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Dems give up shutdown fight
Washington Times ^ | January 22, 2018 | By Stephen Dinan and S.A. Miller -

Posted on 01/22/2018 10:59:57 AM PST by COUNTrecount

Senate Democrats relinquished on the government shutdown Monday, agreeing to vote to reopen the government but insisting they’ll keep fighting for illegal immigrant “Dreamers” over the next weeks, with another shutdown deadline looming Feb. 8.

“I’m glad we’ve gotten past that,” Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said just ahead of a vote.

The vote to end the filibuster was 81-18, clearing the way for passage of the stopgap spending bill.

The House was expected to pass the bill later Monday, which would end the shutdown after three days.

The breakthrough came after Mr. McConnell said he would allow the Senate to conduct a freewheeling immigration debate in February, unless they come to a deal before then on how to handle the Dreamers.

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtontimes.com ...


TOPICS: Breaking News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 115th; braking; daca; democrats; schumershutdown; shutdown; theodorer
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1 posted on 01/22/2018 10:59:57 AM PST by COUNTrecount
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To: COUNTrecount

Blinking? and winning?


2 posted on 01/22/2018 11:00:22 AM PST by madison10
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3 posted on 01/22/2018 11:00:36 AM PST by COUNTrecount (If only Harvey Weinstein's bathrobe could talk.)
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To: COUNTrecount

Schumer waves the white flag.


4 posted on 01/22/2018 11:02:43 AM PST by tennmountainman ("Prophet Mountainman" Predicter Of All Things RINO...for a small fee.)
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To: COUNTrecount

This is not a conservative victory: Trump and McC seem willing to permit DACA without the wall. Hope I’m wrong, but wall “authorization” is not “spending.”


5 posted on 01/22/2018 11:02:48 AM PST by Theodore R.
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To: madison10

Okay, they had their tantrum, now back to business.


6 posted on 01/22/2018 11:03:05 AM PST by dhs12345
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To: COUNTrecount

DUmmies are whining “Why is this being described as “folding”?”


7 posted on 01/22/2018 11:03:17 AM PST by bigbob (Trust Trump. Trust Sessions. The Great Awakening is at hand...MAGA!)
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To: COUNTrecount

Dang. I was hoping we could leave the unconstitutional 80% ofr the feds shutdown and just bring back the 20% constitution part. They would have done our work for us.

RESTORE OUR FREE CONSTITUTIONAL REPUBLIC to MAGA.


8 posted on 01/22/2018 11:03:26 AM PST by Jim 0216
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To: madison10

All kinds of WINNING. What a fiasco.

Schumer’s constituents should drag him from his office in shackles!


9 posted on 01/22/2018 11:04:03 AM PST by Delta 21 (Build The Wall !! Jail The Cankle !!)
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To: Jim 0216

I was hoping for 6 months or longer.


10 posted on 01/22/2018 11:04:53 AM PST by Delta 21 (Build The Wall !! Jail The Cankle !!)
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To: madison10

Sounds like the dems have this completely bass ackwards.

A major victory for the dems? They’re ‘forcing’ the GOP to deport the Dreamers within 18 days?

They have veered waaaay off the mainland this time.

DACA isn’t even up for renewal until March.


11 posted on 01/22/2018 11:06:26 AM PST by jazminerose (Adorable Deplorable)
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To: Delta 21

Playtime is over.

Release the FISA memo .


12 posted on 01/22/2018 11:07:14 AM PST by Col Frank Slade
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To: madison10

https://www.schumershutdown.com/


13 posted on 01/22/2018 11:07:30 AM PST by 2harddrive
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To: COUNTrecount

14 posted on 01/22/2018 11:07:54 AM PST by kiryandil (Never pick a fight with an angry beehive)
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To: COUNTrecount

They still think they will get their amnesty bill out of the Senate.

They have a lot of GOP support.
Flake, Corker, Hatch, Heller, Alexander, Graham, McCain, Murkowsky, Hoeven, Rubio, Tillis, Burr, Lankford, Gardner, Cornyn, Cochran, Collins, Sasse, Kennedy, Shelby, Ernst and Blunt are all in favor of amnesty.


15 posted on 01/22/2018 11:07:57 AM PST by Lurkinanloomin (Natural Born Citizen Means Born Here of Citizen Parents__Know Islam, No Peace-No Islam, Know Peace)
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To: Delta 21

I don’t know if not having a budget in over 10 years, CRs to infinitum, 1 trillion dollar + annual deficits and unfunded liabilities of 300- 400 TRILLION dollars constitutes winning


16 posted on 01/22/2018 11:08:15 AM PST by Jarhead9297
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To: COUNTrecount

The government shut down about a month to early.
Schumer couldn’t hold out one and a half month when the DACA expires.


17 posted on 01/22/2018 11:08:18 AM PST by Leep (The dims better watch it..Trump is CRAZY!!)
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To: Jim 0216

Thankfully I am in the 20%, but shutdowns don’t work that. I agree with your sentiment, though.


18 posted on 01/22/2018 11:09:06 AM PST by gov_bean_ counter (Free Republic has been reduced to a gathering place for the inane, banal, and obtuse.)
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To: COUNTrecount

They KNOW it was trending strongly against them. “Schumer Shutdown,” was brilliant !!!


19 posted on 01/22/2018 11:09:14 AM PST by jmaroneps37 (Conservatism us truth. Liberalism is lies.)
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To: COUNTrecount

20 posted on 01/22/2018 11:09:19 AM PST by kiryandil (Never pick a fight with an angry beehive)
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