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Trump's shutdown threat escalates feud with McConnell, Ryan
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Speaker of the House Paul Ryan rejected President Donald Trump's pledge to shut down the federal government if congressional Democrats block funding for the border wall the chief executive has vowed to build. (article 5) Trump upped the pressure again on Senate Republicans to change the chamber's rules to help his agenda, suggesting Friday that GOP lawmakers are letting a handful of Democrats " control the Senate. (article 4) " If Senate Republicans don't get rid of the Filibuster Rule and go to a 51% majority, few bills will be passed 8 Dems control the Senate. (article 4) The president repeatedly has pressed Senate GOP leaders to change the rules so controversial legislation can pass with a simple majority, as opposed to 60 votes. (article 4) Trump s threat Tuesday to force a government shutdown over the battle to pay for his promised southern border wall raised concerns on Capitol Hill among legislators who fear that the fight for funds could turn into a hostage situation. (article 6) If additional funding isn't approved by the president and Congress in time to continue government operations, the government shuts down. (article 6) Amid reports of a fractured alliance between Trump and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, a White House spokeswoman today disputed that there was tension between the two men. (article 1)

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    McConnell, debt, shutdown, ceiling, TRUMP

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    1. White House relationship with the GOP is 'fine,' press secretary says (, 08/24/2017, 470 words)
    2. Trump's shutdown threat escalates feud with McConnell, Ryan (FOX News, 08/25/2017, 792 words)
    3. Trump trashing Hill Republicans: Could his tough talk backfire? (FOX News, 08/25/2017, 617 words)
    4. Trump taunts Hill Republicans, claims handful of Dems 'control the Senate' (FOX News, 08/25/2017, 549 words)
    5. Prev Post Next Post (FOX News, 08/25/2017, 336 words)
    6. What you need to know about the government shutdown showdown (, 08/24/2017, 839 words)

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