So the world’s greatest negotiator has taken 800,000 hostages and threatens to shoot himself in the foot unless he gets his wall. Too bad the Democrats can’t subcontract the job of confronting his demands to Vladimir Putin. Faced with the Russian dictator, our bold leader rolls over on his back like a puppy dog. Furthermore, Trump’s […]
To mark this moment of insanity, Alec Baldwin returns to Saturday Night Live as Donald Trump — where the stable genius plays a special Government Shutdown Edition of “Deal Or No Deal.” Hosted by Kenan Thompson as Steve Harvey, the sketch features comical offers from his antagonists in Congress, including Nancy Pelosi (Kate McKinnon), Chuck […]
In a brief Christmas Day session with reporters in the Oval Office, President Trump said the federal government will remain shut until Congress agrees to fund his proposed border wall. “I can’t tell you when the government is going to reopen,” he said during a photo op of his holiday video calls with soldiers serving […]
Reprinted with permission from DCReport. Let’s talk about leadership. Yes, the President of the United States is a prime world leader as well as a figure that at once commands our troops, guides our security policies, sets an economic agenda, underscores our cultural contributions, promotes our health, education and welfare. Our President is someone we […]
Reprinted with permission from Shareblue. For any Republicans still in denial about how the looming government shutdown might play politically, a new poll confirms their worst fears. “A new ABC News/Washington Post poll finds substantially greater Republican risk in a government shutdown, with Americans by a 20-point margin saying they’re more likely to blame Donald Trump and […]
By David Morgan and Richard Cowan WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Senate approved a stop-gap funding bill to avert a looming federal government shutdown on Wednesday, after Republicans and Democrats agreed to help Flint, Michigan, resolve its drinking water crisis. Lawmakers voted 72-26 to adopt the short-term continuing resolution, or CR, that would keep federal agencies […]
The White House budget office was slated to hold a call with U.S. government agencies on Friday to plan for a government shutdown in case the U.S. Congress fails to pass a short-term funding bill by a deadline next week.
Every December brings anxieties about Congress finishing its work in time to avert a government shutdown. Christmas cheer is overshadowed by partisan finger pointing; lawmakers have months to come to an agreement on spending priorities and policy riders, but don’t.
Looks like the public will once again blame mainstream Republicans for not curbing the tantrum wing of their party — and the GOP can kiss the 2016 presidential election goodbye. That may sound like a good thing for the Democrats, but must the entire nation suffer in the process?