World's Record-breaking, 8-hour speech

"Unlike in the Senate, there is no agreement that the House will even consider legislation to protect DREAMers", the email read.

For instance, Kevin Nicholson, a one-time head of the College Democrats of America who is now running for Senate in Wisconsin as a Republican, explained, "I saw the Democratic Party from the inside and saw the way that the party racially and ethnically balkanizes our country and encourages people to turn on each other and to look at each other as competing interests and not as fellow Americans". Democrats in 2007 through 2010 were quite a bit more centralized than they had been when Tom Foley was speaker, but I don't think the committee structure had atrophied almost as much then as it has now.

House Democratic leaders have spent the past 48 hours opposing the bipartisan budget deal but saying they're not whipping it, and then kind of, sort of whipping it.

Of the more than $400 billion increase, a significant chunk, $165 billion, would be defense department spending - which conservatives like - but an additional $131 billion would go to domestic spending and $160 billion would go to "emergency" funds that don't count under budget caps.

The White House backed the deal - despite President Donald Trump's outburst a day earlier that he'd welcome a government shutdown if Democrats didn't accept his immigration-limiting proposals.

"Maybe I should bring my rosary, blessed by the Pope", said Pelosi, who is Catholic.

"I will not vote for it. We're working with the (bipartisan group) to see if we can come to a two-pillar solution", said Sen. But the bill's chances in the House are still unclear.

The Freedom Caucus includes roughly three dozen GOP conservatives opposed to spending that balloons the federal deficit.

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US House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi has staged a record-breaking, eight-hour speech, taking in Pope Francis and the Bible in a bid to try and force a vote on the Dreamers program.

House leader Nancy Pelosi's eight-hour-long filibuster for "Dreamers" is leading Democrats into a trap set by Republicans, according to Opinion writers Christine Emba and Charles Lane, who join Jonathan Capehart and Molly Roberts in his clip from "It's Only Thursday".

She called on House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., to guarantee a vote on DREAMer legislation, as Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., did in the Senate.

Then Pelosi put out a "Dear Colleague" letter that added to the confusion.

While Pelosi spoke, immigration activists rallied in Washington and threatened retribution against the congressional Democrats who abandoned the strategy of demanding that a budget accord be paired with an immigration deal.

Combined with the party's December tax cut bill, the burst in military and other spending would put the GOP-controlled government on track for the first $1 trillion-plus deficits since President Barack Obama's first term and the aftermath of the most recent recession nine years ago. The things they've been railing against, like increased domestic spending, will already be law. It was pretty darn impressive, ' Ryan told reporters at the U.S. Capitol.

"The message is that if you don't support this, you don't support the military", Walker said, before adding that people should be able to identify as both defense and fiscal hawks. After all, numerous same members fuming about the current spending deal voted in December for a tax reform package estimated to raise the deficit by more than $1.5 trillion. Paul repeatedly held up votes on the budget plan, futilely seeking a vote on reversing spending increases. On average, Democrats lead in the districts they now control by 38 points, while in Republican districts they trail by only 6 points.

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