11.28.2018 | THE EDITORS
ESSENTIAL #1: “PRESIDENT TRUM SAYS HE WOULD ‘TOTALLY BE WILLING’ TO SHUT DOWN GOVERNMENT OVER BORDER WALL” WILLIAM CUMMINGS, USA TODAY
From the article: "President Donald Trump would "totally be willing" to shut down the federal government if Congress does not approve $5 billion for construction of a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border, he said during an Oval Office interview with Politico."
ESSENTIAL #2: “WITH RANKS GROWING, CONGRESSIONAL BLACK CAUCUS POISED TO FLEX ITS MUSCLE” PAUL KANE, WASHINGTON POST
From the article: “The Congressional Black Caucus is flexing its muscle like never before, poised to claim a pair of leadership slots in the House Democratic majority and a handful of committee chairman’s gavels.“
ESSENTIAL #3: “AN UNEXPECTED SOLUTION TO THE MIGRANT CRISIS” REIHAN SALAM, THE ATLANTIC
From the article: "In the aftermath of Sunday’s border incident, the outgoing Mexican Interior Minister Alfonso Navarrete insisted that his government would move to strengthen security measures in Tijuana and Mexicali. Meanwhile, his designated successor, Olga Sánchez Cordero, who will serve under López Obrador, is in the midst of negotiating a “Remain in Mexico” plan with the U.S. government, which has the potential to greatly reduce the pressure on a U.S. asylum system that is in crisis. Though it remains to be seen if a deal will be done, it would represent a major breakthrough in U.S.-Mexican relations. The catch is that such a deal would have to be politically sustainable."
ESSENTIAL #4: “COONS: McCONNELL BLOCKING MUELLER PROTECTION BILL TO PROTECT TRUMP” CAITLIN OPRYSKO, POLITICO
From the article: "Sen. Chris Coons on Wednesday accused Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of protecting the president by blocking a vote on legislation that would shield special counsel Robert Mueller from White House interference."