The "Executive Time" scandal is still growing. President Trump is getting dragged by Twitter after revelations that he installed a room-size golf simulator at the White House in the last few weeks.
White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders gaggled with reporters Wednesday morning outside the White House, and seems to have fully invested in an alternative reality. This isn't spin, it's propaganda. But as bad as most of her claims were, the top notch claim was "Unlike Nancy Pelosi we actually like to read legislation before we agree to it."
The partial U.S. government shutdown in December and January caused "real harm" to taxpayers, with many unable to get help from officials to understand their tax obligations, a government watchdog said.
By Richard Cowan and Susan Cornwell
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. congressional negotiators said late on Monday they had reached a tentative deal on border security funding that would avert another partial government shutdown due to start on Saturday, but provided no details.
Overall, the U.S. economy lost about $11 billion during the five-week period, CBO said. However, CBO expects $8 billion to be recovered as the government reopens and employees receive back pay.
Hundreds of flights were grounded or delayed at New York-area and Philadelphia airports on Friday as air traffic controllers called in sick hours before President Donald Trump announced an end to the 35-day partial shutdown of the U.S. government.
Those who claim this was a fight between parties are ignoring that one party was doing the will of the people, while the other was not. The Speaker got it done because it was the right thing to do and it should be remembered that she is not the person who held the government and 2 million people hostage over a failed campaign promise.
Economic growth is expected to take a hit in the current quarter because of the shutdown, a Reuters poll of economists showed on Friday, while a dearth of data is already impacting traders in U.S. fixed income and currency markets.
U.S. companies say the shutdown is hurting their businesses and can cause more damage if it persists.
By Steve Holland and Richard Cowan
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump said on Friday he has reached a tentative agreement with U.S. lawmakers for three weeks in stop-gap funding that would end a partial U.S. government shutdown now in its 35th day, with a senior Democratic aide saying money the president demanded for a border wall is not included.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump is expected to back a short-term government funding bill, CBS and NBC reported on Friday, each citing a senior administration official.
Debate over U.S. border security will continue, but such a stop-gap funding bill would allow federal workers to be paid and “take stress off (the) system,” an official told CBS News.