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Trump threatens to declare emergency if no deal

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(10 Jan 2019) President Donald Trump threatened on Thursday to declare a national emergency to circumvent Congress if he can't reach a deal with Democrats to fund his promised border wall. He headed to the U.S.-Mexico border to draw further attention to his case after negotiations with lawmakers blew up. The partial government shutdown dragged into a 20th day with hundreds of thousands of federal workers off the job or working without pay as the wall fight persisted. Asked about a national emergency declaration, Trump said as he left the White House for Texas, "We're either going to have a win, make a compromise -because I think a compromise is a win for everybody- or I will declare a national emergency," he said. Trump's comments came a day after he walked out of a negotiating meeting with congressional leaders - "I said bye-bye," he tweeted soon after - as efforts to end the partial government shutdown fell into deeper disarray. Trump staunchly disputed the portrayal by Democratic leaders of his actions during White House shutdown meeting on Wednesday, insisting he doesn't "have temper tantrums," as Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer claimed. "I didn't pound on tables, I didn't raise my voice, that was a lie," said Trump.  "All of that narrative was a lie," he said. Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork Twitter: https://twitter.com/AP_Archive Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/APArchives Google+: https://plus.google.com/b/102011028589719587178/+APArchive​ Tumblr: https://aparchives.tumblr.com/​​ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/APNews/ You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/aeb336deb933e282e56e242131c09258

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What Took GOP So Long To Push Back Against Steve King? | MTP Daily | MSNBC

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Tonight, Chuck is obsessed with the Republican Party’s recent discovery that Iowa Congressman Steve King has made a career of making racist statements, and how he paved the way for Trump. » Subscribe to MSNBC: http://on.msnbc.com/SubscribeTomsnbc About: MSNBC is the premier destination for in-depth analysis of daily headlines, insightful political commentary and informed perspectives. Reaching more than 95 million households worldwide, MSNBC offers a full schedule of live news coverage, political opinions and award-winning documentary programming -- 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Connect with MSNBC Online Visit msnbc.com: http://on.msnbc.com/Readmsnbc Subscribe to MSNBC Newsletter: MSNBC.com/NewslettersYouTube Find MSNBC on Facebook: http://on.msnbc.com/Likemsnbc Follow MSNBC on Twitter: http://on.msnbc.com/Followmsnbc Follow MSNBC on Instagram: http://on.msnbc.com/Instamsnbc What Took GOP So Long To Push Back Against Steve King? | MTP Daily | MSNBC

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‘We used to tell them not to worry … ‘ Shutdown forces domestic violence shelters to make cuts

The government shutdown is very bad news for victims of domestic violence, as aid organizations and shelters nationwide have lost funding. At one West Virginia shelter, that’s meant massively scaling back the assistance it can provide women fleeing abuse, Huffington Post’s Melissa Jeltsen reports. 

At the Eastern Panhandle Empowerment Center, financial assistance to help women move out of the shelter and into their own homes—freeing up a shelter space for another woman—is gone. A woman with a traumatic brain injury has missed doctor appointments because there was no money to get her there and back, and she hasn’t been able to refill her prescriptions. 

Money for those things is crucial in helping women who are too often trapped in abusive situations by poverty, without the resources to leave:

“People will call and say ’I would love to come in, but I have no way to get to work on Monday, or no way to get my kids to school,” [Katie Spriggs, executive director of the Eastern Panhandle Empowerment Center,] explained. “We used to tell them not to worry because we could alleviate some of that financial burden. But now we can’t because we don’t have any money.”

Women who have made it out of dangerous homes are being fed peanut-butter-and-jelly sandwiches rather than hot meals, as the center tries to make its available grocery money last.

And that’s just what’s happening already. Within the next couple weeks, the Eastern Panhandle Empowerment Center could be looking at layoffs—and it’s surely not alone among domestic violence organizations struggling through this shutdown. So victims of domestic violence are squarely on the list of people Donald Trump and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell don’t care enough about to end the shutdown.

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Demonstrators line streets as Trump visits border

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(10 Jan 2019) Several hundred protesters are chanting and waving signs opposing a border wall next to the South Texas airport where President Donald Trump arrived for his trip to the border. Across the street, a smaller group of protesters is shouting back and chanting, "Build that wall!" Trump's arrival in McAllen Thursday took place as he pushes Congress to fund $5.7 billion for a border wall as a condition of ending a partial government shutdown. Demonstrators held signs reading "Oppose Trump's Wall," and "Impeach #45."  Trump is the 45th president of the United States. On the other side of the street, Eva Arechiga wore a red "Make America Great Again" and held a sign that says "Finish the Wall." A 54-year-old resident of McAllen, Arechiga said she wanted to welcome Trump and thank him for working to stop illegal immigration into the U.S. Arechiga says "there is a crisis" on the border and points to the fact that local schools "are packed with illegals" and 'children are not even mowing the lawn anymore because we'll have an illegal knocking on the door asking for a job." Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork Twitter: https://twitter.com/AP_Archive Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/APArchives Google+: https://plus.google.com/b/102011028589719587178/+APArchive​ Tumblr: https://aparchives.tumblr.com/​​ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/APNews/ You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/b96e0d8d9d1a38e225df1b30649c1b54

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What The Brexit Loss Means For The United Kingdom, Theresa May | MSNBC

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NBC's Bill Neely breaks down Parliament's overwhelming rejection of Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit plan. » Subscribe to MSNBC: http://on.msnbc.com/SubscribeTomsnbc About: MSNBC is the premier destination for in-depth analysis of daily headlines, insightful political commentary and informed perspectives. Reaching more than 95 million households worldwide, MSNBC offers a full schedule of live news coverage, political opinions and award-winning documentary programming -- 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Connect with MSNBC Online Visit msnbc.com: http://on.msnbc.com/Readmsnbc Subscribe to MSNBC Newsletter: MSNBC.com/NewslettersYouTube Find MSNBC on Facebook: http://on.msnbc.com/Likemsnbc Follow MSNBC on Twitter: http://on.msnbc.com/Followmsnbc Follow MSNBC on Instagram: http://on.msnbc.com/Instamsnbc What The Brexit Loss Means For The United Kingdom, Theresa May | MSNBC

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