Shutdown: Dot-gov websites vulnerable to cyberattacks, certificates expiring amid funding pause

Federal workers went without their paychecks Friday, as Trump's shutdown of the U.S. government continues for 21 days and counting. With no end in sight, concerns are rising that dozens of U.S. government websites have become insecure or completely unreachable, as their transport layer security (TLS) certificates expire. A Thursday report from Netcraft estimates that the .gov websites are using 80 or more expired TLS certificates. Sites like NASA, the U.S. Department of Justice, and the Court...
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Border Patrol union deletes 2012 anti-border wall web page that argued walls waste taxpayer money

A union that represents agents for the U.S. Border Patrol deleted a 2012 page from their website that said building walls or fences along the U.S./Mexico border to stop desperate migrants would be “wasting taxpayer money.” VICE's Motherboard reports that the deleted web page was originally posted in 2012. It carried an argument against walls like the one Trump's pushing today, and said border barriers don’t tackle migration's root causes, and may encourage more migrants to enter the U.S. thro...
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GOP rejected Obama’s executive reach, but accepts Trump’s

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama stunned Republicans when he bypassed Congress and — relying on what he called his pen and his phone — used executive powers to enact his agenda, including protecting millions of young immigrants from deportation. Now, with President Donald Trump proposing an even more dramatic end-run around Congress to build […]
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Donald Trump tweets that national champion Clemson football team will visit White House

The national champion Clemson Tigers football team will visit the White House on Jan. 14, President Donald Trump announced in a tweet Friday.            [Author: USA TODAY]
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Democratic Rep Tulsi Gabbard Running for President in 2020

(WASHINGTON) — Democratic Rep. Tulsi Gabbard of Hawaii has announced that she is running for president in 2020. Gabbard said in a CNN interview slated to air Saturday night that she will be formally announcing her candidacy within the next week. The 37-year-old Iraq War veteran is the first Hindu elected to Congress. She has…
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Trump Organization hires former White House ethics lawyer

The Trump Organization has hired a former White House lawyer to assist with congressional inquiries into President Donald Trump's business interests.
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Trump to honor Clemson Tigers at White House on Monday

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says he’s looking forward to celebrating the Clemson Tigers at the White House on Monday. Trump announced the 2019 NCAA football champion team’s visit in a tweet Friday, exclaiming “what a game, what a coach, what a team!” Clemson won the national championship earlier this week with a 44-16 […]
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Eight new grants, Ginsburg recovery from surgery “on track”

One day after Politico reported that White House officials were preparing for the possible “death or departure” of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who had surgery in late December to remove two cancerous growths from her lungs, the Supreme Court announced today that there was no evidence of any other cancer, and that the 85-year-old Ginsburg would not require any further treatment. Ginsburg’s recovery from surgery is “on track,” Supreme Court spokeswoman Kathleen Arberg said in a statement, althoug...
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Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Drops Watchmen Fire in Response to Criticism

House Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) won the race for New York’s 14th congressional district by leading with her democratic socialist politics and running on a progressive platform advocating for an increased marginal tax rate on the wealthy and universal healthcare. Much to the surprise of her new…Read more...
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Trump expected to ditch career diplomat and nominate former GOP congressman as Qatar ambassador

The White House is expected to pull the nomination of an experienced career diplomat for US ambassador to Qatar and instead tap former one-term Virginia congressman Scott Taylor, multiple sources familiar with the situation tell CNN.
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Trump backs away from declaring national emergency over wall – as it happened

President said he’s ‘not looking’ to declare an emergency at a cabinet meeting over the shutdownPodcast: who will pay for the wall?Sign up to our US morning briefing 10.00pm GMT That’s it for today, thanks for reading.•On the 21st day of the government shutdown, Trump backed away from declaring a national emergency over the border wall. The president had spent the week suggesting he would “probably” make such a move, but in a meeting on Friday did an about-face. “What we’re not looking to do...
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Trump Organization hires former White House ethics lawyer to handle Hill investigations

The Trump Organization has hired a former White House lawyer to assist with congressional inquiries into President Donald Trump's business interests.
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"Sources confirmed to Fox News that the White House has quietly reached out to a small number of GOP lawmakers and conservative legal advocates, reassuring them it would be ready for any court vacancy."

"Under new White House Counsel Pat Cipollone, a ready list of top-tier candidates is being updated. The low-key, unofficial heads-up is similar to when rumors of Justice Anthony Kennedy's retirement were rampant in 2017 and 2018. He announced last June he would leave the court."From "Ginsburg absence shakes court: White House makes preparations, coming weeks seen as key" (Fox News). [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
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Key House chairman plans call with White House counsel

Rep. Elijah Cummings, the chairman of the House Oversight Committee, will hold a call with the White House counsel Friday, a sign of shifting dynamics on Capitol Hill where Democrats now have subpoena power to investigate any corner of the Trump administration they deem necessary.
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Trump Backs Off: ‘Not Looking’ To Declare National Emergency ‘So Fast’

President Donald Trump said Friday that he does not intend to declare a national emergency “so fast,” despite his evident recent delight in threatening to do so. “I’m not going to do it so fast,” Trump told the White House press pool. “We want Congress to do its job. What we’re not looking to do right now is national emergency.” He said as recently as Friday morning that he “can’t imagine any reason” why he shouldn’t declare national emergency to get his wall funding. [Author: Kate Riga]
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Trump backs away from declaring national emergency to fund border wall

‘What we’re not looking to do right now is national emergency’White House attorneys and allies had prepared groundworkFollow the latest US politics newsDonald Trump has backed away from his threat to declare a national emergency to fund his long-promised border wall, as pressure mounts to find a solution to the three-week impasse that has closed parts of the government, leaving hundreds of thousands of workers without pay.“We want Congress to do its job,” the president said Friday during a round...
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Congress Passes Bill Requiring Back Pay for Federal Employees After Shutdown Ends

The Senate approved the bill unanimously Thursday
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Bloomberg says he’d self-fund possible 2020 White House bid

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg says that, if he runs for president in 2020, he’ll pay for it himself. He’s also offering a broader defense of candidates who use personal riches to bankroll campaigns. Another top contender, Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren, has decried the presidency becoming “one more plaything that […]
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The Trump Administration Eyes Disaster Relief Funds for the Border Wall

The money funds mostly flood control to prevent future disasters
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'People's vote': backers bide their time to force Labour's hand

Campaigners believe best moment to win over Corbyn will come after Commons voteBacking for a second Brexit referendum in parliament is unlikely to be tested until after next week’s meaningful vote, as campaigners weigh up the best moment to try to win over the Labour leadership.The Conservative MP Sarah Wollaston has scrapped plans to table a “doctors’ amendment” calling for the public to be allowed to exercise “informed consent” about Theresa May’s deal. Continue reading...
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Bill Allowing Post-Shutdown Federal Employee Back Pay Heads To Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is edging closer to declaring a national emergency to pay for his long-promised U.S.-Mexico border wall as pressure mounts to end the three-week impasse that has closed parts of the government and deprived hundreds of thousands of workers of their salaries. Some 800,000 federal employees, more than half still on the job, were due to miss their first paycheck Friday under a stoppage that neared a record for the longest government shutdown. With the closu...
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Trump open to Feinstein's assault weapons bill

Again, people who think the Republicans and Trump are a bulwark against gun control need to stop ignoring the evidence. https://www.mcclatchydc.com/news/nat...202733214.html Quote: President Donald Trump raised the issue, unprompted, during a roughly hour-long televised meeting with Feinstein and other members of Congress Wednesday afternoon at the White House. “I think it’s something you have to think about,” Trump said at the gathering to discuss school safe...
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Trump Goes Full Conspiracy Theory, Claims US Is Being Invaded

Upon returning back to the White House following a visit to the U.S.-Mexico border — a trip he admitted to reporters was just a photo op — President Trump concluded that the U.S. is being invaded by immigrants. “I just got back and it is a far worse situation than almost anyone would understand, an invasion!” he said in a Friday morning tweet. Trump and his team have been bending over backward in recent days to paint the situation at the border as a crisis in order to justify the government s...
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House votes to fund and reopen Interior Department, EPA and other federal agencies

The House of Representatives approved legislation Friday to fund and reopen the Interior Department, the Environmental Protection Agency and other federal agencies impacted by the partial government shutdown, though the measure is expected to be dead on arrival in the Senate and faces a White House veto threat.
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Brexit would be similar to 'national suicide', says leading Tory pro-European Dominic Grieve - Politics live

Rolling coverage of the day’s political developments as they happen, including day three of the Brexit debateCould second referendum happen without Corbyn coming out in favour?No-deal Brexit would be ‘catastrophe’, says JunckerAfternoon summary 4.57pm GMT 4.42pm GMT In his speech to the second referendum convention in London this morning Dominic Grieve, the Conservative former attorney general, described Brexit as “national suicide”. He told the audience:My friend the prime minister has...
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U.S. starts withdrawing from Syria amid policy confusion

The U.S. military began withdrawing from Syria, an order from Trump that others in the White House said would not happen straight away.            [Author: USA TODAY]
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The Shutdown Reveals Just How Automated Our Government Already Is

If you call the White House right now, thanks to the government shutdown, you’ll be treated to an automated message: “We apologize but due to the lapse in federal funding, we are unable to take your call. Once funding has been restored, our operations will resume.” The switchboard operators, like so many federal…Read more...
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This Shutdown Isn’t the First Time the U.S. Government Has Broken Down. The History Doesn’t Bode Well for Trump

In none of these cases, significantly, did the breakdown come to an end thanks to a reconciliation
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MPs attack ministers over delay to tax havens' public registers

British overseas territories win reprieve after threatening legal action or secessionThe government has been accused of defying parliament by delaying plans to require British tax havens such as the British Virgin Islands to bring in public registers that reveal the true identity of owners of companies sheltering assets.Foreign Office ministers have caved in after a rebellion in the British overseas territories, including threats to take the government to court – or even to secede from the UK. T...
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Scarborough: ‘It Sure Seems’ Like Enquirer Still Doing Trump’s Dirty Work

“Morning Joe” host Joe Scarborough smelled something fishy in the National Enquirer’s expose on Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos’ personal life and alleged infidelities. “And now they’re doing a hit job on a guy — I know Jeff Bezos is the richest man in the world. But let me tell you something. That ain’t a guy who’s on Entertainment Tonight or Entertainment Weekly or InStyle or anything like that,” Scarborough said on “Morning Joe” Friday. “That’s not a guy that Americans  say hey, I wonder what’s ...
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