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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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U.S. policy shift will allow taxpayer funding for projects in West Bank settlements

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The U.S. and Israel will announce tomorrow that they are expanding three agreements on scientific cooperation to include Israeli settlements in the West Bank, Israeli and U.S. officials tell me.

Why it matters: This is a substantial policy shift for the U.S., which did not previously allow its taxpayers' money to be spent in the Israeli settlements.

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  2. Health: Hospitals face a crush — 13 states set single-day case records last week.
  3. Business: Winter threat spurs new surge of startup activity.
  4. Media: Pandemic causes TV providers to lose the most subscribers ever.
  5. States: Nearly two dozen Minnesota cases traced to three Trump campaign events.
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McConnell: Confirming Amy Coney Barrett will help GOP retain Senate

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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) expressed no regrets about Judge Amy Coney Barrett's controversial confirmation, telling Politico in an interview that he believes the decision to place her on the Supreme Court just a week before the election will help Republicans retain the Senate.

Why it matters: With a week to go until Election Day, many Republicans are concerned that President Trump's unpopularity could cost them the Senate. McConnell has long viewed the transformation of the federal judiciary through the confirmation of young conservative judges as his defining legacy.