Senate Votes to End the Federal ShutdownG.O.P. Immigration Pledge Wins Support From DemocratsBy THE NEW YORK TIMES 59 minutes agoThe Senate voted to end the government shutdown, clearing the way for passage of a short-term spending package that would fund the government through Feb. 8.The procedural vote does not immediately end the shutdown. The Senate must still grant final approval of the bill, and it must then be approved by the House.Of course, the Democratic fallback strategy appears to be to try to drive a wedge between the GOP Senate dinosaurs and the more woke GOP House.
It's the "kept their shutdown leverage" I don't understand. Dems hauled out their big gun & fired it. It backfired on them. They're going to threaten "Give us X or we'll haul out that gun again!"? Lost a lot of its power to intimidate. https://t.co/o2S8aYaSsx— Mickey Kaus (@kausmickey) January 22, 2018
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I don't understand why people think Schumer's now all set for another shutdown fight. He just got beaten up. He learned DREAMers are a lo-priority cause for voters. He wants to come back for a second helping ? https://t.co/lo8WpVWSts— Mickey Kaus (@kausmickey) January 22, 2018