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          Re: Amazon third-party item received damaged. No recourse?      Cache   Translate Page      
I've had mostly good luck w/ the vendors in the amazon market place. apparently the marketplace can be very competitive vendors are beholden to amazon who can quickly down their store fronts if they fall out of line. and that can be devistating to market place vendors who may have significant investments in inventory that they cannot monitize easily if they are shutdown by amazon. so for the most part they are very attuned to eliminating complaints about them to amazon.
          QC Level 2- Fort Saskatchewan Shutdown - Tartan Canada - Fort Saskatchewan, AB      Cache   Translate Page      
Camp or LOA is not provided ; A team player with the ability to work with management, technical and operations personnel simultaneously;...
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          A 52 – Week Savings Plan So Simple Even I Did It!      Cache   Translate Page      
We have seen the federal employees impacted by this partial shutdown struggle to pay basic bills.  But for grace go I. 
          #ShutDownIndia: Harassed over tax, Startups face an uncertain future      Cache   Translate Page      
Pushpinder Singh, founder of Travelkhana, took to Twitter to vent his agony.
          This Designer Missed Her Own Show Thanks to the Government Shutdown      Cache   Translate Page      
Xue Gao was stuck in China without a visa.
          Frustrated stable bosses unable to start testing for equine influenza      Cache   Translate Page      
Some of the biggest stables caught up in the shutdown of British racing have barely started testing their horses for equine influenza.
           Separatist shutdown paralyses life in Kashmir Valley       Cache   Translate Page      
Separatist shutdown paralyses life in Kashmir Valley
          Separatist shutdown paralyses life in Kashmir Valley - The Assam Tribune      Cache   Translate Page      
Separatist shutdown paralyses life in Kashmir Valley
          Shutdown hangover: Still waiting on pay, funding delayed, business approvals stalled      Cache   Translate Page      
Workers, agencies and companies are dealing with fallout from the longest-ever gov't closure — and bracing for another.
          The Wells Fargo outage was caused by an 'automatic power shutdown' at its data center after smoke was detected. Here's what we know      Cache   Translate Page      

FILE- This Nov. 29, 2018, file photo shows a Wells Fargo bank location in Philadelphia. Wells Fargo customers are experiencing issues with accessing online or mobile banking as well as other banking services, after a fire happened at one of the bank’s data centers. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)

  • Smoke detected at a Wells Fargo facility on Thursday caused the shutdown of a data center that led to a large-scale outage, leaving customers without the use of their debit cards or access to online banking. 
  • A Wells Fargo spokesperson did not comment on whether the incident was connected to its data center in Minnesota, where a fire suppression system was accidentally tripped early Thursday morning. 
  • CNBC first reported the incident, but later said the fire department found no evidence of a fire. 
  • This is not the first time the San Francisco-based bank has experienced a shutdown this sprawling. 

Smoke detected at one of Wells Fargo's main data center facilities caused a large-scale outage Thursday that left customers without access to online banking or working debit cards. The outage continued into Friday, the company said, though some of its ATM services have been restored and branches are operational.

Customers complained that direct deposit paychecks were not reflected in their account and representatives were overwhelmed with requests that caused 2-hour wait times. 

This is not the first time the San Francisco-based bank has seen a shutdown so sprawling — in fact, this is the second time customers experienced loss of access to banking services just this week. 

A Wells Fargo spokesperson declined to specify how many people have been impacted and which facility smoke was detected in, instead offered the following statement:

"The system issues were caused by an automatic power shutdown at one of Wells Fargo’s main data-center facilities, triggered by a smoke condition created by routine maintenance activities in the building. In response to the power shutdown, applications were systematically re-routed to back-up data centers throughout the day yesterday. By end-of-day, most critical systems had been recovered, and Wells Fargo continues to restore services across all business and operational areas. Wells Fargo continues to see high call volume and online and mobile traffic. Team members are aggressively working to resolve customer issues. Any Wells Fargo fees incurred as a result of these issues will be reversed."

CNBC reported Thursday that the fire department was deployed to a data center operated by Wells Fargo in Minnesota where a fire suppression system (typically ceiling water sprinklers) was accidentally tripped. Though, later, no evidence of a fire was found. Whether or not this is the incident that caused the outage is not known nor addressed in any of the press releases or statements Wells Fargo has made in the last 24 hours. 

In a tweet, Wells Fargo assured customers that the outage was not the result of "any cybersecurity event."

The bank then apologized to customers for any inconvenience caused by the system issues, and said it would reverse any Wells Fargo fees incurred. When customers will see accurate banking statements is also unknown. 

Wells Fargo will extend its branches' operating hours at all 5,500 locations one hour Friday and Saturday, according to a press release, to "address any concerns."

Some customers who have been unable to access their Wells Fargo accounts have threatened to find a new bank and took to social media to express frustration. Online banking features like credit card and mortgage balances are still unavailable, the company said in a statement Friday morning. 

Wells Fargo is the third-largest bank in America. 

 

The second outage in 7 days

Earlier this week, on Feb. 1, Wells Fargo took to Twitter to apologize to customers experiencing problems with its online banking and mobile app. The bank said it would research the issue, though did not explain what caused it

The latest outage has customers wondering: How can something as small as smoke in one isolated location cause a shutdown of banking services of a corporation that does business globally? 

CBS reports that last December, Wells Fargo blamed a computer glitch for an error affecting an estimated 545 customers who lost their homes. It then filed papers with the Securities and Exchange Commission, revealing it incorrectly denied 870 loan modification requests where over 60% of homeowners went into foreclosure.

But this sort of small incident is not an issue that has only impacted Wells Fargo. A similar outage at Bank of America happened in 2017, where customers were reportedly in the same situation thousands of Wells Fargo customers experienced Thursday — unable to access their accounts through the bank’s website or apps.

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          Shutdown paralyses life in Kashmir Valley      Cache   Translate Page      

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A separatist-called shutdown on Saturday in the Kashmir Valley to mark the sixth death anniversary of Parliament-attack mastermind Afzal Guru, has paralysed life across the region.

Afzal Guru was executed in Delhi's Tihar Jail on this day in 2013.

While calling for the shutdown, the Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL), a separatist conglomerate headed by Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umer Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik, has reiterated their demand for handing over Afzal Guru's mortal remains to the family.

After the execution, Afzal Guru's body was buried within the precincts of the jail. He is survived by his wife, Tabassum and 18-year old son, Ghalib, who live in Tarzoo village near north Kashmir's Sopore town.

Authorities placed Mirwaiz Umer Farooq under house arrest on Friday at his residence on the outskirts of Srinagar.

Markets, public transportations and other business establishments remained closed in Srinagar and other major cities and towns of the valley.

Authorities made heavy deployments of police and paramilitary forces at law and order sensitive places in Srinagar, Sopore, Baramulla, but n o restrictions were imposed on public movement anywhere in the valley.


          Students discuss federal government shutdown and border wall      Cache   Translate Page      

Members of the Talk It Out club gathered in the Reflection Center on Thursday, Feb. 7 to discuss controversial issues in contemporary politics. Guidelines were set out before the start of the meeting to identify when the discussion had gone to a unhealthy place. The topics discussed during the meeting were the wall along the […]

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          Kashmir: Shutdown in Valley on Afzal Guru’s death anniversary      Cache   Translate Page      
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          Government (-driven) Shutdowns Have Human Consequences      Cache   Translate Page      
Too many government regulators burden and shut down private sector businesses and jobs.
          Forest Service Thankful For Help During Shutdown, Back To Work In Montana      Cache   Translate Page      
Not the doom and gloom s reported by the media. Via Helena IR: Local U.S. Forest Service officials still are assessing impacts from the recent 35-day partial government shutdown, but say they appreciated community support while navigating uncertain times. Columns of smoke have risen over the last couple of weeks near York as the Forest […]
          Anticipating Another Trump Shutdown, Airport Workers Plan Mass Protests      Cache   Translate Page      
Air traffic controllers and other airport workers were widely credited for ending the longest shutdown in US history.

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          Lawmakers’ Clairton Coke Works hearing draws suggestions, criticism over fire response      Cache   Translate Page      

Steelworkers and residents near U.S. Steel’s Clairton Coke Works packed a hearing Thursday afternoon that Democratic state lawmakers convened over recent air quality problems stemming from a December fire at the facility near Pittsburgh.

The fire damaged pollution control equipment, and a nearby air monitor has since detected several spikes of sulfur dioxide, an irritant that can cause respiratory issues.

Dr. Karen Hacker, director of the Allegheny County Health Department, told lawmakers that her agency is installing several new monitors in the area.

“We all are entitled to clean air,” she said to the panel, which was a joint Senate-House Democratic Policy Committee that met in Clairton.

She offered a host of recommendations to legislators and said her office is already working on them with the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection and legislative staff.

Among her suggestions are new policies to allow for the immediate shutdown of facilities whose emissions exceed air quality standards at monitors, as well as requiring that coke plants and other industrial facilities reduce production on days with bad air quality. She also asked for rules requiring  industry officials to notify communities affected by problems that could impact public health, and ones increasing monetary penalties for air quality violations.

“That’s precisely what we’re trying to get to, ways in which we can make it easier for you to do your work and be able to do what needs to be done to make sure these facilities are in compliance,” said Sen. Jay Costa, D-Forest Hills.

Jim Kelly, the county’s deputy director for environmental health, said the health department will levy an enforcement action against U.S. Steel once it has finished analyzing the recent air quality problems.

Lawmakers on Thursday also heard from union members, U.S. Steel representatives and environmental and health advocates.

Dr. Deborah Gentile, a local pediatric allergy and asthma expert, said Mon Valley residents have spent a month under an alert from the county health department urging them to limit outdoor activity. She has monitored local children’s health during that time, and she called for more specific guidance.

“Sports seasons are around the corner,” she said. “It’s going to be baseball season, track season, and these kids aren’t going to be able to go outside and play and do what they should be able to do.”

Other advocates renewed calls for Clairton Coke Works to go on “hot idle.” The facility would remain running, but it would not produce any coke, which is the product of heating coal at high temperatures. Coke is then used to make steel.

Michael Rhoads, plant manager of Clairton Coke Works, said if officials ordered the plant to idle, it would take several months to prepare. He said workers would need to install significant amounts of scaffolding and piping, as well as go through many detailed procedures.

“If you don’t do it right, the potential for an explosive atmosphere in the piping is significant, so it’s a big deal and we’ve got to make sure it’s done safely,” he said.

Union members expressed concern about the economic toll idling would place on steelworkers and others in the surrounding communities.

Don Furko, president of United Steelworkers Local 1557, represents 1,200 workers at Clairton. He said the coke produced at the plant feeds every U.S. Steel blast furnace.

“Simply put, if U.S. Steel ends up idling batteries, our members will lose their jobs,” he said. “This will begin a chain of events that will have a devastating impact on them, their families and our communities across the Mon Valley.”

Legislators said they want to better communication and collaboration from U.S. Steel. Several expressed disappointment that it took two weeks between the fire on Dec. 24 and a notice from the Allegheny County Health Department on Jan. 9 letting the public know about air quality concerns. Lawmakers themselves were in the dark.

U.S. Steel representatives did notify the health department the day of the fire, but health officials say it wasn’t clear how the incident was affecting air quality until days later.

“I’ll take the responsibility,” U.S. Steel director of governmental affairs and public policy Chris Masciantonio told the legislators. “I should be notifying each of you, and we’ll set up a system in the future to do that.”


          AASWOMEN Newsletter for February 8, 2019      Cache   Translate Page      
AAS Committee on the Status of Women
Issue of February 08, 2019
eds: Nicolle Zellner, Heather Flewelling, Maria Patterson, JoEllen McBride, and Ale Aloisi (guest ed.)

[It’s Black History Month! This issue features some resources for including astronomers and physicists of color in your lectures and talks. --eds.]

This week's issues:

1. AAS Public Policy Office Post-Shutdown Town Hall Updates

2. Cross-post: The Woman Who Sees Space First

3. AAWIP Lists African American Women with PhDs Who Identify as Physicists

4. NSBP Black History Month Physics Profiles

5. Gladys West's work on GPS 'would impact the world'

6. Rosalind Franklin: Mars rover named after DNA pioneer

7. This is how science can fix its glaring gender inequality problem

8. Keynote Speaker added to NASEM Symposium Highlighting Evidence-Based Interventions to Address the Underrepresentation of Women in Science, Engineering, and Medicine

9. Grad Students in STEM Talk Lab Culture Issues at Union-Led Discussion

10. The History of Women in Sci-Fi Isn’t What You Think

11. Job Opportunities

12. How to Submit to the AASWomen Newsletter

13. How to Subscribe or Unsubscribe to the AASWomen Newsletter

14. Access to Past Issues of the AASWomen Newsletter


1. AAS Public Policy Office Post-Shutdown Updates
From: AAS Public Policy Office [public.policy_at_aas.org]

The AAS Public Policy Office would like to alert you of several announcements, updates, and upcoming virtual town halls as part of federal agencies’ work to resume operations after the recent federal shutdown:

  • The Decadal Survey in Astronomy and Astrophysics (Astro2020) science white paper deadline is now 11 March 2019.
  • The AAS 233 NASA Astrophysics Division Town Hall has been rescheduled as a webinar for 12:00 pm ET on Tuesday, 12 February. Register to receive the webinar link.
  • The AAS 233 NSF Astronomy and Astrophysics Division Town Hall has been rescheduled as a webinar for 12:00 pm ET on Friday, 15 February. Register to receive the webinar link.

See more updates at

https://aas.org/policy

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2. Cross-post: The Woman Who Sees Space First
From: Cristina Thomas via womeninastronomy.blogspot.com

A recent Medium article by Shannon Stirone profiles Candice Hansen-Koharcheck. Candice has been been working with ground-breaking images from a series of iconic spacecraft for over 40 years. “To me, these places have gone from being points of light in the sky to being real places,” Hansen-Koharcheck says.

Read more at:

https://womeninastronomy.blogspot.com/2019/02/cross-post-woman-who-sees-space-first.html

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3. AAWIP Lists African American Women with PhDs Who Identify as Physicists
From: JoEllen McBride [joellen.mcbride_at_gmail.com]

During Black History Month (and every month) we should take the time to reflect on the physicists and astronomers we feature in our lectures and talks. The African American Women in Physics keeps a running list of African American women who are also physicists.

See the list and visit their website at

http://aawip.com/aawip-members

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4. NSBP Black History Month Physics Profiles
From: JoEllen McBride [joellen.mcbride_at_gmail.com]

For Black History Month the National Society of Black Physicists is continuing their tradition of honoring a black physicist every day of February.

See the current honorees at

https://nsbp.org/nsbp-news/bhm-physics-profiles/2019-honorees

See past honorees at

https://nsbp.org/nsbp-news/bhm-physics-profiles

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5. Gladys West's work on GPS 'would impact the world'
From: Heather Flewelling [heather_at_ifa.hawaii.edu]

““GPS has changed the lives of everyone forever,” James said. “There is not a segment of this global society—military, auto industry, cell phone industry, social media, parents, NASA, etc.—that does not utilize the Global Positioning System.”

The revelation that her 87-year-old sorority sister was one of the “Hidden Figures” behind GPS motivated James to share it with the world.

“I think her story is amazing,” James added.”

Read more at

https://www.fredericksburg.com/features/gladys-west-s-work-on-gps-would-impact-the-world/article_26e82f21-bb5a-5d76-9789-69a5039ad018.html

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6. Rosalind Franklin: Mars rover named after DNA pioneer
From: Nicolle Zellner [nzellner_at_albion.edu]

"The UK-assembled rover that will be sent to Mars in 2020 will bear the name of DNA pioneer Rosalind Franklin."

Read more at

https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-47151778?fbclid=IwAR0OhnU-i4yWyUwHAKnzHQQmDSk8XgE8lXYknDQvK08yIX2-q9VbT7qRotU

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7. This is how science can fix its glaring gender inequality problem
From: JoEllen McBride [joellen.mcbride_at_gmail.com]

“The fix isn't just about bringing more women – and minorities – to the scientific workforce to increase diversity, she [Holly Witteman] says, it's also crucial to bring them to a system that is built to give them the same opportunities as men.

Including more people who have been historically underrepresented in certain fields – in this case, women and minorities in science – without then investing in mentoring and supporting them, will only backfire, she continues.”

Read more at

https://www.wired.co.uk/article/the-lancet-special-issue-women-in-science

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8. Keynote Speaker added to NASEM Symposium Highlighting Evidence-Based Interventions to Address the Underrepresentation of Women in Science, Engineering, and Medicine
From: JoEllen McBride [joellen.mcbride_at_gmail.com]

“We're excited to announce that the keynote address will be given by Congresswoman Donna Shalala, the former President of the University of Miami and Secretary of Health and Human Services, currently representing Florida's 27th district! Congresswoman Shalala chaired the 2007 report Beyond Bias and Barriers and will shed light on the impact of those recommendations over the last ten years.”

Register for the symposium at

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/symposium-highlighting-evidence-based-interventions-to-address-the-underrepresentation-of-women-in-registration-53116862967?utm_source=CWSEM+List&utm_campaign=e92637778a-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2018_11_27_10_03_COPY_01&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_9f27a045ed-e92637778a-129161885

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9. Grad Students in STEM Talk Lab Culture Issues at Union-Led Discussion
From: JoEllen McBride [joellen.mcbride_at_gmail.com]

At Harvard: "Graduate students in STEM departments shared stories about sexual harassment in the lab, issues with advisers, and unsafe working conditions at a discussion hosted by the graduate student union Wednesday night."

Read more at

https://www.thecrimson.com/article/2019/2/7/power-in-the-lab

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10. The History of Women in Sci-Fi Isn’t What You Think
From: JoEllen McBride [joellen.mcbride_at_gmail.com]

Women were 15% of writers and 40-50% of readers of the science fiction genre before the feminist wave of the 60s and 70s.

Read more at

https://www.wired.com/2019/02/geeks-guide-history-women-sci-fi

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11. Job Opportunities
For those interested in increasing excellence and diversity in their
organizations, a list of resources and advice is here:
https://cswa.aas.org/diversity.html#howtoincrease

-Full-time Tenure Track Physics/Astronomy Position at American River College https://jobs.losrios.edu/postings/10839

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12. How to Submit to the AASWOMEN newsletter

To submit an item to the AASWOMEN newsletter, including replies to topics, send email to aaswomen_at_aas.org

All material will be posted unless you tell us otherwise, including your email address.

When submitting a job posting for inclusion in the newsletter, please include a one-line description and a link to the full job posting.

Please remember to replace "_at_" in the e-mail address above.

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13. How to Subscribe or Unsubscribe to the AASWOMEN newsletter

Join AAS Women List by email:

Send email to aaswlist+subscribe_at_aas.org from the address you want to have subscribed. You can leave the subject and message blank if you like.

Be sure to follow the instructions in the confirmation email. (Just reply back to the email list)

To unsubscribe by email:

Send email to aaswlist+unsubscribe_at_aas.org from the address you want to have UNsubscribed. You can leave the subject and message blank if you like.

To join or leave AASWomen via web, or change your membership settings:

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You will have to create a Google Account if you do not already have one, using https://accounts.google.com/newaccount?hl=en

Google Groups Subscribe Help:

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14. Access to Past Issues

https://cswa.aas.org/AASWOMEN.html

Each annual summary includes an index of topics covered.

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          MacBook Air shutdowns – it was the battery.      Cache   Translate Page      
Link. A failure mode of 4yo LiOn batteries. Hope to get another 4-5y from this 2015 Air.
          Battery Shutdown 2019 Procure      Cache   Translate Page      
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          Despite End of Shutdown, Effects Persist for Museums      Cache   Translate Page      

For most of January, one of the single most significant sources of knowledge in the world was sealed behind “sorry, we’re closed” signs. The largest museum and research complex in the world, the Smithsonian Institution, closed Jan. 2 as a result of the government shutdown that began Dec. 22 after[Read More...]

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          Lawmakers heading to funding deal with far less border money than Trump wants      Cache   Translate Page      
(CNN) — Republican and Democratic negotiators are exchanging border security proposals that contain far less funding for the border wall than President Donald Trump has demanded, with just days left before a deadline to release their bill ahead of another potential government shutdown. The latest proposals peg the topline funding number for border barriers around $2 billion, according to two people familiar with the talks. That number is far below the $5.7 billion that Trump has requested and repeatedly described […]
          Financially Struggling Government Workers Are Caught Up In Shutdown      Cache   Translate Page      
A government job probably pays better and is more secure than one in the private sector, but for many federal workers, it hardly assures a good income. The 800,000 federal workers who aren't being paid because of the partial government shutdown include many who struggle to make ends meet even during ordinary times. "I only have about $1,000 in savings," says Brooke Cole, who is furloughed from her job at a Coast Guard Air Station in Port Angeles, Wash. "I have to pay my rent; I have a car payment, child care payments, student loan payments, utility payments, all sorts of fun stuff." Federal government employees are paid according to their position on the General Schedule , the official pay classification system overseen by the Office of Personnel Management. Workers at the GS-1 level start out earning about $19,000 a year, which for a family of three would be about poverty level. An employee at the other end of the federal pay scale (GS-15) can make as much as about $140,000, but, as
          GOP Border Security Negotiator Says Another Shutdown Isn’t Happening: ‘Nil’ or ‘Next to Nil’      Cache   Translate Page      

Tennessee Republican Rep. Chuck Fleischmann told “Fox & Friends” on Friday that the possibility of a second government shutdown was “nil or next to nil.” Fleishman is a member of the bipartisan committee responsible for hashing out a government funding deal that is agreeable to both sides when it comes to border security. “In this…

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          A Final Border Wall Compromise Could Be Reached Over The Weekend      Cache   Translate Page      
'On the verge of a government shutdown'
          A Documentary About Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Is Coming To Netflix      Cache   Translate Page      


Netflix will be bringing us a documentary about our favorite Congresswoman and beauty guru, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. It needs to be released, like, now.

Knock Down the House follows four women, including Ocasio-Cortez, who ran for office against incumbents in elections last fall to bring fresh voices to Congress. Cori Bush, Amy Vilela, and Paula Jean Swearengin were also followed in the film, but Ocasio-Cortez was the only one who won her race.

It premiered at Sundance, where it won the Sundance Festival Favorite Award before it was picked up by Netflix. It was funded by a Kickstarter campaign, which raked in about $25,000, and was sold to the streaming platform for $10 million. This makes it, according to Deadline, the "biggest documentary sale ever brokered at a film festival."

AOC herself was apparently supposed to come to Sundance to support the film, but had to cancel due to the "turbulence of the government shutdown which was just coming to an end." She did, though, call in via Skype, where she gave a speech to the film's audience about its importance.

"I'm just so glad that this moment, for all four of us, was captured and documented," she says, "not just for the personal meaning of it, but for really everyday people to see that, yes, this is incredibly challenging, yes, the odds are long, but also, yes, that it's worth it, and each and every single person who submits themselves to run for office is doing a great service to this country, including Amy, Paula, and Cori."


          Donald Trump Does His Own Makeup Says ‘Vanity Fair’      Cache   Translate Page      

President Trump Names David Malpass As U.S. Candidate For World Bank President

Many people have wondered how Donald Trump gets that shade of peach or orange on his skin guessing that it’s either courtesy of a tanning bed, some form of rub on tanner, or maybe a spray tan, but now sources are saying that while other members of the Trump administration use makeup artists to apply their foundation and powder before they go on-air, Donald Trump does his makeup himself.

Vanity Fair says that Donald Trump is the rare president who already seemed to have a makeup and foundation grooming regimen that he does himself. While the White House seemed to go along with the myth that the president got his orange glow on the golf course, this was tested during the government shutdown when Trump didn’t leave Washington, D.C. in late December and through January, and yet he still got the orange glow everywhere but on his eyes,

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          Media probably shouldn't be crowing      Cache   Translate Page      
President Donald Trump may have come to his senses about government shutdowns and his coveted wall. Last month, the mainstream media, however, called Trump’s conciliatory statements on the matter a “stinging defeat” and a blow to his presidency. They were crowing. They shouldn’t crow in the first place, at least not in news stories. Further, they crowed prematurely. Trump has not been...
          2/10/2019: Sport: Frustrated stable bosses unable to start testing      Cache   Translate Page      
SOME of the biggest stables caught up in the shutdown of British racing have barely started testing their horses for equine influenza. Richard Hannon and Richard Fahey each have more than 250 horses and are among the 174 yards in lockdown. Hannon...
          Instrumentation and Controls Engineer - Sinclair Wyoming Refining Company - Sinclair, WY      Cache   Translate Page      
PLC design for various control and shutdown functions. Responsible to provide instrumentation and control system support for both ongoing operations and new...
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          This Designer Missed Her Own Show Thanks to the Government Shutdown      Cache   Translate Page      
Xue Gao was stuck in China without a visa.
          Partisan divide more about pride than substance      Cache   Translate Page      
With days left to avoid another federal shutdown, both sides were at least making noises of compromise last week, and rightly so: This divide is more about pride than substance. One major move to the middle came from President Trump in his State of the Union speech, where he steered clear of threats and flagged...
          Gearing Up for Possibility of Another Trump Shutdown, Airport Workers Ready Mass Protests in 80 Major Cities      Cache   Translate Page      
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"We're going to continue running as fast as we can right up to February 15, so that we can take action immediately on February 16 if necessary."

          This Designer Missed Her Own Show Thanks to the Government Shutdown      Cache   Translate Page      
Snow Xue Gao Fall 2019 Runway Show New York Fashion Week
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i understand the need to fix the pipe, but really a complete shutdown. what about reduced service? closure at night and/or just one track open.


They need to rip up the tracks, remove the overhead wires, and bring in equipment to dig down to the pipe. You can't run "reduced service" when the infrastructure itself is gone.


Some people just refuse to understand the constraints and limitations of certain situations.
well, they said the L train needed to be shut down too. doesn't it hurt to ask if there are alternatives
          The conference committee is getting close to a deal on the border, and Trump is going to take it      Cache   Translate Page      

The temporary funding deal reached to end Donald Trump’s shutdown in January runs out next Friday, providing a hard deadline for negotiations by the bipartisan conference committee. To prevent a repeat shutdown, it seems likely the committee will have to produce results no later than Wednesday, giving both the House and the Senate an opportunity to hold at least cursory debate on the legislation, hold votes, and slap the results on Trump’s desk. And then Trump will sign it—even though it’s dead certain the compromise bill will not meet the demands that Trump has leveled again and again.

For more than two months, Trump has been adamant: He wants $5.7 billion earmarked for the wall alone. Billions more for other aspects of “border security.” Not a penny less, or he’ll get out his itchy National Emergency finger. 

But that’s not what’s emerging from the conference committee. In fact, the bill that surfaces for a vote this week is sounding very like the bill that Trump originally said he would support back in December, before conservative pundits made fun of him. That bill offered $1.6 billion for border security. Since then, Democrats have repeatedly passed a similar bill in the House, but which Mitch McConnell refused to bring to a vote in the Senate. Those bills offered between $1.3 and $1.6 billion in border security funding, which was explicitly split up among items that were aimed mostly at ports of entry, rather than building any kind of barrier.

As the conference committee gets close to wrapping up its proposal, it’s looking like the number will be … somewhere between $1.8 and $2.0 billion. Included in that number will be some funds that can be spent on “bollard fencing,” a kind of scaled down version of the “steel slats” that Trump has talked about in the past, and a type of fencing already in use near some points of entry. By dedicating some funds to bollard fencing, Republicans will be able to claim that they secured some “wall” or “barrier” or whatever they decide to call it. But it won’t be much. It certainly won’t be the 234 miles of wall that was supposed to be covered by over $5 billion from the Republican bill that was voted down in the Senate.

As Roll Call reports, the fact that the compromise bill contains any kind of barrier funding at all can be expected to lose Democrats some votes from legislators who have pledged not to support any such structures. However, it’s also expected that Democrats will retain enough votes—and secure enough Republican votes—to see the bill through.


          Comment on Chase Canceled All My Credit Cards – Successful Reinstatement of Chase Shutdown by Stephen19      Cache   Translate Page      
So another unsuspecting victim of the chase risk portfolio team and wanted to add my experience so far. November 18 auto approved for reserve, January auto approved for freedom, then February 2 card doesn’t work. Call in and routed straight oversees told account is closed “that 5e bank can do whatever they want.” Credit was 705 Transunion, 686 experin, 688 equifax, no baddies, 18 percent usage across all revolving. No late payment in 3 years. Got backdown numbers and called lending. First 2 calls didn’t go well, partially my fault for the initial outrage, told his is permanent. 3 rd call better, she said experian reported 11 inquiries in last 30 days, therefore I was aggressively seeking new credit and a risk. I took it on the chin and said I was rebuilding and taking advance of store cards, and preapprovals, trying to build number of accounts and line of credit. I admit I got out of control but when I went from 1 hard inquiry in 2 years to like 6, I thought the hard inquiry category on my score couldn’t get worse so let roll the dice. Obviously bad and uninformed decision, but still when apps are telling me more accounts are good, preapprovals left and right I never knew it would warrant instant closure as if I had done something illegal or missed any payment , etc. The concept is scary thinking about it but I get it , business finds pattern that may or may not be suitable to an individual but overall let’s just be safe and look no further. I advised he rep I am not maxing it it any cards, I have assets in excess of any debt, no missed payments, and I wanted to get documents and wrote a letter, she advised no way to submit letter but she can have supervisor review my statements and my accounts, wait 10 days. So I’m 4 days in now. - In my research online obviously Amex has a rat team but not the complete instant shutdown that chase is doing. Also noticed the chase upper level lending people are not even connected to this “risk portfolio team” that’s the official name I think. In conversation this risk team do not sound experienced like the upper level lending folks, and were reading the same script repeating the aggressive credit due to applications line. Not even seeing the account details of what they closed/ payments / etc. They also would only quote me experian stuff and confirmed this was based on experian pulls. - So did a little digging and found our friend Experian launched a new risk assessment in 2017, the marketing PDFs are online. The other credit bureaus don’t seem to have this new product. Same time reports of Chase shutdowns. With no warning and no questions asked. - - In final I believe this is all about Experian, Chase might even be contracting this risk portfolio team unit, it’s an experian operation, and is independent of the senior analysts in lending because they even told me they had no authority once this risk team gets hold of you. - Just wanted to add my info and let others know. Has anyone had their experian locked and had a chase shutdown because if that’s the outlier we know it’s experian hard apps that’s setting this off.
          Comment on Chase Canceled All My Credit Cards – Successful Reinstatement of Chase Shutdown by Steve      Cache   Translate Page      
So another unsuspecting victim of the chase risk portfolio team and wanted to add my experience so far. November 18 auto approved for reserve, January auto approved for freedom, then February 2 card doesn’t work. Call in and routed straight oversees told account is closed “that 5e bank can do whatever they want.” Credit was 705 Transunion, 686 experin, 688 equifax, no baddies, 18 percent usage across all revolving. No late payment in 3 years. Got backdown numbers and called lending. First 2 calls didn’t go well, partially my fault for the initial outrage, told his is permanent. 3 rd call better, she said experian reported 11 inquiries in last 30 days, therefore I was aggressively seeking new credit and a risk. I took it on the chin and said I was rebuilding and taking advance of store cards, and preapprovals, trying to build number of accounts and line of credit. I admit I got out of control but when I went from 1 hard inquiry in 2 years to like 6, I thought the hard inquiry category on my score couldn’t get worse so let roll the dice. Obviously bad and uninformed decision, but still when apps are telling me more accounts are good, preapprovals left and right I never knew it would warrant instant closure as if I had done something illegal or missed any payment , etc. The concept is scary thinking about it but I get it , business finds pattern that may or may not be suitable to an individual but overall let’s just be safe and look no further. I advised he rep I am not maxing it it any cards, I have assets in excess of any debt, no missed payments, and I wanted to get documents and wrote a letter, she advised no way to submit letter but she can have supervisor review my statements and my accounts, wait 10 days. So I’m 4 days in now. - In my research online obviously Amex has a rat team but not the complete instant shutdown that chase is doing. Also noticed the chase upper level lending people are not even connected to this “risk portfolio team” that’s the official name I think. In conversation this risk team do not sound experienced like the upper level lending folks, and were reading the same script repeating the aggressive credit due to applications line. Not even seeing the account details of what they closed/ payments / etc. They also would only quote me experian stuff and confirmed this was based on experian pulls. - So did a little digging and found our friend Experian launched a new risk assessment in 2017, the marketing PDFs are online. The other credit bureaus don’t seem to have this new product. Same time reports of Chase shutdowns. With no warning and no questions asked. - - In final I believe this is all about Experian, Chase might even be contracting this risk portfolio team unit, it’s an experian operation, and is independent of the senior analysts in lending because they even told me they had no authority once this risk team gets hold of you. - Just wanted to add my info and let others know. Has anyone had their experian locked and had a chase shutdown because if that’s the outlier we know it’s experian hard apps that’s setting this off.
          Comment on Chase Canceled All My Credit Cards – Successful Reinstatement of Chase Shutdown by Nashville82      Cache   Translate Page      
So another unsuspecting victim of the chase risk portfolio team and wanted to add my experience so far. November 18 auto approved for reserve, January auto approved for freedom, then February 2 card doesn’t work. Call in and routed straight oversees told account is closed “that 5e bank can do whatever they want.” Credit was 705 Transunion, 686 experin, 688 equifax, no baddies, 18 percent usage across all revolving. No late payment in 3 years. Got backdown numbers and called lending. First 2 calls didn’t go well, partially my fault for the initial outrage, told his is permanent. 3 rd call better, she said experian reported 11 inquiries in last 30 days, therefore I was aggressively seeking new credit and a risk. I took it on the chin and said I was rebuilding and taking advance of store cards, and preapprovals, trying to build number of accounts and line of credit. I admit I got out of control but when I went from 1 hard inquiry in 2 years to like 6, I thought the hard inquiry category on my score couldn’t get worse so let roll the dice. Obviously bad and uninformed decision, but still when apps are telling me more accounts are good, preapprovals left and right I never knew it would warrant instant closure as if I had done something illegal or missed any payment , etc. The concept is scary thinking about it but I get it , business finds pattern that may or may not be suitable to an individual but overall let’s just be safe and look no further. I advised he rep I am not maxing it it any cards, I have assets in excess of any debt, no missed payments, and I wanted to get documents and wrote a letter, she advised no way to submit letter but she can have supervisor review my statements and my accounts, wait 10 days. So I’m 4 days in now. - In my research online obviously Amex has a rat team but not the complete instant shutdown that chase is doing. Also noticed the chase upper level lending people are not even connected to this “risk portfolio team” that’s the official name I think. In conversation this risk team do not sound experienced like the upper level lending folks, and were reading the same script repeating the aggressive credit due to applications line. Not even seeing the account details of what they closed/ payments / etc. They also would only quote me experian stuff and confirmed this was based on experian pulls. - So did a little digging and found our friend Experian launched a new risk assessment ‘quest’ in 2017, the marketing PDFs are online. The other bureaus do not have any marketing for this new product. Same time reports of Chase shutdowns. With no warning and no questions asked. - - In final I believe this is all about Experian, Chase might even be contracting this risk portfolio team unit, it’s an experian operation, and is independent of the senior analysts in lending because they even told me they had no authority once this risk team gets hold of you. - Just wanted to add my info and let others know. Has anyone had their experian locked and had a chase shutdown because if that’s the outlier we know it’s experian hard apps that’s setting this off.
          Donald Trump: Zweiter Shutdown? Valentinstag könnte für Trump chaotisch werden - STERN.de      Cache   Translate Page      
  1. Donald Trump: Zweiter Shutdown? Valentinstag könnte für Trump chaotisch werden  STERN.de
  2. US-Präsident Donald Trump hält Rede, doch Melania irritiert alle  EXPRESS
  3. Sicherheitskonferenz in München: Ivanka Trump kommt - sein Außenminister nicht  wasserburg24
  4. Der nächste Shutdown droht, doch Trump bleibt kompromisslos – Wie geht es weiter?  stern
  5. Donald Trump: Eine Kriegserklärung an den US-Präsidenten  t-online.de
  6. Mehr zum Thema in Google News

          What and how many electronics do you re-charge and use daily?      Cache   Translate Page      

Those people are all wrong :slight_smile:#source%3Dgooglier%2Ecom#https%3A%2F%2Fgooglier%2Ecom%2Fpage%2F%2F10000

I write software for a living, but on very resource-constrained devices. My job involves getting a lot of functionality out of not a lot. And here I am holding this device which runs at 20x the clock speed of the stuff on my bench, with four main CPUs and an array of GPU cores, plus 100x the memory on a DDR3 bus, and there it sits, thinking about who-knows-what for 15 seconds, while I’m waiting for it to do something trivial like render a page of text. FFS. 15 seconds is enough CPU time to forecast next week’s weather and play a few games of chess during idle cycles.

I get it. A general-purpose device demands a lot of general-purpose software overhead. But the way I see it is this: if my fingers can move faster than your UI can update the display, then you, the UI designer, got something wrong somewhere.

I don’t think it’s just me with one underpowered device: I’ve had several that do the same thing. A bit like Windows, they tend to start off OK and then become increasingly unresponsive over a period of months, even with a junk-cleaning app.

Then there are the inexplicable reboots, the occasional failed shutdown (which drains the battery and ruins it), hit-and-miss WiFi connectivity, touchscreen malfunctions in the presence of minor EMI or damp, pointless updates to the OS that break compatibility … maybe I’m a crusty old technophobe, but seriously, just give me something with clicky buttons on it and a proper RTOS underneath.

For what it’s worth, I think it started off as a very solid concept. Then somewhere along the line, somebody decided to make it like Windows, except more painful to develop software for. They forgot what sort of hardware it was going to run on, and what it was going to be used for.


          Rep. Chuck Fleischmann On Border Funding      Cache   Translate Page      
Copyright 2019 NPR. To see more, visit DAVID GREENE, HOST: So will there be another a partial government shutdown or not? There are signs congressional negotiators are moving towards a compromise on border funding, which would be really key here. The Senate Appropriations Committee chairman Republican Richard Shelby is sounding optimistic. (SOUNDBITE OF ARCHIVED RECORDING) RICHARD SHELBY: The dialogue is good. The tone is good. We're talking about substance. I would say we've got a much better chance today than we had Monday to reach some kind of resolution to this. GREENE: Now, to avoid a shutdown, the president would need to sign something by next Friday. Republican Congressman Chuck Fleischmann of Tennessee is on the conference committee trying to craft a bill, and he joins us this morning. Welcome back to the program, Congressman. CHUCK FLEISCHMANN: Good morning, sir. Thank you. GREENE: So I hear you and other negotiators are packing up and heading up to Camp David tonight. Are you
          General discussions : The American Politics Thread      Cache   Translate Page      
Author: rogerthat
Subject: The American Politics Thread
Posted: February 09 2019 at 22:13

In fact, the more I think about it, the more I feel Trump orchestrated the whole shutdown brouhaha to distract attention from the clear cut signals that he is winding down the Manifest Destiny army (which is well and good) but on terms that favour Russia unmistakably.  The relaunch of no holds barred aggression against Russia is also entirely to their favour; it's like how Pakistan said India's 1998 nuclear tests only gave them the freedom to do testing openly instead of cold tests. Yes, Putin has trained Trump well alright.  He is getting his agenda accomplished without a fuss and with alarming pace after the mid term polls. 
          Tax refunds trickle slowly after shutdown stalled IRS for weeks      Cache   Translate Page      

The IRS sent out fewer refund payments in the first week of the tax season compared with the same period in 2018 as the agency struggled to recover from a government shutdown that hampered tax officials’ ability to prepare.

The Internal Revenue Service sent out about 4.67 million tax refunds in...


          Comment on Angry Birds Space Pig Dipper Mirror Level M6-10 Walkthrough by Kathy      Cache   Translate Page      
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          Two Weeks Since Government Re-Opened, Federal Workers Attend Potluck at Blair      Cache   Translate Page      

Two weeks since the federal government re-opened Montgomery County Fire & Rescue Services organized a potluck dinner for those community members who were hurt by the shutdown. The event took place Friday night at Montgomery Blair High School in Silver Spring. Charles Bailey, division chief for the Fire and Rescue Services, said Lt. Irvin Smith, Capt. […]

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          6 Quotes That Show Trump Has No Idea How Money Works For Real People      Cache   Translate Page      
President Donald Trump has made some questionable claims regarding finances.

Even before he became president, Donald Trump was never shy about sharing what’s on his mind. Since moving into the Oval Office, however, his voice has certainly been amplified ― for better or worse.

So leave it to us to highlight the ridiculous ― and untrue ― statements he’s made about finances. From the stock market to the actual market, these six quotes show he doesn’t really get how money works for regular people. 

1. He celebrated market fluctuations like milestones

In January, Trump tweeted that the Dow Jones Industrial Average broke 25,000 points. Tremendous news indeed, considering the previous month marked the worst December in stock market history since the Great Depression...

...except that he had already congratulated someone ― we can safely assume himself ― for the same milestone more than a year earlier...

...and also in July 2018.

For most of us who invest, it’s with the expectation that doing so will result in our money growing over time. Market ups and downs are to be expected, but more than a year of flatlined growth isn’t exactly something to brag about.

2. He thinks you need ID to buy groceries

It’s no secret that Trump has been pushing for stricter voter identification laws, claiming ID is necessary to prevent voter fraud (it isn’t). But one thing that anyone who lives in the real working world knows is that you don’t need an ID to buy groceries. Yet Trump claimed just the opposite to a crowd gathered for a rally in Tampa, Florida, last year: 

You know, if you go out and you want to buy groceries, you need a picture on a card, you need ID. You go out and you want to buy anything, you need ID and you need your picture.

We’re not sure when Trump last had to buy groceries for himself. And according to press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders, neither is she. However, we do know formal identification is not required to buy basic goods like food.

3. He also thinks grocery stores help people with no income

Man, Trump really doesn’t understand how grocery stores work. In January, Trump was asked for his thoughts on Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross’ controversial statement that federal employees affected by the shutdown should not rely on food banks and simply take out loans to make ends meet instead. Here’s what Trump had to say:

Perhaps he should have said it differently. Local people know who they are, when they go for groceries and everything else. ... They will work along. I know banks are working along. If you have mortgages, the mortgagees, the folks collecting the interest and all of those things, they work along. And that’s what happens in time like this. They know the people; they’ve been dealing with them for years. And they work along. The grocery store — and I think that’s probably what Wilbur Ross meant.

This should go without saying, but grocery stores sell groceries. Many of the 800,000 federal employees who were furloughed or forced to work without pay for more than a month did need to rely on food banks, unemployment benefits and credit card debt to survive.

4. He claimed your 401(k) is killing it

Trump loves to tweet about 401(k)s. And in August 2018, he promised more good news to follow for all of the Americans who surely became rich after a market upswing.

2018 was a record-setting year. Unfortunately, that’s because it was actually the worst year for stocks since 2008. Despite several upswings, the market also experienced severe drops, ending down overall.

What the president also failed to acknowledge is that most Americans don’t have a 401(k). Only 14 percent of all employers offer a 401(k) or other defined contribution plan to employees. Of those that do, only about a third of employees actually contribute. Hopefully, more employers will offer retirement plans soon, and more workers will be able to afford to participate.

5. The economy grew by an ‘amazing’ 4.1 percent 

Gross domestic product, or GDP, measures the value of a country’s output and is a major indicator of an economy’s health. Last year, Trump boasted many times about the GDP’s growth over the second quarter.

“Amazing” isn’t exactly the appropriate word to describe a 4.1 percent rate of growth for the GDP. As The Associated Press explains, the economy is certainly healthy now, but the 4.1 percent figure was simply the highest since 2014. It represents nothing close to record growth in previous years.

6. He thought we’d be excited about his tax plan

In 2017, President Trump signed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act into law. It included major changes to tax brackets, credits and deductions for both individuals and businesses. And as the House and Senate met to merge and finalize their two versions of the bill prior to passing it, Trump made strong claims about the impact of his plan.

People are going to be very, very happy. They’re going to get tremendous, tremendous tax cuts and tax relief and that’s what this country needs.

Americans are finally getting to see the results of the new tax plan on their returns this tax season. And the results are mixed at best. Many taxpayers who got refunds last year are discovering they owe hefty tax bills for 2018

Part of this is because the plan actually imposed greater limits on tax deductions that were particularly valuable in affluent metropolitan areas, such as those for state and local taxes, mortgage interest and property taxes. The second reason is that despite major changes to the tax code, the IRS had to rely on the same W-4 forms to determine employees’ tax withholding. That means many people ended up underpaying for the year. And those people are very, very mad. 


          Oil Spill Shuts TransCanada's Keystone Pipeline in Same County Where 'Paper-thin' Pipe Found in 2012      Cache   Translate Page      
On Wednesday, February 6, an oil spill in St. Charles County, Missouri, caused the shutdown of two major oil pipelines, one owned by Enbridge and the other by TransCanada, as investigators began searching for the source of the spill.
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          District court's pretrial ruling on damages and ITC scheduling order: no good news for Qualcomm in Apple dispute      Cache   Translate Page      

A few months after Apple sued Qualcomm two years ago, the chipmaker started a patent enforcement campaign in three jurisdictions (U.S., Germany, and China). Almost two years have passed, but Qualcomm has yet to prove two thirds of its enterprise value (that's what the company's patent licensing business accounts for as was stated repeatedly during last month's FTC antitrust trial) in litigation. If one focused on only a few mainstream media headlines, one might be (mis)led to believe that Qualcomm gained serious leverage in China and Germany, and had a decent chance of achieving the same in the U.S., but headlines can answer only some of the world's most important questions. Patent enforcement isn't one of them.

It's one thing to obtain a favorable ruling. It's another to obtain a favorable and impactful ruling on a lasting basis. As fast-paced as this industry undoubtedly is, ephemeral results don't get major disputes settled.

There's no indication (otherwise the stock market would know) of Qualcomm's Chinese injunctions having had an impact on Apple's ability to sell or make products there. At least for the time being it appears that software updates have indeed solved the problem, which is plausible since that's what usually happens when non-standard-essential software patents are enforced. I've been interested in this subject since my NoSoftwarePatents campaign, which I started in 2004, and I've never seen a case where a software patent killed an entire product. The response has always been a software update. There's no reason to assume it shouldn't work in China.

Patent injunctions ban products that come with a particular set of technical characteristics. They don't ban products just based on their name regardless of what's inside. That would be the domain of trademark law.

As for Germany, most of Qualcomm's lawsuits there have been a failure even in strictly formal terms. The one injunction (technically, a pair of injunctions over the same patent but enjoining different Apple entities) Qualcomm obtained there

Guess how many of the mainstream media--even if one includes high-traffic IT-specialized websites--that reported on the German injunction cared to publish a follow-up on one of those three developments, or (which would make the most sense) the combination of all three?

None. At least I can't google anything. What I've been able to google, however, is that they all got the amount of the required deposit wrong until Qualcomm announced that it had, as only this blog had said from the beginning, laid down approximately $1.5 billion (all other media had previously stated only half of that figure).

Forget mainstream media headlines. Seriously, forget them when it comes to patent litigation. The general public will pay attention to a product "ban" even if it's more or less inconsequential. Some reporters struggle with legal procedures, but even those who are familiar with litigation in general often miss the specific procedural aspects of patent infringement and invalidation proceedings--or at least the technical aspects, but the economic relevance of a patent injunction depends on technical implications.

The beauty of the Internet is that those who really care to know what's going on have more choices than ever, and somewhere one may find the actual facts, as opposed to fake news. The workaround for that German injunction is a great example: an indie website, WinFuture.de, found out about it from retailers. The news agencies didn't. Nor did the major IT news networks. But the latter all reported on the "ban."

Getting back to the actual subject. Qualcomm has apparently had zero impact in China (other than headlines) and next to zero impact in Germany (again, other than headlines). What about the U.S.?

  • Qualcomm's first ITC complaint against Apple is down to one patent, and the Commission (the six-member decision-making body at the top of the U.S. trade agency) asked nine questions, any one of which could be answered in a way to dispose of whatever little is left of that case. In that case, the public interest (with a view to which an Administrative Law Judge advised against an import ban regardless of the merits of the infringement allegations) won't even have to be analyzed. Apple and Qualcomm submitted comments on the aforementioned nine technical questions and the public interest last week, but they are are still sealed.

  • In mid-September, an evidentiary hearing (= trial) was held in the investigation of Qualcomm's second ITC complaint against Apple. No violation was found, and ITC staff spoke out against an import ban, though rumor has it that the staff has changed its position on the public interest.

    On Tuesday, ALJ MaryJoan McNamara entered a scheduling order. While she'd have preferred to add only 35 days (= the length of the recent government shutdown) to the due dates in that case, she experienced "ripple effects [from the shutdown] across most of [her] [i]nvestigations,"< so she had to add more time. As a result, the target date for her initial determination on the merits (ID) and recommended determination on remedy (RD) has had to be pushed back from January 22 to March 26. The target date for the final Commission decision is always four months after the ID/RD, i.e., July 26.

    It's not over yet for Qualcomm, but there's a relatively high likelihood now of both investigations ending without a finding of a violation, which--should it play out that way--would be a total disaster for Qualcomm's lawyers.

  • When I first commented on the summary judgment that came down in the Southern District of California companion case to Qualcomm's first ITC complaint against Apple, I focused on the holding that the U.S. equivalent of the German injunction patent wasn't infringed. It's also worth noting that the same order granted an Apple motion to preclude Qualcomm from seeking pre-suit damages. This means that even if Qualcomm prevailed on the merits of any of the patents-in-suit in that San Diego action, the damages period would begin in the spring of 2017. As a result, that case (which will go to trial soon) is about a small amount of money--I'm wondering whether it's even going to be enough to cover, in the best case for Qualcomm, the litigation costs.

    For the sake of complete coverage, the summary judgment order agreed with Qualcomm that Apple could not hold one particular prior art reference against one of the patents-in-suit. However, Qualcomm's motion with respect to another prior art reference targeting the same patent was denied, so the patent might still be deemed invalid--and with all the progress Apple and Intel have made with their petitions for PTAB IPRs (inter partes reviews), Qualcomm's patent invalidity worries are huge.

It's easier to make patent royalty demands, or to propose arbitration, on the basis of owning 130,000 patents than to prove that a single one of those patents

  • is actually infringed,

  • is valid,

  • is not licensed,

  • is not exhausted, and

  • can't just be worked around with a software update or minor hardware modification.

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          Top #5Actions of the Past Week: February 9, 2019      Cache   Translate Page      

Greetings and Happy Saturday! Please scroll down for our weekly list of top and most urgent actions, including petitions on providing back pay for government contractors affected by the shutdown, urging Wells Fargo and JP Morgan Chase to cut ties with private prisons fueling the immigration crisis, and celebrating the importance of paid family and medical leave. Your voice is powerful, and we need your help to make as much noise as possible around these urgent campaigns.

And be sure to scroll to the end for an exciting photo of our Executive Director Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner and Executive Vice President Donna Norton with Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi at the State of the Union Address last Tuesday! 

THANK YOU for all you do, and here's the list! => 

1. TELL CONGRESS: Provide back pay for government contractors!

BACKGROUND: While our nation’s leaders have promised to provide back pay to all federal workers impacted by the shutdown, the same is not true for the thousands of government contractors who are not legally protected by being federal employees. This includes many low-wage contract workers. U.S. Senator Tina Smith (MN) and U.S. Representative Ayanna Pressley (MA) have introduced The Fair Compensation for Low-Wage Contractor Employees Act of 2019—which will provide back pay to government contractors, especially low and moderate-wage workers deeply impacted by the shutdown. ADD YOUR NAME to our letter to Congress calling on them to provide back pay to ALL government workers impacted by the #TrumpShutdown—including the thousands of low-wage contractors!

 

2. On Valentine’s Day Tell Wells & JPMorgan Chase: Break up with private prisons!

BACKGROUND: While professing a desire to respect human rights, Wells Fargo and JPMorgan Chase continue to fund GEO Group and CoreCivic, the biggest operators of private prisons and immigrant detention centers. *Sign this petition to let Jamie Dimon (Chase) and Timothy Sloan (Wells Fargo) know that customers and potential customers are not afraid to align our money with our values. If Wells Fargo and JPMorgan Chase don’t take action, we will -- by pledging to, and/or encouraging others to, break up with Wells Fargo and JPMorgan Chase and switch to banks that actually respect our communities instead! #RealMoneyMoves. Sign on to urge the CEOs of Wells Fargo and JPMorgan Chase to Break Up with Private Prisons, or We'll Break Up With our Banks!

BONUS: Sign up here to deliver a letter to your local bank next week, too! 

3. Tell Congress: Paid Leave is our Jam

BACKGROUND: Like peanut butter and jelly, equal pay and paid leave aren’t fancy concepts, they’re not luxury items - they’re basics that stand alone, but are better together. That’s the message we’re taking to Congress in the next few weeks, and we need your help! Add your name to our letter urging every member of Congress to co-sponsor and support the FAMILY Act - the paid family and medical leave insurance act that will soon be reintroduced in Congress. The FAMILY Act is an insurance program that would provide workers — including those who are self-employed and/or work part-time — with much-needed income while they, or a family member, welcome the arrival of a new baby or deal with a serious health issue. This new, self-sustaining program would be funded through very small, shared costs to employees and employers. Let's make as much noise as possible - add your name now

4. Urge Congress: Pass universal background checks! 

BACKGROUND: In November 2018, dozens of candidates ran on gun safety and won, changing the balance of power in Washington, D.C., and promising that gun safety would be a top priority for the 116th Congress. Less than a week after being sworn into office, the new leadership delivered. Congress has just introduced bipartisan legislation to strengthen background checks on all gun sales. It’s now up to us to help push it forward. In the U.S. House of Representatives, five Democrats and five Republicans introduced the Bipartisan Background Checks Act of 2019 (H.R. 8) in honor of former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords on the 8th anniversary of the Tucson shooting that left 19 people dead or injured, including Giffords. In the U.S. Senate, Senator Chris Murphy (D-CT) introduced the companion legislation, The Background Check Expansion Act. Join us to tell Congress that moms and families want universal background checks NOW to keep our kids and communities safe!

5. Your Story Can Make a Difference in the Fight to Protect our Democracy

BACKGROUND: Parents are the most powerful voices we have to help cut through the political rhetoric and get down to what’s most important for our nation's democracy to thrive. And now is the exact right time to speak out! Everyone in our nation is directly or indirectly affected by our broken political system. Have you or a family member:

  • Had problems registering to vote or voting, or found that your registration had been purged without your knowledge?
  • Live in a state where partisan gerrymandering has tilted the political system away from the interests of the people?
  • Been impacted or disappointed by the lack of progress on certain policy issues due to the influence of big money in politics?
  • Have other thoughts about why implementing reforms to protect our democracy is important for your family?

Please share! We will use these stories to educate our leaders and the public about how critical protecting our democracy is at this moment in our nation's history.

INSPIRATION OF THE WEEK!

Our Executive Director Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner and Executive Vice President Donna Norton with Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi right before the State of the Union last Tuesday! MomsRising is honored to have been invited to the State of the Union as Speaker Pelosi's guest!  

Thank you for all you do! 

 


          Pelosi shows pragmatic streak in pursuit of border deal      Cache   Translate Page      
WASHINGTON – Republicans have vilified Nancy Pelosi for years as a San Francisco liberal and now they’re trying to portray her as a captive of resurgent left-wingers in her Democratic Party.

But in her early moves so far as House speaker, Pelosi is displaying her pragmatic streak. She’s set to endorse a split-the-differences deal on government funding that appears on track to give President Donald Trump at least some barriers on the border, after she had said Trump’s border wall idea was “immoral” and promised he wouldn’t get a penny for it.

And as the Democratic Party’s progressive wing pursues dreams such as “Medicare for all” and a “Green New Deal,” Pelosi is keeping her distance.

“We are results-oriented, values-based, and for the boldest common denominator,” Pelosi said in a brief interview Friday. “Everybody has a path to make their case, to see what the options are. I’m wedded to the Affordable Care Act because I think it’s a path to health care for all Americans.”

Pelosi presides over a 235-member Democratic caucus that surged into power in last November’s midterm election, fueled by voters’ anger against Trump. The new majority includes young, high-profile and defiantly liberal lawmakers such as Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., who’s a darling among Democratic activists and a social media phenomenon.

“There’s a new crop of Democrats that make Pelosi look moderate. I never thought I’d see that day,” said Rep. Greg Walden, R-Ore. “You see this Green New Deal rollout, you see this Medicare for all rollout and you don’t see her buying into those proposals.”

While some on the left are demanding Trump’s impeachment, Pelosi is urging Democrats to take it slow, saying there needs to be a full vetting of any evidence. She’s against demanding Trump’s tax returns immediately, to the dismay of impatient lawmakers such as Rep. Bill Pascrell, D-N.J.

There’s no denying Pelosi’s skills. She was a strong speaker when running the House in 2007-10, keeping Democrats unified and sometimes running roughshod over Republicans. But some in her caucus started to doubt her after punishing election cycles in 2010, 2014 and 2016.

Pelosi overpowered her doubters, however, in a leadership challenge last fall, emerging stronger than when she started. At age 78, she emerged from her shutdown victory over Trump as a hero in the party and is carrying greater leverage into the ongoing negotiations. So far, there’s little grousing among Democrats.

Pelosi’s more measured approach is playing out this weekend as talks grind on over border security money. Pelosi took a hard line during the recent 35-day partial federal shutdown, refusing to enter into negotiations while the government was shuttered, while dismissing Trump’s dream of a border wall.

“We’re not doing a wall. Does anybody have any doubt about that? We are not doing a wall. So that’s that,” Pelosi said last month. She called the idea “an immorality.”

Those remarks led many Republicans to believe that Pelosi would become an obstacle in the talks, refusing to agree to enough concessions to win over Republicans controlling the Senate, much less Trump.

Instead, Pelosi is intent on pursuing a deal with Republicans on a $350 billion-plus appropriations bill that has been hung up for weeks over Trump’s border wall demands. She still opposes the idea of a wall but has signaled she’s open to vehicle barriers and other steps. She says she’s delegating most of the decision-making to allies on the House Appropriations Committee.

“I trust the appropriators,” Pelosi said, and she frequently reminds people that she was “forged” on that pragmatic committee. Predictions that she’d be hemmed in by her prior stance, or that she’d be unwilling to buck progressives, aren’t coming to fruition.

“Nobody hems in the speaker, OK?” said Rep. Mike Doyle, D-Pa. “The speaker is quite secure in her position and is someone who doesn’t have to worry about what anyone chatters about.”

Part of that is the difference between making a political point and making a law. Must-pass legislation to fund the government, for example, which requires Trump’s approval, gets treated differently than do upcoming messaging measures on climate change, taxes and health care.

Pelosi also relies heavily on her committee chairmen, several of whom have decades of experience in the House dating to the Democratic majority of the early 1990s.

Issues where Democrats want an accomplishment this year, such as lowering prescription drug prices, probably require Democrats and Pelosi to cut deals that won’t please lots of liberals. Pelosi knows the ropes of divided government, often citing her work with the Bush administration in 2007 to pass legislation boosting automobile mileage standards and production of renewable energy.

But Pelosi hints that issue areas where Democrats are developing proposals to run on in the 2020 elections are more wide open.

“Everything’s on the table. Medicare for all is on the table,” Pelosi said. “Everybody knows they have a path. There’s no blocking of anything. Everybody has the path to make their case.”

While high-profile liberals such as Ocasio-Cortez, who won a safe seat in New York City, capture the attention of the party’s left wing, Pelosi is more focused on protecting the first-term members who really matter to holding the Democrats’ majority: lawmakers who took over GOP seats in areas won by Trump.

Republicans say Pelosi is still a stereotypical San Francisco liberal. It’s just that she looks relatively measured when compared with left-wing insurgents.

“She’s trying to hold them back from going over the cliff,” said the House’s top Republican, California Rep. Kevin McCarthy. “The party has moved beyond where she has philosophically been. So she is trying to rein that back.”


          Trump’s Year 3 aims for dramatic sequels to rival originals      Cache   Translate Page      

WASHINGTON – As President Donald Trump prepares to meet North Korea’s Kim Jong Un for a second time, he’s out to replicate the suspenseful buildup, make-or-break stakes and far-flung rendezvous of their first encounter. The reality star American president will soon learn if the sequel, on this matter and many others, can compete with the original.

In his third year in office, Trump is starting to air some reruns.

Trump is headed into fresh negotiations with North Korea, is still pushing for his long-promised U.S.-Mexico border wall and is considering a new round of tax cuts. The focus on his greatest hits in part reflects Trump’s desire to fulfill campaign promises and energize voters for his 2020 re-election campaign. But it’s not without risks.

“The danger is the public starts recognizing this is Groundhog Day,” said presidential historian Douglas Brinkley. “You keep thinking there is a win and there is no win. It’s not clear Trump is scoring durable history points.”

With his reality TV background and instinctive sense of how to control a news cycle, Trump has long micromanaged the staging of his image, eager to project power and drama.

Those instincts were on full display during the recent scrap over his second State of the Union address. Trump rejected his aides’ suggestions that he deliver the address from an alternate site after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., withdrew her invitation for him speak at the Capitol during the government shutdown. Trump opted to wait for the real deal.

“There is no venue that can compete with the history, tradition and importance of the House Chamber,” he tweeted.

In his dealings with North Korea, both past and future, Trump has been intent on ginning up excitement.

After months of trading escalating nuclear threats with the North, Trump memorably popped his head into the White House briefing room last March to hint at big news to come. Not long afterward, officials announced that a Trump-Kim meeting was in the offing.

From there, Trump teased dates and locations, threatened to cancel it – and did so at one point – before signing off on the plan for the historic meeting in Singapore last June.

Trump was delighted that the first summit received round-the-clock cable TV coverage for days, something he had hoped to repeat last summer when he met with Russia’s Vladimir Putin in Helsinki, according to two Republicans close to the White House not authorized to speak publicly about private matters. But Trump saw the Putin coverage take a negative turn after he refused to side with U.S. intelligence agencies over the Russian president in a post-summit news conference.

This time, Trump has again tried to draw out the suspense, teasing the possibility of another meeting with Kim for months and waxing poetic about his relationship with the authoritarian leader. But Trump has glossed over the fact that the first meeting produced little in the way of tangible results toward denuclearization, instead stressing that North Korea’s threats have fallen off and suggesting there is an opportunity for further progress.

Aides counseled the president that a second summit would probably not carry the same drama as the first, and needed more concrete results, but Trump urged them to push forward before deciding to announce it during this past week’s State of the Union address. He insisted to advisers that the Vietnam summit would still be must-see TV, and told one confidant that the idea of “good vs. evil” would be irresistible.

Brinkley noted there is precedent for requiring more than one summit to make a deal, citing the repeated arms control meetings between the United States and the Soviet Union during the Cold War. But he argued that those were a better investment, given that “Russia is a great power” while “North Korea is a rogue actor.”

As for other White House sequels, Trump would be happy to produce Tax Cut 2.0. He oversaw a massive tax cut at the end of 2017 and teased the possibility of another in the runup to the 2018 midterm elections. Economic adviser Larry Kudlow pushed back on the suggestion that it was simply a pre-election ploy as he spoke to reporters at the White House this past week.

“We’re kicking it around,” said Kudlow. “We’re looking at a couple of very interesting things that may wind up surprising folks.”

You can also count on Trump to continue the tough immigration rhetoric that defined his campaign and became a central part of his midterm election push. He forced the government into a 35-day partial shutdown over his demand to fund a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border and views his immigration efforts as key to his re-election campaign.

Brinkley said of Trump’s repeat performances: “He’s a child of the 1970s with boxing matches. It’s like the rematch with Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier.”


          Comment on Latest On Giants’ Pursuit Of Bryce Harper by Vince      Cache   Translate Page      
Ummm...Ok...It is not a law. She is not a Senator. It won't shutdown airlines. And what does it have to do with baseball?
          Negotiators on U.S. border security funds eye deal by Monday: lawmakers      Cache   Translate Page      

Negotiators on U.S. border security funds eye deal by Monday: lawmakersDespite optimism among Senate and House of Representatives negotiators, contingency plans also were being made in case the talks falter. Rather than push the Department of Homeland Security and several other federal agencies into a second partial shutdown when their funding expires on Feb. 15, the group of 17 lawmakers were preparing a stop-gap appropriations bill to keep them operating beyond that date. Democratic Representative Nita Lowey, a lead negotiator, told Reuters in a brief hallway interview that the bipartisan panel was "working together.



          2/9/2019: FRONT PAGE: Congress won’t give Trump funds he wants for wall      Cache   Translate Page      
Congressional negotiators on Friday closed in on a bipartisan deal that would rebuff President Trump’s demands for more than $5 billion for his border wall, as lawmakers recovering from one government shutdown struggled to avoid another one. The deal...
          2/9/2019: FREE FOR ALL: A scintillating sentence      Cache   Translate Page      
The Jan. 26 front-page article “Simmering dissatisfaction suddenly boiled over, forcing action” related the public’s growing outcry at the shutdown: “The drizzle of effects of the government shutdown morphed into a downpour, a winter storm of...
          Re: Also before city board: Cooperating with feds on illegal immigration      Cache   Translate Page      
"Every child birth by illegal aliens in the United States are all paid with our tax dollars."

This is certainly a lie. You rednecks have been tellin' me all my life that Mexican babies are born out in the orchard under the trees and the mamas are back to pickin' peaches by the next morning. Which is it? Have you never heard of midwives? Some are undoubtedly paid for with their own funds or by their own insurance. Somebody just made that statement up and you swallowed it all the way down to the bottom of your right-wing gullet.

Aliens pay a lot of taxes as well, especially sales taxes which offsets their "costs" as you put it. They buy all sorts of things with their earnings which helps retailers everywhere. And you forgot to mention that they often do work here that our people refuse.

The thing that gripes me the most is you people, yes, YOU people, are so full of hate that you don't even count these people as human beings with the same potential of you and your relatives.

I repeat that the wall was sold to the American People based on the fact that Mexico was paying for it. It appears that the premise was false. Mexico is NOT paying for the wall. It was all a scam cooked up by your hero who believes he'll lose face if the wall isn't built, except now he wants the money from US!

Not only that but your idol has said the border with Mexico is secure. Is that another of his lies?

"U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday proclaimed the country's southern border with Mexico secure against illegal migration, but said that if opposition Democrats don't give him the votes to build a border wall he'll order the U.S. military to do it."

https://www.voanews.com/a/trump-lawmakers-…

So, what's the point of all this, if the border is secure? Why are we even having this conservation?

Go back to Fox. Maybe they have some new "facts" that you can use tomorrow.
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          Likely deal would give Trump fraction of desired wall money      Cache   Translate Page      

Likely deal would give Trump fraction of desired wall moneyWASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional bargainers worked toward a border security deal Friday amid indications that the White House was preparing to accept a bipartisan agreement that would give President Donald Trump a fraction of the money he's demanded for his proposed southern border wall.



          Key Lawmakers Unveil Bill To Protect FAA from Shutdowns      Cache   Translate Page      
February 8, 2019, 11:50 AM
The bill would enable the FAA to draw completely from the aviation trust fund and continue operating at current funding levels during government shutdowns.

          Seeking Asylum      Cache   Translate Page      
There’s a pretty good backgrounder on the U. S. asylum system at RealClearPolicy from the organization No Labels: Though the government shutdown has ended, the debate over immigration continues in Washington. Last week, the Trump administration enacted its new policy of sending asylum seekers back to Mexico while their immigration cases were being heard. And […]
          Border wall funds debated by Congressional committee      Cache   Translate Page      
A bipartisan group of Congress members working on a deal to avoid another partial government shutdown next Friday are still negotiating some major issues including the funding amount for increased border security and number of detention beds. Annie Karni of the New York Times joins Hari Sreenivasan for an update on the talks.
          Senior Project Manager - Drug Combination (JP5378) - Thousand Oaks, CA      Cache   Translate Page      
Job Title: Senior Project Manager - Drug Combination (JP5214)
Location: Thousand Oaks, Ca.
Employment Type: Contract
Duration: 3 years contract with possible extension or hire.
Business Unit: CMC Integration LCM PM
 
3Key Consulting Inc. is looking for role for a Senior Project Manager with 5+ years’ experience in execution of development projects for Drug Substances and/or Drug Products.  This opportunity is for a global, CA-based, bio-pharmaceutical company. Ideal candidate would have 5-6 years of Project Management experience In Pharma/Bio space.
 
Description 
Manages one or more high-level, complex technical projects within the constraints of scope, quality, time, and cost, to deliver specified requirements. Projects may be strategic in nature. Responsibilities may include resource allocation and all phases of development life cycle (i.e. feasibility study, requirements, analysis, ROI, business plan, design, testing, and implementation planning). Regularly interacts with management. Coordinates and directs the activities of project team members. May be responsible for cross-functional teams. Ensures all project requirements and/or objectives are documented. May obtain and manage external resources required for project completion.

Skills: expertise in running medium to large scale projects ; excellent understanding of project management processes and procedures ; experience with project management and analyst methodologies and best practices ; strong analytical skills ; business process development best practices, change management ; strong MS Project, MS Word, Visio, MS PowerPoint and MS Excel skills ; understanding of systems for sharing and collaboration ; excellent communication skills to work with cross-program resources
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Must Have Skill Sets:
  • Hands-on Project Management experience with the development and/or manufacturing of drug substance and/or drug product for (bio) pharmaceuticals
  • Strong computer skills including MS Project, MS Outlook, and MS Office
  •  Combination of strong verbal and written communication skills with good skills in critical thinking
This person needs to be able to explain how to identify the critical path/ what the critical path is and fully walk the manager through using Microsoft Project in their interview as it is a vital part of being successful in this role.
 
Day to Day Responsibilities:
Project management of complex, multi-functional process development projects, including creation and execution of project schedule, driving team performance of tasks, and reporting progress/issues.

Employee Value Proposition:
Opportunity to have a direct impact on the quality and speed to market for Amgen's drugs and devices. Working with stakeholders on getting to this market (making products/selling products etc.). Will be interfacing with high level stakeholders (VP's and down). Potential to turn into a full time role down the line.
 
Red Flags:
Lack of public speaking skills. Lack of ability to use Microsoft Project. Lack of ability to manage large, complex projects.

Interview Process:
Phone screening interviews with me starting as soon as possible. The top-2 or top-3 candidates will be invited to in-person interviews at ATO. 
 
We invite qualified candidates to send your resume to resumes@3keyconsulting.com.  If you decide that you’re not interested in pursuing this particular position, please feel free to take a look at the other positions on our website www.3keyconsulting.com. You are also welcome to share this posting with anyone you think might be interested in applying for this role.
 
          2/9/2019: STARFORM: Mare’s form given boost PRAVA BULLET PROOF      Cache   Translate Page      

PRAVALAGUNA (2.10) can give punters a boost at Naas, with Ireland the focus of attention this weekend as the equine flu virus shutdown takes hold in Britain. The Willie Mullins-trained seven-year-old takes a step up in class in the two-mile Listed...
          Trump lays out his demands for border deal to top Republican as shutdown deadline nears      Cache   Translate Page      

Lawmakers negotiating to end the border wall impasse and prevent another government shutdown narrowed their differences Thursday to two key sticking points - the wall itself, and the number of beds the government would fund to detain unauthorized migrants.

The two issues moved in tandem, with Democrats...


          President Trump, the Wall is Coming “One Way or the Other”      Cache   Translate Page      

Congressional negotiators are working this weekend of talks on a security plan that includes barrier on the Us-Mexican border, hoping to complete a deal to avert another government shutdown that is acceptable to President Trump. Saturday afternoon, President Trump Tweeted that if Democrats did not give him all The Wall money he is demanded, he […]

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           Frustrated stable bosses unable to start testing for equine influenza       Cache   Translate Page      
Some of the biggest stables caught up in the shutdown of British racing have barely started testing their horses for equine influenza.
          Nagaland government appeals to reconsider shutdown against Citizenship Bill      Cache   Translate Page      

Kohima, Feb 10 (IANS) The Nagaland government on Sunday appealed to civil society organisations to reconsider the 10-hour statewide shutdown on Monday in protest against the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016.

The coordination committee of tribal hohos (associations), civil society organisations, various committees and mass-based organisations under the aegis of the Nagaland Gaon Burhas Federation (NGBF) said in a release that the strike has been called to protest the planned passage of the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016, in the Rajya Sabha.

The opposition Naga People's Front is supporting the dawn to dusk shutdown.

Appealing to the civil society organisations to reconsider the shutdown, Chief Secretary Temjem Toy said the government will propose the adoption of a resolution to oppose the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill in the forthcoming Budget session scheduled to be held on February 21, as decided during the January 31 consultative meeting held in Dimapur.

The Nagaland cabinet on Monday rejected the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill which was passed in the Lok Sabha on January 8.

Chief Minister Neiphui Rio has said that the state government, which represents the will and desire of the people, remains opposed to the Bill.

The government also promised that it would leave no stone un-turned to constantly protect the rights and privileges of the people.

--IANS

rrk/arm/bg


          'Watch What We're Doing': Could Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan Challenge Trump In 2020?      Cache   Translate Page      
When you are a Republican governor with sky-high approval ratings in a deep-blue state like Maryland, you get noticed. For Larry Hogan, that means some in the Republican Party are starting to ask a straightforward question with a complicated answer: Should Maryland's popular executive challenge President Trump in the 2020 primary? Who is Larry Hogan? Last November, Hogan became the first Republican governor to win re-election in Maryland in more than 50 years. Before entering politics, the 62-year-old spent two decades in the private sector as a businessman. Hogan's known for his no-nonsense demeanor. He's also battled cancer — twice — while in office. Unlike most elected Republicans, Hogan has spoken out against Trump. That's especially true during the recent partial government shutdown, which had a significant impact on Maryland due to its large federal workforce. When Hogan toured Baltimore-Washington International Airport in January to highlight the plight of TSA workers, he
          Comment on A Voice for the Houseless: Not Entirely to Blame by Brian      Cache   Translate Page      
Dang Shak, Wrong again, it seems: <i>Taxpayers got a double dose of bad news Friday when the Internal Revenue Service released figures on the first week of filing season. Not only has the agency processed fewer returns compared with the same time period last year as the IRS scrambles to catch up after closing during the partial government shutdown, but Americans also are seeing smaller refunds. On average, filers' tax refunds are about $170 lower than last year. The average refund so far this year is $1,865, down from $2,035 in 2018.</i> https://www.cbsnews.com/amp/news/tax-returns-refunds-given-out-so-far-this-year-are-smaller-than-in-2018-irs-data/ The average return so far is $170 less, but there's a lot of stories of $2,000-$3,000 difference coming in.
          HEADLINES | ARYNEWS | 1200 | 10TH FEBRUARY 2019      Cache   Translate Page      
PM IMRAN KHAN TO MEET IMF CHIEF CHRISTINE LAGARDE IN DUBAI Giving NRO tantamount to committing treason: PM Khan Murad Saeed inaugurates E-Commerce initiative at Pakistan Post Muhammad Ali Jinnah Way inaugurated in Brooklyn Irshad Ranjhani was booked in four criminal cases, initial probe reveals Gas crisis worsens: SSGC demands two-day weekly shutdown from factories […]
          HEADLINES | ARYNEWS | 1000 | 10TH FEBRUARY 2019      Cache   Translate Page      
  PM IMRAN KHAN TO MEET IMF CHIEF CHRISTINE LAGARDE IN DUBAI Giving NRO tantamount to committing treason: PM Khan Murad Saeed inaugurates E-Commerce initiative at Pakistan Post Muhammad Ali Jinnah Way inaugurated in Brooklyn Irshad Ranjhani was booked in four criminal cases, initial probe reveals Gas crisis worsens: SSGC demands two-day weekly shutdown from […]
          How Flight Attendants Grounded Trump’s Shutdown      Cache   Translate Page      

Sara Nelson, the flight attendants union leader whose strike threat helped end the government shutdown, speaks to Jacobin. “There are no labor rights without the right to strike.”

The post How Flight Attendants Grounded Trump’s Shutdown appeared first on Infoshop News.


           Comment on How the US Turns China’s Young Minds against It by Steve       Cache   Translate Page      
The economic success of Asian countries evolves around China's 21st century and it has little to do with democracy. US is a hegemon and has used its military might under the pretext of freedom of democracy to invade countries that is antagonistic to its foreign policy. Iraq is a clear example of invasion by US, UK and its coalition forces on the pretext of 'Weapons of Mass Democracy' (WMD) to destroy Saddam Hussein, loot the Iraqi oil fields and declined the country to poverty. Asian students studying abroad and especially China's young minds should understand that freedom of false speech, freedom of fake news and freedom of misleading speech are prevalent under the abusive flag of liberal democracy. Democracy is a destructive weapon used by western media, government and military. There is no such thing as true democracy, its only vested in divisive multi-party interest. The US promoted Thucydides trap to scare China when in reality there is No Thucydides trap because China adopts a non interventionist policy. Liberal democracy is in decadence. The US shutdown is a failed American liberal democracy because of a Wall.? US Liberal democracy is Vexed, at best its Vexocracy. Within the next decade, I believe the educational hub for higher education will be invested in China, Japan, Sth Korea and in Asia. US Liberal democracy Vs Chinese Socialism is in reality Decadence Vs Prosperity. US has no way to turn around, lost in the woods.
          WATCH LIVE: State of the Union and Democratic Response Video      Cache   Translate Page      
President Trump is delivering a State of the Union address after a delay due to the government shutdown. Watch his speech live, followed by a Democratic response delivered by former Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams.
          Guidance For Flood Assistance Funding Could Be Further Delayed By Government Shutdown      Cache   Translate Page      
Back in October, Congress passed a law fixing the duplication of benefits penalty, a policy that blocked more than 6,000 homeowners who flooded in 2016 from accessing recovery grants from the state. But Louisiana homeowners impacted by the change still haven’t received the money.
          The government could shut down again next week and some workers still don't have back pay      Cache   Translate Page      
The government reopened two weeks ago, which means, yes, we're just one week from another potential shutdown. The thing is, it takes time to get an organization that large started again. Case in point: Thousands of workers still don't have back pay. We'll start with that, and the biggest economic headlines of the week. Plus: How streaming music is changing life for artists in Mexico.
          Where's my tax return?      Cache   Translate Page      
As tax season carries on, states are trying to adjust to the new federal tax law and are putting thousands of tax returns on standby. We start today's show bringing you the latest. Then: the lingering debt of federal workers who borrowed to get by in the shutdown. Plus, maybe the only good comment section on the internet. 
          TapinRadio Pro 2.08.1 (x86/x64) Multilingual + Portable 190210      Cache   Translate Page      

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          Power Shutdown on 10 Feb      Cache   Translate Page      

SRINAGAR, FEBRUARY 09(KMW): The Office of Chief Engineer, EM&RE Wing, Kashmir today informed that 33 KV Safapora feeder would be […]

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          Complete Shutdown marks sixth death anniversary of Afzal Guru in Kashmir      Cache   Translate Page      

Srinagar, February 09 (KMW): In Kashmir, complete shutdown is being observed, today, to mark the sixth death anniversary of Muhammad […]

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Cuts to Regulation Are Bringing Back Jobs

The points below are from an analysis of the SOTU speech

Compared to previous speeches, President Donald Trump did not outline new regulatory reform goals. However, he did briefly note that the “administration has cut more regulations in a short time than any other administration during its entire tenure.”

As a result, he added, “Companies are coming back to our country in large numbers.”

The administration has indeed taken important steps to rein in agencies’ rulemaking. It issued 65 percent fewer “economically significant” rules—those with costs to the private sector that exceed $100 million a year—than the Obama administration, and 51 percent fewer than the Bush administration, after 22 months in office.

The White House is also pursuing rollbacks of the Obama administration’s costliest and unwarranted rules. But regulatory repeal is a laborious process that may take years—especially given the never-ending legal challenges pursued by regulatory proponents.

The No. 1 thing the administration must do is stop internet regulation. Further innovation is key to economic growth and national security, and both will be stymied if the statists get a regulatory foothold. If Trump pursues no other regulatory reform, preventing internet regulations would be enough.

The second priority would be to demand that any new regulatory statute has a hard expiration deadline. That’s needed to halt the cumulative regulatory burden and force agencies (and Congress) to review the necessity for regulations.

The White House cannot accomplish all the necessary reforms unilaterally. Congress must do much more to eliminate unnecessary regulation and curtail agency overreach.

Congress could do a great deal more to advance reform by exercising a bit of political will, including eliminating funding for regulatory programs that lack actual statutory authority or those that have failed to achieve the intended results. Lawmakers must also institute expiration dates for funding of regulatory initiatives to reduce the cumulative burden of regulation.

The 50-member staff of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs who review agency rulemaking is badly outnumbered by the hundreds of thousands of regulators who labor daily crafting rules. Congress should expand the resources of the office to improve regulatory oversight, as well as assert more of its own authority over runaway regulation.

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FTC is helping China and shafting Americans

Americans for Limited Government President Rick Manning today issued the following statement urging the Federal Trade Commission to immediately settle a lawsuit against Qualcomm over the collection of agreed upon fees for use of its intellectual property:

“It is ironic that the Trump Administration has staked out the protection of intellectual property as a primary concern in our trade relations with China, yet, the Federal Trade Commission is suing San Diego based Qualcomm to break its licensing agreements for intellectual property that Apple has tired of paying for, even though they continue to benefit from that technology.  It is shocking however, that the FTC has used the Chinese megafirm Huawei as one of its key witnesses opposing Qualcomm’s licenses.  Apparently, the FTC does not realize or care that the licensing agreements for past technological innovations are what pays for Qualcomm’s research in creating the chips for the 5G future, and that Huawei is their number one competitor.  The FTC suit would effectively cripple the only U.S. company who is competing in developing the Internet of Things to the lasting detriment of the interests of the United States.

“While the FTC is an independent government body, their case is a disaster for American interests and they need to settle it now before more harm is done.  Policy makers from across the political spectrum need to understand that the race for the future of the connected world is at stake and Chinese control of every aspect of the Internet of Things is extremely dangerous.  All Qualcomm seems to be asking is that they be allowed to collect fees which were agreed upon by business partners which wanted to use innovations which they developed.  This is the essence of intellectual property. It is also how U.S. businesses should run, relying upon their own ingenuity and productivity to profit rather than relying upon government handouts and lawfare.

“The FTC is reportedly in long overdue settlement talks with Qualcomm.  The FTC should settle this lawsuit immediately and end its attack on the only company positioned to prevent the Chinese from running roughshod over the Internet of the future.”

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How Trump can curb government over-reach

Families and small businesses would benefit from transparency by federal regulators

Our nation alone was founded on the proposition that We the People should govern ourselves. That is why conservatives object to unelected bureaucrats enacting rules without the consent of the people. Fortunately, with the simple stroke of a pen, President Trump has the ability to restore power to citizens and make the regulatory morass less economically burdensome.

By signing an executive order to force federal agencies to be transparent with their studies and data, he could add to his excellent deregulatory legacy and unshackle manufacturers and industries so they can contribute more to our nation’s economic growth.

The cost of federal regulations is obnoxiously high and directly impacts the pocketbooks of all Americans to the tune of almost $2 trillion a year — nearly a tenth of America’s gross domestic product. The highly respected Mercatus Center has shown that these costs also result in a massive drag on economic growth, further harming jobs and families.

Huge drivers of these costs are bad rules based on questionable — and concealed — evidence. Unsound or unreproducible scientific research hidden from policymakers, the public and scientific peers has been used by regulators with personal agendas to promulgate unsupported environmental and other rules that harm the economy and impede progress.

Members of both parties agree: Better government is built on sound and open data. This is one way to empower citizens and ensure that new rules meet their needs without unnecessary costs.

A bipartisan Commission on Evidence-Based Policymaking (CEP) was formed to implement a bipartisan bill increasing policymakers’ access to data. And Mr. Trump — who has implemented far-reaching regulatory reform efforts — has also weighed in on data transparency with an executive order requiring agencies to identify existing regulations that “rely in whole or in part on data, information, or methods that are not publicly available or that are insufficiently transparent to meet the standard of reproducibility.”

But to ensure truly responsible and transparent standards for all regulation, we need access to scientific data for newly proposed regulations as well as for those regulations not yet finalized. That’s why the American Conservative Union is leading an effort — supported by many other conservative organizations and business groups — seeking a further executive order to provide for CLEAR Data — which stands for “Clarifying the Law on Evidentiary Access for Regulation.”

If Congress is too slow to restore citizen government to promote innovation and individual freedom, the president should use his authority through executive order. It is abundantly clear that Democrats in the House are not willing to work with this president. So with the stroke of a pen, the president could make transparency uniform across government.

A piecemeal approach with each agency pursuing its own agenda would produce terrible results. An even worse outcome is certain if career bureaucrats are allowed to work in secret to keep their pet regulations hidden from an agency process intended to address CLEAR Data initiatives.

The executive order should apply to scientific data key accountability principles included in CEP’s recommendations:

Transparency. CEP concluded: “Those engaged in generating and using data and evidence should (provide) meaningful channels for public input and comment and ensure that evidence produced is made publicly available.” Our proposed effort would call for data used to justify regulation to be identified and made sufficiently available to test, authenticate and reproduce the findings. And, importantly, it should apply to all regulations currently in the pipeline and under review.

Rigor. “Evidence should be developed using well-designed and well-implemented methods tailored to the questions being asked.” We would call for science-based regulation to be based on peer-reviewed studies — the standard in probity and reliability.

Privacy. “Individual privacy and confidentiality must be respected in the generation and use of data and evidence.” We want to ensure that agencies avoid unauthorized disclosure of personal data and trade secrets while allowing other researchers to judge the validity of the conclusions evidence is cited to support.

Humility. CEP suggested that “Care should be taken not to over-generalize from findings that may be specific to a particular study or context.” The ultimate form of humility is accountability — best advanced through an executive order whose provisions on disclosure of research and underlying data.

We couldn’t agree more with the commission’s exhortation: “Whether deciding on funding allocations (or) assessing proposed regulations evidence should play an important role in key decisions made by government officials . to make sure our government’s decision-making process is among the best in the world.”

In other words: To ensure better decision-making and more accountable regulation — at a time when the economic stakes couldn’t be higher for small businesses and working families — we need CLEAR Data that is fully disclosed, high-quality and reproducible, with means in place to protect privacy.

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92,000 Federal Bureaucrats Earn More Than...

Democrats want raises for all government workers. But do they already make too much? 

The House voted recently to provide a 2.6% across-the-board pay raise for federal workers. Speaking in favor of the legislation, Rep. Gerald Connolly (D-VA) argued, “Our federal civil servants are like any other workforce. More than 900,000 of those federal employees earn less than $60,000 a year. They are not rich. They are not living high on the hog. They deserve and need this adjustment, especially after the longest, most reckless shutdown of the government in American history.”

What Connolly said of federal workers is often true. But it’s also often not. Pushing back against Connolly’s assertion, Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) noted the obvious irony: “Think about what this bill says. All of those hard-working taxpayers in the private sector, hey, you are already making less, but now you are going to have more of your tax dollars go to pay people — who are already making more money than you — to get a raise. How is that fair?”

Backing Jordan’s argument are last year’s federal workers’ salary numbers, provided by the Congressional Research Service. One statistic that is quite illuminating shows that 92,000 federal bureaucrats earn as much of more than the governor of the state where they work. For example, 1,000 clerical workers in Alabama made $120,000 in salary; in Ohio, 333 made nearly $149,000; in Maryland 3,561 made at least $170,000. And the list goes on.

Adam Andrzejewski, CEO and founder of the government accountability website OpenTheBooks.com, pointedly asks, “When public affairs staffers in Alabama are out-earning their governor, it’s time for Congress to hold hearings regarding the proper pay levels for federal employees. How can [thousands of] general administrators, clerks and office service staffers make as much as a governor?”

The House voted 259-161 in approving the salary raises, with 29 Republicans siding with every Democrat.

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San Francisco’s Liberal Policies Have Made It a Slum

San Francisco is one of the richest cities it the world. It’s given us music, technology, and elegant architecture. Now it gives us filthy homeless encampments.

One urban planner told me, “I just returned from the Tenderloin [a section of San Francisco]. It’s worse than slums of India, Haiti, Africa!”

So I went to San Francisco to make a video about that. I’ve never seen slums in Africa, but I’ve seen them in Haiti and India.

What I saw in San Francisco looked similar. As one local resident put it, “There’s s— everywhere. It’s just a mess out here.”

There’s also lots of mental illness. One man told us, “Vampires are real. I’m paranoid as hell.” San Francisco authorities mostly leave the mentally ill to fend for themselves on the street.

Other vagrants complain about them. “They make it bad for people like us that hang out with a sign,” one beggar told us.

San Francisco is a pretty good place to “hang out with a sign.” People are rarely arrested for vagrancy, aggressive panhandling, or going to the bathroom in front of people’s homes. In 2015, there were 60,491 complaints to police, but only 125 people were arrested.

Public drug use is generally ignored. One woman told us, “It’s nasty seeing people shoot up—right in front of you. Police don’t do anything about it! They’ll get somebody for drinking a beer but walk right past people using needles.”

Each day in San Francisco, an average of 85 cars are broken into.  “Inside Edition” ran a test to see how long stereo equipment would last in a parked car. Its test car was quickly broken into. Then the camera crew discovered that its own car had been busted into as well.

Some store owners hire private police to protect their stores. But San Francisco’s police union has complained about the competition. Now there are only a dozen private cops left, and street people dominate neighborhoods.

We followed one private cop, who asked street people, “Do you need any type of homeless outreach services?” Most say no. “They love the freedom of not having to follow the rules,” said the cop.

And San Francisco is generous. It offers street people food stamps, free shelter, train tickets, and $70 a month in cash.  “They’re always offering resources,” one man dressed as Santa told us. “San Francisco’s just a good place to hang out.” So every week, new people arrive.

Some residents want the city to get tougher with people living on the streets. “Get them to the point where they have to make a decision between jail and rehab,” one told us. “Other cities do it, but for some reason, San Francisco doesn’t have the political will.”

For decades, San Francisco’s politicians promised to fix the homeless problem. When Sen. Dianne Feinstein was mayor, she proudly announced that she was putting the homeless in hotels: “A thousand units, right here in the Tenderloin!”

When California Gov. Gavin Newsom was mayor of San Francisco, he bragged, “We have already moved 6,860 human beings.” Last year, former Mayor Mark Farrell said, “We need to fund programs like Homeward Bound.”

But the extra funding hasn’t worked. One reason is that even if someone did want to get off the street and rent an apartment, there aren’t many available.

San Francisco is filled with two- and three-story buildings, and in most neighborhoods, putting up a taller building is illegal. Even where zoning laws allow it, California regulations make construction so difficult that many builders won’t even try.

For years, developer John Dennis has been trying to convert an old meatpacking plant into an apartment building—but it has taken him four years just to get permission to build.

“And all that time, we’re paying property taxes and paying for maintenance,” says Dennis. “I will do no more projects in San Francisco.”

People in San Francisco often claim to be concerned about helping the poor. But their many laws make life much tougher for the poor.

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  • President Donald Trump appeared to joke about the Trail of Tears in a tweet about Elizabeth Warren on Saturday.
  • "See you on the campaign TRAIL, Liz!" he tweeted.
  • The Trail of Tears genocide forcibly displaced tens of thousands of Native Americans and caused the death of roughly 4,000 in the mid-1800s.
  • Trump has previously used the death of Native Americans to mock Warren, tweeting about the Wounded Knee Massacre in January.

President Donald Trump appeared to joke on Saturday about the Trail of Tears genocide — which forcibly displaced and led to the death of thousands of Native Americans — in a tweet mocking Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts.

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  • A line on Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's website supporting "economic security to all those who are unable or unwilling to work" triggered backlash this week and prompted mixed messages from her team about where the line came from.
  • One of Ocasio-Cortez's advisers said on Fox News that the line was from a "doctored" document and that Ocasio-Cortez had never proposed such a policy.
  • But Ocasio-Cortez and her chief of staff later admitted the webpage was authentic, but that it had been a draft published by mistake. Ocasio-Cortez added there were also doctored versions circulating online.

A line on Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's website supporting "economic security to all those who are unable or unwilling to work" triggered backlash this week and prompted mixed messages from her team about where the line came from, and whether it was ever intended to be part of the landmark Green New Deal policy package.

The controversy has given fodder to critics of the Green New Deal legislation, which was unveiled Thursday.

See the rest of the story at Business Insider

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Here's list compiled by DB Cooper. Its scrubbed by Google 2yrs ago. I had met some top principal engineers that left these companies. Coincidentally they are Chinese ethnic. Their departure make the company technology flush down to bottom unable to produce next gens products. Indian medical Drs are worst, even their health minister lashed out: 80% are crooks with fake certificates, the rest substandard. Companies ruined or almost ruined by imported Indian labor Adaptec – Indian CEO Subramanian Sundaresh fired. AIG (signed outsourcing deal in 2007 in Europe with Accenture Indian frauds, collapsed in 2009) AirBus (Qantas plane plunged 650 feet injuring passengers when its computer system written by India disengaged the auto-pilot). Apple – R&D CLOSED in India in 2006. Australia’s National Australia Bank (Outsourced jobs to India in 2007, nationwide ATM and account failure in late 2010). Bell Labs (Arun Netravalli took over, closed, turned into a shopping mall) Boeing Dreamliner ES software (written by HCL, banned by FAA) Bristol-Myers-Squibb (Trade Secrets and documents stolen in U.S. by Indian national guest worker) Caymas – Startup run by Indian CEO, French director of dev, Chinese tech lead. Closed after 5 years of sucking VC out of America. Caterpillar misses earnings a mere 4 months after outsourcing to India, Inc. Circuit City – Outsourced all IT to Indian-run IBM and went bankrupt shortly thereafter. ComAir crew system run by 100% Indian IT workers caused the 12/25/05 U.S. airport shutdown when they used a short int instead of a long int Computer Associates – Former CEO Sanjay Kumar, an Indian national, sentenced to 12 years in federal prison for accounting fraud. Deloitte – 2010 – this Indian-packed consulting company is being sued under RICO fraud charges by Marin Country, California for a failed solution. Dell – call center (closed in India) Delta call centers (closed in India) Fannie Mae – Hired large numbers of Indians, had to be bailed out. Indian logic bomb creator found guilty and sent to prison. GM – Was booming in 2006, signed $300 million outsourcing deal with Wipro that same year, went bankrupt 3 years later HP – Got out of the PC hardware business in 2011 and can’t compete with Apple’s tablets. HP was taken over by Indians and Chinese in 2001. So much for ‘Asian’ talent! HSBC ATMs (software taken over by Indians, failed in 2006) Intel Whitefield processor project (cancelled, Indian staff canned) JetStar Airways computer failure brings down Christchurch airport on 9/17/11. JetStar is owned by Quantas – which is know to have outsourced to India, Inc. Lehman (Spectramind software bought by Wipro, ruined, trashed by Indian programmers) Medicare – Defrauded by Indian national doctor Arun Sharma & wife in the U.S. Microsoft – Employs over 35,000 H-1Bs. Stock used to be $100. Today it’s lucky to be over $25. Not to mention that Vista thing. MIT Media Lab Asia (canceled) MyNines – A startup founded and run by Indian national Apar Kothari went belly up after throwing millions of America’s VC $ down the drain. PeopleSoft (Taken over by Indians in 2000, collapsed). PepsiCo – Slides from #1 to #3 during Indian CEO Indra Nooyi’ watch. Polycom – Former senior executive Sunil Bhalla charged with insider trading. Qantas – See AirBus above Quark (Alukah Kamar CEO, fired, lost 60% of its customers to Adobe because Indian-written QuarkExpress 6 was a failure) Rolls Royce (Sent aircraft engine work to India in 2006, engines delayed for Boeing 787, and failed on at least 2 Quantas planes in 2010, cost Rolls $500m). SAP – Same as Deloitte above in 2010. Singapore airlines (IT functions taken over in 2009 by TCS, website trashed in August, 2011) Skype (Madhu Yarlagadda fired) State of Indiana $867 million FAILED IBM project, IBM being sued State of Texas failed IBM project. Sun Micro (Taken over by Indian and Chinese workers in 2001, collapsed, had to be sold off to Oracle). UK’s NHS outsourced numerous jobs including health records to India in mid-2000 resulting in $26 billion over budget. Union Bank of California – Cancelled Finacle project run by India’s InfoSys in 2011. United – call center (closed in India) Victorian Order of Nurses, Canada (Payroll system screwed up by SAP/IBM in mid-2011) Virgin Atlantic (software written in India caused cloud IT failure) World Bank (Indian fraudsters BANNED for 3 years because they stole data).
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As if on cue, some nitwit Fox News viewer pens a letter to the Delaware State News about how LBR doesn’t give fair time to the right-wing idiot perspective. I received a letter from Congresswoman Lisa Blunt Rochester, dated Jan. 17, 2019, regarding the partial government shutdown. Unfortunately, I feel her letter was one-sided in […]
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  1. Shutdown talks stalled  POLITICO
  2. Border talks at impasse as shutdown looms Friday, officials say  The Washington Post
  3. Congress seeks to avoid new shutdown: Five things to watch | TheHill  The Hill
  4. Is Trump preparing to surrender on his wall? Here’s one way it could happen.  The Washington Post
  5. Congressional Talks on Border Security Have Broken Down  Bloomberg
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  1. Border talks at impasse as shutdown looms Friday, officials say  The Washington Post
  2. Shutdown talks stalled  POLITICO
  3. Congress at an impasse as a new government shutdown looms  CNBC
  4. Talks to avert shutdown break down over detention policies: senator  Reuters
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Hardsuit Labs has ceased supporting Blacklight: Retribution will shut down its PC servers on 11th March, 2019.

In a recent post (via ResetEra) on Steam, the developer said while it'd got a lot of "joy" out of Blacklight, "the reality is Hardsuit Labs has been engaged for some time now in some very interesting projects that require the full focus of the development teams and leadership".

"All good things must come to an end, and so it is with Blacklight: Retribution," the post says. "Thank you so much for your loyal support, and love over the years. From the initial PC Closed Beta in November 2011 to today, it has been a great 7+ years. The joy that we got out of Blacklight: Retribution is a testament to you the fans; your loyalty, dedication, support, and ultimate willingness to try our fun, quirky FPS."

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The shutdown may have ended two weeks ago, but federal cybersecurity professionals will be coping with its impact for a long time to come.
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Lawmakers' talks on border security issues to avert another U.S. government shutdown have broken down over immigration detention policies, a Republican senator said on Sunday.

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Lawmakers' talks on border security issues to avert another U.S. government shutdown have broken down over immigration detention policies, a Republican senator said on Sunday.

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Οι δικομματικές διαπραγματεύσεις που διεξάγονται στο Κογκρέσο για τα θέματα συνοριακής ασφάλειας, ώστε να αποτραπεί ένα δεύτερο shutdown των ομοσπονδιακών υπηρεσιών κατέρρευσαν από διαφωνίες για τα ζητήματα γύρω από τις πολιτικές κράτησης των μεταναστών, όπως δήλωσε σήμερα ένας γερουσιαστής των...


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Lawmakers' talks on border security issues to avert another U.S. government shutdown have broken down over immigration detention policies, a Republican senator said on Sunday. "The talks are stalled right now," Republican Senator Richard Shelby told "Fox News Sunday" after a dispute over immigrant...


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Senator Richard Shelby said talks broke down over immigration detention policies

Talks in Washington on security issues at the US-Mexico border and how to agree on funding measures to avert another US government shutdown on Friday have broken down over immigration detention policies, a Republican senator said on Sunday.

“Talks are stalled right now,” Republican Senator Richard Shelby told “Fox News Sunday” citing a dispute over immigrant detentions.

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President Donald Trump’s acting Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney said Sunday that the administration “absolutely cannot” rule out another government shutdown — even though he also claimed that there is plenty of money already available for Trump to build his unpopular wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. Bipartisan congressional negotiators are running out of time to reach […]
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Border talks at impasse as shutdown looms Friday, officials say  —  Bipartisan talks aimed at resolving the border wall dispute and averting a government shutdown Friday have broken down and are at an impasse, two people familiar with the situation said Sunday.


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White House spokesman Hogan Gidley blames Democrats for putting the U.S. on the verge of another government shutdown because they 'won't come to the table'. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
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Lawmakers' talks on border security issues to avert another U.S. government shutdown have broken down over immigration detention policies, a Republican senator said on Sunday.

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No additional congressional talks were scheduled on border security issues to avert another U.S. government shutdown after negotiations stalled over the weekend, a source familiar with the process told Reuters.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House is not ruling out another government shutdown, as lawmakers continue to negotiate funding for President Donald Trump’s proposed border wall. In Sunday talk show appearances on NBC’s “Meet the Press” and “Fox News Sunday,” acting White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney said “you absolutely cannot” rule out the […]
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  1. Richard Shelby on border deal: 'Talks are stalled right now'  Washington Examiner
  2. Key GOP senator: Border wall talks are stalled: Border wall talks are stalled | TheHill  The Hill
  3. Shutdown talks stalled  POLITICO
  4. Talks on averting another US shutdown ‘stalled’ over immigration, Republican says  The Guardian
  5. Congress at an impasse as a new government shutdown looms  CNBC
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Le calendrier économique sera calme en début de semaine, mais deviendra plus intéressant pour EUR/USD par la suite. Statistiques américaines Le Lundi sera très calme aux Etats-Unis, sans aucune publication à surveiller. Le lendemain nous aurons le rapport JOLTS à 16h, où le consensus anticipe 7.063M après 6.888M précédemment. Mercredi nous aurons l’IPC à 14h30, more info …
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Border security negotiations, for days considered on the path to a weekend agreement, have not progressed, and members on both sides have started to discuss whether backstop alternatives to prevent another government shutdown are necessary, three sources involved told CNN.

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There is a growing optimism in the White House that a budget agreement to avoid another partial government shutdown can be reached, a senior White House official said Thursday.

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The White House is not ruling out another government shutdown, as lawmakers continue to negotiate funding for President Donald Trump's proposed border wall.
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Tax refund advance loans are often too good to be true. Here's what you should knowDemand for tax refund advances could go up, thanks to the government shutdown. But read the fine print carefully and watch out for high tax prep fees.



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Talks to avert shutdown 'stall' over immigrant detention policiesLawmakers' talks on border security issues to avert another U.S. government shutdown have broken down over immigration detention policies, a Republican senator said on Sunday. "The talks are stalled right now," Republican Senator Richard Shelby told "Fox News Sunday" after a dispute over immigrant detentions. Efforts in the U.S. Congress to resolve an impasse over border security funding intensified Friday and extended into the weekend as a special negotiating panel aimed to come to a deal by Monday, lawmakers and aides said.



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Trump supporters advocating for a border wall formed a human barrier Saturday near Sunland Park, New Mexico, and the Ciudad Juarez border in Chihuahua, Mexico.

What happened?

Dozens showed up for the event, carrying American flags, wearing red "Make America Great Again" hats, and chanting "build a wall," and "USA," according to published reports. Some carried signs with sayings like "STOP the drugs destroying our youth."

The group linked arms and lined up along an area where the border fence finishes to create a makeshift continuation of the fence, KFOX-TV reported.

A YouTube video of the demonstration reportedly showed an organizer speaking to the crowd about violence against border patrol agents along the border. Through a megaphone, he asked them if they believe it's right "that these gentlemen have to kiss their families every night potentially it being their last night for them because of this?" The crowd answered: “No!"

The event happened two days ahead of President Donald Trump's rally in El Paso on Monday, which is not far from where the the group gathered. Trump is expected to speak on border security during his 2020 campaign rally at the El Paso County Coliseum. Texas Republican Gov. Greg Abbott is also expected to attend, according to KFOX.

The human wall may have been prompted by a tweet by the president on Tuesday in which he cited "Tremendous numbers of people are coming up through Mexico in the hopes of flooding our Southern Border."

What is the background?

Congress has sparred with the president over his demands for a $5.7 billion wall along the border. A stalemate over the issue led to a 35-day partial government shutdown. Lawmakers reportedly are finalizing a plan that would cost about $1.6 billion for border security. If Trump accepts their plan, another government shutdown could be avoided.

Trump signed a resolution in January to reopen the government until Feb. 15 so that negotiations on border security could continue.

The president has threatened to declare a national emergency to avoid another shutdown if no agreement is reached by the Feb. 15 deadline.

Meanwhile, Pentagon announced last Sunday that nearly 4,000 additional active duty troops will be deployed to the U.S.-Mexico border, Fox News reported.


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Brace yourselves: The government shutdown will start up again in T-5 days if lawmakers don’t reach an agreement on funding for a wall along the southwest border of the US. On Feb. 15, temporary funding expires for the federal agencies affected by the shutdown. During the last shutdown, which lasted a historic 34 days, hundreds …
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  1. Mick Mulvaney: Government shutdown 'still on the table'  Washington Examiner
  2. Border wall talks break down ahead of second possible government shutdown  Fox News
  3. White House chief of staff Mulvaney won't rule out possibility of another shutdown  NBC News
  4. Mulvaney: Government shutdown on the table | TheHill  The Hill
  5. Mick Mulvaney on chances of border security deal, Democrats ramping up investigation of Trump admini  Fox News
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Sens. Shelby and Tester on prospects for a deal on border securityMembers of the bipartisan border security conference committee on the race to avoid another government shutdown.



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The White House is not ruling out another government shutdown, as lawmakers continue to negotiate funding for President Donald Trump’s proposed border wall. In Sunday talk show appearances on NBC’s “Meet the Press” and “Fox News Sunday,” acting White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney said “you absolutely cannot” rule out the possibility that the […]
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ACTING WHITE HOUSE CHIEF OF STAFF MULVANEY SAYS "ABSOLUTELY CANNOT" RULE OUT U.S.
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Oh <a href='https://www.angrybirdsnest.com/members/sweetp/'>@Sweetp</a>, I didn't intend you to remove the comments completely that would probably create some nasty holes in the chains. Just maybe replacing the links with something like [dead link]. Unfortunately Unity who owned Everyplay didn't bother to notify about the shutdown properly. Thus it happened before I had a chance to download my vids. So no direct replacement is possible. I'm considering the possibility of making replacements in due time.
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Acting White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney on Sunday warned that another partial government shutdown is possible if congressional negotiators fail to reach a border security deal that President Trump finds acceptable...
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Hola quisiera saber como en el cologio puedo jugar la broma de apagarles los PC a los profe y alumnos, sin privilegios de admin y como encender y apagar el sever cuando quiera
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  • Self-driving cars may eventually eliminate the need for personal vehicles, but they may not lessen road congestion
  • New research from the Journal of Transportation Policy suggests traffic could even get worse as self-driving cars cruise empty on streets awaiting their next rider.
  • The findings could be more fuel for those seeking to implement congestion charges in more cities. 

Where does your self-driving car go after it has dropped you off?

That’s the question Adam Millard-Ball set out to answer in his latest research — and the results of his investigation could throw cold water on some of the promised benefits of self-driving cars.

As the University of California, Santa Cruz environmental studies professor lays out in his research set to publish next month in the Journal of Transportation Policy, autonomous vehicles have three choices when it comes to what to do between rides: park, go home, or circle aimlessly to kill time.

"In practice, the decisions by AVs regarding parking location and where to park or cruise are likely to be economically driven," the paper says. And the cheapest option is likely to be cruising for more than 40% of trips, Millard-Ball found.

Read more: Waymo One passengers reveal what it's really like to ride in Alphabet's self-driving taxis

Circling aimless while waiting on their next trip means not having to feed a parking meter, which would be difficult with no human passengers anyway. In order to keep costs low, that driving is likely to be done at low speeds, too.

"Cruising, counterintuitively, would have a greater impact on congestion than on vehicle travel, given that cruising AVs have the incentive to travel as slowly as possible and thus would drive relatively few kilometers," writes Millard-Ball.

AVs are even more reason for congestion pricing

The idea of charging drivers to enter a central business district or congested area is starting to gain steam in the United States, particularly in places like New York and Los Angeles. Millard-Ball suggests that self-driving cars will only exacerbate the need for such a scheme.

If cars can avoid parking charges by cruising, keeping an eye out for parking enforcement, or simply moving as dictated by timed zones, a congestion charge may be the only way.

"The parking behavior of autonomous vehicles would land cities with a twofold blow," says Millard-Ball. "A dramatic drop in the cost of parking that encourages more trips by car, and greater vehicle travel and congestion from each trip due to cruising, returning home, and traveling to free on-street spaces."

In London, one of the proponents’ top examples of success is that total traffic volume dropped 10% after the charge was implemented, and generated 1.2 billion GBP for the region’s transportation agency. Millard-Ball proposes a two-tiered structure: a charge to use public right of way in addition to a distance-based or energy-based charge to account for the "other externalities" involved in driving.

"Congestion pricing makes economic sense in any urban future," says Millard-Ball. "But even more so in a world of autonomous vehicles."

SEE ALSO: Waymo One passengers reveal what it's really like to ride in Alphabet's self-driving taxis

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Time is running out for lawmakers to reach another deal to avert a government shutdown. As Washington battles over border wall funding, the pool of 2020 presidential candidates grows larger. NBC’s Kelly O’Donnell reports for Sunday TODAY from the White House.
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• Trainer fears his horses could be treated differently from others
• Fahey speaks after allowing test swabs to go elsewhere first

One of Britain’s most successful trainers has promised to “go ballistic” if his horses are prevented from competing when racing resumes after the flu-related shutdown. Richard Fahey, whose runners won more than £3m in prize money last year, has 180 animals at his North Yorkshire base and, by Sunday morning, only three had been tested for equine influenza, with the results pending.

Fahey’s yard was among the second wave of stables placed on lockdown last week, after three horses at Rebecca Menzies’ stable showed possible symptoms of EI; Menzies had had runners at two race-meetings where Fahey also had runners. But those three Menzies horses have since tested negative, leaving Fahey wondering why his yard is still restricted.

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  1. Border wall talks break down ahead of second possible government shutdown  Fox News
  2. Border talks at impasse as shutdown looms Friday, officials say  The Washington Post
  3. Bloomberg scorches Trump's ‘un-American’ immigration policies  POLITICO
  4. GOP rep: Trump is 'right to have contingency plans' if border wall talks fail | TheHill  The Hill
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WASHINGTON – Acting White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney said Sunday he “absolutely cannot” guarantee there won’t be another government shutdown when the current funding bill expires at the end of the week. “Is a shutdown entirely off the table? The answer is no,” Mulvaney told NBC’s Chuck Todd on “Meet the Press.” Mulvaney...
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White House Won’t Rule Out Another Shutdown Steps Back From Border Talks Wall Money Undecided SHELBY: NEGOTIATIONS ‘STALLED’ Sunday on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney said one could not rule out a shutdown this week. Mulvaney said, “Let’s talk first about how close we are to the deal. I honestly […]
          Frank Amedia Prophesies: February, March Will Be Months of Chaos for Trump      Cache   Translate Page      

President Trump's border wall and our government's shutdown still dominate the news. While leftists bash Trump and his agenda, pastor and prophet Frank Amedia says building walls around our nation's borders is completely biblical. And in the same way, open borders are actually unspiritual. Indeed, Franks calls opening the borders a globalization tactic meant to lead to a one-world government.

While at first glance, globalization looks compassionate—as it aims to allow other nations to have what we have—it also carries a serious danger. Not only does it lend itself to a powerful elite that controls the common people with money and power, but it also sets the stage for the Antichrist.

With all these spiritual factors at play, it's no wonder leftist politicians and media are doing all they can to strip Trump of his authority. Frank says this is just the beginning of the chaos he prophesied for the beginning of 2019, and unfortunately, it's just going to get worse.

"It appears now that whatever is coming out of [Robert] Mueller is going to come in February and March," Frank says. "We may well see an impeachment process begin in March or sooner. But God is going to prevail, and what they have intended for bad, God will make good—not because Trump is or is not a Christian. That's between him and God. But it's because this anointing is upon this man to stop and resist and break all of these forces that have been against this nation as one nation under God and against the body of Christ."

Today marks the 28th day of the longest government shutdown in U.S. history, revealing the intense gridlock our nation is facing over President Donald Trump's border wall. Several previous presidents have promised to build walls, and even more—including Obama—called illegal immigration a huge issue and promised to deal with it. And yet because Trump is actually trying to make this promise a reality, the left has attacked him and done everything they can to hinder his agenda.

But in the midst of this political chaos, Christians must ask, "Where is God in all of this?" Frank was one of the first people I heard prophesy that Trump would become president. Of course, that prophecy came to pass, so I asked him if he had a word for what's going on right now with the border wall. He told me that this situation is more than merely a government gridlock between Trump, Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi.

"It's a deadlock," Frank says. "It's a spiritual stronghold that God wants to break, that this man has an assignment to break—albeit whether he knows it or not. But he has the tenacity, the perseverance, the strong will and the stubborn ability to stand against all odds and say, 'I will not bend.'"

If America loses its national authority, it could lead us closer to anarchy. And part of maintaining that authority is building a wall, which Frank says is actually much more biblical than many American Christians realize.

"Walls are very scripturally based," Frank says. "And we have seen so much banter and talk that have been either from ignorance or actually just deceit about walls. We know Speaker Pelosi said walls are immoral. ... But we find from the beginning of recordation, of testimony of the Word of God, ... walls are dealt with. Walls define borders. Walls define tribes. Walls define the fate of the people within those walls."

Frank points to Nehemiah as an example of biblical reasons to build a strong wall.

"Throughout the time [Nehemiah was building the wall], he was ridiculed, he was harassed, he was threatened," Frank says. "But that wall was extremely important to God. He gave that assignment. Why? Because defined within those walls was a nation. And a nation is a sovereign entity before God."

I agree with Frank and am grateful he is sounding the alarm so Christians can pray. In fact, his ministry, POTUS Shield, offers regular intercessory prayer for our president and nation. You can visit potusshield.org for more information and text "potusshield" to the number 313131 to receive text alerts and prayer updates. If you ever want to unsubscribe, just text "stop" to the same number.

To learn more about how God has been using Trump to fulfill His agenda for the U.S., check out my latest book, Trump Aftershock. In it, I offer journalistic evidence of Trump's accomplishments from a Christian perspective. You can buy your own copy at trumpaftershock.com, amazon.com or anywhere books are sold.

Listen to my podcast below to hear more of Frank's spiritual insights into serious issues our nation is facing, including immigration reform, DACA and more. And share this article with a friend to get them praying too!


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          Congressional talks to avert shutdown stall over detention policies      Cache   Translate Page      
Border security talks between Republican and Democratic lawmakers seeking to avert another U.S. government shutdown on Friday have broken down over immigration detention policies, a Republican senator said.

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Border security talks between Republican and Democratic lawmakers seeking to avert another U.S. government shutdown on Friday have broken down over immigration detention policies, a Republican senator said.

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Rep. Mark Meadows, R-North Carolina, joins Margaret Brennan to talk about ongoing negotiations to prevent a government shutdown and fund border security.

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Acting White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney on Sunday warned that another partial government shutdown is possible if congressional negotiators fail to reach a border security deal that President Trump finds acceptable by week’s end.Mulvaney...
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Der Bau einer Grenzmauer zu Mexiko polarisiert weiterhin die US-Politik. Die Verhandlungen sind festgefahren, der nächste Shutdown droht.
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  1. Congressional Talks on Border Security Have Broken Down  Philly.com
  2. Border security talks have not progressed through weekend, growing concern deal won't come together  CNN
  3. Border wall talks break down ahead of second possible government shutdown  Fox News
  4. Border talks at impasse as shutdown looms Friday, officials say  The Washington Post
  5. Congress's Talks on Border Funding Said to Have Broken Down  Bloomberg
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          Mulvaney says border wall will get built, 'with or without' funding from Congress - Fox News      Cache   Translate Page      
  1. Mulvaney says border wall will get built, 'with or without' funding from Congress  Fox News
  2. White House chief of staff Mulvaney won't rule out possibility of another shutdown  NBC News
  3. Mulvaney: Another shutdown isn't 'entirely off the table'  New York Post
  4. Mick Mulvaney on chances of border security deal, Democrats ramping up investigation of Trump admini  Fox News
  5. Mulvaney: Trump can 'move money around' to get wall funding | TheHill  The Hill
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WASHINGTON (AP) — As negotiations over a border security hit a snag, the White House on Sunday would not rule out another federal government shutdown even as it signaled a willingness to obtain funding for President Donald Trump's proposed wall by other means.
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Rep. Mark Meadows, R-North Carolina, joins Margaret Brennan to talk about ongoing negotiations to prevent a government shutdown and fund border security.

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Οι δικομματικές διαπραγματεύσεις που διεξάγονται στο Κογκρέσο για τα θέματα συνοριακής ασφάλειας, ώστε να αποτραπεί ένα δεύτερο shutdown των ομοσπονδιακών υπηρεσιών κατέρρευσαν από

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President Donald J. Trump will probably declare a National Emergency on the Southern Border since the Democratic Socialist party went to the trouble to SHUTDOWN the federal government
( Published Sunday, February 10th, 2019 @ 5:11 am )

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House is not ruling out another government shutdown, as lawmakers continue to negotiate funding for President Donald Trump's proposed border wall. In Sunday talk show appearances on NBC's "Meet the Press"
          Government Shutdown Looms As Border Wall Talks Break Down, Again      Cache   Translate Page      

File this under "Who could have seen that coming?"

Just two weeks after the longest government shutdown on record, and following 48 hours of narrative-molding declarations that a border security deal was "imminent" or "expected before the end of the weekend", The Hill and Bloomberg now report that talks to avert a second government shutdown over border wall funding have broken down and Republicans and Democrats have stopped communicating for now.

As of Saturday it seemed that negotiators were homing in on a proposal with border barrier funding of between $1.3 billion and $2 billion, a "person familiar with the talks" told Bloomberg, however the main sticking point - whether Trump's border wall will get the funding the president has been demanding for months - remains as Democrats told GOP negotiators that they won’t agree to spend more than $2 billion on border barriers, well below the $5.7 billion that Trump has called for. In addition, a new issue has roiled the talks: a dispute over the number of beds at immigrant detention centers, an issue that would typically be regarded as a side-note to the broader talks on the level of funding for border security. Democrats want to limit the number of people detained at the border, while Republicans oppose restricting the capacity of detention centers.

“I’ll say 50/50 we’ll get a deal,” Shelby said.  “We’ve got some problems with the Democrats” over funding for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement operations.

According to Republican senator Richard Shelby, the Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman and a key negotiator on President Trump’s demand for a border wall, congressional talks have stalled with Republicans and Democrats yet to reach agreement on how much money should be spent on border barriers, raising the prospect of another government shutdown at week’s end.

"I think the talks are stalled right now. I’m hoping we can get off the dime later today or in the morning because time is ticking away but we’ve got some problems with the Democrats dealing with ICE, that is detaining criminals that come into the U.S. and they want a cap on them. We don’t want a cap on that,” Shelby said on “Fox News Sunday,” referring to Immigration and Customs Enforcement.


In an attempt to downplaying shutdown concerns, earlier on Sunday, Mick Mulvaney, Trump's acting White House chief of staff, said that a shutdown isn’t the most likely option but that he “absolutely cannot” rule it out. "He’s going to do whatever he legally can to secure the border,” Mulvaney said of President Donald Trump on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” one of two scheduled appearances on Sunday talk shows.

"You cannot take a shutdown off the table, and you cannot take $5.7 (billion) off the table,” he said, referring to the level of funds Trump has been demanding for a wall on the U.S.-Mexican border.

Mulvaney also said that Trump will take whatever money Congress agrees to allocate for border barriers, which is likely to be an amount between $1.3 billion and $2 billion, and supplement that by reprograming other federal fines.

“We’ll take as much money as you can give us and then we’ll go off and find the money someplace else, legally, in order to secure that Southern barrier [sic] but this is going to get built with or without Congress,” he said.

Mulvaney spoke as Congressional negotiators continue talks on a security plan that includes some sort of barrier on the border, hoping to complete a deal to avert another government shutdown. It wasn’t fair to say that Trump would sign whatever Congress comes up with, Mulvaney said,

Finally, in what really matters after all, Mulvaney confirmed the level of proposed border wall funding "all over the map."

Which is perhaps what prompted Trump to tweet this yesterday:

And follow up today with more of the same...

Then pointing the blame at Democrats...

Bottom line: another government shutdown looms.


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Acting chief of staff Mick Mulvaney said on NBC’s “Meet the Press” Sunday that he “absolutely cannot” rule out another government shutdown on Feb. 15.


The state of play: Mulvaney said bipartisan conference members have told him the realistic deadline to strike a deal in time to avoid another shutdown is today. The Washington Post and Politico are both reporting that conference talks have broken down over the question of the number of detention beds that Immigration and Customs Enforcement should have access to, and that the two sides are now looking at another short-term spending bill.


          Border security talks have not progressed through weekend, growing concern deal won't come together - CNN      Cache   Translate Page      
  1. Border security talks have not progressed through weekend, growing concern deal won't come together  CNN
  2. Border wall talks break down ahead of second possible government shutdown  Fox News
  3. Border talks at impasse as shutdown looms Friday, officials say  The Washington Post
  4. Congressional talks on border security have broken down  The Boston Globe
  5. Sens. Shelby and Tester on prospects for a deal on border security  Fox News
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          Democrats and Republicans Say Second Shutdown 'Train Wreck' on Horizon - The Daily Beast      Cache   Translate Page      
  1. Democrats and Republicans Say Second Shutdown 'Train Wreck' on Horizon  The Daily Beast
  2. White House chief of staff Mulvaney won't rule out possibility of another shutdown  NBC News
  3. Mick Mulvaney on chances of border security deal, Democrats ramping up investigation of Trump admini  Fox News
  4. Mulvaney: Trump can 'move money around' to get wall funding | TheHill  The Hill
  5. Mick Mulvaney: 'Absolutely Cannot' Rule Out Another Government Shutdown  HuffPost
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          Senate Appropriations Chair Richard Shelby: Border Wall Talks Have "Stalled" - RealClearPolitics      Cache   Translate Page      
  1. Senate Appropriations Chair Richard Shelby: Border Wall Talks Have "Stalled"  RealClearPolitics
  2. Shutdown talks stalled  POLITICO
  3. Congress at an impasse as a new government shutdown looms  CNBC
  4. Border-Security Funding Negotiations Stall as Shutdown Looms  The Wall Street Journal
  5. Congressional talks to avert shutdown stall over detention policies  Reuters
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Οι δικομματικές διαπραγματεύσεις που διεξάγονται στο Κογκρέσο για τα θέματα συνοριακής ασφάλειας, ώστε να αποτραπεί ένα δεύτερο shutdown των ομοσπονδιακών υπηρεσιών κατέρρευσαν από διαφωνίες για τα ζητήματα γύρω από τις πολιτικές κράτησης των μεταναστών, όπως δήλωσε σήμερα ένας γερουσιαστής των Ρεπουμπλικάνων.


          US Facing Friday Deadline to Avert New Government Shutdown      Cache   Translate Page      
The U.S. government is facing a Friday deadline for funding about a quarter of its operations, struggling to avert another shutdown after a record 35-day closure was ended last month. Construction money for a barrier at the U.S. southern border with Mexico remains at the center of the dispute, with President Donald Trump asking for $5.7 billion in funding and opposition Democrats apparently ready to offer some money, but much less than the president wants. Several lawmakers said late last week they were close to reaching a deal, even as it remained unclear what Trump would agree to. But on Sunday, Sen. Richard Shelby of Alabama, the lead Republican on a 17-member congressional panel trying to reach agreement on border security funding, told Fox News, “I think the talks are stalled right now. I’m not confident we’re going to get there.” Acting White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney told NBC News  another shutdown "absolutely cannot" be ruled out. He said whether lawmakers are close to reaching a deal on border security funding "depends on who you listen to." Mulvaney added, "The president really does believe that there is a national security crisis and a humanitarian crisis at the border and he will do something about it. He is going to do whatever he legally can to secure that border." He said if Trump does not win approval for as much money as he wants he is likely to say, "I'll go find the money someplace else,'" by tapping other government funds, a move sure to draw a legal challenge from Democrats. Trump is set to travel to the border at El Paso, Texas, for a rally Monday night to focus on his demands for a wall to curb illegal migrants from entering the U.S. When the five-week closure ended Jan. 25, a bipartisan group of 17 Republican and Democratic lawmakers was created to hammer out details of what border security operations would be funded and how much money would go toward Trump's demand for a wall, perhaps his most popular pledge from his successful 2016 campaign for the White House. Democrats initially offered no funding for a wall, but now lawmakers familiar with the negotiations say Trump's opponents appear ready to agree to some border barrier funding, perhaps as much as $2 billion, along with provisions for heightened controls at ports of entry to thwart drug smuggling and increased use of drones and other technology to try to halt illegal entry into the country. Lawmakers have often said since the shutdown ended that a second closure would be prevented, but Trump has refused to rule it out if he does not like the border security agreement they present him. He has not publicly stated what level of funding he would accept as a compromise to build a barrier along a relatively small portion of the 3,200-kilometer U.S.-Mexican border. "The Democrats just don’t seem to want Border Security," he said Saturday on Twitter. "They are fighting Border Agents recommendations. If you believe news reports, they are not offering much for the Wall. They look to be making this a campaign issue . The Wall will get built one way or the other!" Trump has signaled that he could declare a national emergency to build a wall without congressional approval, by tapping funds approved for other projects. But key Republican lawmakers have warned the president not to, fearing the next time a Democrat is in the White House, he could declare an emergency to combat some problem at odds with the views of many Republicans, such as banning the use of some types of guns. Democrats are also certain to file suit against any emergency that Trump declares, which could lead to months of court fights over the wall.  
          Talks to avoid second US shutdown are deadlocked      Cache   Translate Page      
Republicans and Democrats squabble over border force days ahead of deadline
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Meet the Press moderator Chuck Todd and NBC’s Kristen Welker join Sunday TODAY’s Willie Geist to discuss the controversy facing Justin Fairfax and Ralph Northam in Virginia and the looming government shutdown deadline.
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The White House is not ruling out another government shutdown as negotiations over funding for President Donald Trump's proposed border wall stall
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Im Streit um die Finanzierung einer von US-Präsident Donald Trump geforderten Mauer an der Grenze zu Mexiko wachsen die Sorgen vor einem erneuten "Shutdown" in den USA. Trumps amtierender Stabschef Mick Mulvaney sagt...
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Sunday on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney said one could not rule out a shutdown this week. Mulvaney said, “Let’s talk first about how close we are to the deal. I honestly don’t know because it depends on who you listen to. And in fact, I think what we’re seeing now in these negotiations, again, the White House at the request of all the parties on the Hill sort of stepped back. We’re still participating, still listening and we’re still talking but not leading the negotiations. We are sitting there and watching what’s happening. What we hear is just as varied as what you played out. Sort of depends on who you talk to. I heard there may be a deal as with as much as 1.2 or $2.5 billion for a border fence. Then I hear that there may be zero or as little as $800 million for the border fence. One Democrat who wants to not only reduce the spending in year but go back and take money away from previous years that hasn’t been spent year. So it’s all over the map and I think it’s all over the map because of
          Senate Appropriations Chair Shelby: Border Deal Talks Are 'Stalled'      Cache   Translate Page      
On this weekend’s broadcast of on “Fox News Sunday,” Senate Appropriations Committee chairman Richard Shelby (R-AL) said congressional talks on border security were “stalled,” which could lead to another government shutdown. One of the Republicans negotiators, Shelby said, “I think the talks are stalled right now. I’m hoping we can get off the dime later today or in the morning because time is ticking away but we’ve got some problems with the Democrats dealing with ICE, that is detaining criminals that come into the U.S., and they want a cap on them. We don’t want a cap on that.” He continued, “We’ve got to start movement.” He added, “I’ll say 50-50 we get a deal.” Follow Pam Key on Twitter @pamkeyNEN
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Senate Appropriations Chairman Richard Shelby said negotiations on President Donald Trump's border wall have stalled with another government shutdown possible.
          Ενδεχόμενο το δεύτερο shutdown στις ΗΠΑ      Cache   Translate Page      
Οι δικομματικές διαπραγματεύσεις που διεξάγονται στο Κογκρέσο για τα θέματα συνοριακής ασφάλειας, ώστε να αποτραπεί ένα δεύτερο shutdown των ομοσπονδιακών υπηρεσιών κατέρρευσαν από διαφωνίες για τα ζητήματα γύρω από τις πολιτικές κράτησης των μεταναστών, όπως δήλωσε σήμερα ένας γερουσιαστής των Ρεπουμπλικάνων. “Οι συνομιλίες βρίσκονται τώρα σε αδιέξοδο” δήλωσε χαρακτηριστικά ο Ρεπουμπλικάνος Γερουσιαστής Ρίτσαρντ Σέλμπι στο […]
          Border wall talks break down ahead of second possible government shutdown      Cache   Translate Page      
With less than a week to go until another potential partial federal government shutdown, talks on funding for President Trump's proposed border wall have completely broken down, sources tell Fox News.
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WASHINGTON — As negotiations over a border security hit a snag, the White House on Sunday would not rule out another federal government shutdown even as it signalled a willingness to obtain funding for President Donald Trump’s proposed wall by other means. Acting White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney, in appearances on NBC’s “Meet […]
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WASHINGTON (AP) — As negotiations over a border security hit a snag, the White House on Sunday would not rule out another federal government shutdown...
          Taxpayers lash out at Trump as IRS shows refunds are LOWER in 2019      Cache   Translate Page      
Taxpayers lash out at Trump as IRS shows refunds are LOWER in 2019 - Daily News #Taxpayers, #lash, #Trump, #IRS, #shows, #refunds, #LOWER, #2019 US taxpayers have lashed out on social media this past week after receiving lower refunds than last year and some finding they even owe the IRS money despite no apparent change in their financial situation.American taxpayers were hit with the blow as the first week of filing came to a close February 1, despite the 2017 Tax Cuts and Job Act supposedly meaning lower taxes for the working class in 2018.Some directly targeted President Donald Trump in their complaints online as the Internal Revenue Service released figures Friday showing the average refund amount in the first filing week for 2019 was down compared the same time in 2018. .A Twitter user posted Saturday: '#taxrefund last year .. $8000.. this year... $900. Lowest it's been in 6 years. Wow, thanks @realdonaldtrump your trickle down tax is working wonders.''Despite adjusting my withholdings down, I went from getting a #taxrefund last year to owing $1700 this year! Same job, house, and situation. @realdonaldtrump, explain that!' one person tweeted.'Completed my taxes. I file the same every year, claiming nothing. Getting back a fraction of 2017 return. Apparently I mis-read everything. Should have been called "Tax Refund Cuts" cause my returns suck!! Thanks @realdonaldtrump,' another wrote. Some even revealed they were turning against POTUS after voting for him in the 2016 elections. A social media posted 'after you screwed me... I won't vote for you again ... good luck in 2020.' With the 2017 Tax Cuts and Job Act promising lower taxes imposed on the middle class, it's possible employers adjusted the withholdings amount taken from a paycheck so employees received more money throughout the year and got a slightly lower refund.It's possible some employers took too little from the paycheck but worker failed to notice and didn't plan to receive a lower refund than previous years.Others showed no sympathy for those with lower refunds. They suggested taxpayers should have adjusted their withholdings even lower. 'So many tweets about tax refunds. I haven't had a refund in years. A tax refund means you VOLUNTEERED to pay the govt. more income tax than was required. Plus the IRS can seize a refund in certain cases. Never pay more to the govt than what's required.' In 2019, the government had repaid a whopping 30 percent less in refunds than the first week in 2018, with only $8.713billion going out this year compared to the previous $12.560billion.However the IRS revealed 16,035,000 returns were received in week one and only 13,306,000 were processed. This compared to 18,302,000 filed in the same week in 2018 and 17,931,000 being processed.It showed after the partial government shutdown the rate of processing had dramatically slowed by 26 percent and with the IRS warning of the delay last month, the number of returns submitted in the initial week was down 12.4 percent.Even the number of visits to IRS.gov had decreased by 10.9 percent; only 66,310,000 visits were recor
          White House won't rule out another government shutdown      Cache   Translate Page      

The White House said Sunday it cannot rule out another government shutdown as it gets mixed signals from Democrats and Republicans racing a Friday deadline to fund President Trump's border-wall demands and keep federal operations humming.

White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney said proposed funding is all over the ...

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WASHINGTON (AP) - As negotiations over a border security hit a snag, the White House on Sunday would not rule out another federal government shutdown even as it signaled a willingness to obtain funding for President Donald Trump's proposed wall by other means.

Acting White House chief of staff Mick ...

          Budget des États-Unis - La Maison-Blanche craint un nouveau «shutdown»      Cache   Translate Page      
Les discussions semblent bloquées entre les démocrates et les républicains à propos d'un accord sur le budget fédéral. Un nouveau blocage pourrait intervenir le 15 février.
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Acting Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney tells Chuck Todd that he can’t gauge the likelihood of a government shutdown because he believes Democrats are presenting contradictory positions, during an interview with Meet the Press.
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          Many Federal Workers Remain Unpaid In Wake Of Shutdown      Cache   Translate Page      

Thousands of federal workers have suffered delays in receiving their back pay for weeks after the Trump shutdown ended.

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(Ausführliche Fassung) - Im Streit um die Finanzierung einer von US-Präsident Donald Trump geforderten Mauer an der Grenze zu Mexiko wachsen die Sorgen vor einem erneuten "Shutdown" in den USA. Trumps amtierender Stab...
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La Maison Blanche n'a pas écarté dimanche l'éventualité d'un nouveau "shutdown" si aucun accord n'était trouvé d'ici le 15 février avec les démocrates sur le financement du mur que le président républicain Donald Trump souhaite ériger à la frontière avec le Mexique.
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Border security talks between Republican and Democratic lawmakers seeking to avert another U.S. government shutdown on Friday have broken down over immigration detention policies, a Republican senator said.

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No additional congressional talks were scheduled on border security issues to avert another U.S. government shutdown after negotiations stalled over the weekend, a source familiar with the process told Reuters.

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Brace yourselves: The government shutdown will start up again in T-5 days if lawmakers don’t reach an agreement on funding for a wall along the southwest border of the US. On Feb. 15, temporary funding expires for the federal agencies affected by the shutdown. During the last shutdown, which lasted a historic 34 days, hundreds …
          Trump accuses Democratic leaders of poisoning budget talks with 'out of the blue' demand - Washington Examiner      Cache   Translate Page      
  1. Trump accuses Democratic leaders of poisoning budget talks with 'out of the blue' demand  Washington Examiner
  2. Mick Mulvaney: 'Absolutely Cannot' Rule Out Another Government Shutdown  HuffPost
  3. Mick Mulvaney on chances of border security deal, Democrats ramping up investigation of Trump admini  Fox News
  4. White House chief of staff Mulvaney won't rule out possibility of another shutdown  NBC News
  5. Border wall talks break down ahead of second possible government shutdown  Fox News
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By Brandon Smith The mainstream economic community has a notoriously short attention span and a lack of long-term perspective. After the longest government shutdown in...
          Etats-Unis: La Maison Blanche n'exclut pas un autre «shutdown»      Cache   Translate Page      
Les négociateurs démocrates et républicains ont jusqu'au 15 février pour trouver un consensus, faute de quoi l'administration fédérale risquera à nouveau la paralysie.
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No further talks were scheduled, a source told Reuters on Sunday on condition of anonymity.
          Border Security Funding Talks Stalled, Government Shutdown Looms       Cache   Translate Page      
If an agreement isn't reached by Friday at midnight, the government could partially shut down again, just three weeks after the end of a 35-day partial government shutdown.
          Trump Accuses Democrats Of Pushing For A Government Shutdown To Distract From ‘Very Bad Week’      Cache   Translate Page      
'They want a new subject!'
          Casa Branca não descarta eventualidade de novo “shutdown”      Cache   Translate Page      

A Casa Branca não descartou no domingo a eventualidade de uma nova “paralisação” do governo caso nenhum acordo seja alcançado antes de 15 de fevereiro com os democratas sobre o financiamento do muro que o presidente Donald Trump quer construir na fronteira com o México. “O ‘shutdown’ do governo ainda está teoricamente sobre a mesa. […]

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Border security negotiations have stalled, and a government shutdown now looms as a real possibility. NBC News' Kelly O'Donnell and Rep. Katie Hill, join Alex Witt to discuss.
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'You cannot take a shutdown off the table,' Mick Mulvaney told NBC
          'The goalposts have been moving': GOP lawmaker involved in border security funding      Cache   Translate Page      

ABC News(NEW YORK) -- Rep. Tom Graves, R-Ga., who is involved in negotiations over border security funding, said an agreement has yet to be reached as the "goalposts have been moving."

"We were progressing well. I thought we were tracking pretty good over the last week. It just seems over the last 24 hours or so the goalposts have been moving from the Democrats," Graves told ABC News Chief Anchor George Stephanopoulos on "This Week" Sunday. "And at the end of the day we have an obligation -- that's to protect our nation, provide the proper border security. And as long as the goalposts continue moving, there's really no way we can lock in on an agreement."

Rep. John Yarmuth, D-Ky., the chairman of the House Budget Committee, agreed with Graves' assessment.

"Well I think the goalposts have shifted a lot on both sides," he said. "The numbers are all over the place. I think the big problem here is, this has become pretty much an ego negotiation. This really isn't over substance. What needs to happen is Secretary [Kirstjen] Nielsen needs to come to the Hill and lay out her plans and be questioned on them so that we can figure out and try to come to an agreement on what the necessary security provisions should be and then we'll fund them."

Failure to reach an agreement could risk a government shutdown at the end of the week -- three weeks after the longest-running shutdown in U.S. history.

Negotiators were hoping to have a deal finalized before Monday to have enough time to vote on the measure in both chambers to prevent a government shutdown on Feb. 15. According to a report released by the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office, the 35-day shutdown cost the economy an estimated $11 billion, $3 billion of which will never be recovered.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said previously there will be no funding for President Donald Trump's border wall in the legislation, disregarding his original demand for $5.7 billion.

Trump has stressed the need for border security, saying "it's not an option."

His calls for a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border come amid an 85 percent increase in arrests along the border compared to this time last year, according to U.S. Customs and Border Protection data released Friday. About half of the 200,000 people apprehended in the past four months were families.

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ABC News(EL PASO, Texas) -- It's still uncertain whether Beto O'Rourke will stand opposite President Donald Trump in the 2020 presidential campaign, but O'Rourke confirmed he will stand up to Trump at the Texas border Monday.

The former congressman said Friday he will attend a rally in his hometown of El Paso meant to counter Trump's appearance in the city on the same night. O'Rourke will speak at the event at 7 p.m., the same time the president takes the stage.

The O'Rourke rally, according to organizers, will "show the country the reality of the border -- a vibrant, safe, binational community that proudly celebrates its culture, history, diversity and status as a city of immigrants."

"While some try to stoke fear and paranoia, to spread lies and a false narrative about the U.S.-Mexico border and to demand a 2,000 mile wall along it at a time of record safety and security, El Paso will come together for a march and celebration that highlights the truth," the release from O'Rourke adds, in a paper-thin veiled reference to Trump.

Trump's rally, his first of 2019, will take place at the larger El Paso County Coliseum, while O'Rourke will speak at the Chalio Acosta Sports Center. The two spots are just a literal stone's throw from each other.

Both, maybe fittingly, are also right next to the El Paso Zoo.

O'Rourke attempted to knock Ted Cruz out of the Senate in last year's midterm elections, but came up short despite a wave of national support.

Feb. 11 is four days before the deadline for Congress and the president to come to an agreement over spending, including Trump's desired border wall, to avoid another government shutdown.

The 46-year-old O'Rourke has been candid about whether he is going to run for president in 2020. He sat down for an interview with Oprah Winfrey in New York on Tuesday in which he said he'd make a decision on running "before the end of the month."

"For the last seven years, my family hasn't seen me," he said. "That's the far more important responsibility."

The interview is set to air Feb. 16 on OWN.

Trump kicked off a flashpoint in El Paso during his State of the Union speech on Tuesday when he said, "The border city of El Paso, Texas, used to have extremely high rates of violent crime -- one of the highest in the country -- and considered one of our nation's most dangerous cities. Now, with a powerful barrier in place, El Paso is one of our safest cities."

While El Paso does now have a wall in some locations, its crime rate had already dropped substantially in the years prior to its construction in 2008, according to FBI's database provided by the El Paso Police Department. There were 3,662 violent crimes in the city in 1985, which declined to 2,574 by 2007. It has remained stagnant since.

Rep. Veronica Escobar, who succeeded O'Rourke in Congress representing the 16th District, sent a letter to Trump on Thursday calling for an apology to El Paso over the president's comments about the city in his State of the Union speech.

"My office stands ready to facilitate a visit and provide the information necessary for you to get the facts and understand the truth," she wrote.

O'Rourke represented the 16th Congressional District from 2013 to 2019. He was a member of El Paso's City Council for six years before that.

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          Shutdown deadline looms as wall negotiations hit a snag      Cache   Translate Page      
WASHINGTON (AP) — As negotiations over a border security hit a snag, the White House on Sunday would not rule out another federal government shutdown even as it signaled a willingness to obtain funding for President Donald Trump's proposed wall by other means.
          Talks Over Border Security Break Down, Imperiling Effort to Prevent Shutdown - The New York Times      Cache   Translate Page      
  1. Talks Over Border Security Break Down, Imperiling Effort to Prevent Shutdown  The New York Times
  2. Border wall talks break down ahead of second possible government shutdown  Fox News
  3. Border security talks have not progressed through weekend, growing concern deal won't come together  CNN
  4. Shutdown talks stalled  POLITICO
  5. GOP rep: Trump is 'right to have contingency plans' if border wall talks fail | TheHill  The Hill
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          DEZASTRU pentru Guvernul SUA: La un pas de un nou 'shutdown', se anunţă pierderi de miliarde      Cache   Translate Page      
Negocierile între parlamentarii republicani şi cei democraţi pentru evitarea unei noi blocări parţiale a administraţiei federale americane sunt în impas, din cauza unor dezacorduri cu privire la politica de detenţie la frontiera cu Mexic, a anunţat, duminică, un senator republican,
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          Border Security Funding Talks Stalled, Government Shutdown Looms       Cache   Translate Page      
If an agreement isn't reached by Friday at midnight, the government could partially shut down again, just three weeks after the end of a 35-day partial government shutdown.
          Shutdown deadline looms as wall negotiations hit a snag      Cache   Translate Page      
As negotiations over a border security hit a snag, the White House on Sunday would not rule out another federal government shutdown even as it signaled a willingness to obtain funding for President Trump's proposed wall by other means.
          Meadows says Trump will build border wall "one way or another"      Cache   Translate Page      
Rep. Mark Meadows, R-North Carolina, joins Margaret Brennan to talk about ongoing negotiations to prevent a government shutdown and fund border security.
          Shutdown deadline looms as wall negotiations hit a snag      Cache   Translate Page      
As negotiations over a border security hit a snag, the White House on Sunday would not rule out another federal government shutdown even as it signaled a willingness to obtain funding for ...
          Average Tax Refund Down 8.4 Percent      Cache   Translate Page      
The average tax refund from the IRS dropped 8.4 percent in the first week of the 2019 filing season compared to the same period last year, according to agency statistics. The dip, to $1,865 from $2,035, is an early barometer of the season, which is being watched more closely than usual because it reflects the first full year under the 2017 tax overhaul and comes on the heels of a protracted government shutdown that hit the IRS just as it was gearing up for the annual exercise.
          Trump says Democrats want 'another government shutdown' in rambling border wall tweets      Cache   Translate Page      
Politicians in Washington have until Friday to reach a deal to fund the US government
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          Meadows says Trump will build border wall “one way or another”      Cache   Translate Page      

Rep. Mark Meadows, R-North Carolina, joins Margaret Brennan to talk about ongoing negotiations to prevent a government shutdown and fund border security.

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          Border Security Funding Talks Stalled, Government Shutdown Looms       Cache   Translate Page      
Negotiations to stop another government shutdown have stalled, as lawmakers remain at an impasse over border security. If an agreement on funding the government isn't reached by Friday at midnight, the government could partially shut down again, just three weeks after the longest U.S. government shutdown in history. Republican Sen. Richard Shelby, Chair of the Senate Appropriations Committee told Fox News Sunday he put the odds of a deal at 50-50. "I think the next 24 hours are crucial. We could close some deals, but they've got to be good, to secure our borders," Shelby said. Democratic sources told NPR's Kelsey Snell talks have broken down over how many detention beds for Immigration and Customs Enforcement will be funded through the agreement. Democrats want to limit the number of beds to prevent ICE from aggressively arresting immigrants. President Trump has asked for $5.7 billion to fund a wall along the U.S. border with Mexico. On Sunday Trump tweeted that Democrats "are offering
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IMPHAL, Feb 10 - A people's convention here has resolved to appeal to the general public to cease their daily activities to protest against the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016 (CAB).
          White House won't rule out another shutdown      Cache   Translate Page      
The White House said Sunday it cannot rule out another government shutdown as it gets mixed signals from Democrats and Republicans racing a Friday deadline to fund President Trump’s border-wall demands and keep federal operations humming. White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney said proposed funding is all over the map and that Democrats’ are pushing to cap the number of detainee beds for people who cross into the U.S. illegally, causing talks to stall. “The government shutdown is still on the table. We do not want it to come to that, but that option is still open to the...
          Trump wil koste wat kost muur bouwen: Witte Huis sluit nieuwe shutdown niet uit      Cache   Translate Page      
In de Verenigde Staten sluit het Witte Huis een nieuwe shutdown niet uit als Democraten en Republikeinen tegen 15 februari geen akkoord bereiken...
          White House chief of staff can't rule out another shutdown in 5 days      Cache   Translate Page      
With just days left to find a deal, the White House signaled a willingness accept wall funding that is "someplace in the middle."
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Trump says Democrats want 'another government shutdown' in rambling border wall tweetsDonald Trump says he believes Democrats want a new government shutdown in order to divert attention from the controversies swirling in Virginia, and strong jobs numbers released last week. The president's comments came just as his acting White House chief of staff said another shutdown is not off the table, and after news from Capitol Hill indicated negotiators had reached an impasse over Mr Trump's demands for border wall funding. "It was a very bad week for the Democrats, with the GREAT economic numbers, The Virginia disaster and the State of the Union address.



          Colorado Voters Weigh In On Trump's Insistence On A Border Wall      Cache   Translate Page      
Copyright 2019 NPR. To see more, visit RACHEL MARTIN, HOST: It was on. Then it was off. And now that the government shutdown is over, at least for the time being, President Trump's State of the Union address is back on again. The government was shut down because of the debate over a border wall with Mexico, which President Trump is still pushing for. So what do Americans make of all this? NPR's Don Gonyea has been talking to voters in the Denver suburbs. DON GONYEA, BYLINE: This state was once considered a classic political battleground, but it's been going more and more Democratic in statewide elections. Our first stop, Aurora, a sprawling suburb just east of Denver. Forty-seven-year-old Bob Nelson stopped to talk outside a local supermarket. He described himself as apolitical and no fan of Republicans or Democrats. And he did not vote for Trump. I asked him about the border wall. BOB NELSON: I understand the need for border security, but we do not have a crisis - the crisis that he's
          The Longest Government Shutdown In History, No Longer — How 1995 Changed Everything      Cache   Translate Page      
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          The GOP's Evolution On Immigration       Cache   Translate Page      
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YsmgPp_nlok Republicans are using tough language in the current immigration debate. They speak of the threats and dangers posed by those in the U.S. illegally. Their words largely echo those of President Trump in warning that immigrants steal jobs from Americans and drag down the standard of living. A blunt Trump campaign ad released during the recent government shutdown accused Democrats of being "complicit in all murders by illegal immigrants." But it wasn't always so. For decades, leading figures in the GOP went out of their way to sound a compassionate note when it came to immigration policy. In recent years that rhetoric fell out of line with where the Republican base was, giving Trump the opportunity of a lifetime in 2016. Reagan opposed "putting up a fence" Even in the age of Trump, Ronald Reagan remains the iconic conservative standard bearer for many in the party. At a 1980 GOP presidential debate in Houston, Texas, Reagan spoke of Mexico as
          Rep. Chuck Fleischmann On Border Funding      Cache   Translate Page      
Copyright 2019 NPR. To see more, visit DAVID GREENE, HOST: So will there be another a partial government shutdown or not? There are signs congressional negotiators are moving towards a compromise on border funding, which would be really key here. The Senate Appropriations Committee chairman Republican Richard Shelby is sounding optimistic. (SOUNDBITE OF ARCHIVED RECORDING) RICHARD SHELBY: The dialogue is good. The tone is good. We're talking about substance. I would say we've got a much better chance today than we had Monday to reach some kind of resolution to this. GREENE: Now, to avoid a shutdown, the president would need to sign something by next Friday. Republican Congressman Chuck Fleischmann of Tennessee is on the conference committee trying to craft a bill, and he joins us this morning. Welcome back to the program, Congressman. CHUCK FLEISCHMANN: Good morning, sir. Thank you. GREENE: So I hear you and other negotiators are packing up and heading up to Camp David tonight. Are you
          Les Etats-Unis pourraient connaître un nouveau "shutdown"      Cache   Translate Page      
La Maison Blanche n'a pas écarté dimanche l'éventualité d'un nouveau "shutdown" si aucun accord n'était trouvé d'ici le 15 février avec les démocrates sur le financement du mur que le président républicain Donald Trump souhaite ériger à la frontière ...
          As clock ticks, new hurdle emerges in border security talks      Cache   Translate Page      

The White House is not ruling out another government shutdown as negotiations over funding for President Donald Trump's proposed border wall stall

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          Witte Huis waarschuwt: “Nieuwe shutdown niet uitgesloten zonder akkoord over grensmuur”      Cache   Translate Page      

In de Verenigde Staten sluit het Witte Huis een nieuwe shutdown niet uit als Democraten en Republikeinen tegen 15 februari geen akkoord bereiken over de financiering van een muur aan de grens van Mexico. “Een nieuwe shutdown ligt theoretisch nog steeds op tafel”, zegt de stafchef van het Witte Huis, Mick Mulvaney.


          Shutdown Chance Looms as Wall Negotiations Continue      Cache   Translate Page      
The White House is not ruling out another government shutdown. Continue reading…
          Sem acordo sobre construção de muro na fronteira, há possibilidade de novo 'shutdown' nos EUA      Cache   Translate Page      

Lei que financia o governo provisoriamente expira nesta sexta-feira (15) e país pode voltar à paralisação dos serviços públicos, o que aconteceu mais cede este ano. O Capitólio, sede do Congresso dos EUA, em Washington DC. AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite Com o prazo para resolver a aprovação de uma nova lei de financiamento do governo chegando ao fim, democratas e republicanos não entram em consenso sobre a aprovação de uma legislação de longo prazo. Congressistas e o governo aprovaram no final de janeiro uma lei provisória, que financia os gastos até 15 de fevereiro. A Casa Branca não descartou no domingo (10) a eventualidade de uma nova "paralisação" do governo, caso nenhum acordo seja alcançado antes de sexta-feira (15) com os democratas sobre o financiamento do muro na fronteira com o México. A paralisação acontece quando o Congresso e o Executivo não conseguem chegar a um acordo sobre a aprovação de uma lei orçamentária para os custos do governo nos EUA. Donald Trump fecha acordo para interromper 'shutdown' nos EUA por 3 semanas A mais longa paralisação da história dos EUA e a queda de braço entre Trump e democratas "O 'shutdown' do governo ainda está teoricamente sobre a mesa. Não queremos chegar a esse ponto, mas essa opção está sempre aberta para o presidente e continuará estando", disse à Fox News o chefe de gabinete interino da Casa Branca, Mick Mulvaney. Em uma entrevista ao programa "Fox News Sunday", Richard Shelby, presidente do Comitê de Assinaturas do Senado, disse "que as negociações estão em um impasse agora". Servidores protestam contra paralisação do governo federal do EUA em Boston AP Photo/Michael Dwyer O temor de um novo "shutdown" se torna cada vez mais real, já que o acordo firmado pelo presidente dos EUA, Donald Trump, com o Congresso Nacional é provisório. O governo pode fechar novamente caso não haja consenso sobre a questão da segurança na fronteira do México até 15 de fevereiro – três dias antes de um feriado nacional, o dia de George Washington. Em sua conta no Twitter, o presidente Donald Trump afirmou neste domingo que "esta semana foi muito ruim para os Democratas" e que "com as ofertas terríveis que o Comitê de Fronteira tem feito eu realmente acredito que eles querem um novo 'shutdown'". Initial plugin text Os legisladores dos dois partidos encarregados das negociações expressaram otimismo na sexta-feira. Mas Shelby advertiu neste domingo, que "o tempo está correndo, mas estamos tendo alguns problemas com os democratas em torno do ICE", disse ele, referindo-se à Imigração e Alfândega dos EUA.
          As clock ticks on another government shutdown, a new hurdle emerges in border security talks      Cache   Translate Page      
Bargainers clashed over whether to limit the number of migrants authorities can detain.
          Border Security Funding Talks Stalled, Government Shutdown Looms - NPR      Cache   Translate Page      
  1. Border Security Funding Talks Stalled, Government Shutdown Looms  NPR
  2. Border wall talks break down ahead of second possible government shutdown  Fox News
  3. Border security talks have not progressed through weekend, growing concern deal won't come together  CNN
  4. Senators say border security negotiations have stalled  New York Post
  5. Mick Mulvaney on chances of border security deal, Democrats ramping up investigation of Trump admini  Fox News
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          Shutdown looms as border wall negotiations hit a snag      Cache   Translate Page      
The White House on Sunday would not rule out another federal government shutdown as border talks hit a snag.
          Talks collapse on border deal as U.S. government shutdown looms      Cache   Translate Page      
Talks on border security funding collapsed after Democratic and Republican lawmakers clashed over immigrant detention policy as they worked to avert another U.S. government shutdown, a Republican senator said on Sunday.

          ΗΠΑ: Ο Μαλβέινι άφησε ανοιχτό το ενδεχόμενο ενός δεύτερου shutdown      Cache   Translate Page      

Ο υπηρεσιακός Προσωπάρχης του Λευκού Οίκου Μικ Μαλβέινι δήλωσε στο NBC News ότι “δεν μπορεί απολύτως να αποκλείσει” το ενδεχόμενο ενός δεύτερου shutdown των ομοσπονδιακών υπηρεσιών.


          With clock ticking on another potential government shutdown, Trump blames Democrats      Cache   Translate Page      

Amid contentious talks on border security, President Trump sought Sunday to preemptively cast blame on Democrats if an impasse over his demand for a border wall leads to a second partial government shutdown this week.

Stopgap funding for about one-third of the government is due to expire at midnight...


          ΗΠΑ: Νέο shutdown προ των πυλών - «Στα βράχια» η διαπραγμάτευση Ρεπουμπλικανών και Δημοκρατικών      Cache   Translate Page      
«Οι συνομιλίες βρίσκονται τώρα σε αδιέξοδο», δήλωσε χαρακτηριστικά ο Ρεπουμπλικάνος γερουσιαστής Ρίτσαρντ Σέλμπι στο τηλεοπτικό δίκτυο Fox
          Talks collapse on border deal as U.S. government shutdown looms      Cache   Translate Page      
Talks on border security funding collapsed after Democratic and Republican lawmakers clashed over immigrant detention policy as they worked to avert another U.S. government shutdown, a Republican senator said on Sunday.

          No more congressional talks scheduled to avert shutdown: source      Cache   Translate Page      
No additional congressional talks were scheduled on border security issues to avert another U.S. government shutdown after negotiations stalled over the weekend, a source familiar with the process told Reuters.

          Re: Jemele Hill Accused of Calling for Trump’s Assassination      Cache   Translate Page      

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Trump Blasts NFL Players Who Kneel During Anthem

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6:59 PM PDT 9/22/2017 by the Associated Press

"They're ruining the game," the president told a crowd in Alabama on Friday.

President Donald Trump says National Football League owners should fire players who kneel during the national anthem. And he's encouraging spectators to walk out in protest. In an extended riff during a freewheeling rally speech in Alabama Friday night, Trump also bemoaned that football games have become less violent.

"They're ruining the game," he complained. Several athletes, including NFL players, have refused to stand during "The Star-Spangled Banner" to protest of the treatment of blacks by police.

Trump says those players are disrespecting the flag and deserve to lose their jobs. "That's a total disrespect of our heritage. That's a total disrespect of everything that we stand for," he said, encouraging owners to act.

"Wouldn't you love to see one of these NFL owners, when somebody disrespects our flag, you'd say, 'Get that son of a bitch off the field right now. Out! He's fired," Trump said to loud applause.

Trump also predicted that any owner who went through with his encouragement would become "the most popular person in this country" — at least for a week.

Trump, who was in Alabama campaigning for Sen. Luther Strange, also blamed a decline in NFL ratings on the nation's interest in "yours truly" as well as what he described as a decline in violence in the game.

He said players are being thrown out for aggressive tackles, and it's "not the same game." The NFL has made several efforts to reduce violence in the sport, particularly hits that may cause damage to the head. A July report on 202 former football players found evidence of a debilitating brain disease linked to repeated head blows in nearly all of them. The league has agreed to pay $1 billion to retired players who claimed it misled them about the concussion dangers of playing football.

During his campaign, Trump often expressed nostalgia for the "old days" — claiming, for example, that protesters at his rallies would have been carried out on stretchers back then. He recently suggested police officers should be rougher with criminals and shouldn't protect their heads when pushing them into quad cars.

It's also not the first time he's raised the kneeling issue. Earlier this year he took credit for the fact that former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who started the trend of kneeling during the anthem, hadn't been signed by an NFL team.

Trump said the protest was the top reason NFL viewership had waned this season. "You know what's hurting the game more than that? When people like yourselves turn on television and you see those people taking the knee when they're playing our great national anthem," he said.

Trump encouraged his supporters to pick up and leave the stadium next time they spot a player failing to stand.

"I guarantee things will stop," he said.

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          Talks collapse on border deal as U.S. gov't shutdown looms      Cache   Translate Page      
Talks on border security funding collapsed after Democratic and Republican lawmakers clashed over immigrant detention policy as they worked to avert another U.S. government shutdown, a Republican senator said on Sunday.

          Border Security Funding Talks Stalled, Government Shutdown Looms       Cache   Translate Page      
If an agreement isn't reached by Friday at midnight, the government could partially shut down again, just three weeks after the end of a 35-day partial government shutdown.
          Verhandlungen im Streit um Trumps Mauer stocken - neuer 'Shutdown' möglich      Cache   Translate Page      

Trumps amtierender Stabschef Mick Mulvaney sagte dem Sender NBC am Sonntag, er könne einen erneuten Stillstand von Teilen der Regierung "absolut nicht" ausschließen. Bis kommenden Freitag haben Trumps Republikaner und die oppositionellen Demokraten im ...


          Witte Huis sluit nieuwe shutdown niet uit als geen akkoord bereikt wordt over grensmuur      Cache   Translate Page      
In de Verenigde Staten sluit het Witte Huis een nieuwe shutdown niet uit als Democraten en Republikeinen tegen 15 februari geen akkoord bereiken over de financiering van een muur aan de grens van Mexico. "Een nieuwe shutdown ligt theoretisch nog steeds op tafel", zegt de stafchef van het Witte Huis, Mick Mulvaney.
          Talks collapse on border deal as U.S. government shutdown looms      Cache   Translate Page      
Talks on border security funding collapsed after Democratic and Republican lawmakers clashed over immigrant detention policy as they worked to avert another U.S. government shutdown, a Republican senator said on Sunday.

          Congressional talks to avert shutdown stall over detention policies      Cache   Translate Page      
Border security talks between Republican and Democratic lawmakers seeking to avert another U.S. government shutdown on Friday have broken down over immigration detention policies, a Republican senator said.

          Verhandlungen im Streit um Trumps Mauer stocken      Cache   Translate Page      
Washington (dpa) - Im Streit um die Finanzierung einer von US-Präsident Donald Trump geforderten Mauer an der Grenze zu Mexiko wachsen die Sorgen vor einem erneuten «Shutdown» in den USA. Trumps amtierender Stabschef Mick Mulvaney sagte dem Sender NBC am Sonntag, er könne einen erneuten Stillstand ...
          Trump: Dems want a shutdown to ‘change the subject’ from scandals      Cache   Translate Page      
President Trump on Sunday accused Democrats of trying to scuttle bipartisan talks on the wall and border security because they want another government shutdown to change the “subject.” “It was a very bad week for the Democrats, with the GREAT economic numbers, The Virginia disaster and the State of the Union address. Now, with the...
          Talks Over Border Security Break Down, Imperiling Effort to Prevent Shutdown      Cache   Translate Page      
Lawmakers and aides familiar with the negotiations said the number of beds for housing detained migrants already in the country was the main sticking point.
          La Maison Blanche n'exclut pas un autre «shutdown»      Cache   Translate Page      
Les négociateurs démocrates et républicains ont jusqu'au 15 février pour trouver un consensus, faute de quoi l'administration fédérale risquera à nouveau la paralysie.
          Talks collapse on border deal as U.S. government shutdown looms      Cache   Translate Page      

Talks on border security funding collapsed after Democratic and Republican lawmakers clashed over immigrant detention policy as they worked to avert another U.S. government shutdown, a Republican senator said on Sunday. “The talks are stalled right now,” Republican Senator Richard Shelby told “Fox N...

The post Talks collapse on border deal as U.S. government shutdown looms appeared first on Raw Story.


          With clock ticking on another potential government shutdown, Trump blames Democrats      Cache   Translate Page      

Amid contentious talks on border security, President Trump sought Sunday to preemptively cast blame on Democrats if an impasse over his demand for a border wall leads to a second partial government shutdown this week.

Stopgap funding for about one-third of the government is due to expire at midnight...


          Shutdown Looms As Talks on Border Wall Have Stalled      Cache   Translate Page      
The Washington Post is reporting this morning that congressional talks to resolve the border wall dispute have broken down.  With wall negotiations at an impasse it will be more difficult to avoid another government shutdown on Friday. Talks to resolve border wall dispute and avert government shutdown on Friday have broken down, officials say https://t.co/32lj1ksjzu …
          Congress under pressure to reach a deal as shutdown deadline looms      Cache   Translate Page      
Time is running out for lawmakers to reach another deal to avert a government shutdown. As Washington battles over border wall funding, the pool of 2020 presidential candidates grows larger. NBC’s Kelly O’Donnell reports for Sunday TODAY from the White House.
          White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney warns that "you cannot take a shutdown off the table"      Cache   Translate Page      
White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney warns that if Trump can't get a border wall, there may be another shutdown
          Trump Claims Democrats Want Another Shutdown      Cache   Translate Page      
The longest government shutdown in US history, caused by the Democrats’ refusal to approve Trump’s demand of $5.7 billion in spending on southern border security, came to an end after the president agreed to reopen the government and sign a temporary budget for government agencies through 15 February.
          Forum Post: CCS/LAUNCHXL-CC2640R2: LAUNCHXL-CC2640R2      Cache   Translate Page      
Part Number: LAUNCHXL-CC2640R2 Tool/software: Code Composer Studio Hello! I have some questions about shutdown mode in cc2640r2 application. There is a pinShutdown example in SDK, where user turn on led before shutdown - so i have a few questions: 1) Do all power domains turns off after Power_shutdown(0, 0); And how is it possible to supply led after domains go off? 2) Shutdown mode doesn't have register retention - but in case with led all registers resets only upon wakeup event. So does register state resets after wake up only? 3) Is it possible to turn off all periphery before shutdown command with one HAL function, i mean full reset of registers that i do not need to run Power_shutdown(0, 0) ? Best regards, Dmitriy.
          Congressional talks to avert shutdown stall over detention policies      Cache   Translate Page      
Border security talks between Republican and Democratic lawmakers seeking to avert another U.S. government shutdown on Friday have broken down over immigration detention policies, a Republican senator said.

          Key GOP Senator says Congress is at an impasse as a new government shutdown looms      Cache   Translate Page      
Lawmakers' talks on border security issues to avert another U.S. government shutdown have broken down over immigration detention policies, a Republican senator said on Sunday.
          Comment on NWMLS: Home prices are falling and inventory is soaring, but pending sales are bouncing back by Notme      Cache   Translate Page      
Let's have a shutdown a buyer shutdown, that is the state of lake union -a bubble haiku<div class="comment-remix-meta"><!-- --><a href="#" class="replyto" onclick="replyto('278527','Notme',''); return false;">Reply</a> — <a href="#" class="quote" onclick="quote('278527','Notme','Let\'s have a shutdown\r\na buyer shutdown, that is\r\nthe state of lake union\r\n\r\n-a bubble haiku',''); return false;">Quote</a></div>
          Comment on NWMLS: Home prices are falling and inventory is soaring, but pending sales are bouncing back by softwarengineer      Cache   Translate Page      
<b>RE:</b> <a href='#comment-278524' rel="nofollow">Justme @ 34</a> - Reminds Me of the Shutdown Over the WALL Both sides are digging their heels in...<div class="comment-remix-meta"><!-- --><a href="#" class="replyto" onclick="replyto('278526','softwarengineer',''); return false;">Reply</a> — <a href="#" class="quote" onclick="quote('278526','softwarengineer','<b>RE:<\/b> <a href=\'#comment-278524\' rel=\"nofollow\">Justme @ 34<\/a> - \r\nReminds Me of the Shutdown Over the WALL\r\n\r\nBoth sides are digging their heels in...',''); return false;">Quote</a></div>
          If Mick Mulvaney were president, we could have solved' border funding issue: Top Dem      Cache   Translate Page      

U.S. Reps. John Yarmuth and Tom Graves discuss the ongoing border funding negotiations ahead of the Feb. 15 deadline to avoid another government shutdown.

The post <a href=https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/goalposts-moving-gop-lawmaker-involved-border-security-funding/story?id=60964547 target=_blank >If Mick Mulvaney were president, we could have solved' border funding issue: Top Dem</a> appeared first on Wide World of Work.


          New shutdown threat as US budget talks stall      Cache   Translate Page      

New shutdown threat as US budget talks stallUS budget talks have hit another impasse over immigration, a key Republican negotiator said Sunday, raising the prospect of a second government shutdown if no agreement is reached by this week's deadline. "I think the talks are stalled right now," Richard Shelby, the chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee, said on Fox News Sunday. Negotiators had been optimistic Friday an agreement would be reached that includes some funds for a border "barrier,#source%3Dgooglier%2Ecom#https%3A%2F%2Fgooglier%2Ecom%2Fpage%2F%2F10000" although less than the $5.6 billion US President Donald Trump has demanded.



          Shutdown: Verhandlungen im Streit um Trumps Mauer stocken – neuer „Shutdown“?      Cache   Translate Page      
Der Bau einer Grenzmauer zu Mexiko polarisiert weiterhin die US-Politik. Die Verhandlungen sind festgefahren, der nächste Shutdown droht.
          'An ego negotiation': Lawmakers still split on border wall talks      Cache   Translate Page      
Republicans and Democrats discussed on Feb. 10 the ongoing negotiations over border wall funding to avoid a government shutdown.
          If today’s political leaders can’t restore civility, the next generation will      Cache   Translate Page      
Fresh off the longest government shutdown in U.S. history and amidst the infighting that continues between too many of our nation’s leaders, the lack of civility in American politics is frustrating voters across the country. Civility is not a...
          Morgan Stanley: "Earnings Revisions Have Been Some Of The Worst We’ve Ever Observed"      Cache   Translate Page      

Authored by Michael Wilson, Head of Morgan Stanley US equity strategy

Assume you started a two-month sabbatical on December 3 and just returned to work this past week. If you took your sabbatical seriously and truly disconnected, you might assume nothing much had happened, with asset prices very close to levels two months ago. Of course, asset markets have been anything but stable over this stretch, with the worst December since 1931 followed by the best January since 1987. Nevertheless, here we are back at those early December levels, which raises the question, Has anything really changed?

To explain the collapse and subsequent rebound in asset prices, I hear many embracing the narrative that the sell-off was simply a Fed-induced policy error, exacerbated by poor year-end liquidity and performance pressure on asset managers. Thus, with the spike in our financial conditions index severe enough to get the Fed to reverse its policy course, these same folks are suggesting investors have a “green light” to take more risk and markets should be off to the races. After all, everyone knows you don’t fight the Fed or price momentum, right?

While the Fed’s more dovish pivot is a real change and made us more constructive in early January, I’ve also been arguing for the past few weeks that it’s not off to the races from here.

  • First, asset prices are up a lot in the past month and no longer exceedingly cheap.
  • Second, while the price level (and valuation) is roughly the same as in early December, the price trend is now pointing up. This new uptrend has turned sentiment bullish again – and that’s bearish.
  • Third, the Fed is still tightening policy. While rate hikes are on pause, the Fed continues to shrink its balance sheet by US$50 billion per month. Now, with financial conditions having loosened significantly since that December spike, there is much less pressure on the Fed to stop or even taper QT.

Most important, however, is the fact that earnings growth expectations have deteriorated materially over the past few months. Strangely, I see much less acknowledgement of this growth deterioration with everyone so focused on the Fed and stock price trends. A big part of our equity strategy discipline is listening to what the market is telling us, and we acknowledge that the recent surge in price and breadth is a positive signal about the future. However, earnings revisions have been some of the worst we’ve ever observed in terms of breadth and velocity. Virtually every sector and region of the world is seeing downward revisions, making it difficult to explain them away as a temporary function of trade tensions and/or the government shutdown in the US.

We have been calling for an earnings recession in the US since last summer, when the consensus was still forecasting close to 11% S&P 500 EPS growth for 2019. Starting in early December, this same consensus began to fall sharply, and 1Q19 S&P 500 earnings are now expected to be down more than 1% year on year. Given the severity and breadth of the revisions to date, I would not be surprised if 2Q and 3Q S&P 500 EPS growth also turn out to be negative on a year-on-year basis. Therefore, I believe that the recent move in stocks is much more about the Fed pivot and less about stocks telling us the trough is now.

Whether stocks can advance sustainably from here will be determined by the depth and timing of this trough in earnings growth. At this point, I think it’s too early to determine either. Some have argued that this looks very similar to early 2016 with China stimulating, the Fed pausing, earnings revisions plummeting and stocks rallying. While that’s true, 1Q16 was the fourth quarter in a row of negative year-on-year growth whereas 1Q19 is the first negative growth quarter. This makes the comparisons for the next several quarters much more difficult today versus 1Q16, thereby increasing the chance for both a deeper and later trough in growth than what is currently forecast. Our best estimate at this point is for a trough in S&P 500 EPS growth in 2Q19 or 3Q19 somewhere between -5-10%Y. If we’re right, we should get a better opportunity to add to equity risk over the next few weeks/months. In S&P 500 terms, we think that is closer to 2500 than 2700. With equity markets having gone nowhere since the end of 2017, entry points have been critical to generating positive returns. We think that will continue to be the case, so price levels matter more than trend.

Enjoy your Sunday


          Talks Over Border Security Break Down, Imperiling Effort to Prevent Shutdown      Cache   Translate Page      
Lawmakers and aides familiar with the negotiations said the number of beds for housing detained migrants already in the country was the main sticking point.

          Border Security Funding Talks Stalled, Government Shutdown Looms       Cache   Translate Page      
If an agreement isn't reached by Friday at midnight, the government could partially shut down again, just three weeks after the end of a 35-day partial government shutdown.
          Mulvaney: ‘Absolutely cannot’ rule out another government shutdown      Cache   Translate Page      
In an interview with Meet the Press, Acting Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney tells Chuck Todd that it’s difficult to be optimistic about reaching a deal to avoid another government shutdown.
          Border Security Funding Talks Stalled, Government Shutdown Looms       Cache   Translate Page      
If an agreement isn't reached by Friday at midnight, the government could partially shut down again, just three weeks after the end of a 35-day partial government shutdown.
          Congressional Talks Are ‘All Over The Map Because Of The Democrats,’ He Said      Cache   Translate Page      
GOP Sen. Richard Shelby says talks on Capitol Hill to avert another shutdown are “stalled right now.“
          Droht im Streit um Trumps Mauer ein neuer „Shutdown“?      Cache   Translate Page      
Vor gut zwei Wochen endete der längste „Shutdown“ in der US-Geschichte mit einer Frist, um den Haushaltsstreit zu lösen. Droht schon bald eine Neuauflage?
          Equity markets fell across Asia and Europe, although a late bounce in US equities left them marginally higher on the day; NZD was little changed on the day, but NZ rates experienced another sizable fall      Cache   Translate Page      

By Nick Smyth

Global markets traded with a risk-off tone for most of Friday after Trump said he wasn’t planning to meet President Xi before US tariffs on China are due to step-up on March 1st.   Equity markets fell across Asia and Europe, although a late bounce in US equities left them marginally higher on the day. The NZD was little changed on the day, but NZ rates experienced another sizable fall, with the 10 year NZ government bond yield hitting a record low level. 

Sentiment remained negative for much of the Friday trading session, with global equities extending the sell-off from Thursday.  Trump told reporters that it was unlikely he would meet President Xi face-to-face before the March 1st deadline date which would see tariffs raised on Chinese imports.  While this doesn’t preclude an extension of the trade ceasefire if the two sides can make sufficient progress in the talks, and Trump said he would “maybe” meet Xi at later date, the market took the news negatively.  Concerns around US-China trade, with the clock ticking on the March 1st deadline date, added to pre-existing market worries around the state of global, and in particular Chinese, growth.  US Trade Representative Lighthizer and Treasury Secretary Mnuchin visit China this week for further trade talks.  Also not helping sentiment were reports in the German media that the US Administration was considering car tariffs, with a variety of options under consideration, including tariff rates of 10% and 25%.

Asian and European equities fell across the board, extending Thursday’s declines. The Nikkei fell 2% and the Hang Seng opened almost 2% lower, although it later recovered most of its earlier falls.  European equities were down between 0.5% and 1%.  The negative sentiment extended into the US trading session, with The S&P500 down almost 1%, before a late rally left it 0.1% higher on the day (and close to flat on the week).  There was no obvious trigger for the turn-around in US equities, although some commentators cited comments by San Francisco Fed President Mary Daly, who raised the possibility of using QE as a more regular policy tool, as helping to boost the market.  Daly said “you could imagine executing policy with your interest rate as your primary tool, and the balance sheet as a secondary tool, but one that you would use more readily”, although she added that no decision had been made.  There was no immediate reaction in bond or currency markets to the Daly comments however.  The US 10 year Treasury yield was 3bps lower on the day to 2.63%  while the 10 year German bund fell 3bps to just 0.085% and the 10 year Japanese government bond was down 2bps to -0.03%. 

Amidst relatively modest currency movements, the USD ended Friday marginally higher.  The USD indices were up around 1% on the week, leaving them at their highest levels since early January, although they remain well contained within the broader trading ranges of the past six months.  Recent economic data continues to paint a picture of relative US economic strength compared to other G10 currencies, even as the overall pace of US growth is slowing. 

The top performing currency on the day was the Canadian dollar (+0.3%), which was boosted by a much larger than expected increase in employment in January.  The Canadian unemployment rate ticked up, due to an increase in the participation rate, but wage growth was also higher than expected.  The safe haven Japanese yen and Swiss franc were also slightly higher against the USD on the day, amidst more cautious risk sentiment. 

The AUD came under pressure immediately after the release of the RBA’s Statement of Monetary Policy (SoMP).  Despite Governor Lowe foreshadowing the downgrades to growth and inflation at his speech earlier in the week, the AUD fell from around 0.7090 before the release to 0.7060.  The Statement noted that the probability of cutting or hiking was “more evenly balanced than previously”, although in the Outlook section, six of the seven risks mentioned were to the downside.  There was no sense of policy change urgency, including no suggestion of a cut in the near future.  The AUD retraced those losses over the remainder of the trading session to close the week at 0.7090, with a further surge in iron ore prices (to $94 during the Asian trading session – the highest level in 4½ years) assisting its recovery. 

The NZD traded a relatively tight range on Friday, consolidating after the sharp fall in the wake of the disappointing NZ employment report on Thursday.  It closed the week at 0.6745.  Despite limited moves in the NZD, NZ rates continued to move sharply lower on Friday.  NZ swap rates were 3 to 4.5bps lower across the curve, while the 10 year generic NZ government bond yield reached a record low of 2.1%.  The decline in Australian rates on Friday after the SoMP and growing OCR rate cut expectations (the market almost fully-prices an OCR cut by the end of the year) fuelled the moves in NZ rates.  Incredibly, the 5 year swap rate, at 1.9475%, is now trading a mere 4bps above the 90 day bank bill rate.  The RBNZ MPS on Wednesday is the key event risk for both the NZ rates and currency markets, with the market priced for dovish messaging from the Bank. 

Besides the RBNZ MPS, the week ahead sees the release of US CPI and retail sales while in Australia the NAB business survey is released.  Australian business conditions fell sharply in December, pointing to a subdued growth outlook, and the survey will be closely watched for any potential bounce-back in January.  Another weak reading would add to RBA rate cut expectations, and probably OCR rate expectations too.  In politics, the US government is heading for another shutdown on the 15th unless a funding deal can be agreed beforehand (or President Trump uses his emergency powers).  Talks between Republicans and Democrats to avert a shutdown broke down over the weekend according to Bloomberg. 


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          US faces another shutdown; Canada jobs rise; EU data weak; China returns, faces higher iron ore prices; OECD reports leap in US debt load; UST 10yr 2.63%; oil and gold firm; NZ$1 = 67.4 Sc; TWI-5 = 71.9      Cache   Translate Page      

Here's our summary of key events overnight that affect New Zealand, with news China is back after a long holiday only to find the cost of a core commodity it needs is very much higher.

But first, it is groundhog day in Washington with negotiations to fund the US Federal Government stalled just days before funds run out on their three-weeks-old previous agreement. The same sticking point; funds for extending the border wall.

Wall Street ended last week back where it started, unable to hold earlier gains. Earlier, European markets were lower. The week closed even lower in Tokyo which was down -2.0%. Shanghai will be back later today after their national holiday week, but if Hong Kong is a guide, they will return with not much net change.

In Canada, employers added +66,800 jobs in January, far better than the gain of +8,000 that analysts expected. The Canadian jobless rate ticked up however to 5.8% as more people sought work. The Canadian currency rose on the news. It was also bolstered by better-than-expected housing starts data.

And there was data out in Europe. The German trade data actually came in a bit stronger than expected with both exports and imports rising while their trade surplus eased back a bit. But French industrial production data was weak as expected in December but not as weak as the prior month. Italian industrial production data was similar.

China is returning to normal today after their Spring Festival week-long holiday. The mood will be interesting to assess. Many indicators are weak, but not all. The pace of official stimulus will get special attention. And China loves public-private partnerships (PPPs). They are reporting that in 2018, a total of 8,654 PPP projects had been registered, worth NZ$2.9 tln. The projects for which construction has started totaled 2,237, with these adding up to NZ$700 bln in investment.

The price of iron ore, especially in the key Chinese market, is rocketing higher. This is despite the China slowdown. The dam disaster in Brazil has triggered a sudden supply shortage, extended by Brazilian outrage at the miner which may further reduce shipments from more mines there while remediation work is undertaken. Brazil is Australia's largest supply rival to China.

But on the flip side, this now means there is a sudden drought in demand for iron ore carrying ships. The Baltic Dry index, which measures ship charter pricing, has plunged, now down to 2016 lows. This is a sudden -56% drop since the beginning of 2019.

In India, a general election will be held in the next 60 days or so and the reelection of prime minister Modi is not a certainty. With India rising as an economic power, more international attention will be focused on this likely-to-be fractious campaign. One aspect to watch is the extent that relationships with rival China play out. Another is growing unease over the pace of job creation.

The OECD is reporting that gross borrowings of member governments from the financial markets are set to reach a new record level in 2019 by exceeding US$11 tln. But the increase is confined to a few countries, particularly the United States. As QE is wound back, governments are switching to market funding sources. New Zealand is among a small group of members (including Denmark, Iceland, and Sweden) where the debt load is considered at "very low levels". If it wasn't for the US's voracious debt-funding appetite, the OECD would be reporting good overall progress in reducing this budget load.

The UST 10yr yield is lower at 2.63% and back to where it was at the end of January. Their 2-10 curve is just on +17 bps. The Australian Govt. 10yr yield is at 2.10% and holding at its new lower levels. The China Govt. 10yr yield will open this week at 3.15%, while the New Zealand Govt. 10yr yield is at 2.11% and a new all-time record low.

In fact, local wholesale swap rates fell sharply again on Friday and every duration out to seven years is also at new all-time record lows. We are being infected by an assumption that our OCR is more likely to follow the RBA down.

Gold is up +US$4 at US$1,314/oz.

US oil prices are unchanged at just under US$53/bbl while the Brent benchmark is just over US$62/bbl.

The Kiwi dollar is starting the week little changed in offshore markets at 67.4 USc. On the cross rates we are at 95.1 AUc, and at 59.6 euro cents. That leaves the TWI-5 at 71.9, about where it has been for a few days.

Bitcoin is up +7.5% to US$3,611 and taking it back over NZ$5,000 for the first time in two weeks. This rate is charted in the exchange rate set below.

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          Border funding talks have stalled. Is shutdown part 2 imminent?      Cache   Translate Page      
Border security negotiations have stalled, and a government shutdown now looms as a real possibility. NBC News' Kelly O'Donnell and Rep. Katie Hill, join Alex Witt to discuss.
          Border talks at impasse as shutdown looms again      Cache   Translate Page      
Bipartisan talks aimed at resolving the border wall dispute and averting a government shutdown on Saturday NZT have broken down and are at an impasse, lawmakers and others familiar with the situation said."I think the talks are...
          Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar Launches 2020 Presidential Bid       Cache   Translate Page      
Updated at 3:37 p.m. ET Minnesota Democratic Sen. Amy Klobuchar announced she's running for president on Sunday afternoon, joining a crowded and historically diverse field of candidates seeking to defeat President Trump. She is the fifth Democratic senator to launch a White House bid, with others still contemplating joining a primary field that has grown to 11 candidates. "We are tired of the shutdowns and the showdowns, of the gridlock and the grandstanding," said Klobuchar during a snowy, cold outdoor event in a park in Minneapolis. "Our nation must be governed not by chaos but by opportunity." "It is time to organize, time to galvanize, time to take back our democracy," said Klobuchar, who called for getting money out of politics strengthening voting rights, combating global warming and making healthcare more affordable. Indirectly addressing President Trump, Klobuchar said, "stop the fear-mongering and stop the hate." The 58-year-old Klobuchar was elected to the Senate in 2006 —
          Border Security Funding Talks Stalled, Government Shutdown Looms       Cache   Translate Page      
If an agreement isn't reached by Friday at midnight, the government could partially shut down again, just three weeks after the end of a 35-day partial government shutdown.
          Verhandlungen im Streit um Trumps Mauer stocken      Cache   Translate Page      
Washington (dpa) - Im Streit um die Finanzierung einer von US-Präsident Donald Trump geforderten Mauer an der Grenze zu Mexiko wachsen die Sorgen vor einem erneuten «Shutdown» in den USA. Trumps amtierender Stabschef Mick Mulvaney sagte dem Sender NBC am Sonntag, er könne einen erneuten Stillstand ...
          Trump: Dems ‘Want A Gov’t Shutdown’ To Pivot From Their ‘Very Bad Week’      Cache   Translate Page      
'I actually believe they want a Shutdown. They want a new subject!' says president.
          US-Politik - Die Uhr tickt, Trump besteht auf seiner Mauer: Den USA droht der nächste „Shutdown“      Cache   Translate Page      
Vor gut zwei Wochen endete der längste „Shutdown“ in der US-Geschichte mit einer Frist, um eine Lösung im Haushaltsstreit zu finden. Die Uhr tickt – und ein Kompromiss ist nicht in Sicht. Droht schon in dieser Woche eine Neuauflage des „Shutdowns“?
          Congressional talks to avert shutdown stall over detention policies - Reuters      Cache   Translate Page      
  1. Congressional talks to avert shutdown stall over detention policies  Reuters
  2. Congress at an impasse as a new government shutdown looms  CNBC
  3. View full coverage on Google News

          Talks collapse on border deal as U.S. government shutdown looms      Cache   Translate Page      
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          Border security funding talks stalled, government shutdown looms      Cache   Translate Page      
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          Shutdown Deadline Looms as Wall Negotiations Hit a Snag      Cache   Translate Page      
WASHINGTON (AP) — As negotiations over a border security hit a snag, the White House on Sunday would not rule out another federal government shutdown even as it signaled a willingness to obtain funding for President Donald Trump’s proposed wall by other means. Acting White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney, in appearances on NBC’s “Meet the Press” and “Fox News Sunday,” said “you absolutely cannot” eliminate the possibility of another shutdown on Friday if a deal is not reached […]
          La Maison Blanche n’écarte pas l’éventualité d’un nouveau « shutdown »      Cache   Translate Page      
Cette option est toujours sur la table, a averti le secrétaire général de la Maison Blanche, si aucun accord n’était trouvé d’ici le 15 février avec les démocrates sur le financement du mur à la frontière avec le Mexique.
          Border security talks hit stalemate      Cache   Translate Page      

Border security negotiations, for days considered on the path to a weekend agreement, have not progressed, and members on both sides have started to discuss whether backstop alternatives to prevent another government shutdown are necessary, three sources involved told CNN.


          APG 361 – Setting the Tone      Cache   Translate Page      

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          Elizabeth Warren hits US campaign trail amid questions over whether she can shrug off 'Pocahontas' row      Cache   Translate Page      

Elizabeth Warren hits US campaign trail amid questions over whether she can shrug off 'Pocahontas' rowElizabeth Warren, the 2020 Democratic presidential candidate, hit the campaign trail for the first time on Sunday hoping to shake off criticisms of her questionable past claim to Native American heritage that could undermine her White House bid. The Massachusetts senator, regarded as a top tier contender for the nomination but facing an increasingly crowded Democratic field, immediately took aim at Donald Trump, who she said could be in jail come election day. "By the time we get to 2020, Donald Trump may not even be president," Ms Warren said. "In fact, he may not even be a free person." Ms Warren, 69, travelled to the critical electoral state of Iowa less than 24 hours after officially launching her candidacy. In Cedar Rapids, she spoke of rebuilding the middle class through economic equality and challenging corporate wrongdoing. "I want to be clear on this. I’m not taking one thin dime of PAC money. I’m not taking one thin dime of federal lobbyist money. And I’m not going out kissing up to a bunch of billionaires hoping they’ll fund a super PAC for me," she said. Despite her unquestionable popularity within her party, the progressive democrat has been dogged by accusations that early in her career she misrepresented her heritage as Native American to take advantage of affirmative action. Ms Warren has denied such an intention. With a crowded and talented field vying for the nomination - to which Senator Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota was also expected to officially join late on Sunday - the issue could be too big a hurdle for her to overcome. Speaking on CNN, Liz Cheney, a Republican member of congress, said: "The notion that anybody of any political party would pretend that they were a member of a tribe or pretend they were Native American and would do it as she seems to have done it in order to get benefits, that is, in my view, the disgrace." Last week Ms Warren apologised after the Washington Post unearthed her handwritten registration for the State Bar of Texas on which she identified as "American Indian". “I can’t go back,” she told the newspaper. “But I am sorry for furthering confusion on tribal sovereignty and tribal citizenship and harm that resulted.”  Last year she released the results of a DNA test which did indeed showed distant Native American lineage, six to 10 generations ago. But proof of that tenuous link did nothing to dampen the flames. Just as Mr Trump latched on to Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server in the 2016 race, he has zoned in on Ms Warren's assertion that she descends from the Cherokee nation, repeatedly calling her Pocahontas.  On Saturday, he was widely criticised for a tweet in which he jokingly referenced the Trail of Tears, the forced relocation of Native Americans from their ancestral homeland to reservations in the 1800s. Thousands died of exposure, disease and starvation on the journey. Shortly after Ms Warren declared, he wrote: "Will she run as our first Native American presidential candidate, or has she decided that after 32 years, this is not playing so well anymore? See you on the campaign TRAIL, Liz!" On Monday the president will travel to El Paso in Texas where he will hold his first rally of the year, as Beto O'Rourke, another potential presidential contender, joins an anti wall march less than a mile away. On Sunday it emerged that talks to over border security funding have stalled, with Mr Trump's chief of staff, Mick Mulvaney, saying he "absolutely cannot" rule out another government shutdown.  With Friday's deadline fast approaching, Democrats want to place a limit on the number of beds at detention facilities as a way to stop overly aggressive arrests by ICE, the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency. Mr Trump tweeted: "I don't think the Dems on the Border Committee are being allowed by their leaders to make a deal. They are offering very little money for the desperately needed Border Wall and now, out of the blue, want a cap on convicted violent felons to be held in detention."



           Comment on Shutdown Nutanix by satta mataka       Cache   Translate Page      
A fascinating discussion is definitely worth comment. I do think that you ought to write more about this issue, it might not be a taboo subject but generally people do not speak about these topics. To the next! Kind regards!!
          White House chief of staff can%26#x27;t rule out another shutdown in 5 days      Cache   Translate Page      
White House chief of staff can%26#x27;t rule out another shutdown in 5 days
          US Facing Friday Deadline to Avert New Government Shutdown      Cache   Translate Page      
The U.S. government is facing a Friday deadline for funding about a quarter of its operations, struggling to avert another shutdown after a record 35-day closure was ended last month. Construction money for a barrier at the U.S. southern border with Mexico remains at the center of the dispute, with President Donald Trump asking for ...

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          Windows: Programar apagado o reinicio PowerShell      Cache   Translate Page      
En este post veremos como programar un apagado o un reinicio automático desde PowerShell, en una sola línea. Windows: Programar apagado o reinicio sin PowerShell En el siguiente post: Windows: Programar apagado o reinicio automático (SYSADMIT.com) Podemos ver una guía para programar el apagado o reinicio automático  con una tarea programada y el comando shutdown. La tarea
          Cheney: 'I certainly hope' govt won't shut down      Cache   Translate Page      
Rep. Liz Cheney tells Jake Tapper that she hopes the government won't shutdown and that Democrats and Republicans can come to a bipartisan agreement to secure the border.

          Murphy: Green New Deal is 'absolutely realistic'      Cache   Translate Page      
Jake Tapper interviews member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and Connecticut Senator Chris Murphy on the political crisis in Virginia, the impending government shutdown and the Green New Deal.

          Cheney warns: U.S. can't get 'fooled' in Syria      Cache   Translate Page      
Rep. Liz Cheney discusses the looming government shutdown and talks with Democrats over a compromise to fund President Trump's border wall, his plans to pull troops out of Syria and his tweet on Elizabeth Warren's campaign for President.

          Shutdown Deadline Looms as Border Wall Negotiations Hit Snag      Cache   Translate Page      
Bargainers clashed Sunday over whether to limit the number of migrants authorities can detain, tossing a new hurdle before negotiators hoping to strike a border security compromise for Congress to pass this coming week. The White House wouldn’t rule out a renewed partial government shutdown if an agreement isn’t reached. With the Friday deadline approaching, the two sides remained separated by hundreds of millions of dollars over how much to spend to construct President Donald Trump’s promised border wall. But […]
          Les Etats-Unis pourraient connaître un nouveau "shutdown"      Cache   Translate Page      
La Maison Blanche n'a pas écarté dimanche l'éventualité d'un nouveau "shutdown" si aucun accord n'était trouvé d'ici le 15 février avec les démocrates sur le financement du mur que le président républicain Donald Trump souhaite ériger à la frontière ...
          NEW SHUTDOWN THREAT      Cache   Translate Page      

NEW SHUTDOWN THREAT


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          Congressional talks to avert shutdown stall over detention policies...      Cache   Translate Page      

Congressional talks to avert shutdown stall over detention policies...


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          SHOW OF FORCE: 100 police vehicles line 1-mile stretch of border...      Cache   Translate Page      

SHOW OF FORCE: 100 police vehicles line 1-mile stretch of border...


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          Border Security Negotiations in Congress Break Down as Another Shutdown Looms Friday      Cache   Translate Page      

Looks like we’re back at impasse as new questions are emerging over whether congressional negotiators will be able to seal a deal to prevent another government shutdown by the Friday deadline. There was optimism that negotiations on border security would make progress over the weekend to finalize a deal by Monday so lawmakers could vote and prevent yet another government shutdown. But Democrats and Republicans appear to be at an impasse and now aides on both sides are debating whether they need to be considering backstop alternatives to at least temporarily avert a shutdown. Senate Appropriations Chairman Richard Shelby didn’t sound too optimistic Sunday ash he acknowledged talks had stalled. “I’ll say 50/50 we’ll get a deal,” Shelby said on Fox News Sunday. Shelby said that while “we’re hoping we can get there,” he was “not confident” a deal could be reached through the weekend.

Shelby pointed the finger at Democrats for the stalled talks, saying they wanted to put a cap on the number of beds at immigration detention centers. Although negotiators appear to have come close to agreeing on the amount of funding for a border wall, Democrats are reportedly saying they will only agree to more money for the barrier if there is a cap on beds, which Republicans are resisting. “Time is ticking away but we got some problems with the Democrats dealing with ICE,” he said, referring to Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

Sen. Jon Tester, a Democrat who is one of the key negotiators, sounded a bit more optimistic, saying that while a deal can’t be announced yet, “negotiations are still going on.’ Tester told Fox News Sunday that he has “confidence that hopefully we will get something done very soon.” Meanwhile, White House acting chief of staff Mick Mulvaney made sure to emphasize that a shutdown was still most definitely a possibility. “The government shutdown is technically still on the table,” Mulvaney said on Fox News Sunday. “We do not want it to come to that but that option is still open to the president and will remain so.” Speaking on NBC’s Meet the Press, Mulvaney said President Donald Trump may not have a choice. “Let’s say the hardcore, left wing of the Democrat Party prevails in this negotiation and they put a bill on the president’s desk with, say, zero money for the wall, or $800 million, an absurdly low number. How does he sign that?” Mulvaney said.

President Donald Trump weighed in on the stalled negotiations Sunday, sending out a pair of tweets in which he unsurprisingly pointed the finger at Democrats, who are “offering very little money” for the wall. Trump blamed the Democratic leadership, saying that they were making it difficult for negotiators to make a deal. The president speculated that Democrats may want to shut down the government to take attention away from other issues. “It was a very bad week for the Democrats, with the GREAT economic numbers, The Virginia disaster and the State of the Union address” Trump wrote. “Now, with the terrible offers being made by them to the Border Committee, I actually believe they want a Shutdown. They want a new subject!”


          With clock ticking on another potential government shutdown, Trump blames Democrats      Cache   Translate Page      

Amid contentious talks on border security, President Trump sought Sunday to preemptively cast blame on Democrats if an impasse over his demand for a border wall leads to a second partial government shutdown this week.

Stopgap funding for about one-third of the government is due to expire at midnight...


          Witte Huis sluit nieuwe shutdown niet uit als geen akkoord bereikt wordt over grensmuur      Cache   Translate Page      

In de Verenigde Staten sluit het Witte Huis een nieuwe shutdown niet uit als Democraten en Republikeinen tegen 15 februari geen akkoord bereiken over de financiering van een muur aan de grens van Mexico. “Een nieuwe shutdown ligt theoretisch nog steeds op tafel”, zegt de stafchef van het Witte Huis, Mick Mulvaney.


          Another US government shutdown deadline looms      Cache   Translate Page      

The White House has not ruled out another federal government shutdown even if it finds money for Trump's border wall elsewhere.
          Frank Amedia Prophesies: February, March Will Be Months of Chaos for Trump      Cache   Translate Page      

President Trump's border wall and our government's shutdown still dominate the news. While leftists bash Trump and his agenda, pastor and prophet Frank Amedia says building walls around our nation's borders is completely biblical. And in the same way, open borders are actually unspiritual. Indeed, Franks calls opening the borders a globalization tactic meant to lead to a one-world government.

While at first glance, globalization looks compassionate—as it aims to allow other nations to have what we have—it also carries a serious danger. Not only does it lend itself to a powerful elite that controls the common people with money and power, but it also sets the stage for the Antichrist.

With all these spiritual factors at play, it's no wonder leftist politicians and media are doing all they can to strip Trump of his authority. Frank says this is just the beginning of the chaos he prophesied for the beginning of 2019, and unfortunately, it's just going to get worse.

"It appears now that whatever is coming out of [Robert] Mueller is going to come in February and March," Frank says. "We may well see an impeachment process begin in March or sooner. But God is going to prevail, and what they have intended for bad, God will make good—not because Trump is or is not a Christian. That's between him and God. But it's because this anointing is upon this man to stop and resist and break all of these forces that have been against this nation as one nation under God and against the body of Christ."

Today marks the 28th day of the longest government shutdown in U.S. history, revealing the intense gridlock our nation is facing over President Donald Trump's border wall. Several previous presidents have promised to build walls, and even more—including Obama—called illegal immigration a huge issue and promised to deal with it. And yet because Trump is actually trying to make this promise a reality, the left has attacked him and done everything they can to hinder his agenda.

But in the midst of this political chaos, Christians must ask, "Where is God in all of this?" Frank was one of the first people I heard prophesy that Trump would become president. Of course, that prophecy came to pass, so I asked him if he had a word for what's going on right now with the border wall. He told me that this situation is more than merely a government gridlock between Trump, Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi.

"It's a deadlock," Frank says. "It's a spiritual stronghold that God wants to break, that this man has an assignment to break—albeit whether he knows it or not. But he has the tenacity, the perseverance, the strong will and the stubborn ability to stand against all odds and say, 'I will not bend.'"

If America loses its national authority, it could lead us closer to anarchy. And part of maintaining that authority is building a wall, which Frank says is actually much more biblical than many American Christians realize.

"Walls are very scripturally based," Frank says. "And we have seen so much banter and talk that have been either from ignorance or actually just deceit about walls. We know Speaker Pelosi said walls are immoral. ... But we find from the beginning of recordation, of testimony of the Word of God, ... walls are dealt with. Walls define borders. Walls define tribes. Walls define the fate of the people within those walls."

Frank points to Nehemiah as an example of biblical reasons to build a strong wall.

"Throughout the time [Nehemiah was building the wall], he was ridiculed, he was harassed, he was threatened," Frank says. "But that wall was extremely important to God. He gave that assignment. Why? Because defined within those walls was a nation. And a nation is a sovereign entity before God."

I agree with Frank and am grateful he is sounding the alarm so Christians can pray. In fact, his ministry, POTUS Shield, offers regular intercessory prayer for our president and nation. You can visit potusshield.org for more information and text "potusshield" to the number 313131 to receive text alerts and prayer updates. If you ever want to unsubscribe, just text "stop" to the same number.

To learn more about how God has been using Trump to fulfill His agenda for the U.S., check out my latest book, Trump Aftershock. In it, I offer journalistic evidence of Trump's accomplishments from a Christian perspective. You can buy your own copy at trumpaftershock.com, amazon.com or anywhere books are sold.

Listen to my podcast below to hear more of Frank's spiritual insights into serious issues our nation is facing, including immigration reform, DACA and more. And share this article with a friend to get them praying too!


          Neuer «Shutdown»?: Verhandlungen im Streit um Trumps Mauer stocken      Cache   Translate Page      
Vor gut zwei Wochen endete der längste «Shutdown» in der US-Geschichte mit einer Frist, um eine Lösung im Haushaltsstreit zu finden. Die Uhr tickt - und ein Kompromiss ist nicht in Sicht. Droht schon in dieser Woche eine Neuauflage des «Shutdowns»?
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Twitter Schools Donald Trump Jr. After He Rips Ocasio-Cortez's Green New Deal As 'Socialism'
Trump campaign paid legal fees to firm representing Jared Kushner
Dingell's farewell message to America includes dig at Trump
Trump Cheers The Faithful For 'Abolition Of Civil Rights’ And Twitter Shakes Its Head

Fox News' Chris Wallace Rips Republicans Outraged By Democratic Investigations

          EUA podem ter novo ‘shutdown’      Cache   Translate Page      

Republicanos e democratas ainda não chegaram a um acordo orçamentário sobre a verba para a construção de um muro na fronteira dos Estados Unidos com o México.

Mick Mulvaney, chefe de gabinete interino da...

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          Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar announces 2020 presidential campaign: 'enough is enough'      Cache   Translate Page      
Sen. Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota announced Sunday that she is running for the Democratic nomination for president in 2020. "We are tired of the shutdowns and the showdowns, of...
           La Maison Blanche n'écarte pas l'éventualité d'un nouveau "shutdown"       Cache   Translate Page      
19:28 Pour Donald Trump, le "shutdown" est toujours une option. tant qu'un accord n'est pas trouvé sur le financement du mur à la frontière du Mexique.
          Meadows says Trump will build border wall "one way or another"      Cache   Translate Page      
Rep. Mark Meadows, R-North Carolina, joins Margaret Brennan to talk about ongoing negotiations to prevent a government shutdown and fund border security.
          Another US government shutdown deadline looms      Cache   Translate Page      
The White House has not ruled out another federal government shutdown even if it finds money for Trump's border wall elsewhere.
          US shutdown talks stall ahead of deadline      Cache   Translate Page      
Members of Congress had targeted agreement by Monday to be sure of hitting Friday's deadline.
          Border-Security Funding Negotiations Stall as Shutdown Looms      Cache   Translate Page      
Negotiations over a bipartisan deal for border-security funding have broken down, aides familiar with the talks and other officials said Sunday, increasing the likelihood of another government shutdown at the end of the week. ... The talks this weekend snagged over the issue of how many detention beds would be provided at the border for housing people detained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials. Democrats have been seeking to limit the number of ICE detention beds in exchange for meeting GOP demands to build more physical barriers along the border. Republicans, however, wanted exceptions to the limits. Democrats had proposed...
          White House won't rule out another shutdown      Cache   Translate Page      
The White House said Sunday it cannot rule out another government shutdown as it gets mixed signals from Democrats and Republicans racing a Friday deadline to fund President Trump’s border-wall demands and keep federal operations humming. White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney said proposed funding is all over the map and that Democrats’ are pushing to cap the number of detainee beds for people who cross into the U.S. illegally, causing talks to stall. “The government shutdown is still on the table. We do not want it to come to that, but that option is still open to the...
          Border talks at impasse as shutdown looms Friday, officials say      Cache   Translate Page      
Lawmakers and Trump face Feb. 15 deadline when portions of the federal government will begin to shut down
          Casa Branca não exclui novo ‘shutdown’ da administração federal      Cache   Translate Page      

O chefe do gabinete interino da Casa Branca, Mick Mulvaney, não excluiu hoje um novo encerramento da administração federal (‘shutdown’) a partir de 15 de fevereiro, data limite para a obtenção de um acordo sobre financiamentos no Congresso. A próxima sexta-feira foi apontada como data limite para que um comité bipartidário do Congresso dos EUA […]

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          DAX Studio 2.8.0 Released      Cache   Translate Page      

Originally posted on: http://tostringtheory.com/archive/2019/01/22/dax-studio-2.8.0-released.aspx

So it’s been a little while coming, but the 2.8.0 release of DAX Studio is now available at https://daxstudio.org 

It contains a host of new features as well as a lot of stability improvements. Below is a copy of the release notes.

New Features:

  • Filter Dump Measure – right-clicking a table in the metadata pane can generate a measure that returns a string describing the active filter context in a table or in all the tables. The DAX measure generated should be copied in a Tabular model to display the filter context in a report tooltip for debugging purposes.
  • Define All Measures – right-clicking a table in the metadata pane can generate the definition of all the measures defined in a table or in all the tables.
  • Parameter UI - if your query contains @parameters you will be prompted for the parameter values
  • Auto-Save - if DAX Studio was not shutdown cleanly it will offer to recover the files that were open
  • Goto Line - ctrl+G lets you jump to a specified line number
  • Updated Data Provider libraries for connecting to Azure AS, PowerBI.com and Power BI Desktop
  • Support for Power BI Aggregation events in ServerTimings and AllQueries traces
  • Digitally Signed - the installer, Excel Addin and Standalone executable are all now digitally signed
  • Option to zoom results grid with query text (useful for when presenting)
  • Optimized tracing of Direct Query for newer engine sources (which now support filtering these trace events by session id)
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          Mick Mulvaney Discusses Possible Shutdown and Border Security Negotiations…      Cache   Translate Page      
Acting White House chief-of-staff Mick Mulvaney appears on Fox News to discuss the ongoing political efforts of the resistance movement, Nancy Pelosi’s faux-negotiation strategy, and the larger objective to secure the southern border. In the distant background, President Trump is … Continue reading
          Shutdown deadline looms as wall negotiations hit a snag      Cache   Translate Page      

WASHINGTON (AP) — As negotiations over a border security hit a snag, the White House on Sunday would not rule out another federal government shutdown even as it signaled a willingness to obtain funding for President Donald Trump's proposed wall by other means.

Acting White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney, in appearances on NBC's "Meet the Press" and "Fox News Sunday," said "you absolutely cannot" eliminate the possibility of another shutdown on Friday if a deal is not reached over the wall. The White House had asked for $5.7 billion, a figure rejected by the Democratic-controlled House of Representatives, and the mood among bargainers has soured, according to people familiar with the negotiations not authorized to speak publicly about private talks.

"You cannot take a shutdown off the table, and you cannot take $5.7 off the table," Mulvaney told NBC, "but if you end up someplace in the middle, yeah, then what you probably see is the president say, 'Yeah, OK, and I'll go find the money someplace else.'"

A congressional deal seemed to stall even after Mulvaney convened a bipartisan group of lawmakers at Camp David on Friday. While the two sides seemed close to clinching a deal late last week, significant gaps remained and momentum appears to have slowed.

The White House and many Republicans want to push the amount that would be spent for building physical barriers to $2 billion or higher. Democrats have said they will keep that figure below $2 billion, with some saying they support perhaps half that. In addition, Democrats are pushing to reduce the number of apprehended migrants detained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement, a federal agency. Republicans are resisting.

"I think talks are stalled right now," Sen. Richard Shelby, R-Ala., said Sunday on Fox. "I'm not confident we're going to get there."

Sen. Jon Tester, D-Mont., who appeared on the same program, agreed that "We are not to the point where we can announce a deal."

But Mulvaney did signal that the White House would prefer not to have a repeat of the last shutdown, which stretched more than a month, left more than 800,000 government workers without paychecks, forced a postponement of the State of the Union address and sent Trump's poll numbers tumbling.

As support in his own party began to splinter, Trump surrendered after the shutdown hit 35 days without getting money for the wall.

"The president is going to build the wall. That's our attitude at this point," Mulvaney told Fox. "We'll take as much money as you can give us, and we'll go find the money somewhere else, legally, and build that wall on the southern border, with or without Congress."

The president's supporters have suggested there are executive powers that Trump could use to divert money from the federal budget for wall construction, though it was unclear if they would face challenges in Congress or the courts. One provision of the law lets the Defense Department provide support for counterdrug activities.

But declaring a national emergency remained an option, Mulvaney said, even though many in the administration have cooled on the prospect. A number of powerful Republicans, including Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., have also warned against the move, believing it usurps power from Congress and could set a precedent for a future Democratic president to declare an emergency for a liberal political cause.

"This is not the case of what the president not getting what he wants, so he goes off and declares a national emergency and gets the money he wants," said Mulvaney, who defended Trump's right to do so. "Face it, the president doesn't really want to do it. He would prefer legislation, because it's the right way to go."

As most budget disputes go, differences over hundreds of millions of dollars are usually imperceptible and easily solved. But this battle more than most is driven by political symbolism — whether Trump will be able to claim he delivered on his long-running pledge to "build the wall" or newly empowered congressional Democrats' ability to thwart him.

Predictably each side blamed the other for the stall in negotiations.

"We were, you know, progressing well," Rep. Tom Graves, R-Ga., said Sunday on ABC's "This Week." ''I thought we were tracking pretty good over the last week. And it just seems over the last 24 hours or so the goalposts have been moving from the Democrats."

House Budget Committee Chairman John Yamuth, D-Ky., countered by telling the same show, "the numbers are all over the place."

"I think the big problem here is this has become pretty much an ego negotiation," Yarmouth added. "And this really isn't over substance."

In a battle that's also largely over semantics, Democrats have said they won't pay for a "wall." But they are open to financing other types of barriers, such as vertical steel slats called bollards, barriers atop levies and vehicle barriers.


          US Corporate Governance: Turning Up the Heat      Cache   Translate Page      
Posted by Marc S. Gerber, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, on Sunday, February 10, 2019 Editor's Note: Marc S. Gerber is a partner at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP. This post is based on a Skadden memorandum by Mr. Gerber. Related research from the Program on Corporate Governance includes Socially Responsible Firms by Alan Ferrell, Hao Liang, and Luc Renneboog (discussed on the Forum here). U.S. public companies face a wide array of challenges, from greater market volatility and increasing economic and geopolitical uncertainty to disruptive technologies, artificial intelligence, social media and cybersecurity incidents The new year also began with a shutdown of the federal government and a divided government, reflecting deep societal schisms on numerous and varied questions that may impact the environment in which companies and boards operate. Public companies face traditional challenges regarding long-term financial…
          With clock ticking on another potential government shutdown, Trump blames Democrats      Cache   Translate Page      

Amid contentious talks on border security, President Trump sought Sunday to preemptively cast blame on Democrats if an impasse over his demand for a border wall leads to a second partial government shutdown this week.

Stopgap funding for about one-third of the government is due to expire at midnight...


          Border security talks have not progressed through weekend, growing concern deal won't come together      Cache   Translate Page      
Border security negotiations, for days considered on the path to a weekend agreement, have not progressed, and members on both sides have started to discuss whether backstop alternatives to prevent another government shutdown are necessary, three sources involved told CNN.

          As clock ticks, new hurdle emerges in border security talks      Cache   Translate Page      
Bargainers clashed Sunday over whether to limit the number of migrants authorities can detain, tossing a new hurdle before negotiators hoping to strike a border security compromise for Congress to pass this coming week. The White House wouldn't rule out a renewed partial government shutdown if an agreement isn't reached.
          Trump’s HUD appointee moving into NYCHA after shutdown delay      Cache   Translate Page      
President Trump’s party-planner-turned-housing honcho will experience how the other half lives when she moves into NYCHA for a month starting Monday. US Housing and Urban Development Regional Director Lynne Patton told radio host John Catsimatidis she’s decamping her ritzy Trump Tower apartment to live in the city’s crumbling public housing system. “I am moving into...
          Border talks stall as another shutdown looms      Cache   Translate Page      
The president, congressional negotiators and other lawmakers are sending conflicting signals about whether a deal to fund border security and avoid another government shutdown is possible before a Friday deadline.The Senate’s top Republican...
          Streit um Trumps Mauer: Republikaner drohen mit neuem "Shutdown"      Cache   Translate Page      
Auch zwei Wochen nach Ende des längsten Stillstand der US-Geschichte ist keine Lösung im Haushaltsstreit in Sicht. Die Frist für einen Kompromiss endet bald, der Ton wird schärfer.
          With clock ticking on another potential government shutdown, Trump blames Democrats      Cache   Translate Page      

Amid contentious talks on border security, President Trump sought Sunday to preemptively cast blame on Democrats if an impasse over his demand for a border wall leads to a second partial government shutdown this week.

Stopgap funding for about one-third of the government is due to expire at midnight...


          White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney won't rule out possibility of another shutdown - AOL      Cache   Translate Page      
  1. White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney won't rule out possibility of another shutdown  AOL
  2. Talks Over Border Security Break Down, Imperiling Effort to Prevent Shutdown  The New York Times
  3. Border talks at impasse as shutdown looms Friday, officials say  The Washington Post
  4. Border security talks have not progressed through weekend, growing concern deal won't come together  CNN
  5. Mick Mulvaney: 'Absolutely Cannot' Rule Out Another Government Shutdown  HuffPost
  6. View full coverage on Google News

          Key GOP senator: Border wall talks are stalled      Cache   Translate Page      
Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Richard Shelby (R-Ala.), a key negotiator on President Trump’s demand for a border wall, said on Sunday that congressional talks are stalled, raising the prospect of another government shutdown at week’s end...
          Dems Border Proposal "Making This Entire Country A Sanctuary" For Illegals      Cache   Translate Page      

Authored by Sara Carter,

Negotiations over securing and building a border wall have reached an impasse Sunday as bipartisan talks are failing and both sides are edging closer to a government shutdown this Friday. Further, Democrats are pushing to weaken Immigration and Customs Enforcement, proposing drastic limitations on beds and weakening the agencies effectiveness to  hold criminal illegal immigrants, said Tom Homan, former ICE Director.

Border Patrol agents apprehend illegal immigrants in the Rio Grande Valley sector, 2014.McAllen, Texas. (Photo: Sara Carter)

He told SaraACarter.com Sunday that the proposal is a serious security issue that is unacceptable.

“The Dems proposal will result in tens of thousands of criminal aliens and other illegal aliens that are currently detained pending a court hearing or removal to be released into our communities,” said Homan.

He noted the proposals are “making this entire country a sanctuary.”

It will result in “a rush to the border because incoming aliens will know there is no consequence for their actions,” Homan added.

 “As I have said all year, the Dems may not abolish ICE but they will cripple them and make them ineffective by severely harming their operational budget.”

Trump’s Sunday Tweets

President Trump is also showing his frustration. In a slew of Tweets Sunday, the president held Democrats responsible for failures over the past week to come to a resolution. He said the negotiations are failing because Democrats refuse to offer reasonable solutions to proposed legislation.

“Now, with the terrible offers being made by them to the Border Committee, I actually believe they want a Shutdown,” said Trump.

Moreover, the White House is demanding at least $5 billion in funding for a proposed barrier. Federal law enforcement officials have said the wall is necessary to manage resources and national security.

“I don’t think the Dems on the Border Committee are being allowed by their leaders to make a deal,” said Trump.

His sharp jab was at House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. Pelosi, D-CA, who has stated emphatically that she refuses to negotiate any deal that includes a border wall.

“They are offering very little money for the desperately needed Border Wall and now, out of the blue, want a cap on convicted violent felons to he held in detention,” he added.

It was evident when Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Richard C. Shelby, R-Alabama. He told Fox News Sunday, “I think we are stalled right now…I’m not confident we’re going to get there.”

The Numbers

ICE officials noted that 90 percent of asylum seekers easily pass the first step entering the United States. Most illegal immigrants now claim asylum, “credible fear,” citing danger to their lives if they return home, according to reports. However, only 20 percent of the people are actually granted asylum. Unfortunately, by that time, they have disappeared into the fabric of America, never reporting to court.

After they claim credible fear they still need to go through the judicial system. The process is lengthy — longer than ICE can detain immigrants — taking 45 to 60 days to see a judge. By this time, they have already been released.

FACTS ON ILLEGAL FAMILY UNITS AND APPREHENSIONS

  • Fiscal Year 2018 is the highest number of family unit apprehensions on record. More than 40% higher than any previous year on record.

  • The number of family units along the southwest border increased 22% from August to September.

  •  Illegal alien minors or adults traveling with minors are rarely detained or removed but released.  

  • Customs and Border Protection used to primarily apprehend single adults. Currently, CBP has an influx of minors and adults traveling with minors. It is a loophole they use to enter and stay in the country illegally.


          Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar announces 2020 presidential campaign: 'enough is enough'      Cache   Translate Page      
Sen. Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota announced Sunday that she is running for the Democratic nomination for president in 2020. "We are tired of the shutdowns and the showdowns, of...
          Trump Retains Explosive Wildcard in Battle Over Border Security      Cache   Translate Page      
A months-old battle over U.S. border security comes to a climax this week, as Washington faces a Friday deadline to avoid another partial government shutdown. VOA’s Michael Bowman reports overshadowing congressional negotiations is President Donald Trump’s vague, but persistent, threat to declare a national emergency if Congress fails to fund wall construction along the U.S.-Mexico border.
          With clock ticking on another potential government shutdown, Trump blames Democrats      Cache   Translate Page      

Amid contentious talks on border security, President Trump sought Sunday to preemptively cast blame on Democrats if an impasse over his demand for a border wall leads to a second partial government shutdown this week.

Stopgap funding for about one-third of the government is due to expire at midnight...


          Comment on First SLS launch faces more delays by wodun      Cache   Translate Page      
Rest assured, NASA will have crew on board a SpaceX ship when Americans return to the Moon. It is rather funny that after all this time, they choose to blame the shutdown. Can't recall them making that excuse before but maybe they have. What troubles me isn't that this program staggers on through inertia but that the companies involved keep getting business from the government.
           If Mick Mulvaney were president, we could have solved' border funding issue: Top Dem      Cache   Translate Page      
U.S. Reps. John Yarmuth and Tom Graves discuss the ongoing border funding negotiations ahead of the Feb. 15 deadline to avoid another government shutdown.
          Sen. Amy Klobuchar Officially Joins the 2020 Presidential Race      Cache   Translate Page      

Amy Klobuchar has made it official. The third-term senator from Minnesota made the long-awaited announcement Sunday that she is running for president and has become, at least so far, the most prominent Midwestern candidate in the crowded field. With her announcement, Klobuchar becomes the fifth senator who is vying to become commander in chief after Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts, Kamala Harris of California, Cory Booker of New Jersey and Kirsten Gillibrand of New York. When you take into account Rep. Tulsi Gabbard of Hawaii, Klobuchar is now the fifth woman currently serving in Congress to announce her candidacy for president.

“I am running for every parent who wants a better world for their kids. I’m running for every student who wants a good education,” Klobuchar said. “For every senior who wants affordable prescription drugs. For every worker, farmer, dreamer and builder. I am running for every American. I am running for you.”

Considering most of the top Democratic contenders for the White House come from coastal states, Klobuchar is counting on her profile as a more moderate candidate known for “Minnesota nice” politics to help her stand out. That profile as someone who prides herself on being able to “disagree without being disagreeable” is seen as potentially particularly appealing to voters in Iowa. Yet at a time when she is trying to bolster her profile as a friendly and approachable politician, several former staffers have come out to portray her as a brutal boss who has no qualms about mistreating those who work for her. That reputation reportedly led at least three people from withdrawing their names from consideration to lead her campaign.

Klobuchar didn’t directly mention President Donald Trump during her campaign launch, although she did criticize the tendency to conduct “foreign policy by tweet.” And she did make it clear that part of her strategy in her campaign will be to contrast her style with that of the current president. “We are tired of the shutdowns and the showdowns, the gridlock and the grandstanding,” Klobuchar said to the large crowd that gathered despite the freezing weather and persistent snow. “Our nation must be governed not from chaos but from opportunity. Not by wallowing over what’s wrong, but by marching inexorably toward what’s right.”

Klobuchar rose to national prominence last year during the confirmation hearing of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh. Klobuchar asked Kavanaugh whether he ever had so much to drink that he couldn’t remember what happened. “Have you?” Kavanaugh asked Klobuchar. Kavanaugh later apologized. Yet despite that moment that made national headlines, Klobuchar remains largely unknown to voters and she has a lot of work ahead if she hopes to catch up to some of her better-known primary rivals. Some have also questioned whether her profile as a moderate, bipartisan dealmaker can really excite the Democratic base at a time when the progressive wing of the party seems particularly energized.


          Trump wants to make 2020 about 'socialism'? Please proceed.      Cache   Translate Page      

Individual 1 and his party appear to have settled on a new theme for the upcoming 2020 elections. In keeping with Trumpian tradition, they have to come up with another boogeyman out there in the ether with which to scare the American people. In the State of the Union Address, the one he had to deliver on Nancy Pelosi’s timetable after his 35-day shutdown tantrum, Trump made a concerted effort to frighten Americans about the looming threat posed by … socialism?

The Man Who Lost the Popular Vote began this effort by talking about the crisis in Venezuela, a country that is currently collapsing thanks to a corrupt, dictatorial regime led by socialist Nicholas Maduro. Venezuela is a disaster, its people are suffering terribly, and the U.S., along with numerous other democracies, has recognized as the rightful president the country’s opposition leader Juan Guaido, head of the National Assembly. In his speech, Trump used Venezuela to pivot toward domestic politics and trotted out some potential 2020 campaign rhetoric:

Here in the United States, we are alarmed by new calls to adopt socialism in our country … Tonight, we resolve that America will never be a socialist country.

Let’s get one thing straight: No politician of any kind of stature, not Bernie Sanders, not Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, is calling for America to adopt any kind of actual socialism, let alone Venezuelan-style socialism. But we know that the truth, or the lack thereof, is no bar to a man who has lied upwards of 8,000 times in two years as president.

It is worth noting that the SOTU was far from the first time the Trump White House has brought up the nonexistent menace of American socialism. Last October, Trump’s Council of Economic Advisers produced a report called “The Opportunity Costs of Socialism,” which sought to draw ridiculous parallels between such progressive ideas as “single-payer systems” and “high tax rates” and socialist dictatorships like Venezuela and the Soviet Union. Right! Bernie as Joe Stalin, and AOC as Chairman Mao (look, the names are only one letter different!)


          Streit um Mauer: Den USA droht schon wieder der Shutdown - t-online.de      Cache   Translate Page      
  1. Streit um Mauer: Den USA droht schon wieder der Shutdown  t-online.de
  2. Verhandlungen im Streit um Trumps Mauer stocken - neuer "Shutdown"?  WEB.DE News
  3. Droht ein neuer Shutdown?:Die Uhr für einen Kompromiss tickt  n-tv NACHRICHTEN
  4. Streit um Trumps Mauer: Republikaner drohen mit neuem "Shutdown"  SPIEGEL ONLINE
  5. Trumps Stabschef schließt neuerlichen „Shutdown“ absolut nicht aus  FAZ - Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung
  6. Mehr zum Thema in Google News

          ΗΠΑ: Κοντά σε δεύτερο shutdown -Κατέρρευσαν οι διαπραγματεύσεις στο Κογκρέσο      Cache   Translate Page      

Σε αδιέξοδο βρέθηκαν οι συνομιλίες στο Κονγκρέσο ώστε να αποτραπεί ένα δεύτερο shutdown. Οι δικομματικές [...]

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          Trump Says Democrats Want a Shutdown      Cache   Translate Page      
President Trump blamed Democrats for what lawmakers described as stalled negotiations on border security funding. Said Trump: “I don’t think the Dems on the Border Committee are being allowed by their leaders to make a deal. They are offering very little money for the desperately needed Border Wall & now, out of the blue, want a […]
          Border Talks at Impasse as Shutdown Looms      Cache   Translate Page      
“Bipartisan talks aimed at resolving the border wall dispute and averting a government shutdown Friday have broken down and are at an impasse,” the Washington Post reports. “Lawmakers had been trading offers, trying to finalize how much money could go to barriers along the border as President Trump demands money for his wall. Trump has […]
          La Maison Blanche n’écarte pas l’éventualité d’un nouveau « shutdown »      Cache   Translate Page      
Cette option est toujours sur la table, a averti le secrétaire général de la Maison Blanche, si aucun accord n’était trouvé d’ici le 15 février avec les démocrates sur le financement du mur à la frontière avec le Mexique.
          USA: Echec des négociations visant à éviter un nouveau "shutdown"      Cache   Translate Page      
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Les négociations entre parlementaires républicains et démocrates visant à éviter une nouvelle fermeture de l'administration fédérale américaine sont dans l'impasse en raison de désaccords sur la politique de détention des migrants à la frontière avec le Mexique, a annoncé dimanche un sénateur républicain. "Les discussions sont à l'arrêt", a déclaré Richard Shelby sur Fox News. Aucune autre négociation n'est programmée pour le moment, a-t-on appris de source proche des discussions.
          Sunday's News Links      Cache   Translate Page      
[Bloomberg] Congressional Talks on Border Security Have Broken Down

[Reuters] Talks to avert shutdown 'stall' over immigrant detention policies

[Reuters] Italy's populist leaders pledge to replace central bank's top brass

[Reuters] Mideast Stocks-Saudi slides on weakness in blue-chips, UAE hit by property woes

[Reuters] Financial Stability Board must identify new threats, refine existing rules: chair

[CNBC] Wild price swings may be the new normal for crude oil markets as US, Russia and Saudis vie for influence

[WSJ] Talks Between Administration and Congress on Border-Security Funding Have Broken Down

[WSJ] Fed Official Calls for Revamp in the Way Financial-Sector Threats Are Assessed

[WSJ] California Homeowners Face Higher Prices for a Scarce Commodity: Wildfire Insurance

[FT] Italy’s populist government attacks central bank leaders
          Shutdown deadline looms as wall negotiations hit a snag      Cache   Translate Page      

WASHINGTON >> As negotiations over a border security hit a snag, the White House today would not rule out another federal government shutdown even as it signaled a willingness to obtain funding for President Donald Trump’s proposed wall by other means.


          With clock ticking on another potential government shutdown, Trump blames Democrats      Cache   Translate Page      

Amid contentious talks on border security, President Trump sought Sunday to preemptively cast blame on Democrats if an impasse over his demand for a border wall leads to a second partial government shutdown this week.

Stopgap funding for about one-third of the government is due to expire at midnight...




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