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Feds Estimate Trump’s Shutdown Cost Economy $11B

CNBC reports: The federal government shutdown cost the economy $11 billion, according to a new analysis from the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office, reflecting lost output from federal workers, delayed government spending and reduced demand. The report, which was released Monday, estimated a hit of $3 billion, or 0.1 percent, to economic activity during the fourth quarter of 2018. The impact …

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Trump Is Giving White House Visitors Smirking Tours Of The Room Where Bill Clinton And Lewsinsky Had Sex

The Washington Post reports: When President Trump brings senators, New York friends or other guests to the Oval Office, he occasionally opens a door near his desk summoning them to follow. Flashing a grin, he wants his friends to see where Bill Clinton and Monica Lewinsky reportedly began their sexual encounters. “We’ve remodeled it since then,” he said on a …

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Glorious Leader: I Am “America’s Smartest Person”

CNBC reports: President Donald Trump on Monday ripped former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz, saying the business titan “doesn’t have the ‘guts’ to run for President!” Schultz said he was considering mounting an independent bid for president in an interview with CBS’s 60 Minutes that aired Sunday. The businessman, a Democrat, blasted his party and the GOP for what he called …

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Trump Lashes Out At “Very Hostile” Ann Coulter

The Wall Street Journal reports: President Trump said Sunday he doesn’t believe congressional negotiators will strike a deal over border-wall funding that he could accept and vowed that he would build a wall anyway, using emergency powers if need be. Polling shows voters largely blamed Mr. Trump for a shutdown that left about 800,000 federal workers without pay. Over the …

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Trump Invents 14 Million Additional “Illegal Aliens”

The Daily Beast reports: Fresh off a stinging defeat in a standoff over funding for a 2,000-mile wall along the U.S.-Mexico border, President Donald Trump on Sunday released shocking statistics to prove that his proposed barrier is critical to the nation’s economic security. Nobody has any idea where those numbers came from. The numbers — so specific that they are …

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Trump Rants: I Totally Didn’t Cave When I Just Caved

Bloomberg reports: President Trump insisted that he did not concede to Congressional Democrats by ending the government shutdown without getting money for his desired wall along the southern border in a Friday evening tweet. In remarks in the Rose Garden, Trump explained that if no border security deal was made by Feb. 15, the government could close down again or …

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BREAKING: Trump Caves To Democrats On Shutdown

The Daily Beast reports: President Donald Trump announced on Friday that he would agree to a deal to fund the government without money for his much-desired border wall, effectively bringing an end to the longest shutdown in American history. The framework of the arrangement remained unclear. But a Democratic Hill aide said—and Trump later confirmed—that it would extend funding for …

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LIVE VIDEO: Trump To Unveil Deal To End Shutdown

ABC News reports: President Donald Trump is expected to announce a proposal to temporarily reopen government, ending the 35-day shutdown with a clean bill to end the shutdown without obtaining any funding for his $5.7 billion border wall request, according to congressional and White House sources. Trump is expected to break the news in a statement in the Rose Garden, …

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BREAKING: FAA Delays Flights At Major East Coast Airports Due To Air Traffic Control Staffing Shortages

NBC New York reports: A ground stop has been ordered at LaGuardia airport due to staffing related issues, the Federal Aviation Administration said Friday. The stop was ordered shortly before 10 a.m. Some arriving flights are also being delayed. The government shutdown has entered its 35th day, the longest federal shutdown over. The New York Times reports: Significant flight delays …

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Trump Says Grocery Store Owners Will Float Purchases For Federal Workers Because They Know Them [VIDEO]

“Local people know who they are when they go for groceries and everything else and I think what Wilbur (Ross) was probably trying to say it that they will work along. I know banks are working along if you have mortgages – the mortgagees – the folks collecting the interest and those things, I know they’re working along. And that’s …

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Aviation Unions Issue Dire Shutdown Warning: There’s No Telling When The Entire System Might Break Down

Politico reports: Pilots, air traffic controllers and flight attendants are warning that aviation safety is “deteriorating by the day” as the shutdown drags on, and suggested that there’s no telling when “the entire system will break.” Leaders of three unions issued a statement late Wednesday evening saying their concern is growing for their employees, airlines and the public. “In our …

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WH Readies For Shutdown To Continue For Months

The Washington Post reports: White House acting chief of staff Mick Mulvaney has pressed agency leaders to provide him with a list of the highest-impact programs that will be jeopardized if the shutdown continues into March and April, people familiar with the directive said. Mulvaney wants the list no later than Friday, these people said, and it’s the firmest evidence …

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Trump Taunts Michael Cohen For Postponed Testimony

Raw Story reports: President Donald Trump on Thursday bragged about his former “fixer” backing off publicly testifying against him after the president had lobbed multiple threats aimed at his father-in-law. Cohen on Wednesday announced that he was indefinitely postponing his planned testimony before the House of Representatives next month due to threats made by the president to his father-in-law. So …

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AP Poll: Shutdown Craters Trump’s Approval Rating

The Associated Press reports: A strong majority of Americans blame President Donald Trump for the record-long government shutdown and reject his primary rationale for a border wall, according to a new poll that shows the turmoil in Washington is dragging his approval rating to its lowest level in more than a year. Overall, 34 percent of Americans approve of Trump’s …

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WHAT PRIMARY: RNC Committee Unanimously Votes To Declare “Undivided Support” For Trump’s Re-Election

The Associated Press reports: The Republican Party’s governing body is set to offer its “undivided support” for Donald Trump and his “effective presidency,” lending its backing to the president and his re-election campaign. The Republican National Committee’s resolutions committee unanimously approved the measure Wednesday at a winter meeting in New Mexico, clearing the way for its passage before the full …

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Trump Sends Letter To Pelosi: I’m Delivering The SOTU On The US House Floor Whether You Like It Or Not

The Hill reports: President Trump said Wednesday he will forge ahead with plans to deliver the State of the Union address in the House chamber on Jan. 29, despite objections from Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.). In a letter to Pelosi, Trump said he has been assured by national security officials there are “no security concerns regarding the State of the …

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Glorious Leader Launches Rhyming Border Wall Theme

The Washington Examiner reports: President Trump on Wednesday tried out a new border security slogan as he continues to battle Democrats over funding for the border wall he wants to build. President Trump on Wednesday tried out a new border security slogan as he continues to battle Democrats over funding for the border wall he wants to build. But Democrats …

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Trump Offered NASA Unlimited Funding If They Could Send A Manned Flight To Mars During His First Term

The Hill reports: President Trump in 2017 offered unlimited funding to NASA to send a manned flight to Mars, according to an upcoming book. Prior to a phone call with NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson from the Oval Office in April 2017, Trump pressed Robert Lightfoot Jr., then the acting NASA administrator, for NASA’s plans for Mars, New York Magazine reported …

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Ingraham: Trump To Meet With Covington Boys At WH

Mediaite reports: Fox News’ Laura Ingraham dropped some big news this afternoon: the Covington Catholic students from that viral encounter with a Native American elder will be meeting with President Donald Trump at the White House. After Ingraham’s tweet, however, reporters said this doesn’t appear to be happening just yet. EXCLUSIVE on the new #LauraIngrahamPodcast — the Covington Catholic students …

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Trump Readies Option To Deliver SOTU At Trump Rally

ABC News reports: President Donald Trump is preparing for two different State of the Union speeches – one a more traditional address delivered to Congress in the House chamber or some other location in D.C., the other prepared for a political rally at a location outside of Washington, D.C. that has yet to be determined, according to multiple sources familiar …

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