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Trump Bragged About His Shutdown “Ratings” To Paul Ryan: “This Is Why I Was So Great On The Apprentice”

The Washington Post reports: After President Trump vowed to take credit for shutting down the government over border wall funding during a televised Oval Office meeting with Democratic leaders in December, West Wing aides sprung into overdrive to clean up the mess. Taking ownership of a shutdown was considered verboten in Washington and the overwhelming consensus was that the president …

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REPORT: Trump Intends To Sign Border Security Deal

CNN reports: President Donald Trump intends to sign the border security deal to avoid another partial government shutdown, according to two sources who have spoke directly with the President. Trump said Tuesday that he was “not happy” with the tentative deal reached by congressional negotiators late Monday night that falls far short of his original demands. Congress faces a deadline …

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Trump Not “Happy” With Tentative Shutdown Deal

The Wall Street Journal reports: President Trump on Tuesday knocked a bipartisan deal to avert a government shutdown while providing some funding for barriers along the U.S.-Mexico border. “I can’t say I’m happy. I can’t say I’m thrilled,” Trump told reporters during a Cabinet meeting. He did not say whether he would sign or veto the proposal but added he …

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Deal To Avert Another Shutdown Reached “In Principle”

The New York Times reports: House and Senate negotiators on Monday night agreed in principle to provide $1.375 billion for fencing and other physical barriers at the Mexican border, part of a broader agreement that would stave off another partial government shutdown without funding President Trump’s wall. The agreement would allow for 55 miles of new bollard fencing, with some …

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Flight Attendants Union To Strike If Shutdown Resumes

“Many Americans breathed a sigh of relief when the shutdown ended, assuming that the crisis had passed. But as your flight attendant, I need to tell you the truth: Everyone is less safe flying today than we were before the shutdown. There is bipartisan support to keep the government open with stable, long-term funding. Americans overwhelmingly support this solution. “But …

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Top Lawmakers Huddle To Avert Another Shutdown

NBC News reports: Negotiations over funding for border security were stalled as the week began, with top appropriators from both parties were expected to huddle Monday to try and overcome the latest sticking point ahead of the Friday night deadline to avoid another government shutdown. Top Democratic appropriators Rep. Nita Lowey, D-N.Y., and Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., were expected to …

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Mick Mulvaney: Another Shutdown Is Still On The Table

The Washington Examiner reports:  “The president has to sign a piece of legislation in order to keep the government open. He cannot sign everything they put in front of him. There will be some things that simply we couldn’t agree to,” Acting White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney said during an interview on “Fox News Sunday.” “So the government …

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Mike Pence: The Shutdown Wasn’t A Mistake [VIDEO]

Axios reports: Vice President Mike Pence told CBS’s Jeff Glor on Wednesday morning he doesn’t believe the partial government shutdown was a mistake, saying Americans find it admirable that President Trump “says what he means and he means what he says.” Despite having the longest government shutdown in history, President Trump didn’t mention any plan to help Congress secure a …

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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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Lou Dobbs: Nancy Pelosi “Just Whipped” The President

“She has just whipped the president of the United States. You know I’m an animated, energetic supporter of this president, but you’ve got to call it as it is. This president said it was going to be conditional, border security, building that wall, and he just reversed himself. That’s a victory for Nancy Pelosi. It will be perceived as such …

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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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Hannity: Trump Will Still Get His Money For The Wall

Mediaite reports: Sean Hannity is confident that President Donald Trump will secure federal funding for his southern border wall… someday. “Some of you say ‘he didn’t get any money for the wall,’” Hannity observed on his radio show. “No he didn’t, but he’s going to.” “The left-wing media will say it’s a win,” Hannity said of Friday’s deal to reopen …

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Nancy Pelosi: The SOTU Will Happen When I Say It Will

Roll Call reports: Yes, there is a deal to re-open the parts of the government shutdown since Dec. 22. No, we don’t know when the State of the Union will happen. “The State of the Union is not planned,” Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., said. She reiterated what she said to President Donald Trump in her recent letters, that when the …

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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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Republican Senators Roiled By Shutdown Infighting

The Washington Post reports: Republican senators clashed with one another and confronted Vice President Pence inside a private luncheon on Thursday, as anger hit a boiling point over the longest government shutdown in history. “This is your fault,” Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) told Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) at one point, according to two Republicans who attended the lunch and …

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TEXAS: Unpaid NASA Employees Asked To Scrub Toilets

The Houston Chronicle reports: The 200 employees at NASA’s Johnson Space Center being asked to work without pay as shutdown surpasses the one month mark now are being asked to do something else for free: clean the bathrooms. A NASA manager tweeted Thursday a photo of a sign asking for volunteers to clean up the bathrooms once a week until …

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WH Economic Advisor Larry Kudlow: Federal Employees Are “Working For Free” Out Of Allegiance To Trump

The Hill reports: President Trump’s top economic advisor on Thursday said federal employees were “volunteering” to work amid the partial government shutdown in part because of their “allegiance to President Trump.” “They honor us and they do it because of their love for their country and the office of the presidency and presumably their allegiance to President Trump,” National Economic …

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Both Senate Votes To Reopen Government Fail To Pass, Six Republicans Voted For Plan Offered By Democrats

Axios reports: The Republican-backed Senate proposal to reopen the government, which included $5.7 billion to fund President Trump’s border wall, failed to garner the 60 votes needed in a procedural vote Thursday to advance the measure. The final tally for the Republican proposal was 50-47. Republican Sens. Mike Lee (Utah) and Tom Cotton (Ark.) — an immigration hardliner — voted …

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Dem Sen. Michael Bennet Rages About Ted Cruz’s “Crocodile Tears” To Reopen The Government [VIDEO]

As you surely recall, Ted Cruz virtually single-handedly shut down the federal government in 2013. The Washington Examiner reports: Sen. Michael Bennet, D-Colo., bellowed at GOP Sen. Ted Cruz on the Senate floor Thursday and accused Cruz of faking his desire to re-open the government. “These crocodile tears that the senator from Texas is crying for first responders are too …

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