5 things for January 16: Shutdown, sibling captives, Simone Biles, Hawaii, Venezuela

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It’s about to be some kind of week in Washington. The government’s going to shut down Friday without a spending bill. But passageway of that bill seems far less likely after last week’s drama over immigration and DACA. Democrats say they straight-up won’t vote on a spending plan without a deal on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program that protects undocumented immigrants brought to the US as children. Congress could just pass another short-term spending bill, but the GOP’s more conservative members may balk at that. And no one on Capitol hill trusts anybody after President Trump’s “s-hole” quip torpedoed a bipartisan compromise on immigration.

What’s the difference between s *** hole and s *** house?

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