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Trump’s ‘compromise’ proposal asking for billions for border wall preemptively shot down by Democrats as ‘wasteful and ineffective’

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On the 29th day of his government shutdown, President Donald Trump is expected to give a White House address with a new offer to get his wall built.

Trump’s first offer for a concrete border wall was his 2016 campaign slogan that Mexico would pick up the tab. Mexico declined his offer.

Trump’s next offer was for U.S. taxpayers to pay for his concrete border wall. Congress declined his offer.

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So Trump offered for U.S. taxpayers to spend billions on a steel slats fence. Congress again declined his offer.

While details of Trump’s new offer have not yet been released, Congress is already rejecting his new offer.

“This is not a compromise as it includes the same wasteful, ineffective $5.7 billion wall demand that shut down the government in the first place,” explained a senior Democratic Party House aide.

“This cannot pass the House or Senate,” the aide added.

A Democratic congressional aide also spoke to Politico.

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“Dems were not consulted on this and have rejected similar overtures previously. It’s clearly a Republican-and-Republican negotiation,” the congressional aide said.

Trump’s announcement was scheduled for 3 p.m. eastern, but has been pushed back to 4 p.m.

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Why saying ‘OK boomer’ at work is considered age discrimination – but millennial put-downs aren’t

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The phrase “OK boomer” has become a catch-all put-down that Generation Zers and young millennials have been using to dismiss retrograde arguments made by baby boomers, the generation of Americans who are currently 55 to 73 years old.

Though it originated online and primarily is fueling memes, Twitter feuds and a flurry of commentary, it has begun migrating to real life. Earlier this month, a New Zealand lawmaker lobbed the insult at an older legislator who had dismissed her argument about climate change.

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Republicans are getting scared about Gordon Sondland’s Wednesday impeachment testimony: report

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Ambassador Gordon Sondland may be the most dangerous witness for President Donald Trump in the impeachment hearings so far, and that's in part because he has a lot to lose.

And according to CNN's Shimon Prokuecz, his scheduled testimony for Wednesday morning is making Republicans nervous:

Multiple GOP sources say they are most worried about what Gordon Sondland will do tomorrow - and whether he will turn on the President. The fear, Republicans say, is that he could undercut the last GOP defense. @mkraju

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‘There is no managing Donald Trump’: White House Republicans blasted for their myth of ‘adults in the room’

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Republicans who thought they could manage Donald Trump were taken down in The New Yorker on Tuesday.

The Susan Glasser article was titled, "The spectacular failure of the Trump wranglers."

"On Tuesday, nearly seven hours into the marathon third day of public impeachment hearings, Kurt Volker tried to explain to the House Intelligence Committee what it was like to carry out the nearly impossible task of wrangling U.S. policy toward Ukraine during the Presidency of Donald Trump," Glasser wrote. "Volker, a veteran Republican diplomat who had been serving, since 2017, as Trump’s Special Representative to Ukraine, said that he realized last spring that he had a 'problem,' and that it was Trump himself.

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