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Senate OKs bill to pay federal employees

Senate OKs bill to pay federal employees

"The House should reject this bill, which won't bring us any closer to a border security solution or resolve the partial government shutdown".

President Trump raised eyebrows on Thursday when he maintained that he had never said Mexico would directly pay for a border wall.

Trump has repeatedly reaffirmed his commitment to funding the border wall since the shutdown began.

President Trump said Friday that the immigration flow along the southern border amounts to an "invasion", calling the situation "far worse" than people understand after returning from a visit to the front-lines in Texas. Trump has since made clear he won't sign anything that doesn't include border wall funding, including short-term bills. Now we have this president that, with a rhetoric of xenophobia and racism, is trying to make people who are not from here believe that there's a crisis.

Oakland A's expect Kyler Murray to declare for 2019 National Football League draft
He helped the Sooners reach the College Football Playoffs where they would lose to the Alabama Crimson Tide in the Orange Bowl. Todd McShay details how much money Murray can make if he went to the Major League Baseball vs. what he will make in the NFL.

He argued that the USA can't solve the problem without a "very substantial barrier" along the border, but offered exaggerations about the effectiveness of border walls and current apprehensions of those crossing illegally.

Democrats say they are ready to put up a fight should the president act on his threats, including taking measures to block attempts to reallocate the money.

On Thursday, Senate Democrats attempted to force a vote in the Senate on the House-passed spending bills, but were blocked by McConnell who accused Democrats of taking part in "political stunts" and described their efforts as little more than pointless "show votes". "Democrats will do everything in their power to stop Trump in 2020".

Of course, this met two immediate obstacles: Trump, who said "I want a guaranteed wall", and Nancy Pelosi, who said, "there will be no wall".

Top US diplomat assails Obama in Mideast policy speech
He also appeared to insult USA troops with a sarcastic comment that they seemed to be allied with terrorists, meaning the YPG. He instead stated in a speech to the Turkish parliament that Bolton had made a "serious mistake" in imposing the condition.

The White House has directed the Army Corps of Engineers to comb through its budget, including $13.9 billion in emergency funds that Congress earmarked past year, to see what money could be diverted to the wall as part of a declaration.

The FBI Agents Association urged the White House and Congress in a petition to fund the FBI and the Justice Department, saying that while agents continue to work without pay, they are operating with limited resources, which is endangering national security. Even some of Trump's fellow Republicans in Congress have signaled worries about such an action. "I don't think he should do that".

An emergency declaration, however, would allow the government to be fully reopened while the judges weigh the case, which could take months. Border Patrol McAllen Station and the Rio Grande.

Buccaneers hiring Bruce Arians as next head coach
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers officially announced the hiring of Bruce Arians as the 12th head coach in franchise history on Tuesday. The Bucs fired Koetter after consecutive 5-11 finishes that dropped his three-year record to 19-29.