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Trump has no right to withhold emergency funds from California: Pelosi

Trump has no right to withhold emergency funds from California: PelosiU.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Thursday rebuked President Donald Trump for threatening to block disaster aid for California, a state recently ravaged by deadly, destructive wildfires whose mostly Democratic political leaders often spar with the Republican president. “How shocking it is that this president would say he’s going to withhold funding to meet the disaster needs of people in California,” said Pelosi, a Democrat representing a California district, referring to Trump’s tweet on Wednesday that he would stop the emergency funds until the state changes its forest and fire management. “Unless you have a different definition of what a disaster is and the needs for assistance, you have no right to withhold those funds,” Pelosi said at a news conference at the U.S. Capitol in Washington.



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Trump, California spar over money for wildfire relief funds

Trump, California spar over money for wildfire relief fundsSACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — President Donald Trump threatened Wednesday to withhold money to help California cope with wildfires, a day after new Gov. Gavin Newsom asked him to double the federal investment in forest management.



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Trump halts federal funds for Calif. wildfires, forest management

Trump halts federal funds for Calif. wildfires, forest managementThe president said he has ordered a halt to federal emergency funds for California to fight wildfires unless officials "get their act together."



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Democrats approve new budget plan to end shutdown – without funds for wall

Democrats approve new budget plan to end shutdown - without funds for wallDemocrats wasted no time flexing their new power in the US House of Representatives on Thursday by approving legislation backed by new Speaker Nancy Pelosi that would end a 13-day partial government shutdown, ignoring President Donald Trump's demand for $ 5 billion for a border wall. The White House on Thursday issued a veto threat against both parts of the Democratic legislation. But that did not deter House Democrats. President Donald Trump and congressional leaders were scheduled on Friday to discuss ways to break an impasse pitting his demand for building a border wall against Democrats' call for alternative security measures. Thursday marked the first day of divided government in Washington since Trump took office in January 2017, as Democrats took control in the House from his fellow Republicans, who remain in charge of the Senate. The 2019-2020 Congress convened with roughly a quarter of the federal government closed, affecting 800,000 employees, in a shutdown triggered by Trump's demand last month for the money for a US-Mexican border wall – opposed by Democrats – as part of any legislation funding government agencies. View this post on Instagram A post shared by President Donald J. Trump (@realdonaldtrump) on Jan 3, 2019 at 1:41pm PST The House earlier on Thursday had formally picked Pelosi, a veteran Democratic lawmaker and liberal from San Francisco, as its speaker, beginning her second stint in one of Washington's most powerful jobs. She is the only woman ever to serve as speaker and will preside over the most diverse U.S. House in history, including a record number of women and Latinos. The two-part Democratic package includes a bill to fund the Department of Homeland Security at current levels through February 8, providing $ 1.3 billion for border fencing and $ 300 million for other border security items including technology and cameras. The second part would fund the other federal agencies that are now unfunded including the Departments of Agriculture, Interior, Transportation, Commerce and Justice, through to September 30, the end of the current fiscal year. "We're not doing a wall. It has nothing to do with politics. It has to do with a wall is an immorality between countries. It's an old way of thinking. It isn't cost effective," Pelosi told reporters late on Thursday. As speaker, Pelosi now is situated to lead Democratic opposition to Trump's agenda and carry out investigations of his administration following two years during which congressional Republicans largely acquiesced to the president. Trump on Thursday made an unannounced appearance in the White House briefing room to make the case for the border wall, accompanied by members of a union that represents border patrol agents that endorsed him for president in 2016. He congratulated Pelosi on her selection as speaker and said: "Hopefully we're going to work together." "The wall – you can call it a barrier, you can call it whatever you want – but essentially we need protection in our country," Trump told reporters, without taking questions. Trump made the wall – a project estimated to cost about $ 23 billion – a key campaign promise in 2016, saying Mexico would pay for it and arguing it is needed to combat illegal immigration and drug trafficking. Democrats have called the wall immoral, ineffective and medieval.



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Trump warns of 'very long' govt shutdown without wall funds

Trump warns of 'very long' govt shutdown without wall fundsPresident Donald Trump on Friday threatened a “very long” government shutdown if opposition Democrats refuse to approve funds for more border security and a wall on the US border with Mexico. “Shutdown today if Democrats do not vote for Border Security!” Trump fumed, one of a string of tweets on the subject. “The Democrats, whose votes we need in the Senate, will probably vote against Border Security and the Wall even though they know it is DESPERATELY NEEDED.



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U.S. government shutdown looms as House passes wall funds for Trump

U.S. government shutdown looms as House passes wall funds for TrumpThe bill must return to the Senate, where it is unlikely to find the Democratic votes needed to pass it.



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California nuns stole school funds for Vegas gambling, travel

California nuns stole school funds for Vegas gambling, travelSisters Mary Margaret Kreuper and Lana Chang, who are said to be best friends, took the money from tuition, fees and donations at St. James Catholic School in Torrance, south of Los Angeles. The Archdiocese of Los Angeles said the missing money was discovered during a routine audit and it is believed the nuns operated their scheme over at least a decade. Kreuper was principal at the school for 29 years until her retirement earlier this year.



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Supreme Court rebuffs state bids to cut Planned Parenthood funds

Supreme Court rebuffs state bids to cut Planned Parenthood fundsThe U.S. Supreme Court on Monday rejected appeals by Louisiana and Kansas seeking to end public funding by those states to Planned Parenthood.



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Macron to call on U.S. funds to build French start-ups, not steal them

Macron to call on U.S. funds to build French start-ups, not steal themFrench President Emmanuel Macron will urge a visiting group of top Silicon Valley venture capitalists this week to invest in the nation’s start-ups while calling on them not to “steal” the best creations, four sources told Reuters. Executives from some of the biggest names in U.S. tech funding, including Andreessen Horowitz, Sequoia Capital and General Atlantic, are among the 40 expected in Paris on Wednesday and Thursday for a tour of the French startup scene. The two-day roadshow includes presentations from what sources called tech ‘superstars’ already investing in France as well as visits to hubs such as the Station F tech incubator in eastern Paris.



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In Rare Statement, Christine Blasey Ford Pledges to Donate Funds to Trauma Survivors

In Rare Statement, Christine Blasey Ford Pledges to Donate Funds to Trauma SurvivorsFord said "coming forward was terrifying … but I am grateful to have had the opportunity to fulfill my civic duty"



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