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  • Baltimore mayor, county executives call for end to government shutdown

    01/23/2019 1:09:18 PM PST · by 11th_VA · 26 replies
    County executives from across the region joined Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh Wednesday in Annapolis to call for an end to the federal government shutdown, saying they’re having to address services lost as a result of the month-long stalemate in Washington. In a news conference inside the state Senate building, Anne Arundel County Executive Steuart Pittman joined executives from Baltimore, Harford and Howard counties in a bipartisan call for an end to the shutdown. They focused on tens of thousands of residents affected as well as the impact at military bases such as Fort George G. Meade and the Aberdeen Proving...
  • White House seeks list of programs that would be hurt if shutdown lasts into March

    01/23/2019 2:13:45 PM PST · by 11th_VA · 37 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Jan 23, 2019 | By Damian Paletta, Juliet Eilperin
    White House acting chief of staff Mick Mulvaney has pressed agency leaders to provide him with a list of the highest-impact programs that will be jeopardized if the shutdown continues into March and April, people familiar with the directive said. Mulvaney wants the list no later than Friday, these people said, and it’s the firmest evidence to date that the White House is preparing for a lengthy funding lapse that could have snowballing consequences for the economy and government services. The request is the first known inquiry from a top White House official seeking information about the spreading impact of...
  • Trump's letter to Pelosi on State of the Union address

    01/23/2019 9:49:56 AM PST · by Reno89519 · 65 replies
    President Donald Trump ^ | January 23, 2019 | President Donald Trump
    Dear Madam Speaker: Thank you for your letter of January 3, 2019, sent to me after the long Shutdown began, inviting me to address the Nation on January 29th as to the State of the Union. As you know, I had already accepted your kind invitation, however, I then received another letter from you dated January 16th, 2019, wherein you expressed concerns regarding security during the State of the Union Address due to the Shutdown. Even prior to asking, I was contacted by the Department of Homeland Security and the United States Secret Service to explain that there would be...
  • A Letter from the President to Speaker Pelosi

    01/23/2019 10:49:06 AM PST · by Texas Fossil · 58 replies
    The White House ^ | January 23, 2019 | President Trump
    The Honorable Nancy Pelosi Speaker of the House of Representatives Washington, D.C. 20515 Dear Madam Speaker:Thank you for your letter of January 3, 2019, sent to me long after the Shutdown began, inviting me to address the Nation on January 29th as to the State of the Union. As you know, I had already accepted your kind invitation, however, I then received another letter from you dated January 16, 2019, wherein you expressed concerns regarding security during the State of the Union Address due to the Shutdown. Even prior to asking, I was contacted by the Department of Homeland Security and...
  • Trump tells Pelosi he plans to proceed with State of the Union next week

    01/23/2019 10:06:13 AM PST · by bitt · 24 replies
    fox news ^ | 1/23/2019 | ALex pappas
    President Trump told House Speaker Nancy Pelosi in a new letter Wednesday that he still plans to deliver next week’s scheduled State of the Union address from the House floor even though Pelosi urged him to delay the speech because of the government shutdown. The president, in his letter, said there are "no security concerns" surrounding the event, in response to Pelosi raising that as a potential issue because of the partial shutdown. “I look forward to seeing you on the evening on January 29th in the Chamber of the House of Representatives,” Trump wrote. “It would be so very...
  • Dem Lawmaker SNAPS, Tells Pelosi To ‘Get In The Damn Room’ With Trump And Negotiate

    01/23/2019 8:56:08 AM PST · by yoe · 39 replies
    I Love My Freedom ^ | January 23, 2019 | Martin
    Another Democrat has flipped script and is demanding House Speaker Nancy Pelosi actually negotiate with President Donald Trump on a solution to reopen the federal government.While speaking with a local news outlet, Rep. Elissa Slotkin, D-MI, said Pelosi needs to “get in the damn room” with Trump and work out a compromise.[snip] “We all have a fire under us to get something done,” Slotkin said. “We’re trying to still figure out the dynamic between all of us, and the leadership is still trying to figure out how to manage this very, very energetic and outspoken class.”

    01/23/2019 8:48:56 AM PST · by greymattr · 89 replies
    Newsweek ^ | CHANTAL DA SILVA
    a coalition of dozens of local law enforcement leaders across the United States has sent a letter to President Donald Trump and Congress calling for an end to the ongoing partial government shutdown. In the letter, which was penned by the Law Enforcement Immigration Task Force and signed by 44 police chiefs and sheriffs across the country, local law enforcement leaders urge Trump and Congress to "reopen the federal government without delay and work together on bipartisan solutions to improve our immigration system."
  • MSNBC's Clift: Dems Right to Refuse to Negotiate With GOP 'Terrorists'

    01/23/2019 7:30:40 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 48 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    What do you call Republicans who want 1/10th of 1% of the budget to be used to build a border wall? "Terrorists"—if you're MSNBC contributor Eleanor Clift, that is. On Ari Melber's MSNBC show this evening, Clift, praising Dem refusal to negotiate over the shutdown, said: "The Democrats are defending a principle here: that you don't negotiate with terrorists when they're holding hostages."Get the rest of the story and view the video here.
  • Dems priority is not paying workers or opening government (My title from his tweet)

    01/23/2019 4:31:02 AM PST · by blueyon · 7 replies
    Twitter @RepDanCrenshaw ^ | 01/22/19 | Rep Dan Crenshaw
    Big deal that never got reported: Last week, House GOP voted to pay federal employees their 1st paycheck of 2019, despite shutdown. Only 6 Dems voted with us. It failed. Dem priority is not paying workers or opening gov't. It is opposing Trump.
  • Union says IRS worker absences expected to surge amid shutdown

    01/23/2019 4:05:17 AM PST · by Zakeet · 21 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 22, 2019 | Emily Birnbaum
    The National Treasury Employees Union on Tuesday said Internal Revenue Service (IRS) worker absences are expected to surge amid the partial government shutdown, The Washington Post reported. Hundreds of IRS employees will likely skip work as part of a coordinated protest as the shutdown continues into its fourth week, National Treasury Employees Union President Tony Reardon and other union officials told the Post.
  • Alaska: State on SNAP funding amid shutdown: ‘We’re waiting’ (no budget left)

    01/22/2019 6:58:41 PM PST · by 11th_VA · 26 replies
    KTVA ^ | Jan 22, 2019
    Future federal funding for a key nutritional program helping thousands of Alaskans in need remains in doubt due to the partial government shutdown, according to state authorities. The state doesn’t have any funds awaiting distribution under the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program according to Shawnda O’Brien, director of Alaska's Division of Public Assistance. SNAP’s latest disbursement, $12 million sent to about 33,000 Alaska households, was originally scheduled to be available by Feb. 1 – but federal officials told the state to issue it prematurely, with the funds released Jan. 20. “They had to get the money out before the end of...
  • 18 Million Illegal Immigrants got their government checks [and or benefits] this month.

    01/22/2019 2:20:33 PM PST · by Jerrybob · 26 replies
    self | 1/22/2019 | self
    18 Million Illegal Immigrants got their government checks this month. All you federal employees -- let that sink in.
  • Star Chef: Shutdown causing humanitarian emergency (feeds Pelosi)

    01/22/2019 5:00:12 PM PST · by Libloather · 22 replies
    Post Bulletin ^ | 1/22/19
    (22 Jan 2019) Chef and restaurateur Jose Andres gave a tour Tuesday of his relief kitchen to feed furloughed federal workers to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and other members of Congress, and said the shutdown is causing "true food humanitarian emergency."
  • McConnell: I'm Introducing a Bill to End the Shutdown

    01/22/2019 2:10:14 PM PST · by jazusamo · 45 replies ^ | January 22, 2019 | Cortney O'brien
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell informed his Democratic colleagues that he's holding a vote to "immediately open the government" on Thursday. The government has been shuttered for 32 days now as President Trump and Democrats continue to butt heads over border security. As Trump suggested, McConnell's legislation will include $5.7 billion for border security, including funds to build a wall. Democratic leadership insists they're not paying for Trump's border barrier, but McConnell urged his colleagues to "put the country ahead of politics and take 'yes' for an answer." Over the weekend Trump offered a compromise deal. If Democrats agreed to...
  • Report: Trump Intends To Deliver SOTU As Scheduled At The Capitol, Despite Pelosi’s Objection

    01/22/2019 12:50:00 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 75 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/22/2019 | Allahpundit
    Smart call. Can’t go wrong with Republican voters by standing up to Pelosi, after all. And Trump’s insistence on following protocol by delivering the State of the Union as scheduled is a neat bit of table-turning on Democrats. Normally he’s the one accused of flouting political norms, often for petty reasons. This time he’s the one who’s trying to stick to norms, with Pelosi peevishly trying to block him.She’s in a bad spot now. Whether she does attend or if she doesn’t, the politics are unkind to her. SCOOP: @WhiteHouse has sent a letter to the Sergeant-At-Arms, asking to...
  • WH planning to proceed with State of the Union,details up in the air after Pelosi threat

    01/22/2019 10:55:08 AM PST · by COUNTrecount · 45 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 22, 2019 | Alex Pappas, John Roberts
    The White House is still planning to move ahead with next week’s scheduled State of the Union address, but the details remain up in the air after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi strongly urged the president to delay the speech or submit it in writing amid the government shutdown fight. According to multiple sources, it remains unclear whether the address scheduled for Jan. 29 will in fact go forward, or what venue it would be in. The White House is even planning for the possibility of a speech outside of Washington. PELOSI URGES TRUMP TO DELAY STATE OF THE UNION UNTIL...
  • Ramping up food pantry efforts [vanity]

    01/22/2019 9:17:42 AM PST · by BlackAdderess · 4 replies
    my own opinion | 01/22/2019 | Me
    I live in a district full of Democrats who do not vote in most elections. There are a lot of food stamp recipients in my district. Since the Democratic leadership has had a laser focus on ginning up discontent in an effort to get their voters to the polls, I can understand that in a sociopathic way they are perfectly willing to "resist" and bloviate long enough to shut down food stamp payments. If the Church at the same time ramped up food pantry efforts (that have been depleted if it is true that the Federal workers have already been...
  • The TSA Could Decide The Fate Of The Government Shutdown

    01/22/2019 8:02:12 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 38 replies
    Safe Haven ^ | 01/22/2019 | Michael Scott
    The government shutdown, now in its 30th day and being the longest ever in U.S. history, has caused massive media coverage on Transportation Security Agency (TSA) employees and their fate due to the shutdown. This is precisely because the TSA could bring the country to a virtual standstill, and thus has more power than most to end the shutdown by pressure. Over this holiday weekend, sick call-ins for TSA employees not getting paid during the shutdown hit 10 percent, suggesting that the problem could spiral out of hand, despite the Agency’s insistence to the contrary. There’s plenty of reason for...
  • Why I'm not attending any pity parties for furloughed federal workers

    01/22/2019 7:59:52 AM PST · by LavaDog · 22 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 01/21/2018 | Thomas Lifson
    Call me a hard-hearted, mean-spirited conservative if you will, but I am not bleeding from the heart over the plight of most of the furloughed federal workers. While I am certain that some of them have not bothered to accumulate savings, and thus are running out of money with which to pay important bills, the rest of us in the private sector have had to live with the possibility of our incomes being cut off for our entire careers. Moreover, federal employees, especially in the lower ranges of the income scale, make out like bandits compared to the rest of...
  • Tom Brokaw Blasts New, Leftist House Dems 'Running through Halls'

    01/22/2019 7:29:54 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 68 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Here's looking at you, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez . . . Saying that he blames the Democrats as much as the Republicans for the current DC disarray, Tom Brokaw, appearing on today's Morning Joe, said, "you've got the young people running through the halls, who are the new members of Congress, who are conducting pep rallies every day." Brokaw described the Dems being "driven hard by the left."Get the rest of the story and view the video here.