White House OMB Director Mick Mulvaney addresses Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer's list of demands: "There's a long way towards getting a larger deal, which is why it's so important to open the government now"

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17 July 2018
Senate resumes debate on federal government funding amid shutdown.
"I stand by every word. My Republican colleagues know exactly what the president said." –Durbin on reported Trump "sh*thole" comments.
"President Donald Trump has to step up and lead us at this point. He can do it." –Sen. Dick Durbin
"We are interested in folks who are coming to this country to contribute. I don't think that ever qualifies as xenophobia." –OMB Dir. Mulvaney.
Mulvaney says President Trump instructed him to use every tool legally afforded to him to send as many people to work on Monday as possible.
"My point was from an academic standpoint." – OMB Dir. Mick Mulvaney explaining why he said that his job title requiring him to order the shutdown was "cool"
"I'm not going to share my thinking with you before I even talk to my wife." – Speaker Paul Ryan on if he will run for reelection in 2018.
"I don't know if that's necessarily productive." –Speaker Paul Ryan on White House ad claiming Democrats are complicit in shutdown and illegal immigrants killing Americans.
Ryan says President Trump is leaving room, and willing, to negotiate with Dems. Says that's "exactly" what Trump is doing.
Ryan on opening the government says there's been agreement that the House would accept Feb. 8 deadline should Senate vote on a spending bill.
Speaker Ryan on negotiations with Dems: "What's so baffling is we were negotiating on good faith They blew up negotiations that were already underway."
Would @RepMarkMeadows support funding the government until February 8 in return for a hard commitment to vote on a bipartisan immigration deal? "I'm not willing to go along with it"
[email protected] to DACA recipients concerned about being deported: "There's a deal that can be made, but we have to open the government first."
[email protected] on resolving shutdown: I'm optimistic, we had 20 Senators, both Republicans and Democrats, in a room yesterday trying to find a solution; we are listening and trying to find a way forwardI call on @POTUS get involved and negotiate a conclusion.
Sen. Bernie Sanders on DACA: "If these 800,000 people, young people, are subject to deportation, this will be one of the ugliest stains on the history of the United States"
[email protected] believes @SenSchumer made a "significant concession" during meeting with President Trump at the White House "for this quixotic quest he has for this wall": "Despite that effort, two hours later, the president's people called back later and said it's over."
[email protected] on if Dems are holding the government hostage with shutdown: Just because I voted against a temporary CR, I'm not an arsonist.
[email protected] on accepting a 3-week continuing resolution offer from Congressional Republicans: Depends what is on the tableI voted against a 30-day CR.
[email protected] on Friday meeting between @SenSchumer and @POTUS: I believe Schumer put a lot on the table and the president accepted it, THEN after hearing complaints POTUS walked it back.
[email protected] on Friday meeting between @SenSchumer and @POTUS: From talking to Schumer, he reluctantly offered the two things he wanted-full funding of the military and full funding to build the wall.
Did General Kelly really say President Trump was uninformed on the wall? @RepGutierrez tells "Yes he said the President of the United States, when he was campaigning, made promises that were not fully informed."
[email protected] on how long shutdown will last: Could go several days as Democrats want to see @POTUS give State of the Union in shutdown.
Sen. Bernie Sanders on Republicans having control of Congress and the White House: "These guys, especially the President, are apparently incapable of governing"
[email protected] on resolving the shutdown: There is a chance this can get solved by Monday, but I think some Democrats wanted to deny @POTUS a victory lap of the anniversary of his inauguration.
[email protected] on how 2013 shutdown compares to this one: This is a bill the Democrats want to support, in 2013- it was something we (Republicans) didn't like (Obamacare)the bill on the table would have worked in 2013.
Sen. Bernie Sanders addresses the Trump campaign's new ad saying Democrats are complicit for murders committed by undocumented immigrants: "It is really unbelievable and so sad for our country"
[email protected] on shutdown: We got a majority in the Senate but didn't get the 60 votes without Democrats, the government won't open.
[email protected] tells @GStephanopoulos if it takes funding President Trump's border wall to get protections for Dreamers, "I say pay it."
[email protected] says the thinks @SenSchumer had to explain the difference between authorization and appropriation funding to @POTUS in Friday White House meeting to prevent shutdown.
Sen. Rand Paul calls for bipartisanship: "I'm kind of a believer in we were all elected, let's vote on issues and let's vote on amendments to issues. And I won't win all the time, the Democrats won't will all the time, but something will come out"
[email protected] responds to the assertion that Democrats are holding the government hostage, forcing a shutdown: "You've got to concede one thing, Republicans are in control of this government we are in a minority position."
[email protected] on @SenSchumer's Friday meeting with @POTUS: He offered full funding of military and full funding for wall system to @POTUS.
[email protected] on shutdown: I think @POTUS instead of sending tweets from the WH, should pull together leaders today.
Kentucky GOP Sen. Rand Paul slams what he calls the government shutdown "blame game": "It's gamesmanship and it's partisanship"
[email protected] tells @GStephanopoulos Democrats are responsible for the shutdown because "they look at what happened over the last year and they're captive by a part of their base."
[email protected] says Schumer's comments on what he offered @POTUS in Friday meeting to prevent shutdown are false.
[email protected] on who is to blame for shutdown: Senate Democrats could open this today if they wanted to.
[email protected] on shutdown: @POTUS is actively engaged, calling people yesterday to get the government back open.
On President Trump's immigration priorities, White House legislative affairs director @Marcshort45 tells @GStephanopoulos, "If we don't solve the chain migration, visa lottery programs, we will back here in a few years" having a similar debate.
[email protected] on how 2013 shutdown compares to this one: I don't think anybody could say this president wanted this shutdown, you can't say the same about Obama.
White House OMB Director Mick Mulvaney addresses Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer's list of demands: "There's a long way towards getting a larger deal, which is why it's so important to open the government now"
[email protected] on how 2013 shutdown compares to this one: Obama wanted 2013 shutdown to politically hurt [email protected] has worked really hard to prevent this shutdown.
[email protected] on DACA role in shutdown: @POTUS wants to resolve DACA, he could've taken it away but he gave Congress 6 months to fix it.
[email protected] on government shutdown: We'll work to keep as many agencies open as we caneffects won't be as visible as they were in 2013.most Americans won't see a difference.
With President Trump calling on Republicans to end the filibuster if the shutdown continues, @SenatorDurbin tells "That would be the end of the Senate as it was originally devised and created going back to our Founding Fathers."
Will the government be open tomorrow? @SenatorDurbin says to @GStephanopoulos "I can't answer that question directly."
As part of the ongoing immigration negotiations, @Marcshort45 tells @GStephanopoulos President Trump wants to solve the DACA issue, but also wants "to solve border security," "end chain migration," and "end the visa lottery program."
[email protected] tells @GStephanopoulos on the government shutdown: "We feel like we're making progress on multiple areas. What's befuddling then is why are we shutting down the government. Everything that's in the bill is things that Democrats have asked for."
5 month ago
[email protected]: Great to see how hard Republicans are fighting for our Military and Safety at the Border. The Dems just want illegal immigrants to pour into our nation unchecked. If stalemate continues, Republicans should go to 51% (Nuclear Option) and vote on real, long term budget, no C.R.'s!
DC police is investigating a fatal shooting in SE DC that left a 29-year-old dead. Police responded to reports of a shooting at the 4700 block of Benning Road, SE, on Saturday, January 20, at around 1 p.m. Inside the home, they discovered Kenneth Poindexter, of SE DC, suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. Poindexter was pronounced dead at the hospital.
5 month ago
[email protected]: Eric Trump on @JudgeJeanine on @FoxNews now!
5 month ago
[email protected]: The Trump Administration has terminated more UNNECESSARY Regulation, in just twelve months, than any other Administration has terminated during their full term in office, no matter what the length. The good news is, THERE IS MUCH MORE TO COME!
5 month ago
[email protected]: Unprecedented success for our Country, in so many ways, since the Election. Record Stock Market, Strong on Military, Crime, Borders, and ISIS, Judicial Strength and Numbers, Lowest Unemployment for Women and ALL, Massive Tax Cuts, end of Individual Mandate - and so much more. Big 2018!
[email protected] says she'll donate her salary to charity during federal government shutdown
Video: Congress working to end government shutdown.
[email protected]: "[@POTUS] promised to love the DREAMers from his heart and we would be able to work together in a bipartisan way, and he always seems to be pushed back from it."
Big crowd of RightToLife marchers heading down Main Street in DTLA. Organizers don't know how many people are here today but it's in the thousands.
Big and loud crowd from Women's March outside the WH gates
Poll Average: Democrats lead Republicans 46% to 38.3% in 2018 generic Congressional vote.
[email protected]: "I don't think you could look at Bitcoin the same way you would look at a treasury and shouldn't."
Crowds rally at the second Women's March on the National Mall in Washington, DC and around the country on the first anniversary of President Donald Trump's inauguration #WomensMarch2018
Speaker of the House Paul Ryan: Senate Democrats shut down the government over a bill they have no issues with—a bill that keeps government open and extends health insurance to nearly 9 million children. They opposed a bill they don't even oppose. We do some crazy things in Washington, but this is madness.
[email protected]: "[@TheDemocrats] made the choice to shut the government down. To deny our troops their pay."
Schumer spokesman says Mulaney "not telling the truth" about Schumer meeting with @POTUS yesterday. If meeting was open for press coverage, we'd know for sure. Or if WH taped the meeting.
"We need more time [to negotiate DACA] and that should not be used to put the country through this shutdown," Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers says
[email protected]: "@SenSchumer, where is your heart? @SenSchumer, where is your head?"
Protesters hold rally in Dallas calling for @POTUS's impeachment; @caseystegall reports.5 month ago
Protesters hold rally in Dallas calling for @POTUS's impeachment; @caseystegall reports.
In statement, @LindseyGrahamSC says both sides would vote to end shutdown with Feb 8th funding bill if understood "Senate would move to an immigration debate with an open amendment process if no agreement has been reached."
[email protected]: "This shutdown of the government is completely unnecessary."
WaPo identified at least half a dozen politically connected Russians in D.C. on Inauguration Day. One was Natalia Veselnitskaya (from the Trump Tower meeting). She attended a black-tie inaugural party hosted by the campaign committee of Rep. Dana Rohrabacher.
Womens march in Washington
Thousands protest in D.C., across the country on women's march anniversary
5 month ago
[email protected]: Beautiful weather all over our great country, a perfect day for all Women to March. Get out there to celebrate the historic milestones and unprecedented economic success and wealth creation that has taken place over the last 12 months. Lowest female unemployment in 18 years!
U.S. Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell says bipartisan discussion should be resumed as U.S. Government is shutdown after a failure to pass a spending bill
Trump spoke with Ryan within the last hour on shutdown talks
5 month ago
According to @PressSec: @POTUS "is receiving regular updates from members of his administration and members on the Hill. He has spoken with Leader McConnell a couple of times this morning and just spoke with Speaker Ryan within the last hour."
5 month ago
[email protected]: Democrats are holding our Military hostage over their desire to have unchecked illegal immigration. Can't let that happen!
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