Donald Trump is holding Obamacare hostage to get his border wall
Democrats have already said they would not support any spending bill that would allocate taxpayer money to pay for a border wall with Mexico, one of Mr Trump's core campaign promises.
Funding for President Donald Trump's massive and catastrophically expensive wall at the USA border with Mexico could be the deciding factor as to whether the government stays open past April 28.
Mick Mulvaney, Trump's budget chief, said Thursday Democrats will need to agree to pay for some Trump's top priorities, including a wall at the US-Mexico border, in legislation to fund the government for the remainder of the fiscal year, which ends October 1.
Democrats responded harshly to Mulvaney's remarks Thursday.
The House and Senate have been negotiating for weeks on a bill that would keep the government open past April 28, when most agencies run out of funding. Meanwhile, 60 votes are needed in the Senate and Republicans only hold 52.
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Security has been high in France since Tuesday, when police apprehended two men suspected of plotting an imminent terror attack. The attacker was targeting police near the Franklin Roosevelt subway station, a police spokeswoman told the Associated Press .
The last time the government shut down was in 2013, when Republicans attempted to stop the funding of the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare. Referring specifically to the administration's demand that its project at the border must be funded, he added: "Not only are Democrats opposed to the wall, there is significant Republican opposition as well". With control of all three branches of government, Democrats are betting voters will have to blame Republicans for any shutdown.
"We have the leverage and they have the exposure", House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., told fellow her Democrats on a conference call Thursday, according to a senior Democratic aide.
Mulvaney said the White House isn't enthusiastic about Democratic demands on the Obamacare payments but is open to them as part of a broader agreement. They want to budget to include funds to subsidize cost-sharing payments to insurance companies, which helps low-income citizens afford their healthcare plans.
"Everything had been moving smoothly until the administration moved in with a heavy hand,"Matt House, a spokesman for Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer of NY, told the Post". "That being said, if it's important enough to the Democrats, we'd be happy to talk to them about including that in sort of some type of compromise".
"If they tell us to pound sand, I think that's probably a disappointing indicator of where the next four years is going to go".
United acknowledged that passengers may have been less willing to listen to offers once they were seated on the plane. In an interview with GMA, Munoz said he apologized to the passenger - identified Tuesday as Dr.
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Pompeo won the state's 4th District seat in 2010, when Tiahrt gave it up to run unsuccessfully for the U.S. GOP-sponsored robocalls featured urgent get-out-the-vote messages by Trump and Vice President Mike Pence.
Department of Health and Human Services for the prevention and treatment of opioid abuse in Kansas, according to a news release. The funding was provided by the 21 Century Cures Act , which passed the Senate with Sen.
An email was sent to Unite members and staff in the West Midlands informing them that Mr Coyne had been suspended from his job. It is understood the move is linked to statements he made regardingMr McCluskey's purchase of a flat using union funds.
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Haley's guidelines to the Council included the plea to nations to not lose sight of the cross border influx of terrorist fighters. That's the way the Security Council has operated for years. "The same is true for the United Nations Security Council".
Syria: Mattis, Assad still has chemical weapons
President Trump's recent actions in the Middle East are "a welcome change", Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told U.S. The Syrian government has been locked in a six-year civil war against an array of opposition forces.
Oil Amid Longest Gain Since 2012
United States production, however, continued to increase with a 0.4% gain on the week to 9.24 million bpd. Nevertheless, OPEC revised up its forecast for supplies from non-member countries in 2017.
Netanyahu criticizes Barghouti's New York Times op-ed
Hunger-striking Palestinians being held under administrative detention and Israeli authorities have negotiated deals in the past. In 2011, Israel swapped more than 1,000 Palestinian prisoners for an Israeli soldier who had been held by Hamas for five years.
2 more charged in Michigan genital mutilation investigation
That girl's parents were interviewed by Federal Bureau of Investigation agents and described the procedure as a "cleansing". Some of the girls allegedly traveled to the clinic, which is midway between Detroit and Ann Arbor, from out of state.
Fire crews rush to calls in San Francisco outage
Firefighters said on Twitter that they received more than 100 calls, 20 of them related to people trapped in elevators. Pacific Gas & Electric says about 90,000 customers have been affected by a power outage in San Francisco .
US FCC ends price caps on many business data lines
The decision ends most regulatory requirements in almost all areas, but retains some price caps in areas with little competition. In his comments, Pai argued that while "price regulation is seductive", it poses a threat to competition and innovation.