From the government shutdown to the start of a new Congress, it’s been a busy week in American politics. Here are some of the biggest stories you might have missed (and some links if you’d like to read further).
Early in the week, House Democrats agreed on a proposal to end the partial government shutdown that would extend current levels of funding for the Department of Homeland Security, but that didn’t include money for President Trump’s border wall. Mr. Trump rejected the idea in a White House meeting on Wednesday, saying he would look “foolish” if he compromised.
After the Democrats took control of the House on Thursday, they passed two bills to reopen the government, knowing they would likely go nowhere in the Senate. The majority leader, Senator Mitch McConnell, said he would not bring up any legislation Mr. Trump did not support. Few Republicans called for an end to the shutdown.
On Friday, the president threatened to keep agencies closed for “months or even years.” Mr. Trump also said he was considering declaring a national emergency to build a border wall without congressional approval.
As the president holds firm on the shutdown, he hasn’t publicly addressed the 800,000 federal workers going without pay. The administration said it would freeze pay raises for Vice President Mike Pence and other high-level officials.
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• Shutdown Leaves Workers Reeling: ‘We Seem to Be Pawns’
• As Shutdown Persists, New Congress Opens With Celebration and Uncertainty
The 116th Congress was called to order on Thursday, with ebullient Democrats taking control of the House of Representatives and electing Nancy Pelosi as speaker.
Ms. Pelosi is the first lawmaker to win two separate terms as speaker in more than half a century, cementing her place as the highest-ranking and most powerful female elected official in the history of American politics. To win back the gavel, the California representative had to put down a rebellion in her caucus — and there are still dissenters in her ranks.
Wasting no time, House Democrats on Friday unveiled details of ambitious legislation devised to lower barriers to the ballot box and require presidents and candidates for the nation’s highest offices to release their tax returns. But their new agenda is being overshadowed by the shutdown.
• As House of Representatives Convenes, There’s One Empty Seat
• Rashida Tlaib’s Expletive-Laden Cry to Impeach Trump Upends Democrats’ Talking Points
• In Orange County, a Republican Fortress Turns Democratic
Senator Elizabeth Warren, a sharp critic of big banks and unregulated capitalism, entered the 2020 race for president on Monday. Ms. Warren said she was forming a presidential exploratory committee, which allows her to raise money and hire staff before a formal kickoff.
An unusually large number of Democrats may (or may not) be seeking the presidency. The question is: Who, if anyone, matches the political moment?
As Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont ponders a second presidential run, complaints of sexual harassment and pay disparity by staff members on his 2016 campaign have started to circulate, possibly hindering his chances.
We still don’t know if Joe Biden will be a candidate. But with a series of careful financial decisions and the creation of nonprofits and academic centers, the former vice president has paved the way for a possible run.
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• Five Ways Elizabeth Warren (and Other 2020 Hopefuls) Will Campaign When There’s No Campaign Yet
• Voting Issues and Gerrymanders Are Now Key Political Battlegrounds
• About 150 migrants who tried to enter the United States near San Diego were forced back by American border officers using tear gas. Now, Mexico’s Foreign Ministry has asked for an investigation into the episode.
• Paul Whelan, an American citizen detained in Russia on espionage charges, is being held in solitary confinement in the notorious Lefortovo Prison in Moscow and could face a sentence of as much as 20 years. Here’s more on Mr. Whelan, who also has British, Canadian and Irish citizenship.
• The Trump administration was said to be considering Jim Webb, a former Democratic senator and Reagan-era secretary of the Navy, to be the next defense secretary. Mr. Trump denied it in a tweet on Friday.
• Secretary of State Mike Pompeo warned Iran against launching three spacecraft in the coming months, arguing that they were a cover for testing missile technology.
• The Supreme Court agreed on Friday to take another look at whether the Constitution bars extreme partisan gerrymandering.
• Mr. Trump said he had “essentially” fired Defense Secretary Jim Mattis last month because he was dissatisfied with the retired Marine general’s performance.
Today’s On Politics briefing was compiled by Isabella Grullón Paz in New York.
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国外料站【见】【林】【媛】【媛】【没】【有】【回】【应】【她】，【林】【清】【莹】【抿】【了】【抿】【嘴】，“【我】【知】【道】【我】【的】【条】【件】【是】【不】【可】【以】【做】【飞】【机】，【不】【过】，【没】【关】【系】，【只】【要】【能】【够】【和】【姐】【姐】【你】【在】【一】【起】，【我】【就】【很】【满】【足】。” “【对】【了】，【接】，【积】【木】【怎】【么】【没】【有】【看】【到】【致】【远】【哥】。” 【平】【时】，【他】【们】【都】【是】【一】【起】【过】【来】【的】。 【每】【一】【次】【过】【来】，【孙】【致】【远】【都】【回】【买】【一】【大】【堆】【的】【东】【西】【送】【给】【她】，【所】【以】，【林】【清】【莹】【喜】【欢】【他】【不】【得】【了】。 “【他】
“【于】【非】。” “【嗯】？【谁】【叫】【我】？” 【正】【在】【和】【季】【游】【闲】【聊】【的】【于】【非】【突】【然】【听】【见】【耳】【边】【传】【来】【阵】【阵】【低】【语】，【下】【意】【识】【就】【脱】【口】【而】【出】。 【季】【游】【一】【脸】【懵】【比】【的】“【啊】？”【了】【一】【声】。 “【于】【非】，【你】【的】【冒】【险】【至】【此】【终】【结】。” “【什】【么】【鬼】？” 【于】【非】【很】【懵】【比】，【同】【时】【心】【里】【无】【端】【端】【的】【升】【起】【不】【详】【的】【预】【感】，【似】【乎】【有】【什】【么】【惊】【天】【大】【事】【将】【要】【发】【生】。 “【于】【非】，【一】【切】【都】
【与】【彩】【虹】【花】【一】【起】，【看】【起】【来】【是】【那】【么】【的】【美】【好】。 【可】【是】【在】【场】【的】【人】【都】【知】【道】，【这】【个】【睡】【在】【花】【丛】【中】【的】【人】【已】【经】【没】【有】【了】【生】【命】【气】【息】。 【唐】【静】【姝】【看】【向】【凤】【歌】，【只】【见】【他】【看】【着】【花】【丛】【中】【的】【白】【泽】【沉】【思】，【不】【知】【道】【在】【想】【什】【么】。 【她】【没】【有】【去】【打】【扰】，【也】【看】【向】【白】【泽】，【闭】【着】【眼】【睛】，【只】【能】【感】【受】【到】【他】【的】【残】【魂】。 【过】【了】【一】【会】【儿】，【唐】【静】【姝】【忍】【不】【住】【了】，【低】【声】【问】【道】：“【凤】【歌】，【你】【有】
【半】【天】【时】【间】，【涂】【凌】【他】【们】【便】【是】【被】【带】【到】【了】【佣】【兵】【之】【城】【内】，【泰】【山】【出】【现】【的】【瞬】【间】，【佣】【兵】【之】【城】【内】【多】【有】【的】【武】【皇】【都】【飞】【了】【出】【来】，【皆】【是】【警】【戒】【起】【来】，【但】【都】【没】【动】【手】。 【涂】【凌】【数】【了】【数】，【乖】【乖】，【佣】【兵】【之】【城】【内】【的】【武】【皇】【不】【少】【啊】，【加】【上】【刚】【图】，【有】【二】【十】【七】【个】【之】【多】【啊】，【他】【们】【来】【自】【五】【个】【不】【同】【的】【佣】【兵】【团】，【其】【中】【毒】【蝎】【佣】【兵】【团】【数】【量】【最】【少】，【只】【有】【四】【个】，【但】【都】【在】【五】【品】【朝】【上】，【最】【多】【的】【是】国外料站【北】【王】【妃】【即】【刻】【质】【问】:“【王】【爷】【的】【手】【怎】【么】【回】【事】！” 【御】【医】【面】【面】【相】【觑】，【他】【们】【以】【为】【毒】【是】【由】【口】【而】【入】，【并】【没】【有】【在】【意】【手】【上】【的】【伤】。 【只】【是】【随】【意】【的】【包】【扎】【了】【一】【下】，【没】【想】【到】【竟】【然】【这】【么】【严】【重】。 “【娘】【娘】，【这】……”【纷】【纷】【跪】【了】【下】【去】，“【是】【微】【臣】【们】【疏】【忽】【大】【意】，【请】【娘】【娘】【赎】【罪】！” 【北】【王】【妃】【指】【着】【他】【们】，【气】【的】【直】【发】【抖】，“【一】【句】【疏】【忽】【大】【意】【就】【没】【了】！【要】【是】【王】【爷】
“【好】【了】【好】【了】，【你】【们】【把】【东】【西】【放】【下】【就】【可】【以】【走】【了】，【我】【自】【己】【来】【就】【好】【了】。”【雪】【今】【心】【推】【着】【如】【燕】【他】【们】【往】【外】【走】。 “【公】【主】，【您】【真】【的】【可】【以】【吗】？【平】【时】【都】【是】【奴】【婢】【们】【伺】【候】【您】【的】。”【今】【天】【的】【公】【主】【太】【不】【对】【劲】【了】。 “【当】【然】【可】【以】【啦】，【我】【又】【不】【是】【小】【孩】【子】【了】，【穿】【个】【衣】【服】【洗】【个】【脸】【还】【不】【会】【嘛】，【你】【快】【走】【吧】。”【雪】【今】【心】【费】【了】【好】【大】【的】【力】【气】【才】【把】【他】【们】【都】【推】【出】【了】【门】【外】，【连】【忙】
“【走】【吧】，【我】【不】【杀】【你】，【回】【去】【告】【诉】【景】【行】，【我】【跟】【他】【的】【旧】【仇】，【让】【他】【自】【己】【来】【跟】【我】【算】！” 【林】【香】【怜】【皱】【着】【眉】【头】，“【你】【要】【放】【我】【走】？” “【怎】【么】？【不】【想】【活】？” 【林】【香】【怜】【试】【探】【地】【后】【退】【两】【步】，【见】【他】【们】【真】【的】【没】【动】【静】，【立】【马】【撒】【开】【脚】【丫】【子】【跑】【了】。 【凤】【无】【心】【很】【是】【不】【高】【兴】，“【你】【还】【真】【放】【她】【走】【啊】。” 【凤】【九】【离】【道】：“【杀】【了】【她】【也】【没】【什】【么】【用】，【看】【她】【这】【反】【应】，【我】【基】【本】【上】
【等】【他】【把】【这】【几】【样】【灵】【材】【又】【看】【一】【遍】【后】，【才】【收】【起】【灵】【泉】【阵】【图】，【随】【后】【命】【人】【去】【找】【春】【桃】【和】【江】【老】【五】【过】【来】。 【江】【老】【五】【正】【张】【罗】【着】【砖】【窑】【任】【务】，【听】【说】【江】【小】【鱼】【找】【他】，【就】【忙】【丢】【下】【手】【中】【工】【作】，【跟】【着】【小】【厮】【急】【急】【忙】【忙】【朝】【城】【主】【府】【里】【赶】。 【来】【到】【正】【厅】【前】，【他】【恰】【好】【碰】【上】【也】【匆】【忙】【赶】【来】【的】【春】【桃】。 【平】【日】【里】，【江】【老】【五】【都】【尽】【量】【不】【跟】【春】【桃】、【江】【山】【他】【们】【几】【人】【照】【面】【儿】，【今】【儿】【个】【碰】【见】