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Trump Lashes Out After Democrats Reject Offer To End Shutdown

WASHINGTON (AP) — Thirty-one days into the partial government shutdown, Democrats and Republicans appeared no closer to ending the impasse than when it began, with President Donald Trump lashing out at his opponents after they dismissed a plan he’d billed as a compromise. Trump on Sunday branded House Speaker Nancy Pelosi a “radical” and said she was acting “irrationally.” The president also tried to fend off criticism from the right, as conservatives accused him of embracing “amnesty” for immig...
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McConnell and Pelosi Have a Fraught Relationship. The Shutdown Hasn’t Helped.

The shutdown has not only widened the divide between the Senate majority leader and the House speaker, but also imperiled prospects for passing major legislation when the impasse ends.
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McConnell to Pair Bills to Reopen Government With Trump’s Immigration Plan

The Senate majority leader hopes to pressure Democrats — who insist they won’t negotiate with President Trump on border security until the shutdown ends — not to block Mr. Trump’s proposal.
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Donald Trump offers protection for 'Dreamers' in exchange for his wall in bid to end government shutdown

President Donald Trump last night offered to extend temporary deportation protections for people illegally brought to the US as children in exchange for funding for his border wall with Mexico. In a rare weekend address, Mr Trump outlined a series of proposals in the hope of ending the federal government shutdown which has left 800,000 workers furloughed or forced to work unpaid. The proposal includes legislation to allow around 700,000 immigrants who came to the US illegally as children, known ...
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Trump Offers Temporary Protections for ‘Dreamers’ in Exchange for Wall Funding

President Trump cast the proposal, which included $5.7 billion for a border barrier, as a compromise as he sought to shift pressure to Democrats to end the government shutdown.
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Trump Stands By $5.7B Demand For Border Wall In Offer Democrats Call A “Non-Starter”

Twenty-nine days into the partial government shutdown, President Donald Trump is offering protections for certain immigrants, including Dreamers, in exchange for funding for the border wall — but Democratic leaders, including House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, have already turned down the proposal, calling it a “non-starter.”Trump announced a plan on Saturday afternoon, calling for 2,750 new Border Patrol officers and law enforcement agents, 75 new federal immigration judge teams, $805 million for dru...
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Trump Offers Deportation Protections in Exchange for Wall Funding

President Trump cast the proposal, which included $5.7 billion for a border barrier, as a compromise as he sought to shift pressure to Democrats to end the government shutdown.
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Trump Expected to Offer Deportation Protections in Exchange for Wall Funding

Democratic lawmakers, however, were skeptical of the proposal and signaled that they would not negotiate until the government was reopened.
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Trump Expected to Offer Deportation Reprieves in Exchange for Wall Funding

Democratic lawmakers, however, were skeptical of the proposal and signaled that they would not negotiate until the government was reopened.
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Reports: Trump May Offer Dems Concessions In Exchange For Wall Money

President Donald Trump may offer his support for certain Democratic policy goals in exchange for border wall funds during remarks from the White House Saturday, CNN and Axios reported Friday and Saturday, respectively. Congressional Democrats have insisted that Trump reopen the government before any such negotiations, but according to the reports, Trump may offer the policy concessions in a statement from the White House Saturday afternoon, one that he hyped in a tweet Friday. The remarks, ini...
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Reports: Trump May Make Public Offer To Dems For Border Wall Money

President Donald Trump may offer his support for certain Democratic policy goals in exchange for border wall funds, CNN and Axios reported Friday and Saturday, respectively. Congressional Democrats have insisted that Trump re-open the government before any such negotiations, but according to the reports, Trump may offer the policy concessions in a statement from the White House Saturday afternoon, one that he hyped in a tweet Friday. Key aspects of the reports clash somewhat, though: CNN repor...
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Donald Trump’s Presidency Is Legally Over, Pending Mitch McConnell’s Acknowledgement Of His Constitutional Duties

Trump now serves at the pleasure of McConnell and Senate Republicans, whether they know it or not.
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McConnell Encourages Pompeo To Run For Senate Despite Trump’s Objection

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) has been urging Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to run for the Kansas Senate seat that will be left vacant by retiring Sen. Pat Roberts (R-KS) despite President Donald Trump’s strong objection. According to a Thursday Washington Post report, Trump considers Pompeo his best and most loyal Cabinet member and wants to keep him where he is. As for Pompeo, he is reportedly of two minds. On the one hand, it would be an unorthodox move for someone in a pr...
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Freshmen House Dems Take Wildly Different Tacks In Shutdown Approach

WASHINGTON (AP) — One group went to the White House with Republicans to talk about border security and reopening shuttered parts of the government. Another, led by social media stars, marched around Capitol Hill in a widely-posted but futile search for Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell — hashtag #WheresMitch. The Democrats’ two paths within a 12-hour stretch this week demonstrated the dramatic differences emerging among members of the historic freshman class of House Democrats that — tog...
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#WheresMitch: McConnell Disappears Into The Background Of Shutdown

WASHINGTON (AP) — One of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s guiding principles is: “There’s no education in the second kick of a mule.” Now, deep into a government shutdown he cautioned President Donald Trump against, McConnell is not about to let himself be kicked again. The Republican leader has been conspicuously deferential to Trump since the shutdown began. He’s waiting on the president and Democrats to make a deal to end it. The result is an unusually inactive profile for the GOP ...
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McConnell’s maneuvers take backseat to Trump in shutdown

WASHINGTON (AP) — One of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s guiding principles is: “There’s no education in the second kick of a mule.” Now, deep into a government shutdown he cautioned President Donald Trump against, McConnell is not about to let himself be kicked again. The Republican leader has been conspicuously deferential to Trump since […]
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McConnell Accuses Dems Of Trying To ‘Swing Elections’ With Anti-Corruption Bill

The Senator fumed over Democrats' attempts to strengthen voting rights, ethics and campaign finance rules.
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Dem Rep. Susie Lee: 'Let the Senate do its job'

Rep. Susie Lee was one of the freshman Democrats who marched into Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's office urging him to re-open the government this week. McConnell was on the Senate floor at the time, but Lee is still hoping to pressure McConnell into funding the government. She's also among the lawmakers foregoing a paycheck during the shutdown.
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As Shutdown Drags On, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Has One Simple Question

It is the 27th day of President Trump's temper tantrum government shutdown. TSA agents forced to work without pay are quitting their jobs, the national parks are a mess, and many federal workers are selling their stuff and living off crowdfunding.And New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is looking for Sen. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, whose priority, rather than reopening the government, is an anti-abortion bill that would disproportionately affect lower-income women. At least it's on-b...
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Where's Mitch? McConnell keeping his head down during historic shutdown

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has a different role compared to previous government shutdowns, but is that a practical or political choice?            [Author: Louisville Courier Journal]
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Where's Mitch? McConnell keeping his head down during government shutdown

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has a different role compared to previous government shutdowns, but is that a practical or political choice?            [Author: Louisville Courier Journal]
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Interfaith Leaders Implore Trump, McConnell and Pelosi to End Shutdown

From the Episcopal Diocese of Virginia:   January 15, 2019 Love your neighbor as yourself.” –  Leviticus 19:18 “Do to others what you would have them do to you.” – Matthew 7:12 Allah says in the Qur’an as translated: “Fulfill the measure and weight and do not deprive people of their due and cause not corruption upon the earth after its reformation.” – Al-A`raf 7:85 “God’s grace and love can be experienced when one cares for the poor and the destitute.” – Guru Nanak, Sikh scriptures ...
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Senate GOP Blocks Dem Effort To Enforce Sanctions On Russian Oligarch Firms

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate has narrowly upheld a Treasury Department decision to lift sanctions from three companies connected to Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska. A vote to move forward on a Democratic resolution that would have reversed Treasury’s decision failed Wednesday on a 57-42 vote, just short of the 60 votes needed. The vote came up short even though several Republicans had criticized the sanctions move and 11 of them voted with Democrats. At issue is a December announcement from th...
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Air Traffic Controllers Union VP: Flying ‘Is Less Safe Today’ Than A Month Ago

The executive president of the National Air Traffic Controllers Association (NATCA) said Wednesday that flying is less safe as a result of the record-breaking partial government shutdown, which is now in its 26th day. “I would say it is less safe today than it was a month ago, absolutely,” Trish Gilbert told CNN’s Poppy Harlow in an interview. That adds comments from the unions representing pilots and flight attendants about the additional pressure on their members as a result of the shu...
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GOP Senators Split With White House On Russia Sanctions

WASHINGTON (AP) — Almost a dozen Senate Republicans broke with the White House Tuesday on Russia, voting to move forward on a resolution that would maintain sanctions on companies linked to oligarch Oleg Deripaska. The Democratic resolution would stop the Treasury Department from lifting penalties against the Russian aluminum manufacturing giant Rusal and two other companies connected to Deripaska. Senators took two procedural votes to proceed to the resolution, with 11 Republicans voting wit...
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Congress Will Skip Planned Recess If Shutdown Continues

WASHINGTON (AP) — Staring down the next deadline to pay federal workers, the White House shifted tactics, trying to bypass House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to negotiate with rank-and-file lawmakers even as President Donald Trump dug in for a prolonged shutdown. The House and Senate announced Tuesday they would stay in session, canceling an upcoming recess week at home if the shutdown continued, which seemed likely. On the shutdown’s 25th day Tuesday, Trump did not move off his demand to have Congre...
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As Republicans Rush to Condemn Steve King, Some Ask: Why Not Trump?

Republican leaders are piling on in their condemnations of Representative Steve King of Iowa, but they remain silent on similar comments by President Trump.
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McConnell Says He Won’t Override Trump To Reopen Government

The Senate majority leader believes the president is right to seek funding for a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border.
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McConnell Condemns King's Comments on Race as ‘Unworthy’

The Kentucky Republican is the highest ranking Republican to condemn King’s rhetoric amid the latest controversy surrounding his racist or anti-immigrant comments. Senators Tim Scott of South Carolina and King’s fellow Iowans Joni Ernst and Chuck Grassley also have denounced King’s rhetoric.
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