Shutdown deadline
The meeting between Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.) and President Trump comes as Congress faces a midnight deadline to pass a spending bill. Senate Democrats have rallied against a measure that would keep the government open through Feb. 16 but does not address the fate of young undocumented immigrants or other party priorities.
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.
Wonkblog
Analysis
A government shutdown would deprive the federal agency about 56 percent of its workforce, according to the U.S. Treasury, just as that workforce is needed for one of its biggest jobs in decades.
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.
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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.
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Every administration sees the end of the workweek as “trash day,” the best time to get bad stories out of the way with as little public notice as possible. And Fridays have been especially chaotic for the past year.
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Analysis
The criteria included an educated and young population, an area with good public transit and a strong business environment. But some cities that have all that still missed the cut.
President Trump — speaking from the Rose Garden — said he was “really proud to be the first president to stand with you here at the White House.” Ronald Reagan and George W. Bush addressed the march by telephone when they were in office.
The Transportation Security Administration said the nine people arrested, who were not publicly identified, claimed to work for a TV network.
Analysis
His disdain for the creatures has been noted on Twitter — and it resurfaced because of a 2011 interview that just came to light. But his response to terrorism incidents is generally as sweeping as his aversion to “Shark Week.”
Wonkblog
Analysis
New York wins the overall popularity contest, as you may have guessed. But among African Americans, notably, the most popular destination is Atlanta.
A spokesman for Vladimir Putin said the temperature for the president’s shirtless dip was about 21 degrees Fahrenheit.
(Nicki DeMarco, Thomas LeGro/ The Washington Post)
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