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Mon Jan 22, 2018, 12:00 AM

Democrats, Republicans blame administration

Updated: Sunday, January 21, 2018, 10:59 PM

As the federal government headed into day three of an avoidable shutdown, senators from both sides of the aisle pointed fingers at the Trump administration, saying its stubborn immigration demands threw the country into unnecessary chaos.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) scrapped a planned vote, saying late Sunday that the next chance for passage of a funding bill would come at noon Monday, ensuring an unwanted day off for nonessential federal workers.

President Trump, who ran for office as a savvy dealmaker who could fix broken government, took no action on the crisis Sunday other than to tweet that the Senate should change its filibuster rules to let spending bills pass by a simple majority ...

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) criticized Trump's top aides, saying they undercut his ability to cut a decent deal ...


The GOP controls Congress; and it's a distinct from the Executive, as a branch of our government. Congressional GOPers can kowtow to The Don, if they want, but they're in charge in Congress, not him, and it's dishonesty of them to pretend otherwise

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