How a 'Talking Stick' Helped End the Shutdown

As President Trump crows about 'big win' for GOP
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 23, 2018 5:32 AM CST
Updated Jan 23, 2018 6:45 AM CST
Senate Majority Whip Sen. John Cornyn speaks to reporters as he walks to the Senate Chamber at the Capitol in Washington, Monday, Jan. 22, 2018.   (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
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(Newser) – The government shutdown is over and hundreds of thousands of federal employees will be returning to work Tuesday—but with only a stopgap plan to fund the government in place until Feb. 8, they could end up furloughed again in the near future. In return for Democratic votes, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has promised to take up legislation to deal with DACA and other issues, though critics on both the right and left have accused Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer of caving. A roundup of coverage:

  • Winners and losers. At CNN, Chris Cillizza rounds up winners and losers from the end of the shutdown. The winners include Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, dealmaking GOP Sen. Lindsey Graham, and moderates from both parties. The losers include Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer—and the House, which found itself cut out of the dealmaking processs.

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