Saturday, January 20, 2018

Chinese state media: US government shutdown exposes 'chronic flaws'

Chinese state media: US government shutdown exposes 'chronic flaws': China's official news agency said in a commentary on Sunday that the shutdown of the U.S. government exposed "chronic flaws" in the U.S. political system.

Funding for federal agencies ran out at midnight on Friday in Washington after lawmakers failed to agree on a stopgap funding bill.

"What's so ironic is that it came on the first anniversary of Donald Trump's presidency on Saturday, a slap in the face for the leadership in Washington," China's Xinhua News Agency said in a commentary by Xinhua writer Liu Chang.

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CNN: Gov’t Shutdown Risks an Undetected Asteroid Strike :: Grabien News

CNN: Gov’t Shutdown Risks an Undetected Asteroid Strike :: Grabien News: Now that the government is shutdown, Planet Earth risks ... an undetected asteroid strike!

That's the warning coming from CNN, anyway.

Reporter Tom Foreman on Friday hyped the threat posed by the government shutdown, citing a pause in some senior nutrition programs, a loss of scientific research, and NASA's asteroid monitoring system. Worse, an asteroid is coming February 4th, he said.

"The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention would back down its flu tracking program even as the nation faces the worst outbreak in years," Foreman said. "Some senior nutrition programs would be paused. 200,000 passport applications went unprocessed in 1995. Congress funds much of the scientific research done in this country. In 2013, that meant some experiments went on hold in 2013 and suffered costly losses of data."

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'It Would Be Governmental Chaos:' Schumer in 2013 Mocked Shutting Down Govt Over Amnesty for Illegal Aliens

'It Would Be Governmental Chaos:' Schumer in 2013 Mocked Shutting Down Govt Over Amnesty for Illegal Aliens: Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) said in 2013 “it would be governmental chaos” if the Democrats shut down the government in order to give amnesty to illegal aliens.

During an interview with ABC News’ George Stephanopoulos, Schumer mocked the idea that Democrats would ever try to shut down the federal government unless millions of illegal aliens were given amnesty.

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