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Trump urges change to Senate rule as shutdown enters second day

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump said on Sunday if the government shutdown stalemate continued, Republicans should fund the government by changing Senate rules, which currently require a super-majority for legislation to advance, but top Republicans immediately dismissed the idea.

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Pence tells U.S. troops: no immigration talks until government reopens

(Reuters) – U.S. Vice President Mike Pence said on Sunday that the Trump administration would not reopen talks with Democratic lawmakers on “illegal immigration” until the U.S. government shutdown had concluded.

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What happens during a government shutdown? 7 things you should know

It may be a new year, but Congress is returning to the same old challenge they left behind in 2017 – agreeing on a budget.
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On Day 2 of shutdown, Congress returns to find fix, end politically charged stalemate

Congress returns to work Sunday to try to strike a spending deal that would end the government shutdown that’s now in its second day.
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Maine town manager under fire for promoting white separatism, criticizing Islam

The town manager of a small community in northern Maine has come under fire for promoting white separatist views and making comments critical of Islam, it was reported Saturday.
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Alabama Dem Doug Jones votes with GOP on spending bill to avoid shutdown

Newly elected Alabama Sen. Doug Jones, in his most high-profile vote since taking office, was one five Democratic senators to vote overnight with Republicans on a spending bill to avoid a government shutdown.
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Ryan orders ethics inquiry into Pa. lawmaker’s reported use of taxpayer cash to settle misconduct case

U.S. Rep. Patrick Meehan has denied any harassment of an ex-aide. He will lose his seat on the ethics panel
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McConnell promises vote on ending shutdown by 1 a.m. Monday

Day One of a government shutdown, filled with increasingly angry finger pointing from both Democrats and Republicans, on Saturday appeared to produce little in terms of a potential solution for the impasse on how to fund the government.
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Pence makes diplomatic trip to Middle East, meets with Egypt’s el-Sissi first

Vice President Mike Pence met with Egyptian leader Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi in Cairo on Saturday on the first leg of a trip to the volatile region.
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First lady Melania Trump says first year has been ‘filled with many wonderful moments’

Melania Trump tweeted on President Trump’s one year inauguration anniversary.
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