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President Trump's budget director, Mick Mulvaney, told reporters Thursday that the administration is on board with supporting the "cleanest possible" debt ceiling increase, and will no longer seek spending cuts, per CBS News. Mulvaney had previously pressed for the cuts as part of the deal, but he ultimately agreed with Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin on a clean hike.

Why it matters: The move could put the White House at odds with its party, as members of the Tea Party and House Freedom Caucus have been publicly advocating for the cuts.

The Senate is expected to break for August recess on Thursday, and the House left for the month-long break last Friday. Meanwhile, the debt ceiling hike needs to be passed by the end of the 2017 fiscal year, or Sept. 30, to avoid a government shutdown.

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Opposition leader Leopoldo López flees Venezuela

Venezuelan opposition politician Leopoldo López outside the Spanish embassy in Caracas, in 2019. Photo: Juan Barreto/AFP via Getty Images

Leopoldo López, a former political prisoner and prominent Venezuelan opposition leader, has left the country, his Popular Will party confirmed in a statement Saturday.

Why it matters: He's been an influential force in the push to oust President Nicolás Maduro's regime and a mentor to opposition leader Juan Guaidó. He'd been in the Spanish ambassador's Caracas residence since escaping house arrest in April 2019 following a failed military uprising.

Obama: The rest of us have to live with the consequences of what Trump's done

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Campaigning for Joe Biden at a car rally in Miami on Saturday, Barack Obama railed against President Trump's response to the coronavirus pandemic, saying "the rest of us have to live with the consequences of what he's done."

Driving the news: With less than two weeks before the election, the Biden campaign is drawing on the former president's popularity with Democrats to drive turnout and motivate voters.