It’s official: The U.S. federal government is partially shut down. So how does this happen and who is affected? https://t.co/Paycll1aQx
— The New York Times (@nytimes) December 22, 2018
BREAKING: White House budget chief instructs agencies 'to execute plans for an orderly shutdown' when funding expires Saturday. https://t.co/6N6TBbiN78
— The Associated Press (@AP) December 22, 2018
Major parts of the federal government begin shutting down for an indefinite closure. Negotiations to continue through the weekend. https://t.co/9QGUpxvvbf
— The Washington Post (@washingtonpost) December 22, 2018
Guest calls into #FoxNews to explain why @realDonaldTrump owns the #TrumpShutdown: "The President has a lot of pressure on him to get this thing solved… he doesn't want to negotiate… the right guy would get everybody into the room and make a deal." pic.twitter.com/bfaIDZiY1A
— Richard Hine (@richardhine) December 22, 2018
VP Pence and top White House officials moved back and forth between the House and Senate Friday afternoon, hours ahead of a possible partial government shutdown. https://t.co/CRmITltdk7
— NBC News (@NBCNews) December 21, 2018
A reminder: If Trump had accepted this bipartisan deal in February, he'd have begun $25 billion worth of wall construction, DACA eligibles would be en route to citizenship, and there'd be no talk of a shutdown.https://t.co/9MkMZ20qJH
— Sahil Kapur (@sahilkapur) December 21, 2018
Whatever happens in this shutdown, it will have literally zero effect one way or the other in the next election.
— Chris Hayes (@chrislhayes) December 21, 2018
Trump has been telling people for days to stop calling it a wall and instead use the phrase "steel slats" or "barrier." He talked to Republicans in Oval for more than five minutes yesterday on importance of saying "steel slats," saying it is more popular. https://t.co/merVy41kCT
— Josh Dawsey (@jdawsey1) December 21, 2018
Trump reportedly thinks referring to the border wall as 'steel slats' will get more Democrats to agree to fund it https://t.co/rLwTEXsOYJ
— Politics Insider (@Politicsinsider) December 21, 2018
Just out of curiosity, how wide are drugs? https://t.co/fOru2zyjor
— Matt Roller (@rolldiggity) December 21, 2018
Much like the Steel Slats, I too am totally effective and at the same time beautiful.
— Grace Segers (@Grace_Segers) December 21, 2018
We have the most militarized and secure border in history, and the number of people trying to cross in the last several years is at the lowest level in decades.
But hey – $5 billion for steel slats or Trump shuts down…the Department of Homeland Security.
— Jon Favreau (@jonfavs) December 21, 2018
Reagan 4/4/80: “Rather than talking about putting up a fence, why don’t we work out some recognition of our mutual problems and make it possible for them to come here legally, with a work permit, and then while they are working and earning here, they pay taxes here." https://t.co/TpK9Jl0PjW
— Karen Tumulty (@ktumulty) December 21, 2018
— The Hill (@thehill) December 21, 2018
— Norm Eisen (@NormEisen) December 21, 2018
Hey, Anonymous, maybe time for an update?https://t.co/KlNsMAlNi1
— George Conway (@gtconway3d) December 21, 2018
We have gotten to this sorry stage of events because Republican lawmakers shielded him from scrutiny and indulged his lies, racist rhetoric and attacks on democratic norms https://t.co/zLqSFt3qHm
— Jennifer Rubin (@JRubinBlogger) December 21, 2018
— The Week (@TheWeek) December 21, 2018
Hell of a quote from a senior official: “Mattis is the last brake on a president that makes major life-and-death decisions by whim…this president has not been tested by a major national-security crisis. But it will come, and when it does, we are fucked.” https://t.co/LJE8pSo65a
— Adrienne LaFrance (@AdrienneLaF) December 21, 2018
Trump has surrounded himself with sycophants while systematically purging experts like Mattis who tried to serve the country. Now, as several nets close in on him, he’s going to try to use disastrous foreign policy decisions to distract from the scandals. https://t.co/dO67AVFSPF
— Brian Klaas (@brianklaas) December 21, 2018
If we had a president who was a Russian asset and secretly addicted to meth, tell me how it would look any different than what we have now.
— Adam Parkhomenko (@AdamParkhomenko) December 21, 2018
I listened in to Fox on the way to the studio. It’s like picking up a CB hidden in a mental hospital.
— Tom Nichols (@RadioFreeTom) December 21, 2018
Flights resume after latest Gatwick Airport suspected drone sighting
— BBC Breaking News (@BBCBreaking) December 21, 2018
— Reuters Top News (@Reuters) December 21, 2018
— Carl Woodward (@mrCarlWoodward) December 21, 2018
The unbearable drone wanker has united the country, at least.
— Jess Brammar (@jessbrammar) December 21, 2018
Brits: "it's simple paddy old chum, we will find a technological solution to the border"
Also Brits: "a drone had crippled our airspace!!"
— Oireachtas Retort (@Oireachtas_RX) December 20, 2018
Did this man deliberately move the currency markets on the night of the referendum to enrich his hedge fund pals? If only there was some sort of clue… pic.twitter.com/nelMKsoCnI
— Carole Cadwalladr (@carolecadwalla) December 21, 2018
Crispin Odey made £220 million on #Brexit night.
Robert Mercer backrolled VoteLeave & made $690m https://t.co/WjBk7D6MdM
Rees-Mogg had huge personal windfall https://t.co/kVfCLdQ98v
Farage cashed in & his “concession speech” made hedgefunders billions https://t.co/aoPxAlrlKu
— Stefan Simanowitz (@StefSimanowitz) December 21, 2018
Nicely done. In reality he's playing 4D chess, but to all the idiots it just looks like he's stuffing Stickle Bricks up his arse. https://t.co/0oENe2OqJj
— Simon Blackwell (@simonblackwell) December 21, 2018
V interesting @LucidTalk poll finds only 6% opposing NI special status after #Brexit on the grounds currently argued by the #DUP ie because of different political status of NI within the UK -much more opp for economic reasons. https://t.co/n5ZX7dq5F3
— Feargal Cochrane (@fecochrane1) December 21, 2018
— The Hill (@thehill) December 21, 2018
So. Just gonna say. Keep an eye on Ukraine over the coming weeks.
— Molly McKew (@MollyMcKew) December 21, 2018
— Márta Pardavi (@martapardavi) December 21, 2018
‘I no longer write the way I used to’: Journalists fear the Bangladeshi government https://t.co/6PpiAD61rI
— CJR (@CJR) December 22, 2018
Just reminded myself that the distance between NYC and Chicago is almost exactly that between Beijing and Shanghai, and that the 1st is served by 1 train/day that takes 19 hours, and the 2nd is served by 35 trains/day that take as few as 4.5 hours.
— Yonah Freemark (@yfreemark) December 21, 2018
Finally, an evergreen, global tweet…
— Rick Wilson (@TheRickWilson) December 21, 2018