Chuck Schumer

Report: Trump Is ‘Furious’ The Government Shutdown Is Preventing Him From Going To Mar-A-Lago

President Trump spent his Saturday morning lamenting Friday night’s government shutdown, which he blamed entirely on Senate Democrats. Yet before the previous evening’s final showdown between Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and his Democratic counterpart, Sen. Chuck Schumer, the president …

Donald Trump

Whose Fault Is the Shutdown?

Who will America blame: Democrats, Republicans or President Trump? Seventeen pundits analyze what happened, and what comes next.<p>After weeks of negotiating the federal budget, Republicans, Democrats and the White House couldn’t strike a deal but could agree on this: A government shutdown was a …

Politics

Donald Trump Makes Women's March About Himself, Twitter Rolls Its Eyes

It’s a “perfect day” to celebrate the economy, POTUS says<p>You’ve got to give it to the stable-genius-in-chief on this one: he can be the ultimate …

Award Shows

Tom Cotton Has Chuck Schumer Searching for His Adult Diaper

Tom Cotton are not the best of buddies. Back in January they had an epic confrontation in the Senate well over Chuck Schumer’s lack of integrity. I …

Conservative View

Trump Celebrates His First Year in Office By Blowing Yet Massive Another Deal

Once again, the president shows everyone how it's done.<p>Late Friday night, the U.S government shut down. While this looked inevitable to basically everyone, politicians in D.C. were working furiously all night to come up with <i>something</i> they could pass. A shutdown, after all, would be a tremendous …

Donald Trump

As parties battle over shutdown, Trump collects blame on Twitter

(Reuters) - As midnight neared on Friday and the U.S. government barreled toward a shutdown, Republicans and Democrats sought to apportion blame for the deadlock with a battle of social media hashtags.<p>By the time the deadline had passed without a deal and exhausted senators returned home to bed, …

David Axelrod

U.S. government has shut down: Why and now what?

WASHINGTON – The U.S. government shutdown began at midnight Friday as Democrats and Republicans failed to resolve a standoff over immigration and …

Government

Schumer tried to give Trump funding for border wall in exchange for DACA protections

Trump still wouldn't accept the deal.<p>A lot of ideas were batted around congress in the waning minutes of Friday night, as the government teetered on …

Liberal View

Trump Is Grounded And Not Allowed To Go To His Florida Party After Government Shutdown

During a press briefing, OMB Director Mick Mulvaney announced that Trump will not be going to Florida to attend his private party now that the …

Liberal View

Briefing: Short Criticizes Senate Dems for 'Throwing a Temper Tantrum'

White House Legislative Affairs Director Marc Short criticized Senate Democrats for not supporting the three-week stopgap measure to reopen the …

Mick Mulvaney

Exactly One Year After Donald Trump Became President, the Government Shuts Down

Senate Democrats and Republicans failed to reach a deal on Friday.<p>On the anniversary of <b>Donald Trump</b>’s inauguration, the federal government has shut down for the first time since 2013, after failing to come to an agreement over a funding proposal by Friday’s deadline. The proposal would have funded …

Donald Trump

Trump Blames Democrats for Shutdown, Uses It to Campaign for 2018

In his first public comments on the government shutdown, President Trump on Saturday placed the blame entirely on Democrats, who he says “could have …

Elections

Dire Military Warnings on Shutdown at Odds With Pentagon Chief

Republicans, from President Donald Trump on down, said the federal government shutdown puts the nation’s defenses at risk, at odds with comments from …

Business

Democrats Start To Consider Supporting Trump's Wall — If It Means Saving DREAMers

“OK, we’re ready to pay the ransom,” an emotional House Democrat said Saturday.<p>With shutdowns come hard reckonings, and Democrats are doing some soul searching on what they’re willing to give up to address DACA — including, potentially, allowing President Donald Trump to “build that wall.”<p>House …

U.S. Congress

Mitch McConnell: Democrats got "their very own government shutdown" – video

Speaking on the floor after the vote, Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell blamed the government shutdown on a “cynical decision by the Democrats”. However, his counterpart, minority leader Chuck Schumer, blamed Donald Trump, saying the president had “walked away from two bipartisan deals” and …

Politics

What the Shutdown Says About the Future of the Democrats

Surprised that the Democrats stuck to their guns on the shutdown, even opening themselves up to the charge that they are “far more concerned with illegal immigrants” than with the military and border security, as President Trump put it in a Saturday morning tweet?<p>Don’t be. It’s been coming for a …

Opinion

President* Trump Is a Leader Who Refuses to Lead

And other observations from D.C., where a government shutdown is in full swing.<p>WASHINGTON—In other political news, the <i>Charleston City Paper</i> informs us that Stormy Daniels is visiting a strip club in Greenville tonight:<p>The club is promoting the event as part of Daniels' "Making America Horny Again …

William Henry Harrison

Sen. Schumer's message to the President

Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) speaks after the Senate fails to pass a deal to fund the government.

Elections

As the government shuts down, 'it's as bad as it looks'

Americans have seen a few government shutdowns in recent decades, but they’ve never seen one when one party controls all of Congress and the White …

Donald Trump

After government shutdown, maybe politicians will find they are 'non-essential'

The most critical functions of government will continue and so will the non-essential bickering.<p>Cable networks covering the last-ditch Senate attempt to avoid a government shutdown Friday night showed scary looking clocks counting down the seconds until midnight. And then, midnight came. The …

Government

Donald Trump Owns This Shutdown

Donald Trump had planned to spend the one-year anniversary of his inauguration in his happy place, Mar-a-Lago, the gold-plated palace where a mere …

Liberal View

Mulvaney has been at center of last 2 government shutdowns

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's budget chief, Mick Mulvaney, stormed Washington as a tea party lawmaker elected in 2010, and he hasn't mellowed much as director of the Office of Management of Budget.<p>In both spots, he's been at the center of government shutdowns.<p>As a South Carolina …

U.S. Politics

Shutdown messaging war: 'Illegal immigrants' vs. Trump chaos

Both sides are fine-tuning their arguments in the battle for public opinion.<p>As the the government shutdown drama unfolds on Capitol Hill, Republicans and the White House keep pounding Democrats with a two-pronged argument: Democrats are supporting “illegal immigrants" — and they won’t negotiate …

Politics

The Shutdown Is About Who Gets to Be an American

Not many people wanted the government to shut down at midnight on Friday—surpassingly few Americans, according to polls, and not many more congressmen or senators. Still, no one could avert it. As negotiations progressed, morbidity set it. “They’re going to blame me no matter what,” the President …

Politics

The Government Shutdown is All Mitch McConnell's Fault.

It’s true that Chuck Schumer and the Democrats voted to shut down the government, but Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell had the power to defeat …

Conservative View

Tourists' plans foiled by the federal shutdown

Michael and Mary Morton drove all the way from Rossville, Ga., to soak up some history in Philadelphia and then Washington this weekend.<p>Instead, …

Internal Revenue Service

In the Trump era, there’s no ‘room where it happens’

<i>News analysis</i><p>WASHINGTON — In the musical "Hamilton," the Aaron Burr character stops the show with a jazzy tune about his outsider’s lust for political power. He wants to join the likes of George Washington and Alexander Hamilton in "the room where it happens."<p>Like Burr, Donald Trump is an outsider, …

Donald Trump

Everything You Need to Know About the U.S. Shutdown

<i>Want to receive the Balance of Power newsletter post in your inbox every morning? Sign up here.</i><p>President Donald Trump is finally getting to preside …

Business

When Trump told Fox that presidents were to blame for government shutdowns

The Fox shutdown spin stands in stark contrast to how Trump has discussed the issue on the network before he became president. Trump specifically …

Donald Trump

Bonus Quote of the Day

“Negotiating with President Trump is like negotiating with jello. It’s next to impossible. As soon as you take one step forward the hard right forces …