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Lindsey Graham told CNN’s Dana Bash Sunday morning that he is going to ask President Trump at lunch today to reconsider his decision to pull U.S. troops from Syria, stating that his goal is to get Trump to slow down a withdrawal.

Between the lines: Trump has frequently sought advice from Sen. Graham on foreign policy matters, but Trump ignored his advice when announcing that he was withdrawing U.S. troops from Syria. It's unclear whether Graham's latest attempt will be any different.

Graham also proposed a solution to the government shutdown that would include the $5 billion that Trump wants for a border wall, temporary renewable status (TPS) for Dreamers, and renew TPS protections to recipients who lost their status under this administration.

  • Graham warned Democrats that no spending bill will pass the Senate unless there is a solution for the border wall.

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McConnell drops filibuster demand, paving way for power-sharing deal

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (R) and Minority Leader Mitch McConnell attend a joint session of Congress. Photo: Olivier Douliery/AFP via Getty Images

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell has abandoned his demand that Democrats state, in writing, that they would not abandon the legislative filibuster.

Between the lines: McConnell was never going to agree to a 50-50 power sharing deal without putting up a fight over keeping the 60-vote threshold. But the minority leader ultimately caved after it became clear that delaying the organizing resolution was no longer feasible.

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Scoop: Google won't donate to members of Congress who voted against election results

Sen. Ted Cruz led the group of Republicans who opposed certifying the results. Photo: Stefani Reynolds/Pool/AFP via Getty Images

Google will not make contributions from its political action committee this cycle to any member of Congress who voted against certifying the results of the presidential election, following the deadly Capitol riot.

Why it matters: Several major businesses paused or pulled political donations following the events of Jan. 6, when pro-Trump rioters, riled up by former President Trump, stormed the Capitol on the day it was to certify the election results.

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Minority Mitch still setting Senate agenda

Illustration: Aïda Amer/Axios

Chuck Schumer may be majority leader, yet in many ways, Mitch McConnell is still running the Senate show — and his counterpart is about done with it.

Why it matters: McConnell rolled over Democrats unapologetically, and kept tight control over his fellow Republicans, while in the majority. But he's showing equal skill as minority leader, using political jiujitsu to convert a perceived weakness into strength.