Jan 22, 2019

Senate to vote on two dueling proposals to reopen government

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The Senate will be voting on two dueling proposals Thursday to reopen the government. The first is President Trump's proposed compromise for border wall funding in exchange for an extension of DACA and TPS, while the second is a clean continuing resolution that would fund agencies through Feb. 8.

The state of play: Neither bill is expected to get the 60 votes necessary to pass. Democrats have said they will not negotiate on border funding until the government is reopened, and are expected to have the votes necessary to block Trump's proposal. Neither Trump nor Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell will be supporting the second bill, which originated in the Democrat-controlled House, CNN's Manu Raju reports.

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America's future looks a lot like Nevada

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Today's Nevada caucus will foreshadow the future of American politics well beyond 2020.

Why it matters: The U.S. is in the midst of a demographic transformation, and the country's future looks a lot like Nevada's present. Today's results, in addition to shaping the 2020 race, will help tell us where politics is headed in a rapidly changing country.

Coronavirus spreads to more countries, and U.S. ups its case count

Data: The Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins, the CDC, and China's Health Ministry. Note: China numbers are for the mainland only and U.S. numbers include repatriated citizens.

The novel coronavirus continues to spread to more nations, and the U.S. reports a doubling of its confirmed cases to 34 — while noting those are mostly due to repatriated citizens, emphasizing there's no "community spread" yet in the U.S. Meanwhile, Italy reported its first virus-related death on Friday.

The big picture: COVID-19 has now killed at least 2,359 people and infected more than 77,000 others, mostly in mainland China. New countries to announce infections recently include Israel, Lebanon and Iran.

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