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Schumer Is ‘Increasingly Worried’ Trump Will Shut Down Govt To Stymie Impeachment Probe

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) said on Tuesday that he’s growing concerned President Donald Trump will shut down the government to create a diversion amid the House impeachment investigation. “Look, I believe, left to our own devices, Congress could work out an agreement to quickly fund the government,” Schumer told reporters during a press conference. “But I’m increasingly worried that President Trump may want to shut down the government again because of impeachment, an impeachm...
Tags: News, Congress, Senate, House, Donald Trump, Government Shutdown, Trump, Schumer, Chuck Schumer, Rieger, Chuck Schumer D NY, Cristina Cabrera, Impeachment Inquiry

US Economy Grew At Solid 3.2% Rate In First Quarter, Exceeding Expectations

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. economy grew at a solid 3.2% annual rate in the first three months of the year, a far better outcome than expected, overcoming a host of headwinds including global weakness, rising trade tensions and a partial government shutdown. The advance in the gross domestic product, the broadest measure of economic health, marks an acceleration from a 2.2% gain in the previous October-December period, the Commerce Department reported Friday. However, about half the gain reflec...
Tags: News, Washington, China, US, Economy, Ap, Gdp, Federal Reserve, Donald Trump, Government Shutdown, Solid, Trump, Commerce Department, Mark Zandi, Moody s Analytics, Zandi

Richard Shelby Referred To Mulvaney As ‘Most Dangerous Man’ In Washington

During the weeks of strained debate between parties while the government was shutdown for a month earlier this year, tensions were high and one Republican senator accused acting White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney of continuously derailing negotiations, The New York Times reported. In an article about Mulvaney’s management style — letting President Trump be Trump — the Times reported that Sen. Richard Shelby (R-AL) “complained bitterly” over Mulvaney’s tact for “undoing weeks of bipartis...
Tags: News, Washington, White House, New York Times, Times, Government Shutdown, Trump, Oval Office, Shelby, Richard Shelby, Mick Mulvaney, Sen Patrick Leahy, Trump The Times, Mulvaney, Sen Richard Shelby R AL, Nicole Lafond

‘People are afraid’: Agents worry wall will squeeze the local market

On Friday, Trump declared a national emergency, which he believes will give him access to border wall funding that congress denied him. Agents are worried.
Tags: Politics, Texas, Mexico, International, Radio, Agent, Government Shutdown, Industry News, Trump, Select, Border Wall, President Trump

Possible Second Government Shutdown Looms as Border Negotiations Hit a Snag

'You cannot take a shutdown off the table,' Mick Mulvaney told NBC
Tags: News, Congress, White House, Uncategorized, Government Shutdown, Mick Mulvaney, Onetime

Likely Deal Would Give Trump Fraction of Desired Wall Money

One White House aide said President Trump was expected to back whatever compromise emerges and acknowledged there is no will among congressional Republicans for another shutdown.
Tags: News, White House, Government Shutdown, Trump, Border Wall, President Donald Trump

Gossamer Bio Adds $276M in Second Biotech “Unicorn” IPO of 2019

Gossamer Bio, the San Diego-based biotech founded by former Receptos executives, has raised $276 million in its initial public offering, a total that puts it in a rare class among biotechs that have gone public in recent years.The amount raised surpassed expectations. During the partial federal government shutdown in January, Gossamer announced it would pursue a little-used path to the public markets that required it to fix a share price, which was locked in for 20 days. But shortly thereafter ...
Tags: Startups, Drugs, Ipo, Funding, Trends, Regulators, Asthma, San Diego, SEC, Biotech, Nasdaq, Financing, Government Shutdown, Stock, Investor, Stock Price

Bureau of Land Management moves forward with the sale of sacred land

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is moving forward with the sale of land in the vicinity of New Mexico’s Chaco Culture National Historical Park. The land, which is considered sacred ground by Native Americans in the area, was approved amid heavy criticism from environmentalists and tribal leaders. The land is being purchased to pursue the development of oil and gas, with around 50 parcels of land up for grabs. One of the biggest issues surrounding the sale is that it was approved while the g...
Tags: Design, News, Environment, Oil, Gas, Fracking, National Parks, New Mexico, BLM, Government Shutdown, Bureau of Land Management, Joshua Tree, Bureau of Land Management BLM, Udall, Tom Udall, Chaco

How to Help Joshua Tree National Park After the Shutdown

This week, the U.S. government reopened after 35 days in shutdown limbo. Its effects on our national parks have been devastating, ruining public lands and compromising the livelihood of federal workers everywhere. Luckily, there are a few things you can do to help one park that was hit especially hard.Read more...
Tags: California, Pollution, National Parks, Lifehacks, Government Shutdown, Trash, Joshua

Damage to Joshua Tree during the government shutdown could take centuries to repair

The recent month-long government shutdown may have caused “irreparable” damage to Joshua Tree National Park, according to former superintendent Curt Sauer. During those 34 days, visitors ruined trails, cut down trees and vandalized the park, and when workers returned, they found absolute chaos. “What’s happened to our park in the last 34 days is irreparable for the next 200 to 300 years,” Sauer — who ran the park for seven years — told the Desert Sun. The shutdown reduced ranger supervision, wh...
Tags: Design, News, Environment, Park, National Parks, Smith, Government Shutdown, Environmental Destruction, David Smith, Joshua, Joshua Tree, Joshua Tree National Park, George Land, Sauer, John Lauretig, Friends of Joshua Tree

Trump, Pelosi Remain Far Apart on Border Wall Issue

If there's no deal by 15 February, President Trump has threatened to revive the shutdown or declare a national emergency.
Tags: News, Government Shutdown, Trump, Border Wall, Trump Pelosi Remain Far Apart on Border Wall Issue

These Elephant Seals Are the Only Winners of the Government Shutdown

A northern California beach has been invaded by strange creatures. They awkwardly waddle with their long, slinky noses hung high. About 60 of them have been lounging on the sandy shores of the Point Reyes National Seashore near San Francisco with their mini-mes. These aren’t any ordinary beasts—they’re elephant seals.Read more...
Tags: Science, California, San Francisco, Government Shutdown, Point Reyes National Seashore, All Hail The Seals, Elephant Seal

‘I’m Going to Save Every Dollar I Can.’ Government Workers Are Saving and Looking for Private Industry Jobs to Prepare for Another Shutdown

Government workers say they are worried about the precariousness of their situation
Tags: News, Uncategorized, Government Shutdown, Onetime

Joshua Tree National Park reopens

The government shutdown may be over, but its negative effects will still be felt for some time. The first order of business for park employees returning to work is addressing issues caused by illegal camping, off-roading, littering, and overflowing bathrooms that happened while the park was understaffed during the past 35 days. The situation is particularly dire at Joshua Tree National Park, where a Joshua tree was inexplicably chopped down by visitors. I don't care if you're a Dem...
Tags: Travel, National Parks, Government Shutdown, All, Joshua, Joshua Tree, Joshua Tree National Park, Desert Sun, Ray Roberts, John Lauretig, Friends of Joshua Tree, Curt Sauer

How Labor Can Win the Next Shutdown

The (temporary) end of the government shutdown has been celebrated, understandably, as a victory for working people. But for organized labor, this grim episode should be taken as a lesson on what we need to do differently next time. Read more...
Tags: Politics, Unions, Labor, Power, Lifehacks, Class War, Government Shutdown, How Things Work

'Roma' actor denied visa for Oscars

Getting to the Oscars should be hard because of the talent, dedication, and hard work required to receive a nomination — not because the government won’t give you a visa. For Mexican actor Jorge Antonio Guerrero, however, this is an unfortunate reality. Guerrero plays the role of Fermín in Alfonso Cuarón’s Roma, a Netflix film that has been nominated for 10 Oscars, but he might not be able to attend due to his visa request being denied three times by the US government. Likely making matters...
Tags: Travel, US, Netflix, United States, Alfonso Cuarón, Oscars, Academy Awards, Government Shutdown, Roma, Visa Applications, All, Guerrero, Fermin, Jorge Antonio Guerrero, US visa requirements, El Universal Guerrero

Shutdown Projected to Cause $3B Hit to Economy

A Congressional Budget Office report says the five-week shutdown has slowed growth in the near term but that most of the lost growth "will eventually be recovered."
Tags: News, Government Shutdown, Congressional Budget Office

The Government Shutdown Cost the U.S. $3 Billion, CBO Says

However, the CBO said most of the lost output 'will eventually be recovered'
Tags: News, Uncategorized, Bloomberg, Economy, Government Shutdown, CBO, Onetime

Some National Parks Reopen as Others Prepare for Cleanup Following Chaotic Shutdown

After President Donald Trump agreed to temporarily reopen the government, the National Park Service on Friday announced that some parks that remained closed during the 35-day shutdown would once again open to welcome visitors.Read more...
Tags: Science, Conservation, National Parks, Donald Trump, Government Shutdown, Shutdown, National Park Service, Trump

Some National Parks Open to Visitors After Government Shutdown Ends

The National Park Service said it was working on reopening all of its parks
Tags: News, Uncategorized, Government Shutdown, National Park Service, Onetime

During Shutdown, Trump’s NY Golf Club Fired a Dozen Undocumented Workers, Report Says

As Donald Trump’s government shutdown over a border wall dragged on earlier this month, one of his exclusive golf clubs quietly went about the business of firing undocumented employees, many who had worked there for several years, The Washington Post reported.Read more...
Tags: New York, Science, Washington Post, Immigration, Donald Trump, Government Shutdown, Trump Organization, Golfer In Chief, NY Golf Club

‘I Feel Like a Second-Class Citizen.’ Shutdown Pain Continues for Furloughed Government Contractors Who Don’t Get Back Pay

“I feel like a second class citizen now more than ever"
Tags: News, Uncategorized, Government Shutdown, Onetime

Trump Announces Deal to End Record-Long Shutdown

President Donald Trump says he'll sign legislation shortly to reopen shuttered government departments for three weeks — until Feb. 15.
Tags: News, Donald Trump, Government Shutdown, Trump, President Donald Trump

At least 14,000 IRS workers did not show up to work this week, disobeying Trump's order

Despite Trump's order to to call 26,000 unpaid IRS workers back to work (still without pay, of course), at least 14,000 of them did not show up at the office as of Tuesday, according to The Washington Post. Two House aides, speaking anonymously, say that 9,000 IRS employees "could not be reached" and 5,000 more "claimed a hardship exemption." This, in the same week that La Guardia airport shuttered its flights and other airports are experiencing major delays is just the beginning of the destruct...
Tags: Post, News, Washington Post, United States, House, Kansas City, Government Shutdown, Irs, Trump, LA GUARDIA, The IRS, National Treasury Employees Union, Shannon Ellis, giving Trump the bird, The Washington Post Two House

Here's What to Do If You're Stuck in Flight-Delay Hell

So, you’re one of the thousands of people currently stuck in airport limbo as the FAA grapples with staffing shortages. You’ve watched in dismay as flight boards flip from green to red. You’re tired and just want to get where you need to go. Read more...
Tags: Science, Flight, Tsa, Faa, Government Shutdown, Youre All Going To Be Okay

Airport Disruptions Bring New Urgency to End Gov’t Shutdown

Pressure is building among both parties to reopen agencies immediately and pay hundreds of thousands of beleaguered federal workers while bargainers hunt for a deal.
Tags: News, Government Shutdown

Michael Moore has a message to federal employees: "Don't go to work!"

With 800,000 federal employees either furloughed or expected to work without pay – and expected by Trump to simply ask grocery stores for free food – during the longest government shutdown in US history, Michael Moore has a message to them: "Don't go to work!" “Any sane person – even if they're for the wall – knows this is crazy that we're in month two of this. Nobody should be working without pay.” “This is our country. We are a democracy, we're a free society. If this were any other country...
Tags: Video, News, Russia, US, Turkey, Philippines, Department Of Justice, Government Shutdown, Michael Moore, Trump, Don

Is D.C. Canceling The Bar Exam?

Test takers with disabilities are probably getting screwed here.
Tags: Law, Government Shutdown, Law Schools, Bar Exams, D.C. Bar Exam

Sanders Says White House Wants Shutdown Deal

President Trump has suggested he would support a deal with a "down payment" on a wall along the border. Sanders would not detail how much Trump is looking for.
Tags: News, Government Shutdown, Trump, Sanders, Sanders Says White House