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  • Trump’s Answer to "Why won’t you open the government and stop hurting people?": "Because then you won’t give me what I want"

    Donald Trump won’t budge on reopening the government, as he continues to hold federal employees’ livelihoods hostage over funding for his border wall. According to CNN, Trump called the meeting with Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer a “total waste of time.” Trump was asked by Schumer: “Why won’t you open the government and stop hurting people?” Trump responded, “Because then you won’t give me what I want.” CNN reports Trump walked out of discussions to end a partial government shutdown, now in...

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  • Trump couldn’t give Democrats a good answer why he won’t stop his government shutdown

    Incoming Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer emerged from the White House Wednesday after a conversation with President Donald Trump about ending his shut down. Pelosi said that she has given Republicans in the Senate every opportunity to simply approved the bill that they previously passed unanimously with a voice vote, but they simply won’t do it. “We have given Republicans a chance to take yes for an answer,” she said.

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  • Brexit: Labour braced to call confidence vote in government within days if May's deal is voted down, Corbyn signals

    Labour leader refused to commit to the exact timing of the challenge except that it would be 'soon'
  • House Defies Trump; Votes To Reopen Government With No Wall Funding

    In what what can only be described as theatre, the Democrat-controlled House of Representatives voted late Thursday to pass two bills that would reopen parts of the government affected by the partial shutdown. The only problem is that neither of the bills contain funding for what House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) called an "inhumane" border wall - leaving Republicans and Democrats without any possible way forward during a Friday meeting at the White House following President Trump's vow to...

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