When Will Skittish Senate Republicans Start Acting Like Conservatives?

DNC Slams Trump's 'Empty Promises on Border Wall'

GOP money continues to flow into Trump's coffers

President Trump on Sunday urged Senate Republicans to continue to try to overhaul ObamaCare, telling them "the world in watching".

'I requested that Mitch M & Paul R tie the Debt Ceiling legislation into the popular V.A. Bill (which just passed) for easy approval.

Saturday's dinner, a celebration of the Republican Party's electoral gains over the previous year, comes as Trump has taken McConnell to task in recent days for his handling of the failed vote to repeal parts of Obamacare and for not moving legislation to raise the debt ceiling. Could have been so easy-now a mess!' Trump wrote in two successive tweets.

That's the same argument the Obama administration used to prod a GOP-run Congress to raise it.

Reports emerged in mid-July of discussions about tying the debt ceiling bill to the veterans legislation, though it was not clear that the president had made the suggestion.

If McConnell passes a budget that does not include the funding, perhaps with some minor tax cuts (to placate some Republicans), but keeping some funding increases (to get some Democrats on board), he can present a bipartisan spending bill to the president.

McConnell and Ryan have backed away from Trump's threat on Tuesday at a raucous Phoenix rally that he is willing to shut down the government if Congress fails to secure funding for his promised wall on the U.S. -Mexico border.

"Failing to increase the debt limit would have catastrophic economic consequences".

Ryan and McConnell have tried to send a message that a debt default is highly unlikely.

"It's our job to inform Congress of the debt ceiling and it's their job to raise it, and Congress and the previous administration have obligated trillions in spending and we need to make sure we pay our debts", she said.

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Thankfully (or not), the man has over three more years to try to get something accomplished, but it is not looking good when his "first 100 days" plans have turned into a first 500 day plan and that 500 day plan looks likely to be a first 1000 day plan, at which point his agenda looks to go the way of Anne Boleyn.

Friction between Republicans and Mr Trump has grown in recent months, with the president publicly castigating some party leaders, notably Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, and expressing infuriation that Congress has not passed any significant legislation since his January inauguration. "There is tremendous spirit and talent in the W.H. Don't believe the Fake News", Trump tweeted.

In a tweet, Fabrizio shared answers from a new national survey of Republican voters, one of them asking whether they would support the President for renomination.

On Thursday, White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders was asked about the president's criticism.

"If we have to close down our government, we're building that wall", Trump said Tuesday at a rally in Phoenix, Arizona. The wall drama plays out as his decision to pour more troops and resources into Afghanistan risks disappointing supporters drawn by his pledges to cut U.S. military involvement overseas.

Ryan told reporters Wednesday that lawmakers don't want a government shutdown in October.

"I don't think a government shutdown is necessary and I don't think most people want to see a government shutdown, ourselves included", House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., told reporters after a speech on tax reform in OR this week.

Flake said the median time last year for an appeal to the Ninth Circuit was more than a year - nearly twice the national average. While federal government shutdowns have often provoked anger from voters, the USA has experienced a number of them with little long-term damage. "We don't save money doing it", Flake said Thursday on Fox News.

Ryan also said a short-term government funding bill, known as a continuing resolution, would probably be needed to keep the government open past September.

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