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RT @TheAtlantic: For Republicans to stick a government shutdown on Democrats, they have to stick together first, @russellberman repo… https://t.co/PDtlpACVG7
"We gave you every penny you asked for," Durbin told Nielsen, defending the bipartisan DACA deal. "It's not the pennies. It's the loopholes," the DHS secretary replied, demanding more.  https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2018/01/trump-shutdown-daca-democrats-immigration/550565/ 
This may be the longest @LindseyGrahamSC has stayed silent about anything.
What does @VP Pence, a longtime earmark foe, think of Trump's call to revive them? Doesn't want to return to the old system, but 'he is a proponent of Congress reclaiming the power of the purse," a WH official says  https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2018/01/republicans-trump-earmarks-congress/550313/ 
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