The pain of the partial government shutdown bit into all corners of America — even the White House, where there is often very little sympathy for those whose job it is to keep Washington running.www.nytimes.com
President Donald Trump's advisers would recommend he veto two bills being considered by the House of Representatives that would end the partial U.S. government shutdown, the White House said in a statement on Thursday.U.S.
The bill would also significantly expand public financing for elections and give authorities more resources to investigate foreign agents who lobby in the United States.POLITICO
President Donald Trump held a kind of in-person Twitter rant in the press briefing room Thursday. He told those assembled that he has overwhelming support for his U.S.-Mexico border wall and has received calls, tweets and letters. At least one of those statements isn’t true. “The people of our country want it,” Trump said Thursday. “I have never had so much support as I have in the last week over my stance for border security,Raw Story
Senate confirms meteorologist Kelvin Droegemeier to lead the White House Office of Science and Technology PolicyScientific American
Legislation can't make up for Trump's remarks.www.washingtonpost.com
Speaker of the House Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said that she had intended to still go on her congressional delegation trip — also commonly referred to as a CODEL — to Afghanistan, even after President Donald Trump refused her the use of a military plane, but was forced to cancel due to security concerns created by Trump's announcement. What did Trump say? On Thursday, the White House released a letter from Trump stating that he was postponing a CODEL that Pelosi and several other congressmen...TheBlaze