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  • Border Patrol wife backhands Pelosi: ‘Stop pretending you care about Fed workers’

    01/28/2019 1:13:38 PM PST · by SleeperCatcher · 17 replies
    The National Sentinel ^ | 1/28/19 | Jon Dougherty
    The wife of a Texas-based Border Patrol agent wrote a letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) inviting her to come down to the U.S.-Mexico border to have a look for herself why walls are needed and why they work. “We would like to show you around! You don’t need to bring any security detail. Our husbands/significant others are actually very good at their jobs, thank goodness!” Jill Demanski wrote, Breitbart News reported. In an interview with Fox News, Demanski said she penned the letter because she believes that Pelosi needs to see for herself the dangers associated with the...
  • Why The Democrats Cheered Trump’s Defeat, But Should Be More Panicked Than Ever

    01/27/2019 2:03:29 PM PST · by Kaslin · 55 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 27, 2018 | Kevin McCullough
    On Friday afternoon, within minutes of President Trump ending the shutdown, the left declared victory. Dancing up and down on his perceived “grave” the fund raising requests were e-blasted to supporters promising that the day’s events insured already assumed doom for a President they hate. Don’t tell them... but the opposite is now on its way. To see leftwing activists so eagerly cheer the defeat (even temporarily) of some of the most broad-based (and in many instances—Democrat initiated) objectives as it pertains to common sense border security was disheartening. Why Congressional and Senate Democrats would refuse the opportunity to take...
  • GOP Rep. Gohmert: Gov’t Reopening Deal ‘a Very Strategic Move on the President’s Part’

    01/26/2019 6:06:06 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 77 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 26 Jan 2019375 | Jeff Poor
    Saturday on Fox News Channel’s “America’s News HQ,” Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) defended the deal President Donald Trump had announced to reopen the federal government on Friday. Gohmert told host Kristin Fisher the deal was not a cave to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (R-CA), but instead the first round of many in the battle over border wall funding. “No, I don’t think that he’s caved to Speaker Pelosi,” Gohmert said. “This is round one of a, you know, 12-round bout, maybe 15. So — and this is a very strategic move on the president’s part. I was visiting him...
  • Why Trump went for a 21-day suspension of the partial shutdown, and what happens next

    01/26/2019 10:35:49 AM PST · by Pining_4_TX · 42 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 01/26/19 | Thomas Lifson
    Democrats naturally are gloating, calling it a surrender and admonishing Trump to “learn his lesson” and acknowledge his defeat by the wise and all-knowing Nancy Pelosi. This certainly gives them a sugar high while providing evidence for future use that their priority is humiliating Trump rather than attending to the needs of border security. Nonetheless, as President Trump correctly noted in the Rose Garden address, it was an “agreement.” The Dems agreed to procedural rules that can be used to make the case for border barrier construction. The deal will be hashed out in the conference committee, which will then...
  • I wish people would read or listen to my words on the Border Wall. This was in no way a concession.

    01/25/2019 5:27:45 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 135 replies
    Twitter ^ | 4:33 PM - 25 Jan 2019 | Donald J. Trump ‏ Verified account @realDonaldTrump
    I wish people would read or listen to my words on the Border Wall. This was in no way a concession. It was taking care of millions of people who were getting badly hurt by the Shutdown with the understanding that in 21 days, if no deal is done, it’s off to the races!
  • What to Make of the Temporary Shutdown Pause

    01/25/2019 3:15:28 PM PST · by Kaslin · 48 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | January 25, 2019 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: The media is blowing up now. There is a leak that a temporary shutdown agreement has been reached and will be announced by the president at 1 o’clock today. Let’s see, what are the…? (muttering) “Temporary… Temporarily reached … Government…” “Reopen Temporarily,” is what the headline is on Drudge. Why would that be? Why would there be a temporary reopening of the government? Doesn’t say for how long. Maybe to pay people. Maybe to see if the Democrats will come to some agreement on paying all these people that are not being paid, because there have been bills. The...
  • trump caves! ends shutdown with no border wall — pelosi’s second big win this week [tr]

    01/25/2019 2:51:20 PM PST · by NobleFree · 157 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | January 25, 2019 | Jim Hoft
    ... Trump opens the government without any promise to build a border wall. Open Borders Wins! ...
  • Ann Coulter curses Trump over shutdown cave, rebels against her 'emperor god'

    01/25/2019 2:40:08 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 111 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | January 25, 2019 | Philip Wegmann
    The gods aren’t dead, they are sniveling. That’s the analysis of Ann Coulter, the conservative commentator and former disciple of President Trump, a man she once described as her “emperor god.” Trump ended the shutdown without funding for his promised border wall, and Coulter cursed. Trump won’t just go down in history as the “the biggest wimp ever to serve as President of the United States,” as Coulter suggested in one tweet, he isn’t even in charge anymore. Mocking Trump’s public complaints about the arrest of longtime adviser Roger Stone in another, Coulter taunted, “if you were president, you could...
  • BREAKING: Drudge Reports Shutdown Agreement Reached

    01/25/2019 10:14:00 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 158 replies
    Mediaite via Drudge ^ | 01/25/2019 | by Aidan McLaughlin
    The Drudge Report blasted out its breaking news siren on Friday, reporting that an agreement has been reached to end the government shutdown. Matt Drudge‘s high-trafficked news aggregator reported that according to a source, a shutdown agreement has been reached, and that an announcement is set for 1 p.m. “SOURCE: SHUTDOWN AGREEMENT REACHED,” the Drudge headline blared. “ANNOUNCEMENT SET FOR 1 PM.” “GOVT TO REOPEN ‘TEMPORARILY’,” it added. The nearly six-week government shutdown appeared set to continue after two measures to reopen the government — one that would fund President Donald Trump’s border wall, and one did not — failed...
  • Vanity- Hannity: behind the scene many Senate/House Dems want deal with Trump but Pelosi/Schumer

    01/25/2019 1:13:23 PM PST · by Bigtigermike · 49 replies
    Hannity said on the radio that the 3 week deal to reopen the government was in the works for two weeks which was asked from many Dems in Senate and House who secretly are willing to give Trump the Wall in exchanged for DACA and other measure but for Pelosi and Schumer putting great pressure on them not to make any deal. That these growing numbers of democrats along with some Republicans told the President to give them 3 weeks to TRY to work a deal in Congress and if not then the government can be shutdown again or Trump...
  • Pelosi, Schumer speak after Trump announces deal to reopen government [trunc]

    01/25/2019 1:08:05 PM PST · by topher · 56 replies
    CBS News ^ | 25-Jan-2019 | By Grace Segers
    [ Full Title: Pelosi, Schumer speak after Trump announces deal to reopen government - live updates] House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer are holding a press conference shortly after President Trump announced a deal to reopen the federal government. The House and Senate are expected to vote on a continuing resolution (CR) that will keep the government open for three weeks to negotiate over funding for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and a border wall or barrier. ... After refusing for over a month to sign any government funding bill without money for a wall,...
  • President Trump Rose Garden Announcement - 1:30 p.m. Eastern [LIVE THREAD]

    01/25/2019 10:44:53 AM PST · by Reno89519 · 965 replies
    Reno89519 ^ | January 25, 2019 | Reno89519
    President Trump is making an announcement now or in moments regarding the government shutdown and wall funding. Use your favorite link. Me, I'm using XM Radio.
  • FAA halts flights to LaGuardia due to 'staffing' issues

    01/25/2019 7:30:12 AM PST · by tcrlaf · 20 replies
    Sinclair ^ | 1-25-2019 | Sinclair
    The Federal Aviation Administration is delaying flights into New York's LaGuardia Airport due to 'staffing' issues.
  • FAA halts flights into three major airports amid staffing shortages and shutdown

    01/25/2019 7:26:06 AM PST · by GIdget2004 · 43 replies
    The Hill ^ | 01/25/2019 | Chris Mills Rodrigo
    The Federal Aviation Administration halted flights into La Guardia airport in New York City on Friday amid a shortage of air traffic control staff, according to multiple reports. The partial government shutdown has impacted air traffic controllers, who are deemed essential workers and have to work without pay. Newark and Philadelphia reportedly are also stopping all incoming flights, according to Bloomberg.
  • Reporters instructed to gather at the White House to hear from President and R's -Shutdown

    01/23/2019 1:12:57 PM PST · by Revel · 76 replies
    Breaking911- Twitter ^ | 01/23/19 | Breaking911
    Full Title BREAKING NEWS: Reporters instructed to gather at the White House to hear from President Trump & Republican leaders regarding news on government shutdown - FNC Nothing more.
  • News Executive: Democrats’ Arrogant Intransigence Could Bite Them If This Shutdown Drags On

    01/21/2019 6:08:16 PM PST · by Kaslin · 63 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 21, 2019 | Matt Vespa
    So, could this shutdown end up hurting Democrats again? Both sides are not budging. The partisan divide on immigration is the equivalent of the width of the Atlantic and Pacific oceans combined. President Trump is trying to make good on his promise to secure the border, a key campaign promise. The Democrats, wanting to take their new House majority for a spin, are not playing ball. They were elected to block and fight this administration. They’re not giving one-cent. President Trump recently offered a deal to break the logjam. A three-year extension to DACA recipients, plus more protections to those with Temporary...
  • video: stranded bus with pelosi and democrat lawmakers drives circles around us capitol

    01/19/2019 10:45:01 AM PST · by Impala64ssa · 10 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 1/17/19 | 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. Trump told her to fly commercial on her own dime. According to Fox News reporter, Chad Pergram, furious phone calls are flying back and forth from The Hill to the State to the Pentagon and White House.
  • 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.
  • All bets are off for shutdown's impact on Super Bowl

    01/17/2019 1:38:05 PM PST · by EdnaMode · 41 replies
    NBC News ^ | January 17, 2019 | Dareh Gregorian
    When it comes to Super Bowl LIII, air traffic controllers are flying blind. The government shutdown has already resulted in canceled planning meetings for the Feb. 3 game in Atlanta, and if the federal budget impasse continues, airport screeners and flight controllers at the busiest airport in the world will be working on game day for no pay. Dan McCabe, a National Air Traffic Controllers Association representative, told NBC News that his colleagues had been holding meetings over the past year to prepare for the surge in travelers to the area. But now the planning meetings, which included officials from...
  • We May Be Saying Goodbye to Government Shutdowns For Good Thanks to Conservative Senators

    01/12/2019 5:27:20 PM PST · by Kaslin · 69 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 12, 2019 | Beth Bauman
    A group of conservative Senators on Friday introduced legislation to permanently keep the federal government open and prevent future shutdowns. The End Government Shutdowns would automatically create continually resolutions, which continues funding agencies even when politicians are debating on the budget.The bill is sponsored by Ohio Sen. Rob Portman, who has introduced the legislation every year since he was elected to the Senate in 2010, Deseret News reported. Sens. Steve Daines (MT), Mike Lee (UT), Lisa Murkowski (AK), Chuck Grassley (IA), Johnny Isakson (GA), Mike Enzi (WY), John Barrasso (WY), and Jim Risch (ID) have all signed onto the bill. The reason...