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The Daily BeastDec 11, 2018
Trump Springs Shutdown Stunt On Chuck and Nancy, Makes Everything Worse
Mark WilsonPresident Donald Trump's heated on-air jostling with Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and incoming House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) in the Oval Office on Tuesday was supposed to be private. But the president, at the last minute, decided otherwise.

Trump was determined to avoid the humiliation that he endured after a White House dinner with the same duo last year, from which Schumer emerged to declare that the group had struck a deal to preserve legal status for undocumented immigrants who came to the country as children, in exchange for border-security measures—a deal Trump subsequently nixed. And so the president made a snap-decision to not get spun again, ordering White House officials to invite the media in to witness the three leaders try to hash out a government-funding deal, three knowledgeable sources told The Daily Beast.

The result was a dramatic confrontation in which Trump managed to give Schumer and Pelosi exactly what they wanted—only, it was on national TV.

Read more at The Daily Beast.



CNN PoliticsDec 11, 2018
A play-by-play of the Pelosi-Schumer-Trump meeting, in GIFs
President Donald Trump met with Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi on Tuesday. The animated trio, observed by the press and a silent Vice President Mike Pence, debated funding for the President's border wall, breaking away from the traditionally staid feel of an Oval Office press spray.

Fox PoliticsDec 11, 2018
Trump says criminal justice reform legislation will pass, after McConnell vows to bring bill to Senate floor
President Trump said Tuesday he believes the criminal justice reform bill will pass, after Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, under pressure, vowed to bring the legislation to the Senate floor for a vote as early as this week. 

CNN PoliticsDec 11, 2018
Trump defends shutdown threat after clashing with Pelosi, Schumer
President Donald Trump will meet Tuesday with the House and Senate Democratic leaders, Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer, in order to find a way to avert a partial government shutdown on December 21, when funding for the Department of Homeland Security and other agencies expires.

New York Times PoliticsDec 11, 2018
Trump's Judicial Nominees Take Heat but Largely Keep Marching Through Senate
Some have been deemed unqualified by the American Bar Association, and others have proved racially divisive, but that hasn't necessarily stopped them from reaching the bench.
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