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  • The Midterms and Shutdown Strategy

    08/03/2018 5:07:21 PM PDT · by Libloather · 5 replies
    Rush Limbaugh ^ | 8/03/18 | El Rushbo
    RUSH: So, look at this headline from the Daily Beast. It’s a left-wing publication. Headline: “Trump: Sean Hannity, Rush Limbaugh Want Government Shutdown Before Midterms … During yet another long, rambling rally in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania that was ostensibly meant to bolster Republican Lou Barletta’s attempt to unseat two-term Democratic Senator Bob Casey, President Donald Trump again brought up the idea of shutting down the government over the issue of ‘border security.’ And he made it clear which advisers he was listening to as he publicly flirts with that idea.” THE PRESIDENT: We need more Republicans, but there are friends of...
  • Congress moves to blunt Trump's shutdown threat

    08/02/2018 7:22:04 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 08/02/2018 | Rick Moran
    It's amazing how the prospect of being hung concentrates the mind wonderfully. Congress, facing a serious threat from Donald Trump to shut down the government if he doesn't get funding for border security, including his wall, is working to mitigate that threat by passing spending bills in advance of the September 30 deadline. Washington Times: Congress is taking big strides to defuse President Trump’s shutdown threat, working to pass as many spending bills as possible before next month’s deadline so most of the government will remain open no matter what Mr. Trumpdemands on border security. On Wednesday, the Senate cleared a $154 billion package...
  • Despite Warnings From GOP Leaders, Trump Continues Shutdown Threats

    08/01/2018 5:55:10 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 55 replies
    National Propaganda Radio ^ | August 1, 20185:00 AM ET | Kelsey Snel
    Congressional Republicans keep trying to downplay the possibility of a government shutdown this fall, just weeks ahead of midterm elections, even as President Trump returns again and again to that very scenario. "I don't care what the political ramifications are," tweeted Trump on Tuesday, "our immigration and border security have been a complete and total disaster for decades, and there is no way that the Democrats will allow it to be fixed without a Government Shutdown..." Donald J. Trump âś” @realDonaldTrump I donÂ’t care what the political ramifications are, our immigration laws and border security have been a complete and...
  • Trump sides with conservatives on shutdown messaging (Freedom Caucus)

    07/31/2018 4:17:28 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 19 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/31/18 | Scott Wong and Juliegrace Brufke
    President Trump's surprise move to threaten a government shutdown if Congress fails to fund his border wall shows he is embracing the hardline messaging of the House Freedom Caucus and not the more careful approach of GOP leaders ahead of the midterms. The threats appeal to Trump's base, and could energize conservative voters in districts across the country. But if it leads to a shutdown, it's possible Republican majorities in both chambers could pay a heavy price, which is why GOP leaders have sought to tamp down any talk of a government closure. Trump’s tough shutdown talk this week highlights...
  • GOP leaders hope to circumvent Trump on shutdown

    07/30/2018 8:44:21 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 25 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/30/18 | Alexander Bolton
    Senate GOP leaders are carefully planning an appropriations process that will diminish the chances of President Trump triggering a government shutdown weeks before Election Day. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) on Monday expressed confidence that a shutdown would be avoided despite the threats from Trump, who is seen as the wildcard in the debate. Trump is threatening to force a shutdown if Congress does not provide funding for his border wall. He doubled down on his threat Monday during a joint press conference with Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte. “If we don't get border security after many, many years...
  • Senate GOP begs Trump to reconsider shutdown threat over immigration

    07/30/2018 4:50:59 PM PDT · by Liberty7732 · 117 replies
    Senate Republicans are warning President Trump against his demand to include funding for his immigration priorities in a must-pass spending bill in September as the president reiterated Monday that he is willing to shut down the government. The president said during a press conference with the Italian prime minister that he has no "red line" in negotiations, including the $25 billion for wall funding, but said he would have "no problem" with a shutdown if he is unhappy with what Congress sends him. Republicans said Monday that they still remain optimistic that the government will not shut down at the...
  • Our Border Security is a Joke and I'll Shut Down the Government to Change It

    07/30/2018 1:39:20 PM PDT · by Hostage · 38 replies
    Townhall ^ | July 30, 2018 | Katie Pavlich
    Speaking during a joint press conference with Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte at the White House Monday, President Donald Trump doubled down on closing the government over border security. "As far as the border is concerned and personally, if we don't get border security after many many years of talk within the United States, I would have no problem doing a shutdown. It's time we had proper border security," Trump said. "We're the laughing stock of the world. We have the worst immigration laws anywhere in the world." "We need border security. Border security includes the wall but it includes...
  • Build The Wall: Don’t Panic if There Is a Government Shutdown

    07/30/2018 10:06:12 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    Townhall ^ | 07/30/2018 | John Dempsey
    Immigration continues to stay at the forefront of political debates. The left is relying heavily on illegal aliens obtaining amnesty. Illegals aren’t people to leftists. They are an opportunity to legalize new voters that will replace the lost voters since the 2016 election. President Trump knows this. He tweeted Sunday that shutting down the government is an option if the Democratic Party continues to obstruct his agenda. Trump has been ahead of political opposition since he announced he’s running for president, so there is no need to panic on the right. No, it is not ideal to shut down the...
  • Trump tweets he'd 'shut down' government if Democrats don't fund US-Mexico wall

    07/29/2018 4:19:41 PM PDT · by cba123 · 25 replies
    Fox News ^ | 9 hours ago | Christopher Carbone
    President Trump said on Sunday that he would be willing to shut down the federal government if the Democrats do not agree to Republican demands about funding for a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. (please see link, for full article)
  • Trump threatens shutdown over wall, immigration

    07/29/2018 10:32:43 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 29 replies
    Collusion News Network ^ | Updated 10:58 AM ET, Sun July 29, 2018 | Eli Watkins
    Washington (CNN) - President Donald Trump threatened to push the government into shutdown ahead of the coming appropriations deadline in September if Congress does not fund his border wall and change the nation's immigration laws. "I would be willing to 'shut down' government if the Democrats do not give us the votes for Border Security, which includes the Wall! Must get rid of Lottery, Catch & Release etc. and finally go to system of Immigration based on MERIT! We need great people coming into our Country!" Trump tweeted Sunday. Donald J. Trump ✔ @realDonaldTrump I would be willing to “shut...
  • Trump threatens U.S. government shutdown over immigration

    07/29/2018 7:33:22 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 43 replies
    Reuters ^ | 29 Jul 2018
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Sunday he would allow the federal government to shut down if Democrats refuse to back major changes to immigration laws his administration wants. “I would be willing to ‘shut down’ government if the Democrats do not give us the votes for Border Security, which includes the Wall! Must get rid of Lottery, Catch & Release etc. and finally go to system of Immigration based on MERIT! We need great people coming into our Country!” Trump said on Twitter. Trump wants Congress to pass legislation that addresses immigration issues. Although Republicans control...
  • Starbucks to Close all Stores for Bias Training

    05/28/2018 6:35:15 AM PDT · by Cecily · 103 replies
    The Atlanta Journal Constitution ^ | May 28, 2018 | Ligaya Figueras, et al.
    All eyes are on Starbucks. And not because it’s rolling out a new caffeinated drink. Tomorrow Starbucks is shutting down its more than 8,000 locations across the county to conduct racial bias training for its 175,000 employees. Some critics, mainly on social media, see it as political correctness gone too far. Others welcome the training. It comes nearly seven weeks after two black men waiting at a Starbucks in Philadelphia were arrested when a store manager called the police. Since their April 12 arrest, Rashon Nelson and Donte Robinson have reached a settlement with the city: A payment of $1...
  • Budget battle brews as Trump threatens another shutdown [oh noes]

    05/27/2018 1:45:10 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 27, 2018 1:09 PM | Andrew Taylor
    President Donald Trump has warned Congress that he will never sign another foot-tall, $1 trillion-plus government-wide spending bill like the one he did in March. His message to lawmakers in both parties: Get your act together before the next budget lands on my desk. After a brief government shutdown earlier this year, Democrats and Republicans now agree on the need for budgeting day-to-day operations of government by the old-fashioned way. That means weeks of open debate and amendments that empower rank-and-file lawmakers, rather than concentrating power in the hands of a few leaders meeting in secret. But Capitol Hill’s dysfunction...
  • TRUMP WARNS: IF DEMS DON’T FUND WALL, ‘WE’LL CLOSE DOWN THE COUNTRY’

    04/28/2018 6:06:49 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 41 replies
    Grabien News ^ | Apr 28, 2018
    "The good thing about the caravan. People are watching. They are coming in from Honduras. They are coming in from other places. They are taking this long trek up Mexico. We want Mexico to help us and we have to demand it. But Mexico is going to help us. But there are hundreds of people out of 2,000. Our laws are so corrupt and stupid, I call them the dumbest immigration laws on Earth. If a person puts their foot over the line, we have to take them into our country. We have to register them. We then have to...
  • In for a Penny, in for Impound (almost line-item veto)

    04/05/2018 1:33:21 PM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 24 replies
    WSJ ^ | Kimberley A. Strassel
    Plenty of Republicans remain bitter that their party passed that bloated $1.3 trillion omnibus—almost as bitter as President Trump, who felt pressured to sign it. But this fight doesn’t have to be over. Across Washington, principled conservatives are noodling with an idea that—if done right—could be a political winner. It’s a chance for Republicans to honor their promises of spending restraint and redeem themselves with a base turned off by the omnibus blowout. It’s an opening for the GOP to highlight the degree to which Democrats used the bill to hold the military hostage to their own domestic boondoggles. And...
  • The Shutdown Lesson People Seem To Have Trouble Learning (February article)

    03/26/2018 8:50:26 AM PDT · by NobleFree · 3 replies
    FiveThirtyEight ^ | FEB. 8, 2018 | Nathaniel Rakich
    If another continuing resolution to fund the government is passed Thursday without an immigration deal, Democrats will learn a hard lesson from history: If you’re in Congress and planning to shut down the government to score political or policy points, you might want to think again.The idea that every shutdown has political “winners” and “losers” is an oversimplification; historically, the compromises that emerge from these standoffs have often allowed people on both sides to point at something that they could claim as at least a small victory. That said, the side that has consistently gotten the shorter end of the...
  • FedGov Shutdown. So What? (Vanity)

    03/23/2018 3:08:32 PM PDT · by A Navy Vet · 38 replies
    Self ^ | March 23, 2018 | A Navy Vet
    Now that President Trump didn't veto this monster spending bill, I believe it was more about the threat of Fedgov shutdown than the immediacy to re-build our military. He would be the target because of the MSM hating Trump, while those media outlets being a blatant supporter of all things Democrat/Liberal and even Socialism.
  • Vanity - POTUS, Veto that 1.3 Trillion Dollar Budget..right now!!! Then fire Ryan/McConnell.

    03/23/2018 8:25:22 AM PDT · by JLAGRAYFOX · 70 replies
    It's either Yes or No, Mr. POTUS, Donald J. Trump. Sir, you are the human being in this God's world put there by the American people to save this once magnificent Nation Republic. A profile in courage awaits your pen killing this monster of destruction of the American Republic..case closed!!! Veto that bill!!!
  • Democrats reject immigration deal as budget deadline nears

    03/19/2018 7:39:05 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 23 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 19, 2018 5:53 PM EDT | Andrew Taylor
    Capitol Hill Democrats have rejected a White House bid to extend protections for so-called Dreamer immigrants in exchange for $25 billion in funding for President Donald Trump’s long-sought border wall as Washington talks on a $1.3 trillion catchall spending bill hit a critical stage on Monday. Disputes remain over immigration enforcement and a smaller infusion of wall funding, as well as a major rail project that pits Trump against his most powerful Democratic adversary, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y. Monday’s developments were described by congressional aides in both parties who spoke on condition of anonymity because the talks remain...
  • Trump signs sweeping two-year budget deal

    02/09/2018 6:48:10 AM PST · by COUNTrecount · 147 replies
    NY POST ^ | February 9, 2018 | AP
    <p>Trump tweeted, “Just signed Bill. Our Military will now be stronger than ever before. We love and need our Military and gave them everything — and more. First time this has happened in a long time. Also means JOBS, JOBS, JOBS!”</p>