Washington Watch: Republicans Play the Israel Card and Fail

by James Zogby in Washington Watch

As this past week began, with the shutdown of parts of the US government entering its third week, Republicans, desperate to force the Democrat's hand, decided to play the "Israel card." The effort failed.  

The standoff between the White House and the Democrats that caused the shutdown is the result of President Trump's insistence that any new congressionally approved budgets for this year must include over $5 billion to cover the cost of the "wall" he has promised to build on the US border with Mexico. This is the third such standoff over this very same issue in Trump's two years in office. Continue Reading...

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