Shutdown deadline
Sen. Lindsey Graham departs the office of Majority Leader Mitch McConnell this morning. (Win Mcnamee/Getty Images)
Sen. Lindsey Graham departs the office of Majority Leader Mitch McConnell this morning. (Win Mcnamee/Getty Images)
Sens. Kamala Harris, right, and Cory Booker at a hearing Tuesday. (Jose Luis Magana/AP)
Sens. Kamala Harris, right, and Cory Booker at a hearing Tuesday. (Jose Luis Magana/AP)
Sen. Joe Manchin answers questions on Thursday. (Andrew Harnik/AP)
Sen. Joe Manchin answers questions on Thursday. (Andrew Harnik/AP)
Sen. Dianne Feinstein arrives at the Capitol on Thursday. (Jonathan Ernst/Reuters)
Sen. Dianne Feinstein arrives at the Capitol on Thursday. (Jonathan Ernst/Reuters)
The Fix
Analysis
Everyone who's prepared to vote no has different reasons (and political motivations). Here are the four key factions in the Senate that could determine whether the government shuts down for the first time since 2013.
The federal government barreled toward a shutdown as a last-ditch meeting between President Trump and the Senate’s top Democrat produced no resolution and a senior Republican signaled a showdown vote would occur within hours. Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn (R-Texas) dismissed the notion of a days-long funding bill, which Democrats have pursued in order to continue negotiations over the status of “dreamers,” as “an absurd idea.”
A 48 percent plurality says Republicans are mainly responsible for the situation resulting from disagreements over immigration laws and border security, according to a Post-ABC News poll.
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A judge in November had declared a mistrial after a jury said it was deadlocked. The New Jersey Democrat had faced 18 counts for allegedly using his office improperly to benefit a political donor, which the defense described as an attempt to criminalize a friendship.
In what will be a major examination of presidential powers, the justices will consider the third iteration of the ban issued last fall, which bars various travelers from eight countries, six of them with Muslim majorities.
Wonkblog
Analysis
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This writer, who also is pregnant, made the mistake of scrolling through some of the online discussions about Jacinda Ardern’s announcement and promptly wanted to lie face down on the floor.
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