Shutdown 2018  (Page 1)

Government Faces Shutdown on Friday if Congress Cannot Pass Spending Bill

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, March 19, 2018 at 1:00pm 3/19/2018 at 1:00pm

Yes, the government is facing another shutdown if Congress does not pass a spending bill to fund the government through the end of September by midnight on Friday.

It may not be that easy since some Republicans have scoffed at the $1.2 trillion price tag.

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Will Congress Reach a DACA Deal?

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, February 5, 2018 at 5:00pm 2/5/2018 at 5:00pm
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Immigration has come to the forefront again as the government faces another possible shutdown this week. Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) has already stated she will vote no against a funding bill if it does not include language for DACA members, also known as Dreamers.

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Trump Reminds “Cryin’ Chuck Schumer” That DACA Negotiations Must Include a Wall

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, January 24, 2018 at 11:00am 1/24/2018 at 11:00am
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Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) needs to snap back into reality. Look, the Democrats do not have control of Congress and Donald Trump is our president and it looks like Schumer still isn’t ready to accept the fact that he doesn’t have power. Even after he

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Dreamers Furious Over Shutdown Sellout Protesting Democrats Across the Country

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, January 23, 2018 at 7:00pm 1/23/2018 at 7:00pm
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The Democrats have a huge problem on their hands as Dreamers, now young adults who’ve been promised the immigration world, are demanding Democrats make good on their promises.

Schumer’s failure to negotiate any meaningful DACA codification into the spending bill has Dreamers incensed and they’re taking action.

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Schumer pretends he has bargaining power, takes The Wall off the negotiating table

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, January 23, 2018 at 5:00pm 1/23/2018 at 5:00pm
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Senate Minority Leader Schumer managed to single-handedly tick off the entire Democrat, progressive, and liberal political world with his inability to bring home any bacon from the shutdown fiasco.

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The House is Not Pleased With the Senate Over Shutdown Deal

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, January 23, 2018 at 1:00pm 1/23/2018 at 1:00pm

There have been many times when I thought the Senate was getting too big for its britches, often forgetting that they are the second chamber and not the end all, be all of everything in the government. Basic civics teaches us that everything starts in the House of Representatives.

The Senate has...

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#SchumerShutdown After-Assessment: Democrats have boxed themselves in on DACA

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, January 22, 2018 at 9:00pm 1/22/2018 at 9:00pm

Glad I was in the car much of the day, while all the theatrics were going on with unshutting down the government, which never really had been shut to begin with.

The overwhelming after-assessment among the punditry is that Schumer was humiliated, had little to show for either the fight or the...

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Is it time for Chuck Schumer to step aside and let women lead Senate Dems?

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, January 22, 2018 at 5:00pm 1/22/2018 at 5:00pm
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Today is an embarrassing day to be a Democrat.

Senate Democrats wasted an entire grandstanding-filled weekend for a whole lotta nuthin. Rather than coming to an agreement with Senate Republicans and President Trump Friday, Democrats ended up accepting the deal (with nothing new in return) Monday.

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Unconditional surrender by Democrats is the only acceptable outcome to the #SchumerShutdown

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, January 21, 2018 at 9:00pm 1/21/2018 at 9:00pm

As this post goes live, there are lots of rumors of some sort of “deal” between Democrat and Republican “moderates” to end the government funding impasse.

The Democrats, and particularly Chuck Schumer, have talked themselves into a dead end of seeming to put the interests of illegal aliens ahead of U.S. citizens....

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Dems appear ready to capitulate on Wall funding for DACA deal, but it won’t be enough

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, January 21, 2018 at 11:30am 1/21/2018 at 11:30am
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We are now in Day 2 of the government shutdown, and things are not moving favorably for the Democrats, and they know it.

One sign may be that some leading Democrats are talking about capitulating on funding a wall on the Mexican border.

The Wall is symbolic in many ways.

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Shutdown Theater Week at Legal Insurrection

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, January 21, 2018 at 7:30am 1/21/2018 at 7:30am

We just witnessed another partisan battle over funding the government which ended in a shutdown. Has it impacted your life in any significant way?

Things sure have changed.

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#SchumerShutdown #DACAshutdown

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, January 19, 2018 at 8:45pm 1/19/2018 at 8:45pm

UPDATE: A cloture vote to end debate in the Senate on the funding bill passed by the House failed. So we’re heading to “shutdown” unless there is a last minute deal reached.

As a reminder of how Obama weaponized the 2013 shutdown, see my post Flashback to when Obama weaponized 2013 government shutdown.

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Flashback to when Obama weaponized 2013 government shutdown

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, January 19, 2018 at 2:30pm 1/19/2018 at 2:30pm

It’s unclear at this point whether there will be a short-term budget deal, or a government “shutdown.” Despite the drama, a shutdown is not really a shut down. Essential services continue.

It’s more of a scale-back, and the government has a lot of discretion as to what gets scaled back. In a...

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#SchumerShutdown: House approves stopgap spending bill, now on to Senate

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, January 18, 2018 at 7:43pm 1/18/2018 at 7:43pm

The House of Representatives just approved a short term continuing spending bill to keep the government fully funded until mid-February.

The vote was 230-197. 11 Republicans voted no. 5 Democrats voted yes

It now moves on to the Senate, where Democrats say they have the votes to stop the funding, and at...

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Are We Headed Towards Another Government Shutdown? Here’s What Everyone’s Saying

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, January 18, 2018 at 3:00pm 1/18/2018 at 3:00pm
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Every year, Congress faces the same budgetary deadline and every year, drama surrounding said deadline engulfs the news cycle. You’d think at some point they’d plan ahead and sort this business out well in advance of the deadline, but it’s much harder to lambast your opponent and score political points...

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Trump Wants $18 Billion for Wall Funding, Dems Threaten Govt Shutdown over DACA

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, January 6, 2018 at 9:30am 1/6/2018 at 9:30am
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Another government spending bill with a due date of January 19th is rapidly approaching. Democrats want a deal on DACA and Trump wants funding for the wall. Neither side shows any signs of backing down.

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