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Old January 20th, 2018, 06:27 AM   #1
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Who Voted for What?

Seems like there are always a few surprises when our Congress is at work.

In the case of the government shut down, there were FIVE Republicans who voted NO and FIVE Democrats who voted YES.
Here's the skinny:

How Every Senator Voted on
the Government Shutdown

By JASMINE C. LEE and SARA SIMON JAN. 19, 2018

Senate Democrats blocked a spending bill on Friday night that would have prevented a government shutdown. The procedural motion to advance the bill needed 60 votes to pass.

https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/...-shutdown.html

p.s. There was one senator who did not vote: John McCain.
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Old January 20th, 2018, 06:54 AM   #2
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Analysis: Emboldened Democrats take a risk on a shutdown

Congressional Democrats are taking a page from the playbook of President Donald Trump and hard-line conservatives: Fight for your base and don't blink.

In forcing a showdown over immigration — and triggering a government shutdown — Democrats have embraced a confrontational, rule-breaking strategy they once blasted as irresponsible when practiced by the other party. But the Trump-era appears to come with new rules for both sides. Rather than playing it safe in an election year, Democrats are calculating the bigger risk would be missing the moment to challenge a deeply unpopular president and deflating the energy that could drive liberal voters to the polls in November.

https://www.yahoo.com/news/analysis-...060847103.html
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Analysis: Emboldened Democrats take a risk on a shutdown

Congressional Democrats are taking a page from the playbook of President Donald Trump and hard-line conservatives: Fight for your base and don't blink.

In forcing a showdown over immigration and triggering a government shutdown Democrats have embraced a confrontational, rule-breaking strategy they once blasted as irresponsible when practiced by the other party. But the Trump-era appears to come with new rules for both sides. Rather than playing it safe in an election year, Democrats are calculating the bigger risk would be missing the moment to challenge a deeply unpopular president and deflating the energy that could drive liberal voters to the polls in November.

https://www.yahoo.com/news/analysis-...060847103.html
It worked for the Republicans. It got them a lot of seats in 2014
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