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Banks Calls Trump's Demand For Border Wall Funding A "Reasonable Request"

Banks Calls Trump's Demand For Border Wall Funding A

Plus, while the bulk of the newcomers hail from swing districts, 20 freshmen are replacing other retiring Democrats, many of whom come from deep liberal districts with constituents who want the most aggressive action, legislative and otherwise, against President Donald Trump. Just two weeks ago, Moulton said he could vote for Pelosi - but only if she and the two top members of her leadership team would agree to step down after a year and hold new elections. Trump said this week he is willing and "proud" to shut down the government in order to get those funds. But Democrats never forced a government shutdown over those issues and instead racked up some modest but important wins, such as raising the minimum wage and an expanded version of the G.I. bill for veterans. It was only after repeated haranguing that Trump indicated he was exhausted of playing semantic games and said that if they want to put the shutdown on him, fine, he would be willing to shut down the government if he could not get the wall.

"Republicans are driving our nation to the brink of another disastrous government shutdown - at a time of great economic uncertainty and right in the middle of the holiday season", Roybal-Allard said in the Democrats' weekly address.

"Yes, if we don't get what we want".

"She's trying to give the media an intervention", he said, adding that some in the press have been "idiotized" by their "hatred of Trump". But you know what? they only don't want to do it because of me.

The remarks left Republicans on the Hill perplexed. But the comments, Democrats say, work to their benefit.

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"Another very bad terror attack in France", Trump tweeted on Wednesday.

Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer met with Trump and Vice President Mike Pence at the White House for a televised meeting that lasted for 17 minutes.

Senate Democrats have reached a deal to devote $1.6 billion to fencing along some parts of the border. Indeed, the wall is the best example of this: Trump constantly claims (falsely) that the wall is actually being built, and he even sometimes still maintains that Mexico is paying for it, as he decreed - while somehow simultaneously blasting Democrats for denying him the money he needs to build it, a contradiction that doesn't appear to trouble his supporters much. Among them were Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.), who won a Senate seat; Rep. Kristi Noem (R-S.D.), who won her governor's race; and retiring Reps. Marco Rubio after the Florida Republican called Trump's hands "small". Second, some Republicans worry that it might not even pass the House, because there are plenty of House moderates who lost in November who might now be all that inclined to help Trump out here, since he's why they lost. She's poised to become House speaker when the new Congress convenes January 3.

"Over the summer, I made it clear that I see myself as a bridge to the next generation of leaders, a recognition of my continuing responsibility to mentor and advance new Members into positions of power and responsibility in the House Democratic Caucus", Pelosi said in a statement on Wednesday, revealing the deal. Chuck is really shouting out.


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