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  • Democrats Dismiss Trump’s Political Concession, Demand More

    01/19/2019 2:57:12 PM PST · by KC_Lion · 51 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 19 January 2019 | Neil Munro
    Democrats immediately rejected President Donald Trump’s offer of a work-permit amnesty for one million registered migrants in exchange for 230 miles of new border wall. The rejection came even though Trump’s offer angered his base by trading a DACA temporary amnesty for a wall. Also, Trump did not ask for the reform of the many catch-and-release rules which allow the cartels to profitably smuggle hundreds of thousands of poor migrants into the U.S. labor market, welfare rolls, and U.S. K-12 schools.The speech came after Trump had offered a series of smaller concessions in closed-door negotiations since Christmas. Democrats quickly dismissed...
  • Trump offers compromise to end government shutdown; Dems reject deal

    01/19/2019 2:44:29 PM PST · by conservative98 · 19 replies
    NY Post ^ | January 19, 2019 | Post Staff Report
    However, Democrats in Congress had issued statements rejecting the deal as details of it leaked before Trump’s speech. “Unfortunately, initial reports make clear that his proposal is a compilation of several previously rejected initiatives, each of which is unacceptable and in total, do not represent a good faith effort to restore certainty to people’s lives,” House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said in a statement.
  • President Trump's Rumored Potential Border Wall Deal

    01/19/2019 2:34:52 PM PST · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 19, 2019 | Timothy Meads
    UPDATE:President Donald J. Trump finished his address moments ago, offering the Democratic Party a compromised illegal immigration solution that would bring an end to the government shut down, institute extended protection for DACA recipients and other illegal aliens, as well as provide initial funding for 230 miles of steel barriers along the southern border. "If we are successful in this effort, we will have the best chance in a long time at bipartisan immigration reform, and it won’t stop here, it will keep going until we do it all,” the president told the nation."Our immigration system should be a source...
  • Trump offers immigration compromise to end partial shutdown; Dems cool to offer

    01/19/2019 2:17:41 PM PST · by Kaslin · 39 replies
    Fox New.com ^ | January 19, 2019 | Adam Shaw
    President Trump, in a televised White House address Saturday, offered Democrats a compromise package on immigration in an effort to end the nearly monthlong partial government shutdown -- although Democrats dismissed the olive branch as a "non-starter" before Trump even spoke. Trump announced that he was prepared to back a three-year extension of protections for 700,000 immigrants who came to the country illegally as children and were shielded from deportation under the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, in exchange for the $5.7 billion he has requested for a barrier on the southern border. "Walls are not immoral,"...
  • President Trump Delivers Remarks on the Humanitarian Crisis on Our Southern Border and the Shutdown

    01/19/2019 1:38:20 PM PST · by catnipman · 42 replies
    YouTube ^ | 1/19/2019 | President Trump
    President Trump Delivers Remarks on the Humanitarian Crisis on Our Southern Border and the Shutdown
  • Democrats dismiss Trump Shutdown Offer (Before he even makes his speech [4pm ET] )

    01/19/2019 11:56:56 AM PST · by springwater13 · 92 replies
    Axios ^ | 1-19-19 | Caitlin Owens, Jonathan Swan
    Even before President Trump's shutdown remarks on Saturday, Democratic aides on the Hill were dismissing his planned shutdown compromise offer as inadequate. As first reported by Axios, Trump was expected to make two offers to Democrats in exchange for $5.7 billion in funds for a border wall: Extend DACA protections for Dreamers, who were brought to the U.S. illegally as children, and extend the legal status of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) holders. But hours before the speech, Democratic Whip Dick Durbin said in a statement: "I cannot support the proposed offer as reported and do not believe it can pass...
  • The Shutdown Is Bringing Pain to Thousands – But Perhaps Silver Lining for Swamp Opponents

    01/19/2019 10:38:03 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    Townhall ^ | 01/19/2019 | Dustin Siggins
    The last major partial government shutdown took place in 2013. It was reviled by many and supported by few. Conservatives who forced the shutdown over the Affordable Care Act had neither the power nor the support to get their way. Their poor strategy gained little and lost some (including possibly the Virginia governor’s race).In the end, it didn’t stop the ACA. It also didn’t matter to voters in the 2014 midterm elections. Contrary to political pundits’ predictions, Republicans took control of Congress.President Donald Trump may likewise lose the current shutdown fight. He says he owns the shutdown stories percolate about...
  • Fact Check: Would Trump’s border wall cost ‘1/10th of 1 percent of the federal budget’?

    01/19/2019 9:54:48 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 13 replies
    Biz Pac Review ^ | January 19, 2019 | Brad Sylvester
    House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy claimed on “Face the Nation” Sunday that the money requested by President Donald Trump to fund a border wall is equal to “1/10th of 1 percent of the federal budget.” Verdict: True The $5.7 billion requested for Trump’s border wall amounts to 0.13 percent of the $4.5 trillion in projected federal outlays for fiscal year 2019. It equals 0.42 percent of projected discretionary spending. Fact Check: McCarthy made the claim while discussing the partial government shutdown with CBS host Margaret Brennan. “If we cannot do this together, what else can we not do in the...
  • Weekly Update: BIG Court Victory on Clinton Emails and Benghazi

    01/19/2019 9:37:42 AM PST · by jazusamo · 25 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | January 18, 2019 | Tom Fitton
    Court Orders Discovery to Begin on Clinton Email / Benghazi Scandals Documents Detail Nancy Pelosi’s CODEL Travel in 2015 U.S. Doles Out Millions to Costa Rica & Mozambique During Shutdown The Murder Epidemic in Indian Country Now We’re Providing Sex-Change Surgery to Convicted Child Sex Abusers Court Orders Discovery to Begin on Clinton Email / Benghazi Scandals Last week, I reported to you that we had submitted a court-ordered discovery plan for the depositions of several top former government officials involved in the Clinton email scandal, including Obama administration senior officials Susan Rice, Ben Rhodes, Jacob Sullivan, and FBI...
  • Trump Puts Schumer and Pelosi in a Brilliant Vise Grip (He's a sly old Donald alert)

    01/19/2019 4:22:54 AM PST · by Zakeet · 69 replies
    American Thinker ^ | January 19, 2019 | Jim Davis
    The federal government shutdown has presented a unique opportunity for President Donald Trump to clear out the deadwood in the federal bureaucracy, saving U.S. taxpayers billions of dollars in salaries, perks, and rented office space for people who aren't doing anything productive. [Snip] A high-ranking Trump administration official wrote four days ago in the Daily Caller that the shutdown enables Trump to get rid of people like this. As members of the Senior Executive Service, many of them can't be fired unless they're convicted of a felony, or of committing some flagrant misconduct. ... SES employees cannot be furloughed (laid...
  • Michigan House Speaker invites Trump to deliver State of the Union speech in Lansing

    01/18/2019 3:13:09 PM PST · by rintintin · 13 replies
    Click on Michigan ^ | Jan 18 2019 | Ken Haddad
    A Michigan lawmaker is inviting President Trump to deliver his State of the Union address in Lansing, instead of Washington. Michigan House Speaker Lee Chatfield sent a letter to Trump, making the offer in light of Speaker Pelosi's request to postpone the annual address due to the ongoing shutdown.
  • Romney backs Trump in shutdown showdown, questions Pelosi

    01/18/2019 5:16:03 PM PST · by conservative98 · 49 replies
    ABC News ^ | 1/18/19 56 Minutes Ago | BRADY McCOMBS
    U.S. Sen. Mitt Romney of Utah said Friday he supports President Donald Trump's push for a border wall that has led to a government shutdown and questioned why Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi won't agree to "another few miles" of barriers on the U.S.-Mexico border. Romney also said he plans to keep working with other senators to find interim solutions, such as legislation that would make sure essential government employees still working get paid now. The 2012 GOP presidential nominee and new Utah senator acknowledged that it "takes two to tango" but backed Trump's position and chided Pelosi for hers....
  • Bush calls for end to shutdown, delivers pizza to Secret Service

    01/18/2019 3:21:53 PM PST · by rintintin · 118 replies
    The Hill ^ | Jan 18 2019
    Former President George W. Bush and his wife, Laura Bush, delivered pizzas to Secret Service members on Friday, calling for lawmakers "on both sides" to end the ongoing partial government shutdown.
  • BREAKING: President Trump to Make Major Announcement TOMORROW

    01/18/2019 3:18:47 PM PST · by vikingrinn · 105 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | Laila | Cristina
    “I will be making a major announcement concerning the Humanitarian Crisis on our Southern Border, and the Shutdown, tomorrow afternoon at 3 P.M., live from the White House,” Trump tweeted.
  • Trump: All congressional delegation travel needs White House approval during shutdown

    01/18/2019 10:58:54 AM PST · by 11th_VA · 76 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | Jan 18, 2019 | Mellissa Quinn
    The White House on Friday banned the use of all government aircraft for congressional delegations without approval from the White House chief of staff during the partial government shutdown. In a letter to the heads of all federal agencies and departments, acting Office of Management and Budget Director Russ Vought told officials that Trump asked him to explain these temporary policies regarding “legislative branch travel.” “Under no circumstances during a government shutdown will any government owned, rented, leased or chartered aircraft support any congressional delegation, without the express written approval of the White House chief of staff,” Vought wrote. “Nor...
  • Imagine if the Media Had as Much Sympathy for Small Business Owners as it Does for Federal Employees

    01/18/2019 1:01:00 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    Mises Institute ^ | 01/18/2019 | Ryan McMaken
    During this partial government shutdown, it's become nearly impossible to avoid news articles, and segments on television and radio outlining the many ways that federal employees are apparently suffering financially as a result of the partial government shutdown.The stories are very diverse in topic. Some take a "human interest story" angle, simply looking at how the daily lives of some of these employees have been affected. Others look at the apparent injustice of the fact that some workers are "being told to work without pay." Still other suggest that the lack of federal paychecks will drive down economic growth figures....
  • Pelosi: We Were Going To Fly Commercial To Afghanistan — But Trump’s Letter Created A Security Risk

    01/18/2019 12:18:29 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 132 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/18/2019 | Allahpundit
    I can’t believe we had to wait almost 24 hours for her to reply to yesterday’s White House letter. We live in the Netflix era. We should be able to binge-watch every episode of this pitiful melodrama in a day. “After President Trump revoked the use of military aircraft to travel to Afghanistan, the delegation was prepared to fly commercially to proceed with this vital trip to meet with our commanders and troops on the front lines,” [Pelosi spokesman Drew] Hammill said.Overnight, he added, a new State Department threat assessment indicated “that the President announcing this sensitive travel had...
  • it’s not just speaker pelosi: omb issues new travel guidelines for shutdown

    01/18/2019 12:17:09 PM PST · by bitt · 28 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 1/18/2019 | Virginia Krutz
    The Trump administration doubled down on grounding House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and effectively grounded all congressional delegations for the duration of the shutdown. On Friday morning, Acting Director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Russ Vought tweeted a memo indicating that all congressional travel — at government expense — was being suspended until the shutdown ends.
  • Trump campaign seeks donations to send fake bricks to Pelosi, Schumer

    01/18/2019 12:04:13 PM PST · by JayGalt · 22 replies
    The Hill ^ | 01/18/19 02:34 PM EST | Tal Axelrod
    President Trump’s 2020 reelection campaign sent out a fundraising email Friday asking for donations of $20.20 and pledging to send fake bricks to Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) or Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) over their refusal to provide Trump's demanded wall funding. “The Democrats have been stonewalling President Trump for too long, as the President remains fully committed to make a deal to secure our border,” campaign manager Brad Parscale said in a statement. “Now the American people can send a message directly to Chuck and Nancy on a faux red brick that tells them to build the wall.”...
  • CONFIRMED: President Trump Can Start Laying Off Furloughed Workers After 30 Days

    01/17/2019 8:45:03 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 79 replies
    President Donald Trump’s administration will have the option to lay off all furloughed government workers after their furlough reaches 30 days. President Trump is now on Day 26 of the shutdown, and he has not signed any bill to guarantee back pay for furloughed workers. President Trump can save taxpayers more than $1 billion per week if he lays off the approximately 800,000 non-essential government workers who are not getting paid. That would save enough money to cover the cost of Trump’s wall in six weeks, or three pay periods. The trade site The Balance Careers previously published an explainer...