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Trump to sign bill for post-shutdown pay
(11 Jan 2019) US President Donald Trump said he would sign a bill passed by Congress on Friday that would guarantee that federal workers would get paid immediately after the shutdown was over. His comments came during a roundtable at the White House, where he reiterated he had "no choice" when it came to the border. Some 800,000 federal employees - more than half still on the job - missed their first paycheck under a stoppage that tied a record for the longest government shutdown. With the closure's growing impact on the economy, national parks and food inspections, some Republicans are becoming uncomfortable with Trump's demands. Lawmakers tried to reassure federal employees that Congress was aware of the financial hardship they were enduring. By a vote of 411-7, the House passed a bill requiring that all government workers receive retroactive pay after the partial shutdown ends. The Senate approved the bill unanimously on Thursday. Find out more about AP Archive: Twitter: Facebook: Google+:​ Tumblr:​​ Instagram: You can license this story through AP Archive:


As Trump’s White House aides fret over shutdown, his Fox News advisers blow sunshine you know where

Donald Trump's West Wing aides have reportedly been trying to impress upon him that the shutdown is entering dangerous political territory and they need to find a way out. 

“There’s going to have to be a reality check moment that what he signs might not be what he’s been saying he needs,” one anonymous official told the Wall Street Journal. “I don’t see how this can stretch much longer without becoming disastrous for everyone.”

But Trump's other advisers over at state-run Fox News are telling him otherwise, according to Media Matters for America. "Fox & Friends could level with its audiences -- which includes the president -- and let them know that he’s lost the argument," writes Matthew Gertz. "Instead, the hosts are still telling them that Trump has the upper hand, implying Speaker Nancy Pelosi will inevitably need to submit to his demand for the wall."

Gertz tweeted out a quote from Fox host Steve Doocy suggesting that even Democratic voters are blaming Pelosi. "I was talking to a guy who has voted Democratic his entire life in New Jersey yesterday," Doocy relayed, "and he said 'I can't believe that she is not even willing to sit across the table and negotiate.'"

Great anecdote. Looked at the polls lately, Ace? 

Almost 60 percent of Americans oppose the wall. Those who oppose the wall also oppose compromise more stridently than those who support the wall. Large majorities of voters in every single damn poll blame Trump and Republicans over Democrats for the shutdown. 63 percent of voters oppose shutting down the government to force funding for the wall. 61 percent support funding border security without wall funding. Trump's disapproval ratings are rising even faster than his approval ratings are falling. 



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TSA agents are calling out sick, meaning there could likely be cracks in the system that keeps us safe. An unpaid TSA agent joins Ali Velshi and Stephanie Ruhle to discuss how the shutdown is affecting flight safety and her own survival. » Subscribe to MSNBC: 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 Subscribe to MSNBC Newsletter: Find MSNBC on Facebook: Follow MSNBC on Twitter: Follow MSNBC on Instagram: Unpaid TSA Agent: I Applied For Unemployment, Was Told I Have A Job | Velshi & Ruhle | MSNBC