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Congress returns to new dynamic, GOP shutdown threat
WRALTV - AP ^ | 11/12/18 | LISA MASCARO

Posted on 11/12/2018 7:16:37 PM PST by Freedom'sWorthIt

WASHINGTON — Congress returns to a changed political landscape Tuesday as newly-elected lawmakers arrive in Washington, the parties elect new leadership and incumbents square off for one final legislative sprint before House Democrats take power.

Voters swept away eight years of House Republican control in last week's election, creating a new political dynamic that's challenging President Donald Trump even before the new 116th Congress begins in January.

For their last act, Republicans will try to deliver on Trump's promise to fund the border wall, which could spark a partial federal government shutdown in weeks. Newly emboldened Democrats are in no mood to cooperate over wall money. Instead, they'll be pushing to protect special counsel Robert Mueller's probe from acting Attorney General Matt Whitaker, who has criticized the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election. All sides must agree to a federal funding bill to prevent a partial government shutdown from beginning on Dec. 7.

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TOPICS: Breaking News; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2018election; 2020election; congress; election2018; election2020; incometaxes; lameduck; senate; shutdown; taxcutsandjobsact; taxreform; tcja
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To: Freedom'sWorthIt

We are doomed in the house. They still think bushism is the way forward.


2 posted on 11/12/2018 7:20:33 PM PST by JoSixChip (He is Batman!)
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To: Freedom'sWorthIt

AP tells Republicans they need to pick someone exactly like the guy who just resigned.


3 posted on 11/12/2018 7:20:39 PM PST by Zathras
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To: Freedom'sWorthIt
Voters swept away eight years of House Republican control

No. They swept away a party ossified into do-nothingness by RINOs. What did our houserinos stand for? What was their platform. What changes did they propose to bring to the country.

Health care? They could have defunded Obamacare and forced the issue. Did they? NOOOO! They had to show Trump who was boss.

4 posted on 11/12/2018 7:21:55 PM PST by AndyJackson
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To: Freedom'sWorthIt

McCarthy, Scalise, Cheney is more Bush League Republican BS

We need Jim Jordan


5 posted on 11/12/2018 7:26:16 PM 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: Lurkinanloomin

Agree.


6 posted on 11/12/2018 7:26:44 PM PST by Freedom'sWorthIt
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To: Freedom'sWorthIt

Great. Another Cheney. That’s all we need. While she continues to play the “I’m so conservative” game.


7 posted on 11/12/2018 7:27:33 PM PST by 9YearLurker
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To: Freedom'sWorthIt
WELL !
IT'S ABOUT DAMN TIME TRUMP USED THE VETO STAMP
And he should be sure to use RED INK !
8 posted on 11/12/2018 7:27:52 PM PST by Yosemitest (It's SIMPLE ! ... Fight, ... or Die !)
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To: Lurkinanloomin

Liz Cheney was once a darling for a Wyoming senate run, now she has settled for a House seat and wants to be important. Nonsense.


9 posted on 11/12/2018 7:28:44 PM PST by Fungi
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To: Lurkinanloomin

Yes. Jim Jordan is great. We lost the house, but thank God Paul Ryan is leaving.


10 posted on 11/12/2018 7:29:35 PM PST by rlmorel (Leftists: They believe in the "Invisible Hand" only when it is guided by government.)
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To: Freedom'sWorthIt

We still have the House & Senate for a few more weeks. Ram through the spending bill and wall funding, and re-vote on health care, you squishes!


11 posted on 11/12/2018 7:30:23 PM PST by Paul R.
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To: AndyJackson

Ryan and the other insiders wanted influence-peddling lobbyist jobs after their terms - cashing in. No way in hell those jobs are available to guys who scrap the way Washington works.


12 posted on 11/12/2018 7:31:45 PM PST by Sgt_Schultze (When your business model depends on slave labor, you're always going to need more slaves.)
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To: Paul R.

Agree - they need to act and act FAST! Something they are not used to doing so I am not holding my breath.


13 posted on 11/12/2018 7:32:54 PM PST by Freedom'sWorthIt
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To: JoSixChip

So the new house leadership will consist of California RINO and a lesbian? I’m gonna be sick to my stomach.


14 posted on 11/12/2018 7:33:51 PM PST by GOPe Means Bend Over Spell Run (Vote Trump - Not Socialism!)
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To: Freedom'sWorthIt

Oh, please. The GOP isn’t going to shut down a damn thing.


15 posted on 11/12/2018 7:33:54 PM PST by Alberta's Child ("The Russians escaped while we weren't watching them ... like Russians will.")
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16 posted on 11/12/2018 7:36:09 PM PST by Theoria (I should never have surrendered. I should have fought until I was the last man alive)
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To: Paul R.

This losers need to stay and work until the very last day, then go into recess so Trump can make recess appoinments.


17 posted on 11/12/2018 7:36:27 PM PST by GOPe Means Bend Over Spell Run (Vote Trump - Not Socialism!)
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To: Freedom'sWorthIt

Liz Cheney is still in her first term in the House—and she’s going to be #3 in the leadership???????????

My God, this country is so beyond hope. Trump is our best hope, but I don’t know how he can deal with this.


18 posted on 11/12/2018 7:37:45 PM PST by 9YearLurker
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To: Alberta's Child
Oh, please. The GOP isn’t going to shut down a damn thing.

Seen this movie before, eh?
19 posted on 11/12/2018 7:37:59 PM PST by JoSixChip (He is Batman!)
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To: AndyJackson
They swept away a party ossified into do-nothingness by RINOs.

It is indeed very frustrating how little the overall Republican Congress has accomplished. But if you look at just the House, under Ryan it passed a humongous amount of very conservative bills that would undo almost all of the Obama era. But the Senate has acted on practically nothing because of its glacial processes, filibuster, minuscule majority, weasels like McCain and Flake, obstruction and delays by Rats, and prioritizing judicial confirmations. The blame for "getting nothing done" is solidly on the Senate, and specifically on a few Republican "mavericks."

20 posted on 11/12/2018 7:38:18 PM PST by SFConservative
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