WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump and Republican lawmakers took a tough stance on Saturday after the U.S. Congress failed to fund federal agencies, saying they would not negotiate on immigration until Democrats help end the government shutdown.
Democrats and Republicans blamed each other for the government shutdown that began at midnight Friday.
“The Democrats in the Senate could end this shutdown today,” Trump budget director Mick Mulvaney said.
(Reuters) – As midnight neared on Friday and the U.S. government barreled toward a shutdown, Republicans and Democrats sought to apportion blame for the deadlock with a battle of social media hashtags.
Just a day into a government shutdown, neither side is prepared to blink.
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JAKARTA (Reuters) – A critically endangered Bornean orangutan found dead in Indonesia’s Central Kalimantan province on Monday died three days earlier from air rifle wounds before it was decapitated, Indonesia’s Centre for Orangutan Protection said.
SYDNEY (Reuters) – Holidaymakers trapped by bushfire had to be rescued by boat from a national park south of Australia’s largest city of Sydney and 200 people were evacuated by firefighters as a heatwave struck the eastern seaboard on Saturday.
Even by Washington’s standards, the sequence of busted negotiations, partisan dysfunction, and blame games that shut down the federal government at midnight on Friday was baffling.