U.S. Says Air Travel Safe After Workers Warn of Risks of Shutdown

By | January 10, 2019

  • January 10, 2019 at 8:44 am
    rob says:
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    just end the damn shutdown and quit playing politics while the rest of us suffer the consequences. BOTH sides need to quit the grandstanding and start acting like ADULTS. God, I’m so sick of it.

    • January 10, 2019 at 11:52 am
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      Hear hear. It takes two to tango.

      • January 10, 2019 at 1:19 pm
        Well... says:
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        In this case, it is more like 3 to tango. The R’s and the D’s in congress and the senate all came to an agreement, passed a bill, put it in front of the President, who was ready to sign it, and then at the last minute, for some reason chose not to.

        Let us not forget that the only thing holding up the budget being passed is that there is not money for the border wall. The border wall we were promised Mexico would pay for. No fiscally conscious conservative should be in favor of this waste of funds. Man power and technology is what is needed. Without man power or technology a wall would be useless anyways. Home Depot is always having sales on ladders.

        • January 11, 2019 at 8:10 am
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          You’re right … it takes 3 to tango here: D’s, R’s & the President. If only two of those groups agree, the gov’t would still be shut down.

        • January 15, 2019 at 11:34 am
          PolarBeaRepeal says:
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          • January 16, 2019 at 2:37 pm
            Caldude says:
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            It is amazing how easily the The Loyal are willing to accept altered reality and facts.

          • January 16, 2019 at 2:59 pm
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            Trump – Sept 2013: “”If you say who gets fired, it always has to be the top. Problems start from the top, and they have to get solved from the top, and the president’s the leader…”

            Trump – Sept 2013: “…”when they talk about the government shutdown, they’re going to be talking about the president of the United States, who the president was at that time. They’re not going to be talking about who was the head of the House, the head the Senate, who’s running things in Washington.”

            Trump – Nov 2013: “Leadership: Whatever happens, you’re responsible. If it doesn’t happen, you’re responsible.”

            Trump – Dec 2018: ““We have to have a wall. … I will take the mantle of shutting it down. I will shut it down for border security”

            Trump – Dec 2018: ““You know what I’ll say? ‘Yes, if we don’t get what we want…I will shut down the government.”

            Trump – Dec 2018: ” “And I am proud to shut down the government for border securit…So I will take the mantle. I will be the one to shut it down. I’m not going to blame you for it.”

            Polar Bear – Jan 2019: “why are Nancy & Schmucky willing to allow US citizens to CONTINUE to be raped, robbed (at gunpoint, and at ‘IRS-point via welfare fraud’), murdered, etc. ???”

      • January 10, 2019 at 3:25 pm
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    • January 10, 2019 at 3:32 pm
      Agent says:
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      Call Pelosi and Chucky Schmucky then. These walls/barriers work. They do in Israel and Jordan. They will work here as well.

      • January 11, 2019 at 8:09 am
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        HA – the walls work in Israel? That’s why it’s been so peaceful there for thousands of years, right? And what about the numerous tunnels terrorists have successfully made to get into Israel? Are we just going to ignore that?

        • January 15, 2019 at 11:37 am
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          @Rosenblatt. THOUSANDS of years is a Straw Man argument. What’s been the situation AFTER the wall was built? Did Russian Commies build a wall to keep people out or in? Do Hollyweirdos and Dem politicians build walls around their homes to keep themselves in … or to keep creepy people out?

      • January 11, 2019 at 9:30 am
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        Those slats were shown to be sawed apart. There are ladders, tunnels, saws, and sledgehammers. The wall is a big waste, there are better ways to secure the border, which is what the Ds are saying. If it is a true emergency, shouldn’t it have been called already? Do you wait to call the fire department when your house is on fire? Do you wait to call 911 when someone isn’t breathing? Tramp is playing politics with his #Trampshutdown

        • January 11, 2019 at 10:13 am
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          Trump is not used to hearing the word “no” and this is a priority to him because it was one of his biggest campaign promises. He doesn’t want to appear weak to the conservative pundits who backed him. The Dems don’t want to budge because they can’t stand Trump.

          BOTH sides need to come to the table and COMPROMISE. There is no doubt that illegal immigration is a problem, though not as extreme as Trump is making it and not to be taken as lightly as the Dems are taking it. Instead of offering the full $5.7 billion, why not offer $2 billion so he can build some of his wall and the other $3.7 billion can go to enhancing the security at the ports (where the majority of drugs come in to our country), and improving the E-Verify system to make its use MANDATORY for ALL employers, with heavy fines for those caught hiring illegal immigrants (even Trump’s clubs).

          At the bare minimum, OPEN THE GOVERNMENT. This isn’t a reality show…people’s lives are being affected by those idiots playing politics.

          Just my take.

        • January 11, 2019 at 7:02 pm
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          If walls don’t work, why the hell did Obama and all the other Democrats waste all that money building a barrier from California to Texas?

          What changed? Nothing. Trump got elected. Democrats are dishonest hypocrites, and Open Borders is the far left demand of Nancy and Chuck, and so suddenly you hear idiotic things that they never said 10 years ago.

          And you all know it is true.

          • January 14, 2019 at 8:13 am
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            Craig,

            I agree with you. Problem is this, President Trump had that meeting with Pelosi and Schumer televised. He became overly emotional and handed the Democrats a weapon to use against him. Why would they even consider funding the wall since it would give him his victory and remove a valuable sound bite in 2020, especially if the shutdown starts to slow down economic growth?

            Both sides only play the political game to gain/maintain power and control. Until we the people decide we are sick of it and start electing more 3rd party candidates, it is our fault.

      • January 15, 2019 at 3:23 pm
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        Agent, is it the walls that work in Israel and Jordan or the armed Israeli solders stationed along the wall every 100 or so feet?

    • January 15, 2019 at 11:27 am
      PolarBeaRepeal says:
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      Thank you. I printed your comment and mailed copies to Nancy & Chuck. Let’s hope they come to their senses…. oh, wait! Never mind.

  • January 10, 2019 at 10:57 am
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    What could possibly go wrong … go wrong … go wrong …

  • January 11, 2019 at 11:34 am
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    • January 11, 2019 at 1:25 pm
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      If only there was a time when the Republican’s had control of all three branches of government under Trump and he could’ve had a much easier path to getting in his wall funded. But alas, it’s always been the Democrats obstructing him for the past few years. (end sarcasm)

      I definitely agree that it’s time to revamp our government!!!

      • January 11, 2019 at 6:59 pm
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        Oh, yes. Remember when Obama promised Hispanics in 2008 that he would address immigration in his first year in office? And then he did nothing about immigration at all for 4 years
        except his executive order on the “dreamers”.

        And then in 2012, he told Hispanics he was sorry about not delivering on his promise, but if he got re-elected, then for SURE he would fix immigration.

        But it is all Trump’s fault.

        • January 14, 2019 at 9:20 am
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          I fail to see how Obama’s actions in 2008 and 2012 relate to Trump being unable to pass funding for his wall when the Republicans had control of all three branches of government.

          • January 14, 2019 at 1:36 pm
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            Obama had all three branches of government in 2008 and 2009. He had promised Hispanic groups he would address immigration reform in his first year in office, which was 2008.

            Can you see it now? Still foggy? (Man, you are such a partisan.)

          • January 14, 2019 at 2:04 pm
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            Okay … so Obama failed to do something he promised. I get that. Heck, I am happy to acknowledge there are other times Obama failed to do what he promised (Gitmo never closed, did it?).

            However, just because Obama failed to uphold his promises does not give Trump a pass when he fails to do the same, nor can blame be shifted to the Dem’s for the lack of wall funding when Trump had 2 years to get something passed while the R’s held majorities in all three branches of government.

          • January 14, 2019 at 2:50 pm
            Craig Cornell says:
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            Down here in San Diego, where a “wall” or border fence went up a long time ago, people know that they work. People near the border used to have migrants running through their back yards routinely. Crowds would often rush the border to overwhelm border security.

            That all stopped when the fence went up.

            Over the weekend, San Diegans were laughing at CNN (again).

            CNN called a local news station (KUSI) and asked to put someone on the air to talk about the lack of effectiveness of the existing fence that runs from San Diego to Arizona.

            When CNN heard that the journalists locally who know the issue best would talk about how effective the border fence was in stopping drugs and illegal immigration, CNN dropped the request.

          • January 14, 2019 at 3:08 pm
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            Your post has nothing to do about what we were discussing: a President not being able to pass something he promised to do in spite of the President’s party holding all three branches of government.

            Are you done talking about that ineptitude for Trump, Obama and any other President who failed with similar scenarios in play?

          • January 15, 2019 at 11:47 am
            PolarBeaRepeal says:
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            Trump counted on Nancy & Schmucky for support, based on their prior votes for a wall. So, why did he need to RUSH to get the wall funded?

            So, a PERTINENT question is: why are Nancy & Schmucky willing to allow US citizens to CONTINUE to be raped, robbed (at gunpoint, and at ‘IRS-point via welfare fraud’), murdered, etc. ???

            PS The 60 Senate votes rule applies to such a bill, not a 51 majority. Tell us how many US Senators were Republicans over 2017-2018.

          • January 15, 2019 at 1:24 pm
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            How many times did Trump try to get funding for the wall when his party held all three branches of government? Why did he wait to dig his heels in the sand until after he lost one of those branches?

  • January 11, 2019 at 5:43 pm
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    • January 16, 2019 at 5:52 pm
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      C’mon, Down Voters. Where is your sense of humor? And common sense. The wall works, be honest with yourself. It isn’t perfect, but there is no such thing as perfect here. If there was, Dems. would offer it. Let’s talk to the guys working border security about whether the wall works. After all, they are the experts. (And you know what they are all going to say, now, don’t you?)

  • January 16, 2019 at 2:55 pm
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    Gazillions of miles of freeway sound walls thanks to the D’s however, no border wall???
    They are just importing voters and don’t give a damn about how open borders are ruining the country. I’m damn sick and tired of my continuing escalating taxes going towards freebies of all types for the illegals. The D’s just as well should wear Fidel & Che armbands. Walls aren’t immoral…..the lunacy of open borders is.

  • January 16, 2019 at 2:57 pm
    rob says:
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    someone answer me this: WHY can’t they keep the government open while they’re out there playing politics? What would that hurt?

    • January 16, 2019 at 3:52 pm
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      I wish I had an answer besides “nobody wants to negotiate because moving on their initial offer makes for bad optics.” They’re all still getting paid, so it’s not like they’re hurting because of the shutdown. What both groups are doing is disgusting. Although one side holds more than the other, each side holds negligence here.

  • January 16, 2019 at 3:22 pm
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    The vast majority of illegals in this country are visa overstays, not people coming from Mexico. Regardless, funding the wall and opening the government should be two separate items. Open the government because it should be open, stop holding federal employees hostage. Then start negotiating on the wall and other security measures.

    • January 16, 2019 at 5:47 pm
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      Oh, please. The Democrats could easily and rapidly come to a compromise: make the Dreamers citizens for border security. They could even trap Trump by coming up with a real plan that isn’t a wall: a specific, credible alternative for border security (instead of vague “technology walls” according to Nancy, whatever that means). But they don’t offer anything, even for the Dreamers.

      And you think that AFTER re-opening the government the Dems. will offer something? HA HA HA. Turn off CNN for a minute and think for yourself about this. A majority of Americans believe we should have border security and the Democrats offer nothing specific on the issue. Now why is that?

  • January 17, 2019 at 5:47 pm
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    We need a knowledgeable, experienced, respectful, honest and intelligent President who is interested in ALL people in the United States; and not who is distracted by his own personal “deals”.
    There should be a law placed in force regarding ALL people entering into the USA without proper and legal documentation; but he should not cause everyone in the US to suffer because he campaigned on a LIE…”We will not pay for the WALL” !!!



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