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  • Senate passes bill to halt government shutdown risk

    09/26/2019 1:29:10 PM PDT · by BeauBo · 6 replies
    UPI ^ | 26 Sep 2019 | Sommer Brokaw
    The Senate passed a short-term funding bill Thursday amid dispute over border wall funding that delays the risk of a government shutdown through Nov. 21. The Senate voted 82-15 in favor of the continuing resolution after the House already passed it, and it will go to President Donald Trump next for his signature.
  • US Customs Computer Shutdown Causes Delays At LAX, Airports Nationwide

    08/16/2019 2:41:29 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 6 replies
    cbs2la ^ | 08/16/2019
    U.S. Customs and Border Protection computers were shutdown nationwide Friday creating long lines at LAX and other airports around the country. LAX Airport tweeted out at 1:33 p.m. that “@CBP systems are experiencing an issue which appears to be impacting multiple airports including LAX. Officers are processing passengers manually so please check with your airline for the latest status of any flight impacts. More details as they become available. LAX recommended travelers continue to check with their airline directly for information on any potential flight impacts. Social media posts indicated that John F. Kennedy Airport in New York was experiencing...
  • Between a rock and a hard place; Drowning in debt vs. government shutdown: Which would you prefer?

    06/18/2019 10:30:39 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 38 replies
    Fox Business ^ | 06/18/2019 | Adam Brandon
    Federal spending Opens a New Window. so far this year has already topped $3 trillion -- a new record for the first eight months of the year -- and Congress Opens a New Window. is once again coming up on an appropriations deal impasse. Let the shutdown hysteria begin. As Congress battles over the budget fine print, lawmakers on the left will insist the sky is falling. Don’t feed into the drama, and here’s why. SHUTDOWNS ARE NOT NEARLY AS BAD AS DEMOCRATS WILL CLAIM The last partial federal shutdown amounted to nothing. The media was aflutter with concern over...
  • CNN Host Says Shutdown To Blame For Boeing Crash In Ethiopia

    03/13/2019 1:34:53 PM PDT · by ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas · 68 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 03/13/2019 | Phillip Stucky
    “There were pilots who looked at that and felt like this was a criminal omission. That was what they thought about this. The software fix, then according to The Wall Street Journal, was supposed to happen in January, and it was delayed because of the government shutdown because the FAA was offline. What’s your reaction to this revelation?”
  • Pelosi, Schumer warn of another government shutdown over Trump's $8.6B wall proposal

    03/10/2019 1:05:02 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 37 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | March 10, 2019 | John Siciliano |
    President Trump's pursuit of additional border wall funding in his fiscal 2020 budget proposal will only lead to another government shut down, warned Democratic leaders on Sunday. Trump harmed millions when he "recklessy" shut down the government in pursuit of funds to build an expensive border wall, said House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., in a joint statement. But Congress refused and the president was "forced to admit defeat" and reopen the government, they added. "The same thing will repeat itself if he tries this again," they warned. "We hope he learned his lesson."...
  • House votes in favor of illegal immigrant voting

    03/08/2019 8:46:49 AM PST · by Red Badger · 188 replies
    www.washingtontimes.com ^ | 03/08/2019 | By Stephen Dinan
    House Democrats voted Friday to defend localities that allow illegal immigrants to vote in their elections, turning back a GOP attempt to discourage the practice. The vote marks a stunning reversal from just six months ago, when the chamber — then under GOP control — voted to decry illegal immigrant voting. “We are prepared to open up the political process and let all of the people come in,” Rep. John Lewis, a Georgia Democrat and hero of the civil rights movement, told colleagues as he led opposition to the GOP measure. The 228-197 vote came as part of a broader...
  • Park ranger furloughed during government shutdown wins largest Pick 6 jackpot in nearly 15 years

    02/21/2019 9:00:31 AM PST · by SMGFan · 21 replies
    NJ.com Advanced Media ^ | February 20, 2019
    The luck of a New Jersey woman who was furloughed during the government shutdown changed dramatically after she won the the largest Pick-6 jackpot since 2004. Judith Smith of Bayonne and her children, William Kenneth Lee Smith and Sarah Jude Smith, were announced Wednesday as the winners of the $29.5 million Dec. 17, 2018 Pick-6 Jackpot, according to a release from the New Jersey Lottery. Smith, who works as a park ranger at Fort Wadsworth in Staten Island, bought the winning ticket at Eddy’s Wine and Liquors in Bayonne, lottery officials said. When Smith realized that she had just become...
  • Trump Pledges to ‘Take Care of ICE,’ Then Signs Bill Crippling Agency’s Power to Deport Illegals

    02/15/2019 10:36:36 PM PST · by NoLibZone · 67 replies
    breitbart. ^ | 2-15-19 | John Binder
    During a press conference in the White House Rose Garden on Friday morning, President Trump pledged to “take care” of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents moments before signing policy into law that strips the agency of deportation powers. “ICE is abused by the press and by the Democrats,” Trump said. “And by the way, we’re going to be taking care of ICE. Whether we talk about the new bill … we’re going to be taking care of ICE. They wanted to get rid of ICE and the bill is just the opposite of that.” The bipartisan spending package, however,...
  • Sen Grassley: Pray the President has the wisdom to sign the bill

    02/14/2019 10:25:08 AM PST · by GIdget2004 · 85 replies
    CSPAN via twitter ^ | 02/14/2019 | CSPAN
    https://twitter.com/cspan/status/1096067220638261248 Following the invocation this morning, Senator Grassley said into the microphone: "Let's all pray that the president will have wisdom to sign the bill so government doesn't shut down."
  • How Trump can get the rest of his wall money — without a shutdown or emergency

    02/12/2019 6:12:27 PM PST · by 11th_VA · 54 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Feb 12, 2019 | By Marc A. Thiessen
    longest government shutdown in history over nothing. Democrats have agreed to fund $1.375 billion for 55 miles of physical barrier along the border, which is only a little different than what Trump would have gotten under a continuing resolution that funded the government at current levels — and far less than the $5.7 billion Trump demanded to build 230 miles of barriers that experts and the Department of Homeland Security said they need to secure the border. But Trump can still get the rest of the money — without a government shutdown or declaring a national emergency... To win, Trump...
  • Trump says Dems to blame if government shuts down this week

    02/11/2019 2:14:30 PM PST · by jazusamo · 16 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | February 11, 2019 | Stephen Dinan
    President Trump said Monday that Democrats are now in control of whether there will be a government shutdown at the end of the week, saying their last-minute demands to detain fewer illegal immigrants are poisoning negotiations. The president also announced his administration had begun building a “big, big” new section of border wall, as he pressed Congress for more money to keep construction going, and to sustain the ability of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement to detain illegal immigrants. Standing with sheriffs at the White House, Mr. Trump read out a list of crimes committed by illegal immigrants detained in...
  • Are You Ready For Government Shutdown II: Detention Bed Boogaloo?

    02/11/2019 1:15:41 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    Hotair ^ | 02/11/2019 | Ed Morrissey
    In the immortal words of John Hurt, parodying his Alien role in Spaceballs: “Oh no … not again!” The odds of another shutdown increased markedly over the weekend, but this time the issue isn’t border-wall funding. Democrats want a cap on how many illegal immigrants can be detained at once, a demand on which the White House refuses to bend: The latest dispute centers on a Democratic demand to cap the number of detention beds available for undocumented immigrants arrested when they are already inside the U.S., as opposed to those arrested when trying to cross the border.Democrats are...
  • Democrats and Open Borders: The Budget Is the Policy

    02/11/2019 10:54:30 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 3 replies
    National Review ^ | February 11, 2019 | Mark Krikorian
    The Democratic leadership may be trying to keep its distance from the hard Left’s comically absurd Green New Deal, but it has embraced the “Abolish ICE” agenda. The Washington Post report that Rich linked to makes clear that the Democratic budget negotiators, while shying away from simply guillotining the agency immediately, as their party’s Jacobins have demanded, have simply adopted a different approach to the same goal — starving ICE’s immigration-enforcement functions. Wall funding hasn’t even been a major issue in the ongoing talks because, as the Post put it, the “White House had begun to signal flexibility on that...
  • Trump: Top Dems aren't allowing negotiators to make border security deal (cap on illegals)

    02/11/2019 2:19:28 AM PST · by Libloather · 36 replies
    The Hill ^ | 2/10/19 | Brett Samuels
    President Trump on Sunday sought to pin blame on Democrats for what lawmakers described as faltering negotiations on border security funding. "I don’t think the Dems on the Border Committee are being allowed by their leaders to make a deal," Trump tweeted. "They are offering very little money for the desperately needed Border Wall & now, out of the blue, want a cap on convicted violent felons to be held in detention!" In a follow-up tweet, Trump suggested that Democrats "want a Shutdown" to change the subject from a week of difficult headlines. He referenced his State of the Union...
  • Border-Security Funding Negotiations Stall as Shutdown Looms

    02/10/2019 11:37:22 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 32 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | February 10, 2019 | Kate Davidson, Kristina Peterson and Ken Thomas
    Negotiations over a bipartisan deal for border-security funding have broken down, aides familiar with the talks and other officials said Sunday, increasing the likelihood of another government shutdown at the end of the week. ... The talks this weekend snagged over the issue of how many detention beds would be provided at the border for housing people detained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials. Democrats have been seeking to limit the number of ICE detention beds in exchange for meeting GOP demands to build more physical barriers along the border. Republicans, however, wanted exceptions to the limits. Democrats had proposed...
  • White House won't rule out another shutdown

    02/10/2019 9:22:22 AM PST · by jazusamo · 31 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | February 10, 2019 | Tom Howell Jr.
    The White House said Sunday it cannot rule out another government shutdown as it gets mixed signals from Democrats and Republicans racing a Friday deadline to fund President Trump’s border-wall demands and keep federal operations humming. White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney said proposed funding is all over the map and that Democrats’ are pushing to cap the number of detainee beds for people who cross into the U.S. illegally, causing talks to stall. “The government shutdown is still on the table. We do not want it to come to that, but that option is still open to the...
  • Partial shutdown delayed 60,000 immigration court hearings

    02/09/2019 5:41:00 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 19 replies
    Associated Press ^ | February 8, 2019
    The partial government shutdown that ended last month has delayed about 60,000 immigration court hearings. […] With more than 800,000 pending cases, the immigration courts overseen by the Department of Justice are notoriously backlogged and at least one judge said she has no openings on her calendar until 2022. …
  • Trump lays out his demands for border deal to top Republican as shutdown deadline nears

    02/07/2019 4:32:56 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    The Brainerd Dispatch ^ | February 7, 2019 | The Washington Post
    President Donald Trump met with a key Republican negotiator Thursday, Feb. 7, to lay out his demands for a border deal, as lawmakers sought an agreement to stave off another government shutdown. Senate Appropriations Chairman Richard Shelby, R-Ala., told reporters after meeting with Trump that he believes the president will support a deal bipartisan congressional negotiators produce - as long as it meets his parameters. Lawmakers face a Feb. 15 deadline when large portions of the government will shut back down absent a deal. Shelby declined to detail Trump's requirements, and he did not say whether the president had agreed...
  • What the mainstream media won't show you: The Border Wall IS Being Built...

    02/01/2019 6:21:41 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 314 replies
    facebook/video ^ | Jan 31, 2019 | Paloma for Trump
    What the mainstream media won't show you: The Border Wall IS Being Built... video at link Looks like a construction project of a tall steel slatted fence in progress somewhere on the border. Posted as a separate thread for Hoosiermama.
  • President Trump Can Fund the Border Wall with Unobligated Balances

    01/28/2019 5:27:00 AM PST · by gattaca · 12 replies
    American Thinker ^ | January 28, 2019 | Rovvy Lepor
    Over a month into the longest partial government shutdown in history, President Trump remains determined to make good on his promise to build a border wall to protect U.S. national security, while the Democrats remain staunchly opposed. President Trump has the opportunity to bypass Democrat opposition by drawing on unobligated balances to fund the border wall, effectively precluding a national emergency declaration and allowing for the government to reopen.