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U.S. Agencies Ordered to Activate Closing Plan: Shutdown Update

Both the House and Senate recessed for the evening, ensuring a partial government shutdown will begin at 12:00 a.m. Saturday in Washington. Congressional leaders and White House officials were continuing to negotiate. A government shutdown is inevitable starting at 12:00 a.m. Saturday in Washington as congressional leaders and the White House continue to negotiate over Trump’s demands for a border wall, according to a congressional aide.
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White House Orders Up More Logging To Combat Wildfires

The Trump directive makes no mention of climate change.
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In Mattis resignation, a singular challenge to Trump's agenda

Mattis, a retired Marine general who was highly regarded by Republicans and Democrats, had far wider political support in Washington than Trump himself when he walked into the White House on Thursday afternoon. Sources said Mattis had already made up his mind that it was time to go. Later in the afternoon, Trump announced Mattis was retiring, only to be rapidly contradicted as Mattis circulated his eight-paragraph resignation letter.
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Shutdown due at midnight after lawmakers fail to reach deal

White House negotiators left the Capitol late Friday, and the House and Senate adjourned without a spending deal, all but ensuring a partial government shutdown at midnight with President Donald Trump demanding billions of dollars for his long-promised Mexican border wall.
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Man climbs National Christmas Tree

A man climbed the National Christmas Tree, on the Ellipse by the White House, on Friday evening, US Park Police confirmed.
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Source: Trump 'hates' Mattis letter

A source close to the White House said President Trump is angry about the resignation letter submitted by Defense Secretary James Mattis.
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Source: Trump 'hates' Mattis resignation letter

A source close to the White House said President Trump is angry about the resignation letter submitted by Defense Secretary James Mattis.
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Government Closure Inevitable as Talks Continue: Shutdown Update

A government shutdown is inevitable starting at 12:01 a.m. Saturday in Washington as congressional leaders and the White House continue to negotiate over Trump’s demands for a border wall, according to a congressional aide. Senators have been told they can go home and will have at least 24 hours notice before a vote, a Senate aide said. Trump is willing to make a deal with congressional leaders to keep the government open that could involve more money than Democrats have offered for border sec...
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Man climbs National Christmas Tree near White House

WASHINGTON (AP) — A man who climbed the National Christmas Tree near the White House Friday evening has been taken to a hospital for psychiatric evaluation, local media report. NBC4 TV in Washington says U.S. Park Police believed the man, who has not been identified, was in emotional distress and negotiated with him to climb […]
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The Government Shuts Down As Congress’ Frustration With The President Reaches an Apex

Negotiations to keep the government are ongoing, but no end is in sight.
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Frustrated by Trump, Congress Nears a Government Shutdown

Negotiations to keep the government are ongoing, but no end is in sight.
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White House unveils goals for Japan trade talks

The White House on Friday laid out objectives for trade talks with Japan, setting the clock for them to begin as early as Jan. 20, as the administration seeks to slash the United States' $69 billion trade deficit with the world's third-biggest economy.
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Comical

The Senate has in the last few minutes pressed pause on any further votes on government funding or the border wall until the White House and congressional leaders agree on some kind of global deal. A design of our Steel Slat Barrier which is totally effective while at the same time beautiful! pic.twitter.com/sGltXh0cu9 — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 21, 2018 It’s telling that no one on the Republican side wants to take any more votes until they know what President Trump will s...
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Jim Mattis latest in string of high-profile White House departures

Defense Secretary James Mattis turning in his resignation, but some of these other high-level Trump administration officials didn't get that choice.            [Author: USA TODAY]
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Jean-Claude Juncker is ‘grotesque’ towards women, says Rudd

Footage shows European commission president playing with woman’s hair during meetingAmber Rudd has launched a scathing attack on the “ghastly” European commission president, Jean-Claude Juncker, criticising his behaviour with women.The work and pensions secretary hit out after footage from last week’s European council meeting in Brussels showed him playing with a woman’s hair. Continue reading...
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Trump Willing to Make Deal, GOP Senators Say: Shutdown Update

Trump is willing to make a deal with congressional leaders to keep the government open that could involve more money than Democrats have offered for border security, according to two GOP senators. Senator Cory Gardner of Colorado and David Perdue of Georgia, a close Trump ally, told reporters they spoke with the president by phone and that the outlines of the deal are under negotiation. The Senate opened debate on a stopgap funding bill, clearing the way for negotiations with the White House o...
Tags: News, Colorado, Senate, White House, Georgia, Gop, Trump, Cory Gardner, David Perdue


The important passage of the First Step Act

It’s a mouthful, but it matters: the FIRST STEP Act — that’s The Formerly Incarcerated Reenter Society Transformed Safely Transitioning Every Person Act — is the first big bipartisan victory in Washington, D.C. in some time. On Tuesday, the United States Senate voted 87-12 to pass the criminal justice reform bill. The House of Representatives followed on Thursday with the legislation passing 358 votes in support and only 36 in opposition. President Trump, who announced his support of the proposa...
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Nursing shortage sparks pay raises in Riverside County

Nurses who work at Riverside County’s hospital are getting raises, a move the county hopes will be a cost-effective way to counter departures that add long-term expenses to the county-run health care system. The Board of Supervisors on Dec. 11 unanimously approved higher pay ranges for nurses employed at Riverside University Health System – Medical Center in Moreno Valley. The move is expected to cost the county $3.76 million this fiscal year and $6.94 million in future budget cycles. More than ...
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Global stock indexes skid as U.S. government shutdown looms

World stock markets continued a week-long sell-off on Friday as the threat of a U.S. government shutdown and comments from a top White House trade adviser casting doubt that a breakthrough on trade tensions with China can be achieved compounded investor anxiety that global economic growth is slowing.
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Trump chaos extends to Capitol as shutdown, Christmas near

WASHINGTON (AP) — It was four days before Christmas, and all through the House — and Senate — not a shutdown solution was stirring and lawmakers, they did grouse. The chaos that is President Donald Trump’s White House seemed to engulf the Capitol on Friday. While the workings of Congress are often tumultuous, especially as […]
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U.S. government shutdown looms as lawmakers seek last-minute compromise

President Donald Trump said on Friday there was a good chance the Senate would not approve his demand for $5 billion towards funding his long-demanded border wall and that there probably would be a partial U.S. government shutdown at midnight. Lawmakers scrambled to find an 11th-hour solution to avert the potential shutdown, meeting with Vice President Mike Pence and senior White House officials. Negotiators in the Senate were discussing legislation that would include $1.6 billion in border se...
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Allies express alarm at Mattis resignation as senior Republicans turn on Trump

America's allies around the world yesterday expressed alarm at the resignation of Jim Mattis, Donald Trump's defence secretary, fearing it signalled a retreat into isolationism by the world's only superpower. Senior Republican allies of Mr Trump in Washington also lambasted the president, accusing him of abdicating the US global leadership role. Mr Mattis resigned on Thursday in protest at Mr Trump's decision to withdraw from Syria and draw down troops from Afghanistan. In a ...
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Barack Obama performs on 'Hamilton' remix

Christmas came early for "Hamilton" fans.
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Barack Obama featured on 'Hamilton' remix

Christmas came early for "Hamilton" fans.
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Trump portrait: you couldn’t create a creepier Yuletide scene if you tried

The formal smartness of the US president and the first lady adds to the emotional numbness of the scene.The absence of intimacy in the Trumps’ official Christmas portrait freezes the heart. Can it be that hard to create a cosy image of the presidential couple, perhaps in front of a roaring hearth, maybe in seasonal knitwear? Or is this quasi-dictatorial image exactly what the president wants to project? Look on my Christmas trees, ye mighty, and despair! If so, it fuels suspicions that it is onl...
Tags: Art, Photography, White House, US, America, US news, Culture, US politics, Art and design, Donald Trump, Trump, Melania Trump, Albert Speer, Cross Hall


No, the Federal Shutdown Will Not Cancel the Government Tracking Santa Claus

Santa Claus is on schedule to deliver all of his presents in time for Christmas morning.
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Barack Obama Teams Up With The Cast Of ‘Hamilton’

The former president worked with the “Hamilton” creator to remix a song from the hit musical.
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Senate Leader Backs Trump’s Border Wall Demand – but Not Killing the Filibuster – in Shutdown Showdown

McConnell says the bill is neither "radical" nor difficult to explain
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Justices rebuff government on asylum ban

Last week the federal government went to the Supreme Court, asking the justices to block a ruling by a federal judge that bars the Trump administration from denying asylum to immigrants who enter the United States illegally from Mexico. Today the justices turned down the government’s request, which means that the government will not be able to enforce its new policy on asylum while the government appeals to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit and, if it comes to that, the Supreme Court...
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Barack Obama Stars In Lin-Manuel Miranda’s ‘Hamilton’ Remix

The #Hamildrop series ends on an epic note with "One Last Time (44 Remix)."
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