Jan 07 2019
Federal agencies have been directed to hold off enacting pay raises for top administration officials during a government shutdown that has left hundreds of thousands of federal workers without pay.
The raises - an additional $10,000 a year - were set to go into effect because a pay freeze for top federal officials, including Vice President Mike Pence and cabinet secretaries, was reportedly due to expire Saturday, January 5. In fact, in a meeting with congressional leaders right before the press conference, he cursed a lot, The Washington Post reports: "The president often used profanity during the meeting, apologizing to Pelosi at one point for cursing so much, according to [an unnamed "official familiar with the exchange"]". Under the provision, high-ranking officials would have their pay rates frozen, even though the federal schedule of pay raises would increase. She had said the administration was "exploring options to prevent this from being implemented while some federal workers are furloughed". Congress enacted a law capping pay for top federal executives in 2013 and renewed it each year. Pence said ahead of the meeting.
Appearing on Tucker Carlson Tonight, the vice president reiterated what has been the Trump's administration stance on border wall funding for the past 13 days during which the Federal government has been shutdown.
While the United States military and other major agencies are still fully funded, the impasse has left 800,000 government workers from other departments furloughed or working without pay.
Trump says he fired Mattis, who left over Syria
Mattis had strongly held beliefs about maintaining and respecting allies, which he cited in his resignation letter to Trump. Acrimony between Trump and prominent former military leaders has spilled into the open in the wake of Mattis' resignation.
'Stranger Things' creators release new teaser, announce premiere date
At the end of the teaser, the release date Stranger Things 3 is revealed to be. drum roll, please. Good news, Stranger Things fans: we've finally got a release date for the show's third season .
Floyd Mayweather Embarrassingly Knocks Out Tenshin Nasukawa In First Round
Nasukawa entered the ring with a 28-0 kickboxing record and 4-0 MMA record. "I'm still 50-0", according to ESPN's Ariel Helwani. The discrepancy in the rules and Mayweather's dominance in terms of weight could naturally not go unnoticed on Twitter .
The newly Democrat-controlled House is refusing to add the funding into its legislation.
The White House and a spokesperson for the vice president did not respond to requests for comment from the Post. But that legislation is said to be dead on arrival in the Senate, where Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., says he will not vote on a bill the president will not sign.
"We're not doing a wall", the California Democrat said emphatically. "We reaffirmed @POTUS' commitment to secure the border, build the wall, keep Americans safe & reopen gov't".
On social media, critics were incensed Friday at the hypocrisy of cabinet members collecting raises while employees go without any pay at all.
Jan 06 2019
India hits back after President Trump's jibe on Afghanistan
India has pledged more than $3 billion in aid and is now implementing several high-impact development projects across Afghanistan. For India, these developments may appear discouraging, but a more pragmatic view is necessary to deal with all possible outcomes.
Jan 05 2019
Christian Eriksen: Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino says deal would be 'fantastic'
Spurs occupy the third position in the premier league table with 48 points from 21 games. I think I was sacked a few years ago.
Jan 05 2019
Rocky Mountain National Park Sanitation Upkeep Goes Unaddressed Amid Government Shutdown
Already, services are limited due to the lapse in federal appropriations caused by the government shutdown . The Generals Highway closed this evening at Hospital Rock in Sequoia National Park.
Jan 03 2019
Tesla Shares Plummet as Company Misses Vehicle Delivery Estimates - Again
Tesla's cars are some of the most popular electric vehicles out there, but there's no denying that they are also pretty expensive. But some bearish investors are likely interpreting it as a move to stimulate demand, said Wedbush analyst Dan Ives.
Dec 30 2018
Firmino Ends Arsenal Defenders' Careers Before Scoring Unreal Goal
Mane made it 3-1 on 32 minutes when Salah cushioned a cross perfectly into the Senegalese's path to side-foot high into the net. Firmino walked off with the match ball at the end of it but Salah and Mane were similarly impressive.
Dec 29 2018
Miley Cyrus Shares Stunning Wedding Photos With Liam Hemsworth
They were together for three years and got engaged during that period too but called quits on their relationship in 2013. Hemsworth, in turn, claimed to Men's Fitness in 2015 that being with Cyrus was "an important part of my life".
Dec 29 2018
Cristiano Ronaldo shows support for Koulibaly after racist abuse
Meanwhile, Milan mayor Guiseppe Sala apologised to Koulibaly for the abuse, asking the 27-year-old for forgiveness. It occurred during Napoli's defeat against Inter at the Stadio Giuseppe Meazza , which he was shown a red card in.
Dec 28 2018
Saudi king orders major reshuffle of top government posts
His critics point to USA intelligence reports and say an operation like this could not have happened without his knowledge. Khashoggi was murdered at the Saudi consul general in Istanbul, which is administered by the foreign ministry.
Dec 28 2018
U.S. Stocks Drop Sharply Amid Continued Volatility
But despite evidence that the U.S. economy remains robust, this year could still mark the first bear market in close to a decade. Canada's main stock index rose almost 2 percent at open on Thursday, helped by broad-based gains across all major sectors.
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.
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