Some Democrats and Republicans rallied behind a new short-term funding proposal to reopen the government through Feb. 8. That plan could include funding for storm-ravaged states, reauthorization of the Children’s Health Insurance Program and an implicit agreement to hold votes on an immigration deal. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) vowed to take up a spending plan that would not contain a solution for “dreamers.”
In other eras, members of the same party reading from the same talking points would be normal behavior — but not for this crop of House Republicans, who have fought bitterly among themselves since winning the majority in 2010.
The Take
These elements sum up the Trump presidency so far: a dealmaking chief executive who can’t make a deal; a divided GOP struggling to govern; and a Democratic Party tethered to its anti-Trump progressive base in the face of political risk.
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Pinging from one upheaval to the next — while clearly not understanding the policy nuances of the negotiation — President Trump clashed at different times with Democrats and then members of his own party, who all grew increasingly exasperated with him even as they sought to cast blame on the other side.
The Senate minority leaders’s offer of border wall funding in exchange for action to protect those covered under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals is a weird trade — but many Democrats might agree to it.
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Last January, as questions about Russia’s interference in the 2016 election were beginning to percolate publicly, prominent business leaders and activists from that country attended Donald Trump’s inauguration, mingling at balls and receptions — at times in proximity to key U.S. political officials.
Republican Patrick Meehan of Pennsylvania was removed from the committee after it was reported that he used thousands of dollars in taxpayer money to settle with a former staffer who claimed that he made unwanted romantic overtures. Meehan denied wrongdoing.
President Trump released a provocative campaign ad charging Democrats with being “complicit” in killings by immigrants who are in the country illegally.
From Beijing to Buenos Aires, from Dallas to Denver, from California to the Carolinas, tens of thousands of marchers were taking to the streets to make their voices heard.
The guest of honor will be absent, but by holding the celebration of his first year in office at his club, Trump will be able to collect tens of thousands of dollars in fees. In effect, he will have transformed political donations into revenue for his business.
As South Korea presses efforts to bring a large North Korean delegation to the Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, it is willingly agreeing to North Korea’s demands. But President Trump is claiming — and getting — most of the credit for the sudden burst of diplomacy.
The long-awaited assault on an enclave for Kurdish militias backed by the United States has raised fears of sparking a new round of hostilities between the various powers with interests in northern Syria, including Russia and the United States. 
But, unfortunately, the reason they knew each other breaks one of her primary dating rules.
Try meaty stews or a few veggie and fish ideas for when you don’t have time to stand by the stove all day.
They’ve become cheaper and more versatile and will save you a bundle.
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