WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump agreed under mounting pressure on Friday to end a 35-day-old partial U.S. government shutdown without getting the $5.7 billion he had demanded from Congress for a border wall, handing a political victory to Democrats.The three-week spending deal reached with congressional leaders, quickly passed by the Republican-led Senate and the Democratic-controlled House of Representatives without opposition and signed by Trump, paves the way for tough talks with lawmakers about how to address security along the U.S.-Mexican border.The Republican president's agreement to end the shuttering of about a quarter of the federal government without securing wall money - an astonishing retreat - came three days after he had insisted, "We will not Cave!"But Trump vowed that the shutdown would resume on Feb. 15 if he is dissatisfied with the results of a bipartisan House-Senate conference committee's border security negotiations, or he would declare a national … [Read more...] about Trump signs three-week spending deal passed through Congress to officially end shutdown
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President Bill Clinton was impeached 20 years ago, on December 19, 1998. Clinton was the second president in US history to be impeached. Despite the House’s vote, Clinton promised to stay in the presidency until the “last hour.” Here’s what that winter day looked like in Washington, D.C.: December 19, 1998, was a cold winter day. Bill and Hillary Clinton prepared for the outcome of the House impeachment vote. Pro and anti-Clinton protesters gathered around Capitol Hill. People demonstrated outside the Capitol all day. Newt Gingrich, then-speaker of the House, had named Rep. Ray LaHood, an Illinois Republican, to preside over the impeachment proceedings. That same day, Rep. Bob Livingston, a Louisiana Republican who had been the Speaker of the House-elect, resigned over his own case of adultery. He encouraged Clinton to do the same. The House of Representatives voted on President Clinton’s articles of impeachment. Two articles passed by close margins. … [Read more...] about Bill Clinton was impeached 20 years ago. What was going on in Washington, D.C., that day?
White House 'I watch you a lot, you ask a lot of stupid questions,' Trump told CNN reporter Abby Phillip, who is black. During a rant on Friday about CNN reporter Jim Acosta, President Donald Trump turned to another reporter, April Ryan. "You talk about somebody that's a loser," Trump said of Ryan, a White House correspondent for American Urban Radio Networks who is African American. "She doesn't know what the hell she's doing."Story Continued Below During the gaggle in front of the White House, Trump continued to criticize reporters and went after another reporter of color. “What a stupid question that is. What a stupid question," he told CNN reporter Abby Phillip after she asked if Trump wants Whitaker to "rein in Mueller." "But I watch you a lot, you ask a lot of stupid questions," the president continued to Phillip before turning away and refusing to answer the question. To some media watchers and scholars who study race, the remarks revealed a bifurcated approach … [Read more...] about Trump draws rebukes for scolding female reporters of color
Nick Baumgardner Detroit Free Press Published 6:00 AM EST Nov 8, 2018 No. 4 Michigan Wolverines at Rutgers Scarlet Knights Fast facts Matchup: No. 4 Michigan (8-1, 6-0 Big Ten) at Rutgers (1-8, 0-6). Kickoff: 3:30 p.m., Saturday, HighPoint.com Stadium; Piscataway, N.J. TV/radio: Big Ten Network; WWJ-AM (950), WTKA-AM (1050). Line: Wolverines by 39 More: Michigan's Rashan Gary was never shutting down season, glad to be back More: How Michigan football's offensive line has changed this team's season Injury report Michigan Out: P Brad Robbins, DB Benjamin St-Juste, DE Luiji Vilain, QB Dylan McCaffrey. Rutgers Out: TE Blessuan Austin. Questionable: TE Jerome Washington Scouting report When Michigan has the ball: For the Wolverines, Saturday will likely be a ground and pound situation with the hope of not allowing quarterback Shea Patterson to take many unnecessary hits on his body. Rutgers' rush defense is one of the worst in America. The Knights … [Read more...] about Michigan football at Rutgers: Scouting report, prediction
The growing diplomatic crisis with Saudi Arabia over the disappearance of Jamal Khashoggi is shining a spotlight on just how integral the country — and its cash — have become to Washington, with lobbying firms, think tanks and investors all under scrutiny over their ties to the kingdom. The Saudis have exerted influence in Washington for decades, from shelling out millions on lobbying firms to sending high-powered members of the royal family to serve as ambassadors and social figures. Story Continued Below The kingdom doled out cash to Washington think tanks such as the Center for Strategic and International Studies. The Emerson Collective, which has helped fund D.C. media organizations, also has links to Saudi Arabia. Saudi Aramco, the national oil company, has hired its own consultants and public relations firms, including for a planned $100 billion initial public offering. Saudi Arabia’s outlays have increased in the era of President Donald Trump, a report from a … [Read more...] about Diplomatic crisis spotlights Saudi Arabia’s spending in Washington