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House Set To Vote On Stopgap Spending Bill Tomorrow

Update (5:30 pm ET): House Republicans are moving ahead with a plan to avoid a shutdown after the House Rules Committee approved a rule change that will allow Republicans to bring a two-week stopgap plan up for a floor vote Thursday, allowing the senate until end-of-day Friday to avoid a shutdown. The plan helped Speaker Paul Ryan override conservative GOP lawmakers who were pressing for a longer extension to get more leverage over Democrats and the Senate.

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Harvey Weinstein's Lawyer Quits After Two Days As Democrats Scramble To Distance Themselves

Harvey Weinstein's attorney Lisa Bloom cut ties suddenly with her "radioactive" movie mogul client in a terse Saturday tweet.

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Republicans Furious As Trump Sides With Democrats On Debt Limit Extension

It appears President Trump has found a new ally in Congress: the Democrats whose plan - derided earlier by Paul Ryan - to keep any 'fix' for the debt-ceiling, short-term; was approved over the Republicans' howls of objection. As The Hill reports, President Trump agreed with top congressional Democrats at a White House meeting to fund the government and raise the debt ceiling through Dec. 15. despite objections from virtually all GOP leaders. 

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Obama Heads To The Hill To Strategize With Dems On Fighting Obamacare Repeal

Yesterday we noted that Republicans are considering a piecemeal repeal of Obamacare even though they have no viable alternative that has been fully vetted and stands ready to replace the failed legislation (see "Republicans Consider Obamacare Repeal Without A Replacement Strategy").  And while King Obama is happy to leave a path of destruction on his way out of the White House for the new administration to clean up, he's not so keen on Trump's vow to repeal his single crowning piece of legislation.

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Meet Donald Trump's Cabinet (So Far)

President-elect Trump will have about 4,000 government positions to fill, including some of the most important posts in the US government. As CNN details below, cabinet positions require Senate confirmation, but other key posts are completely up to the discretion of the President.

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