Republicans have a tenuous one-seat majority in the Senate , and on Friday needed to lure some Democrats to their side to get a 60-vote supermajority to bring the motion forward. The monument was one of many that shut over the weekend. Schumer said he and Democrats were willing to compromise, but Trump "can't take yes for an answer - that's why we're here".
Officials said the 1.8 million people could apply to become citizens in 10 to 12 years providing they had jobs and did not commit crimes. Senior White House officials are offering a preview of Trump's immigration framework, casting it as a compromise that could pass the Senate.
At the White House, the administration said Tuesday that it expects Congress to move beyond a bipartisan deal to protect the undocumented immigrants that the president rejected during a vulgar exchange with lawmakers almost two weeks ago.
The White House readout said "He (Trump) urged Turkey to deescalate, limit its military actions, and avoid civilian casualties and increases to displaced persons and refugees". US troops are embedded with the SDF in other parts of Syria, where they are working to prevent a resurgence of IS, but do not operate in or near Afrin.
Donald Trump has agreed to speak to Russian investigation special counsel Robert Mueller and has said that he would agree to do so under oath. Speaking at the White House on Wednesday, Trump maintained he was " absolutely " prepared to be questioned under oath by the top investigator.
This week's video comes from Florida where SpaceX has conducted a static firing test on Falcon Heavy, a launch vehicle created to lift over 54 metric tons of payload into orbit. Both the power and competitiveness of the Falcon Heavy means that cost-effective and well-supplied trips to the red planet are increasingly likely.
Campaign signs for Democratic senatorial candidate Doug Jones are displayed December 12, 2018, outside of a polling station at Brookwood Baptist Church in Mountain Brook, Ala. The appointment was tainted because many thought a quid pro quo had been offered so that then-state Attorney General Luther Strange would refrain from investigating Governor Bentley in exchange for the Senate seat (and, if anything, he couldn't investigate once he was a Senator).
About 22,000 New Jersey residents were impacted by Trump's September order to end DACA. In addition, Murphy seeks to remove the stigma from doctors prescribing medical marijuana. It was also part of his platform to broadly legalize the plant for all New Jersey residents. During his campaign for governor, he pointed out that prohibition led to a disproportionate number of arrests against African American and Latino communities.
This is Stevens' first Olympics. The average age is just 24, a statistic that bodes well for the future of British snow sports. "I feel very honoured to carry this torch for the Winter Olympic Games representing UN Women", said Ms. The Hailey, Idaho, native has three career world cup podiums, one in each position. Ryding will be joined in the Alpine events by Laurie Taylor, Alex Tilley and Charlie Guest.
Others broke stacks of flaming bricks, while even a group of specially trained German Shepherd dogs got in on the action, descending from helicopters in a hostage rescue drill. " You could imagine how much training went into each individual there, that they were able to do that ", he said. Secretary of Defense James Mattis on Wednesday expressed his thanks to Vietnamese officials for their country's support of sanctions against North Korea.
Session's decision drew the ire of Trump , who said he'd never have picked Sessions as his attorney general had he known Sessions would recuse himself. "You fight back, oh, it's obstruction", Trump says mockingly of his critics. But the White House appears keenly aware that any attempt to get rid of Mueller could create a massive public relations headache that could envelop the administration.
Anti-Pyongyang activists on Wednesday ripped photos of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in the latest protests in Seoul against South Korea's outreach to North Korea over next month's Pyeongchang Winter Olympics . In an apparent bid to court the North , which describes joint South Korea-U.S. military exercises as a "rehearsal for war", Seoul had proposed a delay in the drills during the Olympics .
Cavusoglu reiterated that a White House readout about a telephone conversation between Turkey's Erdogan and President Donald Trump was not an accurate account of the call. The PM said it is "unacceptable" that such country, instead of protecting the borders of North Atlantic Treaty Organisation, is supporting the terror establishments, Anadolu Agency reported.
Lula once again proclaimed his innocence and affirmed his ambition to be the president of Brazil for a third time. That is double the percentage of his nearest rival, the far-right congressman and former army captain Jair Bolsonaro, who has been energized by anti-Lula sentiment.
One of the organisers of the event, businessman David Meller , Presidents Club trustee and co-chairman of the annual dinner , has quit his role at the Mayor's Fund for London and the Department for Education. About 130 hostesses - including two undercover Financial Times reporters - took part in the event at the lavish Dorchester Hotel, where auction prizes included tea with Bank of England Gov.
President Trump continued his assault a pair of FBI agents who exchanged derogatory messages about him during the 2016 election and appeared to taunt the bureau for blaming Samsung for its inability to recover thousands of their missing tests.
Italian artist Maurizio Cattelan's "America" - a gleaming gold toilet - was on display at the Guggenheim for almost a year, installed in a restroom for the private use of members of the public with a guard posted outside. But the president is also a well-known germophobe, and it's an open question whether he would accept a previously used toilet, 18-karat or otherwise.
He insisted that the Trump administration believes in "free and fair trade" and was just making sure that "U.S. opportunities are equal to other people's opportunities in the U.S". Mr Trump cancelled plans for a recent trip to London to open the new $1 billion USA embassy there - a move that avoided protests promised by political opponents.
The Rocket Man singer explains he wants to spend more time with his husband David Furnish and their two young sons after spending nearly 50 years on the road. KELLY: He made the announcement today during a live interview and concert in NY. "I don't want to miss them and I don't want them to miss me", he said.
Some might see a snub in French President Emmanuel Macron's decision to not stick around to see Trump even though the White House initially had announced a face-to-face meeting in Davos . And we need to see more co-operation from smaller platforms like this. South Africa, Senegal, Ghana and several others summoned top USA diplomats in their nations over the remarks .
Trump praised Israel for standing with the U.S. He expressed concern over potential waste in hundreds of millions in aid money to the Palestinians, after they "disrespected us" by refusing to meet with the vice president . "Respect has to be shown to the USA or we're just not going any further", he said. The money is run through the United Nations. Trump said Palestinians had to come to the negotiating table.
The 20 disqualified AAP MLAs filed a fresh petition in the Delhi High Court challenging their disqualification on Tuesday, a day after withdrawing their previous petition. Proceedings against Jarnail Singh were dropped after he resigned as the Rajouri Garden MLA to contest the Punjab Assembly polls. AAP, however, insists that despite being parliamentary secretaries, its MLAs did not reap any benefits from the post.
Authorities in Florida have released a dramatic dashcam video that shows a shootout between the passenger of one vehicle and the driver of another at an intersection near Pensacola. The two suspects exchanged around 10-12 rounds. The incident, which law enforcement believes to be drug-related, started when the driver of a silver Lexus pulled up to the intersection and opened fire on those in a waiting gold Toyota.
Are you on the dating app Tinder? In an official blog post , Checkmarx said, "Until all application makers implement comprehensive application security testing solutions, we should probably still be cautious and mindful". Your Tinder swipes are not as secure as they could be. They were able to see that swipe rights are equivalent to 374 bytes; swipe lefts, 278 bytes; a match, 581 bytes.
Former New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson has resigned from an global advisory board on Myanmar's Rakhine state, where recent army operations have been described as ethnic cleansing of the country's Rohingya Muslim minority, calling the effort a "whitewash".