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To prevent a DHS shutdown, Democrats have to trust that Ted Cruz and other Republicans won't betray them or hold up the whole process.
The Senate majority leader is making his move to try and prevent a shutdown.
The party boldly believes it can't lose in a shutdown if it talks up national security threats.
Both parties deserve a measure of blame for the latest dysfunction.
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Both chambers likely will spend the week refusing to budge on DHS funding.
In front of the cameras the GOP is on the same page, but behind the scenes party unity is growing strained.