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Pelosi urges House Democrats to continue government shutdown

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) urged House Democrats to vote against the Senate-passed bill that will end the government shutdown architected by Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer. “We have not yet protected our courageous young DREAMers. Not only should we protect them, we should embrace them, value them, and we should be grateful for the inspiration they are to America,” Pelosi said on the ...

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#SchumerShutdown becomes #SchumerSellout as progressives turn on Senate Democrats

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Progressive activists are unhappy with Senate Democrats after all but 16 of them voted to reopen the government without a deal giving amnesty to a huge group of illegal aliens. Schumer agreed to end the shutdown with nothing but a date change to show for it. Murshed Zaheed, political director of the liberal group CREDO Action, said Democrats’ decision shows ...

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Senate passes first vote to reopen government; Democrats only got a date change

Chuck Schumer mad

The U.S. Senate pulled together the 60-plus votes needed to allow a 3-week funding measure to reach the floor on Monday – the first step to ending the Democrat-led shutdown of the U.S. government. The cloture vote, which ends debate and allows a bill to progress to a floor vote, passed by an 81-18 margin. Now the measure goes to ...

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Noon Senate vote to reopen the government in trouble

U.S. Senate Votes on Betsy DeVos

The Senate has scheduled a procedural vote to end the government shutdown for Noon Monday, but the prospects for passage are grim. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced the vote saying, “In two hours, every senator can vote to end this government shutdown.” But the architect of the shutdown, Senate Minority Leader Chuch Schumer, said Sunday night that those involved ...

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Watch: White House Press Briefing 1/22/18 [video + transcript]

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White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders holds a briefing to update the media on the events and issues of the day including: The government shutdown Full Transcript MS. SANDERS: Good afternoon. Obviously, the impending conclusion of the Schumer Shutdown is leading media coverage today, and I’ll get into that shortly, but I want to start with a couple of ...

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President Donald Trump’s Schedule for Monday, January 22, 2018

President Donald Trump will receive his daily briefing as prepared by the intelligence community then will  continue to push Democrats to end the government shutdown. President Trump’s schedule for 1/22/18 11:00 a.m. Receive daily intelligence briefing – Oval Office See all schedules for the president HERE

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President Donald Trump’s Schedule for Sunday, January 21, 2018

President Donald Trump will remain in residence at the White House while he continues to push Democrats to end the government shutdown. There are no official events on his schedule. President Trump’s schedule for 1/21/18 No official events See all schedules for the president HERE

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NYT Changes Headline On Gov’t Shutdown To Lessen Blame On Dems For Impasse

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  by Chris White The New York Times changed a headline in an article Saturday morning about the government shutdown that absolves Democrats of blame for the impasse. The original version of the NYT headline on an article reporting the news reads: “Senate Democrat Block Bill to Keep Government Open Past Midnight, Shutdown Looms” — which went through various changes as negotiations ...

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Watch: Marc Short and Mick Mulvaney Hold Press Conference to Counter Democrat Lies [video+transcript]

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White House Budget Director Mick Mulvaney and Legislative Affairs Director Marc Short held a 20-minute press conference Saturday to correct the false claims that Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer had been making about the government shutdown throughout the day. Schumer attempted to lay blame for the shutdown at the president’s feet by saying that he had given Trump “everything he ...

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Senate solution to impasse over 4-week spending bill? A 3-week spending bill!

Mitch McConnell

Senators are likely to vote today on a bill to end the government shutdown and the only difference from the bill Democrats killed last night is the length of time it lasts. The Continuing Resolution (CR) passed by the House of Representatives yesterday went to the Senate floor late Friday night. A vote to end debate and bring it to ...

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BATFE could become BFE if Trump administration gets its wish

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The White House has a plan to reorganize the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives that would see the department focus on regulations and crimes involving firearms and explosives according to a report. The Trump administration is looking to end a long-standing confusing split of responsibilities and perhaps end some redundancy. The Department of the Treasury is responsible for ...

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Government Shutdown Imminent as 325 Million Americans Held Hostage by Advocates for 700,000 Illegal Aliens

Chuck Schumer mad

Immigration reform advocates are unhappy as Democrats hold up border security and defense funding until they get amnesty for a large group of illegal immigrants. “The American government is officially being held hostage by the leadership of the Democratic Party, which is demanding unconditional amnesty for at least 700,000, and perhaps as many as 3.4 million illegal aliens,” charged Dan Stein, ...

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Watch: Last-minute White House Press Conference Called over Government Shutdown [video + transcript]

Mick Mulvaney and Marc Short

The White House has announced a previously-unscheduled, on-camera White House press briefing to update the media on the looming government shutdown being pushed by Democrats in the Senate. White House Budget Director Mick Mulvaney and White House Legislative Affairs Director Marc Short briefed the press just after 10:30 a.m. EST. Democrats hope to use the threat of holding back funding ...

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Democrats to shut down government in support of illegal immigrants

Chuck Schumer

Senate Democrats have promised to filibuster the House-passed temporary spending bill unless it includes some form of amnesty for a large population of illegal aliens. The extreme left political position is likely to result in a government shutdown. At the focus of the debate is Democrats demand that the spending bill include legal protections for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) ...

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