case For 'Conservatism' & Himself

The second Republican debate is coming up next week at the Reagan Library in Simi Valley, California. The qualifications to make the stage are stricter this time, with candidates needing to meet higher polling and donor requirements. Six of the eight candidates from the first debate are projected to return, with North Dakota Governor Doug Burgum and former Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson not yet qualifying. FOX News' latest power rankings show former Vice President Mike Pence in sixth place behind former President Donald Trump, and he joined the podcast to discuss the state of the 2024 race. He tells the Rundown that he is disappointed in his former running mate's decision not to debate and shares why he thinks he is the most qualified conservative in the race. The price tag of a four-year college degree continues to rise; in fact, the cost has increased by 79 percent since 1995. At the end of August, President Biden said his administration was committed to making a college education "an affordable ticket to the middle class" via loan forgiveness programs. He unveiled the SAVE plan—the administration’s second attempt at federal student debt forgiveness after the first was defeated in the Supreme Court. But college enrollment has dropped well below pre-pandemic levels, while trade school enrollment numbers continue to grow. Former White House economist and author of “Making College Pay,” Beth Akers, joins the podcast to explain why a new generation is questioning the value of a four-year degree, the factors boosting trade schools as an alternative path, and the threat that student loan forgiveness may pose in the long term. Plus, commentary by author and vice president of communications for Focus on The Family, Paul Batura. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

Evening Edition: Britain Changes Course On Green Initiatives

British Prime Minister Richi Sunak announced that the U.K. will be pausing a ban on new gas and diesel cars, a measure that was supposed to be in place by 2030. Sunak said Britain's climate goals were financially impacting the average citizen too much. The Prime Minister was the first British head of state in a decade not to attend the United Nations General Assembly where the topic of climate change was a major talking point.  FOX's John Saucier speaks with Alex Hogan, FOX News Foreign Correspondent based in London, about the walk back on climate change goals and reaction to the decision.   Click Here To Follow 'The FOX News Rundown: Evening Edition' Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

Republicans Picking 'Populists' In Primary Race

The Fox News Power Rankings are out, and they paint a picture of the 2024 GOP presidential races as a competition between populist candidates and traditional conservatives. The latest FOX Business polls show former President Trump maintains a large lead in the race both in Iowa and South Carolina. As the next GOP primary debate is set to take place on September 27th, the FOX Business polls show that voters have thrown more support for former Ambassador Nikki Haley and entrepreneur Vivek Ramaswamy since the first debate; however, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis is still the number two in the race. FOX News Decision Desk Director Arnon Mishkin joins the Rundown to explain the increasing popularity of populist GOP candidates, the rising candidates in the race, and the factors allowing former President Trump to sustain a large lead over his challengers. Following the pandemic, more parents began seeking more options for their children's education instead of their local public school. This prompted several states across the country to enact legislation to provide different options and give parents the power of school choice. For example, Arizona provides vouchers for students to attend private schools, and Iowa offers an education savings account to eligible families to cover tuition, fees, and other education-related expenses. Brian Brenberg, co-host of "The Big Money Show" on FOX Business, is focusing on school choice as part of FBN's weeklong series on "Education in America." On the Rundown, he shares why more parents are turning to alternative options, explains the rise in charter schools' popularity, and breaks down how COVID-19 may have placed students behind academically. Plus, commentary by Fox News contributor Liz Peek. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

Evening Edition: Congress Questions Sec. Buttigieg On Flight Delays And Rail Safety

Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg testified before The House of Representatives Transportation and Infrastructure Committee today who grilled him on a summer of air travel troubles, rail safety and the administration's push on electric vehicles. Secretary Buttigieg said that flight cancellations are down to pre-COVID days and touted thousands of infrastructure projects in all states. The state of air travel in the United States was the focus though, with the FAA without a head administrator and the looming government shutdown which would have a large impact on air traffic controllers.   FOX's John Saucier speaks with Chad Pergram, FOX News Chief Congressional Correspondent, about the testimony from the Secretary, where the spending bill fight stands and later touches on the Senate relaxing their dress code.  Click Here To Follow 'The FOX News Rundown: Evening Edition' Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

GOP Spending Fight Tests Speaker McCarthy's Leadership

To avoid a government shutdown, Congress has until the end of September to pass a new spending bill. Currently, House Republicans are unable to reach a consensus on defense spending and move forward with a proposed short-term solution. Speaker McCarthy’s proposed GOP plan included approximately 8 percent in budget cuts, allocating no money for military aid to Ukraine but did provide funds to bolster border security measures. A procedural vote on Tuesday effectively defeated the GOP plan, with Republican lawmakers fighting internally about where spending is most needed. One of the few naysayers, Republican Congressman Matt Rosendale (R-MT), joins the Rundown to share why he is not worried about the possibility of a shutdown and why he lobbied against the continuing resolution. Seventy percent of Americans say transgender athletes should only be allowed to compete in sports on teams that match their birth gender. The issue has stirred controversy across schools in the United States, with some parents of female athletes voicing opposition to what they see as an unfair advantage, while more liberal countries have had the community argue this backlash is LGBTQ+ discrimination. The debate has the Biden administration in a difficult spot, with Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre telling FBN there is no "yes or no answer" for this issue. Meanwhile, 2024 GOP candidate Nikki Haley has called this the "women’s issue of our time," criticizing the Biden administration for allowing "biological men to compete in women’s sports." On the Rundown, FOX Business' Hillary Vaughn is covering this as part of FBN's weeklong series on "Education in America,'' and she breaks down the trans athlete controversy and how lawmakers are addressing these concerns. Plus, commentary from Hollywood actor and film producer, Kevin Sorbo. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

Evening Edition: Biden Speaks To The United Nations Amid Protests

President Biden addressed the United Nations General Assembly today in New York City as tens of thousands of migrants continue to pour into the self-proclaimed 'sanctuary city'. The President's remarks had a focus on the Ukraine-Russia conflict and did not touch on the ongoing immigration crisis. This as protests were held outside the United Nations condemning the Iran prisoner swap deal that was made.   FOX's Eben Brown speaks with FOX Business Network's Madison Alworth, at the United Nations in New York, about the the President's speech, what was said and what wasn't said about the migrant crisis.    Click Here To Follow 'The FOX News Rundown: Evening Edition' Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

How Politics Is Driving The Auto Workers' Strike

The United Auto Workers have been on strike for five days, with the union issuing demands for higher pay from the big car companies, who they argue are overpaying their executives while underpaying their laborers. UAW President Shawn Fain organized an aggressive, unprecedented strike on assembly plants at Ford, General Motor and Stellantis. As the labor negotiations continue, President Biden has voiced support for the strike while former President Trump has shared criticism of UAW union leadership. Fox Business' Jeff Flock joins the Rundown to explain Fain's plans with this strike and the public support for the union. Later, former Labor Department economist Diana Furchtgott-Roth breaks down the politics and policies that drove workers towards this strike. In Fairfax County, Virginia, parents have recently voiced concern about the race and gender education curriculum in their schools. Even on a national scale, the teaching of these topics in classrooms has become a major conversation on the 2024 campaign trail. From Governor Ron DeSantis introducing Florida's Parental Rights in Education Act to Virginia Governor Glenn Youngkin banning schools from teaching "divisive concepts like critical race theory," parents and politicians alike are paying more attention to the curriculum. On the Rundown, FOX Business' Edward Lawrence, who is focusing on the curriculum controversy as part of FBN's weeklong series on "Education in America," shares why some parents are criticizing the public education system and details how different states are challenging these issues. Plus, commentary from host of OutKick's Tomi Lahren is Fearless, Tomi Lahren. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

Evening Edition: Five Americans Returning Home After Iran Prisoner Swap

Five American citizens have been released from Iranian prisons in an exchange that returned six billion dollars in frozen funds and five Iranian prisoners being held in the United States to Tehran. Iran has conducted a cold-blooded hostage policy that they have been mastering since the Islamic regime took power in 1979, with the kidnapping of the American diplomats from the embassy in Tehran. Iran’s long history of kidnapping Western hostages in exchange for all sorts of concessions has impacted people from the United States, various European countries, Australia and other countries around the world.   FOX's Eben Brown speaks with Behnam Ben Taleblu, Senior Fellow at the non-partisan Foundation for Defense of Democracies, about this latest exchange and how kidnapping foreigners has become seemingly successful for Iran.   Click Here To Follow 'The FOX News Rundown: Evening Edition' Learn more about your ad choices. Visit