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Here’s how Donald Trump is losing the shutdown battle with Democrats

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President Donald Trump shut down the government three times in 2018, with Republican control of the House and Senate. This month, Trump shut down the government as a result of the Senate refusing to pass funding to support his border wall.

Trump’s shutdown is unpopular across party lines. New numbers from Morning Consult seek to prove how damaging Trump’s shutdown is to his popularity.

Among Trump supporters, 56 percent of them believe that he will not get his border. Also, 56 percent of Americans disapprove his border wall altogether.

Despite how damaging a government shutdown is, Trump was adamant about getting his way and said that he would take the blame for it.

“This is not merely my campaign promise — this is the promise every lawmaker made,” the president said. “It is the solemn promise to protect and defend the United States of America. And it is our sacred obligation. We have no choice.”

A CBS poll shows a similar disapproval number. According to the network, 59 percent of Americans say they oppose the construction of the border wall.

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CNN political correspondent Ron Brownstein said that Trump’s strategy is “historically unpopular.”

“The reality is that the president is using a tactic that is historically very unpopular. Shutting down for building the wall, that has never attracted majority support as far as I know in any poll that has been taken in the Trump presidency,” he said.

He also noted that Trump will have Democratic Congress in the new year and that it will be even harder to gain support for his border wall. He also noted that about 60 percent of young people, African-Americans, college-educated whites, oppose the wall.

“The White House until recently recognized they really had no way forward on this demand,” he said.

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New details revealed in the bizarre story of Jerry Falwell Jr, a pool boy and ‘compromising photographs’

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The New York Times has put together a lengthy report about the utterly bizarre circumstances surrounding Liberty University President Jerry Falwell Jr., former Trump "fixer" Michael Cohen, a former pool boy, and purportedly "compromising photographs."

The story begins in 2012 when Falwell and his wife enjoyed a stay at the Fontainebleau, a Florida luxury resort known for topless sunbathing and a massive underground nightclub described by one travel guide as "30,000 square feet of unadulterated fun."

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Viewers revolt after Meghan McCain slurs Joy Behar: ‘Go back to Fox News’

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Meghan McCain dropped the B-word on air during an argument with Joy Behar, and social media users were just as shocked as the "The View" studio audience.

She and co-host Joy Behar were arguing over Trump supporters when McCain blew up.

“Being the sacrificial Republican every day,” she said. “I’m just trying to — don’t feel bad for me, bitch. I’m paid to do this, okay? Don’t feel bad for me.”

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Florida Republicans concoct a new scheme to make it harder for students to vote

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Florida Republicans do not want to make voting easy for college students — a demographic that leans heavily Democratic.

Former GOP Secretary of State Ken Detzner, an appointee of Gov. Rick Scott, took that to the extreme in 2014, with an order banning county election officials from setting up any early voting sites on college campuses. Last year, following a lawsuit by the League of Women Voters, federal District Judge Mark Walker struck down that order as an unconstitutional burden on students' voting rights. As a result, some 60,000 people were able to vote early on 11 college campuses in Florida in 2018.

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