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  1. 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.
  2. government shutdown
    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.
  3. lame duck session
    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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.”
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. GOP Rushes Omnibus Spending Bill Through HouseAfter the near defeat of the rule for passage of the bill, the House whipped it through unread, though the Senate may not be able to do likewise.
  10. Congress to Vote on 2,232-Page Spending Bill Before Ink Is DryMore than halfway through fiscal year 2018, Congress still can’t fund the federal government in an orderly and timely manner.
  11. Congress Has a Spending Bill That Solves Some Problems, Ignores Lots of OthersIf both houses pass it, and Trump signs it, we won’t have to hear about shutdowns again until October.
  12. No Immigration or Obamacare Deals As Huge Spending Bill Shambles Toward PassageMost of the controversial riders are out, but modest gun measures could yet be enacted.
  13. House GOP Could Derail Spending Bill With Bid to Defund Planned ParenthoodThe failure of Republicans to get the anti-abortion lobby’s chief priority done last year could now generate gridlock and even a government shutdown.
  14. Is Democratic Cooperation With Trump Depressing Supporters?You can’t rant and snarl every minute, and when your opponent is Donald Trump, he’ll do much of the work of mobilizing your base.
  15. In Defense of the ‘Dumbest Shutdown’The spending deal that Rand Paul held up for a few hours was pretty dumb, too.
  16. The Government Briefly Shut Down Last Night, Thanks to Rand PaulAfter a five-hour shutdown, the House and Senate finally passed a massive bipartisan budget deal early on Friday.
  17. What Needs to Happen in Congress Today to Avoid Another Government ShutdownThere will be loud dissents today, especially from House conservatives and Democrats — but it looks like the spending deal may get ratified.
  18. Pelosi’s ‘DACA-buster’ Speech Likely a Record-Setter for the HousePelosi can’t stop a spending deal that excludes DACA. But she can talk about it.
  19. Surprise! Congress May Sneak Debt-Limit Increase Into Its Stopgap Spending BillIt could take care of a big legislative headache — or blow up the delicate negotiations.
  20. Trump Picks Up Shutdown Threat Over Immigration After Democrats Drop ItLook who’s threatening to shut down the government now.
  21. Two Weeks After Last Shutdown, All GOP Has Is a New Way to Jab DemocratsWith only days to go until the next deadline, House Republicans unveiled a stopgap bill that will probably be blocked by Senate Democrats.
  22. Congress Is Sleepwalking Toward Its Next CrisisMaybe one more stopgap spending bill can be enacted, but then that’s it.
  23. The Dispute Dividing the GOP in the Debate Over ImmigrationSenate Republicans are resisting the House–Trump effort to force restrictions in legal immigration into a deal with Democrats. But maybe not for long.
  24. Uh-oh: Here Comes the Debt Limit AgainIt’s now likely debt-limit negotiations will get tangled up in the spending talks that have dragged on for months, making a debt default possible.
  25. shutdown watch
    Freedom Caucus Claims, Once Again, That They Might Force a ShutdownLast time they got on board at the last minute, and they may want to keep the shutdown blame on Democrats.
  26. Democrats Officially Lost the Shutdown FightBy starting a shutdown he couldn’t sustain, Schumer showed his (losing) hand. Now, he’s preparing to back a budget that does nothing for Dreamers.
  27. 5 Reasons an Immigration Deal Will Be Crazy Hard to AchieveWhat might be America’s thorniest domestic policy issue just keeps getting more complicated.
  28. the national circus
    Washington Can Indulge Its Bipartisan Fantasies for 3 More WeeksBut things are going to get ugly again.
  29. Democrats Must Be More Ruthless — When They Actually Have PowerAbolishing the filibuster in 2009 would have saved the Dreamers. Shutting down the government in 2018 could save the GOP’s Senate majority.
  30. First Post-Shutdown Poll: Trump, Democrats Share the BlameImpressions of the shutdown will change and fade, but for now it doesn’t look like the Democrats fared that badly.
  31. Lawmakers Turned the Government Shutdown Into a Blame GameFeaturing a highly partisan White House voice-mail message.
  32. Trump Officially Ends Shutdown, Earns Praise for Lack of InvolvementWhite House aides seemed pleased that they were able to keep him out of the negotiation process, but it probably won’t last.
  33. The Democrats Threw the Shutdown Fight — and That’s FineExtending the shutdown probably wouldn’t have helped Dreamers — and definitely would have hurt low-income kids in need of health care.
  34. political sticks
    Senator’s ‘Talking Stick’ Idea Descends Into ChaosOne senator threw the stick and broke a glass elephant.
  35. politics
    Government-Shutdown Liveblog, Day ThreeAll the lowlights from a barely functioning Washington.
  36. Government to Reopen After Senate Democrats Back DownDems can still prevail in the larger battle over immigration policy — but ending the shutdown Monday definitely wasn’t a victory.
  37. Government Shutdown Liveblog, Day OneAll the latest developments from an even-more-dysfunctional-than-usual Washington.
  38. sad!
    Donald Trump Is Concerned the Shutdown Could Make Him Miss His PartySad!
  39. Government Shuts Down After GOP Spending Bill Fails in the SenateLawmakers said they’re still talking, but the midnight deadline passed without a deal on spending or DACA.
  40. What’s the Government Shutdown ‘About’?If it’s “about” dysfunction, Democrats win; if it’s “about” immigration, maybe Republicans win.
  41. No One Will Remember This Government Shutdown Fight by NovemberIt took three weeks for voters to forget “grab ’em by the pussy.” A shutdown is not going to swing an election ten months from now.
  42. Government Shutdown Bad News for IRS As It Implements New Tax BillIt’s a terrible time to force furloughs and funding interruptions on an already overwhelmed agency.
  43. shutdown watch
    Trump’s Strategy for Avoiding a Shutdown: Head to Mar-a-LagoHe’s traveling to Florida for a campaign-fundraising gala just hours before the shutdown deadline, but he’ll be available to okay deals via tweet.
  44. shutdown watch
    Senate Pushes Shutdown Fight to Final DayMcConnell put off the deciding vote on the House bill, which is likely to fail, and dismissed Schumer’s call for a days-long stopgap measure.
  45. House GOP Passes Spending Bill Aimed at Shifting Shutdown Blame to DemocratsSince real negotiations have failed, the government is probably shutting down on Friday — and now it’s all about the blame game.
  46. Trump Confused About GOP Strategy for Avoiding a Government ShutdownThis time with a tweet about funding for CHIP, a children’s insurance program, which had to be “clarified” by the White House.
  47. Ryan’s Strategy May Be Backfiring, Earning GOP Blame for a Government ShutdownIn trying to “jam” Senate Democrats with a GOP-only spending bill, Ryan may have given House conservatives the power to jam him.
  48. Ryan Hopes to Avert Shutdown by Funding CHIP and Cutting TaxesThe Speaker hopes to woo Democrats with new funding for children’s health care — and conservatives, with cuts to Obamacare taxes.
  49. Blame-Game Lessons From the Last Government ShutdownResponsibility can be pinned on one party if there’s evidence to support it — but the effect may be ephemeral.
  50. What You Need to Know About the Government-Shutdown FightTrump’s vulgar remarks have decreased the chances of reaching a DACA deal, and avoiding a shutdown by the Friday deadline.
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