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President Donald Trump invited Democrats and Republicans to lunch Tuesday to negotiate a compromise that would secure the southern border and re-open the federal government, but, according to the White House, it was a one-sided affair. “As Senator Schumer and Speaker Pelosi refuse to negotiate, President Donald J. Trump and his team are working
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A passenger managed to smuggle a firearm aboard a plane leaving Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport on Jan. 3, the Transportation Security Administration announced over the weekend, leading many to wonder if the government shutdown is to blame for the security breech. TSA agents, who police security checkpoints at every passenger airport in the U.S., are
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Republicans are quietly orchestrating a large immigration bill that would fund the border wall, but entice Democrats with some concessions, according to a report from CNN’s Manu Raju. Raju reported that the deal would included $5.7 billion for the border wall that President Donald Trump has promised for more than two years, and it would
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President Donald Trump made his case to the nation in a prime time televised speech for the border wall, while blaming Democrats for the government shutdown and citing the dangers of illegal immigration. Trump referred to the “tragic reality” of illegal immigration, and said he was dedicated to stopping the humanitarian crisis. The president also
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Meteorologist and Cato Institute adjunct scholar Ryan Maue says he sees no evidence the government shutdown is crippling the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) premier weather model. “I do not find evidence (as of yet) for this claim in my verification statistics for the NOAA global weather model,” Maue tweeted Monday, referring to a
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Posted by: A.F. Branco in Political Cartoons January 7, 2019 Trump wants a border for national security, Pelosi and Schumer only want to obstruct Trump. Where’s the middle ground. Political Cartoon by A.F. Branco ©2019. See more Branco toons HERE Get his latest book, “Make America Laugh Again: Vol. 2 HERE (Article Continues Below
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The Trump administration has frozen pay raises for Vice President Mike Pence, Cabinet members, and select appointees amid the partial government shutdown, the White House announced Friday evening. Has this happened before? Mainstream media decried the possible pay hikes but later admitted that House Republicans initiated a freeze on raises for senior-level officials back in
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The Department of Homeland Security is pushing back against a CNN report that claimed Transportation Security Administration agents have staged a “sick out” — and thereby potentially compromising airport security — because they are required to work during the partial government shutdown, despite not being paid. What did CNN claim? Citing “two senior agency officials
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Transportation Security Administration officers are calling out from work in higher numbers as the government shutdown continues and forces them to work without pay, according to CNN. A federal worker pay period ended Friday, meaning workers could begin missing paychecks if the shutdown continues. They were paid last week and would normally get paid again
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The American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) sued the Trump administration Monday for “essential” government employees being “forced” to work without pay. Many federal employees designated as “essential” personnel are working through the government shutdown but may miss regular paychecks until Congress and President Donald Trump agree on a spending package. The AFGE suit,
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The government shutdown is threatening to derail a Federal Trade Commission investigation into Facebook’s use of people’s private information, The Washington Post reported Friday, citing former government officials. The FTC has been investigating whether the company violated a consent order it made in 2011 promising to notify people when their private information is handled
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Here’s how the Opposition Media’s beloved “bipartisan cooperation” works among the residents of Incumbentstan here in Washington, DC. Republicans join leftists to proudly pass a “prison reform” bill that is of absolutely no importance to the conservative base that keeps Washington country club conservatives in office. But all passage of “prison reform” really proves
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