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The United States Government Has Officially Shutdown by PDPGuy: 6:23am On Jan 20, 2018
Much of the federal government officially shut down early Saturday morning after Senate Democrats, showing remarkable solidarity in the face of a clear political danger, blocked consideration of a stopgap spending measure to keep the government operating.

But senators from both parties were scrambling for a new deal to reopen the government quickly, possibly just hours after the midnight deadline passed.

With just 50 senators voting in favor, Senate Republican leaders fell well short of the 60 votes necessary to proceed on the spending measure, which had passed the House on Thursday. As the clock ticked toward midnight, when funding for the government was set to expire, senators huddled on the floor of the crowded Senate chamber, searching for some way forward.

But even if the Senate had adopted such a bill, it would also have had to pass the House, and lawmakers simply ran out of time. The government shutdown was one year to the day after President Trump took office.

“Senate Democrats own the Schumer Shutdown,” the White House press secretary, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, said in a statement. “Tonight, they put politics above our national security, military families, and our country’s ability to serve all Americans.”

Democrats countered that Republicans were responsible for the management of a government in their control.

“A Republican president occupies the White House, and Republicans hold the majority in both the House of Representatives and the Senate,” said Representative Nita Lowey, Democrat of New York. “It is outrageous that, even with unified control of government, the majority could not chart a course toward keeping the government open, the most basic responsibility of Congress.”

The Senate’s vote, late Friday night, came after a day of budget brinkmanship in Washington that included a last-minute negotiating session between Mr. Trump and Senator Chuck Schumer of New York, the Democratic leader. The 90-minute meeting produced progress, both men said, but no deal. Just hours later, it appeared to collapse.
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/19/us/politics/senate-showdown-government-shutdown-trump.html

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Re: The United States Government Has Officially Shutdown by abokibuhari: 6:25am On Jan 20, 2018
grin The children of Medina will never overcome we the children of the Jew


God bless Israel our ancestral home

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Re: The United States Government Has Officially Shutdown by Nduemma12(m): 6:29am On Jan 20, 2018
Double wahala

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Re: The United States Government Has Officially Shutdown by GetUmad: 6:39am On Jan 20, 2018
Laughing in shitolic language.

It's nothing new. Nigeria is on total shutdown since year 2015.


Ask Nigerians how they survive till date. They'd tell you " it's the DUNCE's doing and it's MYSTERIOUS in our heart".



They're invited for a crash course on survival.


Modified ;


The moment it took that thing several months to appoint cabinet members, it became apparent Nigeria is on a Looooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooong thing

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Re: The United States Government Has Officially Shutdown by Nobody: 6:47am On Jan 20, 2018
GetUmad:
It's nothing new. Nigeria �� has shut down since year 2015.
grin savage

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Re: The United States Government Has Officially Shutdown by boolet: 6:47am On Jan 20, 2018
Roll the carpets for alarmists... cheesy

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Re: The United States Government Has Officially Shutdown by slawomir: 6:47am On Jan 20, 2018
ok
Re: The United States Government Has Officially Shutdown by Fynestboi: 6:47am On Jan 20, 2018
Really? shocked
Re: The United States Government Has Officially Shutdown by bentlywills(m): 6:47am On Jan 20, 2018
shocked
Re: The United States Government Has Officially Shutdown by jevic(m): 6:47am On Jan 20, 2018
Na waoo.
Re: The United States Government Has Officially Shutdown by DavSagacity(m): 6:48am On Jan 20, 2018
When will it be Nigeria's turn.. When will it be Nigeria's turn..
Re: The United States Government Has Officially Shutdown by Adesam09(m): 6:48am On Jan 20, 2018
what can I say
Re: The United States Government Has Officially Shutdown by afoltundeseun(m): 6:48am On Jan 20, 2018
Gomina

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Re: The United States Government Has Officially Shutdown by Nobody: 6:48am On Jan 20, 2018
GOD BLESS AMERICA.

The topic got me confused for a minute!

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Re: The United States Government Has Officially Shutdown by CecyAdrian(f): 6:49am On Jan 20, 2018
Hehehehhehehehehe
Re: The United States Government Has Officially Shutdown by Ayo4251(m): 6:49am On Jan 20, 2018
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Re: The United States Government Has Officially Shutdown by designVATExcel: 6:49am On Jan 20, 2018
Democrats keep politicising everything and the republicans unfortunately can't unite.

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Re: The United States Government Has Officially Shutdown by DeWisedon(m): 6:50am On Jan 20, 2018
shutting down based on say their battery don die abi? no be new thing na,9ja never dey on since independence let alone shutting down

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Re: The United States Government Has Officially Shutdown by sotall(m): 6:50am On Jan 20, 2018
Ok
Re: The United States Government Has Officially Shutdown by AdolfHitlerxXx: 6:50am On Jan 20, 2018
Very few people understand this article

I am the only one thus far to admit I don't.

Reminds me of GRE essays

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Re: The United States Government Has Officially Shutdown by FortifiedCity: 6:51am On Jan 20, 2018
At the end Trump will conquer

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Re: The United States Government Has Officially Shutdown by Amirullaha(m): 6:51am On Jan 20, 2018
Ok we heard...
Re: The United States Government Has Officially Shutdown by intruxive(m): 6:51am On Jan 20, 2018
Lol, for all u trump lovers. Behold ur god just single handedly destroyed the world best economy and government, shithole president grin
Cant even make a republican exec work with a republican legislative controlled house pathetic

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Re: The United States Government Has Officially Shutdown by eleojo23: 6:52am On Jan 20, 2018
Huh?
Re: The United States Government Has Officially Shutdown by dfrost: 6:52am On Jan 20, 2018
cheesy angry cheesy shocked
Re: The United States Government Has Officially Shutdown by emmayodata(m): 6:53am On Jan 20, 2018
Gbam

Re: The United States Government Has Officially Shutdown by talk2hb1(m): 6:54am On Jan 20, 2018
lipsrsealed
Re: The United States Government Has Officially Shutdown by psalmsonovic(m): 6:54am On Jan 20, 2018
I don't seem to understand well enough, can someone explain better.

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Re: The United States Government Has Officially Shutdown by wickyyolo: 6:54am On Jan 20, 2018
When The Parliament and Executive don't seem to agree with the amount of money assigned to operate the government and all agencies. Then the government shuts down.

When the government don't agree with the budget padding, so to say

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Re: The United States Government Has Officially Shutdown by SoNature(m): 6:54am On Jan 20, 2018
Look at the comments above me. This news is far beyond the intelligence of most nairalanders, hence the senseless comments grin

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Re: The United States Government Has Officially Shutdown by dfrost: 6:54am On Jan 20, 2018
designVATExcel:
Democrats keep politicising everything and the republicans unfortunately can't unite.

Republicans are actually confused. They don't know whether to follow the party decisions or their conscience. Afterall they are humans too start with before becoming politicians.

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Re: The United States Government Has Officially Shutdown by youna: 6:54am On Jan 20, 2018
hh

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