Morning Joe’s Mika Tells Nancy Pelosi to Destroy Trump Over Shutdown

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) won a stunning political victory over President Donald Trump this past week, and according to Morning Joe co-host Mika Brzezinski the Speaker should now turn up the pressure on the president to score a complete victory and possibly end his presidency. read more

On Holiday Weekend, 10% of TSA Workers Called In Sick

Trump’s shutdown is nearly five weeks old, and as millions of Americans are going without pay, a potential crisis is hitting America’s airports.

Millions of people traveled over the just-concluded holiday weekend, and it was reported that the percentage of Transportation Security Administration (TSA) airport screeners missing work has hit 10 percent. read more

Rove Warns GOP: Focusing Solely on Base Will Lead to 2020 Disaster

The politics of Donald Trump’s shutdown are beginning to worry some big-time Republican operatives.

Opinion polls show that while Trump has increased his approval ratings with Republican voters during the shutdown, he has lost significant ground with many important voting groups, such as independents and non-college educated white voters. These are both crucial demographics for a Republican presidential victory in 2020. read more

GOP Senators Have the Most to Lose in Trump’s Shutdown Disaster

On Monday, Republican Sen. Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, who wants to reopen the government and has taken part in discussions trying to broker a compromise, issued a threat. If talks to end the shutdown don’t work, she told Erica Werner from the Washington Post, “We’re not just going to sit back and do nothing.” 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

Americans Mostly Blame Trump and Republicans for Shutdown

A new Washington Post-ABC News poll shows that most Americans are blaming Donald Trump and Republicans in Congress for the partial government shutdown which is the longest in U.S. history. By nearly a two-to-one margin U.S. voters assign blame to the president and members of his party rather than to congressional Democrats. read more

Trump Aide Says Record Shutdown is a ‘Free Vacation’ for Furloughed Workers

The partial government shutdown became the longest in U.S. history as of midnight last night, a dubious accomplishment for the record-shattering presidency of Donald Trump.

The impasse between Trump and Congress has left hundreds of thousands of federal workers, as well as millions of federal contractors, with no income. The shutdown is causing real financial harm to millions of people and their families. And still, there is no end in sight and in fact the negotiating parties seem farther apart than ever. read more

Trump Has Gone to Texas For a Border Photo Op Today

Donald Trump’s last meeting with Democratic congressional leaders ended with him storming out of the room and declaring the talks “a total waste of time.”

The Democratic Senate Leader, Chuck Schumer of New York, said that the president threw a “temper tantrum.” read more

Ex-GOP Congressman Says Trump Presidency Won’t Survive 2019

A former GOP member of Congress has predicted that Donald Trump will leave the White House “soon” in a “spectacular political crash-and-burn” set to take place during 2019.

John LeBoutillier, who was a Republican representative in New York City back in the 1980’s, made his prediction in a column for The Hill. 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

Federal Employees Sue Trump For Illegal Shutdown

One of the country’s largest unions has brought a lawsuit against Donald Trump for illegally shutting down part of the U.S. government while still requiring employees to work without getting paid. The American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) union, which represents federal workers, filed the suit yesterday. read more

Trump Thinks Shutdown Fight Will Distract Democrats From Investigations

White House officials are hoping that Trump’s government shutdown has created a situation that will benefit him politically as we move into the new year.

According to a new report in The Daily Beast,Trump and his aides believe that the fight over a government funding bill will distract the Nancy Pelosi and the new Democratic majority in the House from pursuing investigations into him and his family. read more

CNN Plays Clip of Trump Saying Obama Should Be Fired Over Shutdown

In 2013 Donald Trump said that if there is a government shutdown the president should be fired. And this is one of the few times he has ever told the truth.

Tens of millions of Americans no doubt agree with this thought also, as the week-long  “Trump Shutdown” of the U.S. government is still continuing. read more