GOP Sen. Lindsey Graham said an emerging agreement from a bipartisan group would fund the government through Feb. 8 “with an understanding that we’re going to work on all of the outstanding issues, including immigration.”
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said, “This shutdown is gonna get a lot worse tomorrow.” He has vowed to take up a new spending plan by 1 a.m. Monday and urged Democrats to allow a vote earlier.
Some Democrats concede that the stalemate — if it is seen as a fight over immigration — holds risks for vulnerable senators, even if they voted to keep the government open. Sen. Robert Casey Jr. of Pennsylvania faces a likely GOP opponent who claimed that the Democrat “put illegal immigrants over health insurance for our kids.”
Starkly different terms used by conservatives and liberals show why it’s so hard for Washington to agree on major policy changes for an issue that was key in the impasse that led to the shutdown.
House Speaker Paul Ryan and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Jan. 17 with their Democratic counterparts, Sen. Charles Schumer and Rep. Nancy Pelosi. (Matt McClain/The Post)
House Speaker Paul Ryan and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Jan. 17 with their Democratic counterparts, Sen. Charles Schumer and Rep. Nancy Pelosi. (Matt McClain/The Post)
The Debrief
The deadlock is happening as — and because — the two parties are in the process of reorienting themselves in ways their top strategists once warned against.
The minority leader’s offer of border wall funding for action to protect those covered under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals is a weird trade — but many Democrats might agree to it.
Key personnel for the TV and radio broadcasts were to be furloughed, but the Defense Department said AFN is an “operational necessity.” And football is just part of the programming.
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The five-month gap ended the same day Robert Mueller III was appointed special counsel over the Russia investigation, according to a letter sent from Sen. Ron Johnson — chairman of the Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee — to FBI Director Christopher Wray.
The vice president’s tour of the region is partly aimed at smoothing over relations with U.S. allies after the controversial White House decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.
Taylor Weyeneth, who is deputy chief of staff at the Office of National Drug Control Policy, submitted a résumé with errors, including how long he worked at a New York firm, a partner there said.
The “Saturday Night Live” cold open this week joked about the government shutdown, the results of President Trump's physical exam and Stormy Daniels.
“It’s crazy how one moment can overshadow 15 years of work,” said the adult-film actress, who claimed to have slept with Donald Trump not long after he married Melania.
NFL Playoffs | AFC Championship:
Jaguars at Patriots
7:06, 2nd quarter
7:06, 2nd quarter
1 2 3 4 Total
JAX 0 14 - - 14
NE 3 0 - - 3
Recent updates
7:06 Josh Lambo extra point is GOOD.
7:11 Leonard Fournette rush to the left for 4 yards for a TOUCHDOWN.
7:58 Leonard Fournette rush to the left for 2 yards to the NE4. Tackled by Kyle Van Noy and Malcolm Butler.
Stat leaders
B. Bortles
129 yards, 1 TD
L. Fournette
9 rush, 38 yards
C. Grant
3 rec, 59 yards, 0 TD
New England
T. Brady
68 yards, 0 TD
R. Burkhead
1 rush, 5 yards
D. Lewis
3 rec, 3 yards, 0 TD
Player stats
Passing: C A Yds TD INT
B. Bortles 12 14 129 1 0
Rushing: Car Yds TD LG
L. Fournet... 9 38 1 13
T. Yeldon 2 14 0 12
Receiving: Rec Yds TD LG
C. Grant 3 59 0 24
A. Hurns 3 38 0 27
L. Fournet... 2 13 0 8
K. Cole 1 11 0 11
M. Lee 1 7 0 7
M. Lewis 1 4 1 4
T. Yeldon 1 -3 0 -3
Player stats
Passing: C A Yds TD INT
T. Brady 7 9 68 0 0
Rushing: Car Yds TD LG
R. Burkhea... 1 5 0 5
D. Lewis 2 3 0 4
D. Amendol... 1 3 0 3
J. White 1 2 0 2
T. Brady 1 1 0 1
Receiving: Rec Yds TD LG
D. Lewis 3 3 0 5
B. Cooks 2 42 0 31
D. Amendol... 1 20 0 20
C. Hogan 1 3 0 3
Game Details
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