Sep 07 2017
A Democratic aide who was briefed on the meeting told The Washington Examiner that budget discussions between GOP and Democratic leadership came to a screeching halt when the first daughter dropped by like she's the wacky neighbor on a sitcom. Democrats insisted on a three-month increase, only to be joined by Trump.
The remarkable turn of events left Republican congressional leaders, in control of both chambers of the legislative branch, "shell-shocked" and "visibly annoyed", and showcased how a President who also authored "The Art of the Deal" actually cuts one.
House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi and Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer on Wednesday said they would back the Harvey aid if it is linked to a three-month debt increase, not the longer term debt hike that Republicans are seeking.
The House-passed bill would provide $7.4 billion for the Federal Emergency Management Agency and $450,000 for the Small Business Administration.
Some of the must-pass legislation lawmakers face include a debt ceiling increase and a government funding bill by the end of the month.
GOP leaders also hope to use the aid bill to increase the US debt limit to permit the government to borrow freely again to cover its bills. "We agreed to a three-month extension on debt ceiling, which they consider to be sacred - very important - always we'll agree on debt ceiling automatically because of the importance of it". It protects members of Congress from casting multiple votes on the politically unpopular legislation over a short period of time and especially in the run-up to the 2018 congressional elections, and it lends added stability to financial markets.
"Republican leaders pushed for [an] 18-month debt limit hike, then floated 6 months".
USA military options on North Korea 'very ugly'
In 2016, USA companies exported $169.3 billion in goods to China and China exported $478.9 billion in goods to the United States. Security Council is slated to hold an emergency meeting Monday in the wake of North Korea's latest act of aggression.
Texas fans throw objects on field during loss to Maryland
The lack of short yardage success was a combination of not establishing a running game and putting too much on Shane Buechele . In the previous three matchups between the Terrapins and Longhorns, Texas outscored Maryland by a combined score of 102-0.
Pres. Rouhani felicitates Muslim leaders on Eid al-Adha
Eid al-Adha is one of the two main holidays in Islam (the other being Eid al-Fitr, which commemorates the end of Ramadan). However, as Ibrahim slashed the throat of his son, he found that an angel had replaced Ishmael with a goat.
In addition to attaching the debt ceiling to the Harvey aid, a report from Axios' Jonathan Swan said GOP leadership is also considering attaching a continuing resolution (CR) to fund the government to the package.
The U.S. House voted Wednesday to fund nearly $8 billion for Hurricane Harvey relief, with full support from the Texas delegation.
Trump interjected and sided with the Democrats, eventually sealing the deal with a three-month suspension of the limit, a three-month funding bill, and a package for Hurricane Harvey relief.
At least one Republican senator, Ben Sasse of Nebraska, swiftly lashed out at the news, issuing a terse statement: "The Pelosi-Schumer-Trump deal is bad". But while the Democratic offer could make up for lost conservative votes, it would mean revisiting the debt-ceiling debate in just three months, an option some lawmakers want to avoid.
" We had a very good meeting with Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer", Trump told reporters on the presidential aircraft, not offering any mention of Ryan or McConnell, who also were present.
Congress must raise the debt ceiling by the end of September to prevent the government from defaulting on its obligations. But if the group decides to vote against the bill, it could exacerbate tensions among House Republicans and raise the specter that the bill could pass without a majority of the majority party - violating an informal rule that House Speaker Paul D. Ryan (R-Wis.) had pledged to adhere to when he became speaker in 2015.
Sep 07 2017
Alabama close to being a unanimous No. 1 in both polls
College football is back! Once again, the only Group of Five team in the Top 25 is USF, which dropped from No. 19 to No. 21. Florida State fell to No. 10 in the AP Poll and No. 9 in the Coaches Poll .
Sep 06 2017
CD Projekt RED Releases The Witcher 10th Anniversary Video
Game developer CD Projekt RED has released a new video celebrating 10 years of The Witcher video game series. CD Projekt Red has previously stated that Wild Hunt will mark the end of its time adapting The Witcher .
Sep 04 2017
Fairytale romance: Japanese princess gives up her royal status to marry commoner
They happened to sit nearby at a briefing session on the university's student exchange program, and subsequently began dating. Prince Hisahito is now third in line to the throne after his uncle, Crown Prince Naruhito, and his father Prince Akishino .
Sep 03 2017
No. 4 USC escapes Western Michigan's upset bid
They helped offset an up-and-down performance from preseason Heisman Trophy candidate quarterback Sam Darnold . USC went on to win the game, 49-31, with Olson's extra point being the exclamation mark on the victory.
Sep 02 2017
Markit US Manufacturing PMI Weakens in August
New contracts predominately came from the domestic market, although exports remained strong, if down on July's near-record high. Both input costs and output prices rose further, with the latter hitting an eight month high, according to Zhong.
Sep 02 2017
Microsoft's Windows 10 Fall Creators Update rollout to kick off October 17
Inputs will also change, with support for eye-tracking and the ability to more widely and more easily use digital pens. Its predecessor, Windows 10 Anniversary Update, a k a 1607 for July 2016, didn't begin rolling out until August .
Sep 02 2017
Steven Gerrard backs Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain to thrive at Liverpool
The FC crew break down Arsenal's inability to add big players and sell unhappy stars during the summer transfer window. And below is a leaked photo of the 24-year-old seemingly completing the formalities while dressed in Liverpool attire.
Sep 01 2017
Guillem Balague reveals three Arsenal players spoke to Thomas Lemar above move
Those bids were also rejected by the principality club, before they eventually accepted a Deadline Day bid of £92million from Arsenal .
Aug 31 2017
Agrees to Private Interview With Senate Judiciary Committee
In July, the Judiciary Committee called on Trump Jr.to testify about Russia's attempted meddling in the presidential race. The son of the President of the United States will answer questions of representatives of the Senate .
Aug 31 2017
Corinne Olympios Speaks out on 'Bachelor in Paradise'
Jackson and Olympios did not return. "I am a victim and have spent the last week trying to make sense of what happened on June 4". Corinne Olympios wants DeMario Jackson to know that she's "sorry" for what happened on the " Bachelor In Paradise " island.
Sep 06 2017Skill development minister Rajiv Pratap Rudy resigns - reshuffle round the corner?
Sep 04 2017Cowboys specialist Tim Zaleski whiffs on punt attempt
Sep 03 2017Johnson outshines Spieth and McIlroy at TPC Boston
Sep 02 2017India's growth rate slows as new sales tax confuses firms
Sep 02 2017Rohingya women, children die in desperate boat escape from Myanmar
Sep 02 2017Modi Ministry Reshuffle: 'P & N' Formula May Decide Fate of Ministers
Sep 01 2017The Oval evacuated over 'crossbow bolt' in ground
Sep 01 2017President Trump, "I Do Not Want to Be Disappointed" on Tax Reform
Sep 01 2017Vermont water rescue team heads to Texas
Aug 31 2017Erdogan guards face three new indictments over Washington DC brawl
Sep 06 2017Brock Osweiler signs with Denver Broncos
Sep 05 2017Spine-Tingling Behind The Scenes Footage Of Conor McGregor's Dressing Room
Sep 05 2017Ezekiel Elliott Suspension Could Be Reduced
Sep 04 2017Cambodian opposition leader arrested for treason
Sep 02 2017US Open: Federer survives another 5-set marathon
Sep 02 2017Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain Signs for Liverpool
Sep 02 2017U.S. says Russian relationship in 'downward spiral'
Sep 01 2017Angels close to trading for Justin Upton, per report
Sep 01 2017Paulo Dybala to Barcelona practically impossible: Focus on Philippe Coutinho
Sep 01 2017Colonial Pipeline shuts down Line 1 and 2
Sep 01 2017Controversial Milwaukee County sheriff David Clarke resigns
Aug 31 2017Microsoft Cortana, Amazon Alexa to Work Together