Tag: shutdown

NEWS

U.S. — Second Government Shutdown Not Off The Table

The chance of another government shutdown over border security is not off the table according to the Trump’s administration acting chief of staff Mick Mulvaney. “The government shutdown is technically still on the table; we do not want it to come to that, but that option is still open to the president and will remain so,” Mulvaney said. The previous […]

EDITORIAL

DACA Extension For Wall — A Fair Exchange?

Over the years, men have engaged in negotiations and under-the-table deals not only over material resources, but also people — slaves, women, and children. Now, fast forward to the partial government shutdown in Washington, dubbed the “Trump shutdown,” or “Pelosi shutdown,” depending on the political lens through which one is viewing the debacle. One cannot help but conclude that the […]

NEWS

President Trump — Shuns Senate Short-Term Spending Bill Opted For Government Shutdown

President Trump plays hardball and will not sign off on the short-term bill that would avoid a partial government shutdown starting on Saturday. “At this moment, the President does not want to go further without border security, which includes steel slats or a wall. The President is continuing to weigh his options,” White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said in […]

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Trump Urges Dropping The Nuclear Option To End Shutdown

Contrary to President Trump’s urging, the U.S. Senate Republicans oppose changing the chamber’s rules so that legislation to fund the government and end the current shutdown could pass with a simple majority, a spokesman for Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said on Sunday. The spokesman was responding to a question about President Donald Trump’s comment on Twitter that if the […]

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U.S. Government Dodges Shut Down Bullet

The U.S. Republican-led Congress managed to hold at bay a government shutdown on Friday. Lawmakers were given breathing space of another week to work out the kinks in federal spending through Sept. 30. The Senate passed a stopgap spending bill by voice vote without opposition after the House earlier approved it by a tally of 382-30. President Donald Trump later […]