Democratic and GOP Senate leaders are trying to pass their own government spending bill - as the House so far fails to avoid a shutdown. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told CNN today he’d be willing to normalize relations with Saudi Arabia. President Joe Biden said he’ll walk the picket line with members of the United Auto Workers Union next week. Tropical Storm Ophelia is getting stronger, as parts of the South and Mid-Atlantic brace for a wet and windy weekend. Lastly, the fallout from the corruption indictment against New Jersey Senator Bob Menendez continues.