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  • Congress returns to new dynamic, GOP shutdown threat

    11/12/2018 7:16:37 PM PST · by Freedom'sWorthIt · 63 replies
    WRALTV - AP ^ | 11/12/18 | LISA MASCARO
    WASHINGTON — Congress returns to a changed political landscape Tuesday as newly-elected lawmakers arrive in Washington, the parties elect new leadership and incumbents square off for one final legislative sprint before House Democrats take power. Voters swept away eight years of House Republican control in last week's election, creating a new political dynamic that's challenging President Donald Trump even before the new 116th Congress begins in January. For their last act, Republicans will try to deliver on Trump's promise to fund the border wall, which could spark a partial federal government shutdown in weeks. Newly emboldened Democrats are in no...
  • Christian News Site ‘LifeSite’ Blacklisted by Web Host

    10/29/2018 4:16:40 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 109 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Oct 29, 2018 | by Charlie Nash
    LifeSite, a Christian pro-life news outlet, was allegedly blacklisted by its web host and given just 12 hours to find another host the website, or risk being offline. “LifeSite just received an email at 8:30 p.m. EST from our web-hosting company alerting us that they will be taking our website down within 12 hours, if not sooner,” claimed LifeSite in a statement, Saturday. “We received absolutely no forewarning whatsoever about this decision.” “Our web developer is scrambling right now to set up a possibly-needed temporary solution to keep the website live. However, we’re going to have to go through the...
  • Trump will sign spending bill to keep government open

    09/26/2018 12:32:21 PM PDT · by Lady4Liberty · 63 replies
    <p>2:30 p.m.</p> <p>President Donald Trump says he will sign a spending bill to avert a looming government shutdown set to begin Monday.</p> <p>Speaking at the United Nations, Trump told reporters Wednesday, “We’re going to keep the government open.”</p> <p>Trump’s remarks came at the House was set to vote later Wednesday on a bill that funds the military and many civilian agencies for the next year and provides a short-term fix to keep the government open through Dec. 7.</p>
  • Donald Trump: Mitch McConnell and Paul Ryan Do Not Want a Pre-Election Government Shutdown

    09/07/2018 10:37:08 AM PDT · by davikkm · 23 replies
    breitbart ^ | CHARLIE SPIERING
    President Donald Trump said he would not force a government shutdown over wall funding and border security before the midterm elections, suggesting that he made a deal with House Speaker Paul Ryan and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. “They’d rather not do it before, they’d rather do it right after the election, they don’t want to do anything to upset the apple cart,” Trump said in an interview with Fox and Friends host Pete Hegseth aired on Friday. Trump said that if it were up to him, he would force a shutdown over border security but that “many great people”...
  • 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...

    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...