LINDSEY GRAHAM AND JEFF FLAKE HAVE DONE THE UNIMAGINABLE, CONVINCED TOP REPUBLICAN TO ABANDON TRUMP (WATCH)

MSNBC’s Kasie Hunt interviewed Senator Jeff Flake of Arizona in the halls of Congress during the recent debate preceding the government shutdown. There, she ultimately reported that Flake and his fellow Senator from South Carolina, Lindsey Graham, had convinced Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to “all but abandon” the president on key issues. Senators Jeff Flake and Lindsey Graham have been leading the high stakes game of shuttle diplomacy inside the U.S. Capital. With McConnell and Schumer barely speaking through the weekend, Graham and Flake have been trying to find a way out of the mess by convincing McConnell to all but abandon the president.” And so they did. The…
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Trump just threw a shutdown tantrum on the official White House phone’s voicemail recording

The Trump administration has taken political divisiveness to a whole new level in the wake of the government shutdown. After earlier unveiling a new attack campaign ad against Democrats accusing them of complicity in any murder committed by an illegal alien, it appears that Trump’s attempt to pin the blame for the shutdown on the Democrats extends to even the pre-recorded messages used by the White House at its switchboard while the usual operators are on a mandated furlough. One Facebook user, Kathi Rendall, discovered the horrendous politicization of the outgoing message when they called into the White House and were so horrified by what they heard that they recorded and posted it for…
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Senator Slams Trump On Senate Floor: I Will Not Be Lectured By A Five-Time Draft Dodger

President Donald Trump and Republicans are trying to blame Senate Democrats for the government shutting down late Saturday night. They’re painting a picture for the American public that Democrats are putting “unlawful immigrants” ahead of national priorities like the military and other critical funding projects. Senator Tammy Duckworth, a retired U.S. Army Lieutenant Colonel, who piloted helicopters in the Iraq War, and who lost both her legs in combat, wasn’t about to take criticism from Trump on the military. Here’s what she posted on Twitter, as well as repeating on the Senate Floor. “Does he even know that there are service members who are in harm’s way right now, watching…
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The government has officially shut down

At 12:01 am on Saturday, January 20, the federal government shut down. Republicans and Democrats are still stuck in a standoff after failing to reach an immigration deal this week. House Republicans passed a bill on Thursday to fund the government for four weeks and extend the Children’s Health Insurance Program for six years, after Congress had failed to reauthorize that program for the last four months. But on a procedural vote late Friday, which needed 60 votes to advance the House spending bill, 45 Senate Democrats — and five Senate Republicans — rejected it. Democrats, frustrated with President Trump’s unwillingness to accept a bipartisan proposal to address the nearly 700,000…
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Robert Mueller reveals he’s taking down Mike Pence along with Donald Trump

For quite some time now, it’s been clear that Mike Pence willfully lied to the American public in an attempt at protecting Michael Flynn and covering up Donald Trump’s Russia scandal. That means Pence is guilty of obstruction of justice and maybe a lot more. The big question has been whether Special Counsel Robert Mueller would try to take Pence down along with Trump, or wait to tackle Pence until after Trump has been ousted. Now we’re getting our answer. Mike Pence’s people are preparing him for what they believe is an inevitable interview with Mueller, according to details buried pretty far down the page in a lengthy new CNN…
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