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In this divided government, is compromise possible?

February 8, 2019
Congressional investigations and the border battle.
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McConnell privately cautions Trump about emergency declaration on border wall

February 2, 2019
Seung Min Kim, Sean Sullivan, Erica Werner | The Washington Post
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell cautioned President Trump privately this week about the consequences of declaring a national emergency to build his border wall, telling him the move could trigger political blowback and divide the GOP, according to two Republicans with knowledge of the exchange.
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3 stories you might have missed

January 23, 2019
Have you been keeping up this week? Check out these stories you might have missed.
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Exclusive: Trump plans shutdown compromise

January 19, 2019
Jonathan Swan | Axios
President Trump plans to use remarks from the Diplomatic Reception Room on Saturday afternoon to propose a notable immigration compromise, according to sources familiar with the speech.
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Amid shutdown, Trump visits Texas in effort to boost argument for border wall

January 11, 2019
Philip Rucker, Felicia Sonmez | The Washington Post
Driving home his claim that illegal crossings have created a national humanitarian and security crisis, President Trump on Thursday took his case for a border wall to this city in the Rio Grande Valley, one of the busiest regions of the southern border and the epicenter of his administration’s controversial family separations.
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Government shutdown on track to becoming longest in US history

January 11, 2019
Hallie Jackson | NBC News
As the impact of the government shutdown is felt across the nation, in Washington, D.C., there’s little end in sight. President Trump is reportedly considering more controversial ways to get his border wall.
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Amid shutdown, Trump to travel to Texas in effort to boost argument for border wall

January 10, 2019
Philip Rucker | The Washington Post
After abruptly walking out of budget negotiations with Democrats to end the government shutdown, President Trump on Thursday is taking his case for building a wall to the U. S-Mexico border, where he claims illegal crossings have created a humanitarian and security crisis.
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Trump Says ‘Maybe Definitely’ on Declaring National Emergency If Talks Fail

January 10, 2019
Vivian Salama | The Wall Street Journal
President Trump on Thursday reasserted his determination to declare a national emergency to fund a wall along the southern border if Democrats refuse his demand for $5.7 billion to pay for one.
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Trump’s National Address Escalates Border Wall Fight

January 9, 2019
Peter Baker | The New York Times
President Trump doubled down on one of the biggest gambles of his presidency on Tuesday night with a televised appeal to pressure Congress into paying for his long-promised border wall, even at the cost of leaving the government partly closed until lawmakers give in.
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