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WHERE’S MITCH: “Hungry” Unpaid Federal Workers Mob Senate Office Building And Wave Paper Plates [VIDEO]

The Independent reports: Federal workers gathered Wednesday at the Hart Senate Office Building to protest the ongoing government shutdown, which has left hundreds of thousands of them without pay. The workers held 33 minutes of silent protest, or one minute for every day the shutdown has lasted. Protesters shook their fists during the protest and chanted, “No more food banks. …

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“STUPIDITY Act” Could End Government Shutdowns

The Week reports: The unprecedented shutdown fell into its 32nd day over President Trump’s demand for border wall funding and Democrats’ refusal to give in. But while there remained no hint of a deal to reopen the government on Tuesday, Sen. Mark Warner did introduce the STUPIDITY Act to prevent hypothetical shutdowns in the future. Under the craftily acronymed act, …

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Lara Trump: Unpaid Federal Workers Are Going Through A “Little Bit Of Pain” But This Is Bigger Than Them

Newsweek reports: The 800,000 furloughed federal employees and 400,000 working without pay due to the government shutdown over $5 billion dollars in funding for a wall on the U.S. southern border are going through “a little bit of pain,” but “this is so much bigger than any one person” said Lara Trump, campaign adviser and daughter-in-law to President Donald Trump …

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McConnell And Schumer Agree To Two Shutdown Votes

The New York Times reports: The Senate will vote Thursday on two separate bills that would bring an immediate end to the partial government shutdown: one backed by President Trump that includes $5.7 billion for his border wall and another that would simply extend funding for shuttered agencies through Feb. 8. The plan, a compromise between Senator Mitch McConnell, the …

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Trump Hails Unpaid Federal Workers As “Great Patriots”

Newsweek reports: President Donald Trump has lauded the federal employees furloughed or working without pay due to the partial government shutdown, describing those not getting paid as “great patriots.” Though the president has tried to shift the blame for the shutdown onto the opposition, polls have shown that most Americans blame Trump and the Republicans for the ongoing crisis—caused by …

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TWEETSTORM: Trump Rages At “Radical” Nancy Pelosi

The Hill reports: President Trump early Sunday sought to sell his new immigration proposal, which includes funding for a wall along the southern border and extended protection for certain immigrant groups, amid pushback from Democrats and hard-line conservatives. In several tweets, Trump singled out Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) for her opposition to the proposal, calling her a “Radical Democrat” and …

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SNL’s Donald Trump Plays “Deal Or No Deal” [VIDEO]

NBC News reports: “Saturday Night Live” returned from its winter break to skewer President Trump’s attempts to end the partial government shutdown that’s been ongoing for nearly a month. President Trump, played by Alec Baldwin, as a contestant on the television game show “Deal or No Deal,” was given an opportunity to negotiate an end to the shutdown, created by …

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Pelosi Rejects Trump’s Wall Proposal As A “Non-Starter”

Reuters reports: U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Saturday said an upcoming proposal by President Donald Trump to provide temporary protections for some undocumented immigrants in return for building a wall on the southwestern border with Mexico was “unacceptable.” Trump’s plan also does not “represent a good faith effort to restore certainty to people’s lives” and is unlikely …

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LIVE VIDEO: Trump Offers DACA Deal To End Shutdown

The Washington Post reports: President Trump is planning to make a new offer Saturday to Democrats aimed at ending the 29-day partial government shutdown that would extend deportation protections for some immigrants in exchange for $5.7 billion in border wall funding, according to Republican officials. The president’s proposal, which he is expected to announce at the White House at 4 …

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Shutdown: Federal Courts Are Running Out Of Money

The New York Times reports: The federal courts are running out of money as the partial government shutdown continues with no end in sight, raising concerns that the legal system will be significantly hobbled if the standoff is not resolved soon. Judges and court officials around the country are bracing for the likelihood that the federal judiciary will be unable …

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Pelosi’s Spox: Our Trip To Afghanistan Is Off Due To “Grave Threat” Created By Trump Revealing Its Details

NBC News reports: President Donald Trump and the White House’s revelation of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s Afghanistan travel plans had put the group traveling there in danger and forced them to scrap the trip entirely, her spokesperson said Friday, pointing to a formal government assessment. After Trump decided to block Pelosi, D-Calif., and other lawmakers from using a military jet …

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Trump Rips Pelosi For Planning Travel During Shutdown

The Hill reports: President Trump slammed Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) for planning to leave the country on a congressional delegation during the government shutdown. He also needled the Speaker for taking donations from California’s wine country, writing that workers would still have access to come work there even after a wall is built on the border. The tweet came a …

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McConnell Again Blocks Bill To Reopen Government

ABC News reports: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) blocked legislation on Thursday that would have reopened most of the federal government impacted by the partial shutdown. Sen. Tim Kaine (D-Va.) tried to get consent to take up a House-passed bill that would reopen all agencies except the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), which is at the center of the …

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Lindsey Graham Blasts Trump’s Cancellation Of Pelosi’s Trip: One Sophomoric Action Doesn’t Deserve Another

The BBC reports: Mr Trump’s cancellation of the trip emerged barely half an hour before the Democratic speaker of the House of Representatives was scheduled to leave on Thursday afternoon. A White House official told US media the president was able to halt the foreign trip by Mrs Pelosi and a congressional delegation because they were set to use military …

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Nancy Pelosi: I Haven’t Heard From Trump Since I Sent Him A Letter Requesting SOTU Postponement [VIDEO]

CBS News reports: “I’m not for a wall,” Pelosi said repeatedly at the press conference, referring to $5.7 billion funding for the border wall Mr. Trump is requesting in order to sign bills funding the government. “Insistence on the wall is a luxury the country can no longer afford.” Replying to a question from CBS News’ Nancy Cordes, Pelosi said …

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Furloughed Federal Workers File For Unemployment

The Associated Press reports: The number of furloughed federal employees seeking unemployment benefits jumped in the first two weeks of the shutdown, topping 10,000 during the week of Jan. 5. The Labor Department said Thursday that is double the number of federal workers who sought aid in the previous week. Typically fewer than a thousand former federal employees apply for …

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Donations Pour In For Unpaid TSA Security Workers

The Associated Press reports: The shutdown has brought an outpouring of generosity to TSA agents and other federal employees who are working without pay. Food, financial help, haircuts and toiletries are among the donated goods and services. On Wednesday, donations of diapers, juice, garbage bags, canned soup and boxes of Ramen noodles were being unloaded onto luggage carts at the …

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USAA Donates $15M To Help Coast Guard Families

Stars & Stripes reports: In a letter recognizing the anxiety among Coast Guard members who missed paychecks Tuesday because of the partial federal government shutdown, Adm. Karl L. Schultz announced a $15 million donation to support servicemembers. The donation to the Coast Guard Mutual Assistance, a nonprofit charity that aids members of the Coast Guard, from USAA, a financial services …

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White House: Shutdown Cost Is Double What We Said

ABC News reports: The broader impact of the shutdown on the U.S. economy may be double what was expected, White House economists confirmed on Wednesday, Day 26 of the political standoff. Meanwhile, thousands of employees have been called back to work without pay because of the risks posed for their agencies if, for example, airports continue to run with fewer …

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Air Traffic Controllers Union: Flying Is Now “Less Safe”

The Associated Press reports: A top member of the National Air Traffic Controllers Association said Wednesday that flying is “less safe today than it was a month ago” due to the partial government shutdown. “I would say [flying] is less safe today than it was a month ago, absolutely,” Trish Gilbert, the executive vice president of the labor union, said …

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