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  • Senate Leaders Agree on Possible Path to Reopening Government

    01/22/2019 3:34:58 PM PST · by Mariner · 60 replies
    National Review via Yahoo ^ | January 22nd, 2019 | Mairead McArdle
    Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell and minority leader Chuck Schumer have agreed to a deal that could end the partial government shutdown, which entered its 32nd day Tuesday. Under the deal, the Senate will vote Thursday on two bills intended to end the shutdown. One bill includes President Trump’s request for $5.7 billion to construct a wall at the southern border, and one would fund the government entities affected by the shutdown through February 8, kicking the fight down the road until then. “People are saying isn’t there a way out of this mess, isn’t there a way to relieve...
  • Mark Levin: I strongly support President Trump’s immigration proposal today

    01/19/2019 3:29:17 PM PST · by conservative98 · 39 replies
    Mark Levin Facebook ^ | 1/19/2019 | Mark Levin
    Mark Levin 39 mins · ago I strongly support President Trump’s immigration proposal today. Pelosi & Schumer rejected it even before the president spoke to the nation & made his proposal. They’re radical know-nothings. Let’s hope some rank-and-file Democrats break from their open-border leadership and vote for it. You should contact your members of Congress & urge them to do so. 2.1K Likes 160 Comments 488 Shares
  • McConnell: The President Stepped Up with Bold Plan to Re-Open Government, Fund Border Security

    01/19/2019 1:41:17 PM PST · by conservative98 · 109 replies
    Mitch McConell ^ | 1/19/2019 | Mitch McConell
    McConnell: The President Stepped Up with Bold Plan to Re-Open Government, Fund Border Security ‘Everyone has made their point—now it’s time to make a law. I intend to move to this legislation this week. With bipartisan cooperation, the Senate can send a bill to the House quickly so that they can take action as well. The situation for furloughed employees isn’t getting any brighter and the crisis at the border isn’t improved by show votes. But the President’s plan is a path toward addressing both issues quickly.’ WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following...
  • Shutdown Ineffective, Trump To Blame, Marist Poll Says: What Do You Think? Vote Now

    01/18/2019 4:42:44 AM PST · by wtd · 43 replies
    SOUTHWEST DUTCHESS daily voice ^ | 1/18/2019 | Zak Failla
    Shutdown Ineffective, Trump To Blame, Marist Poll Says: What Do You Think? Vote NowAs the country remains gridlocked amid the longest government shutdown in the nation's history, more and more people are growing dissatisfied, according to a new Marist College poll.
  • Some Renters Are Already Facing Eviction, Thanks To The Shutdown

    01/16/2019 2:05:09 AM PST · by 11th_VA · 51 replies
    Some renters in Arkansas are already facing eviction, thanks to the partial government shutdown. A property manager told tenants at properties in Alma and several other towns that the shutdown has cut off a federal rental assistance program that covers a portion of their rent. “Until the government opens again, you are responsible for ALL of your rental amount,” the letter said, threatening eviction if tenants don’t pay up by the 20th. The shutdown is creating financial stress for hundreds of thousands of furloughed federal workers. If the shutdown continues, low-income renters could also feel the sting. Tens of thousands...
  • Furloughed mom faces choice of buying insulin or making mortgage payment

    01/15/2019 12:57:37 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 116 replies
    CBS "News" ^ | January 14, 2019 | by Chip Reid (D-CBS)
    Lynette Gabourel has been a federal employee for 38 years, including 10 years in the Navy. She said she has always been committed service. But now she's stuck, having been furloughed from her job at the International Trade Commission amid the longest government shutdown in U.S. history. A single mother of three grown children, two of whom live with her, Gabourel is worried about paying her mortgage and her diabetes medications. "For this month, I'm good," she said. But if her situation continues into February, she said she's going to have to make a choice between insulin and her mortgage...
  • Newt Gingrich: Trump should pay Pelosi, Schumer to do more joint TV appearances

    01/13/2019 4:31:02 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 23 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | January 13, 2019 05:01 PM | Naomi Lim
    President Trump should encourage House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer to do more joint TV appearances, Newt Gingrich joked Sunday. Gingrich's comments come after Pelosi, D-Calif., and Schumer, D-N.Y., were mocked online last week for their awkward televised response to Trump's prime-time Oval Office address regarding his demand for roughly $5.6 billion in border wall funding which has resulted in a political standoff at the root of a record-breaking partial federal government shutdown. “[Schumer] and Pelosi were so bad the other night that the president ought to sort of pay them to go on TV once...
  • Thirty Democrat Lawmakers Vacation In PR While Federal Employees Remain Unpaid

    01/13/2019 2:02:19 PM PST · by CaliforniaCraftBeer · 36 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | January 13, 2019 | Jim Hoft
    President Trump is working around the clock during the government shutdown trying to negotiate with Pelosi and Schumer to secure border wall funding. The Democrats however, are partying at a beach resort in Puerto Rico on day 22 of the government shutdown. The Democrats don’t care about the 800,000 federal workers who are currently not receiving a paycheck. Democrat Senator Bob Menendez was spotted hanging out with a bikini-clad “colleague” on the beach in Puerto Rico three weeks into the shutdown without a care in the world. The Hispanic Caucus of liberal Democrats is holding their retreat at a posh...
  • ‘The calls just stopped coming’: Uber drivers hit hard by record shutdown

    01/13/2019 8:38:36 AM PST · by 11th_VA · 56 replies
    WTOP ^ | Jan 12, 2019 | Mellisa Powell
    WASHINGTON — Federal workers are some of the hardest hit by the partial government shutdown, but those who depend on their business, including rideshare drivers, are also feeling the impact. Luke Cho, a student at George Mason University majoring in Russian Studies, is an Uber driver in Fairfax County. Driving for Uber during the evening rush has helped Cho pay the bills. “Before the shutdown, we were seeing high demand all across the District,” said Cho. But lately, he’s been feeling the impact of the shutdown. “The riders just started disappearing and the calls just stopped coming,” said Cho. Instead...
  • As Shutdown Crawls On, Artists And Nonprofits Fear For Their 'Fragile Industry'

    01/09/2019 11:21:43 PM PST · by 11th_VA · 48 replies
    NPR ^ | Jan 10, 2019
    Jill Rorem, like many Americans, had made some special plans for the holidays. The Chicago native, whose legal work often brings her to Washington, D.C., was finally going to get to see the nation's capital with her arts-obsessed kids. "I have very nerdy daughters, and they're super cool. Like, my oldest kid was Andy Warhol for Halloween," Rorem says. So they'd planned a grand tour of the Smithsonian museums, from the National Gallery of Art to the National Portrait Gallery, maybe even the zoo if she could convince her husband. "They would have soaked it up. I always love watching...
  • Schumer to force vote on U.S. decision to lift sanctions on Russia firms

    01/13/2019 2:11:31 AM PST · by blueplum · 24 replies
    Reuters via msn ^ | 19 Jan 2019 | Karen Freifeld and Timothy Gardner
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer said on Saturday he will force a vote soon on a resolution to disapprove the Trump administration's decision to relax sanctions on three Russian companies connected to oligarch Oleg Deripaska…{snip} ...The U.S. Treasury announced on Dec. 20 that it would lift sanctions imposed in April on the core businesses of Deripaska, including aluminum giant Rusal its parent En+ and power firm EuroSibEnergo, watering down the toughest penalties imposed since Moscow's 2014 annexation of Crimea. After lobbying by European governments that followed the imposition of sanctions, Washington postponed enforcement of the sanctions...
  • As Trump Shutdown Drags On,Sen.Murray Urges Senate Republicans To Act In Best Interests of Families

    01/12/2019 6:29:24 PM PST · by mdittmar · 99 replies
    U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) ^ | U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-WA)
    Sen. Murray:“With each passing day, it’s clear just how much the Trump Shutdown is hurting families in every community in every state in this country. And no prime-time address or fear-mongering trip to the border is going to change that reality”
  • Americans blame Trump and GOP much more than Democrats for shutdown, Post-ABC poll finds (Fake News)

    01/12/2019 11:09:25 PM PST · by Zakeet · 41 replies
    Washington Post ^ | January13, 2019 | Scott Clement and Dan Balz
    By a wide margin, more Americans blame President Trump and Republicans in Congress than congressional Democrats for the now record-breaking government shutdown, and most reject the president’s assertion that there is an illegal-immigration crisis on the southern border, according to a Washington Post-ABC News poll. Support for building a wall on the border, which is the principal sticking point in the stalemate between the president and Democrats, has increased over the past year. Today, 42 percent say they support a wall, up from 34 percent last January. A slight majority of Americans (54 percent) oppose the idea, down from 63...
  • The 'Doomsday' Scenario: Here's What to Expect if the Shutdown Drags On

    01/12/2019 4:28:38 PM PST · by CincyRichieRich · 71 replies
    NBC News...Fakenest Maximus ^ | 1-10-19 | Dareh Gregorian
    The country would face an economic hellscape if the government shutdown lasts "months or even years," as the president has suggested it might, experts tell NBC News. The doomsday scenario might be unlikely — the longest the federal government has ever shut down is 21 days, a record that will fall if the current closure lasts until Saturday — but it is chilling. "We'll be in no man's land," Mark Zandi, chief economist at Moody's Analytics, told NBC News. If the worst were to happen, experts say the devastating impact would be widespread: 38 million low-income Americans lose food stamps...
  • The shutdown today: Shutdown ties for longest on record

    01/10/2019 11:39:27 PM PST · by conservative98 · 21 replies
    APnews ^ | 1/11/2019 an hour ago
    <p>Here’s what’s up with the partial government shutdown on Day 21.</p> <p>The shutdown sets a new record, matching the longest stoppage yet: a 21-day closure that ended Jan. 6, 1996, during President Bill Clinton’s administration.</p> <p>Financial pain hits some 800,000 federal workers who will not receive paychecks they were due on Friday.</p>
  • Nielsen says 35 million people watched Trump speech

    01/10/2019 1:35:08 AM PST · by 11th_VA · 26 replies
    .news4jax.com ^ | Jan 9, 2019
    <p>NEW YORK - An estimated 35.3 million people saw President Donald Trump and Democratic leaders speak to the nation on border security and the partial government shutdown.</p> <p>That's about 10 million fewer viewers than Trump had for his 2018 State of the Union address. The Nielsen company said Wednesday it was similar to President Barack Obama's 2014 presidential address on fighting the Islamic state, which was seen by 34 million people.</p>
  • Democrats care more about illegals and votes than they do about government workers going without pay

    01/09/2019 6:15:29 AM PST · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 18 replies
    News | 9 January 2019 | Mene Mene Tekel Upharsin
    The Democrats say the debate about the wall is all about compassion for immigrants. What about the thousands of Federal workers they are inconveniencing to try and get their way? What about the folks who are having difficulty paying bills? Do they care about them? No. All the Democrats want is more votes which will come through the offspring of illegal immigrants, who vote 98% Democrat statistically (proven studies). Rank hypocrisy.
  • Nancy Pelosi, Chuck Schumer to Deliver Democrat Response to Trump Address

    01/08/2019 9:29:40 AM PST · by conservative98 · 48 replies
    Breitbart ^ | January 8, 2019 | Joshua Caplan
    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) will personally deliver the Democrat Party’s televised response to President Donald Trump’s Oval Office address on his proposal to erect a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border.
  • Network Cave: Every Major News Network to Broadcast Trump’s Oval Office Address on Border Security

    01/07/2019 6:27:14 PM PST · by conservative98 · 23 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1/7/19 | Justin Caruso
    According to new reports, every major news network plans to televise President Trump’s first address from the Oval Office Tuesday night. CNN, MSNBC, NBC, ABC, CBS, and Fox News and Fox Business all plan to air Trump’s address focusing on border security. “ABC, NBC, MSNBC taking, too. So trump will have a primetime platform across broadcast and cable tomorrow night to push the idea of a “crisis” at the southern border,” Politico media reporter Michael Calderone said in a tweet. CSPAN will also televise the address. [cut] Breitbart News previously reported that many television networks were debating whether or not...
  • Trump says he's winning wall funding fight: 'I have never had this much support'

    01/03/2019 7:16:00 PM PST · by Innovative · 60 replies
    NBC News ^ | Jan.3, 2018 | Jonathan Allen
    The president's remarks Thursday came less than 24 hours before he was set to meet with congressional leaders to discuss the ongoing shutdown and his border wall funding request. President Donald Trump took to the White House briefing room Thursday to tell reporters that he is winning a fight over funding for his promised border wall that has kept parts of the government shut down for nearly two weeks. "I have never had so much support as I have in the last week over my stance for border security, for border control, and for frankly, the wall or the barrier,"...