Trump plans TV address, visit to border as shutdown continues
Trump plans TV address, visit to border as shutdown continues
US shutdown talks end with no breakthrough in sight as millions face benefit cuts
08 January, 2019, 01:32
It also said in the letter that $5 billion sought would only fund 234 miles of the almost 2,000-mile border.
House Armed Services Committee Chairman Adam Smith said the executive power has been used to build military facilities in Iraq and Afghanistan, but would likely be "wide open" to a court challenge for the wall along the U.S. -Mexico border. One of the officials - neither was authorized to speak publicly - said no additional meetings were scheduled. His border demands have gone back and forth between a concrete wall to "steel slats".
Trump is also planning a visit to the border on Thursday, but exact details have not yet been announced.
Trump reaffirmed that he would consider declaring a national emergency to circumvent Congress and spend money as he saw fit.
The president characterized the second day of talks between Vice President Mike Pence and Democratic congressional aides as "productive" after saying earlier in the day that he did not anticipate much progress.
"I don't expect to have anything happen at that meeting", said Trump about the talks today led by Vice President Mike Pence.
Mick Mulvaney, the acting White House chief of staff, defended Trump on CNN's "State of the Union", arguing that the president has "a great deal of latitude over how the government is run".
Most recently, Sanders claimed on Sunday in an interview on the usually Trump-friendly Fox News channel that "nearly 4,000 known or suspected terrorists come into our country illegally". A national address directed toward explaining the border crisis and why a wall would help would go a long way toward forcing Democrats on the defensive - and toward creating political cost for their inaction. "He's not building a wall anymore, ' that should help us move in the right direction", Mulvaney said.
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He was booed during a tribute video the organization played to honor his and Danny Green's accomplishments with the franchise. DeRozan became the first Spurs player to record a triple-double at home since 2003, when Tim Duncan accomplished the feat.
While Vice President Pence eagerly tweeted about weekend talks between the White House and Congress, there was one thing which stood out from the photos released by his office - there were no lawmakers from either party involved. In a previous budget showdown, Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer likened bargaining with Trump to negotiating with "Jell-O".
"We hope they take us up on it", he said. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says House Democrats intend to start passing individual bills to reopen agencies. Democrats returned to Washington in the new year, taking control of the US House of Representatives, and passed legislation to reopen all closed government agencies but did not include wall funding.
While Trump had expressed little hope for the talks Sunday, he indicated that the coming days would offer a chance to show that resolve.
In the meantime, she said, Trump is focused on finding bipartisan solutions on critical issues like infrastructure and trade.
He said, "Many of those people that won't be receiving a paycheck, many of those people agree 100 percent with what I'm doing", although there has been no survey of government workers' views on Trump's wall proposal.
"They are essentially the same funding bills that the Republican Senate wrote and approved by a 92-6 margin during the last Congress", Hoyer said in a statement Sunday.
Trump's allies say he is simply keeping a longstanding campaign promise and they frame his focus on his base as a smart strategy, since he will need to energize those supporters for his re-election campaign.
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Marnus Labuschagne would return at six, moving Mitch Marsh to the top of the tail. "A huge advantage", Cummins said of Marsh. Winning in Australia is quite the accolade to have on a cricket CV - even one already as impressive as his.
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.
Such a move would seem certain to draw legal challenges. "This is national security we're talking about", he said on Friday. Speaking on CNN's "State of the Union", Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff called the idea a "nonstarter".
Republicans under retiring Speaker Paul Ryan all but gave up trying to the muscle the conservative House Freedom Caucus in line. The new Congress will gavel into session on Thursday, with Democrats taking over the majority in the House of Representatives.
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He later said he would not have taken Trump's endorsement for president had he made the public comments Romney has since rebuked . It would be tricky terrain for Sasse to publicly battle with Trump, who won the state in 2016 by 25 percentage points.
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Dunford Jr., the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, had communed with national security adviser, John R. Bolton, before the two men travel to Turkey and Israel.
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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.
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