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The grim shutdown battle to come

Tuesday  03:35,   23 january 2018
The Week

It seems like a long time since Friday, when the government shut down. But on Monday, Senate Democrats reached an agreement with Republicans to open the government for about three weeks. They got six years of funding for the Child's Health[...]

Senate Democrats Made a Dumb DACA Deal to End the Government Shutdown

Monday  23:10,   22 january 2018
U.S. News & World Report

Senate Democrats cut a strange deal to end the government shutdown.You know that Shakespearean line about lots of sound and fury, signifying nothing? That basically sums up the soon-to-be-concluded government shutdown and the role Democrats played[...]

Is Anti-Trump Message Enough to Carry Dems in 2018?

Monday  23:10,   22 january 2018
Real Clear Politics

One year into Donald Trump's presidency, Democrats haven't quite nailed down a singular message to woo voters in November beyond their grievances with the commander-in-chief. And that might just be good enough.Democrats have given[...]

Shutdown, Showdown, Sure Thing

Monday  22:21,   22 january 2018
The New York Times

Donald Trump proved himself woefully inept at making tough deals.It’s already tiring to watch the jockeying among the partisans over who is to be blamed for the government shutdown and who will likely face political consequences because of[...]

6 Events That Prove Democrats’ Government Shutdown Over DACA Is A Fraud

Monday  20:12,   22 january 2018
The Federalist

The facts of DACA lay bare the fraud underlying the Democrats’ politically motivated, selective shuttering of the federal government. They insist the need to protect young illegal aliens from deportation is so urgent that temporarily funding the[...]

Blame the Government Shutdown on Trump's Deal-Making Ineptitude

Monday  20:12,   22 january 2018
U.S. News & World Report

The government shut down in part because Donald Trump isn't the deal-maker he fancies himself to be.Load[...]

For Trump, this time bankruptcy won't get him out of a mess

Monday  20:12,   22 january 2018
CNN

With the first year of his presidency plagued with low approval ratings, the Russia investigation, and yet more controversial moments, Trump probably wishes he had a way out of this mess, writes Dean Obeidallah"When the going gets tough, the tough[...]

Sen. Jim Inhofe: The Democrats' shutdown hurts our military

Monday  20:11,   22 january 2018
FOX News

Democrats say they care about the military, but by keeping the government shut down, they aren’t putting our troops first. Fortunately, under President Trump, we’ve finally started to invest in rebuilding our military. We’re putting more money[...]

In the government shutdown standoff, Democrats have all the leverage

Saturday  18:50,   20 january 2018
The Week

Well good morning, America! I hope you aren't planning any visits to national parks today (or if you are, it would be best if you don't need to use the restroom). Because the suicidal Republican Congress couldn't pass a short-term[...]

Historic dysfunction in American politics defines Trump presidency

Saturday  18:15,   20 january 2018
The Hill

Never before has there been such a circus surrounding the successes and pitfalls of the White House.Load[...]

Democrats, give moderate GOP voters a reason to lean your way

Saturday  01:50,   20 january 2018
The Hill

Part of the reason Democrats’ message has fallen short with Republican voters is they have treated them as a monolith. But they’re not.Load[...]

The truth about Trump's first year

Saturday  01:50,   20 january 2018
FOX News

Saturday marks the one-year anniversary of Donald Trump’s inauguration as president – a day some of his critics thought might never come. On Jan. 20, 2017 it was almost an article of faith for many Democrats and not a few Republicans that it would[...]

The G.O.P.’s Doomsday-Machine Politics

Saturday  01:10,   20 january 2018
The New York Times

Now Republicans are threatening to blow up children’s health care.Load[...]

Does the California model really work?

Friday  20:16,   19 january 2018
MSN

The alleged success of the California model is one of the more intense controversies in the nerdier corners of public policy debate. For many progressives, California's metastasizing liberalism proves you can have Scandinavian-style social[...]

What The Shutdown Really Tells Us About Modern Democrats

Friday  19:47,   19 january 2018
The Federalist

For Democrats, anything the Republicans do is 'undemocratic.'Democrats, it seems, are about to precipitate a government shutdown. They can do this, because, despite their own best efforts, in the United States, the minority party has the[...]