On Politics: Tentative Deal Reached to Avert Shutdown

Good Tuesday morning. Here are some of the stories making news in Washington and politics today.


House and Senate negotiators agreed “in principle” to provide $1.375 billion for physical barriers at the southwestern border. The deal, which would stave off another partial government shutdown, appears to be a significant victory for Democrats. It still must pass the House and Senate, and secure the president’s signature.

The border deal came together just before President Trump was about to begin a campaign and “Finish the Wall” rally in El Paso. In a bit of political theater, Beto O’Rourke was holding his own rally less than a mile away.

Critics called Hillary Clinton “shrill” and “unlikable” in 2016. It’s no coincidence that the same words are being used against Senators Elizabeth Warren, Kirsten Gillibrand and Kamala Harris as they campaign for the 2020 Democratic nomination. Here’s how sexism plays out on the campaign trail.

Representative Ilhan Omar of Minnesota apologized for insinuating that American support for Israel is fueled by money from a pro-Israel lobby group — a comment that drew condemnation from fellow Democrats.

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