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Photos: Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call and Alex Wong via Getty Images

Both the Republican-backed Senate proposal to reopen the government — which included $5.7 billion to fund President Trump's border wall — and the Democrat-backed clean funding bill failed to garner the 60 votes necessary to advance either measure.

The big picture: Neither bill was expected to pass. However, the Democratic proposal, which would have funded the government through Feb. 8, earned 2 more votes than Trump's plan to trade temporary DACA and TPS protections for a border wall. Six Republicans — Sens. Susan Collins (Maine), Lisa Murkowski (Alaska), Cory Gardner (Colo.), Mitt Romney (Utah), Lamar Alexander (Tenn.) and Johnny Isakson (Ga.) — voted in favor of both bills.

Details: The final tally for the Republican proposal was 50-47. Republican Sens. Mike Lee (Utah) and Tom Cotton (Ark.) — an immigration hardliner — voted against the bill. Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin (W.v.) voted in favor.

  • The vote count for the Democrat proposal was 52-44.

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Former Rep. Beto O’Rourke is preparing to run for governor of Texas in 2022, with an announcement expected later this year, Texas political operatives tell Axios.

Why it matters: O'Rourke's entry would give Democrats a high-profile candidate with a national fundraising network to challenge Republican Gov. Greg Abbott — and give O’Rourke, a former three-term congressman from El Paso and 2020 presidential candidate and voting rights activist, a path to a political comeback.

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Driving the news: Clegg didn't say that in his public response to the series. So I called him to push for what Facebook will actually do differently given the new dangers raised by The Journal.