Dec 30 2018
Negotiations on lifting that partial government shutdown, perhaps by providing some border security funding, have sputtered out and no new debate is scheduled before next Wednesday.
No progress is being reported on ending the partial closure that began December 22 and entered its seventh day Friday.
At the heart of the stalemate is Trump's demand for $5 billion in funding for his proposed wall at the U.S. -Mexico border. After the Senate failed to sign the bill following approval by the lower chamber, the U.S. government went into a partial shutdown.
If Trump's standoff with Democrats over a wall at the US-Mexico border continues, all workers in the nine departments and dozens of agencies affected by the closure will miss their next paycheck on January 11. "Congress should be doing everything in its power to get the government up and running again".
Pelosi and her lieutenants plan to pass a funding bill that could reopen the government as soon as new members are sworn in because they believe they have the upper hand in the shutdown fight, the website said.
"For the White House to try and blame anyone but the president for this shutdown doesn't pass the laugh test", said Justin Goodman, a spokesman for Schumer. In an interview with USA Today before Christmas, Pelosi accused Trump of using "scare tactics" to build support for the border wall.
"Call it anything", he added, "barrier, fence, I won't say the "w" word". "We do not want to be rash", he said.
There's little indication of any imminent agreement to resolve the standoff as the new Congress is set to convene next week. Democrats said the White House offered $2.5 billion for border security, but that Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer told Vice President Mike Pence it wasn't acceptable.
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Mourinho also spoke briefly to Sky Sports News on Wednesday, having been doorstepped near his London home. Then it's not my business, what happened at another club.
Rep. Gerry Connolly on Friday warned President Trump that following through on a threat to close the southern border would be a disaster - both economically and politically. The Senate and House held brief sessions on Thursday but took no votes.
"We will be forced to close the Southern Border entirely if the Obstructionist Democrats do not give us the money to finish the Wall & also change the ridiculous immigration laws that our Country is saddled with", Trump said in a morning tweet.
No votes were scheduled this week in the House or Senate as congressional leaders agreed to not bring a bill to the floor unless it was agreed to between Democrats and President Trump.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., and Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., returned to their home states. No moves were made to end the continuing impasse, which has left hundreds of thousands of federal workers either on unpaid leave or not knowing when they'll be paid.
On Friday, Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen embarked on a two-day tour of border stations in El Paso, Texas, and Yuma, Ariz., in the wake of the deaths of two migrant children who were detained by DHS after traveling from Guatemala.
Independent agencies, including the Securities and Exchange Commission, are also affected.
As talks with Schumer ground to a stop and almost 800,000 federal workers wonder how long they might be going without paychecks, White House officials have slowly turned their public relations efforts toward Pelosi. "And the president must exercise the decorum expected from the White House - even from his Twitter account".
Dec 29 2018
US Stocks Stage Furious Late-Day Rally, Erase Big Drop in Dow
The Toronto Stock Exchange was closed on Wednesday along with markets in Europe , Hong Kong and Australia. Despite recent market swings, there is a good chance that stocks will continue to rise going into 2019.
Dec 27 2018
Trump's Christmas Message to Democrats: We Need That Wall
Border patrol agents - along with other Department of Homeland Security personnel - are among those working without pay. Border Patrol, says that while the organization does not support the shutdown, it does support the border wall.
Dec 27 2018
Kate Middleton And Meghan Markle Share Sweet Moment At Royals’ Christmas Service
The announcement of the move has sparked claims of a feud between Meghan and Kate , with the pair reportedly not getting on well. They are expected to join the Duke and Duchess of Sussex for the annual church service at St Mary Magdalene on Christmas Day.
Dec 26 2018
Girl still believes after Santa challenge from Trump
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Dec 25 2018
US shutdown could stretch into January, Trump aide warns
However, the Democrats - and some Republicans - have made clear they will not vote for Trump's cherished border wall. Democrats are staunchly opposed, and in the absence of a deal, federal funds for dozens of agencies lapsed.
Dec 23 2018
Matt Kemp, Yasiel Puig & Alex Wood Traded To Reds
Soria was 3-1 with a 4.09 ERA last season after being acquired in July by the Milwaukee Brewers from the Chicago White Sox . In return, the Dodgers will get right-handed pitcher Homer Bailey , backup catcher/infielder Kyle Farmer and two prospects.
Dec 22 2018
Carabao Cup semifinals set: Spurs-Chelsea Manchester City-Burton Albion
Leicester forward Jamie Vardy should return from the groin injury that kept him out of the midweek League Cup exit. We played a good match against City and against Brighton we were risky for 60 minutes.
Dec 21 2018
Der Spiegel's star reporter 'faked stories' for years
Relotius, who has admitted to faking some of his reporting, had written dozens of articles for Der Spiegel since 2011. Der Spiegel's motto is "Say it like it is". "I am sick and I need to get help", he was quoted as saying.
Dec 21 2018
We Have Some Very Gay Feelings About Tessa Thompson's "MIB" Look
But even with all that added star power, the trailer makes it clear that this is first and foremost Thompson's movie. It also stars Liam Neeson , Emma Thompson , Kumail Nanjiani , Rebecca Ferguson and Rafe Spall .
Dec 19 2018
India captain Virat Kohli 'looking silly' after verbals with Australia in Perth
The struggles of the Australian batsmen were a far cry from the command of Kohli as he anchored his team's first innings. Incidentally, Kohli was the captain in that game too, though as a stand-in.
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