Collins says Senate should consider bills to reopen government

Palestinian US Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib Curses Donald Trump 1st Day in Office

Trump is demanding over 5 billion USA dollars in border security to deliver his signature campaign promise to build the border wall, whose construction and funding have been strongly rejected by Democrats.

His press secretary, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, confirmed on "Fox News Sunday" that declaring a national emergency was on the table.

The idea has met pushback from some, including California Democratic Rep. Adam Schiff, who said Sunday on CNN's "State of the Union" that he did not think Trump would be able to use emergency powers to build a wall at the southern border.

Nancy Pelosi, Speaker of the House, said on CBS Sunday Morning that information obtained from special counsel Robert Mueller could set the vehicle in motion.

"This shutdown could end tomorrow and it could also go on for a long time", Trump said. U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner, R-Colorado, on Thursday called for an end to the shutdown, even without a deal for a border wall, while U.S. Sen.

Sunday is the 16th day of the ongoing partial government shutdown, which has affected nine cabinet-level departments and dozens of agencies as well as the jobs and paychecks of some 800,000 federal employees.

Her statement said Democrats would "begin passing individual appropriations bills to re-open all government agencies, starting with the appropriations bill that covers the Department of the Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service".

More news: Winter weather advisory for Cascades through Thursday

The president said that a wall or a barrier must be built along the USA southern border with Mexico, while signaling a willingness to accept a steel barrier instead of a concrete wall by saying that "steel instead of concrete is fine".

Democrats have signalled they could accept a deal that precluded a concrete wall but provided funding for a steel barrier.

Democrats could demand other concessions from the White House, such as protections for immigrants brought illegally to the United States as children, known as Dreamers, or changes to other spending provisions. Republican Senator Lindsey Graham said last week that Trump's political base would abandon the president if he did not build a wall. Trump suggested Sunday that he, Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer could find compromise "in 20 minutes, if they want to".

But Trump showed no signs of budging in his demand for $5.6 billion for the wall, which Democrats have refused to grant.

He said he could relate to the workers who would have trouble paying bills because of the shutdown but threatened, again, to declare a national emergency as an alternative way to build the wall. A day earlier, the president had tweeted that he didn't care that "most of the workers not getting paid are Democrats".

That's despite the fact that his administration has already spent millions constructing wall prototypes near the border in San Diego. The White House said money was not discussed in depth, but the administration was clear about the need for a wall and the goal of resolving the shutdown all at once, not piecemeal. Such a move would seem certain to draw legal challenges. "He's not building a wall anymore, ' that should help us move in the right direction".

"Republican hypocrisy at its finest: saying that Trump admitting to sexual assault on tape is just 'locker room talk, ' but scandalizing themselves into faux-outrage when my sis says a curse word in a bar", Ocasio-Cortez wrote Saturday on Twitter, referring to Trump's lewd comments on a 2005 "Access Hollywood " tape that surfaced during the 2016 campaign.

Related News:



Most liked

Huawei Demotes Employees Responsible for Tweeting from an iPhone
The background is the fact that China blocked the access to Twitter as well as Facebook and Google . Once pay is restored it will not increase again until at least twelve months have elapsed.

Phillies to have face-to-face meeting with Harper
Most believed Bryce Harper would have a bevy of suitors on the open market. Perhaps if NY whiffs on Machado, they'll enter the Harper sweepstakes.

Bail Sought for Former Marine Held in Moscow for Alleged Spying
Shortly before Butina pleaded guilty, Russian President Vladimir Putin said she was not known to any of his spy agencies. In December, Butina pleaded guilty to conspiring with a senior Russian official to infiltrate US conservative groups.

Patriots Ty Law, Richard Seymour make Football Hall finalist list
Former Indianapolis Colts running back Edgerrin James has been named a finalist for the Pro Football Hall of Fame class of 2019. If Reed is chosen for induction, he would become the third Hall of Famer who spent the majority of his career with the Ravens.

10 flu deaths in Arkansas, 11 in Oklahoma
The Iowa Department of Public Health says a man from eastern Iowa is the first person to die from the flu in the 2018-19 season. The flu shot is likely to help a lot too this year, he said, as the vaccine is usually good at matching H1N1 strains.

Briefing: Apple cuts sales forecast following weakened China sales 1 min read
China is also one of Apple's most important markets, once referred to as a "hypermarket" by Cook. The Dow Jones Industrial Average sank more than 500 points in morning trading Thursday.

Netflix poaches its new CFO from Activision
CNBC reports the share price for Activision Blizzard dropped by 1 percent after the news became public of the company's plans. As for now, all we do know officially is that Neumann is currently no longer the CFO of Activision Blizzard.

Leaked! Samsung Galaxy S10 photo shows off camera in mouth-watering detail
This will make the Galaxy A50 the cheapest phone from Samsung to come with wireless charging support. This new line-up will debut, according to what we know so far, at the end of January .

Bald eagle lands on fan's head at the Cotton Bowl
Etienne ran 176 times for 1,463 yards (8.3 yards per carry) and 21 touchdowns this season. The victor of that matchup will face the victor of the Alabama-Oklahoma game (8 p.m.

Indian women form 620km 'human chain' for equality
It is believed to be the first time women have successfully entered the temple since the Supreme Court ruling last September. In October, devotees clashed with police in a town near the temple leading to the arrest of more than 2,000 people.

Police mourn after doughnut van perishes in blaze
Police in Lexington, Kentucky are in mourning, after a doughnut truck caught fire as it was passing through the town. Police forces and sympathisers around the U.S. were quick to offer condolences to their fellow officers in Lexington.

Have you seen 'Bird Box'? Netflix says basically everyone else has
It would be hard , for example, to say what the activity of 45 million accounts equates to in traditional box office terms. However, that sort of statistic is mostly meaningless, because it's coming from Netflix .

Brazil's leftist parties to boycott Bolsonaro's inauguration - 12/28/2018 2:33:55 PM
An embassy transfer could put at risk lucrative Brazilian poultry and halal meat exports to Arab countries. Both Netanyahu and Bolsonaro admire Trump, and are keen to forge closer relations between their countries.

Prowse ‘dive’ vs Manchester City: Should Southampton have had a penalty?
It was a scintillating match, and one that we'll remember as the best of the year. "If they let this one go, wow, Liverpool man". Win at the Etihad, and they will be 10 points clear of Pep Guardiola's side having played them home and away.

United Arab Emirates Reopens Embassy in Syria
It noted that both Syria and Egypt aim to reactivate the Syrian-Egyptian relations first and the Arab relations in general. On Wednesday, the White House clarified that Trump's tweet was not meant to announce a new commitment from Saudi Arabia .