2018 Election News and Views

Trump extends offer to Democrats for wall funding

Trump extends offer to Democrats for wall funding

 President Trump offers extended temporary protections for DACA recipients and individuals with Temporary Protection status in exchange for $5.7 billion in funding for a wall along the US-Mexico border.

Mueller’s office says BuzzFeed report inaccurate

Mueller’s office says BuzzFeed report inaccurate

President Donald Trump says it’s “a very sad day for journalism, but a great day for our Country!” after the special counsel’s office disputed the accuracy of a BuzzFeed News story about the president.

Lightfoot: ‘No question there was a cover-up.’

Lightfoot: ‘No question there was a cover-up.’

“If there isn’t a level of accountability and they operate independently in this little club – many of them are former states attorneys, there will be no criminal justice reform in this county. 

Trump denies Pelosi aircraft for trip abroad

Trump denies Pelosi aircraft for trip abroad

“In light of the 800,000 great American workers not receiving pay, I’m sure you would agree that postponing this public relations event is totally appropriate,” Presidenfr Trump wrote..

Trump says Democratic Party ‘hijacked’

Trump says Democratic Party ‘hijacked’

The President claims that Democrats in the House and the Senate are willing to negotiate to reopen the government but “Speaker Pelosi will not let them negotiate.”

Trump signs bill giving federal workers back pay

Trump signs bill giving federal workers back pay

The President has signed a bill that will require some 800,000 federal employees to be compensated for wages lost or work performed during the partial government shutdown.

 Judge bars citizenship question from 2020 census

 Judge bars citizenship question from 2020 census

In a 277-page decision that won’t be the final word on the issue, a judge ruled that while such a question would be constitutional,it had been added arbitrarily and not following proper administrative procedures.

Chico disavows Burke support

Chico disavows Burke support

Chico used to work for Burke, but repudiated him during an appearance at the Tribune Editorial Board.

After Burke charged, Emanuel proposes reforms

After Burke charged, Emanuel proposes reforms

Emanuel’s proposals include requiring that aldermen fully explain why they’d want construction-related permits denied. Conflict-of-interest rules also would be tightened.