As we enter the Friday-Saturday news window when things happen to avoid publicity about them one wonders what might be next in the dispute between President Trump and Democrats over funding for a barrier on the southern border.
It might be an interesting next 24 hours or so but we shall have to wait and see what transpires.
Thursday - President - Trump - Border - Case
On Thursday President Trump going to the border to make his case for the funding. The president stating he will declare an emergency if necessary.
Trump says he will not attend the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland later this month because of the situation in Washington.
Chicago - Thursday - Hundreds - Employees - Shutdown
In Chicago Thursday hundreds of federal employees not getting paid because of the partial shutdown of the government protested. Employees of the Environmental Protection Agency and the Internal Revenue Service were involved.
The Battle of Brexit.
Opposition - Leader - Jeremy - Corbyn - Attack
Opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn on the attack ahead of next Tuesday's expected vote rejecting Prime Minister Theresa May's proposal for withdrawal from the European Union.
On Thursday the Labor Party chief Corbyn said:
Government - Legislation - General - Election - Opportunity
"If the government cannot pass its most important legislation then there must a General Election at the earliest opportunity....."
The British Prime Minister got support for her Brexit plan Thursday from the visiting Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.
France - Cabinet - Minister - Government - President
To France where a cabinet minister in the government of President Emmanuel Macron says she is looking into foreign powers giving support to the Yellow Vests protests.
Marlene Schiappa, who is the Minister of State for Gender Equality, told France Inter radio that Italy should be under suspicion "given the position of certain Italian leaders". She branded the Yellow Vests as a violent protest movement asking her interviewer:
"Who is funding the violence?"
Matteo Salvini, Interior Minister and Deputy Prime Minister, leader of the League, has spoken in favor of the protest, while his fellow Deputy Prime Minister and leader...
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