Shutdown deadline
Republican leaders, with help from President Trump, cobbled together enough votes to overcome an internal revolt in the House and pass a bill that would keep the government open through Feb. 16.
But Democratic senators signaled they had the votes to stop the bill because it does not include a solution for young undocumented immigrants known as “dreamers” and other party priorities. As a result, Republicans appear ready to blame Democrats if a deal is not reached by tonight’s deadline.
A funding lapse would mark the first time there has been a shutdown, with federal workers furloughed, when the same party controlled Congress and the White House.
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Recent polling indicates President Trump and the GOP are likely to be blamed for a shutdown — but not if the public believes the immigration issue is the reason for the impasse.
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If they misbehaved, the 13 siblings would be tied to beds in their California home, officials said. Over time, officials said, the periods of confinement grew longer, and the children would not be released to use the bathroom.
Carl Higbie, a senior official at the agency that runs AmeriCorps, had a history of disparaging minority groups during radio and podcast appearances.
The decision means that this year’s elections are likely to be conducted under the 2016 boundaries that a lower court found unconstitutional and in which Republicans hold 10 out of 13 congressional seats.
The Washington region is the only metro area with three locations to make the initial cut of 20 cities vying for the headquarters and 50,000 jobs.
The Debrief
On his trip to Pennsylvania, the president followed a path blazed by his White House predecessors by mixing campaign politics with official presidential business. Government watchdogs have raised red flags over such dual-purpose jaunts and who pays for them.
Since the start of flu season in October, nearly 6,500 people have been hospitalized, according to the most recent data from the CDC, and 20 children have died.
‘Can He Do That?’
Podcast
In this episode, Jenna Johnson and Josh Dawsey look back on the speech in which Donald Trump painted painted his picture of America and made promises for his presidency.
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