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Trump bypasses Republicans to strike deal

Agreement on debt limit and Harvey aid blindsides his own allies as president reaches across the aisle to resolve a major row for the first time since taking office

Mr Trump's snap decision at a White House meeting caught Republican leaders off-guard and reflected friction between the president and his party. After weeks of criticising Republican leaders for failing to pass legislation, Mr Trump signalled that he was willing to cross party lines to score some victories.


US President Donald Trump struck a deal with Democratic congressional leaders on Wednesday to increase the debt limit and finance the government until mid-December, blindsiding his own Republican allies as he reached across the aisle to resolve a...

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