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Government shutdown begins at midnight as bipartisan budget deal fails to get a vote - KCRA Sacramento

Google News - Thu, 02/08/2018 - 23:23

UK Progressive Magazine

Government shutdown begins at midnight as bipartisan budget deal fails to get a vote
KCRA Sacramento
Added conservative Democrat Henry Cuellar of Texas: “It's an easy 'yes.'” Combined with the Republicans' December tax cut bill, the burst in military and other spending would put the GOP-controlled government on track for the first $1 trillion-plus ...
All Sides Claim Budget Win; Immigration Fight Looks TougherNBC Bay Area
Obama's Gone, So Republicans Stopped Sabotaging the EconomyUK Progressive Magazine

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Senate stumbles shutdown, as Rand Paul blocks vote - Wichita Eagle

Google News - Thu, 02/08/2018 - 23:18

Wichita Eagle

Senate stumbles shutdown, as Rand Paul blocks vote
Wichita Eagle
I didn't come up here to be liked," he said. Approval of the measure in the Senate seemed assured — eventually — but the situation in the House remained dicey. In that chamber, progressive Democrats and tea party Republicans opposed the measure ...
Midnight shutdown creeps closer as Congress debates budgetNews & Observer

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Midnight shutdown creeps closer as Congress debates budget - WPIX 11 New York

Google News - Thu, 02/08/2018 - 21:52

Vox

Midnight shutdown creeps closer as Congress debates budget
WPIX 11 New York
Approval in the Senate seemed assured — eventually — but the situation in the House remained dicey. In that chamber, both progressive Democrats and tea party Republicans opposed the measure, which contains roughly $400 billion in new spending for the ...
Why Congress's new spending deal gets the (cautious) support of a leading liberal budget wonkVox

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One Conservative Activist Is Flooding State Enforcement Agencies With Questionable Complaints - Seattlemag

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One Conservative Activist Is Flooding State Enforcement Agencies With Questionable Complaints
Seattlemag
Morgan, who heads up the conservative Citizens' Alliance for Property Rights, has spent the last year and a half filing hundreds of complaints against Democratic candidates and organizations as well as progressive unions and nonprofits, alleging ...

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Legislators running out of time to avoid another shutdown - Toledo Blade

Google News - Thu, 02/08/2018 - 20:07

TIME

Legislators running out of time to avoid another shutdown
Toledo Blade
Approval in the Senate seemed assured — eventually — but the situation in the House remained dicey. In that chamber, both progressive Democrats and tea party Republicans opposed the measure, which contains roughly $400 billion in new spending for the ...
Senate stumbles into shutdown, as Rand Paul blocks voteWPSD Local 6
Government shuts down for 2nd time in less than a monthKGO-TV

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Midnight Shutdown Creeps Closer as Congress Debates Budget - U.S. News & World Report

Google News - Thu, 02/08/2018 - 19:15

U.S. News & World Report

Midnight Shutdown Creeps Closer as Congress Debates Budget
U.S. News & World Report
Approval in the Senate seemed assured — eventually — but the situation in the House remained dicey. In that chamber, both progressive Democrats and tea party Republicans opposed the measure, which contains roughly $400 billion in new spending for the ...
White House warns of possible shutdown as Congress races to pass bipartisan budget dealLos Angeles Times
Rand Paul holds up budget vote as midnight government shutdown creeps closer89.3 KPCC
Midnight shutdown looms as Congress debates budget that would balloon deficitChicago Tribune
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White House tells agencies to prepare for shutdown - Politico

Google News - Thu, 02/08/2018 - 18:44

Politico

White House tells agencies to prepare for shutdown
Politico
The Kentucky Republican's move could lead to a shutdown starting at midnight. Unless he agrees to back off, the Senate couldn't vote before 1 a.m. Even then, the House will need hours to complete its work. Yet even if the Senate does pass the budget ...

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Trump Supporters Share Most Fake News - O'Dwyer's PR News

Google News - Thu, 02/08/2018 - 18:25

Trump Supporters Share Most Fake News
O'Dwyer's PR News
Based on the data they sampled, social media users were separated into groups based on ideology; categories included “Democratic party,” “Republican Party,” “Progressive Movement,” “conspiracy,” “resistance,” “hard conservatives” and “Trump support ...

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Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick rails against Republicans who criticize "your own team" - Texas Tribune

Google News - Thu, 02/08/2018 - 18:01

Texas Tribune

Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick rails against Republicans who criticize "your own team"
Texas Tribune
"I don't want our state to be in the hands of moderates, liberals and progressives," Patrick said. "Because if it is, we'll be California and the country will be in trouble." "Some of these people say they want responsible Republicans," Patrick said ...

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House Democrats' confusing, high-risk DACA government shutdown gamble, explained - Vox

Google News - Thu, 02/08/2018 - 17:15

Vox

House Democrats' confusing, high-risk DACA government shutdown gamble, explained
Vox
Some House Democrats are saying they'll withhold votes on a bipartisan budget deal unless they are promised an immigration vote in the House — but it's not yet clear how serious that threat is. Congress needs to pass a spending bill or the government ...

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The Republican War on Local Control - Progressive.org

Google News - Thu, 02/08/2018 - 16:23

Progressive.org

The Republican War on Local Control
Progressive.org
Conservative state governments have sought to take that authority away, by eroding local control––a principle small government conservatives have long cherished. With increasing frequency, Republican state legislatures are passing preemption laws ...

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Congress is expected to pass bipartisan budget deal, but divisions remain - Los Angeles Times

Google News - Thu, 02/08/2018 - 16:02

Virginian-Pilot

Congress is expected to pass bipartisan budget deal, but divisions remain
Los Angeles Times
Conservative Democrats in both the House and Senate have appeared wary of tying themselves to a prolonged standoff over immigration, which is being led by more liberal and progressive elements of the party. The push for protections for Dreamers led to ...
Senate budget deal faces opposition from deficit hawks, liberal DemocratsVirginian-Pilot
Congress's massive budget deal, explainedVox
All eyes on House Dems as Congress readies vote on budget dealPolitico
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Why Congress's new spending deal gets the (cautious) support of a leading liberal budget wonk - Vox

Google News - Thu, 02/08/2018 - 13:30

Vox

Why Congress's new spending deal gets the (cautious) support of a leading liberal budget wonk
Vox
The deal lasts for two years and costs roughly $300 billion. That's caused panic among anti-deficit groups and arch-conservatives worried about growing the national debt. Conservative lobbying group Heritage Action announced its opposition and said it ...

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How a Nazi Made the Ballot in Illinois - The Atlantic

Google News - Thu, 02/08/2018 - 12:52

The Atlantic

How a Nazi Made the Ballot in Illinois
The Atlantic
That consistent Democratic advantage has “demoralized” Republicans in the area, Mooney said, and it's likely that conservatives in the third district are feeling even more disheartened this year than normal. Illinois's Republican governor, Bruce Rauner ...

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Crunch Time for Congress to Keep US Government Open - Voice of America

Google News - Thu, 02/08/2018 - 12:19

Virginian-Pilot

Crunch Time for Congress to Keep US Government Open
Voice of America
“The Budget Agreement today is so important for our great Military,” Trump tweeted early Thursday. “Republicans and Democrats must support our troops and support this Bill!” The accord drew opposition from opposite extremes of Congress' ideological ...
Senate budget deal faces opposition from deficit hawks, liberal DemocratsVirginian-Pilot
Congress's massive budget deal, explainedVox
Congress on track for Thursday vote to avoid government shutdown, lay groundwork for budget dealWashington Examiner
The Spokesman-Review -Salon
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Should Republicans Vote Democratic? - New York Times

Google News - Thu, 02/08/2018 - 08:15

New York Times

Should Republicans Vote Democratic?
New York Times
I recognize that voting against Republicans is as easy for a progressive to suggest as it is hard for a conservative to execute. But here's my case to conservatives who do believe in facts and democratic norms (and would rather that Miami stay above ...
Why America needs thousands of political partiesThe Week Magazine

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The end of a trend? - Isthmus

Google News - Thu, 02/08/2018 - 06:06

The end of a trend?
Isthmus
Scott Walker and legislative Republicans on everything from affirming Act 10, which crushed the state's public employee unions, to shutting down the John Doe probe into alleged misbehavior by Walker's campaign. State Supreme Court races are officially ...

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The end of a trend? - Isthmus

Google News - Thu, 02/08/2018 - 06:06

Isthmus

The end of a trend?
Isthmus
Scott Walker and legislative Republicans on everything from affirming Act 10, which crushed the state's public employee unions, to shutting down the John Doe probe into alleged misbehavior by Walker's campaign. State Supreme Court races are officially ...

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Federal budget deal would begin debate over bay funding, medical pot and other Maryland priorities - Baltimore Sun

Google News - Thu, 02/08/2018 - 06:02

Baltimore Sun

Federal budget deal would begin debate over bay funding, medical pot and other Maryland priorities
Baltimore Sun
Chris Van Hollen, a Democrat on the Senate Appropriations Committee. “This has obviously been a long time in the making, and it's a positive step forward.” Though passage remains far from certain — especially in the House, where both liberals and ...

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Why House Democrats should reject the Senate's new budget deal - The Week Magazine

Google News - Thu, 02/08/2018 - 05:55

The Week Magazine

Why House Democrats should reject the Senate's new budget deal
The Week Magazine
Yesterday afternoon, Senate Democrats and Republicans struck a bipartisan, two-year budget agreement — one that notably excludes a solution for the immigration crisis surrounding recipients of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program ...
Pelosi protests stalled immigration talks with 8-hour House speech89.3 KPCC
Pelosi Protests Stall In Immigration Talks With Marathon House SpeechNPR
Pelosi in PerilSlate Magazine

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