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Trump cancels Davos trip over partial govt. shutdown
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12 January, 2019

He suggested that if he can not reach an agreement with House Democrats on funding the border wall, he would declare a national emergency.

Negotiations between Democratic leaders and the president broke down entirely after a meeting at the White House Wednesday, in which Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said Trump "slammed the table" and "just walked out" after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi maintained her position she would not support funding the wall.

Meanwhile, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has made clear that he won't take up any legislation related to the shutdown in the Senate that President Donald Trump won't sign. His demand for the wall funding led to the partial government shutdown.

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.

"Mr. President, Declare a national emergency NOW", tweeted Sen.

On Saturday, the current shutdown will become the longest in modern American history.

"There can be no dispute that the President has manufactured a crisis and is now holding our government hostage-forcing over 800,000 federal workers to go without pay and leaving government agencies unable to plan ahead", Neguse said in a statement.

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Police said they couldn't give further information on where he came from because he wasn't carrying an identity card. Hannover Airport (HAJ) is the ninth-largest airport in Germany, handling 5.8 million passengers in 2017.

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On Thursday, the House and Senate gaveled in for sessions lasting only minutes, with no mention of the work stoppage or any possible resolution.

The Senate on Thursday passed a bill to ensure furloughed federal workers will get back pay as workers carried out demonstrations across the country calling for an end to the shutdown.

"I do hope that my colleagues across the capital come to their senses and stop this ridiculous Trump shutdown". "If they can't do it I will declare a national emergency".

Some see an emergency declaration as a face-saving way out of the spending stalemate that has shuttered parts of the federal government for the last three weeks.

According to the Associated Press, the White House asked the Army Corps of Engineers to examine its budget, including $13.9 billion in emergency funds, to determine how much money it could spend to help build the wall Trump promised his supporters.

The "Morning Joe" host said Graham and the rest of the Republican Party had abdicated their constitutional responsibility by allowing Trump violate the law and gather undemocratic power. Some people worry about the precedent you set on our side.

"I think the House would for sure".

Before the shutdown began, Trump said he would be "proud" to close the government over the issue of border security and would not blame Democrats, although he later did.


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