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‘Congress Is Broken,’ Say Pro-Life Leaders on GOP Broken Promises in Omnibus

The omnibus spending bill is drawing the ire of national pro-life leaders and members of Congress who say many Republicans have broken their promises to the base of the party by funding Planned Parenthood and rejecting an amendment that would provide conscience protections for healthcare workers who refuse to participate in abortions.

In this image from video from Senate Television, Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., speaks on the floor of the Senate Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (Senate TV via AP)

Senate Stumbles into Shutdown as Rand Paul Blocks Vote

WASHINGTON (AP) — The government stumbled into a midnight shutdown Thursday as a rogue Senate Republican blocked a speedy vote on a massive, bipartisan, budget-busting spending deal, protesting the return of trillion-dollar deficits on the watch of Republicans controlling Washington.

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Dem Rep Ryan: The Government Shutdown ‘Definitely Hurt’ Democrats

On Thursday’s broadcast of MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” Representative Tim Ryan (D-OH) stated that the government shutdown “definitely” hurt Democrats from a negotiating standpoint. Ryan said, “I think it definitely hurt us. There’s no question about it. I think we went

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Shah: Democrats ‘Blinked’ in Government Shutdown Fight

On Monday’s broadcast of CNN’s “Wolf,” White House Principal Deputy Press Secretary Raj Shah argued that Senate Democrats “blinked” in the government shutdown battle. Anchor Wolf Blitzer asked Shah, “Do you believe the Senate Democrats blinked?” Shah responded, “I think the

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Brooks: ‘I’m Embarrassed for My Country’ over Government Shutdown

On Friday’s “PBS NewsHour,” New York Times columnist David Brooks responded to the government shutdown by stating, “I’m embarrassed for my country.” Brooks said, “I’m embarrassed for my country. You know, we’ve gotten used to these shutdowns, but we really shouldn’t ever.