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Senate Republicans are scrambling to find solutions as Trump tweets goofy video from the Emmys: CNN

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In the midst of negotiations to avert a “dangerous” government shutdown, President Donald Trump tweeted a throwback video of him performing at the Emmys.

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The government will shut down on Friday at midnight if the budget is not passed. Trump has withheld signing off on the budget until he gets approved funding for his border wall, which Senate Republicans are not signing off on.

“Lawmakers are scrambling at the last minute, and then you have the president teasing his Farm bill event with this tweet. What do you think of that?” CNN’s Pamela Brown asked reporter Ryan Nobles.

Nobles explained that it is causing division between Trump and Senate Republicans because the president is hard to work with. He also said that people are not getting a “clear” understanding of the president’s goals.

He noted that Vice President Mike Pence was at a closed-door meeting with Senate Republicans and “promised” that if they delivered a “clean and continuing resolution” that he would sign it into law.

However, Trump changed his mind.

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“Now here we are and he has completely backtracked. I think it’s difficult for Republicans leaders to work with the president when his mind changes so often. And when you couple it with a tweet about an old Emmys appearance it makes you wonder what he is focused on at this stage in the game,” Nobles said.

“We are dangerously close to the government shutting down and this is what the president is talking about,” he said.

Watch their full interview below via CNN.

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Trump impeachment trial: 4 stories from first day spell doom for Mitch McConnell

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If the score was kept for the first day of the impeachment trial, it would show hefty losses for Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.

As Former Special Counsel for the Department of Defense, Ryan Goodman, pointed out, four major headlines perfectly reflect the cracks in the strangle-hold McConnell has had on his party.

First, McConnell was forced to change the impeachment hearing rules. After a huge uprising by Americans demanding to be able to watch the impeachment trial during normal human hours, senators told McConnell he'd lost the votes to hold proceedings after midnight.

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‘Disease fanboy’: Internet slams NBC conservative for ‘rooting for pandemic’ to distract from Trump impeachment trial

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Hugh Hewitt is once again under fire, this time for almost appearing to be glad a deadly SARS-related virus has been diagnosed in a patient in Washington state – saying additional diagnoses will take the focus away from the Senate's historic impeachment trial. Hewitt is a conservative Washington Post columnist, radio host, MSNBC and NBC contributor, and law professor who went from being a "Never-Trumper" to all-in for President Donald Trump.

"People care much more for their health than theater," said Hewitt via Twitter, referring to Trump's impeachment trial. The SARS-related virus, known as the Wuhan coronavirus, is named for an area of China where it was first found. It "has infected more than 300 people and killed six in an outbreak that has struck China, Thailand, South Korea, Japan and now the US," CNN reports.

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Greece elects first woman president

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Greece's parliament on Wednesday elected the first woman president in the country's history, a senior judge with an expertise in environmental and constitutional law.

A cross-party majority of 261 MPs voted in favour of 63-year-old Ekaterini Sakellaropoulou, parliament chief Costas Tassoulas said.

"Ekaterini Sakellaropoulou has been elected president of the republic," Tassoulas said.

The new president, until now the head of Greece's top administrative court, the Council of State, will take her oath of office on March 13, he added.

The daughter of a Supreme Court judge, Sakellaropoulou completed postgraduate studies at Paris's Sorbonne university.

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