News / World by Press Association 21/12/2018, 7:45 am FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Send us a story Sign up to our Daily newsletter As Donald Trump and US congress clash over the American president’s call for five billion dollars (£3.9 billion) to build a border wall with Mexico, US agencies are preparing for a partial government shutdown set to begin at midnight on Friday (5am on Saturday GMT). The dispute could affect nine of 15 cabinet-level departments and dozens of agencies, including the departments of Homeland Security, transportation, the interior, agriculture, state and justice, as well as national parks and forests. More than 800,000 federal employees would see their jobs disrupted, including more than half who would be forced to continue working without pay. The US postal service, busy delivering packages for Christmas, would not be affected by any government shutdown because it is an independent agency. – Work goes on Social Security … [Read more...] about What happens during a partial US government shutdown
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News / UK and world by Press Association December 21, 2018, 5:38 am FacebookTwitterLinkedInWhatsAppEmail Send us a story Sign up to our Daily newsletter House Republicans in the US have approved funding for President Donald Trump’s border wall in legislation that pushes the government closer to a partial shutdown. The White House said Mr Trump will not travel to Florida on Friday for the Christmas holiday if the US government is shutting down. More than 800,000 federal workers will be facing a leave of absence or forced to work without pay if a resolution is not reached before funding expires at midnight on Friday. The shutdown crisis could be one of the final acts of the House Republican majority before relinquishing control to Democrats in January. Mr Trump had given mixed signals on how hard he would push for five billion dollars (£3.95 billion) in border wall funds. But he dug in on Thursday, telling House Republican leaders he would not sign the … [Read more...] about Trump’s demand for wall moves US government closer to shutdown
DONALD Trump has vowed to shut down the US government if he doesn't get a border wall - but will he do it? Here we reveal what he said, what the wall will look like, and how much it'll cost. Will Donald Trump shut down the US Government over the Mexico border wall Last week Trump vowed to shut down the government over the wall in a fiery Oval Office meeting with Democrat leaders Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi. He promised he would allow a partial shutdown of the federal government if Congress does not provide $5 billion to build the wall. Senior White House adviser Stephen Miller has called it a "fundamental issue." When asked if the administration was willing to allow parts of the government to cease operation at midnight on Friday, December 22 if the wall is not funded, Miller answered: "If it comes to it, absolutely." How much will the wall cost? The US Department of Homeland Security estimates the wall will cost £17billion, according to a leaked report. However some … [Read more...] about Will Donald Trump shutdown the US Government over the Mexico border wall?
Viet Nam News WASHINGTON — An angry Donald Trump told Democratic leaders at the White House on Tuesday that he will shut down the US government because they refuse to approve billions of dollars in funding for his controversial Mexico border wall. The president and top opposition congressional leaders were meant to hold a reassuring Oval Office photo-op. Instead, their blazing row in front of the world’s media gave a glimpse of the dire challenges confronting Trump as he reels from legal scandals and the new reality of his Republican party no longer controlling Congress. Chuck Schumer, the senior Democrat in the still Republican-dominated Senate, and Nancy Pelosi, who is likely to become speaker in the newly Democrat-controlled House in January, bluntly told Trump that he had no chance of getting the US$5 billion he wants for the wall. Exasperated, Trump doubled down on earlier threats to retaliate by refusing to sign a federal spending bill required by Dec 21 … [Read more...] about Trump threatens US government shutdown over Mexico border wall
JFK’s missing BRAIN was stolen by Robert Kennedy after his assassination to stop it ever going on display, according to secret US government files. President Kennedy was murdered 55 years ago today but one of the greatest enigmas surrounding his death remains the location of his brain that mysteriously vanished. Bombshell US Government documents actually back-up long-running claims that blame JFK's younger brother RFK for swiping the brain. Files compiled by the House Select Committee on Assassinations, which probed JFK's murder, suggest the brain may have pinched to “prevent future display”. The document reads: “Circumstantial evidence tends to show that Robert Kennedy either destroyed these materials or otherwise rendered them inaccessible”. "It would seem to indicate that Robert Kennedy then decided to retain possession of all physical specimen evidence and transferred only the autopsy photographs and X-rays to the Government." The whereabouts … [Read more...] about JFK’s missing BRAIN was stolen by Robert Kennedy after assassination to stop it ever going on display, secret US government files claim