Jul 30 2018
President Donald Trump threatened to shut down the federal government in a tweet on Sunday, calling for Democrats to support his administration's "immigration reform" policies.
"I would be willing to "shut down" government if the Democrats do not give us the votes for Border Security, which includes the Wall!", said Trump.
Trump's tweet came days after the government said more than 1,800 children separated from their parents at the U.S. -Mexico border had been reunited with their families Nonetheless, hundreds remain separated.
'Must get rid of Lottery, Catch & Release etc. and finally go to system of Immigration based on MERIT!'
In May, Trump suggested "closing up the country for a while" if he did not get his wall.
US House Speaker Paul Ryan said that $1.6bn had already been agreed on for the wall, and lawmakers were mulling another request for $5bn.
A disruption in federal government operations in the months before November congressional elections could backfire on Trump if voters blame Republicans, who control Congress, for the interruption in services.
Congress ultimately passed a spending bill in March that funded the government through September.
Some Republican lawmakers doubted the government would be forced to shut down.
President Trump threatens shutdown over wall, immigration
Lawmakers met with Trump last week to discuss the appropriations process to fund the government by the September deadline. Trump has requested US$25 billion to build a wall along the southern U.S. border with Mexico.
Syrian army pushes into Quneitra province
A second group of White Helmets and their families has been unable to reach the border, a Canadian government source told AFP . Israel's Haaretz daily said the evacuees also included orphans who had been injured in the Syrian fighting.
Trump reacts to Cohen tape: "Your favorite president did nothing wrong!"
The source close to Cohen says that message was meant to send a clear message about the President's fitness for the job. McDougal has said she began a almost year-long affair with Trump in 2006 shortly after his wife, Melania, gave birth.
In recent months, the president has moved to make immigration far more hard that it already is, including separating families seeking asylum, often shipping children of immigrant parents to separate facilities.
House Republicans released a spending bill this month that provides $5 billion ($7b NZ) next year to build Trump's wall. "The president, I think, wants us to have policies that work for America and work for Americans, and I think that's what we are going to move forward with".
The $5 billion is well above the $1.6 billion in the Senate version of the bill, which would finance the Homeland Security Department.
Two leading Democrats - Reps.
The President's attitudes on immigration, as well as his insistence on a wall along the southern border, were hallmarks of his campaign, and themes he regularly returns to.
The Republican president has made tougher immigration laws a centerpiece of his administration, from the first ill-fated travel ban on people from predominantly Muslim nations to the current battle raging over the separation of illegal immigrant children from their parents at the U.S. -Mexico border.
Trump then claimed the United States has the "dumbest" and "worst" immigration laws in the world.
Trump's latest attacks against US immigrants entering the USA illegally - majority from Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras - comes as his administration continues to deal with the fallout of his "zero tolerance" policy of weeks ago in which more than 2,500 children were separated from their parents as they crossed into the United States.
Jul 30 2018
Three dead and seven hospitalized after a shooting in New Orleans
In the 2800 block of Louisiana Avenue , crime tape was in place at a house and officers stood on the front porch. Authorities have also yet to disclose any information about the suspects in the shooting.
Jul 26 2018
Deschamps, Zidane on FIFA Coach of the Year shortlist
A host of national team coaches have been selected in the nomination process in the wake of their exploits in the 2018 FIFA World Cup .
Jul 25 2018
Tesla pushes suppliers to return payments
The race to get the Model 3 going may have added unexpected costs in the second quarter. The appeal was reportedly made as part of a wider effort to make Tesla profitable.
Jul 23 2018
Class-action suits claim OSU ignored doctor's alleged sex abuse
Several former wrestlers accused Jordan of doing nothing after hearing reports that Strauss was sexually abusing wrestlers. Speaking on "America's Newsroom", Jordan told Bill Hemmer that wrestlers and coaches alike have expressed the same stance.
Jul 23 2018
Woods sparkles with a 66 at Open
Justin Rose was about 18 feet away from going home Friday when he made the birdie putt on the 18th to make the cut on the number. The Englishman, who had only edged his way past the cut, sunk seven birdies to go within two shots of the leaders at four under.
Jul 22 2018
Trump defends efforts to build a rapport with Putin
In a stunning turn of events, President Donald Trump has invited Russia's Vladimir Putin to the White House this fall. People were speculating whether Putin had some sort of leverage over Trump that was making him behave in this manner.
Jul 21 2018
17 dead after duck boat capsizes in Missouri lake during storm
An amphibious vehicle carrying tourists on a Missouri lake capsized and sank on Thursday night, killing as many as 11 people. On the road, the vehicles ride high and take up a great deal of space, and it's hard for drivers to see what's around them.
Jul 21 2018
Julen Lopetegui warns Real Madrid board over Eden Hazard pursuit
Cech is undoubtedly a Chelsea legend but made seven errors leading to goals in the Premier League last term. A professional and ethical attitude is very important, more than apologies.
Jul 19 2018
Groenewegen takes Tour stage, Porte gains
The Tasmanian was left in tears on the side of the road after he crashed out of the race with a fractured right clavicle. While it wasn't rainy and muddy like in April for the Paris-Roubaix race, the heat and sun made it dry and dusty.
Jul 19 2018
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