Tag: government shutdown

Lady Gaga Called Mike Pence The ‘Worst Representation’ Of Christianity At Her Vegas Show

Getty Image Last week, it was announced that Second Lady Karen Pence returned to teach at Immanuel Christian School, whose “Articles of Employment” refer to “homosexual or lesbian sexual activity” as “moral misconduct.” The school’s “parent agreement” also says that the school reserves the right to refuse admission to or discontinue enrollment of a student […]

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Millions of Families to Receive February SNAP Benefits Early, March Funding Remains Unclear

Millions of Americans relying on government assistance will see a major bump in their Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP, benefits this month. Still, the extra money isn’t exactly extra, and they may come at a significant cost. February SNAP monies have been added to accounts to ensure families receive much-needed benefits before the program […]

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The Trump Shutdown Is an Environmental Crisis

The Environmental Protection Agency employs about 13,000 people to protect Americans from pollution. Last week, fewer than 900 were working, the rest having been furloughed due to the government shutdown. Among those who reported for duty was Andrew Wheeler, the agency’s acting administrator and President Trump’s nominee to succeed ousted chief Scott Pruitt. “We are […]

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Trump Unveils His Genius Plan to Offer DACA & TPS Protections in Exchange for His Non-Sensical Border Wall 

President Donald Trump yells to reporters as he walks to board Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House, Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2017, in Washington. Trump is returning to Missouri on Wednesday as he tries to push the Republican tax plan across the finish line. Photo: Evan Vucci (Associated Press) As children, we […]

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The Waiting Game: List of Automakers Standing in Line for EPA Approval Grows

As previously reported, vehicle certifications have been suspended during the current government shutdown. While this is normally a non-issue, the extended length of this federal deferment is starting to spook automakers. Fiat Chrysler has already bemoaned the situation, as it’s currently waiting for the Environmental Protection Agency to approve its Ram Heavy Duty pickups. While the […]

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Yes, Cardi B Went from Shaking That Ass to Speaking on Politics in the Same Day 

Cardi B performs at Z100’s Jingle Ball 2018 on December 7, 2018 in New York City. Photo: Dia Dipasupil (Getty Images for iHeartMedia) Cardi B makes multifaceted moves. The lovable rapper took to Instagram to discuss politics on Wednesday, January 16 after her feature in the City Girls’ music video for their single, “Twerk” dropped. […]

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Cardi B Stands Up For The Government Employees Who Aren’t Getting Paid During The Shutdown

Getty Image Cardi B is an American treasure. Over the course of her meteoric rise, the public has enjoyed her social antics, boisterous raps, and of course her twerking. Now, it seems we can add political commentary to that list. On Wednesday afternoon, the 26-year-old rapper posted a video to Instagram in which she lamented […]

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Nancy Pelosi Suggests Trump Write State of the Union in Crayon or Reschedule for Feb. 31

Photo: Win McNamee (Getty Images) Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi is tired of President Donald Trump’s fuckshit. As such, Pelosi is offering Trump alternatives to having an in-person State of the Union address while the government is shut down over his dumbass border wall that no one wants. According to CNN, Pelosi has asked […]

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An Interview with a Pissed-Off Government Worker Who’s Running Out of Cash

Not the IRS worker. Stock photo by Getty More than three weeks into what has become the longest federal government shutdown in US history, nearly 800,000 employees have missed their first paycheck, the New York Times op-ed page is urging TSA officers to strike, and Donald Trump has served fast-food burgers to the Clemson football […]

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After Shutdown Causes Family Visits to Be Canceled, Inmates at New York City Jail Go on Hunger Strike

Photo: iStock As the government shutdown rolls onward, inmates at federal prisons have been unable to see their families, attorneys, and, in some instances, have been unable to receive medication. In response, prisoners at a high-security federal jail in New York City have gone on a hunger strike in protest. A group of inmates at […]

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Newark Mayor To Trump: Forget The Wall! Our City’s Water Has ‘Dangerously High’ Levels of Lead

Ras j. Baraka speaks on stage at the WSJ The Future of Everything Festival at Spring Studios on May 9, 2018 in New York City.Photo: Michael Loccisano/Getty Images Newark, N.J., Mayor Ras J. Baraka wrote a letter to Donald Trump, urging the president to ditch his potential plan to fund his long-sought border wall with […]

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Trump’s Shutdown Is a Savage Assault on the Working Class

American tycoon Donald Trump onboard his private jet, as he arrives at Aberdeen Airport in 2014. (Photo by Andrew Milligan/PA Images via Getty Images) The United States government’s partial shutdown is now in its fourth week, and shows no sign of abating. Donald Trump has decided that his demand for a border wall—which he initially […]

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Mitch ‘Turtle Face’ McConnell Blocks Bill That Could’ve Reopened the Government

Senate Majority Leader Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) returns to the U.S. Capitol from a meeting at the White House January 9, 2019 in Washington, DC. President Trump walked out of a meeting with congressional leaders at the White House negotiating border security funding and government shutdown, calling it “a total waste of time.”Photo: Alex Wong […]

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Pissed Off TSA Agents Are Reportedly Playing Uncensored Rap Music In Airports To Protest The Shutdown

Getty Image From Travis Scott’s “Sicko Mode” to Kanye’s “Lift Yourself,” unpaid, disgruntled TSA agents have begun blasting uncensored rap songs on airport loudspeakers as the government shutdown drags into its history-making 25th day. Rap has always been considered a genre born of protest, but now it’s living up to that designation thanks to government […]

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Fiat Chrysler Worried Government Shutdown Could Delay New Products

Unless you’re employed by Uncle Sam, you may not have noticed the current government shutdown impacting your life by any meaningful margin. That, of course, has not kept the media from spending the entire month scaremongering and trying to place blame (Spoiler: It’s everyone’s fault, as these shutdowns happen anytime Congress has to agree on a new budget, […]

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No Check, Snowed In and No End in Sight: How Black D.C. Is Surviving Trump’s Government Shutdown

Government workers protest the government shutdown during a demonstration in the Federal Building Plaza on January 10, 2019 in Chicago, Illinois. The protest, on the 20th day of a partial shutdown, was one of several held around the country today. Photo: Scott Olson (Getty Images) “He didn’t ask me!” yelled a heavy set 40-something-year-old guy […]

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Top White House Advisor: The Shutdown Is Basically a Paid Vacation for Furloughed Workers

Photo: Chip Somodevilla (Getty Images) If you ever wondered how out of touch the stars of the hit reality show The Real Beverly Hillbillies of the White House is with the American people, look no further than Kevin Hassett, the chairman of the White House Council of Economic Advisers. On Thursday, as the longest government […]

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According to Survey (OK, Several Surveys), Americans Blame Trump for Shutdown

Photo: Getty Much has been made of the great political polarization gripping the country (an assessment that is not at all unfair), but if there’s one thing a majority of Americans seem to agree on, it’s this: Donald Trump and his Republican allies are to blame for the government shutdown. Now entering its 24th day, […]

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Government Shutdown Threatens Housing Funds for Low-Income Senior Citizens

Activists rally for affordable housing and against U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Ben Carson during his appearance at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) to ring the closing bell, June 12, 2017 in New York City. Photo: Drew Angerer (Getty Images) As the government shutdown started by a Donald Trump temper tantrum in […]

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