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News You Need to Know

Friday, January 19, 2018

Jeff Zeleny, Sophie Tatum
President Donald Trump won't head to his posh Florida resort Friday if lawmakers can't avert the looming government shutdown set to take effect at midnight, a White House spokesperson said Friday morning.
Erica Werner, Damian Paletta
The Washington Post
The federal government late Thursday faced increasing odds of a partial shutdown, the culmination of a long period of budget warfare that has now imperiled what most lawmakers agree is the most basic task of governance.
Amy Walter
The Cook Political Report
House Democrats, as we have been reporting now for months, have the wind firmly at their back this year. All signs are pointing to a better than 50-50 shot at taking control of the House, perhaps by a decent margin. Even so, we’ve also noted that Republicans have a built-in structural advantage — namely few swing seats to defend.