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Live Briefing: Government Shutdown Stretches into Third Day as Senators Look for a Deal

FiveThirtyEight - Mon, 2018-01-22 23:21
Senator Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, the majority leader, promises a “free and open debate” on immigration if Democrats will vote to reopen the government.
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The New Health Care: Twist to Kentucky’s Medicaid Work Rule: Pass a Course Instead

FiveThirtyEight - Mon, 2018-01-22 23:21
Lots of people could do with a little more health and financial literacy, not just Medicaid recipients. But linking it to retaining medical eligibility may not make sense.
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Fox in the Globalist Henhouse? Davos Awaits Trump’s Arrival

FiveThirtyEight - Mon, 2018-01-22 22:21
How will President Trump’s protectionism go over at the elite World Economic Forum meeting in Davos, Switzerland, which draws leaders who believe in globalism and free trade?
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Government Shutdown Goes Into Monday as Senate Inches Toward Deal

FiveThirtyEight - Mon, 2018-01-22 14:30
Thousands of federal employees will be furloughed Monday morning even as the outlines of a potential compromise came into focus.
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A President Not Sure of What He Wants Complicates the Shutdown Impasse

FiveThirtyEight - Mon, 2018-01-22 11:08
Democrats struggle with a president who says he wants to compromise but then is reined in by his own staff, while Republican leaders are loath to guess at his intentions.
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Here Are the Senators Trying to Find a Bipartisan Solution to the Government Shutdown

FiveThirtyEight - Mon, 2018-01-22 10:47
A group of bipartisan lawmakers emerged as the negotiators behind a potential deal to end the gridlock and reopen the government.
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On Washington: Shutdown’s Crux: Democrats’ Deep-Rooted Distrust of G.O.P. on Immigration

FiveThirtyEight - Mon, 2018-01-22 09:25
After decades of fruitless efforts to overhaul immigration, Democrats simply do not believe Republicans will follow through on the issue.
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The Interpreter: Trump’s Hard-Line Israel Position Exports U.S. Culture War Abroad

FiveThirtyEight - Mon, 2018-01-22 06:56
Picking sides in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict has long been taboo in American policy. Domestic politics best explain the president’s break with this practice.
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Pence and Jordan’s King ‘Agree to Disagree’ on Jerusalem

FiveThirtyEight - Mon, 2018-01-22 06:24
Vice President Mike Pence met King Abdullah II amid rising tension between their two countries over President Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.
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Now on Stage, Stormy Daniels: A Strip Club and a Presidency Meet After Dark

FiveThirtyEight - Mon, 2018-01-22 06:24
The music came on. The clothes came off. And an airport strip club claimed its piece of the American presidency.
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After Vowing to Fix Washington, Trump Is Mired in a Familiar Crisis

FiveThirtyEight - Sun, 2018-01-21 23:49
Immigration policy, the issue that propelled President Trump’s political rise, snarled negotiations to avert a government shutdown.
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Bitter Bickering Muddies the Path to Ending the Government Shutdown

FiveThirtyEight - Sun, 2018-01-21 11:07
With the government shut down and the two parties faulting each other, senators from both parties were looking for an agreement to end the crisis.
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Hawaii Governor Learned Missile Alert Was False Within Two Minutes

FiveThirtyEight - Sun, 2018-01-21 09:52
The leader of the Hawaii National Guard disclosed the timetable at a hearing on Friday. Lawmakers want to know why the public was not told quicker.
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Congressman Combating Harassment Settled His Own Misconduct Case

FiveThirtyEight - Sun, 2018-01-21 06:21
Representative Patrick Meehan, a Republican member of the House Ethics Committee, used taxpayer money to pay a former aide who had seen him as a father figure before he made unwanted advances.
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Trump Appointee Resigns and Apologizes for Racist Comments

FiveThirtyEight - Sun, 2018-01-21 06:09
Carl Higbie stepped down from the Corporation for National and Community Service after CNN revealed his disparaging remarks about black people, Muslims and others.
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Patrick Meehan’s Response to The Times’s Article on His Settlement for Misconduct

FiveThirtyEight - Sun, 2018-01-21 05:27
Representative Patrick Meehan, Republican of Pennsylvania, released this statement in response to an article about a settlement using public funds for misconduct.
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Who’s to Blame for the Shutdown?

FiveThirtyEight - Sun, 2018-01-21 05:06
The House and Senate reconvened for a rare Saturday session, hoping to find a way to restart the flow of funds after much of the federal government shut down, while Republican and Democratic leaders blamed each other for the stalemate.
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The Longer It Lasts, the More a Shutdown Could Hurt the Economy

FiveThirtyEight - Sun, 2018-01-21 04:59
The early days of the federal government shutdown won’t slow the American economy much, but that could change if the impasse drags out.
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Open, Closed or Something in Between: What a Shutdown Looks Like

FiveThirtyEight - Sun, 2018-01-21 04:40
The vast machinery of the federal government began grinding to a halt, but much of the bureaucracy will stay in motion for a while.
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