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Talks to avoid government shutdown hit roadblocks one day before vote

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Negotiations to avoid a government shutdown sputtered Wednesday, a day ahead of a planned vote in the House, with conservative Freedom Caucus members issuing new demands while defense hawks seethed at the prospect of yet another short-term spending bill.
Prospects were equally dicey in the Senate,...

From: www.sun-sentinel.com

Split Social Democrats could sink Merkel's coalition plans

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The leader of Germany's Social Democrats (SPD) tried on Tuesday to quash a grassroots rebellion against a blueprint agreed with Angela Merkel's conservatives to enter formal talks on a "grand coalition" which could scupper her plan for a fourth term. After five days of talks, SPD leader Martin Schulz agreed a framework deal with Merkel and Bavarian conservatives on Friday. Many rank and file members accuse Schulz of selling out to Merkel and failing to win a signature policy to take to coalition talks, such as a major healthcare reform or tax hikes for the rich.

From: www.yahoo.com

Inside the fight for a pro-Trump district

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Democrats in Pennsylvania are hoping to flip a conservative district, after Republican Tim Murphy was forced to step down over allegations of sexual impropriety.

From: www.washingtonpost.com

Macedonia president vetoes Albanian language bill

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SKOPJE, Macedonia (AP) — Macedonia’s president on Wednesday vetoed a law making Albanian the country’s second official language, describing the legislation as unnecessary and unconstitutional. Macedonian lawmakers approved the bill last week in a parliamentary vote boycotted by the main opposition party. But conservative President Gjorge Ivanov said the law would introduce a “very expensive [...]

From: www.seattletimes.com

Donald Trump takes hard line on immigration, rejects ‘horrible’ bipartisan plan

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January 18, 2018 4:35 AM
WASHINGTON (REUTERS) – US President Donald Trump on Wednesday (Jan 17) aligned himself solidly with conservative Republicans on immigration, criticising a proposed bipartisan deal as “horrible” on border security and “very, very weak” on reforms for the legal immigration system.

Exclusive: Trump takes hard line on immigration, rejects 'horrible' bipartisan plan

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U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday aligned himself solidly with conservative Republicans on immigration, criticizing a proposed bipartisan deal as "horrible" on border security and "very, very weak" on reforms for the legal immigration system.

Wisconsin education plan wins approval over objections

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin’s education department says the state’s required school improvement plan has won federal approval, despite objections from Gov. Scott Walker and conservatives that it wasn’t innovative enough. Wisconsin state Superintendent Tony Evers issued a statement Wednesday praising approval of the plan by the U.S. Department of Education. Evers says the state’s [...]

From: www.seattletimes.com

Democrats flip traditionally conservative Wisconsin senate seat, kicking off 2018 election season

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The 2018 election season kicked off Tuesday with an upset in rural Wisconsin, with Democrats flipping a state Senate seat that had been held by Republicans since the start of the century.
With every precinct counted in the race for Wisconsin's 10th Senate district, Democrat Patty Schachtner was...

From: www.sun-sentinel.com

Pennsylvania race to test Democrats' hopes for anti-Trump wave

Added: 17.01.2018 9:45 | 0 views | 0 comments

The conservative southwest corner of Pennsylvania, a patchwork of small towns, farms and Pittsburgh suburbs where voters backed Republican Donald Trump by 20 percentage points in 2016, seems an unlikely spot for a possible Democratic renaissance.

From: feeds.reuters.com

Democrats flip traditionally conservative Wisconsin district

Added: 17.01.2018 9:39 | 0 views | 0 comments

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A Democrat has been elected to represent a traditionally conservative Wisconsin Senate district where voters overwhelmingly supported President Donald Trump in 2016, in an upset that Democrats suggest could lead to more Republican losses in the state. Patty Schachtner’s victory in the 10th Senate District late Tuesday could be a sign [...]

From: www.seattletimes.com

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