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Jon Favreau sums up the last month on twittter

This sums up the past month. “For 35 days, Trump and Congressional Republicans inflicted pain on millions of Americans – for nothing.” From Jon Favreau on Twitter

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There is only one way to break Trump’s pathology. Pelosi has found it. – The Washington Post

Trump’s presidency and the Republican Party require Foxlandia for their existence. this requires Trump to venture outside of what I have called “Foxlandia,” the place where Trump always possesses all the leverage; where any and all polls showing him cratering are fake news; and a glorious victory, entirely on Trump’s own terms, is always lurking […]

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Senate rejects Trump plan to fund border wall and end shutdown

Everyone should stop saying “The Senate” when they mean “The Republican Party” The Senate blocked President Donald Trump’s proposal to provide $5.7 billion in border wall money and grant temporary protections for some undocumented immigrants in return for reopening the government. From Politico

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Ross: ‘I Don’t Understand Why’ Federal Workers Are Using Food Banks

No, he doesn’t understand. He himself is doing fine and can not imagine others who are not doing as well. they will eventually get it, but if they never got it—you’re talking about a third of a percent on our GDP so it’s not like it’s a gigantic number overall Wilbur Ross can not connect […]

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I’m going to make you an offer you can’t accept.

One of the things that isn’t be said enough is that the president is really bad at making deals and really bad at recognizing when there is a deal to be made. The democrats would like a path to citizenship. They would like to fully fund the ACA. They would like infrastructure bills. They might […]

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What the ‘Both Sides Brigade’ gets wrong about the shutdown | MSNBC

The kidnappers demand for random is one reason for the impasse, the victim’s family unwillingness to reward the criminals is the other.   Trump’s demand for $5.7 billion for his border wall is one reason for the budget impasse. The Democrats refusal to approve the money is another. Source: What the ‘Both Sides Brigade’ gets […]

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For a Besieged F.B.I., the Shutdown is the Latest Trump-Era Assault | The New Yorker

If I was a foreign power looking to exert power over the US I would want to disable the US ability to stop me from exerting that power. Read this and see if you can think of a better way than destroying the career of a whole generation of FBI agents and hurting the ability […]

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Don’t Negotiate with Hostage Takers – Talking Points Memo

The shutdown bacillus that Newt Gingrich injected into our political system in 1995 must be eradicated. It was dormant for almost two decades until Republicans (neo-Gingrichites) returned to power in the House in 2011. It’s wrong. It’s destructive. And it’s the same principle we apply to all terrorists. You can’t negotiate with terrorists or hostage […]

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This is why you close the parks during a shutdown.

Vulnerable Joshua trees in Joshua Tree National Park in California have been cut down by visitors who illegally drove into areas where vehicles are banned during the partial government shutdown. As a result, the park is closed indefinitely, its superintendent said Thursday. From Axios

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Joshua trees cut down by vandals during government shutdown – Axios

In all previous government shutdowns that affected the Department of Interior, administrations closed the parks rather than allow access unsupervised. Joshua trees already face threats of extinction from climate change. Source: Joshua trees cut down by vandals during government shutdown – Axios This is awful and disappointing but also predictable.