As US shutdown reaches breaking point, Donald Trump Govt sued by America’s largest labour union over unpaid wages
The Donald Trump government has been sued by America’s largest labour union representing about 400,000 federal employees seeking damages for being forced to work without pay during the partial government shutdown brought on by Donald Trump’s 11th hour tantrum over his $5 billion demand for a border wall, just days before the Christmas holidays in the US.
‘Whatever it takes, we need a wall’: Why the final Donald Trump crisis of 2018 isn't going away in 2019
What’s Donald Trump playing at with his $5 billion demand for a wall and shutting down the government - the third in the last 12 months - in Christmas season? For one, this has echoes of what his chief strategist and inscrutable mastermind of the 2016 campaign Steve Bannon told a reporter after Trump pulled off the greatest political upset in American history: "Brother, Hollywood doesn't make movies where the bad guys win" - a riff on Gregory Peck's lines from Twelve O'Clock High.
8-year-old Guatemala boy dies in US immigration custody as Donald Trump continues railing about border wall
An 8-year-old boy from Guatemala died in government custody in New Mexico early Tuesday, U.S. immigration authorities said, marking the second death of an immigrant child in detention this month.
Scared and isolated, Donald Trump drags US Govt to shutdown, gambles with jobs of 800,000 employees over demand of $5 bn for border wall
More than 400,000 US government employees will go without pay, 380,000 will be put on leave without pay as America hurtles towards a partial government shutdown days before the Christmas holidays and all this is happening over another Donald Trump tantrum. That's the short story of a wild and endless day in Washington DC when many stunned lawmakers who had just gone home for the holidays had to scramble back on flights and trains to the capital city to cast their votes for a downright ridiculous Trump negotiation drama.
The wheels are coming off the Donald Trump presidency. In one of the wildest days yet in the Trump era, Defence Secretary Jim Mattis quit exactly 24 hours after Trump's shock withdrawal of US troops from Syria - the final straw for Mattis after a string of run-ins with the US president over many months.
'Dark day for free speech in America': Ann Coulter's Berkeley speech cancelled, police prep for violence
American conservative Ann Coulter said that she was forced to cancel her speaking event at the University of California, Berkeley amid concerns of violence, calling it "a dark day for free speech in America."
Haley made history as the first female and Indian-American governor of South Carolina.