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Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) is trying to calm a growing storm over his comments — to the press and to donors — that if Republicans win the Senate he would use must-pass spending bills to force policy concessions out of President Barack Obama, at the risk of a government shutdown.
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell on Wednesday wouldn't rule out — or endorse — a strategy that could spark a government shutdown battle over President Barack Obama's promised executive actions on immigration.
President Barack Obama won't be deterred in his planned executive actions on immigration by Republican rumblings about a potential government shutdown fight if he follows through, the White House said Wednesday.
Sen. Marco Rubio wants to use a must-pass spending bill to go after President Barack Obama's planned executive action on immigration, a risky strategy that could spark a government shutdown battle just one month before the election.
Two red-state Democrats are facing Republican attacks for wanting to cut Social Security and Medicare, even though Republicans have been pushing Democrats for years to support cuts to Social Security and Medicare.