Washington Post 1-15-2018

Hopes of reaching an agreement have been complicated by lingering mistrust between lawmakers after an Oval Office meeting in which President Trump used vulgar terms to describe poor countries. Democrats have said they are unlikely to support any deal that does not protect young illegal immigrants, and there is also no guarantee that a majority of House GOP members will support a stopgap measure.
The tally leaves supporters one vote shy of the 51 required to pass a Senate resolution that would overturn the FCC’s decision to remove rules that banned Internet service providers from blocking or slowing down websites. It would also prohibit the agency from passing similar measures in the future.
The president began the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday the same way he has each day of the long weekend: by tweeting before leaving his private Mar-a-Lago estate and then taking a motorcade to his club.
Aya, 21, from Syria, holds her 7-month-old baby at a makeshift camp. (Myrto Papadopoulos for The Post)
Aya, 21, from Syria, holds her 7-month-old baby at a makeshift camp. (Myrto Papadopoulos for The Post)
Aid workers and local officials say the squalor thousands endure in the main camp on the Greek island of Lesbos is no accident, but rather the result of a deliberate European strategy to keep people away. “There’s no reason why 5,000 people in a camp in Europe cannot have access to basic shelter, health care, toilets and hot water,” a coordinator for Doctors Without Borders said.
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GOP Sen. Jeff Flake is free to speak his mind because he is retiring rather than risking a loss in the primary because he has been an outspoken critic of President Trump. His argument is that to save the party, other Republicans need to follow his lead in not standing by Trump.

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