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Trump issues sanctions warning after North Korea missile test

Trump issues sanctions warning after North Korea missile test

Though Democratic leaders have not explicitly said a solution for Dreamers needs to be attached to a government funding measure, several prominent Democratic lawmakers have said they will vote against any funding measure that doesn't include a solution for DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) recipients.

The Democratic leaders, Senator Chuck Schumer of NY and Representative Nancy Pelosi of California, responded to the president's provocations by pulling out of a scheduled White House meeting meant to address the thorny issues that lawmakers are facing as the end of the year approaches. Trump unfurled an array of criticisms about the Democratic leaders, calling them weak on crime, illegal immigration, and military spending-topics that play well to his base and have little to do with the federal budget or tax reform bill that Republicans are trying to pass. I think. We'll see.

Schumer and Pelosi said: "Given that the president doesn't see a deal between Democrats and the White House, we believe the best path forward is to continue negotiating with our Republican counterparts in Congress instead". Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and House Speaker Paul Ryan also reprimanded their Democratic colleagues for not showing up, though it was possible to nearly miss their presence, sitting at far ends of the table.

Top Democrats pull out of White House meeting after Trump tweet
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Two committee Republicans had said they were considering voting against the measure, but were reportedly persuaded after meeting Trump, who is said to want the bill on his desk before year's end.

An undeterred Mr. Trump took to Twitter on Tuesday evening to excoriate the Democrats again by accusing them of jeopardizing national security with shutdown threats. Now in control of all three levers, Republicans would suffer even more from a shutdown, Democrats said.

Mr. Trump, though, said he won't hesitate to blame Democrats for a shutdown.

Watch 2 insane wingsuit flyers land into a moving plane
The duo successfully chased the plane through the air using only their wingsuits, finally landing safely in the back of the plane. Reffet, 33, said: "The conditions were ideal and we were well prepared, but it was still an incredibly hard challenge".

"It never occurred to me that I could just say to President Obama: 'I'm not showing up, ' " McConnell said to reporters minutes after Trump lunched with Senate Republicans on Capitol Hill.

In an earlier statement, the two Democratic leaders said that instead of meeting the president, they meant to negotiate directly with their Republican counterparts in an attempt to avert a government shutdown next month.

"Chuck & Nancy" of course are Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi. But they can't solve them if they're not talking to each other. Come to the White House, said Republican leaders in a statement to Democrats.

Ukraine 'father of deceased' sets off courtroom grenades
Two people were killed when a grieving father of a murder victim detonated two grenades in a courtroom in Ukraine . The explosions happened right after the announcement of a break in the criminal case of the 2016 death of a man.

But Trump has shown a willingness to work with Schumer and Pelosi before.

Democrats also want money for a children's health program that serves over 8 million low-income children. I got elected partially because of the border wall.

The White House said the decision by Democrats not to attend was "disappointing" and criticised their "pettiness" and "political grandstanding". The White House even provided nameplates to make sure it was clear who was refusing to negotiate.

Palestinian farmer shot dead by Israeli settler in Nablus
It was not immediately clear if the Israelis coordinated their hike with the military, as is generally required in the West Bank. The settlers then hid in a nearby cave until the Israeli forces evacuated them, according to the military.