What we’re reading: Another impending shutdown

first_imgTwitter What we’re reading: Cohen sues Trump Mitchell Lefevre Linkedin President Trump signs an executive order(Photo by Olivier Douliery-Pool/Getty Images) Abortion access threatened as restrictive bills make their way through Texas Legislature ReddIt Mitchell Lefevrehttps://www.tcu360.com/author/mitchell-lefevre/ Mitchell Lefevre is a sports broadcasting major from Los Angeles, California. A very big sports fan, he would love to one day be an announcer or sports show talent. printWe’re back and we’re reading– everything from “Fox News” to the “Washington Post.” We’re trying to help youkeep up with the rapid pace of politics and everyday news. Today, we’vegot a potential second government shutdown, teachers going on strike, andparents suing their children.Negotiations hit snag as shutdown deadlineapproachesBorder security negotiations have stalled and another government shutdown is in sight, according to the Associated Press. Neither political party can agree on a budget for President Trump’s border wall, but there is also disagreement on the detainment of immigrants by Immigration and Customs Enforcement.Democrats want ICE to focussolely on dangerous immigrants and limit the number of illegal immigrantsallowed to be held by ICE. Republicans want no limits on the types or numbersof immigrants.The parties have until Feb.15 to make a deal.Minnesota representative’s tweets condemned byboth partiesA Fox News report stated that Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) received criticism from both Republicans and Democrats after posting tweets accusing a lobbying group of paying Congress members to support Israel.These tweets came in response to reports that House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) threatened to take action against Omar for alleged anti-Semitic comments.Former first daughter ChelseaClinton was among Democrats condemning Omar’s actions, tweeting: “We shouldexpect all elected officials, regardless of party, and all public figures tonot traffic in anti-Semitism.”Omar later responded toClinton and said she would be happy to talk about what to do moving forward.Denver Public Schools teachers to go on strike todayFor the first time in 25 years, Denver Public Schools teachers are going on strike Monday, according to a report by ABC News.For the last 15 months, theDenver Classroom Teachers Association and the Denver Public Schools Districtfor the Professional Compensation System for Teachers have been having ongoingnegotiations on how to improve the current pay scale for teachers.Denver schools will remainopen during the strike, though early childhood education classes will becancelled.Teachers who strike could have their salaries withheld by the district, and may not receive unemployment benefits either.Virginia Lt. Gov. faced possible impeachmentVirginia lawmakers thought about pursuing impeachment of Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax, but according to the Associated Press, those talks have slowed.Fairfax has recently beenaccused by two women of sexual assault in the 2000s, and experts said animpeachment would be a first for Virginia. While impeachment was initially pursued by some lawmakers, it was unlikely the process would get far since the state Legislature is set to convene soon.Lawmakers have also said Gov. Ralph Northam and Attorney General Mark Herring should step down from their roles after scandals of racist past behavior arose. Northam told CBS he will notstep down, nor will he terminate Fairfax or Herring.Artificial intelligence initiative to be launchedMondayAccording to a report by CNN, President Trump is likely to sign an Executive Order to launch the American Artificial Intelligence initiative on Monday.The goal of the initiative isto strengthen the American leadership in AI. A senior administrationofficial said the initiative is to “ensure AI continues to be fueled byAmerican ingenuity, reflects American values and is applied for the benefit ofAmerican values.”The initiative addresses thepresident’s call for “investments in the cutting edge industries of the future”during his State of the Union.Parents suing their son for supportAccording to the BBC, a father in Bangladesh is suing his son for not supporting him after getting married and moving out.The father, Abu Taher, said that after raising his son and daughter and retiring with little money, his son – now a banker – has not supported him at all.The report said that it is acultural norm for children to provide for their parents when they grow up.The son has agreed to pay his father 10,000 taka ($119) each month, and the father will retract the case if his son keeps paying.That’s all we have for today. Check back tomorrow for more. 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