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National Emergency

This afternoon, just short of the Friday deadline, the U.S. Senate overwhelmingly passed a bipartisan spending bill that would avoid another shutdown. The compromise bill, which passed with only 16 Senators voting against it, included $1.375 billion for the construction of a 55 mile long fence of steel slats, significantly less that the $5.7 billion […]

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Good luck to those of you in transit during Trump’s government shutdown

Unions representing air traffic controllers, pilots, and flight attendants release joint statement on shutdown: "We cannot even calculate the level of risk currently at play, nor predict the point at which the entire system will break. It is unprecedented" https://t.co/RcWYmT5drD pic.twitter.com/NZUgiVvudj — NBC News (@NBCNews) January 24, 2019

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Trump doesn’t really want a wall. With impeachment on the horizon, he just wants to demonstrate that he has the support of America’s angry, terrified, racist, and uninformed white males.

As of yesterday, the federal government had been partially shut down for two weeks, and Donald Trump marked the occasion by tweeting out the above image, making it clear that he didn’t intend to give in, even though our national parks are overflowing with shit and TSA agents have stopped coming to work, bringing air […]

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Military pawns, racist scum, and living in a nation where no-one’s at the helm… Welcome to the #TrumpShutdown

As we discussed last week, in hopes of avoiding a government shutdown, a bipartisan group of Senators led by Lindsey Graham and Dick Durbin went to the White House with a plan that, as they relayed to the President, would pass through both houses of Congress. This compromise legislation, they explained to Donald Trump and […]

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Trump was offered a bipartisan government funding bill. He essentially turned it down because it wasn’t racist enough. He owns this government shutdown. And the Democrats should not capitulate.

Some of what you’re about to read may very well be wrong. I don’t pretend to understand the ins and outs of our convoluted government funding mechanisms. I have, however, been trying to follow along, and I wanted to share what I think is going on. As always, if you have an issue with something […]

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