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Trump's deal with Democrats averts the budget and debt crisis, but leaves some in the GOP seething

Trump's deal with Democrats averts the budget and debt crisis, but leaves some in the GOP seething

President Trump on Wednesday reached a deal with Democratic leaders of Congress to avert an economy-shaking fiscal crisis at the end of the month, a sudden move that caught Republican leaders off guard and severely undercut their legislative strategy.

Under the deal, the first of significance that the president has reached with Democrats, Congress would extend the nation’s borrowing limit and fund government operations until mid-December while Trump and lawmakers address other looming issues. The agreement could, however, simply delay the possible crisis until then.

Trump’s agreement, which he described to reporters as he flew to an event in Bismarck, N.D., came over the...

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