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'Release the memo': Republicans demand private memo containing revelations 'worse than Watergate' is made public

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Republicans are demanding a private memo shown to the US intelligence committee is made public.

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US House Republicans cite progress in averting government shutdown

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January 19, 2018 2:14 AM
WASHINGTON (REUTERS) - US House Republicans said late on Thursday (Jan 18) they had made progress toward passing a short-term extension of government funding to avert a politically embarrassing shutdown, after a day of tough negotiations and confusion when President Donald Trump offered mixed signals on the stopgap plan.

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House approves bill to keep government open as Senate Democrats take heat for threatening to block it

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The possibility of a federal shutdown moved closer to reality, and Republicans prepared to blame Democrats for standing in the way in pursuit of an immigration deal.

US government shutdown looms: What you need to know

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January 19, 2018 10:19 AM
WASHINGTON - US President Donald Trump and Republican leaders in Congress are racing to meet a midnight Friday (Jan 20 noon Singapore time) deadline to pass a short-term spending bill to keep the US government open and prevent agencies from shutting down.

URGENT: House Passes Stopgap Spending Bill As Government Shutdown Looms

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The House approved a short-term spending bill Thursday to avoid a government shutdown, sending the measure to the Senate where Democrats said they have enough votes to block its passage, The Washington Post reports. House Republican leaders prevailed in lobbying the conservative House Freedom Caucus and defense hawks who demanded more money for the military in exchange for their votes. The bill passed 230-197. But a government shutdown on the anniversary of President Trump’s inauguration appeared likely as Democrats signaled they had rallied enough opposition to stop the measure from passing in the upper chamber. With Senate votes expected late Thursday, at least nine members of the...

Supreme Court says North Carolina does not have to immediately redraw congressional maps that a lower court ruled unconstitutional

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The decision means that this year’s elections will likely be conducted under the 2016 boundaries, in which Republicans hold 10 out of 13 congressional seats.

Jury’s out on winners and losers in latest shutdown standoff

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According to recent polling, Trump and Republicans are likely to be blamed for a shutdown — but not if the public believes the immigration issue is the reason for the standoff.

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Supreme Court gives North Carolina more time to redraw congressional map

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Voter advocacy groups and Democratic voters who sued over the map -- heavily weighted toward Republicans -- had argued no delay was necessary

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Supreme Court Delays Court Order For North Carolina To Redraw Congressional Districts

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The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday delayed a lower-court order that would have forced North Carolina Republican lawmakers to redraw the state's congressional districts by next week because of excessive partisan bias in current lines, The Associated Press reported. The justices announced the stay after legal briefs were filed for and against the GOP legislators' request for a delay. Their lawyers successfully argued that a three-judge panel's ruling last week declaring the state congressional map an illegal partisan gerrymander should be on hold while similar cases involving Wisconsin legislative districts and one Maryland congressional district before the Supreme Court are considered. The...

Supreme Court: North Carolina doesn't have to redraw gerrymandered maps by next week

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The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday delayed a lower-court order that would have forced North Carolina Republican lawmakers to redraw the state's congressional districts by next week because of excessive partisan bias in current lines.
The justices announced the stay after legal briefs were filed...

From: www.sun-sentinel.com

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