Two American hostages, mother and daughter, have been freed from the clutches of Hamas. Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Oct. 20 said he welcomes the release of the hostages and shared in the families’ relief but noted there are many more captives, including children and elderly people. Meanwhile, President Joe Biden is working to secure a $105 billion aid package for Israel and Ukraine.
House Republicans revoked the nomination of Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) for speaker of the House in a vote of no-confidence, shortly after he continued to lose ground on a third ballot on the House floor.
Before trial began in the Georgia election case, attorney Kenneth Chesebro pleaded guilty. That comes a day after attorney Sidney Powell, another one of former President Donald Trump’s co-defendants, also accepted a plea deal.