Democrats cave on shutdown, face backlash from the base

Much of the Democratic base’s anger is aimed at the Senate minority leader, Chuck Schumer of New York

AS THE FIRST GOVERNMENT shutdown since 2013 took hold, liberal activists had one message for Democrats in Congress: hold the line. For months, they had pressured lawmakers to reject any Republican plan to pay for the operations of the federal government that did not protect immigrants who were illegally brought to the U.S. by their parents as children. Ending the standoff without securing

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