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Dems Deliver “Trump Trash” From Parks To White House

Reuters reports: The White House got a first hand look — or maybe, smell — of the partial government shutdown’s impact Tuesday, thanks to a shipment of trash from California. Reps. Jackie Speier, D-California, and Jared Huffman, D-California, picked up trash at Lands End and Ocean Beach with the group San Francisco Dog Owners over the weekend. Those are two …

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REPORT: No “Emergency” Wall Declaration Tonight

The New York Times reports: The White House has floated the idea of invoking emergency powers to build a wall along the country’s southwestern border without approval from Congress. But while Democrats have been bracing themselves for him to make that declaration on Tuesday night, administration officials who had seen a draft copy of his speech said the president was …

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Networks Cave On Carrying Trump’s Shutdown Speech

Variety reports: Major broadcast and cable networks will carry President Donald Trump’s prime time speech on border security, as the White House tries to use the power of the bully pulpit to break an impasse with Democrats that has led to the partial government shutdown. The White House requested primetime at 9 p.m. ET for the speech, but the broadcast …

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Airport Security Lines Grow As TSA “Sickout” Continues

Forbes reports: Security lines at airports across the country are starting to grow long as nationwide action from TSA workers starts to take its toll. On Friday, CNN reported that the agency, which is responsible for operating security checkpoints at airports across the country, was suffering from staffing shortages as a function of the government shutdown. Starting on Sunday, the …

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Jimmy Carter: Trump Lied, We Never Discussed A Wall

Politico reports: Former President Jimmy Carter denied ever supporting President Donald Trump’s border wall, contradicting the current commander in chief’s claim that previous presidents confided they regret not building a physical barrier on the Mexican border. “I have not discussed the border wall with President Trump, and do not support him on the issue,” Carter said through a statement released …

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Air Traffic Controllers Group Issues Shutdown Warning

Remember back in 2017 when Trump claimed credit for zero jetliner crashes that year? Don’t expect him to own any that happen in 2019 because of something he actually did. Andrew LeBovidge, the leader of the National Air Traffic Controllers Association, on Monday predicted that the partial government shutdown’s “ripple effect” may last months, “if not years,” for aviation safety …

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Sanders: Trump To Visit Mexican Border On Thursday

Talking Points Memo reports: President Trump will visit the U.S.-Mexico border on Thursday, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders announced Monday. The government shutdown has dragged on over Trump’s insistence on more than $5 billion for a border wall. No end to the shutdown before then, apparently. President @realDonaldTrump will travel to the Southern border on Thursday to meet …

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Trump Rages Against “Crazed Lunatics” In The Media

Mediaite reports: President Trump appears to be upset with media outlets for not covering a recent and glowing jobs report to the degree that he would prefer. In a vacuum of news, this would certainly get more attention than it has, but the nation is currently in day 17 of a government shutdown over a significant political impasse over Trump’s …

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Shutdown Imperils Food Stamps Program For Millions

CBS News reports: The partial government shutdown glided into its third week Saturday with no end in sight. If the government is not reopened before February, millions of Americans who receive benefits from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) — the nation’s food stamp program — could have their assistance disrupted. The U.S. Department of Agriculture, which oversees SNAP at …

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Trump: I Can Relate To Unpaid Federal Workers [VIDEO]

The Daily Beast reports: President Donald Trump said on Sunday that he can “relate” to federal workers who are not getting paid during the ongoing partial government shutdown. He also insisted that they agree with his push to secure funding for a border wall. “I can relate, and I’m sure that the people that are on the receiving end will …

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Trump Inclined Towards “Emergency” Wall Funding

CNN reports: President Donald Trump is inclined to declare a national emergency to secure military funding for his long-promised southern border wall if talks between administration officials and top lawmakers from both parties continue to stall, a White House official told CNN on Saturday. While not the administration’s preferred plan, the use of emergency powers to fund the wall “provides …

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Trump: I Don’t Care About Unpaid Federal Workers

The Hill reports: President Trump said Saturday that he wants to end a partial government shutdown, claiming that he doesn’t “care that most of the workers not getting paid are Democrats.” The government entered a partial shutdown on Dec. 22, closing 25 percent of the government and leaving hundreds of thousands of workers furloughed or forced to work without pay …

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REPORT: Trump Wants To Call The Shutdown A “Strike”

At yesterday’s meeting with Schumer and Pelosi. The Daily Beast reports: President Trump kicked off the meeting with a rant lasting roughly 15 minutes that included his $5.6 billion demand for a border wall, and threatened that he was willing to keep the government closed for “years” if that’s what it took to get his wall. He also, unprompted, brought …

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ARIZONA: State GOP Forbids Criticism Of Trump

Arizona Central reports: In a recent Arizona Republican Party newsletter, Chairman Jonathan Lines issued marching orders for elected Republican officials in clear, concise, mildly threatening terms: Lines declared that office holders must “stand with” President Donald Trump. And that it is “non-negotiable.” Chairman Lines was in a tizzy over an essay written by newly elected Utah Sen. Mitt Romney in …

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Hundreds Of Unpaid TSA Workers Are Calling In “Sick”

CNN reports: Hundreds of Transportation Security Administration officers, who are required to work without paychecks through the partial government shutdown, have called out from work this week from at least four major airports, according to two senior agency officials and three TSA employee union officials. The mass call outs could inevitably mean air travel is less secure, especially as the …

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Trump May Declare National Emergency To Circumvent Congress On Wall Funding: “I’m Allowed To Do That”

ABC News reports: President Donald Trump is seriously considering potential options to circumvent Congress, including declaring a national emergency, to reprogram funds from the Department of Defense and elsewhere to help pay for parts of his desired border wall along the U.S.-Mexico border, according to multiple sources familiar with the ongoing discussions. Sources tell ABC News the discussions are still …

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Senior Trump Officials Get $10K Raise Amid Shutdown

The Washington Post reports: While many federal workers go without pay and the government is partially shut down, hundreds of senior Trump political appointees are poised to receive annual raises of about $10,000 a year. The pay raises for Cabinet secretaries, deputy secretaries, top administrators and even Vice President Pence are scheduled to go into effect beginning Jan. 5 without …

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US Halts Work With UN On Human Rights Violations

The Guardian reports: The Trump administration has stopped cooperating with UN investigators over potential human rights violations occurring inside America, in a move that delivers a major blow to vulnerable US communities and sends a dangerous signal to authoritarian regimes around the world. Quietly and unnoticed, the state department has ceased to respond to official complaints from UN special rapporteurs, …

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WINNING: Stock Market Plummets Another 661 Points

Investors Business Daily reports: A big haircut in the quarterly revenue outlook for Apple sent U.S. shares tail-spinning in what has become a common refrain in stocks today for the past few months. The Dow Jones industrial average and the Nasdaq composite acted as co-leaders of the sell-off, each falling 2.8% to 3% and ending practically at the session’s low. …

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Trump Hails RNC Chair For Slamming Her Uncle Mitt

Talking Points Memo reports: President Trump praised Republican National Committee (RNC) Chairwoman Ronna Romney McDaniel a day after she criticized her uncle, Sen. Mitt Romney (R-Utah), over a scathing op-ed he penned excoriating the president’s character. McDaniel has cast herself as a staunch ally of the president, a stance which has put her at odds with her uncle, who has …

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