GOP struggles to control its own agenda - POLITICO

Politico| Mon Sep 11 02:26:37 EDT 2017
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell talks about recently passed House disaster relief funding during a stakeout following policy luncheons on Sept. 6. | John Shinkle/POLITICO President Donald Trump’s flirtations with Democrats and fixation on divisive campaign promises have paved the way for hazardous, rolling deadlines over the next six months on spending, the debt ceiling and immigration. The debt and spending bill approved by Capitol Hill on Friday averted imminent fiscal disaster, but it’s added more misery for a Republican Party whose agenda has floundered even with unified control of Washington for the first time in a decade. It’s also given Democrats significant leverage to imperil..

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