President’s “Non-Starter” Deal Will Not End Shutdown

This week, shutdown polls showed the American public blame President Trump for the government shutdown. To divert Americans’ attention elsewhere, President Trump tried to make a deal with Democrats on Saturday. Among other elements, the deal consists of three years’ legislative relief to DACA recipients and a three-year extension of temporary protected status for 300,000Read More

Congressional Democrats Refuse Trump’s Invitation to Discuss Shutdown

Moderate Democrats were invited to have lunch with President Trump and House Republicans on Tuesday. Reps. J. Luis Correa (D-Calif.), Stephanie Murphy (D-Fla.), Abigail Spanberger (D- Va.), and Rep. Charlie Crist (D-Fla.) were invited to the lunch. Two are leaders of the centrist Blue Dog Coalition. These Democrats, suspecting they will be used as pawnsRead More

President Trump’s National Address on Immigration

In his televised statement, aired on every network and just short of ten minutes at 9:00 p.m. ET (6 PT), President Trump defended his border barrier and declared a national humanitarian crisis for the States. He said the only reason the government remains shut down is that Democrats, some of whom supported a physical barrierRead More

Solution to Shutdown Sought

The President’s son-in-law and senior adviser, Jared Kushner, invited moderate Republican senators to discuss a resolution to the 19-day government shutdown. The meeting was held in Sen. Lindsey Graham’s (R-S.C.) Senate Russell Building office on Wednesday afternoon. Five other Congress members were present. Senators Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.), Susan Collins (R-Maine), Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska), Rob PortmanRead More

Finding Finances for the Border Wall

On Thursday, President Trump traveled to a portion of the southern border in McAllen, Texas. He was greeted by protestors and a Trump baby balloon. Republicans who gathered to construct a new deal containing wall funding and provisions for Democrats involving DACA and visa modifications were disappointed by Mike Pence. Their plans fell through whenRead More

Partial Government Shutdown Continues Amidst Workers’ Lawsuit

Federal workers are suing the government for the shutdown. Heidi Burakiewicz is a union lawyer representing the workers who proclaimed, “This is not an acceptable way for any employer, let alone the US government, to treat its employees.” Some people live by the paycheck and have not shored up plenty of savings. Even as negotiationsRead More

Pelosi Reclaimes House Speakership and Strives to End Shutdown

Newly elected legislators convened for the first time on Thursday and Rep. Nancy Pelosi was again elected House speaker. She now faces the daunting tasks of unifying the chamber and ending the partial government shutdown as partisan disagreements over the U.S.-Mexico border wall continues to polarize and maim the U.S. government. This was the secondRead More

Trump Administration Ready to Do “Whatever is Necessary to Build the Border Wall”

Democrats are now negotiating with the White House over funding for the U.S.-Mexico border wall. If they fail to reach a compromise, there could possibly be a partial government shutdown right before Christmas. It would be the third one since Trump took office at the beginning of 2017. Trump’s senior adviser Stephen Miller declared thatRead More

Ivanka Trump Sent Out Hundreds of Emails from Personal Account to Discuss Government Business

A Washington Post report on Monday revealed that Ivanka Trump had been sending out hundreds of emails from her personal account to discuss official government business. The discovery instantly reminded the American people of Donald Trump’s repeated attacks on Hillary Clinton during the 2016 presidential race. Clinton came under fire for using her private emailRead More

Appearing on Fox News by mistake, a senator criticized Trump on air

Fox News, which is known for often attempting to defend the Trump administration’s policies, accidentally gave an outlet to the voice they so viciously attempt to silence. On Monday, the news channel was set to interview a Democratic candidate for Congress Ann Kirkpatrick, who had recently caused controversy for supporting actions from the U.S. Immigration andRead More