Trump Will Sign Border Deal To Avoid A Shutdown

President Donald Trump is planning to sign the bipartisan spending package Congress has agreed upon regarding border security according to a new report from CNN.

The report says that Trump will sign a new bipartisan deal that will allocate $1.375 billion for a border barrier — short of the more than $5 billion he demanded — according to two confidential sources in the White House. read more

Fox News Editorial Warns Trump to End the Shutdown ‘Now’

A Fox News editorial published yesterday says that if Donald Trump doesn’t end his shutdown soon he will have no chance of being reelected as president in 2020.

Since the shutdown began, numerous polls have shown President Donald Trump’s disapproval rating increasing to record highs. In addition, his approval rating, which has been steady since becoming president, has slipped to new low levels. read more

Trump Won’t Use Disaster Funds For His Wall After All

The Trump administration is backing off its plan to use disaster relief funding to build a Mexican border wall due to pushback from members of both parties in Congress.

Officials in the White House told news outlets on Thursday that President Trump is considering the use of billions of dollars of Army Corps of Engineers funding to build his unpopular border wall, which has been deemed to be unnecessary and ineffective. read more

Republicans Are Panicking As Trump’s Shutdown Continues

The Trump Shutdown is now three weeks old, the longest U.S. government shutdown ever, and it is really starting to hurt people. And even though they’re trying to hide it in a show of party unity, Republicans are starting to panic. read more

Democrats Play Hardball and Pledge to Paralyze the Senate

Democrats in the U.S. Senate are planning to stop the consideration of all non-shutdown legislation on the floor of the Senate until Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and other Republicans allow a vote on spending bills passed by the House last week. read more

Lindsey Graham Implies That Nancy Pelosi Is a ‘Crazy’ ‘Radical Liberal’

GOP Senator Lindsey Graham of South Carolina was on the CBS show “Face the Nation” on Sunday and implied that Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi was “crazy” and a “radical liberal” and he would not deal with her. read more

Trump Is Radioactive So Many Republicans Want Nothing to Do With Him

Everybody knows that President Donald Trump has many enemies and detractors in the new Democratic-led House of Representatives.

But it’s now becoming apparent that many Republican members of Congress are also not fond of the president or his policies, and are looking for ways to distance themselves from him. The reason, they say, is to try to assure their own political survival in the future. read more

House Budget Chair Willing to Give In to Trump For Dreamer Protections

New House Budget Committee Chairman John Yarmuth (D-Ky.) said on Friday that some amount of money for border security in exchange for legal protections for Dreamers, or young immigrants brought to the country illegally as children, could be the way to agreement for Democrats and Republicans to end the ongoing partial government shutdown. read more

Senators Push For New Immigration Deal to End Shutdown

Several key members of the U.S. Senate have said they want to revive controversial immigration negotiations as a way to end the partial government shutdown, which is now two weeks old.

Congress has been trying — and failing — to rewrite the nation’s immigration laws for many years. Trying to achieve consensus on immigration now, and to pass a bill that President Trump will sign, seems like a very difficult path to follow. read more

Twice as Many Voters Blame Trump for Shutdown Than Blame Democrats

Twice as many Americans blame Donald Trump than blame congressional Democrats for the partial government shutdown that is now nearly two weeks old.

In a new The Hill-HarrisX poll only 21 percent of registered voters blamed Democrats for the shutdown, which should cause Republicans to lose some sleep. There is no end in sight for this shutdown, and 42 percent of voters who responded to the survey said President Trump was to blame for it. One-third of voters said that both parties in Congress and the president were all equally responsible. read more

Trump Shutdown Closes Immigration Courts, Stopping Deportations

Donald Trump’s partial shutdown of the U.S. government is almost two weeks old. One of the effects of the shutdown that Trump probably didn’t anticipate is that he has closed most of the country’s immigration courts. His fight for the wall is now making it impossible to deport people, or even hear immigration cases. read more

Trump Losing Shutdown Battle, Says He’ll Hold Democrats Hostage

Donald Trump is already losing his shutdown battle with Democrats. After his return from Iraq today he immediately began tweeting desperately, threatening to hold Democratic voters hostage until he gets funding for his border wall with Mexico. But two new polls show that his position is very unpopular. 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

Ocasio-Cortez Wants Congress to Give Up Salaries During Shutdowns

Rep.-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) on Saturday called for congressional salaries to be furloughed during government shutdowns.

When one-fourth of federal agencies closed at midnight Friday this left 800,000 workers without paychecks. read more

Trump Has Succumbed to ‘the Tyranny of Talk Radio Hosts’

As critical agencies within the federal government shut down at midnight Friday, there is no clear sign that a compromise solution that would end the shutdown is anywhere in sight.

Donald Trump maintains he will continue to refuse to sign a stopgap funding measure without $5 billion in funding for his proposed U.S.-Mexico border wall, which was his #1 campaign promise to his supporters. read more

Shutdown Threat, Obamacare Ruling Will Destroy the Republican Party

The Republican Party is a shipwreck. The entire party is facing a disaster of historic proportions, and its members don’t even see it.

For example:

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