Deal to Reopen Government Leaves an Opening for Trump's Leadership on Immigration, If Only He'll Take It

Congress moved back from the brink of total dysfunction Monday when the Senate voted to end the Democratic filibuster blocking a House-approved bill to continue funding for the government. A vote to approve the temporary funding bill was expected to easily pass later in the afternoon.The welcome breakthrough came after three days of fruitful negotiations between a group of senators from both parties determined to reach a compromise. We salute them. The two parties' leaders — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and his Democratic counterpart, Sen. Chuck Schumer of New York — deserve credit for resolving the issue quickly.  Continue reading...

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