Threat of another government shutdown hangs over Washington as Covid relief talks drag on – CNN

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Pence said that he was proud to take this safe and effective vaccine and that he “didn’t feel a thing.” “},{“title”:”Supreme Court throws out challenge to Trump’s census case “,”duration”:”04:04″,”sourceName”:”CNN”,”sourceLink”:”https://www.cnn.com/”,”videoCMSUrl”:”/video/data/3.0/video/politics/2020/12/18/supreme-court-undocumented-immigrants-sot-nr-vpx.cnn/index.xml”,”videoId”:”politics/2020/12/18/supreme-court-undocumented-immigrants-sot-nr-vpx.cnn”,”videoImage”:”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/201216111257-trump-1212-large-169.jpg”,”videoUrl”:”/videos/politics/2020/12/18/supreme-court-undocumented-immigrants-sot-nr-vpx.cnn/video/playlists/this-week-in-politics/”,”description”:”The Supreme Court u003ca href=”https://www.cnn.com/2020/12/18/politics/supreme-court-census-undocumented-immigrants/index.html” target=”_blank”>threw out a challenge to President Donald Trump’s bid u003c/a>to exclude undocumented immigrants from being counted when seats in Congress are divvied up between the states next year.”,”descriptionText”:”The Supreme Court u003ca href=”https://www.cnn.com/2020/12/18/politics/supreme-court-census-undocumented-immigrants/index.html” target=”_blank”>threw out a challenge to President Donald Trump’s bid u003c/a>to exclude undocumented immigrants from being counted when seats in Congress are divvied up between the states next year.”},{“title”:”Hear Chris Christie explain why he didn’t wear a mask at WH”,”duration”:”02:51″,”sourceName”:”CNN”,”sourceLink”:”https://www.cnn.com”,”videoCMSUrl”:”/video/data/3.0/video/politics/2020/12/18/former-gov-chris-christie-cpt-mask-sot-vpx.cnn/index.xml”,”videoId”:”politics/2020/12/18/former-gov-chris-christie-cpt-mask-sot-vpx.cnn”,”videoImage”:”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/201218134724-screengrab-chris-christie-large-169.jpg”,”videoUrl”:”/videos/politics/2020/12/18/former-gov-chris-christie-cpt-mask-sot-vpx.cnn/video/playlists/this-week-in-politics/”,”description”:”Speaking to CNN’s u003ca href=”http://www.cnn.com/profiles/chris-cuomo-profile” target=”_blank”>Chris Cuomou003c/a>, former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie opens up about how he got infected with Covid-19 at the White House.”,”descriptionText”:”Speaking to CNN’s u003ca href=”http://www.cnn.com/profiles/chris-cuomo-profile” target=”_blank”>Chris Cuomou003c/a>, former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie opens up about how he got infected with Covid-19 at the White House.”},{“title”:”Florida put ‘politics in front of lives,’ official says”,”duration”:”03:34″,”sourceName”:”CNN”,”sourceLink”:”http://www.cnn.com”,”videoCMSUrl”:”/video/data/3.0/video/politics/2020/12/18/desantis-florida-politics-coronavirus-griffin-pkg-vpx-ac360.cnn/index.xml”,”videoId”:”politics/2020/12/18/desantis-florida-politics-coronavirus-griffin-pkg-vpx-ac360.cnn”,”videoImage”:”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/201217161759-florida-covid-desantis-invs-large-169.jpg”,”videoUrl”:”/videos/politics/2020/12/18/desantis-florida-politics-coronavirus-griffin-pkg-vpx-ac360.cnn/video/playlists/this-week-in-politics/”,”description”:”Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has blocked local governments from enforcing their own measures to protect residents from the coronavirus, and sidelined health experts even as he promoted questionable science, according to CNN interviews with more than a dozen Florida officials and experts. Drew Griffin reports.”,”descriptionText”:”Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has blocked local governments from enforcing their own measures to protect residents from the coronavirus, and sidelined health experts even as he promoted questionable science, according to CNN interviews with more than a dozen Florida officials and experts. Drew Griffin reports.”},{“title”:”Rep. Katie Porter self-quarantining after Covid-19 exposure”,”duration”:”02:19″,”sourceName”:”CNN”,”sourceLink”:”https://www.cnn.com/”,”videoCMSUrl”:”/video/data/3.0/video/politics/2020/12/18/rep-katie-porter-quarantine-exposure-coronavirus-ctn-vpx.cnn/index.xml”,”videoId”:”politics/2020/12/18/rep-katie-porter-quarantine-exposure-coronavirus-ctn-vpx.cnn”,”videoImage”:”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/201217224118-rep-katie-porter-ctn-intv-12172020-large-169.jpg”,”videoUrl”:”/videos/politics/2020/12/18/rep-katie-porter-quarantine-exposure-coronavirus-ctn-vpx.cnn/video/playlists/this-week-in-politics/”,”description”:”Rep. Katie Porter (D-CA) says that she is self-quarantining after being exposed to someone who tested positive for the coronavirus.”,”descriptionText”:”Rep. Katie Porter (D-CA) says that she is self-quarantining after being exposed to someone who tested positive for the coronavirus.”},{“title”:”Ex-adviser reveals story behind infamous Pence op-ed”,”duration”:”02:52″,”sourceName”:”CNN”,”sourceLink”:”http://www.cnn.com”,”videoCMSUrl”:”/video/data/3.0/video/politics/2020/12/18/olivia-troye-pence-op-ed-coronavirus-ac360-sot-vpx.cnn/index.xml”,”videoId”:”politics/2020/12/18/olivia-troye-pence-op-ed-coronavirus-ac360-sot-vpx.cnn”,”videoImage”:”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/201217204416-troye-large-169.jpg”,”videoUrl”:”/videos/politics/2020/12/18/olivia-troye-pence-op-ed-coronavirus-ac360-sot-vpx.cnn/video/playlists/this-week-in-politics/”,”description”:”Olivia Troye, former Covid-19 Task Force Adviser to Vice President Mike Pence, describes the story behind Pence’s op-ed, in which he stated there would not be a second wave of coronavirus infections.”,”descriptionText”:”Olivia Troye, former Covid-19 Task Force Adviser to Vice President Mike Pence, describes the story behind Pence’s op-ed, in which he stated there would not be a second wave of coronavirus infections.”},{“title”:”GOP senator: Trump’s silence over security hack ‘extraordinary'”,”duration”:”02:34″,”sourceName”:”CNN”,”sourceLink”:”http://www.cnn.com/”,”videoCMSUrl”:”/video/data/3.0/video/politics/2020/12/18/romney-trump-silent-on-cyber-attack-hack-himes-sot-ac360-vpx.cnn/index.xml”,”videoId”:”politics/2020/12/18/romney-trump-silent-on-cyber-attack-hack-himes-sot-ac360-vpx.cnn”,”videoImage”:”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/200205144611-02-romney-trump-split-large-169.jpg”,”videoUrl”:”/videos/politics/2020/12/18/romney-trump-silent-on-cyber-attack-hack-himes-sot-ac360-vpx.cnn/video/playlists/this-week-in-politics/”,”description”:”Sen. Mitt Romney (R-UT) says that the Trump administration’s silence over a massive security breach that targeted US government agencies, private companies and critical infrastructure entities is so dangerous for the country.”,”descriptionText”:”Sen. Mitt Romney (R-UT) says that the Trump administration’s silence over a massive security breach that targeted US government agencies, private companies and critical infrastructure entities is so dangerous for the country.”},{“title”:”‘Accept defeat’: See Trump ally’s message after election loss”,”duration”:”01:41″,”sourceName”:”CNN”,”sourceLink”:”https://www.cnn.com”,”videoCMSUrl”:”/video/data/3.0/video/politics/2020/12/17/former-gov-chris-christie-cpt-trump-election-sot-vpx.cnn/index.xml”,”videoId”:”politics/2020/12/17/former-gov-chris-christie-cpt-trump-election-sot-vpx.cnn”,”videoImage”:”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/201217102245-chris-christie-cpt-large-16-9.jpg”,”videoUrl”:”/videos/politics/2020/12/17/former-gov-chris-christie-cpt-trump-election-sot-vpx.cnn/video/playlists/this-week-in-politics/”,”description”:”Former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie talks to CNN’s u003ca href=”http://www.cnn.com/profiles/chris-cuomo-profile” target=”_blank”>Chris Cuomou003c/a> about the election and how President Donald Trump and some Republicans have refused to concede.”,”descriptionText”:”Former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie talks to CNN’s u003ca href=”http://www.cnn.com/profiles/chris-cuomo-profile” target=”_blank”>Chris Cuomou003c/a> about the election and how President Donald Trump and some Republicans have refused to concede.”},{“title”:”‘Terribly destructive’: Lincoln Project co-founder on why she’s leaving GOP”,”duration”:”02:12″,”sourceName”:”CNN”,”sourceLink”:”https://www.cnn.com/”,”videoCMSUrl”:”/video/data/3.0/video/politics/2020/12/18/jennifer-horn-former-new-hampshire-gop-chair-leaving-republican-party-cpt-vpx.cnn/index.xml”,”videoId”:”politics/2020/12/18/jennifer-horn-former-new-hampshire-gop-chair-leaving-republican-party-cpt-vpx.cnn”,”videoImage”:”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/201217221104-jennifer-horn-cpt-intv-12172020-large-169.jpg”,”videoUrl”:”/videos/politics/2020/12/18/jennifer-horn-former-new-hampshire-gop-chair-leaving-republican-party-cpt-vpx.cnn/video/playlists/this-week-in-politics/”,”description”:”Jennifer Horn, co-founder of The Lincoln Project and former Chairwoman of the New Hampshire GOP, tells CNN’s Chris Cuomo why she has decided to leave the Republican party and register as an Independent. “,”descriptionText”:”Jennifer Horn, co-founder of The Lincoln Project and former Chairwoman of the New Hampshire GOP, tells CNN’s Chris Cuomo why she has decided to leave the Republican party and register as an Independent. “},{“title”:”How Biden and Trump have responded to massive cyber attack”,”duration”:”02:29″,”sourceName”:”CNN”,”sourceLink”:”https://www.cnn.com”,”videoCMSUrl”:”/video/data/3.0/video/business/2020/12/17/us-government-agencies-hack-biden-trump-marquardt-nr-sot-vpx.cnn/index.xml”,”videoId”:”business/2020/12/17/us-government-agencies-hack-biden-trump-marquardt-nr-sot-vpx.cnn”,”videoImage”:”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/170513225821-cyberattacks-ransomware-latest-sebastian-lklv-00002816-large-169.jpg”,”videoUrl”:”/videos/business/2020/12/17/us-government-agencies-hack-biden-trump-marquardt-nr-sot-vpx.cnn/video/playlists/this-week-in-politics/”,”description”:”The US government is reeling from multiple data breaches at top federal agencies, the result of a worldwide hacking campaign with possible ties to Russia. 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