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Shutdown: Democrats Confident Trump Will Crack

Democrats are said to be confident that they will win the shutdown over border security — that President Donald Trump will cave to their demands and sign a spending bill to re-open all federal government departments without receiving any funding for his border wall.

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., hugs Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., at the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee victory celebration in Washington, Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2006. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

3 DACA Deal-Breakers: How Trump Can Avoid Getting Rolled

President Donald Trump’s supporters are increasingly concerned that he is going to capitulate to Democrats’ demands as Congress wrestles with the canceled Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.

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Winning: Pelosi, Schumer Are ‘Normalizing’ Donald Trump

Trump enters future negotiations with more leverage over the “spoilers” in the GOP, and with Democrat leaders having declared that he is a reasonable person who can be dealt with, not a crazy dictator who must be removed.

US Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, Democrat of New York, and House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, Democrat of California, speak about US President Donald Trump's Fiscal Year 2018 budget at the US Capitol in Washington, DC, May 23, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / SAUL LOEB (Photo credit should read SAUL …

Trump Teaches Republicans How to Win a Government Shutdown

Republicans, fearful of a shutdown, are already trying to walk back his threat. They do not realize Trump has just taught them how to face down the media and the Democrats, and to fight for their core policy priorities and the wishes of their own voters — and win.

TAMPA, FL - FEBRUARY 12: People hold signs that read, ' Build that Wall', as they wait for the start of a campaign rally for Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump at the University of South Florida Sun Dome on February 12, 2016 in Tampa, Florida. The process to select the …

Winning: North Korea Backs Down from Guam Threat

North Korea backed down Monday from a threat to fire missiles at the U.S. territory of Guam, according to a North Korean state media report cited by the Wall Street Journal.

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CNN: Trump’s North Korea Policy Might Just Be Working

Former British ambassador to North Korea John Everard writes at CNN.com on Wednesday that President Donald Trump’s assertive strategy towards the rogue nuclear power may have actually worked, despite domestic criticism.

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Health Care: There’s an Empty Net. Will Conservatives Take the Shot?

When the conservative members of the House Freedom Caucus reunite in Washington, D.C. this week, they will have an unprecedented opportunity. It is the legislative equivalent of an empty net in hockey — when the opposing team brings its goalie into the attack, leaving its own goal undefended.

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After Health Care Defeat, Everyone Is Smarter than Trump. Oh, Really?

The Beltway consensus is that President Donald Trump lost so badly by pulling the American Health Care Act last Friday that he has permanently crippled his presidency. He may not achieve anything in his first 100 days (as if he hasn’t already); he may not even last a full term.

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