Douglas Turner: It wasn't Schumer who was humiliated during shutdown

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.

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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.

"Now, you've seen all the signs that our economy is booming".

NAFTA: Litmus Test on a Deal Will Come Over Next Few Days
Talks to renegotiate NAFTA - in effect since 1994 between the U.S., Mexico and Canada - are now in their sixth round. Union leaders hope the complaint will help push the USA toward stronger labor laws as NAFTA negotiations continue.


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