Tag: Government Shutdown

Trump: ‘I’d Love To See A Shutdown’

President Trump urged Republican lawmakers to shut down the government later this week if they can’t tighten immigration laws in an upcoming budget deal. “If we don’t change the legislation, if we don’t get rid of these loopholes where killers are allowed to come into our country and continue to kill … let’s have a…

Schumer Retracts Offer On Funding Trump’s Border Wall

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) told the White House this week that he has retracted his offer to provide funds for the border wall well above the $1.6 billion that President Trump originally requested, Politico reported Tuesday. Sources say that “Trump will simply not get a better deal than that on his signature campaign…

Senate To Vote Monday Afternoon On Reopening Government

With no deal made Sunday night, the Senate adjourned and will vote at noon Monday on a bill to reopen the government for at least three weeks. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) wanted to hold a vote at 10 p.m. Sunday, but Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) objected, saying there still wasn’t a…

House Approves $1T Spending Bill

With less than three hours before a government shutdown, the House narrowly passed a massive spending bill late Thursday after a drama-filled day of vote counting and lobbying from the White House and Congressional leaders. The measure passed by a 219-206 vote, with support from 57 Democrats. The House also passed a measure that will…

Read LNC Top 10 News Stories Of The Year 2013

LNC Top 10 News Stories Of The Year 2013 Based on Site Interest and Traffic. 1. Zimmerman Trial 2. Boston Marathon Bombing 3. NSA & Edward Snowden 4. Jodi Arias Trial 5. Ohio Kidnapping Rescue 6. Nelson Mandela 7. Toronto Cracked Mayor Rob Ford 8. GOP Government Shutdown 9. Obamacare ACA Rollout 10.Pope Francis What…

[VIDEO] President Obama Full Speech from This Morning Oct 17, 2013

FULL SPEECH – President Obama Statement On Budget Deal To End Government Shutdown President Barack Obama on Thursday delivered a statement on the deal to re-open the government and avert default from the State Dining Room. Watch it below. The Senate and House passed a bill Wednesday that will re-open the government through Jan. 15…

Statue Of Liberty, Grand Canyon To Reopen During Shutdown

The Statue of Liberty, the Grand Canyon, and Mount Rushmore were among the national parks and landmarks set to reopen during the government shutdown after negotiations concluded late Friday. The attractions will reopen Saturday after the states where they are located agreed to fund them through state funds or private donations. The costs range from…

Obama Renews Calls On Congress To End Shutdown, Raise Debt Limit

President Obama said he’s willing to negotiate fiscal issues if House Republicans vote on a “clean” bill to end the government shutdown and increase the federal debt limit. Appearing before reporters in the White House briefing room, Obama said: “Let’s stop the excuses. Let’s take a vote in the House. Let’s end this shutdown right…

Shutdown Stops Benefits To Families Of Fallen Soldiers

The federal government shutdown, now entering its second week, is preventing families of soldiers killed while serving their country from receiving death benefits. The families of five US service members killed over the weekend in Afghanistan were notified they would not be receiving the $100,000 benefit, known as ‘death gratuity.’ The money is normally wired…

GOP In Grave Danger Of Losing House In 2014, PPP Polls Show

Shutting down the government may end up costing Republicans control of the House of Representatives. A series of polls released Sunday show just how damaging the shutdown has been for the GOP. The liberal-leaning Public Policy Polling compiled two dozen surveys, commissioned and paid for by MoveOn.org Political Action, from House districts around the country,…

Obama Tells Americans To Persevere With Health Care Websites

President Obama says Americans definitely shouldn’t give up on signing up through government-run health care websites after a series of technical problems that left some users unable to complete the process. In a wide-ranging interview with the AP, President Obama also said the US believes Iran is still more than a year away from having…

Poll: Americans not happy about shutdown; more blame GOP

On day three of the partial government shutdown, a new CBS News poll reveals that a large majority of Americans disapprove of the shutdown and more are blaming Republicans than President Obama and the Democrats for it. Fully 72 percent of Americans disapprove of shutting down the federal government over differences on the Affordable Care…

Stewart Takes Down Fox News and ‘Republican Morons’ for Downplaying Shutdown

The government shutdown has affected a number of government programs and agencies, but Jon Stewart noticed Tuesday night that some conservatives and Fox News pundits still don’t think it’s a big deal. He called them out for downplaying how serious the shutdown is, even issuing a strong “Fu*k you!” to one Fox contributor. Stewart mockingly…

Obama: ‘Republican Shutdown’ Was Preventable

President Barack Obama placed blame on Republicans for the first government shutdown in 17 years. “This Republican shutdown did not have to happen. But I want every American to understand why it did happen,” Obama said during remarks in the Rose Garden. “They’ve shut down the government over an ideological crusade to deny affordable health…

President Obama speaks about the government shutdown crisis – Obama’s speech Full VIDEO

President Obama speaks about government shutdown threat President Obama delivers a statement speech on government shutdown from the White House Briefing Room President Obama speaks about the shutdown crisis – Full Press Conference 9/30/2013 President Obama speaks about the goverment shutdown crisis – Obama Full statement 9/30/2013 Obama: “If…Congress does not fulfill its responsibility to…

(VIDEO) HOUSE PASSES GOVERNMENT SPENDING BILL THAT DEFUNDS OBAMACARE

The House of Representatives passed on Friday morning a spending bill that would keep the government funded past Sept. 30 — and would also strip funding for the Affordable Care Act. The bill passed by a 230-189 vote. All but one Republican voted in favor of the bill. All but two Democrats opposed it. The…