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'There's no plan': Congress skips town as shutdown nears

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Without President Donald Trump to worry about, a bipartisan deal would likely sail through Congress to fund the government ahead of the holidays. But with Trump fueling the border wall brinkmanship, everyone in the Capitol has basically stopped talking.

The House and Senate left town Thursday with no strategy to avert a partial government shutdown next week, putting Congress on the brink of an intractable conflict that could drag out through New Year’s Day — furloughing hundreds of thousands of workers and costing taxpayers millions.

Source: (Politico) 'There's no plan': Congress skips town as shutdown nears

Congress has flown the coop!

My thoughts:

If I had to hazard a guess, we're heading into a shutdown. And perhaps a prolonged one.

And when capitulation occurs, it will set the political course for the next two years. I expect Trump will cling to the end, not giving-in. He knows his political future is at stake. If he gives-in, he loses a part of his base - a base he cannot afford to lose any of. If Trump cooperates or negotiates, it will be sold by him as a position of power win. It's his only choice.
 

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The plan is likely to pass yet another kick the can down the road CR and let Trump look more like an idiot if he refuses to sign it.
 

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The plan is likely to pass yet another kick the can down the road CR and let Trump look more like an idiot if he refuses to sign it.
Well they do come back for 72 hours, late next week. But that hardly leaves much time for both parties in both houses to draft & pass a bill, if they aren't even talking to each other! JMHO, of course.
 
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