"Chuck and Nancy must give us the votes to get additional Border Security!", referring to the Democratic leaders in the Senate and House, Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi.
An Oval Office photo op with Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer descended into a back-and-forth on the likelihood of President Trump winning votes in the House & Senate on government funding, and the effectiveness of a border wall.
Pentagon spokesman Jamie Davis said that while the military doesn't now have plans to build portions of a border wall, "Congress has provided options under Title 10 U.S. Code that could permit the Department of Defense to fund border barrier projects, such as in support of counter drug operations or national emergencies".
Democrats, too, suggested the meeting ended well enough, noting that Trump neither accepted nor rejected their offer to fund the government with up to $1.6 billion for border security, rather than the $5 billion he's been demanding for the wall.
Trump's comments have made it hard for Republican leaders to negotiate even as they try to avoid a shutdown that neither party wants. "Please don't characterise the strength that I bring to this meeting as the leader of the House Democrats, who just won a big victory", Ms. Pelosi said.
"Too many, unfortunately, of my Republican colleagues here in the Senate and in the House seem too afraid to tell the president when he's wrong", Schumer said.
The deal "meets her requirement not to be seen as a lame duck and the (Democratic) caucus' desire to see the next generation" take the reins in several years, he said.
In a tweet today and at the Oval Office meeting, Trump made reference to that contest, suggesting it was a reason Pelosi would not negotiate on wall funding.
Mr Trump is seeking far more for his long-stalled border wall than the NZ$2.3 billion the Senate has agreed to for border security, including physical barriers and technology along the United States southern border. "They will have their path as we go forward. I will take the mantle, I will shut it down", Mr Trump said.
Schumer said Wednesday Trump wanted to hold the government "hostage to a petty campaign pledge" to build a wall to "fire up" his political base. "We have to have an evidence-based conversation about what does work and what money has been spent and how effective it is", Pelosi said.
The two Democrats and the president sparred over funding for the Mr Trump's proposed border wall.
"I am comfortable with the proposal and it is my intention to abide by it whether it passes or not", Pelosi said.
Thursday morning, Trump tweeted thatMexico would still technically pay for the wall, through the additional money the USA will make from the not-yet-ratified United States-Mexico-Canada (USMCA) trade agreement.
The administration official said, "Additionally, activities that are supported by multi-year funding, such as FEMA's Disaster Relief Fund, will continue operations", referring to the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
Messi has also won five Golden Balls, nine La Liga titles, four Champions League crowns and three Club World Cups. O Rei also said he is in better health after some surgeries over the past year, but is not yet 100%.
Qualcomm has announced Snapdragon 855 , the upcoming flagship SoC that will be found in most of the flagship devices in 2019. Apple plans to wait until at least 2020 before releasing an iPhone capable of 5G connectivity, Bloomberg reported Monday.
Mizoram and Telangana were won by regional parties, the Telangana Rashtra Samithi and the Mizo National Front, respectively. Congress is leading in 94 constituencies and BJP is ahead on 80 seats while as many as 14 Independents are surging ahead.
A multinational effort to find survivors included U.S., Japanese and Australian aircraft and U.S. and Japanese ships. According to a news release from the Marine Corps , the next-of-kin for the fallen Marines have been notified.
Bush will go down as the most courageous, principled and honourable occupant of the Oval Office the United States has ever known. His wife Hillary - Trump's former rival - looked straight ahead, despite nodding in acknowledgment to a greeting from Melania.
The board is unlikely to declare McCready the victor barring clear evidence that he received more votes overall. The board is meeting later this month to hear evidence, but it's unclear whether the race will be settled then.
Germany's Federal Criminal Police Office (BKA) also said raids had been carried out on the Spanish island of Mallorca. Among the 'ndrangheta clans hardest hit by Wednesday's raids was the Pelle-Vottari crime family, investigators said.
That left the oil market dangling in uncertainty before non-OPEC allies join the group for a second day of talks on Friday. However, when oil producers realized the sanctions fell far short of what had been expected, fears of oversupply followed.
Joseph County Police in IN say 17-year-old Breana Rouhselang's body was in a dumpster about a block from her home. Sunday, they found evidence of a violent crime before ultimately discovering Rouhselang's body in the dumpster.
The rocket engines compensated somewhat for the spin , and by the time the rocket hit the water, its fin had emerged. The SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket blasted off carrying the Dragon spacecraft at Cape Canaveral on December 5, 2018.
Hunt is shown being restrained several times by friends before pushing a woman to the ground, when he proceeds to kick her. We won't let anything that happens on the outside dictate or control what we have inside. "It's a tough situation".
British PM Theresa May survives vote of confidence
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US returns war trophy bells to the Philippines
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Nicki Minaj defends new boyfriend convicted of rape
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New Zealand police: 22-year-old British tourist was murdered
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Huawei executive faces fraud charges in US
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Watford 1 - 2 Man City | 04 Dec 2018
This time previous year , Pep Guardiola left City's record goalscorer on the bench for the Manchester derby at Old Trafford. A third consecutive Premier League game without a win leaves United trailing in City's wake .