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MSNBC.com: PoliticsJan 19, 2018
House GOP passes short-term spending bill, now on to Senate
The House passed the measure but its prospects are much more dim in the Senate, threatening a government shutdown.

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House Passes Short-Term Spending Bill, Setting Up Shutdown Battle in Senate (New York Times Politics)

The Daily BeastJan 19, 2018
Exasperated Jeff Flake Bucks Mitch McConnell, Sides With Dems on Shutdown
Alex Wong/GettyAs Sen. Jeff Flake''s (R-AZ) break from President Donald Trump intensifies, the outspoken lawmaker appears headed for another intra-GOP face-off—with the leader of his party in the Senate.

After a marathon session on Thursday night, Flake emerged from the Senate chamber frustrated with his Republican colleagues, in particular Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY). After listening to McConnell and his Democratic counterpart, Chuck Schumer (D-NY), trade barbs over a stopgap spending bill to fund the government through Friday, Flake had decided it was better to side with Schumer and the Democrats on a key dispute over government funding.

In an interview late Thursday night, an exasperated Flake—who is not running for re-election this year—pinned the blame entirely on McConnell and Trump.

Read more at The Daily Beast.



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Jimmy Kimmel Slams GOP for Holding Sick Kids Hostage in Shutdown Fight (The Daily Beast)

Drudge ReportJan 19, 2018
BILL HEADS TO SENATE...




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Fox PoliticsJan 19, 2018
Democrats ready to block bill to avert shutdown sang different tune in 2013
The Democratic Party has begun blaming the GOP for the looming government shutdown on Friday for not caving in to their demands on the so-called Dreamers, children of illegal immigrants who were brought into the U.S. when they were young.

Drudge ReportJan 19, 2018
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Fox PoliticsJan 19, 2018
House OKs temporary spending bill to avoid shutdown, but future in Senate unclear
A temporary spending bill unanimously passed in the House of Representatives Thursday evening, as Congress fights to avoid a government shutdown.

PoliticoJan 19, 2018
Red-state Democratic senators hold out on stopgap spending bill
The 10 up for re-election appear to see little risk of a backlash as Trump's unpopularity drags down Republicans.

Washington Post PoliticsJan 18, 2018
House approves bill to keep government open as Senate Democrats take heat for threatening to block it
The possibility of a federal shutdown moved closer to reality, and Republicans prepared to blame Democrats for standing in the way in pursuit of an immigration deal.

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House passes spending bill, Senate Democrats threaten to defeat it (Washington Post Politics)

CNN PoliticsJan 18, 2018
Conservative Republicans will back funding bill to avert government shutdown
House Republican leaders are moving toward a vote Thursday to avoid a shutdown, but as a new day dawns in Washington, it's still unclear if GOP leaders have enough support to keep the government open.

Washington Post PoliticsJan 18, 2018
Short-term budget would give Trump authority to change intel spending, lawmakers say
Lawmakers are scrambling to preserve Congress''s role in approving intelligence spending after language to make it null and void was inserted into the bill, possibly in error.

New York Times PoliticsJan 18, 2018
Government Shutdown Looms as House Moves Toward Budget Vote
With a government shutdown looming, the House planned to vote Thursday on a spending bill that would avert a crisis. But Senate Democrats appeared poised to block the bill.

Washington Post PoliticsJan 18, 2018
Pence urges Democrats to vote for short-term spending bill and worry about DACA later
'We think those discussions will continue to go forward; We''ll continue to work toward resolving those issues,' Pence said Thursday.

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Michigan State Will Let White Nationalist Richard Spencer Speak On Campus (Huffington Post Politics)

Fox PoliticsJan 18, 2018
Trump's CHIP tweet undermines GOP short-term budget strategy
Just hours before Congress is set to vote on a stop-gap temporary spending bill to avert a government shutdown Friday night, President Trump seemed to crush a Republican strategy to push the plan through.
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