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“There’s a way to get what the President wants and do the least amount of damage to the country as possible. The wall plus something else” for Democrats.

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) brought moderate Republicans together Wednesday to discuss a potential compromise in border security funding & immigration reform. Talks will continue Thursday, as the President visits the border.
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“It wasn’t even a high-stakes negotiation; it was a petulant President of the United States.”

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) describing a Wednesday mtg btwn Congressional leaders & the President. No cameras were allowed. Dems describe the President, voice heightened, slamming his hands on the table; Republicans say that's false and that he was simply "firm" in his request. The shutdown enters its 19th day.
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“… we’re going back to our roots and our original intent.”

Michael Lang, Woodstock co-creator, on plans for a 50th anniversary concert this summer. The 3-day festival (August 16-18) looks to target all ages of fans with hip-hop to rock to pop music and tributes to original concert artists like Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix & Joe Cocker. Tickets go on sale in February. Woodstock 2019 will be held in Watkins Glen, NY (80 miles south of Syracuse).
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“Venezuelans alone cannot change this. We have to be honest, the problem is so big that we cannot do this alone.”

Julio Borges, an opposition leader now in exile in Colombia, as Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro is sworn in Thursday for his second, 6-year term the after May 2018 elections many saw as a sham. Maduro is overseeing a country in crisis with est. inflation at 13,000% and food shortages. Borges says boycotts and protests have done nothing to alleviate the suffering of the people.
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“Not one single dot or comma has changed.”

Jeremy Corbyn, leader of the U.K.'s main opposition Labour Party, as Parliament rebuffs Prime Minister Theresa May's eleventh-hour push to save a Brexit deal. Corbyn says the current proposition remains the exact same version that caused May to delay a December vote due to lack of support. A vote in Parliament is expected next Tuesday, and no deal may cause economic & social disruption.
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“We’ll show you why Buffalo is the warmest cold city in America!”

Oxford Pennant, a Buffalo, NY business, on why its giving away an all-expense paid trip for two to its beloved city. The catch? You must visit this winter. Buffalo, notorious for its harsh weather, received nearly eight feet of snow last year.
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