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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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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

Paul Ryan gavel farewell (Mark WIlson / Getty)

Shutdown Fever Grips Washington, DC

Senate Democrats are uncertain about triggering a government shutdown over amnesty for DACA recipients, but the White House is preparing the federal government for the possibility.

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Donald Trump: ‘DACA Is Probably Dead’

President Donald Trump expressed his skepticism that a DACA deal could be reached with Democrats. “DACA is probably dead because the Democrats don’t really want it,” Trump wrote on Twitter on Sunday.