News : Politics

Senate breaks budget impasse, paving way for government to reopen

Monday  20:11,   22 january 2018

Talks centered on Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s (R-Ky.) offer to consider allowing a floor debate on immigration next month.The upper chamber was expected to quickly approve the bill, and House members were told to await a possible vote[...]

Here’s What Members Are Doing With Their Salary During Shutdown

Monday  17:51,   22 january 2018
Roll Call

A government shutdown always unleashes a cascade of political histrionics, and chief among those is lawmakers “refusing” their salaries. Load[...]

4 big questions Congress must answer before it can end this shut down

Monday  16:25,   22 january 2018

Like this one: Even if lawmakers could agree to a deal, would Trump support it?Load[...]

More in new poll blame congressional Republicans for shutdown than Dems

Monday  15:25,   22 january 2018
The Hill

Slightly more Americans said they would blame the Republican Party over the Democrats for a government shutdown than, a new poll found.Slightly more Americans said in a new poll that they would blame Republicans on Capitol Hill over  Democrats[...]

Republicans consider releasing some classified intel behind memo alleging FISA abuses

Monday  14:05,   22 january 2018

Top House Republicans are considering publicly releasing some of the underlying intelligence behind a memo spearheaded by Rep. Devin Nunes that alleges FBI abuses of surveillance laws. Nunes, the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, met[...]

Congress can easily avoid shutdowns. Here's why it doesn't.

Monday  13:20,   22 january 2018

There's little punishment for members and lots of potential rewards.There’s one big difference between the weather and shutdown, however. Nobody can do anything about the weather while members of Congress can easily avoid shutdowns. Indeed, they [...]

Stephen Miller: Immigration agitator and White House survivor

Monday  12:37,   22 january 2018

The senior aide works to balance his restrictionist ideals against a president in search of a deal.Stephen Miller, one of the few remaining original advisers to President Trump, invited a small group of writers and editors from Breitbart News to the [...]

Schumer's moment: Shutdown puts spotlight on Dem leader

Monday  10:11,   22 january 2018
Associated Press

For Republicans, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer is the face of the government shutdown. Perhaps the most powerful Democrat in Washington, Schumer has so far succeeded in keeping his party unified in a bid to use the government funding [...]

Advocacy group: #SchumerShutdown becomes top hashtag used by Russian bots

Monday  07:35,   22 january 2018
The Hill

#SchumerShutdown became the top trending topic promoted by Russian bots on social media on Sunday night, a national security group found. The Alliance for Securing Democracy, an organization led by national security officials from both political[...]

McConnell to bring up bill on immigration, border security next month

Monday  07:20,   22 january 2018
The Hill

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said on Sunday that he will bring up immigration legislation next month if negotiators can't work out a larger deal by Feb. 8."Should"Should these issues not be resolved by the time the funding [...]

A President Not Sure of What He Wants Complicates the Shutdown Impasse

Monday  06:56,   22 january 2018
The New York Times

Democrats struggle with a president who says he wants to compromise but then is reined in by his own staff, while Republican leaders are loath to guess at his intentions. The result has been a paralysis not only at the White House but on Capitol[...]

‘Defiance Disorder’: Another new book describes chaos in Trump’s White House

Monday  06:56,   22 january 2018

“Media Madness: Donald Trump, The Press, And The War Over The Truth,” by journalist Howard Kurtz will be published this month.But then Trump unexpectedly preempted the conversation and sent his entire administration scrambling, by tweeting out his[...]

Shutdown’s Crux: Democrats’ Deep-Rooted Distrust of G.O.P. on Immigration

Monday  04:15,   22 january 2018
The New York Times

After decades of fruitless efforts to overhaul immigration and under withering attack by President Trump and others, Democrats simply do believe Republicans will follow through on the issue.WASHINGTON — At the heart of the confrontation that led to[...]

White House fires back at Graham: 'He’s been an outlier for years’

Monday  03:02,   22 january 2018
The Hill

<p>The White House hit back at Sen. Lindsey Graham's (R-S.C.) comments calling White House aide Stephen Miller an "outlier" on immigration, using the same phrase to describe Graham's stance on the topic.</p>"As long as Sen.[...]

Cornyn predicts government will remain shut down Monday

Monday  03:01,   22 january 2018
FOX News

The Senate's No. 2 Republican said Sunday that the government shutdown was likely to extend into Monday as congressional Democrats and Republicans blamed each other for and urged each other to end the political stalemate. Senate Majority Leader[...]