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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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Trump Refuses To Back Down On Shutdown: I Want A Wall That Only A Champion Pole Vaulter Could Jump

ABC News reports: President Donald Trump says the southern border is “like a sieve,” and he’s lamenting how U.S. authorities fired tear gas into Mexico during the first hours of the new year to repel about 150 migrants trying to breach the border fence in Tijuana. Trump spoke during a White House meeting with his Cabinet as the partial government …

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Ann Coulter: Homocon Matt Drudge Deserves The “Most Credit” For Trump Having Shut Down The Government

Mediaite reports: In an interview with radio host Mark Simone, Coulter noted, “the president and I have had a little tiff.” She continued: “For one thing, he actually did shut down the government — though don’t worry, he will fold in the end.” Coulter added “the one person who deserves the most credit of all — for going ballistic when …

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RNC Chair Ronna McDaniel Trashes Her Uncle Mitt Romney For “Unproductive And Disappointing” Op-Ed

Fox News reports: Senator-elect Mitt Romney is taking heat not only from President Trump but now from his own niece — who happens to lead the Republican Party — after publishing a scathing op-ed about the president. Ronna McDaniel, the Republican National Committee chairwoman also known as Ronna Romney McDaniel, turned the intra-party fight into a family feud when she …

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Kanye West: For 2019 I Am Once Again A Trump Cultist

The Guardian reports: Having distanced himself from politics in October, Kanye West welcomed the new year by reaffirming his support for Donald Trump in a series of tweets. “Trump all day,” West posted, followed by a tweet containing three dragon emojis, an apparent reference to his description of himself and the US president sharing “dragon energy”. A further tweet stated: …

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Trump Claims “Much Of The Wall Is Already Built”

And as always the cultists will lap up this garbage: As President Trump prepares to meet with congressional leaders to negotiate the possible end of the government shutdown, he’s claiming once again that the wall’s construction is already underway with Mexico footing the bill. So, let’s see. Mexico is supposedly paying for the wall with an updated NAFTA deal that …

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Human Waste Overwhelms Parks Because Of Shutdown

The Associated Press reports: Human feces, overflowing garbage, illegal off-roading and other damaging behavior in fragile areas were beginning to overwhelm some of the West’s iconic national parks, as a partial government shutdown left the areas open to visitors but with little staff on duty. Unlike shutdowns in some previous administrations, the Trump administration was leaving parks open to visitors …

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Trump Hits Back At Mitt Romney: I Won And He Didn’t

The Hill reports: President Trump struck back at incoming Utah Sen.-elect Mitt Romney (R) on Wednesday after Romney challenged the president’s character in an op-ed, suggesting that Romney should be more supportive of his party. The president’s tweet came hours after Romney targeted him directly in a Washington Post op-ed, accusing him of a glaring “shortfall” in terms of character …

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Trump Hails Paper For Running His Own List Of “Results”

Mediaite reports: On Tuesday, President Donald Trump lauded the Washington Examiner for publishing a list of the Trump administration’s 205 historic results. Yet, as the Toronto Star’s Daniel Dale notably noticed, that list of accomplishments actually came directly from Trump’s own team, who provided the Examiner an “exclusive.” It is also not the first time that the Washington Examiner has …

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Kim Jong-Un To Trump: Don’t Test Our Patience

The Associated Press reports: North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said Tuesday he hopes to extend his high-stakes nuclear summitry with President Donald Trump into 2019, but also warned Washington not to test North Koreans’ patience with sanctions and pressure. During his televised New Year’s speech, Kim said he’s ready to meet with Trump at any time to produce an …

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