Liberals Decry the #SchumerSellout to Reopen the Government

With the Schumer Shutdown heading into its third day, Democrats finally realized just how untenable their position was and promptly caved. From the start of the negotiation Democrats overestimated their leverage. They believed that Americans’ desire for a DACA gave Democrats a mandate to pressure Republicans into taking a one-sided deal. What they assumed was…
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Democrats Remain United Behind Cynical Schumer Shutdown

In the waning hours of Friday evening, Senate Republicans tried one last procedural vote that would have allowed a vote on a continuing resolution to fund the government for 30 days. It failed, falling nine votes short of the 60 votes needed to overcome Democrats’ filibuster. And with that, the government shut down. This is…
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The Government is Shut Down and Democrats are to Blame

The Republican-led House did their part, passing a bill on Thursday that would keep the government funded until February 16. They even included a few policy riders, such as a long-term extension of the low-income children’s health insurance program (CHIP), to sweeten the pot in order to woo Democrats into supporting its passage. Despite it…
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