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  • Trump signs sweeping two-year budget deal

    02/09/2018 6:48:10 AM PST · by COUNTrecount · 147 replies
    NY POST ^ | February 9, 2018 | AP
    <p>Trump tweeted, “Just signed Bill. Our Military will now be stronger than ever before. We love and need our Military and gave them everything — and more. First time this has happened in a long time. Also means JOBS, JOBS, JOBS!”</p>
  • Another shutdown nears: Live updates

    02/08/2018 8:09:30 PM PST · by Innovative · 74 replies
    CNN ^ | Feb. | Meg Wagner and Veronica Rocha
    Senate leaders reached a two-year budget deal, but Sen. Rand Paul is holding up a Senate vote. Congress must pass a deal before midnight to avoid a shutdown. The government will shut down. The Senate is in recess until 12:01 a.m. The Senate has gone into recess until 12:01 a.m. ET, which means the government will shut down at midnight. The next procedural vote to advance the budget deal will not happen before 1 a.m. ET.
  • White House tell agencies to prepare for shutdown as Rand Paul holds up key vote

    02/08/2018 5:38:44 PM PST · by SMGFan · 87 replies
    CNN ^ | February 8, 2018
    Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul is preventing a two-year budget deal from passing, as the White House advised federal agencies to prepare for the government to start shutting down at midnight. Congressional negotiators were scrambling earlier Thursday to lock in enough votes in the House, and that was before Paul, a Republican, made public his dissatisfaction with the deal, which would raise government spending, avert a government shutdown and lift the debt ceiling. A senior administrative official said the White House is instructing agencies to begin shutdown preparations in the event that Congress fails to pass a budget before the midnight...
  • Rand Paul holds up Senate budget vote with government shutdown only hours away

    02/08/2018 1:39:03 PM PST · by Red Badger · 64 replies
    CNBC ^ | 02/08/2018 | Jacob Pramuk | @jacobpramuk
    Sen. Rand Paul was blocking the Senate's move to quickly pass its massive budget deal Thursday with only hours until government funding lapses. For the Senate to hold a vote on the spending package Thursday, all senators must agree. The Kentucky Republican held out as he sought a vote on an amendment to maintain budget caps. "All Senator Rand Paul is asking for is a 15-minute vote on his amendment to restore the budget caps. He is ready to proceed at any time," Paul spokesman Sergio Gor said in a statement. As Paul railed against lifting spending caps, the nonpartisan...
  • Senate reaches deal that raises budget caps

    02/07/2018 10:58:33 AM PST · by DoodleDawg · 32 replies
    Axios ^ | 2/7/18 | Stef W Knight
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Minority Leader Chuck Schumer announced on the Senate floor Wednesday afternoon that a deal had been reached to fund the government for 2 years, which includes raising military spending but excludes a DACA provision. Why it matters: The budget lifts sequestration caps, increasing discretionary spending by $300 billion over two years. The deal extends CHIP for 10 years instead of two and includes disaster relief and opioid response funding.
  • Trump says he'd 'love to see a shutdown' if Dems won't back immigration changes (outsmarted again)

    02/07/2018 5:51:17 AM PST · by Zakeet · 20 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 6, 2018 | Samuel Chamberlain
    President Trump told Republican lawmakers Tuesday that he would "love to see a shutdown" of the federal government if Democrats do not support his proposed changes to immigration law. [Snip] The White House has proposed steep cuts in legal immigration and increased border security, including a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border, in exchange for continuing protections for hundreds of thousands of immigrants who were brought to the U.S. illegally as children. Democrats have balked at the proposals and forced a three-day government shutdown over the issue last month. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., told reporters that Trump's latest comment...
  • McConnell: Democrats Won't Shut Down Government Over Illegal Aliens Again

    02/03/2018 5:28:05 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    Townhall ^ | 02/03/2018 | Matt Vespa
    On February 8, government shutdown theater comes back into town. Will there be another shutdown? In January, the Democrats decided to shut it down for three-days for illegal aliens. The end result was the Democrats lost. They got nothing. They got a spending bill in which they had no objections to; it funded Children’s Health Insurance Program for six years. The exception was it was a week shorter concerning funding. Hence, why the news media and observers were wondering what was the point of this shutdown. Democrats thought they could blame the GOP, but you can’t spin facts. The facts...
  • Will the Voters Choose Sizzle or Steak? (Who has the advantage going into the midterm elections?)

    01/26/2018 6:58:56 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 35 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | 01/26/2018 | Bruce Thornton
    The three-day government shutdown last Saturday has sharpened the debate about which party has the advantage going into the midterm elections in November, and which will profit from another possible shut-down if February 8 deadline for coming up with a solution for the expiring DACA program isn’t met. More interesting than these analyses and prognostications is what they say about the pundits’ estimation of the American people’s ability to sort out the style “sizzle” from the policy-success “steak” come November. The Democrat instigators of the current shutdown are for now paying a political price for bluffing and then caving to...
  • Democrats just got rolled. They can blame Barack Obama.

    01/23/2018 8:48:08 AM PST · by billorites · 27 replies
    Washington Post ^ | January 22, 2018 | Marc Thiessen
    The government shutdown is over. Democrats finally realized that closing the government over illegal immigration was a losing political battle. They created a needless crisis and got rolled. So who is to blame for their current predicament? Along with Charles Schumer and Nancy Pelosi, Democrats can put the blame squarely on the man who could have legalized the “dreamers” when he had the chance: Barack Obama. During his 2008 campaign, Obama promised in a conversation with Univision anchor Jorge Ramos to make passing immigration reform one of his first legislative priorities, and even set a timetable. “I cannot guarantee that...
  • The Democrats Are Having a bad Month

    01/25/2018 2:32:12 PM PST · by ColtMeadows · 8 replies
    The Observer ^ | January 25, 2018 | Thomas Farnan
    It has not been a good month for Democrats. The economic news is through the roof. Trump’s pro-business policies have had an immediate and profound effect. The unemployment numbers are the best in years. The stock market is booming. The Republican tax cuts have yielded immediate benefits, as corporations are giving back in the form of higher wages, bonuses, and expansion. We are in the midst of the Trump-boom. Democrats have staked their credibility on the Steele Dossier, something so far-fetched and clumsily worded that nobody could possibly believe it. Read out loud it sounds like one of those Nigerian...
  • As A Former Democrat, The Schumer Shutdown Was About Firing Up The Democratic Base

    01/25/2018 9:24:48 AM PST · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 25, 2018 | Erich Reimer
    2018’s government shutdown ended almost as quickly as it happened. While the shutdown in 2013 lasted over two weeks this one lasted just barely one workday.On the surface, it seems like Democrats were completely defeated. The original stop-gap measure proposed by House Republicans last week passed on Monday 81-18 in the Senate, 266-150 in the House, and was signed in the night by President Trump, officially ending the shutdown at least until February 8th.The prior few days saw Democrat and Republican surrogates battling it out on the public airwaves in a fierce tug of war between “#TrumpShutdown” and “#SchumerShutdown.” Democrats...
  • The Art of the Shutdown

    01/25/2018 5:38:18 AM PST · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 25, 2018 | Scott Rasmussen
    President Trump didn't respond to the so-called shutdown of the federal government in the way that the political class thought he should. He didn't get personally involved in detailed negotiations to end the impasse and didn't convey a sense of crisis to the American people. When all was said and done, this skirmish showed the dangers of underestimating President Trump and his ability to connect with voters on issues the political elites ignore. His approach worked because he instinctively understood the strategic situation far better than Senate Democrats, establishment Republicans and his other beltway critics. First, the president recognized that...
  • Laugh At The Democrats As They Die On Amnesty Hill

    01/25/2018 2:09:32 AM PST · by lowbuck · 12 replies
    Townhall ^ | 25 January 2018 | Kurt Schlichter
    Well, that whole government shutdown thing didn't work out real well for the genius Democrats, did it? Nothing seems to be working out for them lately. The stock market is going gangbusters. The House GOP are becoming gangbusters – and the gang that is about to be busted is the coterie of evidence deleting Obama cronies who so brazenly politicized the government to help their political puppetmasters that even Zombie Richard Nixon is appalled. ISIS is dead - rest in pieces, you Seventh Century pederast cowards. And thanks to tax reform, everyone else is dead too, but is also getting...
  • What Really Happened During Trump-Schumer Meeting on Immigration

    01/24/2018 4:50:42 PM PST · by smileyface · 16 replies
    People's Pundit Daily ^ | Jan 23, 2018 | PPD Staff
    On Monday, Democrats in the U.S. Senate caved after shutting down the government in an effort to legalize between 700,000 to 5 million illegal immigrants currently in the United States under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., had attempted to paint the stalemate as the Trump Shutdown, but it didn’t work. After days of the #SchumerShutdown hashtag trending on social media, Red State Democrats in states the president won overwhelmingly bailed on their party, and only 18 Democrats voted “No” to break the filibuster and reopen the government. During the shutdown showdown, Minority...
  • What the Latest Stupid Government Shutdown Means

    01/24/2018 5:21:43 AM PST · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 24, 2018 | Ben Shapiro
    On Monday, Democrats caved on their manufactured government shutdown. In an attempt to generate a groundswell of support for a legislative re-enshrinement of former President Obama's executive amnesty, Democrats filibustered a continuing resolution to fund the government. That tough stance lasted precisely three days. Then, Democrats voted overwhelmingly with Republicans to fund the government in its entirety for another three weeks. This makes the second government shutdown in the last five years; back in 2013, the Republicans refused to fund then-President Obama's Affordable Care Act and then collapsed and fully funded it for nothing in return. That followed a government...
  • Schumer: Offer on border wall is 'off the table'

    01/24/2018 10:45:52 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 113 replies
    The Hill ^ | 23/1/18 | Jordain Carney
    Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) confirmed on Tuesday that he has withdrawn his offer to discuss funding for the U.S.-Mexico border wall as part of a deal with President Trump.   "We're going to have to start on a new basis and the wall offer is off the table," Schumer told reporters, saying that the offer was initially "part of a package."   The reversal comes after Schumer said he offered to discuss the wall — a key campaign pledge of Trump's — during a White House meeting on Friday.   "During the meeting, in exchange for strong [Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals...
  • Looks like Chuck done really messed up. (Youtube's Diamond and Silk - video)

    01/24/2018 5:54:39 AM PST · by simpson96 · 3 replies
    Youtube ^ | 1/23/2018 | The Viewer's View
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nXsmunBK3A4
  • Democrats say they have leverage after shutdown fight. Here are their options (CNN fake news)

    01/24/2018 6:52:43 AM PST · by Zakeet · 19 replies
    CNN ^ | January 24,2018 | Ashley Killough and Ted Barrett
    While Democrats didn't land a deal on immigration, the recent agreement to reopen the government nonetheless laid the groundwork for a potential Senate floor debate. "We're very pleased with how it worked out," Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, a New York Democrat, said Tuesday about the short-lived government shutdown, which drew attention to the standoff over the expiring Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. "When there is a Republican president, a Republican Senate, a Republican House that (is) quite recalcitrant against Dreamers, you are not going to get it all at once." However, even if the Senate passes an immigration...
  • The Schumer Shutdown Bombed Big Time

    01/23/2018 5:07:50 PM PST · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | January 23, 2018 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: We have the continued fallout over the failed effort by the Democrats to destroy Donald Trump via the government shutdown on immigration, which is actually a shutdown on the budget. But this was a giant bomb. It was a bigger bomb than we even calculated yesterday. An afternoon and night of consulting the Drive-By Media, indicates that they are so ashamed and so embarrassed by the performance of Schumer and the Democrats, they’re not holding back. They are launching into the Democrats about what a bonehead move it was. And they are writing about the Democrats the way Republicans...
  • Trump thanks 'Crazy Jim Acosta' after tweet that Schumer 'caved'

    01/23/2018 7:59:16 AM PST · by servo1969 · 24 replies
    Fox News ^ | 1-23-2018 | Brooke Singman
    In what may be a first, President Trump thanked longtime media nemesis “Crazy Jim Acosta” early Tuesday -- for seemingly acknowledging that the end of the government shutdown was a win for the Trump White House. Even Crazy Jim Acosta of Fake News CNN agrees: “Trump World and WH sources dancing in end zone: Trump wins again...Schumer and Dems caved...gambled and lost.” Thank you for your honesty Jim! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 23, 2018 Despite Trump’s expression of gratitude toward the CNN White House correspondent, Acosta appeared to just be quoting the White House and Trump surrogates. “Trump...