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  • No. 2 House Republican: Gov’t shutdown ‘stupid’, may happen [McCarthy]

    12/13/2018 6:50:33 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 52 replies
    Associated Press ^ | December 13, 2018 | Matthew Daly
    A looming, partial government shutdown would be “stupid” but might be unavoidable if Democrats refuse to support President Donald Trump’s proposed border wall with Mexico, the second-ranking House Republican said on Thursday. Even if Republicans assemble enough votes to approve the wall in the House, the plan probably will fail in the Senate, said Rep. Kevin McCarthy of California. The House majority leader noted that Senate Democrats have pledged to block the bill from receiving the necessary 60 votes. McCarthy said on the House floor that he thinks “going into a shutdown is stupid,” but he offered no immediate plan...
  • What will Happen If the Government Shuts Down?

    12/11/2018 9:26:26 PM PST · by hapnHal · 51 replies
    11 Dec 18 | hapnHAL
    Congress and Trump previously approved funding bills for three quarters of the $1.2 trillion in operating expenses for federal agencies. As a result, only some agencies would be closed when funding runs out after Dec. 21, and even in those essential employees would still report to work. Among those facing a partial shutdown are the Homeland Security Department, though many of the agency’s law enforcement agents will remain on the job because they’re considered essential. National parks would remain open but most employees who maintain them would be sent home. The Securities and Exchange Commission would halt new investigations except...
  • Trump Forces Chuck and Nancy to Debate Him in Front of America, They Didn't Like It

    12/11/2018 11:32:46 AM PST · by Kaslin · 184 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 11, 2018 | Katie Pavlich
    For the first time since the 2018-midterm elections, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and incoming House Speaker Nancy Pelosi met with President Trump at the White House Tuesday. Their meeting was originally supposed to be closed press, but that all changed when the White House press pool was invited into the Oval Office to broadcast their remarks. President Trump started the meeting by thanking Pelosi and Schumer for showing up and made his case for additional border security. "I am proud to shut down the government over border security," Trump said. "I will take the mantle." "They're pouring into our...
  • Vanity - We got us a POTUS, Trump & he has a backbone!!!

    12/11/2018 12:38:25 PM PST · by JLAGRAYFOX · 45 replies
    The only thing that needs to be said here is that...yes, Virginia, elections do count and, yes, Virginia we got us a boss man with a backbone, who really represents the overwhelming numbers of the American people & voters!!! Hats off to POTUS, DJT!!!
  • Schumer: There will be shutdown if Trump sticks to his $5 billion demand for the Wall

    12/11/2018 10:24:54 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 133 replies
    CNN ^ | 12/11/2018 | Jeremy Diamond
    Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer warned Tuesday in front of the White House that there will be a government shutdown if President Donald Trump refuses to budge from his demand for $5 billion of wall funding. He spoke after the tense meeting with President Trump.The bottom line is simple. The President made clear that he wants a shutdown. His position, if he sticks to his position for a $5 billion wall, he will get no wall and he will get a shutdown. The bottom line is very, very simple. That is, we want border security. We offered him border security....
  • Simple gasket screw-up shut down the bridge from New Jersey to Delaware for 6 hours

    12/11/2018 1:10:39 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 31 replies
    NJ.com ^ | November 27, 2018 | The Associated Press
    A preliminary investigation has found that a gasket failure caused a chemical gas leak that forced the temporary closure of a heavily used bridge connecting Delaware and New Jersey on one of the busiest travel days of the year. Officials with Croda Inc. said Tuesday that initial findings show that an incorrect gasket fitted on a pipe during construction of its Delaware ethylene oxide production plant failed Sunday. The company is sending the gasket to independent experts for analysis and confirmation.
  • Christmas Shutdown Threat Will Come Down to Border Wall Talks Between Trump, Chuck, and Nancy

    12/07/2018 6:51:20 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 12/07/2018 | Bridget Johnson
    WASHINGTON -- Congress sent President Trump a continuing resolution today to fund the government for two more weeks, setting up an appropriations showdown over a border wall that would fall just before Christmas. Congress had planned to leave for the holiday break on Dec. 14, returning after the New Year to swear in the 116th Congress and a Democratic majority in the lower chamber. The extension to keep the government open was quickly approved today in the House and the Senate. The holdup over a final bill is border wall funding. The House included $5 billion for border security in...
  • Congress delays government shutdown fight for two weeks

    12/03/2018 9:23:24 PM PST · by conservative98 · 21 replies
    NY Post ^ | December 3, 2018 | 6:40pm | Joe Tacopino December 3, 2018 | 6:40pm
    Congressional leaders unveiled a bill on Monday that would extend government funding for two weeks beyond Friday’s deadline. The short-term spending measure would provide cash for the federal government until Dec. 21, preventing a messy budget battle as Capitol Hill mourns the death of President George H.W. Bush.
  • Trump: Hey, Who’s Up For A Government Shutdown Over The Border Wall?

    11/28/2018 10:04:11 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/28/2018 | Ed Morrissey
    If you believe the polling on this question, the answer is not many. That hasn’t discouraged Donald Trump from pushing a budget showdown over funding for the border wall, as Politico found out yesterday. If Trump doesn’t get $5 billion earmarked for the wall, he says he’s willing to shut down the still-unfunded parts of the government … which includes border security, even if the $5 billion doesn’t: Nine days ahead of a deadline that could trigger a partial government shutdown, with no solution in sight, the president told POLITICO in a Tuesday Oval Office interview that he is...
  • Trump's Border Wall Could Trigger a Government Shutdown

    11/22/2018 5:51:44 AM PST · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 50 replies
    Fortune ^ | November 21 2018 | Natasha Bach
    LEADERSHIP GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN President Trump has made it clear that a government shutdown could very well happen in early December if Congress doesn’t fund his border wall. Now that threat is creating one-upmanship between Democrats and Republicans, neither of whom want to give in, nor be the party responsible for thrusting the government into a partial shutdown. Trump told reporters that it would be “a very good time to do a shutdown,” highlighting border security needs ... With government funding due to run out on Dec. 7, Congress needs to act fast to avoid a shutdown, but neither side appears...
  • Trump says it's 'good time to do a (government) shutdown' (for border wall funding)

    11/17/2018 10:31:15 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 55 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | Saturday, November 17, 2018 | Stephen Dinan
    With Congress still not on board his border wall plans, President Trump said Saturday that it’s a “good time to do a shutdown,” suggesting he will refuse to accept any appropriations bills that don’t include the $5 billion he’s asking for. He did say he doesn’t think one will happen because “Democrats will come to their senses” on the issue. And he said he’s ready to keep the troops he deployed to the border as long as necessary. “We’re talking about border wall, we’re talking about quite a big sum of money, about $5 billion,” he told reporters at the...
  • Congress returns to new dynamic, GOP shutdown threat

    11/12/2018 7:16:37 PM PST · by Freedom'sWorthIt · 65 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...