Global

Donald Trump Announces Deal to Lift Shutdown for Three Weeks

Donald Trump Announces Deal to Lift Shutdown for Three Weeks

That would happen "as soon as possible", Trump said in remarks.

The Washington Post editorial board published on Friday a scathing critique of President Donald Trump's "temper tantrum over Congress's refusal to fund a border wall".

"We expect the continuing resolution to clear the Senate and clear the House this afternoon and be signed by the president today", Schumer added.

Trump reiterated Friday that the walls he desires are "not medieval walls" but "smart walls created to meet the needs of frontline border agents and are operationally effective".

The Trump administration asked federal department heads to reopen offices in a "prompt and orderly manner", saying that furloughed employees could return to work. "I think it is time to be encouraged; I think we're actually on the path to seeing a breakthrough", said South Carolina Sen.

The CR will allow normal operations to resume, although it may take several days for agencies to get up to speed given the record-setting duration of the shutdown.

With the effects of the shutdown spreading on Friday, Trump said a bipartisan congressional conference committee would meet to come up with a plan for border security.

Lou Dobbs, the Fox Business Network host, sharply criticized Trump's move and said House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., "just whipped the president of the United States". The CR, which funds government agencies through February 15, includes no additional border wall funding, which will be negotiated separately.

"Democrats have said they're not willing to negotiate unless the government's open".

Although Trump didn't reveal any details of the deal, he talked extensively in his address about the proposed border wall, giving arguments for its construction.

But he warns that the government could shut down again "if we don't get a fair deal from Congress". Such a move would nearly certainly face legal hurdles.

Truth revealed: Sarri could be sacked after 2-0 defeat to Arsenal
He said that the German midfielder was fit to play against Chelsea but Emery himself decided not to use him in the match. The offensive phase starts with Kepa [Arrizabalaga], and then with us the defenders, with everybody.

The U.S. federal government reopened late Friday after U.S. President Donald Trump ratified a bill funding the government for three weeks. He asserted that "barrier or walls will be an important part of the solution".

Speaking with PEOPLE earlier this month, amid the month-long shutdown, Wisconsin newlywed Mallory Lorge said she had been forced to ration the insulin used to treat her diabetes because she could no longer afford the $300 co-pay for a new supply.

Also expected is a new date for the president to deliver his State of the Union address, postponed during the shutdown.

But by Thursday, he was coming around on a short-term fix, said a person familiar with White House thinking who was not authorised to speak publicly.

As border talks resume, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., said he hopes for "good-faith negotiations over the next three weeks to try to resolve our differences".

Trump says more border walls are needed to stop what he says are crisis levels of criminals and illegal immigration.

"Trump is risking backlash from conservatives who pushed him to keep fighting for the wall".

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has repeatedly called Trump's proposition for a wall "wasteful and ineffective", and Democratic leadership continues to deny support for the wall.

The president's statement came as some 800,000 civil servants missed another payday amid the five-week impasse.

The urgency was underscored as flight delays rippled across parts of the eastern U.S. due to staffing shortages in airports where employees, including air traffic controllers, have been ordered to work without pay.

A growing number of lawmakers of both parties have said compromise is the only way to end the political stalemate and reopen the government.


  • L'Oreal hoards cosmetics in Britain as Brexit looms

    L'Oreal hoards cosmetics in Britain as Brexit looms

    The government now has a chance to ensure we leave the European Union and deliver on the promises made to the British people.
    Singer Chris Brown arrested in France on suspicion of rape

    Singer Chris Brown arrested in France on suspicion of rape

    He received five years probation and a community service order for assaulting his ex-girlfriend, Rihanna , in his vehicle in 2009. Neither Brown's legal team, nor a rep for Sony, Brown's label, have released a comment regarding the report .
    The Biggest Snubs and Surprises from the 2019 Oscar Nominations

    The Biggest Snubs and Surprises from the 2019 Oscar Nominations

    Meanwhile, "Vice" supporting actress Amy Adams remains on Close's heels in the unusual race by landing her sixth Oscar nomination. Directed by Ryan Coogler from a script he co-wrote with Joe Robert Cole, Black Panther stars Chadwick Boseman, Michael B.
  • Petra Kvitova and Naomi Osaka into Australian Open women's final

    Petra Kvitova and Naomi Osaka into Australian Open women's final

    Open", she said, "because I knew that I had the ability to win that many matches, play for that long". What she is focused on now is winning her first Grand Slam title since Wimbledon in 2014.
    Trump sends support to anti-abortion activists at March for Life

    Trump sends support to anti-abortion activists at March for Life

    In the following 46 years, the March for Life has become the biggest pro-life event in the U.S, according to march organizers . Tens of thousands of anti-abortion activists rallied in Washington at the annual March for Life .
    Arsenal boss Unai Emery

    Arsenal boss Unai Emery

    He was only an unused substitute against Chelsea and did not even make the bench in the 1-0 defeat to West Ham last weekend . Turns out they haven't. "I want to talk about tactics but it would appear this group of players are very hard to motivate".
  • Venezuela's army declares loyalty to Maduro

    Venezuela's army declares loyalty to Maduro

    They include Canada and a slew of right-leaning Latin American governments, including Venezuela's neighbours Brazil and Colombia. The Trump administration could impose sanctions on Venezuelan oil as soon as this week, according to sources.
    Giuliani tries to clean up comments about Trump Tower Moscow

    Giuliani tries to clean up comments about Trump Tower Moscow

    Trump's discussions with Cohen about the Moscow project - regardless of when they ended - happened while Trump cozied up to Russian Federation with his rhetoric on the campaign trail.
    Australia Open: Halep sets up Serena showdown, Djokovic progresses

    Australia Open: Halep sets up Serena showdown, Djokovic progresses

    Serena has looked in ominous form, as she seeks one more Grand Slam title to put her alongside Margaret Court's record of 24. He brings a lot of energy to the court, which is great to see", said Djokovic said of the 19-year-old.
  • Watch First Trailer of Metallica Frontman James Hetfield's Serial Killer Movie

    During a rare visit to death row from the sheriff who put him there, Bundy came close to confessing the Tallahassee murders. Voltage Pictures and Cota Films are producing and Joe Berlinger ( Metallica: Some Kind of Monster ) is directing.
    Manchester United fans ecstatic with Alexis Sanchez's performance vs Arsenal

    Manchester United fans ecstatic with Alexis Sanchez's performance vs Arsenal

    Former United player John O'Shea said of the goal: "The balance, speed and then the composure from Alexis Sanchez for the opener". Lucas Torreira and Granit Xhaka line up in midfield, while Alex Iwobi and Aaron Ramsey play.
    Sportsbook refunds Saints bets over uncalled penalty

    Sportsbook refunds Saints bets over uncalled penalty

    Although he is on the 53-man roster, Wise was inactive for the Patriots' 37-31 overtime win over the Kansas City Chiefs . Los Angeles went on to win in overtime, 26-23. "My kids were pumped; they got the biggest kick out of it.