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Trump is losing patience with Kushner over border wall advice to ‘dig in’

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The government shutdown is in its fifth week and negotiations have made little progress. According to the Washington Post, President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser, Jared Kushner has been working behind the scenes to encourage him to hold on and fight for his border wall because he thinks that Democrats will “crack” soon.

The Post reported that Trump took a jab at Kushner during a meeting about the shutdown and border wall.

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“Apparently, Jared has become an expert on immigration in the last 48 hours,” Trump said according to The Post.

This is the longest government shutdown in history and thousands of Americans are struggling to meet their basic needs. “Convinced that Senate Democrats will eventually crack and that there are votes for a bipartisan agreement, Kushner has urged the president to dig in,” the report said.

Even though Kushner has been able to influence Trump before with the criminal just reform bill, some Democrats still see him as a non-factor.

“He is totally a nonentity,” a senior Democratic aide told The Post. The report also claims that Trump’s recent proposals to reopen the government had “Kushner’s imprints” all over it.

Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) said that Kushner “doesn’t have experience” to help reopen the government. “To the extent he can build upon that, perhaps he can be helpful,” Jeffries said. “But he’s going to have to move off the notion that Democrats are going to pay a $5.7 billion ransom note.”

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“Trump’s patience with Kushner’s involvement could become strained if Democrats continue to wave off Trump’s offer and hold firm,” an official said to The Post.

Read the full report here.

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WATCH: Saturday Night Live airs Christmas special — that’s just one giant dig at the Electoral College

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NBC's "Saturday Night Live" aired an opening skit that was just one giant attack on the electoral college.

A snowman introduced the segment, saying that we could look in on the holiday table conversation thanks to hacked Nest cams.

The skit featured a house in San Francisco, California, a second in Charleston, South Carolina and a third in Atlanta, Georgia.

Each dinner table debated impeachment, and the differences between President Donald Trump and his predecessor, President Barack Obama.

But then the snowman said that none of their votes matter.

"They'll debate the issues all year long, but then it all comes down to 1,000 people in Wisconsin who won't even think about the election until the morning of," the snowman said. "And that's the magic of the Electoral College."

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Georgia mayor being recalled for racism resigns from office: report

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Hoschton Mayor Theresa Kenerly resigned in a special city council meeting held on Saturday, the Atlanta Journal Constitution reported Saturday.

"The resignation came just days after Councilman Jim Cleveland resigned saying he‘d rather leave office on his own terms than face voters in a recall election next month," the newspaper reported. "Both resignations follow an AJC investigation launched seven months ago into claims that an African American candidate for city administrator was sidetracked by Mayor Theresa Kenerly because of his race."

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Nine 2020 Democrats unite to demand DNC Chair Tom Perez scrap debate rules: report

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The Democratic National Committee is facing a revolt for the party's 2020 presidential candidates for its restrictive debate rules.

"Nine Democratic presidential candidates, including the party's front-runners, are urging the Democratic National Committee to toss out the current polling and fundraising rules used to determine who appears in televised debates and reopen the exchanges to better reflect the historic diversity of the current field. The candidates say the rules exclude diverse candidates in the field from participating," CBS News reported Saturday evening.

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