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  1. criminal justice reform
    It Looks Like Trump Will Let McConnell Kill the Criminal-Justice Reform BillWith time running out, Trump’s not doing much to pressure the Senate leader to bring a bipartisan prison and sentencing-reform bill to the floor.
  2. 2018 midterms
    Total GOP Control in Washington Is About to End. What Did They Get Out of It?For two years Republicans have theoretically had the power to remake the federal government. How did that work out for them? It was a mixed bag.
  3. border wall
    Trump: The Dreamers Are My Hostages – But the Wall Is Not My RansomTrump says he won’t negotiate over DACA because he thinks he’ll get a higher ransom once the Supreme Court makes Dreamers vulnerable to deportation.
  4. immigration
    As Trump Screamed About the Border in ‘16, Unauthorized Immigration Was DroppingFor all of the president’s demagoguery about Mexico, entries from that country declined steadily from 2007 to 2016, as did all border violations.
  5. government shutdown
    Yet Again, Trump Threatens Government Shutdown Over His Precious WallDemocrats aren’t in the mood to give Trump his border wall money, and are demanding concessions on Mueller and the 2020 Census.
  6. government shutdown
    Congressional Republicans Ignoring Trump Government Shutdown ThreatsTrump is again threatening to shut down the federal government over border wall funding. His congressional allies are strangely sure he’s bluffing.
  7. europe
    Spanish Official: Trump Suggested Building a Wall Across the SaharaIf Trump can’t have his border wall, maybe Spain can.
  8. 2018 midterms
    Congress Moves to Make Sure There’s No Government Shutdown Before MidtermsMembers of Congress are hoping that Trump won’t flip-flop yet again and reject an agreement that fails to meet his demands for border wall funding.
  9. immigration
    Trump Wants U.S. to Pay Mexico for Deportations, Spend More on Border WallDespite talk of making Mexico pay, the administration told Congress it’s diverting $20 million in U.S. foreign aid to help Mexico fund deportations.
  10. 2018 midterms
    If Democrats Win Midterms, Trump Could Be Planning a November SurpriseTrump could use a lame-duck session to conduct a Saturday Night Massacre, or take other extreme steps to abuse his power.
  11. Poll: Support for Trump and His Immigration Policy Are Nearly IdenticalTo a remarkable extent, support for Trump tracks support for his handling of immigration across all sorts of demographic lines.
  12. President Trump Is Threatening to Shut Down the Government Over ImmigrationPOTUS again rattling his saber over the border wall and legal immigration restrictions just after his allies assured us he’d be “patient.”
  13. Don’t Look Now, But Another Government Shutdown Threat Looms This FallTrump’s demand for border wall funding he can’t get may combine with the desire to pump up the GOP base and produce a shutdown.
  14. Why the GOP Might Face More Humiliation on ImmigrationRepublican attempts to pass a bill were huge failures. But there’s always room to fail again.
  15. Why Trump Is Using Hostage Tactics on Family SeparationIt’s a way for him to avoid taking responsibility for his own policy.
  16. Trump Blows Up ‘Compromise’ House Immigration BillThe president has now positioned himself to the right of his hard-core immigration adviser, Stephen Miller, which is difficult to do.
  17. At the End of the GOP’s Immigration Battle Stands Stephen Miller With a Veto PenThe already long odds against passage of an immigration bill face the additional problem of a White House that may prefer outrage to accomplishment.
  18. Trump Evinces Interest in a ‘DACA for Wall’ DealAs moderates try to push protections for Dreamers through the House, the president suggests he could support a bill if it “includes a wall.”
  19. Trump Administration Will Separate Parents From Children at BorderJeff Sessions announced the draconian new policy on Monday.
  20. Trump Is Sending National Guard Troops to the Border“It’s time to act,” DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen said.
  21. The 8 Zaniest Things About Trump’s Flipping and Flopping on the OmnibusWhether or not Trump is just pitching a fit, or blowing up months of negotiations, it’s all very … wacky.
  22. California Republicans Mostly Steer Clear of Trump During His VisitMost of them found something else to do during the president’s visit, though a gubernatorial candidate just missed his flight.
  23. Trump Floats ‘DACA Extension for Wall Money’ DealThe president just realized he’s about to lose his last, best chance to build a border wall. But it’s probably too late to make a deal.
  24. Trump’s Trip to California Is Aimed to DispleaseThe president’s quick trip to California won’t involve efforts to charm the locals. It’s part of a strategy to demonize the state.
  25. Mexican President Won’t Visit the White House As PlannedThis may come as a shock, but he still wants Trump to stop pretending that Mexico will pay for a border wall.
  26. A Dreamers-for-Wall Deal Could Pass the Senate — If Trump Lets ItA bipartisan group of senators just struck such a deal. But Trump is (reportedly) unwilling to compromise on cuts to legal immigration.
  27. Trump Endorses Government Shutdown Just As Bipartisan Deal Seems ImminentThe man seems addicted to making everyone’s lives more difficult.
  28. Trump’s Surprise Immigration ProposalThe White House presented the outline of a deal — amnesty for Dreamers, but big asks — that might just make everyone mad.
  29. Schumer Takes Border-Wall Offer Off the TableA day after Democrats caved, the Minority Leader is trying to snatch back some negotiating power.
  30. Trump Disputes Chief of Staff, Says He Hasn’t ‘Evolved’ on Border Wall“The Wall is the Wall, it has never changed or evolved from the first day I conceived of it,” Trump tweeted.
  31. Trump’s Chief of Staff Says Some of Trump’s Campaign Promises Were ‘Uninformed’“One thing is to campaign, another thing is to govern. It’s really hard,” John Kelly told lawmakers.
  32. The Progressive Case for Giving Trump His Stupid WallA jobs program for border-state construction workers will do less harm than many of the concessions that Democrats are poised to make on DACA.
  33. Trump Wants $18 Billion Border Wall in Deal to Protect DreamersHis proposal won’t get very far in Congress.
  34. Nobody Seems to Know What Trump’s ‘Big Beautiful Wall’ Would Look LikeYears after Trump started talking about a border wall, congressional negotiators trying to cut a spending deal still aren’t sure how it’s defined.
  35. Doug Jones to Enter Senate As a Regular Democrat Who’s Open to BipartisanshipWhile you can expect him to reflect Alabama sensitivities in the Senate, he’s not going to be a Democrat in name only.
  36. Why a Government Shutdown Is Looming Again in JanuaryAnother month of GOP rule, another month of stressful and arbitrary deadlines.
  37. Trump: Give Me a Border Wall or I’ll Deport the DreamersIf the president means what he says, then there will be no DACA deal — and 800,000 Dreamers will become subject to deportation.
  38. Democrats Abandon Threats to Shut Down Government to Protect DreamersAfter some saber-rattling, congressional Democratic leaders have decided to pursue Dreamer protections through bipartisan negotiations.
  39. Shutting Down the Government for Dreamers May Be Risky for DemocratsOf all the reasons for triggering a government shutdown, reestablishing DACA protections ranks low in public support.
  40. Which Mexican Border-Wall Prototype Is the Worst?A brief review.
  41. Trump Caves on Border-Wall Demand, Won’t Shut Down GovernmentThe “great negotiator” strikes again.
  42. Trump May End DACA — and Still Hold Dreamers HostageA reported go-slow approach to rescinding DACA is compatible with a strategy of making Dreamers part of a broader immigration deal.
  43. Breitbart News Will Try to Force Trump to Be Trump, Whether He Likes It or NotYou can expect Breitbart News to intensify its efforts to get Trump to stay “populist”, even if it mean repudiating key family members and advisers.
  44. Paul Ryan Dismisses Trump’s Shutdown ThreatThe speaker says it isn’t in anyone’s interest to shut down the government, even if Democrats refuse to vote for border wall funding.
  45. Trump Threatens to Shut Down the Government If He Doesn’t Get a Border WallThe great deal-maker is warning Democrats that if they oppose his border wall, he will sabotage his own approval rating and that of his party.
  46. Trump Could Bust Loose Again at Phoenix RallyIt would be natural for the president to follow up on controlled remarks about Afghanistan with an uninhibited base-feeding frenzy the next night.
  47. The Government Could Be Headed for a Showdown and a Shutdown Over Trump’s WallCongressional Democrats and Republicans can probably avoid a government shutdown or a debt default. But Trump’s border wall could be a deal-breaker.
  48. politics
    Paul Ryan Made a Hypebeast Video About the Border WallIt includes an EDM soundtrack.
  49. House Approves $1.6 Billion for Border-Wall ConstructionBut the funding probably won’t make it through the Senate.
  50. Trump Says He ‘Absolutely’ Still Wants Mexico to Pay for WallAt a meeting with Enrique Peña Nieto, Trump returns to the topic that drove a wedge between the two leaders.
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