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Kellyanne Conway: Trump Might Shutdown Government Over Border Wall Funding, All Options Open [VIDEO]

The Hill reports: White House counselor Kellyanne Conway on Friday said “all options are open” in response to a question about President Trump potentially shutting down the government over funding for the border wall. “Fox & Friends” host Steve Doocy said that “it doesn’t look he’s going to get funding for the wall” in the upcoming spending bill and asked …

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US House Passes Spending Bill To Avert Shutdown

The Associated Press reports: Congress has approved a bill keeping the government open through Dec. 7, as lawmakers move to avert a government shutdown looming next week. The $854 billion bill also funds the military and a host of civilian agencies for the next year. The House approved the bill, 361-61, on Wednesday, a week after the Senate approved it, …

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Trump Again Vows Shutdown Over Border Wall Funding: “I Don’t Care What The Political Ramifications Are”

The Washington Post reports: President Trump on Tuesday revived his threat of a government shutdown over the issues of immigration and border security, creating yet another headache for Republican leaders on Capitol Hill who have been marching forward with plans to avert a funding crisis before the November midterms. The threat came one day after Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell …

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Trump Threatens Shutdown Over Border Wall Funding

NBC News reports: President Donald Trump on Sunday threatened a federal government shutdown if Congressional Democrats would not back immigration reform, including a border wall. In a series of early morning posts on Twitter, the president lambasted Congress over immigration reform. He then threatened to shut down the government if Congress didn’t move U.S. laws “based on MERIT!” Amid searing …

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New Jersey Hours Away From Government Shutdown

The New Jersey Advance reports: The Democrats who lead New Jersey agree: They want to raise somebody’s taxes. But the debate over exactly who pays could shut down state government at midnight. Again. So the stage is set Saturday for another dramatic day in Trenton, one that could hit people across New Jersey. Gov. Phil Murphy and legislative leaders remained …

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Trump Signs Budget Deal To End Shutdown

CNBC reports: President Donald Trump signed a major budget plan into law Friday, ending the year’s second government shutdown hours after it started. Both chambers of Congress passed a short-term funding bill in the wee hours of Friday and cleared the way for a massive boost to military and domestic spending hours after funding lapsed at midnight. The government partially …

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GOP House Rep Blasts Rand Paul’s Shutdown Theatrics: It’s Easy To Understand Why His Neighbor Went Nuts

The Hill reports: Rep. Charlie Dent (R-Pa.) said on Friday that he could understand why Sen. Rand Paul’s (R-Ky.) neighbor, who attacked him last year, was annoyed with him after Paul blocked a deal from keeping the government open on Thursday. “When Rand Paul pulls a stunt like this, it easy to understand why it’s difficult to be Rand Paul’s …

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McConnell Unveils Deal To Avert Another Shutdown

The Washington Post reports: Senate leaders have reached an agreement on a two-year budget deal, adding billions of dollars in federal spending. The bipartisan accord would lift statutory budget limits by more than $200 billion, provide tens of billions of dollars in disaster relief funding. Senate leaders unveiled the deal Wednesday after months of negotiations — and after Senate Democrats …

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LIVE VIDEO: White House Press Briefing

CBS News provides likely topics: Government shutdown: Congress must approve a spending package before Thursday at midnight. Tuesday night, the House approved another short-term spending bill to pay for six more weeks of funding. The bill does not address immigration. If the Senate does not pass the measure, the government will shut down. President Trump said Tuesday that he would …

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Trump: I’d Love To See Another Shutdown [VIDEO]

CNN reports: President Donald Trump said on Tuesday he supports a government shutdown if Democrats won’t agree to tighten immigration laws, undercutting ongoing bipartisan negotiations on Capitol Hill. The comment, which came during a White House meeting on the violent MS-13 gang, was not well received in the room. Rep. Barbara Comstock, a Virginia Republican who represents a district with …

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LIVE VIDEO: White House Press Briefing

The Associated Press reports: The White House will hold a press briefing Tuesday afternoon with press secretary Sarah Sanders. The briefing is scheduled to start at 2:30 p.m. EST. President Donald Trump signed a bill reopening the government late Monday, ending a 69-hour display of partisan dysfunction after Democrats reluctantly voted to temporarily pay for resumed operations. They relented in …

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LIVE VIDEO: White House Press Briefing

Incoming victory lap. PBS reports: The White House says President Donald Trump is focused on minimizing the harm Democrats are causing through the government shutdown. Spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Monday that managing the shutdown is the “biggest part of the process” for Trump. She says the president is taking the “absolute opposite approach” from President Barack Obama’s administration, which …

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Senate Votes Overwhelmingly To End Shutdown

Politico reports: In a dramatic turnaround, Senate Democrats said they would vote to re-open the government on Monday after receiving a commitment from Republicans to hold a vote on immigration legislation — paving the way to end the three-day shutdown. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) agreed to end the shutdown and fund …

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LIVE VIDEO: Senate Tries To Restart US Government

NBC News reports: The Senate headed toward an uncertain vote Monday as the government shutdown entered Day 3. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell scheduled a vote for noon on a short-term funding extension that would allow for three more weeks of negotiations on key immigration issues. But the vote’s prospects for passage appeared dim as Democrats openly questioned whether McConnell’s …

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SHUTDOWN: White House Delays Davos Departures

The Associated Press reports: The White House said Monday that Cabinet members are delaying their departure for this year’s World Economic Forum meeting in Davos, Switzerland amid the federal government shutdown. Spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders said they will determine what to do “as the day goes on and as we see how the next couple of hours go.” Treasury Secretary …

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Conway: Trump Isn’t Demanding That Border Wall Funding Be Part Of Shutdown Negotiations [VIDEO]

From the right wing Washington Times: Kellyanne Conway said Monday that President Trump is not making demands for a border wall as part of negotiations on the funding measure. “The president has not injected the wall into the continuing resolution,” said Mrs. Conway, counselor to the president. “That will come after the continuing resolution is passed.” Mrs. Conway said the …

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Trump: Dems Are Powerless With Their Far-Left Base

The Washington Examiner reports: President Trump blamed Democratic lawmakers on the third day of the government shutdown for placing noncitizens’ demands over the needs of Americans. The partial government shutdown started midnight Saturday following Republicans and Democrats’ inability to compromise on when they would vote on a Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals bill. Democrats wanted DACA legislation included in a …

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Senate To Hold Another Shutdown Vote At Noon

Reuters reports: Hundreds of thousands of federal workers woke up on Monday with the U.S. government still shut down and the Senate expected to try again to restore federal funding, if only temporarily, and work on resolving a dispute over immigration. Amid uncertainty about whether federal employees should report to work in the morning, senators were set to vote at …

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