Cameron Joseph

Cameron Joseph is Talking Points Memo's senior political correspondent based in Washington, D.C. He covers Capitol Hill, the White House and the permanent campaign. Previous publications include the New York Daily News, Mashable, The Hill and National Journal. He grew up near Chicago and is an irrationally passionate Cubs fan.

Articles by Cameron

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) took a shot Tuesday at former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz’s chances of mounting a serious presidential campaign, the latest salvo in a budding feud between the progressive senator and her potential 2020 rival.

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The Senate has passed a bill to fund the government through mid-February, just hours after President Trump relented on his demand for border wall money as part of a deal.

The Senate cleared the bill by voice vote with no objections. That vote came just one day after most Republican senators voted against an almost identical bill that Trump had opposed.

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He caved — for now.

President Trump agreed on Friday to a short-term deal to reopen the government, reversing himself once again after forcing a month-plus government shutdown because Democrats wouldn’t give him money for border wall construction. That marks a major cave for Trump, and a victory for Democrats — especially House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), who refused to budge in the face of his demands.

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A pair of competing Senate bills to reopen the government failed to pass on Thursday, the latest non-starter attempts to fall short as the government shutdown stretches into its 34th day. But a half-dozen Republicans defected from their party to vote with Democrats, a sign of a growing split between President Trump and his party’s more institutional wing.

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