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US government shuts down; Dems, GOP blame each other

WASHINGTON --- The federal government shut down at the stroke of midnight Friday, halting all but the most essential operations and marring the one-year anniversary of President Donald Trump's inauguration in a striking display of Washington dysfunction. Last-minute negotiations crumbled as Senate Democrats blocked a four-week stopgap extension in a late-night vote, causing the fourth government shutdown in a quarter century. Behind the scenes, however, leading Republicans and Democrats were trying to work out a compromise to avert a lengthy shutdown. Congress scheduled an unusual Saturday session to begin considering a three-week version of the short-term spending measure -- a...Keep on reading: US government shuts down; Dems, GOP blame each other.....»»

Category: newsSource: inquirer inquirerJan 20th, 2018

US government shuts down; Dems, GOP blame each other

WASHINGTON --- The federal government shut down at the stroke of midnight Friday, halting all but the most essential operations and marring the one-year anniversary of President Donald Trump's inauguration in a striking display of Washington dysfunction. Last-minute negotiations crumbled as Senate Democrats blocked a four-week stopgap extension in a late-night vote, causing the fourth government shutdown in a quarter century. Behind the scenes, however, leading Republicans and Democrats were trying to work out a compromise to avert a lengthy shutdown. Congress scheduled an unusual Saturday session to begin considering a three-week version of the short-term spending measure -- a...Keep on reading: US government shuts down; Dems, GOP blame each other.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 20th, 2018

Panelo to Ressa: Blame your lawyers - The Manila Times Online

MALACAANG on Friday said Rappler Chief Executive Officer Maria Ressa should blame her incompetent lawyers instead of the government for her overnight detention at the National Bureau of Investigation.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated News18 hr. 13 min. ago

Panelo to Ressa: Blame your lawyers

MALACAÑANG on Friday said Rappler Chief Executive Officer Maria Ressa should blame her “incompetent” lawyers instead of the government for her overnight detention at the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI)…READ The post Panelo to Ressa: Blame your lawyers appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimesRelated NewsFeb 16th, 2019

Shortage of skilled workers hampering ‘Build, Build, Build’ program – Duterte

SAN JOSE DEL MONTE CITY, Philippines - The country's shortage of skilled workers is to blame for the delay in the implementation of infrastructure projects under the government's "Build, Build, Build" program, President Rodrigo Duterte said Thursday.   "Itong Build, Build, Build, medyo atrasado. Walang trabahante," Duterte said in a speech here during the initial campaign sortie of his PDP-Laban party.   In Memorandum Circular 57, the Palace said unfinished government infrastructure projects "cause great inconvenience and serious damage to the prejudice of the general public, and adversely affect the delivery of basic services." READ:Duterte reminds gov't age...Keep on reading: Shortage of skilled workers hampering ‘Build, Build, Build’ program – Duterte.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 14th, 2019

Border deal: Trump falls short on wall, Dems get less too

WASHINGTON --- The undisputed grand prize at stake for President Donald Trump in the border security talks was money for his proposed wall with Mexico. He flat out got much less than he demanded. But to clinch the deal that congressional leaders hope to approve this week --- and that they're prodding Trump to sign or risk a new government shutdown --- Democrats gave ground, too. Especially in their bid to fetter the federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency's ability to detain unauthorized immigrants. It's the kind of accord that, for now, has elicited few bellows of triumph by either side. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., on Tuesday called it "a pretty g...Keep on reading: Border deal: Trump falls short on wall, Dems get less too.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 13th, 2019

French yellow vest protesters condemn injuries, blame police

PARIS --- France's yellow vest protesters were back on the streets Saturday to keep up the pressure on French President Emmanuel Macron's government and to decry the number of people being injured by police during anti-government demonstrations. Multiple protests were taking place in Paris and other cities to denounce Macron's economic policies, which they view as favoring the rich, for the 12th straight weekend of demonstrations. In Paris, scuffles broke out between some protesters and police around the Republic Plaza, northeast of the city center, where hundreds of demonstrators headed on Saturday afternoon. Police appeared to be trying to disperse the crowd. Thousands of ...Keep on reading: French yellow vest protesters condemn injuries, blame police.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 2nd, 2019

Dems reject Trumps immigration concession | The Manila Times Online

WASHINGTON, DC: Thirty-one days into the partial government shutdown, Democrats and Republicans appeared no closer to ending the impasse than when it began, with President Donald Trump lashing out atR.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsJan 22nd, 2019

Latest on Shutdown: Trump Lashes out After Dems Reject Offer

GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN, DAY 30: WHAT'S NEW President Donald Trump lashed out at House Speaker Nancy Pelosi after Democrats made clear they would not accept his proposal to fund a border wall in exchange for temporarily protections for young immigrants brought to the country illegally as children and those fleeing disaster zones. Trump had billed the plan as a compromise, but Democrats said it didn't go nearly far enough, prompting a flurry of Sunday morning tweets. "Nancy Pelosi and some of the Democrats turned down my offer yesterday before I even got up to speak. They don't see crime & drugs, they only see 2020,"Trump wrote. He also accused the California lawmaker, without ev...Keep on reading: Latest on Shutdown: Trump Lashes out After Dems Reject Offer.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 21st, 2019

Trump urged to open govt, talk with Dems – The Manila Times

Trump urged to open govt, talk with Dems  The Manila Times A Republican lawmaker advising President Donald Trump said he was encouraging the president to reopen the government for several weeks to continue. Source link link: Trump urged to open govt, talk with Dems – The Manila Times.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsJan 15th, 2019

Newly empowered House Dems pass funding plan without wall

WASHINGTON --- On their first day in the majority, House Democrats have passed a plan to re-open the government without funding President Donald Trump's promised border wall.   The largely party-line votes Thursday night came after Trump made a surprise appearance at the White House briefing room, pledging to keep up the fight for his signature campaign promise.   House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Trump and Senate Republicans should "take yes for an answer" and approve the border bill, which was virtually identical to a plan the Senate adopted on a voice vote last month.   "We're not doing a wall. Does anyone have any doubt that we're not doing a wall?" Pel...Keep on reading: Newly empowered House Dems pass funding plan without wall.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 4th, 2019

Facebook shuts down government-linked fake news sites in Bangladesh

DHAKA, Bangladesh – Facebook has shut down several fake news sites with apparent links to the Bangladeshi government, the social media giant said Thursday, DEcember 20, days before the country goes to the polls in a bitterly contested election . The government of Sheikh Hasina, who is seeking a record 4th term ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsDec 20th, 2018

[ANALYSIS] Let’s not blame the forecasters for runaway inflation

  Lo and behold, some government economists chose to end 2018 by picking a fight with their counterparts in the private sector. In a surprise – and uncharacteristically combative – move, the Department of Finance (DOF) recently issued a statement where they blamed higher inflation this year on the ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsDec 19th, 2018

Myanmar gov t says Bangladesh to blame if Rohingya returns delayed

YANGON, Myanmar – Myanmar's government on Sunday, November 11, insisted any delays to the repatriation of Rohingya refugees would be the fault of Bangladesh, just 4 days ahead of the controversial planned start date. After repeated setbacks, the neighboring countries declared that the first of more than 2,200 Rohingya Muslims would ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsNov 12th, 2018

Villar, Poe justify TRAIN support; blame gov’t, traders for higher cost of goods

Some traders and executive agencies, and not the government’s tax reform program, should be blamed for the rising cost of living in the country, 2 re-electionist senators who helped pass the measure said Monday. Source link link: Villar, Poe justify TRAIN support; blame gov’t, traders for higher cost of goods.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsOct 15th, 2018

Mocha: If I die, blame it on the NPA

Resigned Presidential Communication Assistant Secretary Mocha Uson on Tuesday declared that if she gets suddenly killed, there is no one to blame but the New People's Army (NPA).   According to Uson, she refused to avail of security privileges possibly when she was still in government. But, she said, her manager prodded her to get people to protect her since she's been criticizing communists in her blogs.   "Actually, ako po yung may ayaw ng security kaya lang kasi 'yung manager ko na chief of staff ko rin, kailangan na daw kasi NPA na itong binabangga ko -- NPA, mga komunista -- so kailangan din for my safety," Uson said in an interview with One News' Agenda on Tue...Keep on reading: Mocha: If I die, blame it on the NPA.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 9th, 2018

Duterte jokes: Rice shortage fault of drug addicts in rehab centers

  Blame it on drug addicts, again.   President Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday shared a theory that the rice shortage in the country could have been caused by drug addicts in rehabilitation centers who now enjoy eating food.   He said the number of drug addicts surrendering to authorities has been increasing and they have been undergoing rehabilitation.   "Ngayon na marami ng na-rehab kaya tayo nagkaroon ng rice crisis," Duterte said in jest in a speech in Malacaang, eliciting laughter from his audience, mostly government career executives.   Mr. Duterte, who launched a brutal war on illegal drugs since he assumed the Presidency in June...Keep on reading: Duterte jokes: Rice shortage fault of drug addicts in rehab centers.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 27th, 2018

Macau shuts down casinos for first time as Mangkhut approaches

HONG KONG – Macau shut down all its casinos in a historic first as Typhoon Mangkhut approached on Sunday, September 16, with authorities warning the gambling enclave would be hit by severe flooding. The Macau government was heavily criticized by residents last year for failing to prepare the city ahead of Typhoon Hato , which left widespread damage and ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsSep 16th, 2018

China shuts down prominent Christian church

BEIJING, China – Beijing officials have shut down one of China's largest "underground" Protestant churches for operating without a license, the Communist government's latest move to ramp up control over religious worship. Around 70 officials stormed into the Zion Church – housed on the third floor of a nondescript office building ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsSep 10th, 2018

Gov t did little or nothing to stop 6.4% August inflation

MANILA, Philippines – Albay 2nd District Representative Joey Salceda said the government only has itself to blame for the country's inflation rate reaching 6.4% in August .  "Ultimately, the 6.4% was really due to the fact that we did little or nothing. We can no longer blame market opportunists, profiteers, ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsSep 5th, 2018

Inflation expected to jump even higher in August 2018

MANILA, Philippines – Government agencies and various investment houses expected inflation , or the movement of prices of goods, to jump even higher in August. The Department of Finance (DOF) announced on Monday, September 3, that they projected inflation to settle at 5.9%. (READ:  Who's to blame for soaring inflation? 'All of them' in gov't, says economist ) Alcoholic beverages and tobacco ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsSep 3rd, 2018