Sunday, 24 March, 2019

Nancy Pelosi Endures Partial Government Shutdown at Luxury Resort in Hawaii

Mexico creates free zone on US border to win investment create jobs President Trump threatens to close border with Mexico as standoff over wall continues
Leonard Rios | 29 December, 2018, 12:36

US President Donald Trump threatened on Friday to "entirely" close the US southern border if Congress does not agree to provide US$5 billion in taxpayer funds for his promised wall along the border with Mexico.

Both chambers of Congress convened for just a few minutes on Thursday, before adjourning until next week. But federal flood insurance policies will continue to be issued and renewed, in a reversal prompted by pressure from lawmakers, said Republican Sen. Now Democratic leaders are adamant that they will not authorize money for the project, calling it wasteful and ineffective. Democrats have offered support for US$1.3 billion in funding for general border security, but have long opposed the building of a wall. So what happens when Democrats take over the House on Jan 3 and when Rep. Nancy Pelosi takes the speaker's gavel as expected?

The president took to Twitter Thursday morning to express his incredulity, writing, "Have the Democrats finally realized that we desperately need Border Security and a Wall on the Southern Border..."

"We are far apart", White House press secretary Sarah Sanders told CBS on Friday.

"He's staying in Washington, D.C., over New Year's", said Mulvaney, who is set to become Trump's acting chief of staff next month. He also threatened to cut off US aid to El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras, among countries he deems have not done enough to combat illegal immigration.

"We are not giving up on that - it's why the government is closed, ' Mulvaney said. They're not even talking right now".

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Christianson said the case was being handed over to a prosecutor, and he suggested the killing could be a capital murder case. The sheriff blamed California's sanctuary law for preventing local authorities from reporting Perez Arriaga to the U.S.

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Over 100 Inter fans attacked Napoli fans' vehicles and coaches before kickoff, Milan police chief Marcello Cardona said. In the wake of the horrific abuse, Inter Milan have been ordered to play their next two home games behind closed doors.

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Mr Trump's trip to Iraq offered an opportunity for the commander in chief to defend his policy. "Melania and I were honored (sic) to visit our troops at Al Asad Air Base in Iraq ".

In what looked like an attempted divide-and-conquer via TV interview strategy, Mulvaney floated the theory of a split between the two leaders, who together clashed with Trump in a caustic televised Oval Office meeting days before the shutdown began.

Pelosi and her lieutenants plan to pass a funding bill that could reopen the government as soon as new members are sworn in because they believe they have the upper hand in the shutdown fight, the website said.

"While we await the President's public proposal, Democrats have made it clear that, under a House Democratic Majority, we will vote swiftly to re-open government on Day One", Hammill said in a statement.

Mulvaney said Trump is willing to shut down the border, despite the economic hit as $558 billion worth of goods flowed across the border past year, because "all options are on the table" and "it's the only way we can get the Democrats' attention".

As for EPA, workers needed for preventing immediate public health threats at more than 800 Superfund hazardous-waste sites will remain on the job as well as emergency response workers for disasters.

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