According to former presidential adviser Steve Bannon, President Donald Trump really wants his border wall with Mexico, and he will do anything to get it, including shutting down the U.S. government. Bannon’s remarks were made during a lengthy interview on CNN.
The Associated Press (AP) is reporting this morning that President Donald Trump has told lawmakers in Congress that he will allow the federal government to shut down before signing a spending bill like the one that he signed into law in March.
Rand Paul – a man who voted for a $1.5 trillion tax cut for the wealthy – is grinding the government to a halt for a few hours just to get some attention on cable news.
What's obvious is that Republicans don't truly care about the deficit – they never have. Instead, they use it as a political football to get some cable news coverage or boost their poll numbers in an election year.
If Congress fails to find a solution, (and that is likely) this means 800,000 people who were brought here as children, will be vulnerable to deportation proceedings and all the charm that ICE brings to the table.
Negotiating with Trump is a waste of time. Not only does he lack a firm grasp of the issues, but he often just agrees with the last person he spoke to.
Hours after Donald Trump's actions led to a government shutdown, the president penned an op-ed touting his so-called accomplishments over the past year.
It's going to be hard for Trump to convince the American people that the government shutdown is the Democrats' fault when not even his own party agrees.
The U.S. Congress raced the clock to avoid a federal government shutdown before a midnight deadline on Friday after a meeting between President Donald Trump and Democratic Senate leader Chuck Schumer failed to produce a deal.
"These are the guys who wanted to cut Medicaid by $1 trillion over a ten-year period. These are the guys who wanted to wipe out completely the Affordable Care act and throw 32 million people off of health insurance."
Senate Republicans aren't likely to win over enough Democrats to pass their cynical spending bill.
Senate Republican leadership is scrambling to correct the false information that Trump put out via his Twitter account that has the GOP on the path to a government shutdown.
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) said that Democrats oppose any government funding bill that doesn't include protections for Dreamers.
Republicans are warning that Democrats have been given the upper hand in the government shutdown standoff because Trump has inaccurately claimed that Democrats will be blamed if the government shuts down.
While hiding in his private club, Trump attacked Sen. Dick Durbin who he blamed for blowing up the DACA deal and tried to use the military as a shield to deflect his racism.
Trump and Congress are facing a deadline of midnight Friday to pass new spending legislation. If they cannot agree on the terms, parts of the federal government could shut down.
Senate Majority Leader Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) said that he never turned down a meeting with former President Obama, but McConnell was lying.
From one-time presidential front-runner to a disgraced – soon-to-be former – Governor of New Jersey, Chris Christie sure has come a long way.
Not only was this another hilarious and epic failure for the Trump administration, but it begs the question: What can these people possibly do right?
Warren called Trump's support of a government shutdown "staggeringly irresponsible."