Dec 25 2018
Over the weekend, Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell (R) of Kentucky said the chamber wouldn't reconvene until December 27, and acting chief of staff Mick Mulvaney said Sunday that it's possible the shutdown could go on until after the New Year.
"I am in the White House, working hard", the Republican president tweeted.
"We are negotiating with the Democrats on desperately needed Border Security (Gangs, Drugs, Human Trafficking & more) but it could be a long stay".
As part of those talks on Saturday, Vice President Mike Pence offered to drop the demand for $5 billion for a border wall, substituting instead $2.1 billion, ABC News reported, citing unnamed sources.
Democrats are staunchly opposed, and in the absence of a deal, federal funds for dozens of agencies lapsed.
The Senate adjourned Saturday afternoon with no deal to re-open the government, and while there will be a pro forma Senate session on Monday, the next actual session is not scheduled until Thursday.
"So President Trump, if you want to open the government, you must abandon the wall, plain and simple", said Schumer.
More than half of those employees deemed essential, including U.S. Secret Service agents and Transportation Security Administration agents, must work without pay, though retroactive pay is expected.
The resulting stalemate resulted in a partial government shutdown over the weekend when senators couldn't agree on a funding package to keep a quarter of the federal budget flowing. The Mexican Government has said it would not fund the wall.
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.
Bipartisan criminal justice reform passed overwhelmingly by Senate
For example, the Koch brothers-backed group, Americans for Prosperity, applauded senators for putting "policy ahead of politics". An array of liberal and conservative advocacy groups rallied in support of the bill. "That is not respectful of crime victims".
Former NASA engineer gets revenge on porch pirates with glitter bomb
But when they told him it wasn't worth their time and effort to do anything about it, he knew he'd need to get his own revenge. Former NASA engineer Mark Rober , however, came up with a very novel idea involving an Apple HomePod retail box.
January 3 is the day that the new Congress will convene and the Democrats will take over the House of Representatives, after winning it in the polls in November.
Republicans were saddled with the blame, but most Americans suffered relatively minor inconveniences like closed parks and delays in processing passport applications.
Former assistant secretary of state for President George W. Bush weighs in on the partial government shutdown. Chris Van Hollen and Ben Cardin, who represent Maryland, where many DC-area federal employees live. "The president wanted the shutdown, but he seems not to know how to get himself out of it".
However, the Democrats - and some Republicans - have made clear they will not vote for Trump's cherished border wall. The House is likely to follow suit.
Both the House and Senate opened but there were no signs of progress in negotiations, which had only been happening at the staff level.
Obama, while a junior senator in his only term, said during a 2006 floor speech that the bill provided 'better fences and better security along our borders, ' and predicted it would 'help stem some of the tide of illegal immigration in this country'.
But on Friday, he said he hoped the shutdown would not last long.
"This is our only chance that we'll ever have, in our opinion, because of the world and the way it breaks out, to get great border security", Mr Trump said last Friday.
Trump tweeted no less than 10 times on Monday to lash out at opponents of the wall project and to renew his verbal assaults on the Federal Reserve, which he blames for growing jitters over the U.S. economy.
With lawmakers like Meadows and prominent conservative commentators demanding that the president stick to his campaign promises, Trump would not budge on his wall.
Dec 23 2018
Dow ends 2.0% lower amid fears of government shutdown
The market swoon is coming even as the USA economy is on track to expand this year at the fastest pace in more than a decade. The index is now down more than 10 percent for December, putting it on track for its worst monthly loss in nearly a decade.
Dec 21 2018
Russia's Putin - nothing to stop us adding other states to nuclear pact
There is only one aim: "to hold back Russia's development", he said, later lamenting that ties with Britain were at a "dead end". He drew skepticism even from state TV as he touted the year's growth outlook of 1.8 percent and an upturn in household incomes.
Dec 20 2018
Japan plans first aircraft carriers since World War II
It was unclear whether the F-2 successor would be made-in-Japan or jointly developed. The conversion should be completed within five years.
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.
Dec 19 2018
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will spend Christmas morning apart
Our source added: "Meghan wasn't happy when she found out what Harry had been up to in Germany". Meghan is wearing the gorgeous halter-neck gown she changed into after her wedding dress.
Dec 18 2018
Federal judge strikes down Obamacare as unconstitutional, Trump praises decision
There is not now a viable alternative to the law that can pass the House and Senate and get signed into law by President Trump . Some health-care law experts were quick to critique the judge's reasoning and predicted the ruling will be overturned.
Dec 18 2018
Catriona Gray: 'I'll forever be your Miss Philippines'
Heart-racing adventures, like zipline, are always game for her. She is a 24-year-old with a Master's in music theory. She is the fourth Filipina to win the competition.
Dec 17 2018
Arsenal boss Unai Emery admits January transfer window will be hard
Unai Emery has made ten changes to the side that beat Qarabag in the Europa League as Arsenal prepare to take on Southampton at St.
Dec 15 2018
7-year-old Guatemalan girl dies in Texas in Border Patrol custody
Customs and Border Protection officials say the girl was an unaccompanied minor, meaning she did not have parents with her. On Dec. 6, Jakelin, her father and the rest of their group went to a closed port of entry to cross illegally into the U.S.
Dec 14 2018
France Yellow Vest protest: President Macron vows HUGE €100 pay rise
The government was forced to suspend a fuel tax last week, addressing the original reason for the demonstrations. The crucial impact of Yellow Vest protests was admitted in a survey published by the Bank of France on Monday.
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