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Schumer, D-N.Y. In exchange for their votes on the continuing resolution, Democrats extracted from Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell a pledge to address the Dreamers by February 8. Nonetheless, the current gridlock is another embarrassing and highly inconvenient episode for Donald Trump - suggesting that his second year of office is going to be just as turbulent as the first.
  • US Government set to re-open - but for how long?

    US Government set to re-open - but for how long?

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    However, on Monday, Democrats agreed to the Republican majority's demand to reopen the government in exchange for a promised debate on the status of the "Dreamers", as some call that subpopulation of illegal immigrants. "And frankly I think this is an important opportunity for him to demonstrate that he will carry through". The intervening period could also provide multiple opportunities for conflict within the GOP over immigration policy, and for more unusual and erratic behavior from ...
  • Third day of United States government shutdown as working week begins

    Third day of United States government shutdown as working week begins

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    DACA refers to the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program , which provides legal status and work permits to immigrants brought to the US illegally as children. Republicans hold a slim 51-49 majority in the Senate. I don't care what party you affiliate with, politicians don't work for us anymore, they work for themselves and their little fiefdoms.
  • Doctor Reveals Trump's Overall Health And Weight Loss Goals

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    Sarah Huckabee Sanders , the White House press secretary, stood behind Jackson's assessment of the president's health, noting on Wednesday that he has been a White House physician for 12 years, treating former Presidents George W. I've seen people.then they get their new knees when they're 55 years old and they get their new hips and they do all those things. The Navy doctor exhausted reporters' questions during an unusually lengthy hour-long session, atTrump's request, and said he did ...
  • The Best Reason for Democrats Ending the Shutdown Now: CHIP Funding

    The Best Reason for Democrats Ending the Shutdown Now: CHIP Funding

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    Congress is expected to vote on some type of spending bill later this week. Because the bill deals with spending, it will require 60 Senate votes to pass. 3922), which passed the House on November 3, but was not addressed in the Senate. I've been working on CHIP since it was born in 1997, and I've never seen anything like this before.
  • U.S. to maintain military presence in Syria - Tillerson

    U.S. to maintain military presence in Syria - Tillerson

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    But, confounded by a lack of a ground army in Syria, the USA allied with the SDF in the war against the IS. Immediately following the USA announcement, now denied by the Secretary of State , Turkey had threatened to commence a military operation against the establishment of a new terrorist force along its border with Syria.
  • Pence Visit Met by Opposition from Jordan and Palestine

    Pence Visit Met by Opposition from Jordan and Palestine

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    Before being ejected from the plenum - the chamber where MKs sit - 13 Palestinian MKs put up signs that said: " Jerusalem is the capital of Palestine ". Pence assured allies of US support for two-state solution if both sides agree. The statement made by Netanyahu came on the backdrop of Abu Mazen [PA President Mahmoud Abbas] stating that the United States has made itself an irrelevant broker with regards to the stalled negotiations between the Palestinians and Israel due to Trump's ...
  • Erdogan afirmó que continuará la operación en Siria

    Erdogan afirmó que continuará la operación en Siria

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    Hace semanas que Erdogan anunció una intervención militar en Afrin para expulsar a las milicias kurdas YPG de los territorios fronterizos a Turquía . Otro corresponsal en Afrín asistió también el domingo al bombardeo aéreo de la parte occidental del enclave kurdo. "El ELS ha entrado en Afrin junto a nuestras unidades".
  • S Koreans protest, swoon over North Korean band leader

    S Koreans protest, swoon over North Korean band leader

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    At least three North Korean players will feature in each match but South Korea's Canadian coach Sarah Murray will be in charge of the team. The North also informed the South of a plan to dispatch an eight-member delegation, led by a deputy director general at its Sports Ministry, Thursday, it added.
  • Tiffany Trump Dad's Not Getting As Much Mickey D's As He'd Like

    Tiffany Trump Dad's Not Getting As Much Mickey D's As He'd Like

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    He also predicted that his book's revelations - including that the President's aides all believe he is childlike and unfit for office - would eventually force him out of the White House . Still, Wolff defended his latest book as factual on the " Today " show Friday morning. "We've got a crazy leading the North Korea and we've got a crazy in the White House", Garamendi said.
  • Despite Shutdown, Utah's National Parks Remain Open

    Despite Shutdown, Utah's National Parks Remain Open

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    Republican and Democratic lawmakers in Congress could not agree Friday night in Washington, D.C. on a government spending measure, prompting the shutdown . Its public statements on its plans are unclear and officials from California parks did not release more details on Thursday about whether they'd be able to open their gates.
  • Democrats don't want a deal, they want to embarrass Trump

    Democrats don't want a deal, they want to embarrass Trump

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    According to Durbin , Trump asked why the USA wasn't welcoming more immigrants from places such as Norway, whose prime minister had visited the White House the day before. Graham said that earlier in the week, Trump understood that he had to approach the DACA deal with "compassion". "I think somebody on his staff gave him really bad advice from 10:00 to 12:00 on Thursday", Graham said.
  • What Cognitive Abilities Did Donald Trump's Mental Assessment Test For?

    What Cognitive Abilities Did Donald Trump's Mental Assessment Test For?

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    When a reporter asked how Trump is healthy, despite eating fast food and not exercising, Jackson replied: "He has incredibly good genes". The writer is a physician . "I think a reasonable goal over the next year or so is to lose 10 or 15 pounds", Jackson said. "The main criticism, it seems, is that Jackson announced Trump was 6'3" and weighed 239 pounds, just one pound shy of the level that would be considered obese.
  • US Senate to vote on new spending bill following govt shutdown

    US Senate to vote on new spending bill following govt shutdown

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    The government shut down at 12:01 a.m. Saturday after the Senate failed to pass a temporary spending bill that would have funded operations until February 16. But it does complicate Democrats' argument in recent years that the GOP was the party of shutdowns . "We have to acknowledge our respect for the minority", Durbin said.
  • USA government shutdown enters third day as planned Senate vote abandoned

    USA government shutdown enters third day as planned Senate vote abandoned

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    Trump on Friday have proved to be a focal point for both parties as they have cast blame. "And I think we're never going to get there as long as we embrace concepts that can not possibly get 60 votes". After sending thousands of employees home with only half their pay, Congress finally agreed to continue Medicaid funding for abortions in cases of rape and incest, but dropped the provision to fund abortions when the mother's health was at risk.
  • North Korea to send 22 athletes to PyeongChang Winter Games

    North Korea to send 22 athletes to PyeongChang Winter Games

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    The head coach of the South Korean women's ice hockey team says her squad was put in a hard situation having to incorporate North Korean players just weeks before the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics . A small group of the protesters scuffled with police who kept them well clear of the North Korean delegation. SEOUL - South Korea on Monday voiced a strong protest over Japan's renewed territorial claims to its easternmost islets of Dokdo and demanded their immediate withdrawal.
  • Women's March kicks off voter registration movement

    Women's March kicks off voter registration movement

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    One key distinction between last year's march and this year's - besides the surprising increase in attendance here in Pittsburgh - was the content of the signs protesters waved in the air. "We're all coming together, and I think that is the most important thing here today", said Ibiron Keogunye, Women's March. It seems to be an odd choice.
  • Pence: US to open embassy in Jerusalem in 2019

    Pence: US to open embassy in Jerusalem in 2019

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    Pence is set to meet with Jordan's King Abdullah II on Sunday and visit with USA troops in the region. Pence had kicked off his Middle East tour on Saturday by first visiting Egypt where he met with President Abdel Fatah el-Sisi. No country in the world now has an embassy in the city. He reiterated his long-standing demand that the Palestinians recognise "the Jewish people's right to a nation state in its land, a nation state of its own here in the land of Israel ".
  • Turkish planes strike Kurdish militia positions in Syria: PM

    Turkish planes strike Kurdish militia positions in Syria: PM

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    Turkish prosecutors have launched an investigation into unverified photos shared on social media, claimed to have been taken in Afrin , purportedly showing that the offensive inflicted civilian injuries, TRT state broadcaster reported . The army said IS, widely defeated in Syria and Iraq, was also being targeted in this operation. Erdoğan views them as the Syrian wing of the Kurdistan Worker's Party (PKK), which Turkey considers a terrorist group.
  • OU basketball: Sooners fall to No. 12 in this week's AP Poll

    OU basketball: Sooners fall to No. 12 in this week's AP Poll

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    That set the tone for the rest of the game. He's shot under 30% in conference play, but, with his shoulder healing up, he dropped a career-high 30 points in the win. I have to coach better. "I know things are going to change and my teammates, obviously, did a great job finding me". K-State player to watch: Cartier Diarra.
  • Trump deemed 'fit for duty' after cognitive examination

    Trump deemed 'fit for duty' after cognitive examination

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    Discussing the issue of North Korea's nuclear ambitions in an interview Wednesday with Reuters, Trump took a swing at his predecessors, former Presidents Barack Obama, George W. Trump has denied using such derogatory language. "30 out of 30". Bennett's Jackson responds, "We did do a cognitive exam at the president's request and he passed it with flying colors".
  • CNN doctor Sanjay Gupta claims Trump has heart disease

    CNN doctor Sanjay Gupta claims Trump has heart disease

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    Rand Paul of Kentucky told NBC's Chuck Todd Sunday that congressional Democrats are making an immigration reform deal impossible by calling President Donald Trump a racist. Despite the diet and cholesterol concerns, Jackson stressed that Trump's "cardiac health is excellent". When a USA secretary of state is forced to give a press conference - as Rex Tillerson did in October - to take the unprecedented step of telling the world he didn't call the president of the United States (his ...
  • Kabul hotel attack leaves 18 dead, but toll could climb higher

    Kabul hotel attack leaves 18 dead, but toll could climb higher

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    A marathon deadly siege on a major hotel in Afghanistan's capital, Kabul , has ended with the killing of all gunmen who fought off security forces for 16 hours. By the time the attack was repulsed a number of U.S. armoured vehicles could be seen in and around the hotel, confirming the presence of United States troops at the site.
  • DPRK, ROK to march together at PyeongChang Olympic Winter Games

    DPRK, ROK to march together at PyeongChang Olympic Winter Games

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    The united women's hockey team will be the first time the two Koreas will have joined together in Olympic events. Hyon responded with only a subtle smile as journalists approached her and asked about her breakfast as the North Korean delegation boarded a train heading to Seoul earlier in the morning.
  • Cops in Philly greasing light poles as Eagles face-off with the Vikings

    Cops in Philly greasing light poles as Eagles face-off with the Vikings

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    The Patriots defeated the Jaguars earlier Sunday, 24-20, to advance to their eighth Super Bowl since 2001. "We came in here and came out with an incredible victory". Despite being the NFC's No. 1 seed, the Eagles have embraced the role of underdog . Since Carson Wentz's knee injury, Foles has more than stepped up to the challenge, providing both leadership and serious talent to the Philly squad.
  • World's Approval of US Leadership Drops to New Low

    World's Approval of US Leadership Drops to New Low

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    The Gallup World Poll survey found the median approval of United States leadership at only 30 percent, trailing the 31 percent for China. It should also be noted that 55 percent of women doubt Trump's mental stability. When poll respondents were asked which "accomplishments" made them feel positive about Trump being in office, 20 percent said a strong economy and 13 percent said "putting America first".
  • Iran Joins Russia, Turkey In Opposing US Plan To Guard Syrian Border

    Iran Joins Russia, Turkey In Opposing US Plan To Guard Syrian Border

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    Listed as a terrorist organization by Turkey , the USA and the European Union, the PKK has waged a terror campaign against Turkey for more than 30 years. "It is a very serious situation". The YPG and Turkish forces inside Syria have accused each other of shelling around the Afrin region in recent days.
  • NFC Title Game: Public Bettors Siding with Vikings over Eagles? 1/21/18

    NFC Title Game: Public Bettors Siding with Vikings over Eagles? 1/21/18

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    Monday, the Vikings filed for three trademarks for " Minneapolis Miracle " and one for " Minnesota Miracle , " according to filings published Friday by the U.S. Clement, a rookie, is a change-of-pace back who can be unsafe in the pass game. Keenum has been clutch for the Vikes all season, finishing the year ranked second in completion percentage, sixth in interception percentage, ninth in adjusted yards per attempt and 12th in touchdown percentage.
  • Strong movie: Review, Cast, Story and Director

    Strong movie: Review, Cast, Story and Director

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    This well-meaning movie about the fearless mission of a dozen American soldiers in Afghanistan just after 9/11 shares an interesting moment in history. Until then, those 12 Americans were alone in a land they didn't know amid tribes whose actions they couldn't predict and with tens of thousands of nearby Taliban fighters itching to carve them up, slowly.
  • White House chaos, outlined in 'Fire and Fury,' was already obvious — Editorial

    White House chaos, outlined in 'Fire and Fury,' was already obvious — Editorial

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    Louis by Ed Martin. Trump's attorney has demanded a halt to publication of the book or excerpts. The book extensively quotes former Trump adviser Steve Bannon . The president bemoaned what he said were "very weak" libel laws in the US. Presidential scholar Dan Mahaffee of Washington's Center for the Study of the Presidency and Congress says the book controversy is taking on a cartoon-like character.
  • Women around the world march to protest a year of Trump

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    And Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, tweeting in both English and French, called the rallies "incredibly inspiring and motivating", adding, "We see you, we hear you". Molly Grupe of Monona, Wis., and Sarah Bayrd of Minneapolis were two of them. A native of Buenos Aires, she said that the Trump administration is eerily familiar.
  • Turkey gave United States heads-up on Syria operation: Mattis

    Turkey gave United States heads-up on Syria operation: Mattis

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    The Qatari Raya newspaper cited Erdogan's criticism during a recent party conference of US plans to create a PYD/PKK force in northern Syria. Under what the Turkish government has called "Operation Olive Branch ", Turkish air strikes on Saturday pounded YPG positions in Afrin.
  • Dozens Injured in Turkey Over Shelling From Syrian Afrin - Authorities

    Dozens Injured in Turkey Over Shelling From Syrian Afrin - Authorities

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    In comments to media, Turkish foreign minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said his government was informing the Syrian government "in writing" about the Afrin assault. Erdogan said that all Kurdish armed groups "are all the same" and that changing their names "does not change the fact that they are terror organisations".
  • MWC 2018 preview: the smartphones we're most excited to see

    MWC 2018 preview: the smartphones we're most excited to see

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    Take that Apple - Samsung has come up with a design for a borderless phone that doesn't have a notch. The Mobile World Congress praised as one of the world's biggest mobile industry events, with the top manufacturers including Samsung , Motorola, HMD Global, Sony, etc.
  • Senator Carper responds to government shutdown

    Senator Carper responds to government shutdown

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    McConnell asked: "What has their filibuster accomplished?" He continued, "I think the change comes about from people like Mr. Miller". And Trump, despite his rhetoric in his inaugural address, is ill-prepared to deal with the shutdown. With the federal government shut down, D.C. lawmakers played the blame game yesterday, with both sides faulting the other for failing to reach a compromise.
  • Turkey says hits 108 Kurdish militant targets in Syria airstrikes

    Turkey says hits 108 Kurdish militant targets in Syria airstrikes

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    The Afrin district has been a topic of debate recently, especially after the United States announced its intention to arm Kurdish border guards on the Syrian-Turkish border, which merited a reaction from Ankara. Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said the nascent border force is "not helping calm the situation". A senior US State Department official said on Friday that Washington did not believe "a military operation.
  • Women's March 2018: Best Celebrity Reactions

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    GARCIA-NAVARRO: What are you seeing? "I understood very quickly, even as a 13-year-old, that if I were to express myself sexually I would feel unsafe and that men would feel entitled to discuss and objectify my body to my great discomfort".