Schiff: Intel Chiefs’ Testimony Means Trump Can’t Declare National Emergency

House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) said this morning that new testimony from top U.S. intelligence officials such as Dan Coats would “undermine” Donald Trump’s ability to get money for building a border wall by declaring a national emergency. read more

Trump Rockets to Record-High Disapproval in New Poll

Donald Trump may think he is winning his shutdown battle but a new poll from POLITICO shows that with each passing day his disapproval ratings are skyrocketing to new heights.

People who participated in the poll say that Trump’s record-long government shutdown is bad for the country, and they are also increasingly concerned about Trump’s relationship with Russian President Vladimir Putin. read more

Bernie Sanders Says Trump Speech Tried to ‘Create Fear and Hatred’

Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont responded to Donald Trump’s primetime address by saying the president is working to “create fear and hatred in our country.”

After Trump spoke from the Oval Office on border security Sanders said: read more

Trump’s Speech Gets Devastating Fact-Check On Fox News

Almost everyone rightly criticized President Donald Trump’s Tuesday prime-time speech pushing for a U.S.-Mexico border wall for its numerous lies and misrepresentations. Surprisingly, included in those critical of Trump’s speech were news commentators on Fox News. read more

Mulvaney and Other Advisers Tell Trump to Stand Firm on Shutdown

Newly-appointed acting White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney is advising Donald Trump to stand firm in his shutdown negotiations with Democrats. Mulvaney and other Trump advisers are telling the president he should not accept any deal from Democrats that does not include fully funding his plans for a border wall with Mexico. read more

Paul Ryan’s ‘Embarrassing’ Career Ends With A Whimper

There was a time, not that many years ago, when Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin symbolized the bright future of the Republican Party.

When he was chosen to be the vice presidential running mate of Mitt Romney in 2012 he was seen as a brilliant young Congressman who understand the details of the federal budget better than anyone else. It was also thought that he was forward thinking and could fashion a Republican legislative agenda that would stop the growth in the federal deficit while at the same time bringing prosperity to all Americans. read more

Trump: Government Won’t Open ‘Until We Have a Wall’

Donald Trump yesterday said that the partial shutdown of the federal government will last until Congress gives in to his demand for money to build a wall on the US-Mexico border.

Speaking to reporters the president said that the government is “not going to reopen until we have a wall.” read more

Trump Plunges Nation Into Chaos as Markets Tank

Democratic leaders of Congress blasted President Donald Trump yesterday for “plunging the country into chaos.” Senate Democratic Leader Charles Schumer (N.Y.) and House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi (Calif.) issued a statement expressing their concerns about Trump’s behavior that have caused a drop in the stock markets and a government shutdown. read more

Government Shutdown Will Be Prolonged by Republican Infighting

With Congress on break for a long Christmas weekend we know that Trump’s government shutdown will last until at least Thursday. If it goes on much longer than that it won’t be the fault of Democrats, however. It will because Republicans on Capitol Hill can’t agree among themselves how to end the impasse. read more

Democrats: Trump ‘Temper Tantrum’ Got Him ‘What He Wanted’

Senate Democratic Leader Charles Schumer (N.Y.) and House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi (Calif.) had harsh words for President Trump early Saturday morning over that they are calling “the Trump shutdown.” read more

Senate Prevents Government Shutdown With No Wall Funding

The U.S. Senate approved a temporary funding bill on Wednesday, preventing a partial government shutdown that was expected to begin on Saturday. The measure provides funding only until February 8. The move was seen as a defeat for President Trump who had insisted the bill should include funding for a border wall with Mexico read more

Trump Will Face Pelosi and Schumer in a Showdown Over the Shutdown

Everyone knows that Donald Trump will try to blame Democrats if he shuts down the U.S. government. But Democratic leaders in Congress are having none of it.

House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi and Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer issued a joint statement Monday letting the world know the truth. They wrote: read more

Pelosi Reveals Plan to Avoid Government Shutdown With No Wall Funding

Rep. Nancy Pelosi of California is likely to become the next Speaker of the House of Representatives when Democrats take control next year. At a press conference on Thursday she said that she did not support President Trump’s proposal to build a border wall with Mexico. She called the proposed border wall “immoral, ineffective, and expensive” and promised it will not be funded under her watch. Then she added: read more

Trump Has a ‘Plan B’ if Congress Won’t Fund His Border Wall

During an Oval Office interview with The Washington Post on Tuesday Donald Trump said he has a backup plan he may implement if Congress rejects his demand for $5 billion in funding for his border wall. Such a backup plan might include the ongoing deployment of U.S. Army troops at the border and more extensive use of razor wire to prevent undocumented immigrants from entering the United States. read more

Trump Threatens to Close the Border and Shut Down the Government

President Donald Trump on Thursday again threatened to close the southern border if the Mexican government doesn’t do more to provide border security.

“If we find that it’s uncontrollable, if we find it gets to a level where we are going to lose control or where people are going to start getting hurt, we will close entry into the country for a period of time until we can get it under control,” the president said to reporters during his Thanksgiving vacation at his Florida palace, Mar-a-Lago. read more

Madman Trump Still Threatens Shutdown: “I Think It’s a Good Thing, Politically”

President Donald Trump said Wednesday that he still wants to shut down the United States government over his immigration and border security demands. Although almost everyone in his party thinks it’s a bad idea, he said, “I think it’s a good thing, politically.” read more

Trump Tells Republicans That He Doesn’t Care About Losing Congress Over Government Shutdown

Trump blasted out a series of tweets that made it clear that he doesn't care about losing Congress. He wants to shut down the government to get his wall.

After Shutdown Threat Trump Demands Border Changes and ‘The Wall’

President Donald Trump on Monday called for increasing border security and overhauling the U.S. immigration system a day after he threatened to shut down the federal government if it were necessary to do that in order for him to get his way and to get Congress to pass the legislation he wants. read more