Category: Primary

The Latest: Immigrant advocates skewer Senate Democrats
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The Latest: Immigrant advocates skewer Senate Democrats

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the budget battle (all times local): 6:30 p.m. Prominent immigrant advocacy groups are skewering Democratic senators for relenting in a fight that linked immigration changes to continued government funding. The youth group United We Dream says Senate Democrats who supported a deal to keep the government running through Feb....

Schumer’s ‘cave’? Shutdown deal puts spotlight on Dem leader
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Schumer’s ‘cave’? Shutdown deal puts spotlight on Dem leader

By JULIE PACE and STEVE PEOPLES, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans tried to make Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer the face of the government shutdown. Now, he’s becoming the face of the Democratic retreat. For two days, Schumer, perhaps the most powerful Democrat in Washington, succeeded in keeping his party unified in a bid to...

The Latest: Senate advances bill to reopen government
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The Latest: Senate advances bill to reopen government

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the budget battle (all times local): 12:55 p.m. It looks like the government shutdown will end soon. The Senate has advanced a bill reopening federal agencies through Feb. 8 after Democrats relented and lifted their blockade against the legislation. The shutdown began Saturday after Democrats derailed a Republican measure...

White House says Trump focused on minimizing shutdown harm
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White House says Trump focused on minimizing shutdown harm

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says President Donald Trump is focused on minimizing the harm Democrats are causing through the government shutdown. Spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Monday that managing the shutdown is the “biggest part of the process” for Trump. She says the president is taking the “absolute opposite approach” from President Barack...

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Daily News Digest – January 19, 2018

Good morning! This is your Alabama Daily News digest for Friday, January 19, 2018.  Click to Subscribe for Free 1. Shutdown fever – catch it! [ takes deep breath ] The House acted to avert a government shutdown late Thursday by passing a Continuing Resolution extending current government funding for four weeks. Importantly for Alabama, the bill also contained a six-year,...

Jones bucks Schumer, votes to end filibuster
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Jones bucks Schumer, votes to end filibuster

In a bitter partisan showdown over government funding, U.S. Senator Doug Jones (R-Ala.) bucked his party leadership, voting with most Republicans and a handful of red-state Democrats to end a filibuster blocking a bill to keep the government open and fund children’s health care. The vote represented a first big test for Jones, whose bipartisan...

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‘Swampers’ release new instrumental recording

SHEFFIELD, Ala. (AP) — One of Alabama’s most famous musical groups is out with a new recording. The fabled Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section known as the Swampers has released a new, all-instrumental collection of its work. The CD was produced by Malaco Records of Jackson, Mississippi. The Swampers gained fame decades ago playing back-up for...

No deal reached, as moderates search for shutdown solution
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No deal reached, as moderates search for shutdown solution

By KEVIN FREKING, ANDREW TAYLOR and ALAN FRAM, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Restive Senate moderates in both parties searched for a solution to a partisan stalemate as they raced toward a late-night showdown vote and their last chance to reopen the federal government before hundreds of thousands of federal workers were forced to stay home...

GOP, Democrats show no sign of retreat on shutdown’s 1st day
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GOP, Democrats show no sign of retreat on shutdown’s 1st day

By ZEKE MILLER, ANDREW TAYLOR and ALAN FRAM, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans and Democrats showed no signs of ending their standoff over immigration and spending Saturday as Americans awoke to the first day of a government shutdown and Congress staged a weekend session to show voters it was trying to resolve the stalemate. The...