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What to know if holiday flight gets canceled

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Here’s what to know for canceled flights

When it comes to dealing with airlines this holiday season, travelers have a number of rights should their Thanksgiving flights get delayed or canceled.


Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg said in a PSA released Tuesday that the nation’s 10 largest airlines have pledged to “cover expenses for things like rebooking, meals and more” for passengers who have canceled flights that are the airlines’ responsibility.


Passengers are also entitled to a full cash refund if a flight is canceled, Buttigieg noted, urging travelers to visit for more information.


Between the lines:

Airlines are not required to offer compensation for issues outside their control, such as bad weather.

More air traffic controllers have been hired since air travel disruptions in 2022, though weather and airline issues were primary factors then.

TSA expects record air travel this week, while storm systems are expected to impact parts of the nation starting Tuesday.

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The Hill’s Julia Mueller walks us through what to know about Tuesday’s special U.S. House election in Utah.

The Securities and Exchange Commission sued crypto exchange giant Kraken, accusing the company of illegally operating as a securities exchange without registering with the commission.

Longtime Rep. Anna Eshoo (D-Calif.) is retiring at the end of her term, joining more than two dozen representatives who aren’t seeking reelection in 2024. (See the full list here.)


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Updates on Israel-Hamas hostage negotiations


U.S. officials say Israel and Hamas are getting closer to a deal on the release of hostages Hamas took in its Oct. 7 attack, which could also include an agreement to pause fighting and allow humanitarian aid into Gaza.

“We are now very close,” President Biden said Tuesday. “We could bring some of these hostages home very soon, but I don’t want to get into the details of things, because nothing is done until it’s done.” 

And from national security spokesperson John Kirby: “We are closer than we’ve been. We believe we’re getting closer.”

The comments come as Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is convening his war Cabinet and security Cabinet, with Kirby noting any deal would need to be approved by the war Cabinet and Hamas.


DNC almost doubles RNC in October fundraising


The Democratic National Committee (DNC) reported raising $13 million in October compared to the Republican National Committee‘s (RNC) $7 million.


The DNC had $18 million in cash on hand at the end of the month, twice the RNC’s $9 million. The DNC reported $106 million in disbursements throughout the year, compared to the RNC’s $79 million. Read more here.


Georgia judge modifies bond for Trump co-defendant


Fulton County Judge Scott McAfee on Tuesday decided to modify, but not revoke, the bond of Harrison Floyd, one of 18 co-defendants in the Georgia 2020 election interference case against former President Trump.


Prosecutors tried to get the bond revoked over social media posts in which Floyd mentioned known state witnesses. McAfee said the bond must be updated to reflect the “nuances of social media.”


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Senate Democrats coming to bat for Biden 2024


Several Democrats in the Senate are shooting down suggestions that President Biden bow out of the 2024 presidential race. Read more here, from The Hill’s Alexander Bolton.

IRS delaying $600 sales reporting threshold for app payments


Taxpayers and gig workers who sell personal goods and services on apps like Venmo and Paypal won’t have to report all sales above $600 on form 1099-K this year due to confusion around the rule and a potential paperwork mess, the IRS said. 




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President Biden heads to Nantucket on Tuesday for a belated birthday celebration and Thanksgiving.

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