It’s telling that almost every Democrat who’s been named as a possible presidential hopeful voted against the temporary dealShutdowns can be unpredictable. They represent everything that most sane people hate about Washington DC – the dysfunction, the polarization, the distance between political leaders and the people whose lives are dependent on a functioning government. That might be why Democrats blinked and agreed to end the government shutdown.The Senate minority leader, Chuck Schumer, cut a temporary deal to re-open the government on Monday after Mitch McConnell, the Senate majority leader, promised to allow a vote to protect undocumented young immigrants known as Dreamers. Schumer was in no mood for Russian roulette. This enraged his left flank, who were already at the barricades. Continue reading…



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