As America Slept, the Government Shut Down and Reopened Again
As America Slept, the Government Shut Down and Reopened Again
Budget finally OK, Congress heads into big immigration fight
11 February, 2018, 03:28
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While speaking against the Senatebill, Paul railed against the procedure in which it was taken onto the floor-he lamented the last-second nature of the bill-and criticized a lack of discussion regarding amendments being added to it. Paul wanted to add an amendment to the bill that would set budget caps to the spendingbill.
Though brief - the government had reopened before mostpeople had arrived to work on Friday, hours after the shutdown began - the timing of the shutdown was risky, coming soon after another massive sell-off on USA markets reflecting investor nerves about the U.S. economy.
With the clock ticking toward a midnight government shutdown, the 55-year-old lawmaker, ophthalmologist and veteran Senate pest made himself the sole obstacle to his chamber's quick passage of legislation keeping federal agencies open.
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said the legislation is illustrative of Republican inability to govern.
The Obama era guarantees for these immigrants were canceled by President Donald Trump and are scheduled to be invalid as of March. But Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., a fiscal conservative and resident contrarian, pumped the brakes, using his objection allowed under Senate rules to delay a vote until after 1 a.m. Friday. Why was he against the deal? The President tweeted that "we were forced to increase spending on things we do not like or want".
"Give us a chance to allay the fear that is in the hearts of these Dreamers and their families, and remove the tears from the Statue of Liberty observing what is happening here", she said. But if Paul got a vote on his amendment, then every senator would want one. They are a hangover from a failed 2011 budget agreement and have led to military readiness problems and caused hardship at domestic agencies such as the Environmental Protection Agency and the IRS.
Senate leaders hope to approve the measure Thursday and send it to the House for a confirming vote before the government begins to shut down Thursday at midnight.
Does White House have a moral compass?
According to the White House , his position did not require a security clearance and his background check was ongoing . The fact that these two men were welcomed to stay in a White House run by Donald Trump should be surprising to no one.
Here is Huawei's P20 lite and P20 plus, in leaked renders
Yet, a filing at the US Federal Communications Commission shows that an unidentified Huawei device has passed through regulations. The leaked photos also reveal that the Huawei P20 Plus will sport a USB Type-C port between two speakers at the bottom.
"I can't in all good honesty, in all good faith, just look the other way because my party is now complicit in the deficits", Paul said on the Senate floor as evening pushed into night.
"I love bipartisanship, as you know", said Sen.
The $90 billion in disaster aid would bring the total appropriated in the wake of last year's hurricane season to nearly $140 billion. Many lawmakers on both sides had issues with the deal as it was presented.
Some liberal Democrats object to the deal because it does not offer support for DREAMers, or undocumented immigrants who came to the U.S.as children.
Democrats are defending more than two-dozen seats, many of them in states won by Trump in 2016.
Former White House aide Omarosa Manigault Newman told the New York Times that people like her who boarded the Trump train called themselves Trumpublicans due to his unorthodox and unconventional approach to politics that seemed to have no place in the Democratic Party or the GOP.
The fate of DREAMers hangs in Congress' ability to piece together legislation that will ensure their protected status from deportation.
It remained unclear Friday morning whether that effort would be enough, however, to placate an angry base about the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals policy being left out of the deal after months of pressing to have it included.
The first five gold medals will come on Saturday, in cross-country skiing , short track, speedskating , biathlon and ski-jumping. Kim Jong-un's army of cheerleading bombshells arrive ahead of the Pyeongchang Winter Olympic Games 2018.
Han, however, is not convinced it means anything, saying what North Korea wants most is to reduce pain from global sanctions . On Saturday, she sat down for almost three hours of meetings and lunch at the Blue House, South Korea's presidential complex.
Vice President Mike Pence also attended the Games opening ceremony but had no contact with the North Korean delegation. Pence said the United States and South Korea were closely aligned in their approach to dealing with North Korea.
Investors fear the rapid rise in Treasury yields this year could signal inflation and faster rate hikes from the Federal Reserve. IRobot, which makes Roomba vacuums, plummeted 30 percent after projected a smaller annual profit than Wall Street was expecting.
The 10-year Treasury yield briefly hit a four-year high of 2.88%, renewing concerns about inflation and higher interest rates. US data showed an unexpected build in refined products, fanning fears of oversupply headed into the slow-demand season.
Snow totals will not be overly impressive, valleys see another 1-3 inches, while the higher elevations see around 4 plus inches. The weather service issued a " hazardous weather outlook " about the possibility of some accumulating snow starting Friday .
And says that means that I'll watch it now but any other time of the year on ain't no way am which and people curling. The men's team, lead by Wisconsinite John Schuster, finished 2-7, and the women's team was worse, going 1-8.
Prince William has honoured the achievements of young people who have overcome homelessness at a reception at Kensington Palace. William has always been a supporter of the charity, officially becoming a patron in 2005.
This new feature of Android Messages is known as "Ditto" but we're expecting "Messages for web" will be its official name. More significantly, RCS supports Skype-like video calls and audio messages, as well as private chats between two parties.
United bounced back from a 2-0 defeat by Tottenham Hotspur last Wednesday to beat Huddersfield Town 2-0 on Saturday. I like the stadium, I like the atmosphere. "Honestly I've always felt handsome matches but hard matches [there].
Engaged! Idris Elba Pops the Question at Movie Screening
In a major declaration of love, Elba proposed to Dhowre onstage at a London screening of his forthcoming movie , Yardie . The couple have been dating since previous year after they met while Elba was filming The Mountain Between Us in Canada.
Fighters on the UFC 221 hot seat
Par for the course for Yoel Romero ", Rockhold, moments after Romero missed weight on his first attempt, told FS1's Megan Olivi. Romero and American Luke Rockhold were scheduled to meet in a fight for the interim middle weight belt.
Turns Out the Olympic Ban on Russia Was Pretty Much a Joke
The best thing we can do for clean sport is to make sure there is a really strong anti-doping agency in Russian Federation ". Elistratov said he had suffered from the uncertainty surrounding the status of Russian athletes ahead of the Games.
IDF releases footage of alleged Iranian drone destruction
Eight of the Syrian targets belonged to the fourth Syrian division near Damascus, IDF spokesman Jonathan Conricus said. March 24, 2013: The Israeli military releases a guided missile at a Syrian trench used for deploying machineguns.
Cubs, Yu Darvish agree on six-year contract
There were reports that Darvish would have liked to have returned to the Dodgers after being traded to Los Angeles last summer. The top free agent pitcher on the market finally signing could get those wheels turning.
Sri Lanka swell lead after 14-wicket day
These are also the 3rd fewest Sri Lanka needed to bowl out a team in an innings with all the top three coming against Bangladesh . Bangladesh suffered another collapse as Sri Lanka won the second Test on Saturday, sealing the series 1-0.
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