Rapper Cardi B posted a fiery rant about the government shutdown on Wednesday, and the video sparked a debate among politicians – to retweet or not retweet? "I just want to remind y'all, because it's been a little over three weeks…Trump is ordering and summoning federal government workers to go back to work without getting paid," the New York native said the video, which was posted on her Instagram and shared on Twitter."Now, I don't want to hear y'all m*****f*****s talk about 'Obama shut down the government for seventeen days,'" Cardi said, referring to the 2013 government shutdown. "Yeah ... for health care! So your grandma could check her blood pressure." In the expletive-filled rant, Cardi went on to say this shutdown is serious. "Our country is in a hellhole right now, all for a f*****g wall ... I feel like we need to take some action," she said. "I'm scared. This is crazy. And I really feel bad for these people that gotta go to f*****g work to not get … [Read more...] about Cardi B rants about government shutdown. Senators wonder: Should we retweet?
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World Donald Trump International Affairs While President Donald Trump tweeted on Thursday that “border patrols want the wall,” thousands of them will be working without pay amid a partial government shutdown that is expected to continue through next week. Over 54,000 border patrol and Customs and Border Protection agents will continue working with no remuneration until the government shutdown ends, whereas clerical and non-essential staff are not working, Democratic Representative Henry Cuellar of Texas said, according to Laredo Morning Times and Associated Press. They will receive back-pay for their time worked, Cuellar told the publication; however, he added that some of these agents may not be able to make ends meet in the meantime. They represent at least two percent of the Department of Homeland Security workforce, both media outlets pointed out. A US border patrol agent arrests a group of Central American migrants after crossing the US-Mexico border … [Read more...] about Government Shutdown: More Than 54,000 Border Patrol Agents To Work Without Pay, While Trump Says They ‘Want the Wall’
WASHINGTON -- The Senate has adjourned without a deal on spending, an hour after the House ended its session, guaranteeing a partial government shutdown will begin at midnight Friday.RELATED: What would be closed, open during government shutdown Senators expect to return at noon Saturday as talks continue.Vice President Mike Pence and other White House officials were on Capitol Hill late Friday trying to broker a compromise as President Donald Trump pushes for $5 billion in border wall funding, a proposal Democrats staunchly oppose.RELATED: 5 things to know about a potential government shutdown Without a deal, funding for about 25 percent of the government expires at midnight.Nine Cabinet-level departments and dozens of agencies, including the departments of Homeland Security, Transportation, Interior, Agriculture, State and Justice, will be affected by the shutdownSee more stories and videos on the government shutdown. … [Read more...] about House adjourns without deal on spending guaranteeing partial government shutdown
President Trump's border wall will be a key topic for debate as lawmakers return to Washington this week for what's known as the lame-duck session, which includes returning lawmakers and who are retiring or who lost their re-election bids. Lawmakers are running out of time to address the looming deadline to avoid a partial government shutdown. In less than two weeks Congress must pass seven spending bills that keep several government departments up and running. Five of the 12 annual spending bills have been passed by the House and Senate and signed by the president, funding operations for those departments through Sept. 2019. The remaining seven have not, and the president is threatening a veto if the funding for his border wall is not included. "Could there be a shutdown? There certainly could," the president told reporters last week on Thanksgiving, implying a veto threat over funding for his signature campaign issue. "And it will be about border security, of which the … [Read more...] about Averting partial government shutdown tops lame-duck agenda for Congress
PALM BEACH, Florida (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump warned on Thursday there could be a government shutdown next month over security on the border with Mexico, suggesting he could hold up negotiations if no more money is provided for a wall between the two countries. U.S. President Donald Trump takes questions from the media after speaking via teleconference with troops from Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach, Florida, U.S., November 22, 2018. REUTERS/Eric Thayer “Could there be a shut down? There certainly could and it will be about border security, of which the wall is a part,” Trump told reporters in Palm Beach, Florida. Trump also said he had given the military the authorization to use lethal force if necessary on the border with Mexico. “If they have to they are going to use lethal force. I’ve given the OK - I hope they don’t have to.” Trump also warned that the United States could close the whole border with Mexico for a … [Read more...] about Trump warns of government shutdown next month over border security