US Politics in Trump era Public date: 29.08.2019 01:16:39

26 Jan 2019

Trump Agrees to Reopen Government for 3 Weeks in Surprise Retreat From Wall

President Trump agreed Friday to reopen the federal government for three weeks while negotiations proceeded over how to secure the nation’s southwestern border, backing down after a month-long standoff failed to force Democrats to give him billions of dollars for his long-promised wall.
President Trump agreed Friday to reopen the federal government for three weeks while negotiations proceeded over how to...

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25 Jan 2019

How Every Senator Voted on Ending the Government Shutdown

Senators rejected two competing bills to end the government shutdown on Thursday. There were signs of bipartisanship: Six Republicans supported the Democratic bill for two weeks of funding. One Democrat voted for President Trump’s proposal for a border wall.
Senators rejected two competing bills to end the government shutdown on Thursday. There were signs of bipartisanship:...
22 Jan 2019

Shutdown in U.S., slowing growth in China fuel concerns over global economy

Fears are rising about the state of the world’s biggest economies, with China posting its worst annual growth in decades and the United States injecting more uncertainty with tariffs and a lengthy government shutdown. China reported Monday that its economy expanded at 6.6 percent last year — a figure that would be good for many countries but represents the slowest growth for China in 28 years.
Fears are rising about the state of the world’s biggest economies, with China posting its worst annual growth in...
16 Jan 2019

‘A crisis like we’ve never seen’: Native communities shed light on government shutdown’s impacts

In the first congressional hearing at which Native members of Congress were present, Democratic representatives on Tuesday heard directly from Native American communities that are being devastated by the ongoing partial government shutdown, which this week became the longest in U.S. history.
In the first congressional hearing at which Native members of Congress were present, Democratic representatives on...
16 Jan 2019

Warning of ‘Catastrophic Event,’ Air Traffic Controllers Union Official Says Flying ‘Absolutely’ Less Safe Due to Trump Shutdown

With the record-long government shutdown over President Donald Trump's demand for border wall funding now in its fourth week, an official representing the National Air Traffic Controllers Association appeared on CNN on Wednesday to issue an alarming warning: Flying is "absolutely" less safe now than it was before the shutdown began.
With the record-long government shutdown over President Donald Trump's demand for border wall funding now in its fourth...

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15 Jan 2019

President Trump Rejects Proposal to Temporarily Reopen the Government

President Trump said on Monday that he has rejected a proposal by Senator Lindsey Graham of South Carolina to temporarily reopen the government in an effort to jump-start talks with Democratic lawmakers on funding a border wall. Mr. Trump, advisers said, has refused to allow his acting chief of staff, Mick Mulvaney, or anyone else negotiating on his behalf to compromise on his demand for $5.7 billion in border wall funding. That has led to awkward moments in front of congressional leaders.
President Trump said on Monday that he has rejected a proposal by Senator Lindsey Graham of South Carolina to...
15 Jan 2019

‘Senior Trump Official’ On Shutdown: ‘We Do Not Want Most Employees To Return’

An unnamed “senior official in the Trump administration” wrote in an anonymous Daily Caller op-ed Monday that the record-breaking 24-day partial government shutdown “is an opportunity to strip wasteful government agencies for good.”
An unnamed “senior official in the Trump administration” wrote in an anonymous Daily Caller op-ed Monday that the...

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10 Jan 2019

Trump Storms Out of White House Meeting with Democrats on Shutdown

President Trump slammed his hand on a table and stormed out of a White House meeting with congressional leaders on Wednesday after Speaker Nancy Pelosi of California said she would not fund a wall along the southern border, dramatically escalating the confrontation over the government shutdown.
President Trump slammed his hand on a table and stormed out of a White House meeting with congressional leaders on...
9 Jan 2019

As shutdown stalls farm bailout, Trump team extends deadline

The government shutdown has stalled President Trump’s program to send billions of dollars to farmers hurt by the trade war with China, as the Agriculture Department office responsible for administering the payouts is closed for lack of funding. On Tuesday, Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue announced that the department has extended the deadline for farmers to apply for bailout payments. The application window was slated to close Jan. 15, but Perdue said Tuesday that the deadline will be extended, at minimum, weeks after the shutdown ends.
The government shutdown has stalled President Trump’s program to send billions of dollars to farmers hurt by the trade...

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7 Jan 2019

Domestic Violence Shelters Scramble To Keep Doors Open Amid Shutdown

Domestic violence shelters across the country are cobbling together funds to keep their doors open as the government shutdown hits the two-week mark. Most shelters pay their staff, rent and expenses out of pocket, and are repaid with federal funds at the end of each month, Kim Gandy, the president of the National Network to End Domestic Violence explained.
Domestic violence shelters across the country are cobbling together funds to keep their doors open as the government...
6 Jan 2019

U.S. Senate’s First Bill, in Midst of Shutdown, is a Bipartisan Defense of the Israeli Government from Boycotts

In the 2019 GOP-controlled Senate, the first bill to be considered – S.1 – is not designed to protect American workers, bolster U.S. companies, or address the various debates over border security and immigration. It’s not a bill to open the government. Instead, according to multiple sources involved in the legislative process, S.1 will be a compendium containing a handful of foreign-policy related measures, a main one of which is a provision, with Florida’s GOP Sen. Marco Rubio as a lead sponsor, to defend the Israeli government. The bill is a top legislative priority for AIPAC.
In the 2019 GOP-controlled Senate, the first bill to be considered – S.1 – is not designed to protect American...
29 Dec 2018

‘Pouring Salt Into the Wound’ Amid Shutdown, Trump Signs Executive Order Freezing Pay of Nearly 2 Million Federal Workers

With hundreds of thousands of federal employees currently furloughed or working without pay due to the ongoing government shutdown, President Donald Trump delivered another blow to struggling workers on Friday by signing an executive order that will freeze the pay of around two million public employees in 2019.
With hundreds of thousands of federal employees currently furloughed or working without pay due to the ongoing...

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