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Paul Ryan & Mitch McConnell Fight Against a Government Shutdown

House Speaker Paul Ryan tried pressuring Democrats on Wednesday to support legislation stopping a government shutdown this weekend — but additionally confronted resistance from conservative Republicans, casting doubt on any deal. Ryan gave little ground within the partisan battle over the destiny of the Dreamers, an issue many Democrats say have to be resolved prior to a vote to keep federal agencies functioning.       A day after conservatives expressed opposition to the short-term spending bill and mentioned GOP leaders lacked the votes to move it, Ryan declined to say if he had sufficient Republican support to push it by way of… Keep Reading

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