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government hours from shutdown, funding chaos - September
US government on Saturday was hours from shutting
down after the far right of the Republican Party scuppered
final attempts at a temporary budget agreement, throwing
into doubt everything from access to national parks
to Washington's massive support for Ukraine.
closure of all but critical government services, set
to start after midnight Saturday (0400 GMT Sunday)
if lawmakers fail to reach a deal, would be the first
since 2019 -- immediately delaying salaries for millions
of federal employees and military personnel.
two chambers of Congress are deadlocked, with a small
group of Republicans in the House of Representatives
pushing back against stopgap measures that would at
least keep the lights on.
Friday, House Republicans defeated a plan proposed
by their own leader, Speaker Kevin McCarthy, to keep
funds flowing, deepening the sense of growing chaos
within the party ahead of 2024 elections where hard-right
former president Donald Trump hopes to return to the
White House Office of Management and Budget's director
Shalanda Young said there was "still a chance"
of avoiding a shutdown if Republicans could end internal
White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre made
clear that President Joe Biden, who is seeking a second
term in 2024, did not intend to wade in.
conversation needs to happen between Speaker McCarthy
and his caucus. That's the fix, that's the chaos that
we're seeing," she said.
to the news outlet ProPublica on Friday, Biden said
McCarthy has made "a terrible bargain. In order
to keep the speakership, he's willing to do things
that he, I think, he knows are inconsistent with the
however, blamed Democrats, saying they are the ones
blocking a solution.
Big question on Ukraine -
critical government services will remain functioning.
However, a shutdown would mean the majority of national
parks, for example -- from the iconic Yosemite and
Yellowstone in the west to Florida's Everglades swamp
-- would be closed to public access beginning Sunday.
student loan payments resuming in October, officials
also said Friday that key activities at the Federal
Student Aid office would continue for a couple of
a prolonged shutdown could cause bigger disruptions.
shutdown "unnecessarily" places the world's
largest economy at risk, White House National Economic
Council Director Lael Brainard told CNBC.
that could percolate through the wider economy include
air travel delays, with air traffic controllers asked
to work without pay.
Secretary Janet Yellen warned a closure could also
delay infrastructure improvements.
the immediate term, a government shutdown will only
reduce GDP by 0.2 percentage points each week it lasts,"
said a report released Friday by the Center for Strategic
and International Studies, a think tank.
halting critical trade functions of the United States
will also undermine the United States' overall credibility
as a commercial partner, impede ongoing negotiations
and hinder export control enforcement capabilities,"
the report added.
mess casts a growing shadow over Biden's policy of
arming and funding Ukraine in its desperate war against
the Russian invasion. For Republican hardliners behind
the derailment of a new budget, stopping aid to Ukraine
is a key goal.
Republican members of Congress continue to support
US backing for Ukraine, but the shutdown will at minimum
raise questions over the political viability of renewing
the multibillion-dollar flow of assistance.
superhero to the rescue: Trump hawks trading cards
as campaign lags - 16th December 2022
York: Donald Trump teased a major announcement
just weeks after declaring a third presidential run,
leading political-watchers to speculate about big
he hawked digital trading cards with his head atop
cartoon super-hero figures in an NFT market thats
said on his Truth Social platform that the Donald
Trump Digital Trading Card collection could
be collected like baseball cards and stored digitally
(a NFT, or non-fungible token, is essentially a unique
digital file). The cards cost $US99 ($147)
each and people who buy them are also entered into
a sweepstake for prizes including a golf outing with
the former US president.
are being offered by NFT INT LLC, which says on its
website that they are not connected to Trumps
2024 presidential campaign and the company is not
owned, managed or controlled by Trump, his company,
or their affiliates. Trump gets paid under a licence
for use of his name and likeness, according to the
has over the years licensed the Trump brand to a number
of third-party, and mostly failed, products including
steak, vodka, an airline and a university.
market for NFTs has fallen sharply in recent months
along with the rest of the crypto universe, which
has endured a series of spectacular blow-ups including
the November implosion of Sam Bankman-Frieds
FTX digital-asset empire.
had teased the announcement with a post on his social
platform on Wednesday depicting himself as a Superman-like
character standing in front of Trump Tower with lasers
shooting from his eyes saying, America needs
a superhero. In crypto parlance, laser eyes
are a bullish signal and that picture is now one of
the available digital cards.
was speculation that the major announcement
would be something dramatic like Trump returning to
Twitter or running to be House speaker.
announced on November 15 that he would wage a 2024
White House bid.
comeback run has so far been marked by one downturn
after another, including being blamed for a disappointing
Republican midterm showing; the growing popularity
in the party and among voters of Florida Governor
Ron DeSantis; the public dinner he held with two well-known
anti-Semites; deepening legal woes; subpar online
fundraising and polls showing him losing favour among
Joe Biden took a jab at Trump on Twitter, noting that
he, too, had some MAJOR ANNOUNCEMENTS,
over the last couple of weeks, including signing the
Respect for Marriage Act and securing the release
of basketball star Brittney Griner from a Russian
after his NFT announcement, Trump posted a video to
his social site to outline what he described as a
platform to reclaim the right of free
speech should he retake the White House in 2024.
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Shakespeare wins Media Man 'Illustrator / Artist Of
The Month' award
is one of Australia's leading cartoonists / illustrators,
well known for his work appearing in The Sydney Morning
Herald. A most deserving winner.
second place we have Megan Hess, and Bondi's Nina
Norden scoops third.
done to all. The competition in the professional arts
and illustrations world is fierce and next month we
will be handing out awards once again so stay tuned.
by Greg Tingle