Political Cornflakes: Another government shutdown? Negotiations are breaking down as Friday’s deadline nears

– Justin E. Fairfax, lieutenant governor of Virginia, refused to resign despite the two sexual assault accusations against him — but he is now facing intense scrutiny to do so. Democrats say the situation is especially complex because Virginia’s other two leaders were accused of racist behavior last week and are also refusing to quit — both of whom are white, while Fairfax is black. [NYTimes]

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