Congress passes bill to delay government shutdown and border wall fight for two weeks

Congress passes bill to delay government shutdown and border wall fight for two weeks
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THU, DEC 06, 2018
Congress passes bill to delay government shutdown and border wall fight for two weeks
The legislation would fund parts of the government at current levels through Dec. 21 and avert Friday’s government shutdown deadline.
John Bolton says ‘I knew in advance’ about arrest of Huawei executive — Trump reportedly did not
National security advisor John Bolton said Thursday “I knew in advance” from the Justice Department that giant smartphone maker Huawei’s global CFO Meng Wanzhou would be arrested in Vancouver, Canada, at the behest of U.S. authorities. President Donald Trump reportedly did not know about the planned arrest when he and Bolton dined with China’s leader, Xi Jinping, on Saturday, the same day Meng was taken into custody.
Beto O’Rourke’s team talking to Obama operatives in Iowa and New Hampshire as 2020 momentum builds
Led by O’Rourke chief of staff David Wysong, the three-term Texas congressman’s inner circle has been engaging with political players from the states, which hold the earliest contests of the presidential primary season.
GOP Sen. Jeff Flake wants the Defense Department to stop paying for robot bartenders
The REDUCE Government Waste Act, a bill introduced by Flake and Masto, aims to “eliminate some of the most bizarre examples of wasteful spending” like robots that can serve beers or concoct drinks.
Republicans in Wisconsin, Michigan move to limit the power of incoming Democrats
The Republican-controlled state legislature in Wisconsin passed a sweeping set of bills on Wednesday to limit the power of the newly elected Democratic governor and attorney general, part of a growing trend in state governments also observed in Michigan and North Carolina.
Trump’s pardon power doesn’t come up in Supreme Court argument that could affect Mueller probe
The case concerns the so-called “dual sovereignty” exception to the Constitution’s Double Jeopardy clause.
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