(CNN)President Donald Trump got into a public verbal spat with congressional Democratic leaders Rep. Nancy Pelosi and Sen. Chuck Schumer when they met Tuesday in the Oval Office to work toward avoiding a partial shutdown on December 21, when funding for a large portion of the government expires. Much of their disagreement turned on who would be blamed for a shutdown and who would own it if it occurred. "The President made clear he wants a shutdown," said Schumer after the meeting. JUST WATCHED See Trump, Pelosi, Schumer clash over shutdown Replay More Videos ... MUST WATCH See Trump, Pelosi, Schumer clash over shutdown 15:55 Starting with the mid-1990s clashes between President Bill Clinton and the then-fresh Republican majority in Congress, there have been seven polled government shutdowns or close calls, and though each situation was unique, Republicans have been blamed for most of them, although Democrats took the blame for the most recent, a short affair … [Read more...] about Who gets blamed for a government shutdown?
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President Donald Trump found a strong political issue in a brutal and needless crime on Thursday when he tweeted about the murder of a central California police officer at the hands of a man believed to be an illegal immigrant. This awful crime is likely to upend the debate surrounding a government shutdown that began because Trump rejected a compromise budget — which the White House had signaled he would sign — that did not include some $5 billion for border wall funding. For their part, Democrats don’t want to give him that victory. That could change. On Friday, Stanislaus County Sheriff Adam Christianson announced that authorities had arrested a suspect, Gustavo Perez Arriaga, an undocumented immigrant from Mexico, in connection with the shooting death of Newman police Cpl. Ronil Singh. Singh had pulled over Arriaga for suspected drunk driving Thursday at 1 a.m. The suspect, he said, had two prior convictions for drunk driving, a “known gang … [Read more...] about Cop’s shooting death may upend debate surrounding government shutdown
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It's official: The partial federal government shutdown will have interplanetary consequences. As NASA's New Horizons spacecraft hurtles through the uncharted darkness of deep space, it's on target for a brief New Year's Day rendezvous with Ultima Thule, the most distant and primitive object ever to be explored by humankind. The data gathered by the mission will help scientists understand what conditions were like when our solar system first formed billions of years ago. But, due to the shutdown, those interested in tuning into the momentous event will be left almost in the dark: There will be no NASA-provided press releases, no social media updates and, perhaps most important to some, no live NASA webcast. "What's really a shame is this is truly historic," New Horizons Principal Investigator Alan Stern told FLORIDA TODAY Thursday. "It's the farthest exploration of worlds in history and without NASA able to get the word out, I … [Read more...] about The government shutdown is keeping NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft in the dark
WASHINGTON – It was one of Donald Trump’s most-repeated campaign promises: Not only would he build a wall along the U.S. southern border – a “big, beautiful wall,” he boasted – he’d make Mexico pay for it. That was then. As president, Trump demands that Congress give him $5 billion as a down payment on the wall and threatens to shut down the government if he doesn’t get it. “I am proud to shut down the government for border security,” he declared Tuesday during a finger-pointing, arm-waving, on-camera squabble with House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi and Senate Democratic Leader Charles Schumer in the Oval Office. Whether Trump was bluffing or not, the battle over border funding has quickly become the major obstacle to getting a spending bill through Congress before next week’s deadline. A short-term spending bill expires at midnight Dec. 21, and parts of the government will run out of money and shut down … [Read more...] about Trump’s border wall pledge may cost US taxpayers billions of dollars or result in government shutdown