Time since shutdown began
Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) postponed a vote on government funding until noon on Monday after negotiations by a bipartisan group of senators failed to produce a breakthrough on Sunday. “We have yet to reach an agreement on a path forward that is acceptable to both sides,” Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.) said.
While the effects of the shutdown over the weekend have been relatively limited, its continuation means that hundreds of thousands of workers will stay home and key federal agencies will be affected.
The president’s natural inclination is to place himself squarely in the action. But his closest advisers and allies would like this hide-and-tweet strategy to continue and cautioned Trump against negotiating with lawmakers on Capitol Hill.
The usually-staid and scripted Senate turned into must-see TV late Friday as lawmakers were forced to try their hand at improv in search of a deal on immigration and federal funding.
An adviser to President Trump, Miller holds an influential yet delicate role — a true believer in restrictionist immigration policies attempting to broker a deal on behalf of a president with hawkish, but flexible, positions.
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The White House has barely stopped reeling from author Michael Wolff’s account of life in President Trump’s West Wing. Now another life-in-the-White-House book is about to drop, this one by Fox News host Howard Kurtz.
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President Trump’s legitimacy with his base seemed to hinge on an overt repudiation of globalist gatherings such as this. His speech, scheduled for Friday, is considered the showpiece event of this year’s session.
NFL Playoffs
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Perspective
Down by 10 with Tom Brady ailing and Rob Gronkowski out, only New England could have pulled out a win in the AFC championship game.
Philadelphia pounded Minnesota behind 352 passing yards from Nick Foles and a stingy defense that allowed an opening-drive touchdown, but shut out the Vikings the rest of the way.
The 9-year-old girl from New Mexico shared the candies with friends, not knowing they were medical marijuana.
If you loaded up Google News on Sunday, you might have been greeted by a picture of an asteroid boiling away an ocean beside the headline “Doomsday?”
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