Archive | Government Shutdown

This Idea Is Just PLANE Stupid

Congressional leaders have agreed to a deal to fund the government past this Friday, but given that they also did that before the recent, record-breaking government shutdown, and that Donald Trump is already grumbling about the deal, nothing is guaranteed.Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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How to Help Joshua Tree National Park After the Shutdown

This week, the U.S. government reopened after 35 days in shutdown limbo. Its effects on our national parks have been devastating, ruining public lands and compromising the livelihood of federal workers everywhere. Luckily, there are a few things you can do to help one park that was hit especially hard.Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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The 2019 Ram Heavy Duty Won’t Be Delayed After All Now That the Gov’t Is Back Open

The 2019 Ram Heavy Duty might be able to tow 35,000 pounds just fine, but it didn’t take long to figure out what the truck couldn’t handle: The longest government shutdown in U.S. history, which Fiat Chrysler had said could delay its launch. The government is back open for now, though, and the Ram HD […]

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Flights to LaGuardia Halted Due to Air Traffic Control Staffing Shortages, Government Shutdown [Update: FAA Says Airport Back Open]

The Federal Aviation Administration has reportedly halted flights into LaGuardia Airport, one of the busiest airports in the United States and one of the three main airports serving the New York City area, because of air traffic control staffing shortages. The United States has entered into its 35th day of the…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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The Flight Attendants Union Leader Says America’s Aviation System Is Close to Its Breaking Point

Sara Nelson, the leader of the Association of Flight Attendants, gave a speech this week calling for a general strike by organized labor to end the government shutdown. Is America’s aviation at risk of grinding to a halt—or falling apart? According to Nelson, we are already teetering on the edge of chaos. Read more… Continue […]

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What Is the Indigenous Peoples Movement?

This week, social media has been set ablaze with a series of videos and images capturing a group of high school teenagers mocking a Native American man marching for indigenous rights in Washington D.C. If you’re wondering what the indigenous movement is all about, here’s what you need to know.Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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‘I’m Struggling Through Every Day’: Here Are Some of Your Government Shutdown Stories

Last week, we asked readers to send us their accounts of how they’re dealing with the partial federal government shutdown—whether as employees of the federal government, a contractor, beneficiaries of government services, or otherwise. Read more…

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MEMBERS ONLY: Nancy Pelosi Has Checkmated Trump

(Image via AP) In a matter of weeks on the job, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has managed to checkmate Trump over his government shutdown in spectacular fashion. Not only has Pelosi refused to back down from Trump’s childish threats over his border wall, she has managed bullied the bully and forced …Continue reading Continue Reading […]

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Let’s Take the “Partial” out of “Partial Government Shutdown”

We are exactly where we belong. Not necessarily as individuals, but collectively for sure. The extended partial shutdown of the federal government is the logical conclusion not just to the first (and hopefully only) half of the Trump presidency, but to the past several decades of American history. …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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Tell Us Your Government Shutdown Stories

As I write this, we’re now in the fourth week of a federal government shutdown that appears to have no end in sight. President Donald Trump is losing it. The Democrats are (surprisingly) holding their ground over their refusal to provide nearly $6 billion in funding for a wall on the southern border. And as […]

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Why the TSA Is Blasting Kanye and Not Just Going on Strike

Travelers are taking to Twitter to express their amazement with TSA blaring Kanye at JFK, the sixth busiest airport in the U.S. The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, which oversees the airport, are well aware of the situation, simply telling Business Insider that employees are being allowed to pick music in…Read more… […]

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What Workers Have Lost in the Shutdown, So Far

Hundreds of thousands of federal workers are not getting paid right now because the government is shut down. By now, you’ve read dozens of versions of that sentence over the last month, but as the shutdown stretches longer and longer, it gets more difficult to conceptualize what exactly that means. Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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Trump Commits Political Suicide, Says Shutdown Will Last ‘Months Or Years’

In 2019, president Trump appears to be working extremely hard to make the Democrats’  job of opposing him as easy as humanly possible. Facing a career defining stand off with the House, Trump is laying it all on the line in order to get his infamous border wall. And the Democrats are …Continue reading Continue […]

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Trump Has Two Options For His Wall, Both Spell The End Of His Presidency

As the government shutdown grinds on, Trump’s survival in the White House becomes ever more precarious. Democrats and Republicans are locked in a deadly battle with each side making bold demands and refusing to cede ground. Nancy Pelosi, the new Speaker of the House, has declared that under no …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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Yes, Stephen Miller Actually Wore Spray-On Hair

Few people in the Trump Administration are as loathsome as Stephen Miller, or, as Pod Save America’s Jon Lovett calls him, “the C+ Santa Monica fascist.” With the exception of Trump himself, he is more responsible than anyone else for crafting the immigration policies that have slashed the number … Continue reading

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