Shut-down Watch

Exciting News From the Trump Administration!

One of the things that seems under-reported (to me, anyway) is that The Dreamers would not be part of the government shut-down story if Comrade Stupid had not decided to revoke President Obama’s DACA Executive Order. All of the drama and political malpractice around the shut-down of the Federal Gubmint stems from his hubris (and racism? Yes.)

That said, Tiger Beat’s morning email thingie tells us:

SPEAKER PAUL RYAN and HOUSE MAJORITY LEADER KEVIN MCCARTHY returned from a GOP leadership retreat with a plan to extend government funding for another 28 days, while reauthorizing the Children’s Health Insurance Program for six years. WHY? It could be a way to get some waffling Democrats at a low price.

Will it work?

HOW THIS COULD FALL APART: Two pockets of Republicans to keep an eye on: conservatives and defense hawks. Most conservatives seem to realize they can’t reject this plan. But you can see strategically why they might: this short-term deal sets up a big immigration compromise, and a massive spending-cap accord next month — neither of which is expected to get much conservative support. Some conservatives are pushing for a plan that simply will not work: a full year of defense funding combined with a month of funding for the rest of the government. That all being said, it seems like this leadership plan has a decent chance of working. More from Rachael Bade, Sarah Ferris, John Bresnahan and Jennifer Scholtes

Mike ‘Payola’ Allen writing Axios’ morning email thingie adds:

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2 Responses to Shut-down Watch

  1. laura says:

    Would it be wrong if somebody said to Kelly “Fuck you for your service?”
    Asking for a friend.


  2. Condi says:

    Dayum! Was looking forward to a lot of Stranger Things binge-watching next week, too.


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