Pence during the Monday session with reporters repeatedly uttered this line, aimed at trying to force Democratic leaders to the table: "There is a crisis at the southern border, and Democrats are refusing to negotiate". That's because of stats like those compiled by the Washington Post's Fact Checker team: the president, through December 31, Trump has uttered 7,645 false or misleading statements. While the number of illegal border crossings is down from 1.6 million in 2000 to less than 400,000 a year ago, the number of families coming over the border has risen sharply. Right now the White House is at a seven on the panic scale.
"I know the president has said that that was his impression from previous administrations, previous presidents", Pence told NBC's "Today" show. "There's an opportunity for every American to see who wants government open, and our responsibility is not to do what the president of the United States tells us to do". He's repeatedly contended there is a security crisis there and says the wall is needed to prevent nefarious people from coming into the US illegally.
Almost 60 percent of the American people oppose the border wall President Donald Trump promised voters that Mexico would pay to build during the 2016 campaign. He's made thousands of false and misleading claims already as president.
Spacey due in court over sexual assault claims
Spacey did not enter a plea during today's hearing, but he has maintained his innocence and promised he would be vindicated . Spacey will not be required to appear at that pre-trial hearing, as long as he is available by phone, the judge ruled.
Trump plans TV address, visit to border as shutdown continues
In the meantime, she said, Trump is focused on finding bipartisan solutions on critical issues like infrastructure and trade. Trump reaffirmed that he would consider declaring a national emergency to circumvent Congress and spend money as he saw fit.
Trump said Sunday he bent to Democrats' demand that the barrier be made of steel, which he said will be stronger and less obtrusive.
Democrats, who now control the US House of Representatives, have rejected Trump's demand for $5.7 billion to help build a wall.
While both of these statutes provide some legal cover if the president declares a state of emergency to fund the border wall, they each raise important questions. "And that doesn't come just from me, that comes from the professionals, they have been doing this their entire lives serving the country...they are saying that works", Morgan said.
She retorts, "Did you have a rough day, Agent Fury?" - a jab at both his attitude and the freshly stitched-up wound above his eye. Although they share a sense of community with the human race, "They're out to do what they got to do".
The new measure was approved by the country's justice ministry on Sunday, Agence France-Presse reports citing local media. Women in Saudi Arabia will receive a text message to notify them if they are divorced without their knowledge.
That means most workers whose duties range from answering taxpayer questions to paying out refunds typically aren't at work. The IRS issued an operational plan for a shutdown lasting five days, which kept about one in eight employees working.
With Robertson now in the fold, it gives the Phillies a potential closer and more stability towards the backend of the bullpen. Over the last three seasons the 33-year-old has tossed 200 innings with a 2.83 ERA.
Twitter users were quick to respond to Trump's new use of the poster, with some pointing out that HBO "is gonna love that". Other people had problems with Trump's "wall" meme that weren't related to " Game of Thrones ".
Manchester City's Brahim Diaz , 19, is on the verge of completing a move to Real Madrid which could be worth up to £22m. Spanish giants Real Madrid have unveiled their first January signing, who received the No. 21 shirt, on Monday.
Quarterback Justin Fields confirmed Friday night he is transferring to Ohio State following one season as Georgia's backup. Fields hopes to become eligible immediately at Ohio State, where he would have 3 years of college eligibility remaining.
When he was recognized as the league's most valuable player last season, Harden posted 30.4 points and 8.8 assists per game. The big question is whether or not the Rockets star has actually surpassed the man dubbed as "King James" at this point.
John Bolton added that Turkey needed to assure the safety of Kurdish fighters allied with the United States in the area. Bolton said the US has asked the Kurds to "stand fast now" and allow the U.S.to continue negotiations.
But in the end, the experience and athleticism of Kerber proved just enough to seal the match, 7-6 (6), with a final victor . Zverev and Kerber were despondent after the loss and the former said it was a tough pill to swallow.
Some TSA officers calling in sick
Jonathan Dean, a BWI spokesman, said the airport is "monitoring the situation and working closely with our TSA counterpart". It acknowledged that callouts started over the holiday season and have increased, but said they are causing minimal impact.
Man charged, detained in Poland escape room game deaths
Regarded as an intellectual challenge, the games have become increasingly popular among Polish teenagers in the past five years. A fire engine stands outside an " Escape Room " game location in Koszalin, northern Poland , on Friday, Jan. 4, 2019.
Windows 10 is now the most popular version
Build 18309 took a bow overnight for fast ring testers and we can confirm that the Windows Sandbox is up and running once again. Microsoft will reportedly release its own webcams in 2019 to bring Windows Hello facial recognition to all Windows 10 devices .
Browns QB Baker Mayfield Completes Wild Pass
Mayfield and the Browns offense were able to push the ball downfield in the second half as they scored two touchdowns. While the schedule won't be released until mid-April, we know who the Browns will play next season.
Yankees agree to deal with former All-Star Troy Tulowitzki
The New York Yankees are going to be without Didi Gregorius for most of the 2019 season as he recovers from Tommy John surgery . On Instagram, Machado's official account just started following the YES Network, which is the Yankees' flagship station.
LeBron James, Lonzo Ball lead Lakers in All-Star voting
Rookie sensation Luka Doncic is ahead of Durant, Anthony Davis , Paul George and other stars among Western Conference forwards. Every voter submits a ballot with two guards and three frontcourt players from each conference to determine the starters.
Apple's stark warning may be ominous news for China
CEO Tim Cook blamed the slump on a slowing economy in China, where Apple has also faced competition from Huawei and Xiaomi . The U.S. -China trade dispute threatens to snarl multinational companies' supply lines and reduce demand for their products.