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    Pelosi’s Dreamer Marathon Shows Divide in Budget Talks

    She persisted. While Senate colleagues lauded a “genuine breakthrough” in bipartisan budget negotiations, Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi held the House floor for eight hours — the longest speech in at least a century — demanding protection for immigrant “Dreamers.” Pelosi voiced progressives’ disapproval of the two-year budget agreement, which boosts spending by $300 billion, mostly for the Pentagon, but does not address immigration. Fiscal hawks on the right are also opposed. If both houses approve a deal before tonight’s government shutdown deadline, President Donald Trump is expected to sign it.

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