The Rundown-Friday 1/19/18: How weird that nobody cares?; #SchumerShutdown

The House passed a bill to keep government open. Freedom Caucus members voted for it even though they're really against it, out of pure political calculation: namely, if a deal can't be reached in the Senate there's a decent chance of it being blamed on Democrats. 

Senators spun their wheels until late at night with Majority Leader Mitch McConnell refusing to agree to Minority Leader Chuck Schumer's request to vote Thursday so they would have more time to negotiate on Friday. McConnell playing chicken with Schumer. Great to see GOP finally playing hardball with the Dems.

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This is potentially a VERY interesting story, though if the document source is Congressman Nunes some people will wonder if the document itself is a work of partisanship and if it's absolutely honest, which something that falls into the category of "bombshell" better be:
http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2018/01/18/gop-lawmakers-demand-alarming-memo-on-fisa-abuses-be-made-public.html

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Seriously, can you imagine any other year in American history where this story about a president wouldn't be the only thing people were talking about? But when it comes to Trump, we just yawn.
http://www.businessinsider.com/trump-lawyer-paid-porn-star-stormy-daniels-through-private-company-2018-1

(There are rumors of a huge article coming out with a lot more salacious detail. We'll see if anyone cares then. I still won't.)

California is lost:

CA AG says he will prosecute employers who cooperate with Federal immigration authorities:
https://ntknetwork.com/california-ag-employers-who-cooperate-with-federal-immigration-raids-will-be-prosecuted/

Details of the law that Becerra would use to prosecute:
 https://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billNavClient.xhtml?bill_id=201720180AB450

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Interesting combination of articles (the first is news, the second is one newspaper's opinion)

Colorado gov race fundraising

https://www.denverpost.com/2018/01/18/colorado-governors-race-fundraising-2018/

Gazette op-ed

http://gazette.com/editorial-republicans-should-clear-the-field-for-colorado-treasurer-walker-stapleton/article/1619013

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