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  • 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 · 24 replies
    YouTube ^ | 1/19/2019 | President Trump
    President Trump Delivers Remarks on the Humanitarian Crisis on Our Southern Border and the Shutdown
  • POTUS to Deliver Remarks on Crisis at Southern Border and Shutdown at 4PM LIVE Thread

    01/19/2019 11:42:25 AM PST · by COUNTrecount · 306 replies
    White House ^ | January 19, 2019
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2LMKwsayAZE He says he will be making a big reveal about the government shutdown and border security at 3pm EDT at the White House Trump says he will make a 'major announcement' on the month-long shutdown and border security in a White House speech he says he'll deliver on Saturday afternoon
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  • Exclusive: Trump plans shutdown compromise Trump speaking to reporters

    01/19/2019 8:43:15 AM PST · by 4Runner · 181 replies
    AXIOS ^ | Jonathan Swan
    President Trump plans to use remarks from the Diplomatic Reception Room on Saturday afternoon to propose a notable immigration compromise, according to sources familiar with the speech. Details: The offer is expected to include Trump’s $5.7 billion demand for wall money in exchange for the BRIDGE Act — which would extend protections for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) — and also legislation to extend the legal status of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) holders, according to a source with direct knowledge. Jared Kushner and Mike Pence have led the crafting of this deal and the negotiations with members, according to...
  • Trump on Recent Media Reporting (tweet)

    01/19/2019 6:16:40 AM PST · by be-baw · 44 replies
    Twitter ^ | January 19. 2019 | President Donald J. Trump
    Donald J. Trump ‏ Verified account @realDonaldTrump 20m20 minutes ago Many people are saying that the Mainstream Media will have a very hard time restoring credibility because of the way they have treated me over the past 3 years (including the election lead-up), as highlighted by the disgraceful Buzzfeed story & the even more disgraceful coverage!
  • Trump plans to make Democrats an offer to end shutdown, not declare national emergency

    01/18/2019 7:15:44 PM PST · by Innovative · 191 replies
    CNN ^ | Han. 18, 2018 | Abby Phillip and Betsy Klein
    President Donald Trump plans to offer Democrats another proposal to end the shutdown when he addresses the nation from the White House on Saturday afternoon -- what officials are describing as his third offer to end the shutdown, according to a senior administration official. The official told CNN that Trump's idea is to put something on the table to get Democrats to engage with negotiations. Trump is not expected to back down from his demand for a border wall, but the plan will seek to entice Democrats by offering other concessions.
  • Mueller team disputes BuzzFeed report claiming Trump told Cohen to lie

    01/18/2019 4:51:25 PM PST · by traderrob6 · 127 replies
    Fox ^ | 1/18/19 | Alex Pappas
    Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s office on Friday issued a rare statement disputing a bombshell news report claiming President Trump directed Michael Cohen to lie about the timing of discussions over a proposed Trump Tower project in Moscow. “BuzzFeed’s description of specific statements to the Special Counsel’s Office, and characterization of documents and testimony obtained by this office, regarding Michael Cohen’s Congressional testimony are not accurate,” Peter Carr, a spokesman for Mueller’s office, said Friday.
  • Bye Bye Trade War? China Plans $1 Trillion Buying Spree to Reduce US Trade Deficit

    01/18/2019 1:56:00 PM PST · by dynoman · 92 replies
    ccn.com ^ | 1-18-19 | Sam Bourgi
    China Proposes Six-Year Buying Spree Citing sources familiar with the matter, Bloomberg reported Friday that China has offered to significantly boost its purchase of U.S. goods over a six-year period in an effort to re-balance trade between the two superpowers. By increasing its annual imports from the United States, Beijing would reduce its trade surplus to zero by 2024. That would require a spending boost of more than $1 trillion.
  • Gov. Ron DeSantis suspends Palm Beach elections chief Susan Bucher

    01/18/2019 10:43:51 AM PST · by relictele · 67 replies
    sun-sentinel.com ^ | 18 Jan 2019 | Steve Bousquet and Skyler Swisher
    Susan Bucher, the long-time supervisor of elections in Palm Beach County, was suspended Friday by Gov. Ron DeSantis following a series of post-election controversies. At a news conference at The Historical Museum of Palm Beach, DeSantis said he would follow Secretary of State Mike Ertel’s recommendation to suspend Bucher in order “to right the ship” in Palm Beach County. “Palm Beach County stands alone in their level of ineptitude” in the election reporting process, DeSantis said.
  • Democrat Lawmakers Suffer Meltdown After Trump Grounds Pelosi's Flight to Belgium (VIDEO)

    01/17/2019 7:23:33 PM PST · by Zakeet · 154 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | January 17, 2019 | Jim Hoft
    On Thursday afternoon, President Trump informed Speaker Pelosi her "public relations" trip to Afghanistan, Egypt, and Brussels has been postponed so that she can stay in DC and negotiate with him. The President canceled Pelosi's flight just one hour before she was scheduled to depart - Pelosi and other lawmakers were on the bus en route to the airport. [Snip] Pelosi's bus was seen circling the US Capitol after the flights were grounded. It was a rough day for Democrats. [Snip] Democrat lawmakers suffered a meltdown following the grounding of Air Pelosi.
  • Chaos on House floor as Dems hold hasty vote to end shutdown, Republicans demand redo

    01/17/2019 2:27:14 PM PST · by conservative98 · 124 replies
    FoxNews ^ | 1/17/2019 | Alex Pappas | Fox News
    Chaos briefly broke out on the floor of the House Thursday as Republicans accused Democrats of trying to pull a fast one with a hasty vote to end the partial shutdown. The drama began in the afternoon when the Democratic-controlled House held a voice vote on an interim spending bill to re-open the government through February 28. Customarily, after a voice vote is held, the opposition party will demand a recorded roll call vote. But when no one was heard, North Carolina Rep. G.K. Butterfield, who was presiding over the House, did not hold a roll call vote and instead...
  • Travel ban: Trump postpones Pelosi trip abroad

    01/17/2019 11:37:05 AM PST · by abb · 216 replies
    NBC ^ | January 17, 2019 | Alan Smith
    President Donald Trump sent House Speaker Nancy Pelosi a letter Thursday informing her that he was postponing her upcoming overseas trip because of the ongoing partial government shutdown. The letter served as the president's response to Pelosi's letter the day before urging the president to either delay his State of the Union address or submit it in writing. "Due to the Shutdown, I am sorry to inform you that your trip to Brussels, Egypt, and Afghanistan has been postponed," Trump wrote. "We will reschedule this seven-day excursion when the Shutdown is over."
  • Michael Cohen: rigging polls 'was at the direction of' Trump

    01/17/2019 9:48:17 AM PST · by TangledUpInBlue · 113 replies
    Reuters ^ | 1/17 | Reuters
    Michael Cohen, U.S. President Donald Trump's former personal lawyer, said on Thursday he paid a firm to manipulate online polling data "at the direction of and for the sole benefit of" Trump. The Wall Street Journal reported that Cohen had paid the data firm RedFinch Solutions to manipulate two public opinion polls in favor of Trump before the 2016 presidential campaign. "As for the @WSJ article on poll rigging," Cohen wrote on Twitter on Thursday, "what I did was at the direction of and for the sole benefit of @realDonaldTrump @POTUS. I truly regret my blind loyalty to a man...
  • Hoyer says border walls 'obviously' work, rejects Pelosi's suggestion that barrier is 'immorality'

    01/16/2019 11:29:30 PM PST · by conservative98 · 72 replies
    Fox News ^ | 1/16/19 | y Gregg Re | Fox News
    House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, D-Md., acknowledged Wednesday on Fox News' "Special Report with Bret Baier" that border walls "obviously" work in some areas, and he rejected suggestions that barriers should be removed where they already exist. The No. 2 House Democrat additionally asserted that the question of whether to fund President Trump's proposed border wall -- a dispute at the center of the unprecedented partial federal government shutdown -- is "not an issue of morality." Hoyer's comments were seemingly at odds with the positions of other House Democrats, who have argued that border walls like the one Trump is...
  • DHS rebuts Pelosi, says State of the Union can go on during shutdown

    01/16/2019 12:49:25 PM PST · by McGruff · 78 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | January 16, 2019 | Stephen Dinan
    Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen undercut Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s justification for delaying the State of the Union speech, saying Wednesday that her department can handle security for the event even amid a government shutdown. Ms. Nielsen, on Twitter, said the Secret Service is “fully prepared to support and secure the State of the Union.” Earlier in the day Mrs. Pelosi had sent a letter to President Trump telling him to ditch the Jan. 29 date planned for his address to Congress and the country. She said that with the shutdown, she feared the government couldn’t guarantee security.
  • Theresa May survives no-confidence vote

    01/16/2019 12:06:32 PM PST · by DoodleDawg · 72 replies
    Axios ^ | 1/16/19 | Dave Lawler
    A day after her Brexit plan suffered the worst parliamentary defeat in modern British political history, U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May has survived a motion of no-confidence brought by Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn by a vote of 325-306. Why it matters: May's job has been under threat for months, and yet she keeps on surviving. Having already seen off one challenge from rebels in her own party, she's now defeated a motion from the opposition. Still, May is no closer to delivering on Brexit with 10 weeks left until the U.K. is scheduled to leave the European Union.
  • President Trump has been disinvited for State of the Union address....it’s now cancelled

    01/16/2019 11:19:25 AM PST · by Bigtigermike · 418 replies
    Rep. Steny Hoyer just told NBC News that Pres. Trump has been “disinvited” from making the state of the union address. Jake Tapper@ House Majority @LeaderHoyer: “The State of the Union is off.”
  • UK Parliament: Live debate on no confidence motion

    01/16/2019 9:13:00 AM PST · by NRx · 48 replies
    YouTube ^ | 01-16-2019 | UK Parliament
    Live broadcast of the debate on a motion of no confidence in the House of Commons. The Labour party tabled a motion of no confidence following yesterday's crushing defeat of the Government's Brexit deal with the EU.
  • Nancy Pelosi to Trump: Reschedule State of Union address or just submit it in writing to Congress

    01/16/2019 6:41:13 AM PST · by DCBryan1 · 232 replies
    CNBC Breaking ^ | 16 JAN 19 | Dan Mangan | Brian Schwartz
    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Wednesday urged President Donald Trump in a letter to either reschedule his State of the Union address or deliver it in writing to Congress while the government continues to be partially shut down. This is breaking news story. Check back for updates.
  • Theresa May loses Brexit deal vote by majority of 230

    01/15/2019 11:55:21 AM PST · by Blue House Sue · 206 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 1/15/19 | Heather Stewart
    Theresa May has sustained the heaviest parliamentary defeat of any British prime minister in the democratic era after MPs rejected her Brexit deal by a resounding majority of 230. Brexit-supporting Conservatives joined with opposition parties and the Democratic Unionist party to trounce the government in the “meaningful vote”, which the prime minister delayed before Christmas in the vain hope of winning over waverers.