Douglas Turner: It wasn't Schumer who was humiliated during shutdown
09:48, Jan 30, 2018
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They control the House, they control the Senate, they control the White House.
But CNN revealed last week that the legislation, which promises more transparency, actually cuts out the Office of Congressional Ethics, from any role in investigating any claim filed with the Office of Compliance, the office where aides are directed to report any inappropriate activity. Republicans have voted in the past against so-called "continuing resolutions" to keep government functioning, trying to use it as leverage (as the Dems just did) to force passage of a bill they want. And they say, we just don't trust your motivations here. Obama's regulation said they could stay.
Even if only one chamber flips to the Democrats, Trump's ability to impose his agenda would be thwarted, and his administration nearly certainly would find itself pinned down by investigations and subpoenas from congressional committees. And even then, there's no guarantee you'll get in. Trump feels like this might become a yearly event unless the Republicans win a 60-member supermajority in the Senate after this year's midterms, which isn't certain, and that's why he's toying with the "nuclear option" even if it eventually ends up backfiring on him.
But the proposed legal immigration changes have made the plan a virtual nonstarter with the other side of the aisle. But again, the Republicans will not pass a transportation budget. The Democratic base right now. Bernie Sanders (I-Vermont) said.
"Their strategies were to extract a promise for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) but the shutdown was not the only hostage they took: disaster funding; year-long funding for military. and the spending cap", Cornyn said. There are federal programs that are deemed essential that continue to run despite a government shutdown.
Every year, the U.S. admits more than 1.5 foreign nationals, with the vast majority deriving from family-based chain migration, whereby newly naturalized citizens can bring an unlimited number of foreign relatives to the U.S. In 2016, the legal and illegal immigrant population reached a record high 44 million.
The people of America have mixed views on who to blame and where to stand within the shutdown but the main conscious is that it could have been avoided by not having such a strict two-party system.
The very fact that President Donald Trump is considering any accommodations for Dreamers has already caused a firestorm from the nativist wing of the GOP.
To those people, I offer the same real talk I proffered to tea partiers in 2011 and 2013, in the hopes that I can pre-emptively spare my leftier brothers-and-sisters-in-ink some screaming.
"You are a waste of carbon", an additional tweet started. This is politics, not kindergarten, and being right does not, by itself, generate the means to your ends.
So it's time to make clear that there is a big difference between the almost 700,000 DACA recipients and the estimated 2.9 million Dreamers who don't have DACA protection - because they did not apply, or applied but didn't qualify.
"I think it had to do with the drubbing he and his fellow Democrats took in 2007", she said. My friend, welcome to representative democracy. It seems like a lot of Republicans think this is a bridge too far. Negotiation is not primarily a matter of smart tactics; it is a matter of who has the best fall-back plan - the superior BATNA, or "best alternative to negotiated agreement".
Another thing not simple is assessing the political impact of the shutdown, though Republicans declared victory and some liberal groups accused the Democrats of surrender. And that doesn't make them racists or bigots. Otherwise, they could really disrupt any deal that comes through the Senate.
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From there, the number of victims coming forward continued to grow, getting another jolt with the sentencing that began last week. Throughout much of the proceedings, the bespectacled Nassar sat with his head bowed, rarely making eye contact with his accusers.
And then, she said, there are common sense flu prevention techniques - frequently washing your hands with soap and warm water. The program collects data on flu activity, hospitalizations, pediatric deaths and tests the efficacy of the flu vaccine .
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While Bettman trumpeted the ability to "share NHL hockey with our fans overseas" he seemed nonplussed about skipping the Olympics. Sidney Crosby and Nathan MacKinnon are eight and nine points back of Nikita Kucherov, respectively, for the overall scoring lead.
The Cavs allowed a season worst on Saturday, falling 148-124 and tying a franchise record for most points allowed in regulation. His next chance is Tuesday when the Cavs visit San Antonio. "I'm sure everybody's handling it their own way", Dwyane Wade said.
According to a report, the bill needed 60 votes to pass and it was well short of that number with 48 senators voting against it. There are also employees or agencies whose work is not funded through Congress that will be largely unaffected by the shutdown.
Monero, IOTA and Cardano were also impacted - since Monday, they have declined in price by 35%, 22% and 21%, respectively. If one could get ahead of the news cycle somehow, they might be able to make an accurate Ripple price forecast.
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